The question of whether humans are controlled by their fate or have a part to play in their own destiny is as old as time. Much of our western philosophy comes from the ancient Greeks for whom the gods controlled human destinies despite great efforts of men and women to escape the fates accorded to them. The Greek concept of hubris is applied to ordinary mortals who attempt to challenge the gods, and therefore their fate.
It’s no surprise, then, that the resurgence of Hellenistic (Greek) astrology brings with it the return of the idea of fate. Astrologer Chris Brennan, a graduate from Kepler College, is the acclaimed expert in this field. Chris and I did a podcast on this topic a while back and he has just published a .
An important point to make with respect to transits to a person’s natal chart is that they do not only represent internal character traits and psychological states that are being activated or experienced during a given transit, as some modern astrologers argue, but transits also correlate with concrete external events and circumstances that occur in the life of the native at fixed periods.
While we may have a certain amount of leverage as to how we react to the internal psychological states that we experience during a given transit, some of the external events that occur in tandem with the transits are frequently out of our control in a concrete sense. With these concrete external events we are still in a position of being able to slightly modify our perception or […]