Why I Became an Astrologer: My Journey into the Cosmos
Why I Became an Astrologer: My Journey into the Cosmos
Welcome to this special blog post where I take you behind the scenes of my own astrological journey. The purpose of today's post is not just to share how Sarah Cornforth Astrology came to be, but also to illuminate the path that led me to embrace this cosmic calling.
If you've ever been curious about how one goes from being a casual observer of the stars to making it their life's work, then this is for you. Through the highs and lows, the formal studies and the self-taught late nights, I'll be sharing my personal journey into the fascinating world of astrology.
So sit back, get comfy, and let's take a trip through the stars together.
From a young age, I've always been captivated by the esoteric and the arcane. While some children were lost in fairy tales, I was engrossed in astrology, tarot, magic, and the mysteries of ancient civilisations. Perhaps it was my innate love for the extraordinary that made me feel like an outsider. But as I matured, I realised that my uniqueness was not a liability, but rather, a gift to be celebrated.
My interests may be unconventional—ranging from aliens and UFOs to myths and legends—but they all point to a singular passion: understanding the intricacies of the world, both seen and unseen. My open-mindedness compels me to consider a multitude of possibilities, well aware that our current understanding is but a fraction of the grand tapestry of existence.
Surprisingly, my journey into the cosmic realm was partially guided by my academic background in science and Zoology. These fields may seem worlds apart from astrology, but they provided me with the invaluable skills of research, analysis, and critical thinking. These tools have enabled me to delve deeply into astrology, interpreting celestial insights through a lens that blends scientific rigour with mystical wisdom.
My neurodivergent brain, once a source of youthful angst, has become my greatest asset in this journey. Its ability to hyper-focus allows me to dive into complex astrological topics and expand my understanding in a way that's both obsessive and illuminating. What I once considered an impediment has turned into an unparalleled strength, enabling me to see patterns and connections that might elude others.
My First Impressions of Astrology
Initially, I felt a blend of intrigue and scepticism. Could the stars and planets truly offer insights into human behaviour and destiny? However, it wasn't long before my scientific curiosity kicked in. I found myself dissecting natal charts, analysing planetary aspects, and correlating these celestial symbols with real-world events. My initial scepticism didn't disappear overnight, but it did start to wane as I delved deeper into this ancient wisdom.
And so began a journey that would not only deepen my understanding of the cosmos but also fundamentally alter my perception of myself and the world around me.
The seeds of my astrological journey were sown long before I officially donned the title of an astrologer. My professional life initially took quite a different route; after a poignant experience climbing Mount Kilimanjaro following a job redundancy, I decided to take control of my destiny. This led to a career as a Virtual Assistant, utilising my workplace skills, which eventually evolved into productivity coaching.
However, my spiritual inclinations never ceased. It was during my time running a spiritual-creative venture, The Magickal Creatrix, that I began to feel the pull of astrology more strongly. With every celestial event I studied and every chart I analysed, it became increasingly apparent that astrology was more than just a passing interest; it was a calling.
The Catalytic Moment
The defining moment came when I decided to transition from The Magickal Creatrix to Sarah Cornforth Astrology. It was as if the Universe itself was affirming my decision, aligning celestial events to coincide with this transformative period in my life.
A Shift in Perspective
This turning point was more than a mere change of business name or focus; it was an existential shift. My understanding of astrology transitioned from a scholarly pursuit to an integral part of my identity. I realised that astrology wasn't just a tool for understanding the world; it was a lens through which I could understand myself and help others do the same.
The culmination of my experiences, from the peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro to the metaphysical realm of The Magickal Creatrix, led me to this point. The moment I rebranded to Sarah Cornforth Astrology, it wasn't just a business decision—it was a cosmic affirmation of my life's journey.
In embracing astrology so wholly, my perspective underwent a profound transformation. It was no longer about merely decoding the celestial; it was about weaving these cosmic threads into the tapestry of human experience, enriching not just my life but also the lives of those who sought the wisdom of the stars.
So, here I am, wholly committed to this incredible journey, more certain than ever that astrology isn't just a part of my life—it is my life.
Education and Training
For years, my approach to studying astrology was a bit like wandering through a labyrinth of knowledge without a map. I devoured books, tuned into YouTube channels, and closely followed renowned astrologers in the field. While this journey was rich in content, it was somewhat lacking in structure. Over time, it became clear that if I wanted to seriously engage with astrology, I would need a solid foundation.
Going Back to Basics
Recognising the gaps in my self-taught education, I decided it was time for a more formal approach. I enrolled in a 12 month programme with Heather Eland at her Cosmic Academy of Astrology. This turned out to be a transformative experience. With Heather's expert guidance, I revisited the basic principles of astrology, learning to understand them in more profound ways. I realised that there were nuances I'd missed and interconnections I hadn't fully understood.
Challenges and Triumphs
One of the main challenges I faced was unlearning some of the misconceptions I had gathered during my informal studies. It required a certain level of humility to admit that, despite years of reading and research, there were still fundamental concepts I needed to grasp. Another challenge was time management. Balancing formal study with running my own astrology business was no small feat. But my passion for the subject saw me through these obstacles, and I emerged with a deeper, more structured understanding of astrology.
The Road Ahead
As I look to the future, my thirst for astrological knowledge remains unquenched. I've recently begun my next phase of education with the Faculty of Astrological Studies, a step that brings me closer to mastering this ancient discipline. And if the stars align, my ultimate ambition is to complete an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology.
Education and continuous learning have become pillars of my journey in astrology. Whether you're a budding astrologer or a seasoned veteran, the quest for knowledge is a lifetime commitment—and one that I'm more than willing to make.
The Decision to Go Professional
Making the leap from The Magickal Creatrix to a full-fledged professional astrologer was anything but easy. The impostor syndrome was palpable; I often found myself questioning my expertise, especially in a field populated by so many incredible talents. How could I, even with years of informal and formal education, stand alongside astrologers whose work I had admired for so long?
Making the Leap
Despite these feelings of inadequacy, there was a moment of crystalline clarity when I knew I had to go professional. It was during a particularly insightful reading for a client, where I could see how astrology could offer actionable guidance and transformative insight. I realised then that my passion could indeed be my profession.
The road to professionalism was laden with its fair share of obstacles. One of the significant challenges was financial. Astrology, like any other business, requires investment, and stepping into it professionally meant making certain sacrifices and taking calculated risks.
However, the most substantial hurdle was internal—the battle against my own self-doubt. It's here that my previous experiences and training really paid off. My ability to absorb complex topics, coupled with the rigour of formal astrological education, gave me the confidence that I could be exceptional in my own unique way.
I have often found strength in my insatiable thirst for knowledge and my knack for simplifying intricate subjects. These traits, along with lessons learned from some of the world's leading astrologers, have helped shape my practice and build my confidence.
So, here I stand today, still learning, still growing, but fully committed to my journey as a professional astrologer. While the path has been challenging, the rewards—both personal and professional—have made it all worthwhile.
Highlights and Milestones
Since taking the plunge into the world of professional astrology, the journey has been nothing short of transformative—not just for me, but for the countless individuals with whom I've had the privilege to work. The milestones and highlights are numerous, but a few stand out as particularly significant.
Transformative Client Experiences
One of the most fulfilling aspects of my work is delving into birth charts with my clients. The moment when someone's eyes light up as they recognise themselves in the lines and symbols of their chart is indescribable. It's as though they've found a language for parts of themselves they could never articulate before.
The Power of Lunar Astrology
My work around lunar energies and lunar astrology has been a particular point of pride. I've found that the Moon's phases offer a practical yet deeply spiritual toolset that anyone can apply to their daily lives. It's become something of an obsession for me, and the feedback from people who've incorporated these principles into their lives has been overwhelmingly positive.
The Moon Portal
Then there's the Moon Portal, my online space dedicated to lunar energies, which has been operational for the past five years. It's been an incredible vehicle for transformative experiences, both for me and for my members. I take immense pride in the fact that some members have been with me from the very beginning. To see how they've evolved and grown through understanding the lunar cycles is not just rewarding—it's awe-inspiring.
Every client's "aha" moment, every successful Moon Portal session, and every piece of inspiring feedback are not just highlights but affirmations. They serve as reminders of why I chose this path and how every obstacle and challenge along the way has been utterly worth it. These milestones not only chart the growth of Sarah Cornforth Astrology but also fuel my continued passion for this cosmic journey.
The journey of running an astrology business, especially one as niche as Sarah Cornforth Astrology, has been a constant learning curve. Over the years, some valuable lessons have come to light that have significantly impacted my practice and my outlook on the world of astrology.
Navigating the Digital Landscape
One of the most stark realisations has been how much the online business world has evolved over the last decade. When I started, social media was a haven for engagement and meaningful connections. Today, however, it has become a source of stress more than anything else. It demands a lot of effort but often provides little in return, at least for my business. This shift has led me to rekindle my love for blogging, which has become my primary means of communication with my audience. Here, I can delve deep into topics without the constraints of character limits or algorithms.
Adapting to Modern Lifestyles
Another lesson has been the need for flexibility in how I deliver my courses. In today's fast-paced world, people no longer have the leisure of dedicating set hours for live courses. Recognising this, I've made my courses available in a 'library' format, allowing people to learn at their own pace, which has been incredibly well-received.
Utilising My Skills
Additionally, I've found a rewarding avenue for my penchant for 'information hoarding' and my 'creatrix' skills through the creation of an eBook library. This allows me to offer extensive, in-depth knowledge in a digestible format. It’s a win-win situation; I get to indulge my love for gathering and sharing knowledge, and my audience gains access to comprehensive guides on various astrological subjects.
Self-Balance is Key
Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, I've learned the value of balance. Running a business while being committed to my own self-improvement and spiritual growth has sometimes been like walking a tightrope. The key has been to find a rhythm that allows me to nurture both my professional aspirations and personal well-being.
These lessons have not just shaped my business; they have enriched my practice and deepened my understanding of what astrology means in the contemporary world. Each challenge and change has served as a stepping stone, guiding me towards a more sustainable, fulfilling, and impactful astrology practice.
Evolving Beliefs and Practices
When I first started out, my understanding of astrology was more traditional and, to some extent, rigid. The transformation in my approach began after my formal education in astrology. My focus shifted from merely understanding what the planets and stars indicate, to how this cosmic information could be applied for personal growth and practical use in daily life. This evolution led to the formation of my current philosophy and approach, which I'd like to share with you.
Purpose and Mission Statement
My purpose in astrology is clear: to illuminate the path of self-discovery and spiritual growth through the cosmic arts. The aim is to make this age-old wisdom accessible and usable in everyday life.
At Sarah Cornforth Astrology, I believe that the stars and planets are more than just celestial bodies; they're tools for transformation. My mission is to make astrology uncomplicated, enabling you to integrate its wisdom into your life for personal betterment.
- Empowerment: The core of my astrological practice revolves around empowerment. I aim to demystify astrology in a way that allows you to navigate life’s myriad challenges and opportunities with greater self-assurance.
- Education: I've always been an advocate for education, both formal and informal. My passion lies in making the complexities of astrology understandable, ensuring everyone, regardless of their background, can benefit from this extraordinary knowledge.
- Connection: Over the years, I've understood the importance of community in spiritual growth. Sarah Cornforth Astrology is not just a business; it's a nurturing space. I focus on fostering connections with like-minded souls, where everyone is on a shared path of cosmic discovery.
Where Am I Headed
Astrology, for me, is more than a profession—it's a calling. As I move forward, my vision is to continue making astrology a practical and personalised tool for self-awareness. With this approach, I aspire to guide you towards a more conscious and spiritually rich life.
Join our community and set forth on your transformative journey. Discover yourself through the lens of astrology with Sarah Cornforth Astrology, where the cosmic becomes deeply personal.
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ABOUT YOUR ASTROLOGER
Hi! I’m Sarah,
It's a pleasure to introduce myself to you. I'm an Astrologer, Creatrix and life enhancement enthusiast. Plus, I'm a total nerd!
But that's not all. I'm also a proud dog mum to my two beautiful fur-babies. They bring me so much joy and are a constant reminder of the beauty and love that surrounds us.
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