The astral body or the star body is where you feel your pain and pleasure, your passions, desires, wishes and virtually all sensations. The astral body needs a nervous system to incarnate into.
In a world where self-confidence is crucial, the ego often gets a bad reputation. It's commonly associated with arrogance and self-centeredness. However, there's a deeper meaning to the ego that connects to our individuality and the power of self-discovery.
Loving yourself is a process that starts from within. It is about accepting all aspects of yourself, including the light and shadow side. Each of us has our own set of archetypal patterns, which can help us understand our unconscious and subconscious behaviours and reactions.
The following is an excerpt from Understanding Modern Spirituality by Inna Segal which can be purchased here. While most of us are taught to strive for comfort our whole lives, when we actually examine the times we have felt comfortable as opposed to challenge, we can easily determine that comfort leads to complacency, boredom and stagnation.
To be intuitive means to be able to access the wise all-knowing aspect of yourself and then to decipher the messages you receive and make empowering choices. These intuitive insights can come to you when you are awake, while meditating, dreaming, taking a shower, exercising, connecting to your body, or simply relaxing.