Astrology and Astrologers — what thinks you?? Freaks or freaking smoking?

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As a blogger I normally ask nothing of you.

I don’t ask you to go and vote for my kids, or “share” some crap about a fucking cactus or go and buy some piece of shit, that I went to buy and now I want you to share the pain and go and make the same mistake.

I am a really non-demanding sort of blogger.

I show up from time to time — take a dump on this page — -you stop by, you make a decision to read it or not —- some of you kindly — SOME OF YOU NOT ALL OF YOU—- leave comments and that is appreciated.

Except Hank, he can keep his fucking comments.

Anyway, I am going to ask you to please comment on the concept of Astrology and Astrologers.

I attended a talk a few weeks ago around fertility/astrology.

I was sent a press invite — I still get astounded when people invite me to things.  I keep wondering, have they met me, do they know how many time I say “fuck” and if there is an open wine bar, I am going to be a total fuck ‘tard.

Anyway, I received this invitation – it was at the Mount Nelson —- I would pretty much go to the Mount Nelson for breakfast/brunch if they were opening an envelope.

It’s the Mount Nelson {swoon} people.

I had a busy week, so had not really spent much time thinking about this talk/presentation I was going to attend.

It was on Friday, 3rd February 2017.  I had not given it a moment’s thought, until I was driving there.

I am not sure if I am the only person who has chats with themselves in the car — but does it out loud.

Usually I have a maximum of two voices, so it is loosely a conversation.   I find it a good way to work through my thoughts but it needs to be done out loud.

“I had the following thoughts running through my head- in no particular order”

“I really hope there is bacon on the buffet”

“I really hope there is bacon left when I get there because clearly I forgot how many cars there are travelling on the N1 at the same time..”

“I really love bacon ……….. mmmmm ……. bacon”

“Why am I going to this shit anyway …. I usually say no to this sort of thing …….. why did I not just say no ….”

“It’s too late now — yeah —- see you were all polite and said ‘count me in’ and now I want a note from my mom to say I don’t have to go”

“There better be fucking bacon there…”

“Cheese and rice astrology — if someone talks about a moon risking in Uranus I am seriously going to snort bubbles…”

“I don’t think I will know anyone there ….. I can already feel my social anxiety climbing ….. fuck why did I say yes to this shit”

“Astrology.  Astrology.  ASTRO-LO-FUCKING-GY,  I cannot even picture how shit this is going to be.”

“Please let there be bacon, not that chicken bacon bull-shit, I am talking kill-a-pig bacon……”

“I do not believe in astrology — if someone asks my star sign I am going to have to think of something clever to say and not just punch them in the vagina… or just roll my eyes in contempt”

“Okay, calm down — take a breath, you are nearly there,  You don’t have to believe this horse-shit, you just have to go along and listen to the presentation ….. and then you can do afternoon drinking ….. ”

So in summary.

I arrived, I knew no one in the room.

You immediately knew there were serious journo’s as they had brought their bus sized laptops and they were typing before the presentation had even started.

It was very organised and I was made to feel very important.  I had a name badge and everything.

I told the very kind person at the table that I have a social phobia and instead of me walking into the room and finding a place, I asked her if she could show me to a chair.

She did it willingly, happily and with grace — and was very attentive. I sat down at a table, everyone said hello, and I immediately forgot everyone’s names — and my eye sight has become that sort where I can no longer see the fine print on name badges.

I find that leaning close to someone’s chest to read their badge sends an entirely wrong message and then you are ostracised and can’t lean in to see other people’s chests at close hand.

There was no fucking bacon.  I know, the disappointment ran deep people, deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeepppppppppp.

I want to write a separate blog about what I experienced, I have been sitting with this for a month now.

People I had a shift of consciousness.  Maybe.

I felt like I had been given the privilege to peak behind the curtain — and it was fucking marvelous.  Maybe.

 

The part where I am asking you to contribute is what is your understanding when you here the words “Astrology” or “Astrologers.”

What happens in that space between your ears?

Do you break out in a light sweat and go “horse shit” or do you swat it away like an annoying fly?  Or does it just not feature in your world?

Do you picture people in lots of scarves living in a caravan at village fairs —– and then you wonder, dude if you could tell the future accurately, why the fuck would you be living in a fucking caravan???

There is the accepted or general description of Astrology on Wikipedia — the question I am asking for feedback on is the following:

  1. Do you believe in astrology?
  2. Do you believe in an astrologists ability to predict something?
  3. Do you think there are good astrologers who are using something they have studied and they understand, to make certain predictions?
  4. Or is the terms “good astrologer” sort of the same as “good second hand car salesman?”
  5. Do you feel that the only good astrologer is an unemployed one without wi-fi access?
  6. Do you think they are good or evil?  Or neither??
  7. Do you think that your feelings around Astrology are connected to your feelings on religion — predicting the future is not really approved of in the bible, so anyone who does it is pretty much up for a bit of hell fire and brimstone?
  8. Or do you have another take on it all together?

I know now I am becoming this demanding blogger and actually asking you to engage with me.

I almost promise, I will never ask you to do anything for me again — I need some idea of what you think about Astrology and Astrologists.

I have a perception of them in my mind.  I have a perception of how you feel about them, and based on that I will write my article.

If I am wrong about your perception, then I want to write it from a different angle.

I seriously will not judge you if you want to beat every astrologer with a stick and tar and feather them.

I won’t judge you for anything you say —

I want to get a sense of how people feel about astrology/using astrology to interpret celestial cycles as signs of divine communication —-

Or do you just read your star signs in which ever magazine for shits and giggles, and believe it is all been put together by monkeys with pencils, and no sense?

I really really want to know what you think or astrology — if it is a non factor, then tell me it is a non-factor, or if you believe it to be true, or you think it is rubbish or charlatan’stuff.

You don’t have to defend your stand point — I  just want to know what your stand point is.  Really, I just want to know.

Please leave a comment — I really want to know what you think.

If you would prefer to leave a comment about bacon, that would be cool too!

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14 Comments

  1. Robert the Bruce

     /  March 25, 2017

    “These fortune tellers do find entertainment among princes and magistrates, from whom they receive large salaries; but, indeed, there is no class of men who are more pernicious to a commonwealth. For, as their skill lies in the adaptation of ambiguous predictions to events after they have happened, so it happens that a man who lives by falsehood shall by one accidental truth obtain more credit than he will lose by a hundred manifest errors.” – Nicolai, on the Vanity of Arts & Sciences

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  2. Carol Hutchinson

     /  March 10, 2017

    I don’t believe in astrology – there are three Aquarians in our house and we are all different! My ex boss at the Performing Arts (an ex journalist) told me that the weekly horoscopes in newspapers are usually written by drunk journalists 🙂 That being said – I cant help reading mine from time to time

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  3. Charne

     /  March 8, 2017

    Firstly; if there wasn’t any bacon, what was there?

    Secondly, i believe that maybe people born to the same star sign share similar traits and thats as far and deep as my belief runs. I wouldn’t be closed off to learning more though.

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  4. It’s total horseshit . I pointed out to one of these charlatans that the earth has in fact shifted its axis …so IF I were a Pices a gazillion years ago / according tot their charts/ I am in fact a Leo now …. He looked at me and nodded and said yes he’s aware BUT BUT BUT I’m still a Pices . I wanted to bite him hard . He looked like bacon …..

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  5. I’m not sure if I believe in astrology, but it does seem accurate when determining personalities according to months born. This makes me think that maybe, there is more social tendencies or influences in these months though, so maybe I don’t. I’m just not sure.

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  6. Alexandra

     /  March 3, 2017

    No, no, no etc. Basically I feel the same about astrology as I do about homeopathy (something diluted to million parts is going to work, really???)

    But at the same time I like to blame any personality failures on my star sign: I can’t make up my mind – it’s because I’m a Libran!

    Bacon has to be crispy, very crispy. Seriously if it is not crispy then it’s just pork.

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  7. Do you believe in astrology?
    no
    Do you believe in an astrologists ability to predict something?
    no
    Do you think there are good astrologers who are using something they have studied and they understand, to make certain predictions?
    in a psychological way i think good ones can read people and react appropriately, and I believe in the placebo effect.
    Or is the terms “good astrologer” sort of the same as “good second hand car salesman?”
    more or less accurate
    Do you feel that the only good astrologer is an unemployed one without wi-fi access?
    no, good for a laugh and to loosen up creative thinking in your head
    Do you think they are good or evil? Or neither??
    neither – depends on the individual
    Do you think that your feelings around Astrology are connected to your feelings on religion — predicting the future is not really approved of in the bible, so anyone who does it is pretty much up for a bit of hell fire and brimstone?
    nope. Don’t believe in religion either
    Or do you have another take on it all together?
    nope

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  8. Do you believe in astrology?
    Do you believe in an astrologists ability to predict something?
    Do you think there are good astrologers who are using something they have studied and they understand, to make certain predictions?
    Or is the terms “good astrologer” sort of the same as “good second hand car salesman?”
    Do you feel that the only good astrologer is an unemployed one without wi-fi access?
    Do you think they are good or evil? Or neither??
    Do you think that your feelings around Astrology are connected to your feelings on religion — predicting the future is not really approved of in the bible, so anyone who does it is pretty much up for a bit of hell fire and brimstone?
    Or do you have another take on it all together?

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  9. Total bummer on the bacon!!!! I don’t believe in star signs, I read them for fun 🙂 No belief or interest in the stars lining up and making things work in your life!

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  10. Ok, here are my answers – No, no, no, yes, yes, neither, not really (raised a Catholic but still read my star signs in the Fair Lady and then realised that it was a hand-me-down copy from my aunt so my predictions were actually history!) and number 8 – I think it is basically hogwash, but as a Libra I do like to hear both sides of the story and then choose to believe whatever I want!

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  11. I am a definite non-believer, and would never give any credence to anything star sign or predicting the future related. But for one exception, have you ever met a Gemini? I have yet to meet one who is not some days a Gem, most days a n…

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  12. No bacon?? What the hell!!

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  13. If I have to sum it up. I believe in astronomy but not astrology. I see it as (mostly) harmless entertainment. I would seriously question someone that pays money for a astrologer and then base life choices on what they say.

    But I have to add. I recently read an article with star sign personalities and I was completely shocked at how accurate it was for everyone whose star sign I knew. And as a kid, for fun, me and my friend use to read all the astrology sections in every magazine we could find. It was mostly nonsense, but I could remember there was one specific lady that was always accurate.

    And thinking about it now, my feelings on it is exactly the same as my religion. Agnostic.

    By the way, wasn’t there a thing recently that we might have the wrong star signs?

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