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Astrology... What I do, and what I don't do

Many skeptics are under the misapprehension that astrology claims that the stars and planets have an influence over who people are or what people do. When I meet an astrologer who believes that the stars and planets exert control over us, I will be skeptical too. As far as I and many contemporary astrologers are concerned, astrology is about correlation, not causation. I do not believe that the planets control our personalities and motivations. I do believe that it is a physical fact that everything in the universe is fundamentally connected and nothing occurs in a vacuum.

I also believe that generations of astrological observation have demonstrated that astronomical patterns can act as reliable indicators for human nature and universal events. In this way astrology is not unlike statistics, and on a basic level, even skeptics use astrological correlation in their observation of the world; statistical studies have demonstrated that crime rates tend to increase during a full moon. Some people may believe that the Moon itself somehow makes people act crazy. I think it’s more likely that, by definition, the fundamental universal forces acting upon astronomical bodies like the Moon also have an effect on life on Earth. After all, a force can only be fundamental and universal if it acts upon everything.

As an astrologer I am not here to tell you who you are. You already know who you are. I am here to use generations of correlative observation in order to offer you a lens for self-reflection. I will never say that being born with the Sun in ________ makes you a certain way. I will explain what the enormous body of correlative evidence predicts for your nature and motivations, and I will invite you to consider whether you find that evidence personally illuminating or helpful.

My practice is motivated by the conviction that astrology is most useful when it is presented as a tool for growth through self-reflection. Not everything that I find in your chart will ring true for you personally, but many things will be eerily accurate. And at the end of the day, the parsing of which details hit home and which ones miss the mark is in itself a valuable exercise in self-knowledge. As you read through your chart analysis, my hope is that you will collect those moments of personal truth in order to strengthen your sense of self and build a compass for direction and purpose in your life.



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