What made you commit to and believe in astrology?
What made you commit to and believe in astrology? This was a question I answered on Quora.
Back in my twenties I was as sceptical of astrology as some of the people that glibly respond to questions on astrology in Quora today. I thought it was rubbish – far too generalised to have any value.
The problem I faced back then – and is the case for probably the bigger majority of people now – was that I assumed that “pop astrology;” that is the stars or star signs we read about in newspapers, magazines and some online sites, was ASTROLOGY period.
It’s not! It’s a huge misconception to think that it is…
I only discovered this when I picked up a good textbook on the matter.
You’re making the same mistake with your question
And if I may say so, you’ve made the same mistake with your question. You are making the assumption that there is only one version of astrology – and we all know what that is. And I’ll bet it is pop astrology that you were thinking of – because otherwise, I suggest, you wouldn’t have phrased your question as you have.
For me, the discovery I made brought about my needing to study Western astrology in a structured way. The more I studied it, the more I came to realise this ancient and holistic system is profound in its symbolical and meaningful representation of Time. For people it can provide enormous insight into the energy pattern they are working with in their lives.
I’ve now been involved with the study and practice of Western astrology for over 40 years. So yes, I’m committed. But I’m past “believe.” It’s not belief as much as “knowing” at this point.
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