How can astrology be integrated into coaching sessions? Astrology, for sure, is about the planetary positions and the horoscope. Coaching, on the other hand, is mostly about tapping your innate strength and potential.
Both ends can beautifully meet to help transform an individual’s life. These are both powerful tools, with each having a distinct persona. Each of these can drastically affect one’s life, impacting all aspects in the most prevailing manner.
Let us know more about each of these tools – Astrology and Coaching – and then the branches merge.
In common understanding, astrology is about the position of celestial bodies –the planets, Sun, and the moon – and the interpretation, thereupon predicting events in the sublunar world. There are Sun Signs, House, Rising Signs, and Moon, and the patterns or the position of these celestial bodies during the birth of a person determine and influence the entire life gamut of the person. The planetary positions tell a lot about your life incidents, mood and temperament, personality, and more.
However, Astrology is not just about predicting the future or telling you about your life events. It is a much more rich resource that reveals your innate nature, needs, and urges.
A learned astrologer reads the patterns and the charts formed by the extraterrestrial bodies and tells you what your life’s motivation and inclinations are your strengths and weaknesses, and how you will handle the challenges in your life, and what will the overall purpose of your life.
The patterns are not merely a chart or a drawing on the paper – there are tons and tons of information hidden in these charts and drawings that tell the astrologer everything about you. It is an open book that reflects a myriad of information about you.
How does astrology help?
Astrology reveals the true you. The truth is that while we, human beings, dwell on this Earth, we amass a lot of artificial characteristics because such are socially acceptable and help us be a part of society.
There are many aspects of our nature and personality that we are not aware of, and till the end of our lives, we never realize the same. Most of the time, we have never tried to explore and know more about ourselves.
On the other hand, there are times when we are aware of certain aspects and yet hide them from the outer world because we are afraid of not being accepted by others.
However, a Vedic astrologer will read the celestial beings’ position in your chart and tell you frankly about who you are basically.
There is no hiding here – because the chart reveals it all – your potential and abilities, your strengths and weaknesses, your biggest fears and deepest secrets, what you are capable of achieving, and what stops you from achieving the same.
Astrology gives you the power or tool to go on a self-discovery route – it serves as your gateway to unlocking your talent – things that you do not know about yourself. Learning more about yourself helps you accept yourself – just the way you are.
It helps you love yourself, give you reasons to believe in yourself, and encourage you to work on your assets and inner power. A phase of self-awareness sets in, followed by a stage of transformation. Astrology helps in bringing about subtle changes in your life’s way.
Coaching is another tool that helps you unlock your potential and work on your performance to maximize it. Unlike what is commonly thought, coaching is not about teaching or training alone – it is a broad and comprehensive role where the focus is to help the person work on his skills, potential or innate capabilities. Coaching is about being a facilitator – one who listens and looks for ways to enable better performance.
A coach offers positive feedback to reinforce faith in yourself and your skills. A dedicated coach is futuristic and has the power to envision your latent strengths and weaknesses.
A coach has the responsibility to show you the truth – they act like the mirror, which never goes wrong. A coach helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses. His job is to show you the accurate picture and enable you to work harder and harder to achieve your hidden potential.
Here are some beautiful thoughts and quotes from some of the world’s best life skill coaches. It is what a real coach will tell you because he intends to facilitate self-discovery.
Look to the present. The great disease of ‘I will be happy when …’ is sweeping the world. You know the symptoms. You start thinking: I’ll be happy when I get that … BMW … promotion … status … money. The only way to cure the disease is to find happiness and meaning now. ― Marshall Goldsmith
“The only thing that’s keeping you from getting what you want is the story you keep telling yourself.”― Tony Robbins
“People are just as wonderful as sunsets if you let them be. When I look at a sunset, I don’t find myself saying, “Soften the orange a bit on the right-hand corner.” I don’t try to control a sunset. I watch with awe as it unfolds.”
― Carl R. Rogers, A Way of Being
Also read: Reminiscence of a coach
The role of Astrology in Coaching
The blend of astrology with coaching is beautiful and practical. It is because astrology helps show the path to coach. They handhold each other amazingly well; and work in seamless synchronization, provided if the coach has a superlative knowledge of interpreting the planetary positions in comprehending the hidden talent of an individual.
You can say that where astrological patterns end, a coach takes on and leads the way to enable transformation. Astrological assessments can never go wrong because they are based on factual and proven methods.
It is an age-old practice – not something that has taken birth in recent times. The Vedas mention the exquisite ways and logic behind every pattern, every aspect mentioned on the charts.
Thus, depending on astrological charts can never go wrong – what it indicates and tells about you is accurate.
A seasoned coach, well-versed in astrology, takes the cue and ideas from the individual’s planetary positions to prepare a plan for the present and the future. Astrology gives him the power to understand the individual sitting in front of him – be it his abilities, skills, potential strengths, likings and disliking, fears, and aspirations.
It is a fantastic combination – one leads and the other holds. Astrology shows the way, and the coach carries the torch of flame to help you move from the darkness of ignorance to the light of self-knowledge and self-awareness.
The combination of astrology and coaching helps:
- In building an actionable and realistic plan for your life – for now and the impending future.
- Astrology helps you realize what your actual potential is, and a coach ensures that you reach your potential effectively.
- Astrology is the origin of the change and the real master to bring on that positive change into your life is the coach.
- Astrology offers an insight into your real ‘You,’ and the coach becomes your cheerleader to illuminate the path to reach your authentic ‘You.’
- Both the tools help you level your subconscious mind with consciousness and bring out the best in your personality and nature to achieve your dreams and goals.