Stargazing and the awe it inspires is embedded in the very primordial bones of humanity. It was our original relationship to the celestial sphere, how we connected earth with the movement of the heavens. Which is why my personal and professional practice, and the upcoming private community I am launching, has a heavy emphasis on old school stargazing and its connected praxis.

Fixed star use predates Neo-Bablyonian planetary astrology (in fact they had a complex system of fixed star astrology well before their planetary astrology), and it also predates Greek Hellenistic Astrology.

The Egyptian method of parantellonta (aka parans) is mirrored around the world, as the first method of systemically observing, measuring, and making predictions by stars. (In fact, the Egyptians created a living calendar called the Decans, based solely on the heliacal phases of the stars!) Up until the late 19th century we navigated ships at sea by the stars. Around the world, various cultures timed their harvests and festivals to the heliacal rise of certain stars.

What I love about incorporating fixed stars back into every day life, is that not only does it force you to slow down and observe, but it's a living and breathing relationship to the sky. It's not limited to just the pathway of the Sun, and it's not fixed. In this way, I believe it connects us to the primal instincts within each and everyone of else--the recognition of a very alive, sentient, and interactive more-than-human world that we can have a deep and nurturing relationship with, if we put the effort into it.