Awhile back the soldier noted the affinity between his career in Special Forces and mine as an astrologer. He meant that we both had unique callings and he was pointing how we were both unusual, even as teenagers. But I went immediately to the bottom floor… to basement with this.
Because socially most would agree introducing your new man… a highly trained killer is going to turn some heads and leave most people nervous and gulping. But I can tell you firsthand I have identified myself as an astrologer and nothing but for about 15 years and doing so has been a social death to the same degree from day one.
People just don’t get you. They don’t want to get you. They just want their family member to dump you can come back with someone safe like a dental hygienist. Someone normal.
And it doesn’t matter if the man I am with is happy beyond recognition. I still cannot be embraced or even accepted for that matter. It just doesn’t happen. You’re an irritant. So when laws like these are considered, never mind passed, it’s very painful. Because I know it feeds the fire and drives the prejudice even deeper.
And am I going to stop being an astrologer? Well, no. That’s not an option. I was born to be an astrologer, I have been at this since I was 8 years old. What am I to do when they make my proudly lived life invalid, illegal and repugnant? What do you do?
Anyone out there with feelings about this?