Astrology can be used on many levels and in many areas of life. It can be applied to the practical affairs of business, career, travel and so forth. Astrology is also used to deepen understanding of our own nature. This psychological approach has grown significantly in the past 30 years as more and more astrologers develop their counseling skills. Astrology’s ability to uncover core issues about motivation, family patterns and perceptions is being used increasingly by psychotherapists and counselors. Astrology can also address spiritual questions dealing with the meaning of an individual’s life, as well as the possibility of understanding past life influences. Of course, it’s not necessary to believe in reincarnation to explore spirituality with astrology. In fact, astrologers can be found in almost every religious group. What attracts this diverse group of people is astrology’s fundamental premise that we belong to this planet, this solar system and this universe. We are, as one astronomer has written, “literally born of the stars themselves.” Astrology reminds us of this connection and the idea that our lives are not accidents, but meaningful events in the fabric of time and space.People use astrology to inquire about themselves and their futures. They often use astrology to assess important relationships in their lives. Synastry is the term astrologers use when comparing the charts of two individuals. Relocation astrology techniques help people discover the different kinds of experiences they may have in different places on the globe. Electional astrology is used to pick the best time for an important event such as a marriage or launching a new enterprise. Horary astrology is a traditional technique used to answer specific questions. Forecasting the future, or analyzing trends, is one of the primary uses of astrology. Astrologers have a wide array of techniques to use in this area. Transits, progressions, planetary returns and solar arcs are the most commonly used. On a less personal level, because astrology has been tightly woven into human history and culture, studying it is a useful way to learn more about mythology, history, mathematics,science and art.