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It's written in the stars, says astrologist Nai Davina

LOOK AT THE SIGNS: Looking at the path of the stars can help you understand your own feelings and how to deal with them

"THERE ARE more atoms in your eyes than there are in all the galaxies of the known universe.” — Neil Degrasse Tyson, astrophysicist

That seems like a lot of atoms. Yet, there is so much more to us than meets the eye. It is said that humans are on average a complex make up of seven plus 27 zero atoms – that’s seven billion, billion, billion atoms. Just let that sink in for a minute.

Space has long been one of my topics of fascination. Maybe it’s that Pisces moon of mine, but there has always been this great captivation of gazing up at the cosmos, knowing somehow, we are all part of its breathtaking intricate design.

Yet, there are a lot of misconceptions with astrology as we know it today. One major question that arises, is, ‘how can the planets and stars affect us here on earth?’ Well, let’s look back at the evolution of astrology. The development of astrology/astronomy through history has enriched our culture for more than 6,000 years.

Originally, it was an ancient practice of astronomical observation of the space that makes up our universe and its energetic effects on human behaviour. These observations can be traced back to ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt – home to the earliest civilisations, who have had major roles in the advancements of literature, science, technology, physics, mathematics and more, way before the Babylonians took the credit.

We can also find here, the first astrological calendar, the Dendera zodiac, named after its home Dendera, a small town on the west bank of the Nile in Egypt, now located in the Louvre in Paris.


EXPLORING: Nai looking at the intricately placed Giza Plateau

But what was the need for this system, and why was it so relevant to ancient civilisations? I mean, let’s be real – there wouldn’t be a calendar without such a system. Something we all rely on in today’s hectic society, yet we pay very little homage to its creation.

The observation of stars and the planets played a massive key role to these early civilisations, in understanding the concept of time, seasons, elements, and key astronomical events. We’re looking at transla- tors of the first recorded clock known to humans.

Forecasting changes, in the energetic fields and weather patterns, meant that, as inhabitants of the earth and its electromagnetic field, we would also be affected. The precision of the Pyramids of Giza Plateau, aligned beauti- fully with the Orion star constellation, is just one demonstration ofthetechnicalskillandunder- standing of astronomy and astrology.

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Not only are the pyramids the centre of the earth landmass, but they also sit on the original prime meridian of zero-degree latitude of the equator, before it was later moved to Greenwich London as Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). They understood the seven hermetic laws of nature: The laws of correspondence, vibration, mentalism, cause and effect, rhythm, gender and polarity.

Would the three wise men have found the Messiah if they hadn’t have followed the stars?
To put it frankly, we are star beings. Our whole existence is dependent on light from a star. Our sun. That very star fuels our bodies with Vitamin D. Without it we would cease to exist. We are receptors of cosmic energy.

Did I mention the star cells in our brains called astrocytes or the pyramid shaped cells called pyramidal neurons found in the hippocampus, a part of the brain that regulates our emotions and long-term memory?

These civilisations were merely showing us that everything outside could be found inside. I so often hear the phrase ‘know thyself’ in reference to learning more about our history, DNA and physical make up, but has it ever been considered that the stars are a part of that knowing?

Observing your stars is basically an observation of yourself. The day I learned how to mathematically read my own birthchart, I understood all aspects of myself; flaws, insecurities, strengths, weaknesses, talents and all. Since then, I’ve helped many to understand their personal cosmic blueprint and how to evolve with it.


Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X

Let’s look at an astrological example from two great leaders, who both fought for the same cause yet used different approaches to retaliation: Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Both had a huge impact on the civil rights movement and black history. If we look at the blueprint of Malcolm X, we see he was born under the influence of Moon in Aries, meaning the moon was journeying through that region of space.

The moon symbolises how we react, we retaliate, and how we emotionally connect and respond to the stimuli around us. Aries is a fire sign, starting the spring Equinox. This moon
shows an intense, militant, dynamic, frequency, expressed in his “by any means necessary” speech.

Yet Martin Luther King Jr, whose moon is placed in dreamy, peaceful Pisces reflected his more non-violent, visionary and compassionate qualities. His Noble Peace Prize and “I Have a Dream” speech spoke volumes of this Pisces moon placement.

This one celestial body alone gives immediate scope into the emotional modes of response at play and the impacts of how Astrology can affect us. Imag- ine how much more you could explore by observing your own.

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