Dorothy asks on “Insanity Trumps Astrology”:
“Yeah but……if someone looks at the astrology chart to discover personality traits, is that not the whole nature/nurture argument? Someone with a difficult chart, who had a fairly nurturing environment, vs. someone who did not? Or are we saying that the astrology chart also determines more than just the personality, but everything else in that person’s life (parents, siblings, friends, economic background, education), etc? Someone with a mother who saw that their child needs therapy, intervention, vs. someone who got no such help?”
Dorothy – sometimes it’s not the parent. Some people who are horrible and/or under-perform have parents who are adequate, if not better than that. They still make the choices they make.
Others come from nothing or very poor conditions. They manage to be excellent people anyway. A chart shows what you’ve got to work with but ultimately people have free will.
I have been on my own since I was fifteen years old. I had to come up from homeless when there was no such thing as a “homeless shelter” or a free meal. I am far happier than most.
In contrast there are people out there who have had nothing but non-stop help for years and in some case they’ve had help for decades. They still do nothing with their lives.
The way I see it, a person is dealt their cards but how they play them is entirely up to them over time. There is not much you can do when you’re ten, but when you’re thirty (post the Saturn Return)? Assuming an able mind and body, I consider you completely responsible for the conditions of your life whatever they may be.
Again, astrology shows what you’ve got to work with, not what you’re going to do.