Saturday, April 12, 2008

Astrological Addiction

We have been discussing astrology elsewhere and it reminded me of my concerns about the damage it can do.

I have had only a casual interest in astrology. There are certainly things that appear to be right on, but for someone who is totally addicted, it becomes a crutch and a way of abdicating responsibility for their decisions. "It's all fate" "It is written in the stars" "It was fore-ordained, I couldn't help it"

I have always had a very negative attitude toward astrologers and fortune tellers. 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 miss-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.
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 fortune teller, store up karma for the fortune teller to work through 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.
Meditation keeps me centered and allows me to listen to that still small voice within.

6 comments:

Giftex Blog Admin said...

Hi Zareba,

i am addicted towards astrology.every morning i go through astrological websites then i follow my daily routine.

Zareba said...

Hi Giftex;
A friend told me she gets the morning paper and over coffee in the morning, she reads the Obituaries. If her name is not there, she turns to the Astrological forecasts and reads her horoscope, then begins her day.

...Z

-nae- said...

The question is, How do I stop being addicted? I'm starting to hate myself for the things I do that I claim I'm only predestined to do. How can you debunk a belief? This is like a religion to me, but I want out, I just don't know how to stop myself from thinking in such away... Anyone that has every told me their zodiac sign, I remember it. Even if I don't talk to those people anymore, it's just worthless info that I use to interact with them. I want to stop-- it's ruining me

Jacob said...

Just enjoy astrology and the many gifts it gives.

www.addictedtoastrology.com

is for people just like you.

There is nothing wrong with astrology. It's a great tool!

Anonymous said...

I feel the same way as you do. It's definitely very difficult to stop reading horoscopes. I liken it to my FORMER addiction to Myspace. When I decided to delete my account I would still peruse the site for the pages of my friends, ex. It took me a good solid year to stop the bad habit...same, I think, will be true for my addiction to horoscopes. I'm even shocked that I even use to read them since I was really against that sort of thing...honestly, its still hard. It's been a few weeks I can sometimes feel this craving to frequent former sites but it hit me that this soon shall pass...I find that I want to read them when I am bored, ie finished reading or watching what I intended to online, or when I feel like my faith in things are shaken, ie feeling of desperation for hope... I took a vow a long time ago to NEVER do anything out of desperation...so now I know WHY I turn to them and NOW I can readjust my thinking and habits. Soon enough time will pass to where I will realize that I no longer have this addiction/obsession with wanting to know everything AND that REALLY no person on this earth can foretell my life...my addiction to Myspace and wanting to know everything about what's going on with who is the same as with horoscopes and it WILL pass.

Anonymous said...

I feel the same way as you do. It's definitely very difficult to stop reading horoscopes. I liken it to my FORMER addiction to Myspace. When I decided to delete my account I would still peruse the site for the pages of my friends, ex. It took me a good solid year to stop the bad habit...same, I think, will be true for my addiction to horoscopes. I'm even shocked that I even use to read them since I was really against that sort of thing...honestly, its still hard. It's been a few weeks I can sometimes feel this craving to frequent former sites but it hit me that this soon shall pass...I find that I want to read them when I am bored, ie finished reading or watching what I intended to online, or when I feel like my faith in things are shaken, ie feeling of desperation for hope... I took a vow a long time ago to NEVER do anything out of desperation...so now I know WHY I turn to them and NOW I can readjust my thinking and habits. Soon enough time will pass to where I will realize that I no longer have this addiction/obsession with wanting to know everything AND that REALLY no person on this earth can foretell my life...my addiction to Myspace and wanting to know everything about what's going on with who is the same as with horoscopes and it WILL pass.