Astrologers have a reputation, which we ourselves and our forbears have propagated, of being able to foretell the future. The hunger to know the future is not, of course, limited to astrology. Climatologists, stockbrokers, economists – all are paid to predict the future. All fail miserably. (I have always wondered why these three fields of expertise are typically more respected than astrologers, when astrology is more accurate than any of them!!)
As we leave 2018 behind and welcome a new year, blog posts predicting what will take place in 2019 are beginning to spring up, and I’m working on my own post of the Astrology of 2019. However, while we can witness the unfolding of planetary cycles and see correspondences between these cycles and current events, it is mainly in the rear view mirror that it all makes sense. Very rarely are we able to make accurate predictions of what is to come.
In our personal lives we long to know the outcome of our personal situations. As one client brilliantly wrote me in frustration that astrology could not provide a clear map for him, “It is difficult for me, who feels blind about many things in life, to see a possible path to the answers, and that I feel on the edge of great personal discoveries, without the ability to really obtain them.” I have certainly experienced those same feelings, and for many years I studied every aspect of my life through an astrological lens, hoping to find a clue to the future.
It’s not possible to know the future because we are on a journey of self-discovery. Religious people have a hard and fast belief system that tells them what their future holds, and […]