If it’s a new client I usually get an apprehensive or even skeptical reaction at first but then, a few weeks or months later, I’ll invariably get an email to let me know that whatever I said would happen did, in fact, happen during the given time period.
Return clients are a bit more “in the know”. They already know astrology works. And that’s why they come back for more.
The gratifying part, for me, is helping to align a person with the fate they in fact chose for themselves before they came here to experience the journey of life.
Everyone seems to think however, that I must be a master at interpreting these same cycles for myself. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I get so blurry when I look at my own chart because hey, it’s my life. Now it’s personal. I tend to see what I want to see rather than the lessons I need to learn. I have a limited awareness when it comes to how it will likely unfold.
That’s not to say I can’t use astrology successfully in my personal life. Far from it! I use astrology every day and have learned so much about myself in the process.
The problem I seem to have is in clear cut predictions. For example, I see in my chart when my second marriage is likely to take place. When I’m 37-38 I have the most compelling astrology for a marriage. But I can’t see exactly how this will happen just yet.
And that’s probably because I’m not supposed to.
Another example is that I don’t see how I’m going to fare in my divorce from my first husband. Will I get a fair settlement? Will I ever fully recover from the psychological terrorism that left me reeling? I haven’t got a clue as to how that story will end either.
But I can see that from now until July of 2010 I’ll be engaged in a vicious continuation of this power struggle with my ex and clearing up of karma with love relationships. How this mess gets cleaned up? That’s beyond my ability to predict.
But then again that is the stuff of life. The journey is what matters, not the destination right? Astrology can tell you where you’re likely to go but it’s your choice how you actually get there.
As an astrologer, I know that our free will has magnificent power in the way we direct our energy and use these cycles of potential or react to the predestined events that catalyze us.
Maybe I can predict my own future after all.
And maybe that scares me even more than believing I can’t.