"Strictly speaking, astrology is a means, not an end. It is used to calculate the cycles of time, to reveal their meanings, and to foresee certain events. Armed with this knowledge, human beings have the capacity to avoid or reduce suffering. This applies at both the collective and the individual level. Astrology is a practical discipline intended to reduce suffering and uncertainty, which are the lot of beings wandering in the cycle of existence. The correct motivation for an astrologer is none other than compassion–without that, astrology falls to the level of the ordinary disciplines."

P. Cornu, Tibetan Astrology

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