(reposted from 2012) Astrologers have a reputation, which we ourselves and our forbears have propagated, of being able to foretell the future. If you run a Google search for “Can astrology predict the future,” the very first article is from a well-known astrology site titled “Predicting the future with astrology.”
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.
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 just not possible.
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 for many that blind faith offers comfort. I am a person that needs to experience things to believe them, and what I CAN tell you is that after over 30 years as a student and practitioner of astrology I have learned to really trust the planets. The painful changes that we are forced to make under a Pluto transit can be seen through the eyes of hindsight as having been extremely beneficial. The hardships of a Saturn/Sun […]