On yesterday’s post Lies We Tell Ourselves (And Others), jana wrote that she thought this would be a great topic for the Colosseum.
Angie followed up, “Would it be possible for this to be a mini-reading/consult topic?”
Stella56 and Karrma also expressed interest and Jilly posed the question on the boards: Are you living in accord with your deepest nature?
I spent the day, thinking this through. I offer a short consult in regards to a person’s solar return. This works well for a solar return chart, but don’t think it would work for this other purpose. I am sorry, but I don’t think this would work in a 15 minute deal.
It’s a good idea in theory, but in practice, when you tell someone something about themselves, that is mostly foreign to them, it confuses them. They’ve got to be able to ask questions, that you damned well better be able to answer in way they can understand. Otherwise this is no service at all.
Imagine someone sending their data I come back with, “You are this and this and this but not this?” And what if they read it and can’t relate to to it? The odds of that are fairly high, but even if they can relate to it in some way, they are still going to need clarification.
I’m speaking from experience here and I mean experience on both sides of the equation. People have told me things about myself over the years, that they knew before I did and this stuff can mess you up if they get it wrong, or if you misinterpret what they say. In a short form, there is a huge risk of miscommunication. It would turn me into something akin to a psychic making pronouncements, when in reality, I am anything but.
I am a person of depth. If I can’t back up my statements with mountains of evidence, I am highly unlikely to say the thing in the first place and this is all lost when there’s no opportunity for dialogue.
“Elsa, you’re a ________.”
“Why do I say that?”
“For these reasons…”
Post an exchange like that, I can go off and weigh the information. A conversation like is likely to help me, and pose minimum risk.
As to how this might work in the Colosseum, I am not sure it would. I want this not to be the case, so I am going to continue to mull it, but it seems to me is that a person in a workshop would want their chart scrutinized. They’d want to have a conversation about what they can’t see in *their* chart, so it seems this is a topic more suited to private consultation.
I may be able to teach how I would discern this from a chart, but I don’t know if I have a method. I have to mull this some more. Because the way this happens now, is organic. I listen the the person and I know by instinct, the chart, or whatever combination of things, what is authentic and what is not. It’s got to be my 8th house.
Here is a weird thing. I go to confession now. I primarily confess to one priest or the other. One of them misunderstands everything I say. The other one does not. I think I get something out of it either way, but maybe you see what I mean. They both mean well and have similar training, but one is in the head, the other comes from the gut.
I don’t know that you can teach the gut thing, so at the moment, I can’t see away to treat this outside of private consultation, and even then, I’m not sure it would work as the focus. I don’t know. To date, it’s something that comes out in conversation and it may be that this is how it works.
I’m really sorry about this. Maybe I’ll see another angle over time. I do appreciate the interest and the food for thought.