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What is electional astrology?
astrology (known also as elective astrology) is the branch of astrology which
identifies the most astrologically auspicious moments, the best astral
configuration, in order to succeed in life, to have success in all our actions.
The timing of the beginning of something new is an important factor which
determines its outcome. The electional astrology helps you start an action
when the astral rhythms are favorable, when the Universe is willing to help you.
It is fit for those persons who wish to be in control of their life. It was
compared with the surfing, because it actually means to catch the favorable
temporal wave which goes in the desired direction. Through electional astrology
we can find the favorable moments, the windows of opportunity for our actions.
Most successful people do this instinctively, without using the astrology, just
as there are many people who drive in a foreign country without a map, using
only the traffic signs. It is however wiser to use a map when driving in such
conditions, as it is to go to an astrologer before starting a new business or
changing something really important in life. The use of electional astrology
won't guarantee you the total and unconditional success of your action, which
will be mainly the result of own your talent and efforts. The situation can be
further compared with the importance of the meteorological prognosis for the
planning of our vacation. We'd like to have sunny days so that we enjoy our
holiday, and would not go on a trip during rainy, windy days. The electional
astrology is complementary to the meteorological prognosis, helping us to avoid
unnecessary bad lucks or other unexpected unpleasant situation. There are many
times when the entire holiday was spoilt by the loss of the luggage or the
robbery of the wallet… These situations can be avoided through electional
What kinds of events are appropriate for electional astrology
Examples of such events: the engagement and the wedding, divorce
hearings, the baptize of a child, the opening of a new business, applying for a
job, asking for a raise, purchase or sale an important or expensive item, a
house or a property, beginning the construction of a house or building, business
meetings, surgery, beginning of a medical treatment, sending an important
letter, fax, email to achieve a specific goal, the departure on a trip and so
on, actually EVERYTHING we want to have a positive and successful outcome, to be
protected of unknown events. Anyone, whatever its field of activity can
benefit greatly from astrological timing.
The limits of the electional
The electional astrology functions within the limitations of the
destiny of the person who uses it, as shown in the natal chart. That's why it
will never bring success in business for someone whose natal chart is totally
against that. However, if there are average or contradictory indications in the
natal chart, the electional astrology may represent the weight which will
determine the balance to incline toward the desired outcome. Also, there are
moral and spiritual restrictions to the use of electional astrology in choosing
the moment of birth of a child (unless there is a medical emergency for the
mother or the baby), the moment for committing illegal, immoral or antisocial
acts, or to harm another person. In theory, the astrologer can find a auspicious moment for
a burglar not to be caught, but actually an astrologer will never do
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