Astral Hell: Is it a thing?
The astrological Twitterverse is aflame today with reports of something called the Infernal Astral, or Astral Hell. Apparently in Brazil this is an established thing among astrologers. I found this website which says:
You have certainly heard someone complain that they are experiencing ” astral hell ” as they approach their birthday. This period is popularly known as a turbulent phase where everything goes wrong and the person goes through some kind of suffering or difficulty. It is believed that during this period things tend not to work very well, health can be a little weakened, business confused, mood and energy low … It is as if we had to go through some kind of ordeal before enter a new cycle. However, does it really exist?
The most appropriate answer is: it depends. There are no records of the term astral hell in the astrological literature. So it is believed to be an invention made in the twentieth century and has no clear meaning to the more traditional scholars of this science.
The Infernal Astral, or Astral Hell, apparently suggests that the month before one’s birthday (or Solar Return – the time when the Sun returns to its place in our birthcharts) is when this hell takes place. Some astro-commentators on Twitter hypothesize that perhaps this is because if you put the Sun on the ascendant at the time of the Solar Return (which I never do and haven’t heard of) the Sun would be going through the twelfth house during that month before one’s birthday. There would be a sense of completion and releasing that could for some people be a difficult process.
If one’s Sun is stressed in the natal chart, then the Solar Return (or birthday) chart would shine a light on […]