Can you say what it is about astrology that you "like"? In other words, what does it add to your life - to how it is you see yourself? What do you think astrology says about you?
I think some of the reason I like Astrology is, as I think we have touched on before, that I find it very comforting to know when I'm going to be shot figuratively speaking. I think it is kind of the same reason that anybody who in any way try to figure out what the future holds, do so in order to better prepare to be able to protect themselves and their loved ones, if such is at all possible.
I find it both disturbing, but also quite interesting that fate (just like free will) seems to be a fact, -like wow! that is kind of significant and worth a study.
I do also like the archetypal stories, I think that (just like some of the old archetypal tales that don't have anything to do with astrology or Greek Mythology) they touch something very old and basic inside that likes to be explained, and they give clues to how to solve the archetypal dilemmas one is facing.
I think I've always been kind of drawn to this archetype thing, and have kind of used (still do) stories, and tales of archetypal nature to understand what my feelings and dramas are made up of.
I also really like the artwork of the old astrology, and maps of the sky. (really don't like the modern)
Some part of what it adds to my life is work on self/understanding of self, but perhaps mostly understanding of the dynamics (archetypal vibrations or what ever one could call it) of the dramas that are playing out in my life (both outer and inner events) ,
-and some of it is that I find it fascinating, much in the same way as I would imagine someone who likes to dive and explore the sea would find that fascinating, lot of beauty, and wow moments so to speak.
Do you mean what my birth chart say about me, by what astrology say about me?
That would take a lot of space to write about I guess. It is actually long ago I stopped looking so much at the birth chart, as I study the transits and progressions that tell when stuff happens more. Then if I have some problem that I can't figure out how to solve, that seems to be permanent, or happen often, I might search for something written on certain things in the birthchart that I can see tells that archetypal story of always having that problem, to see if I can find clues to how to solve it.
-what did Chiron do about that, aha! he sacrificed himself to have his liver eaten by ravens or vultures or whatever it was, everyday, and it would grow out every night, so that Prometheus could go free, piece of cake!! That solves it, thank you
... I have thought a lot about if I was deceiving myself, and experimented with it, tried to prove it wrong and so.Absolutely! We all are and tend to view ourselves and everything else in terms of what we "like" and "don't like". If you haven't read them yet, I'd suggest the books on narcissistic wounding - we have all been wounded in this manner. Many here have found the books to be helpful in learning more about ourselves and why we move through the world as we do. In Search of the Miraculous is extremely helpful as well.
And have come to the conclusion that if I'm deceiving my self, I really must be an amazing trickster.
I don't want to replace this The Work with it, but I would find it very interesting to test along with intelligent people who are aiming for objective viewing of subjects, and as this is such a place, I'm trying to find out what is the reason behind the caution against it here, as I want to understand, as things don't make much sense to me before I understand.Are you viewing this subject objectively and if so, how do you know?
edit: added sentence
Yes, I loved when the Mentalist (could have been a great show, but ..well Hollywood) said "If you stop seeing the world in terms of what you like and don't like, -you will find a great deal more peace" (you probably got it from somewhere else though) And yes, everything is on my reading list, I am a slow student in some ways. I think I shall write a post in the swamp soon explaining that a little.
I'm not sure if I'm really able to view anything 100% objectively, but I have done my best to be so in my studies, and also caught myself in giving meaning to things that didn't have any.
I think that a lot of the time I have events as the "checklist", and I can't alter either the position of the planets, or the actual events, unless I lie, which I don't know that I do, if I do, as I strive not to.
For example. Jupiter rules luck and expansion, Venus money, (both among other things)
Before transit Jupiter entered Taurus last year, and neared my natal Venus I was really in big trouble money wise, and I was comforting myself a little knowing that Jupiter would probably at least bring a relief from poverty. (Jupiter is often pleasant that is why we say yubiii when we get happy I guess)
And as soon as it was getting close enough, to have effect, a secondary income that was kind of lucky appeared, and has kept me free of worries of ending up a bag lady for a while.
Just as Jupiter was spot on my Venus, a distant relative send note that she heard that I needed a car, and I could get her old one for free as she didn't need it any more (there's a lot of horsepower in a car, Jupiter rules horses, and also things that we use to travel far, and as I live far away from everything, the car was for travelling far)) , but of cause as Mars(ruling cars) had just turned retrograde in my second house (things I own), and so many things I owned broke down at once (all mechanical, and Mars rules mechanics) which did cost me quite a lot of money, (the Mars retrograde I had not studied before as last time it retrograded I had not yet paid too much attention to Mars, so here I learned about some Mars effect by checking what was going on in the horoscope when everything broke down) And also Mercury ruling traffic had already slowed down to turn retrograde.
I would never have bought a car at that astrological time, but since it was free, and I didn't want to be someone who turned down a free car, because i believed in astrology, I accepted with much thank you. But of cause at the second trip in the car a red light saying STOP!! started to go on, and a trip to the mechanic told me it was a death trap, and as I had a dream shortly before I knew I would get the car, that I went of the road in a car that felt similar to drive, I'm going to bury it, before it buries me,
sniff it would have been so good to have a car.
But I would have saved the money for the mechanic had I turned down the car because the horoscope had already told me that it wasn't in good condition, though it looked pretty well.
Now that Jupiter has just passed the natal Venus I just got news that the secondary lucky income, that came with Jupiter nearing the Venus will disappear again, but are not too worried as other factors tell the archetypal story of things starting to move fast career wise, very soon, and one would think that would bring some income as well.
Also as the huge economical ruin I had was shown by other factors that have passed, I would think it probably don't get that bad again any time soon.
So this is kind of how I use it.