I’d like to know if you ever felt skeptical about astrology in you life, if there was a moment you thought “this thing doesn’t work”, and what situation made you think of it.
I know that now, you clearly believe in it, so what was the moment, the situation that you were sure of it, that it really works and makes sense.
I was introduced to astrology when I was eight years. I thought it was neato-spiff but I was skeptical! I wasn’t sure it would work and even if it did, I wasn’t sure it would work for me.
My grandfather had told me it was “hard” and I believed him. I never came to any conclusions at that time.I left home when I was fifteen years old. At that point, I had other priorities, like survival. But in my early twenties, I’d established myself.
One of the things I did, in order to feel like an adult, was that I sent people birthday and Christmas cards. These cards were from me, as an independent person. I had an elaborate address book (pre-computer), and listed the names of my friends by month.
One day I noticed that the birthdays of my friends were smashed together. This made me think of astrology again. I started to study. I didn’t believe anything for a long, long time. By nature, I’m skeptical. Very skeptical.
As I began to think astrology might work, I still didn’t think it would work for me. But I kept studying.
Over the next five years, I read hundreds of books. I think I read every astrology book in print at the time. There was no Internet at the time. I went so far as to request books, so obscure, I had to sit in the library and read them! Yep. I ordered rare titles through inter-library loan and sat in the reference area of the library, reading and taking notes, under supervision of the librarian.
Eventually, I came to believe that astrology worked…for others! For Stephen Arroyo, for example. But as far a feeling confident in my ability to use astrology effectively…this took close to ten years. It took more than twenty years if you count from when I was eight!
So to answer your question…I started out skeptical and stayed that way for a long time. I made no leaps of faith whatsoever.
Today, the validity of astrology is undeniable in my mind. But I had to have this proved to me, by me, in the only way I truly trust – real life experience.
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