Monday, June 12, 2006

Astrological Addiction


I have always had a very negative attitude toward astrologers and fortunetellers. The gifts we receive, the talents we are given on the path, are given to us for the purpose of truly helping others, not for personal gain and not for parlor games or for self aggrandizement. Should someone have those talents and mis-use them, I believe they are lost to that individual, who then has to rely on a good knowledge of human nature and the ability to read the face, posture and voice of those they read for.

Are "psychics" picking up on something? Yes, at least the good ones see "shadows of what might be." Is it set in stone? No. Unfortunately, it is so often a trap for the Ego and the “psychic” loses any ability they had to perhaps help people to guide their lives on their individual road maps. If one is given the power to do good and uses it for their own benefit, they will incur karmic debt that will be painful. It is not a punishment per se; it is simply the law of cause and effect in practice. If a child puts his hand on the stove and is burned, it is not punishment for doing what he was told not to, it is simply the result of touching something hot. All our lives we are being taught this particular lesson. It is a good idea to think through an action that affects others before proceeding.

Because we have free will within the road map we are born with, it is not possible to predict events with any kind of certainty, only to glimpse the possible consequences of following the road the client is currently on. The great danger with Astrology is of self-fulfilling prophecies. Predictions that come true because of the client's belief in the fortuneteller, store up karma for the fortuneteller to work off in future life times. That is a responsibility I would not care to carry, or a debt that I do not care to incur.

I have had far too many experiences to dismiss it as nothing, but I do refuse to either read or be read for. I find that my connection to the All provides me with guidance and answers when I listen. I try very hard to simply carry a lamp to light the path and a mirror to reflect each person's own truths.


7 comments:

Rauf said...

Many scholars tried to introduce astrology as faculty here in Chennai university, the idea was promptly rejected by some sensible decision makers. We can't stop people who want to believe in it Zareba. Many past heads of state including Indira Gandhi had their own personal astrologers and would not take a step without consulting them. Zareba this means placing the country in the hands of a bunch of astrologers which scares me to death. As you know India is very forward in software technology, what pains me is that the most educated people who run these big software business houses act according to the whims of astrologers. At the time of building a house or a huge complex, something called 'vastu' is followed.

Zareba said...

Hi Rauf. A very scary thought indeed. But, like you, I see no way to change it. I will probably be chastised for this, but I don't know if there is much difference between having a country run by astrologers and having it run by religious fundamentalists. Neither leaves room to question. ...Z

Don Iannone said...

Wonderful observations and your views are similar to mine. It's easy to get carried away. I do know some wonderful astrologers though.

Zareba said...

Part of the reason for my strong words is that a beloved BIL is going for a quadruple bypass and believes he will not pull through the surgery because a psychic told his wife that she would outlive him and marry again. ...Z

defiant goddess said...

I love the stove analogy and I agree. Some things happen because of consequence not prophecy.

defiant goddess said...

I forgot to add that I believe that truly gifted people - regardless of the gift - never boast about it *and* that's why they were allowed the gift to begin with. I am leery of boastful people because, to me, that means they are very insecure and really don't have much to speak of.

Zareba said...

Oh! AbNorMal...you are so right. Truly gifted people are quietly doing their thing in the background. They don't need to have their egos propped up or convince anyone else they are gifted. ...Z