a little testy today. No... I'm feeling a lot testy! I was just now
reading an astrology article about the "psychological 70s"
and how those horrid years had somehow threatened to dilute astrology.
According to article, astrologers then had to back up in order to
learn more "genuine" astrology, learn more techniques of
astrology, and learn the history of astrology.
diatribe continued on (okay... maybe it wasn't exactly a diatribe)...
that back in the 70s astrologers ran the risk of forgetting that "psychology
is the subset of astrology and not the other way around."
What a load
of unmitigated sanctimonious horse shit!
from time immemorial has come from somewhere philosophically speaking...
and every astrologer (consciously or unconsciously) should hopefully
be about establishing for him/herself a philosophical and/or metaphysical
foundation that will then ultimately determine how they go about doing
It was (in
large part) my philosophical foundation based much on studies of Dr
Carl G Jung's depth psychology writings that eventually led to my
current interest and expertise in Western Tropical Astrology.
through years of intensive study, I'd discovered that the Swiss psychiatrist
Carl G Jung had been (1) fascinated with the paranormal in general,
(2) conducted and published Western Tropical astrological experiments,
(3) constantly made referrals to astrological symbolism in his elucidation
of archetypal material and the psyche, (4) on more than one occasion
arranged to have the astrological charts of his patients calculated,
and finally (5) had devoted an entire volume of his Collected Works,
Aion, to the deeper meaning behind of the astrological Age
By the time
I encountered astrology - I was already thoroughly "Jungian"
and "Platonian" in thought and had developed an established
and well thought out philosophical foundation for living my life that
was, among other things, steeped in the Western Esoteric interpretation
of symbols. I'm not about to abandon my philosophical underpinnings
in order to make this egotistical jerk happy.
I have learned in this life is that whenever you get a group
of people together for practically any purpose (say like astrologers)...
a good number of those people are going to be grappling for status,
power, and control so that they can be part of the "in group"
that make the rules for everyone else to follow.
Many of the
so-called experts were themselves "grandfathered" in as
the rules they set for others apparently didn't apply to them.
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