At age twenty-nine, Prince Siddhartha Gautama left his wife and his son, and a life of royal luxury, to seek enlightenment, and he became the Buddha. Centuries later, at that same age, Eckhart Tolle experienced a crisis of consciousness that almost ended his life but led, ultimately, to the writing of his benchmark book, The Power of Now.
At age forty-two, Rosa Parks refused to obey a bus driver's order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger and became a civil rights rallying-point and legend.
In 1789, George Washington became the first President of the United States at the age of fifty-seven. A hundred years later, at the same time of his life, Claude Monet started painting the water lilies on his property at Giverny, France.
In all likelihood, none of these people had even the slightest awareness of astrology. Nevertheless, at the time of these pivotal moments, guided by the planetary master teacher Saturn, each was navigating an astrological passage of profound significance that occurs for every one of us. At these important milestones, we get the chance to look back at our lives to examine patterns and their meanings, to try to understand how ancient cycles of growth and evolution are repeated in the unique context of our own biographical histories, and to chart conscious, informed plans for the future.
Welcome to YOUR ASTROLOGICAL COMPASS, the guide and handbook for making the most of these times.