"You can see your journey to ascension/evolution as being like crossing a raging river, which represents all the chaos and distractions and detours that you could get caught up in if you're not careful.
Luckily there are stepping stones across that river, placed just perfectly, so that you can safely cross.
Even those stones are slippery due to the water splashing all around. If you are careful, if you know just when to step out to the next stone and put your full weight there, then you remove your back foot from the previous stone, you can safely cross.
It's not realistic to think you can skip stones or leap over them or even leap over the river itself. That's not realistic. You can't cheat at this. Who would you be cheating but yourself?
There's no shorter shortcut than to cross that stone path across the river. Any attempt to find a shorter path will only delay you. The way TO is THROUGH.
You are in 3D until you're not. You don't get to go to 5D until you are FULLY ready. Part way isn't enough. Until then, 3D it is and you will deal with whatever you must at a 3D level or you won't survive long enough to ascend/evolve. (well at least not in this setting but you'll get there eventually)
But the Divine can assist you on that, help to guide you so you are taken care of, even make it easier on you, but you must listen for the guidance AND THEN actually follow that guidance.
Astrological energies apply to you until they don't. The only way they will stop applying to you is if and when you have learned all the lessons and seized all the growth opportunities you have left for yourself in your birth chart.
You might take up a study of your birth chart, you might not, but it still stands, until you knock out what you set up for yourself to do, then you're not done. We're talking about YOU, your soul is the one who determined these lessons, growth opportunities, these challenges. No one else is "doing this to you", you have done it to yourself. Did you want to cooperate with your soul or not?
You don't get to ascend/evolve just by wanting it or wishing for it, you have to do the inner work.
You don't get to skip all the astrological energies that affect both your own chart and the collective just because you don't believe it or don't give a crap about it or don't know anything about it. Until you have graduated beyond this 3D realm that is affected by torsion field physics, torsion fields emitted by celestial bodies, which are understood through the SCIENCE of astrology, then you will continue to be under that influence.
You don't necessarily have to understand astrology, but in some way or another, you do have to make some effort to understand what your soul wants from you and work with it."
A Wisdom Keeper
I would say that lot's of things have changed concerning both Astrology and practices within NEW AGE.. such as Reiki etc.. not that they are bad or anything but the energies are different and play different roles than before if you catch my drift.. ~OT