Do I believe in it? It’s like asking someone who passionately studies and loves music if they believe in music. It does not compute! Ever since I got my first astrology book about casting a chart, all I’ve wanted to do was learn how to do it. There was never any question of whether I believed in it; I just wanted to learn how!
Recently I decided that I was not going to cross swords over this question. Not engage in a fruitless conversation about, “How can you believe in this stuff?” I read on a blog, recently, that one can look upon the planets as being mirrors of what is happening on earth. Not as causes, but as patterns reflecting events. I liked that, it’s a good answer to give a friendly and curious soul who unwittingly asks this question. As for others, those who attack it, I’ve decided that I am going to leave this battle for other astrologers who know more about astronomy, myths, legends, facts, case studies and have the numbers to build a solid defence.
Just this morning, a young kid I work with asked me the same thing and sure enough my Mars heard the battle cry in his innocent provocation and wanted to punch him in the nose. Saner counsel reigned and the moment passed. I tried out my I-will-be-calm-and-non-con frontational-about-it attitude and all was well.
But it’s hard, isn’t it, to have a passion for something and to have to defend it all the time and be seen a bit (bit? ha!) odd because of it?
Before this descends into an orgy of self-pity, let me get to the point of this post: I got a message this afternoon from someone saying that they got this job that they were so hoping for. So when I got home today (this was written originally on 29-Apr-2009), I looked at the natal chart and the transits. Transiting Venus at 1 degree Aries is currently conjunct the MC which is, you guessed it, 1 degree Aries.
So, do you believe in astrology?