First of all, I am going to be loud and ask those of you how are already answering/commenting “because it’s bullshit” to press pause and at least read this article and some of the other stuff I’ve written on the subject with an open mind. To summarize, when I say “astrology” I’m not talking about Miss Cleo phone lines or bullshit columns in tabloids, newspapers and websites. I’m talking about real, authentic, ancient astrology.
Yes, there is such a thing. I practice it myself.
And yes, sometimes I get things wrong.
(No, this is not about something specific.) Why do we get things wrong sometimes? To explain my opinion on this let me use an analogy… the weather. You turn on the news and they tell you it’s going to rain tomorrow. Most of the times they are right. But sometimes wrong. Is it because meteorology is a bogus psuedo-science? A load of “bullshit”? No. It’s because meteorology is extremely complex.
There’s another interesting thing about this analogy between astrology and meteorology. If you watch the “7 day forecast” you know that the further towards the 7th day you get, the less likely it is that their prediction will be accurate. And they don’t even try to go beyond 7 days. This is another thing about astrology, and perhaps is what got me to write this article, though in response to dialog within my own head, not with clients. People ask astrologers for “weather reports” about some pretty damn important stuff that is pretty far in the future. When you have complex science like astrology (or meteorology, etc.) the further out you go from your known starting point, the more your small inaccuracies multiply their effects.
So for example, let’s say I lose my wallet. Some smartass might say, “you are an astrologer. shouldn’t you have known you were going to lose your wallet?” As if I have the Brain CPU to sit there constantly evaluating the complex astrological equations for all the potential outcomes on an ongoing basis, for a non-paying client (me). People who only know about Gypsies and Crystal Balls and Miss Cleo 1-900-555-5555 really have no idea how complex authentic astrology is, and what a time and energy consuming affair it is to unravel the weave of her equations and symbolic formulae.
When a weather reporter gets next Friday’s weather wrong, it doesn’t mean that Meteorology is bogus. It means that we human beings employing the science are imperfect. Because it’s a very complicated science, little imperfections wind up having big implications and effects. It’s the same thing with astrology. Why is a prediction sometimes wrong, or absent? Because we are human.
PS – Any astrologer telling you they are more than human or have a divine access to knowledge is a con-artist. We are all humans, and you can do a DNA test to verify this. =)
– Vic DiCara