The Hidden Healing Power of African Astrology

The Hidden Healing Power of African Astrology

December 13, 2021 by CJ Johnson
African Astrology is every bit as storied, and accurate, as any Western equivalent.
African Astrology is every bit as storied, and accurate, as any Western equivalent.

Western astrology is a nourishing and intuitive science. We all know our Sun Sign, and many of us know about our Rising and Moon signs. We use these powerful astrological signs as a guide to better understand ourselves and to connect better with others, from colleagues, to friends, to family, to significant others. However, African astrology is just as divine and empowering. While it may be lesser known in the western world, it can provide you with an even more intimate and accurate look into what was in the stars for you at the exact moment you were born. 

Let’s take a quick but in-depth look at what sets African astrology apart from the ever-popular western astrology and then explore how to use its hidden healing power to serve your highest Good. 

African spirituality is deeply tied to the earth and symbolism, which shows up in African astrology. The foundation of African astrology is rooted in an ancient math model known as geomancy that can be considered the geometry of bones. According to legend, African ancestors would gather three bones and toss them into the air. How the bones fell into a position determined one’s astrological sign. The 12 angles of the three bones provided a specific story of one’s zodiac. 

The 12 signs, representative of the 12 bone angles, reveal astrological signs in relation to where one’s born day falls. The 12 dates and astrology signs are as follows: 

 

The Baobab Tree: January 4th - February 3rd

Element of Air and strongest sense is smell. Those born under this sign possess strong instincts and value security. You are not easily influenced and believe in putting in hard work to manifest success. 

 

The Wealth of Amber and Silver: February 4th - March 5th

Element of Air and strongest sense is sight. Those born under this sign are drawn to being provocative and can be heavy daydreamers. Your strong sense of intuition keeps you grounded. 

 

Family: March 6th - April 4th 

Element of Earth and strongest sense is smell. This sign firmly believes in always establishing a solid foundation but always sets high goals. You are warm, generous, and have deep inner wisdom. 

 

Small Services To The Neighborhood: April 5th - May 4th 

Element of Earth and strongest sense is hearing. This sign strongly believes in the power of group dynamics to achieve success. You are organized and can make solid decisions when difficult situations arise. 

 

The Market: May 5th - June 4th 

Element of Fire and strongest sense is touch. Those born under this sign tend to find prosperity with ease but can struggle with unhealthy temptations. You are an optimist and often indulge in humanitarian pursuits. 

 

The Ancestor: June 5th - July 4th 

Element of Water and strongest sense is taste. Those born under this sign are highly intuitive and often carry the feelings of others within them. You are called to guide others and heal opposing forces. 

 

The Judge: July 5th - August 4th 

Element of Fire and strongest sense is touch. Those born under this sign are headstrong and balanced. You can influence others easily with your strong will and ethical values. 

 

The Kola Nut: August 5th - September 3rd 

Element of Earth and strongest sense is taste. Those born under this sign deeply value learning and are often energetic. You seek freedom, balance, and joyful times, no matter what challenges you face in life. 

 

The Traveler: September 4th - October 3rd 

Element of Air and strongest sense is sight. This sign has a dual nature and often finds oneself in two different spiritual or emotional states. You are complex and more sensitive than most people realize. 

 

The Distance: October 4th - November 3rd

Element of Water and strongest sense is hearing. Those born under this sign are the dreamers, poets, and rebels of the world. You have a strong desire to be spontaneous and a visionary. 

 

The Child of the Word: November 4th - December 3rd 

Element of Fire and strongest sense is taste. Those born under this sign are enthusiastic and can make social connections quickly. You are an alchemist that always sees the glass half full. 

 

The Harvest and the Granary: December 4th - January 3rd

Element of Water and strongest sense is hearing. Those born under this sign are quick to put ideas into action. You are generous, loyal, and often full of wisdom and joy for life. 

 

Where do you fall under African astrology? As a Sagittarius Sun in Western astrology, I was delighted to discover that mine falls under The Harvest and the Granary with the element of water for my African astrology sign. 

Just as in the western astrology that you may be most familiar with, African astrology also infuses the elements into the zodiac profile for the signs. Earth, Air, Water, and Fire are dynamic forces to tap into as you seek to become as empowered as possible. 

 

Earth signs value being grounded. 

Air signs value being light-hearted. 

Water signs value being emotional. 

Fire signs value being passionate. 

 

Where African astrology differs from western astrology is also in placing a focus on which of the senses your sign is tied to. From hearing, touch, taste, and smell, you can harness the sense that will serve you well as you navigate through life. 

Discovering African astrology can serve as another spiritual tool in your self-care journey. It also presents a beautiful opportunity to connect with your heritage on an ancestral level if you are of African descent, which feels like a win-win. 

How will you use African astrology to elevate your life and be in touch with your highest Self moving forward?

If you are curious about possible directions to take your life so you can move forward with ease and flow, then consider signing up for a reading with one of our trusted spiritual advisors. Our Psychics at PathForward are highly vetted and five-star rated.

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Take DEEP care! 

CJ Johnson 

 

CJ Johnson
“I'm a writer with a fascination for plant medicine and a passion for social justice, spirituality, and holistic wellness. Tarot journaling and chocolate donuts keep me balanced. I'm based in Texas and dream of living near a salty ocean with my ancestors to keep me company.”- CJ Johnson

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