Train of Thought: Sychronicity, Astrology, and Existence.
Synchronicity is the concept that there are meaningful connections between events that occur simultaneously and that the chance of those events happening simultaneously is very slim!
I'm quite new to the concept of synchronicity and am quite excited about it. When one think (well at least me) synchronicity, the word synchronous comes to mind. And things, such as motion, being synchronous implies a pattern. Thus, the way I reasoned with it, synchronicity basically refers to some mysterious (maybe scientifically unexplainable) pattern in which all events are somehow linked! Realizing this, all sorts of ideas and questions came to mind that made me curious yet excited. I believe science has actually experienced synchronicity when they proved that the Quantum Entanglement phenomenon actually exists by quantum entangling two photons and "teleporting" information between the two (Einstein referred to quantum entanglement as "Spooky Action at a distant")!
Now one of the oldest and yet most criticized personality field is Astrology. Astrology is in fact based on the concept of Synchronicity. This "Acausal relationship" (Carl Jung's phrase for synchronicity) is our link to the positions of the planets. The event that you were born and the event that, for example, mars completed 1/8 of it's orbit are said to be in synch. But in synch with what!? I believe they're in synch with this mysterious pattern that Synchronicity refers to and this is what gives the meaningful connection between the event of our birth and the positions of the planets during that time. Astrology realizes, and maybe you should to, that your birth is a very rare phenomenon. The act of giving birth in general is not, but your birth is! Think about all the events that had to happened that lead to your existence. Sure your mom and dad had to be together and go through intercourse, but nowhere near does it stop there. You have to consider all the events that lead them to being together, the events that lead them to having sex, the time your conception occured, all the events that lead your grandparents being together, the event that your grandparents concieved your parents, and so on. There is a seemingly infinite number of events that occurred in a specific yet extremely complex order that led to the occurrence of your existence, the event of your birth. If even ONE event did not happen or was out of synch with all the other events that brought you to existence, you would NOT exist! Thus, the event of your birth, the start of your existence in this world, is very very rare! This event coupled simultaneously with the astrological state of the solar system at that time (in terms of the positions of the planets, sun, etc. in relation to the zodiacs) provides a very rare coincidence. Why? Because the event of your birth is very rare in itself. With the rarity of this coincidence and the fact that these events happened simulataneously, sychronicity says there's a meaningful connection between these events. Astrology explains this meaningful connection between the event of your birth and the astrological state of the solar system at the time. However, I doubt it explains this mysterious pattern that everything is somehow a part of.
Sychronicity is a very intriguing concept. I really believe this concept hints at the mystery of the existence of the human race or even the whole world. Interesting theories such as string theory comes to mind when I think about synchronicity. Our existence as a whole was a very slim possibility. If every single event (atomic, large-scale, and all in-between) that lead up to our existence as a whole did not happen in the order they happened, we would not be here. The world would be much different from how we perceive it today and in fact the whole universe could be different!
As I said before, I am new to Synchronicity (still learning about it) and this post was simply a train of thought. I am very excited about this concept and wish to discuss this in more detail with others who are fascinated by this concept as well