True believers also have fun

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As an astrologer, I realised that many so-called “believers” do it for fun, for they don’t fully understand the subject. I’m saying that believing in astrology is often a matter of emotional reactions, being hopeful that things will be better, casting out evil thoughts, etc. Unfortunately, astrology shouldn’t be like that.

Astrology is a practice that changes the relationship between an individual and the surrounding reality through the symbolic astrological model. It involves taking responsibility for our actions in a very stressful and often painful way, but that’s part of growing up. Conversely, a comment like “My horoscope said I’m going to be lucky this month” reveals the total acceptance of a situation we cannot change whatsoever and where we have no control.

Ultimately, approaching a horoscope means giving up our attachments and discovering that the goals and desires we have been clinging to are not our authentic self but instead a mask that defends us from the fear of living an authentic life; that is, a life in which we accept – and understand – our destiny as part of our evolutionary process.

Then, you can also have fun …