Astrology is a wonderful tool for explaining human behavior, for timing periods of challenge and change, and for providing a map to navigating our way through life most effectively. What it can’t do, though, is predict an event with any certainty.
That’s not to say that astrologers don’t try. Earlier in the year, before it appeared possible that Barack Obama could win the election, included noted Vedic astrologer Joni Patry who predicted that John McCain would win. The Astrology Chick predicted in January that Hillary Clinton would win the Democrative nomination with John Edwards as her running mate, noting that Edwards had better transits than Obama. We all know how that turned out!
A great astrologer can make a bad prediction, not because astrology is faulty but because our premises are often faulty. If we think that a good transit will make for a successful year, we will often be wrong. Sometimes the most challenging transits create the crisis that propels us into our future in a way that would never happen under an easy trine or sextile.
This can be disappointing for my clients, who really want to know WHEN will they meet their soulmate – WHEN will they get that job they want. As an astrologer, I spent much of the time between 1993 and 1998 peering at my transits and progressions, searching for the cycles that would bring me closer to the relationship of my dreams. Many auspicious times for relationships came and went, but no lover. It wasn’t until much later that I realized that these beneficial times helped to provide the changes within myself that facilitated my ability to connect with my […]