This paraphrase of the second verse of the Emerald Tablet describes the idea that what happens in a higher realm or plane of existence also happens in a lower realm. Since the dawn of time, humankind has looked to the higher realms of the stars for guidance, whether for navigation of our oceans and planet, or via astrology for the navigation of our destinies.
Astrology dates back to the 2nd millennium BC, when the Babylonians developed the first organised system of interpretation of the celestial bodies and their influence on human affairs. Until the 17th century, astrology was actually considered a scholarly tradition. Famous people of science and scholars such Galileo Galilei, Isaac Newton and Carl Gustav Jung used astrology to guide their lives and work.
Do the answers lie in the stars? Today we are welcoming a man on the show who says, yes, they do.
Gahl Sasson is an expert astrologer, storyteller, and teacher. He is a guest lecturer at USC, Tel Aviv University and teaches at Esalen, Omega Institute, University of Judaism and the Open Center in NYC. With deep roots in the ancient art of Kabbalah, astrology, and psychology, Gahl helps his students and clients interpret their past and design their future in illuminating and life-changing ways.
Gahl is a bestselling author and his first book, A Wish Can Change Your Life, has been translated into over eight languages and is endorsed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. His second work, Cosmic Navigator, has been called the essential reference guide to understanding our astrological makeup.
Since 2018 Gahl has been publishing a yearly bestselling book on the astrology of the upcoming year. In this episode we will talk about the history of astrology, the application of it to our lives, as well as the power our names hold. And last but certainly not least, Gahl will share with us his predictions and book for 2023, which has the title Traversing the Bridge - Movement of the People.
In this episode with Gahl Sasson, you'll discover:
-Founding origins of astrology and why Gahl believes it is the key to a better life…03:46
-The role of the ancient Sumerians, Babylonians and Greeks in promulgating the practice of astrology…10:09
-Gahl’s journey into the realm of mastery of astrology…12:30
-Gahl’s thoughts on the upcoming “astrological traffic jam” of 2023 and beyond…21:10
-Gahl does an on the spot astrological prediction on Ariane… 28:45
-Gahl’s take on time, past lives, etc…33:00
-The importance of our names, why we choose our names before we’re even born, and why they are fundamentally important to our life’s story… 39:46