The Power of Information

At some point we have heard someone say or we ourselves have used the phrase, ‘information gives power’. Knowledge can give us advantages to obtain the desired results in the decisions we make in our daily lives.

Without a doubt, during life one ‘learns’ certain things by different means. Some because they were specifically taught to us and in other cases, because once a decision was made, depending on the result we determine that it was good or not.
Take the case that things did not turn out as we expected. Why did this happen?

In general, doing an analysis of the past we look for the “unforeseen” or something out of our control that interfered and made things go in a way other than expected.

Let’s stop and analyze this phrase, ‘There are no disappointments, but only the result of false expectations’.
This phrase can easily summarize the negative result of something we programmed, and it didn’t turn out the way we thought.

Everything is information, everything that surrounds us in all aspects of our lives including the people we deal with, work, education, finances, politics, the weather, and everything in general provides us with information which we process and then we act in response to it.

It is basic to understand how our cognitive system works, beyond the fact that this is rarely mentioned except in circles that have to do with psychiatry or psychology.

We have a ‘personality’ and an ‘education’ which is our basic information from which we start to analyze and/or act every moment of our lives. A philosopher will see things from a very different point of view than an engineer, a soldier, a doctor, or a merchant, for example. Faced with the same situation, each one will have a different appreciation of what is happening. But if we analyze things from a ‘neutral’ point of view, we will realize that there is only one result of things. Each one will give it a value according to its understanding, but we are talking about the same thing. For each person there may be a different interpretation, but the reality is only one.

The idea of this article is not to go into the analysis of whether something is good or bad, but rather the importance of understanding the value of information before making any decision.

We have mentioned it in several articles, the case of going to the beach on a stormy day. We may not think about it, but even in that simple act, one is analyzing information. If before deciding on a trip to the beach, I see the weather forecast and the conditions are not right to go to the beach, then I change my plans. On the other hand, if I go without looking at the forecast and a storm breaks out while I’m on the beach, my day probably won’t go as planned.

This is a simple example, but it is clear that if we search for and manage information, it gives us an advantage and allows us to make a more harmonious decision considering the environment with which we interact.

Astrology is a tool that gives us information, providing ‘inside information’ about ourselves, that allows us to analyze our behavior and the decisions we take explaining, even could explain why we reacted in certain way. Everything has a reason; the information is there. Nothing happens ‘out of the blue’.

The key to live a full life, is to first know ourselves internally and consciously, understanding our limitations and our virtues, avoiding judging ourselves; there is no one to defend us from that.
That information, which is there to be known, provides the opportunity to work on our limitations and bring our potential to the maximum expression. Everything is within us.

Another aspect to consider, is the source from where the information is coming. Don’t neglect a source for the simple reason that does not make you feel good, analyze the information, be honest to yourself. It could be that always listening to what you like can compare to the ‘siren song’, and we know how that ends.

We move within energy cycles which can also influence our behavior, this is part of the information that we need to include in our analysis before making an important decision. Astrology also provides that.

Everything is information, the key is to know where to obtain it, select it and process it consciously.

Antikythera Mechanism

In the article presented on the Lady of Elche, we mentioned the relationship between part of the design of the sculpture and astrology, beyond the fact that its origin or antiquity is unknown.
In this opportunity we are going to talk about what could have been the first analog computer, which within its functions, had the calculation of the movement of celestial bodies.
We are talking about what is known as the Antikythera Mechanism. Part of this device was found in the remains of a sunken ship in the Aegean Sea in Greece, between the years 1900 and 1901.
Based on the analyzes carried out, the remains found date back to around 150 years before the Christian era.

There are astrological records from four thousand years ago, including ephemeris on clay tablets detailing the position of the celestial bodies of the solar system as far as Saturn.
Anyone could wonder how it was possible that ancient civilizations such as Assyrians, Sumerians, Egyptians, Mayans just to mention the best known, had the knowledge of the movement of the stars equivalent to that of our days.
The Antikythera mechanism somehow clarifies part of that doubt.

Through the studies, the age of the device was determined, but in no way does it speak of when this technology was created or the different versions that could exist of it, only conjectures can be made. But if we refer to the astrological antecedents, we can speculate that this type of device was already in use since long time before and by different civilizations. Any technology goes through a certain process of analysis, development, implementation and evolution. Who knows where the original version came from and which version or model the one found refers to.

Our present civilization is generally mentioned as the most advanced in the development of ‘Homo Sapiens’, but it seems that certain data do not agree. From the known information coming from accidental discoveries, one would have to wonder if the story we know is the correct one, or if there is another version of it. Human fossils have recently been found that, due to their antiquity and characteristics, challenge the well-known origin from Africa.

In the book Astrology in the 21st Century, it is stated that astrology is simply a system for measuring the movement of energies, where each celestial body has a particular energy which manifests itself in a specific way in the material world and in the human being.
The scientific information available today through quantum physics and mechanics, equipment that can measure even the sound produced by a human cell, or the frequency of the human heart, which can be detected from hundreds of yards from where the person is, identifying them better than a fingerprint, or a device to listen to music without headphones where people around cannot hear, it opens the door to another perspective very different from the one we had a few years back.

The question that remains unanswered until new information is found, is how ancient civilizations already knew the movement and effect that each planet and aspect could produce. Complex enought is to know the movement and another very different is the energy and effect that it produces.
As can be seen from the Antikythera mechanism, there was already ancestral knowledge that for some reason was lost and was rediscovered in the case of this mechanism, only around the year 1600. Just to mention other examples, what about the cement use by Romans, where the current cement used for construction can last about 200 years, while the one used by the Romans is still standing after 2000 years. The formula for the Roman cement still unknown.

Today’s society is 100% dependent on electricity. Everything that is produced and consumed at some point used electricity. The functioning of our society depends entirely on electricity being present and in enough quantity. Never before in the history of different civilizations, if we consider the day-to-day life of people, and the functioning of commerce or governments depended on a single man-made product.

We have achieved progress in certain aspects, but it seems that for our daily normal life, there is an ignored fragility. If something has not changed over time, it is the knowledge provided by astrology, which has always been in force and will continue to provide it. If there is no electricity, it will take longer to construct a natal chart by hand, but this ill not make any difference on the result. The knowledge will still be there.