Astrologers are much like analysts – we want to be right. We analyze data to understand a confusing world of inconsistency, feelings, double speak and people’s rationalizations of their actions under the mantle of philosophies and religions.
If you accept the world as non-rational, it’s an easier place to be. Trying to apply a rational standard to the world simply creates frustration.
On the flip side, I do believe the world runs by patterns if not logic and reason.
The last Get Smart movie starring Steve Carell creates the perfect image of the analyst. Carell is Maxwell Smart, an analyst who dreams of being a special agent. Smart has written bulky report after bulky report that his colleagues don’t read. When asked questions, Smart’s reply often goes something like, “It was in the report on page 726.”
Smart, aptly named, has all the answers, if someone would just pay attention.
The Western world runs on ideas of reason and likewise I believe we carry this trait culturally and which is why our religions are also tinted with this need to be right.
As an American, I was surprised to find in other countries you can discuss religion peacefully without the need to be right or convert others to your views. Discussing religion without anyone getting or telling others they were wrong was a surreal surprise.
While astrology is associated with divination, I’m turning to the view that its true purpose is creative engagement with life in the way of artists. You can explore images and not always identify with those images.
What’s called divination, though, is part of the fun of astrology, the same way betting in a sports pool is fun. You have some background information, you have some personal preferences and you bet accordingly.
I’ve been staying far, far away from election predictions for two main reasons: 1) I don’t know how to make election predictions using astrology and 2) I fear making wrong predictions taints the practice of astrology. Once something is branded divination, it must be 100 percent accurate.
Yet, I keep having a feeling about the winner. I decided to let go of whether I’m right or wrong simply because it doesn’t matter. One blog on the blogosphere getting it right or wrong isn’t important in this vast, great universe.
For a while I’ve been feeling the winner of the US Presidential election will be Mitt Romney.
When I look at the weather forecast on my phone, I see pictures of rain for the next five days. Saturn in Scorpio, which we’ll experience for the next two years, feels a lot like that weather forecast.
The energy of Saturn in Scorpio, Pluto in Capricorn and Neptune in Pisces seems more aligned with the energy of Mitt Romney. Romney is a man of water sign sensibilities five of the ten planets in the horoscope in water signs (Scorpio and Pisces). He is the rain. He’s a man who believes in the efficiency of bankruptcy proceedings over bold, daring actions. This is more aligned with Capricorn and Scorpio energy than the current president’s fire and air chart.
Capricorn and Scorpio are both very serious, not dreamers. Both are prone to fear of the paranoid kind, thinking others are out to get them because they don’t understand that others have a more fluid idea of life.
Capricorn is about law and order (sound like the campaign speech of a past Capricorn president?) not about hope and glory.
Scorpio is focused and driven and enjoys a walk on the dark side.
Both Capricorn and Scorpio are prone to depression and taking a “glass half empty” approach to life.
Capricorn is shrewd while Scorpio is perceptive.
While I’m feeling Romney is going to win, I’m also feeling that he’s not going to like it much.
It’s on Page 729
Astrology is analytical and there are far superior astrologers out there analyzing past data, looking at angles and arcs and progressions and transits. I’m sure they have much better reasons for their picks. I’d trust them if you’re betting money.
I’m simply feeling Romney in the air, in the storms and in the economy.