You live on a planet orbiting a star. This is a real fact.
The star that you orbit, the Sun, is the immediate origin of you, of your life, of your very being and destiny. Getting to know that star is getting to know your father. You find out that you are made of starlight and electricity, thought and creativity.
When you know yourself to be the child of a blessed Star, and behave accordingly, you begin to live a gifted life far better than you ever dreamed.
The original fatherhood of God extends itself through the intermediate fatherhood of the universal Soul, then through the fatherhood of the Sun, down to the lower fatherhood of your earthly father. Whether you consider the Sun to be an actual father or simply a symbol of the father, it remains that the Sun is an absolute necessity for life on earth to happen at all.
Imagine yourself being the Sun, bursting with love-light in all directions in a continuous explosion of joy that goes on for billions of years.
Poised in the middle of Infinity, you love the Universe, you cast forth your light-seed everywhere, eternally in love with beautiful Night, the vacuum void chamber who is mother of us all.
A part of your light-seed strikes the planets, the individual photons slam into the waiting molecules of matter, impregnating them, causing them to gestate into life. In a little while a new creature is born, running around in the world and generally forgetting that individual photon at its center.
But you should not thus forget. Therefore listen, O nobly born: you are the child of a Star, you are radiant with beauty. You are not this body of matter, you are made from intelligence, and goodness, and divine miracles wondrous to behold.
Never mind what the earth tells you, never mind what the generations of men (taught by the earth) tell you. You are starlight, you are made from infinite power. You are life, divine and indestructible, existing in sheer Being, suspended in a mystery that goes on forever and ever, world without end.
You are beautiful and good, you are decent and loving. This is your real and only self.
Then what of that other self, the unhappy one, the one who blames, the one who hates and hurts and makes anger and war?
That is no self of yours. That is merely the residue found here, the barely-conscious matter existing in a yawning stupidity, arrogant with the hidden power of incorrigible deception, inhabiting these material worlds and subsisting on the higher beings, that is, living on you!
That lower self exists as a personal version of an old program in the collective unconsciousness. Unaware that it is alien, we let it live on us and direct us, being guided by the fact that everyone else is doing the same thing. Until one day, punished with suffering for the results of wrong actions, we begin to wake up.
Then we awaken from the dream of earth to the higher dream of the Sun. From wet matter, we emerge as a self-creative fire, child of the Stars, behaving like a Star in a constant creativity, projecting warmth, and light, and eternal reassurance that all is well.
As this mental and spiritual shift takes place, we forget the old perspectives and adopt higher views. We stop being centered on the earth. The earth is merely the receptive satellite of a higher and better life, the Sun. Likewise, the ego is merely the satellite of the soul, who sits quietly at the center, beaming forth love-light forever.
And just as people are so caught up with the daily nonsense of the earth that they rarely realize that the Sun is the main thing here, so they forget the fact that the soul is the origin of everything that they are and experience.
As man grows, his sciences grow, his philosophies grow, everything expands to meet his measure. So must astrology grow, to encompass man's new discoveries and lend them meaning.
Thus, this new astrology has come into being. It is heliocentric, that is, Sun-centered. It is galactic, that is, referring the zodiac to the center of our Galaxy. And it looks at the moment of conception, not the moment of birth, for conception is the true beginning of our career here on this plane.
True astrology is a holy science, dealing with man's speculation about his life and destiny, his attempt to refer his experience to the universe which he perceives. Such a science deserves respect by all who view it without prejudice.