The starry skies are a constant in our lives, inviting us to both lose our selves in their depth and secrets and to make sense of all the mysteries that they present to us in our lives. Life can throw us a variety of curve balls and leave us lost in both a physical and spiritual sense. For example, imagine that you are on a camping trip and find that you are lost outdoors without a compass to guide you, and any mobile app that you may have on your phone is currently stuck behind a low charge on your battery.
The night sky holds more than just the tools to guide us through our Horoscope and we struggle to make sense of our unique experiences. The sky above can help you to orient yourself and find your way after you’ve lost it. Perhaps the simplest way is to look to the moon. Typically, our lovely natural satellite follows the same path that the sun does, rising in the east and setting in the west. If you look to the sky, you should be able to hazard a solid guess of which direction is which by the angle of the moonlight.
Of course, things such as lunar eclipses are known to happen. And that can cause the moon to be a terrible tool when you are trying to find your way. Luckily, the stars have been guiding the way for millennia. Perhaps the most common route for using the sky as a compass is to locate the big dipper and follow the handle out until you see the bright glow of Polaris, often referred to as the north star.
Let us step out of the woods for a minute, and imagine that we are at the north pole. if we look up, we will see Polaris above our heads no matter the time of year. It is this location that earns Polaris the nickname of the north star and makes it one of the most reliable pointers for finding your way when the only tools you have are your eyes, your body, and your mind.
Once you find Polaris, you can orient yourself northward, and figure out the rest of the cardinal directions from there. Many of us have heard a variety of mnemonic devices for them, always running clockwise: North, East, South, West. Once you have managed to find your bearings, you can return to safety more assured of where you are going and where you have been.
While these tips are certainly useful for those that are lost while camping, they can be applied in all kinds of situations. The starry skies are always there, ready to guide us on our journeys. However, they can only tell us so much. In the end, it is up to us to make use of the information that the stars and planets provide to us and use it to build towards our best life. Whether you find your way through a horoscope or through tools and tricks that are as old as mankind, the skies will always be there, ready to lead you to where you are going.