I bought a new computer this week. I’ve been struggling to get it set up. I guess, fighting with a computer is a Mars Uranus thing. Unfortunately, Win 11 broke my astrology program, in unusual ways.
It’s okay, because my old machine is working until I can get the new one settled. But in this process, I had to call for help.
I’ve had the software I use (Kepler), since the early 90’s. It was a DOS program back then. The original people are still running the company so we’ve known each other for almost thirty years!
The gal was loading the program on my machine, remotely, to make sure it wasn’t a user error causing the problem. There comes a point in this process where you import your birth data. It’s a pretty fast process, but…
But I have just shy of 17,000 charts in my program. So it’s loading and loading and loading and loading.. she made a remark and it hit me. 100 charts would probably be “a lot”. The only way you’re going to have this number of charts is to be a full time astrologer for decades.
I thought about all the people I’ve talked to over the years, also all these charts which doesn’t even take into account all the auxiliary charts I’ve looked at. Composite charts, return charts, progressed charts, daily charts… and never the same chart, twice!
It’s endless, isn’t it?
I wonder what AI would do with all this data, as compared to what I do? I guess this is the difference between a person with a heart, a soul, a conscience, and a machine that lacks these things.
I really wonder what the next iteration or generation of “me” will be. For now, this is a place to access one hell of a lot of experience, not just mine but the experience of the true, human collective that gathers here.
Afterthought: I’ve spent my life doing this and it’s a blip in time, because prior to this, charts had to be calculated by hand. No one would have 17K of them.
Looking ahead, I don’t think people are going to bother learning astrology the way I did, on account of AI. You ask a question and it gives you an instant answer. Today you might question it but in a year? Five years? Ten?
I don’t see people learning astrology the hard way. It’s going to wind up some algorithm that scores you and whatever the machine says, is.