Most know we are not a PC type household, this is something I am proud of. We acknowledge our blood, our culture, our genes and whatever else you can think of. We boast and gloat and mock ourselves and others regardless of whether you approve of our conversation. In short we act like Italians and expect other Italians to act like Italians and we are never let down on that front.
Now you can deny cultural differences if you like. You can deny your culture and you can deny mine. You can deny your genes and try to deny my genes too but if you do you will never understand the Moon in astrology. Something (or someone) looks and feels like “home” to you and whatever that is, it is rooted in the soul. Even if you are a wanderer or some kind of gypsy this is so.
There is a trend now where people claim they are not really what they are. There are facebook quizzes where people test, then proclaim themselves “80% black” when they have blond hair and blue eyes. I am flabbergasted by this. It would be like me saying I’m 70% Asian, er… excuse me but that is insane.
I have written before how our culture worships solar energy and devalues the Moon. This is a major mistake. Whether you like it or not you come from a clan and your roots go back and I mean WAAAAY back.
If you are confused about your roots you will not be able to acknowledge someone else’s and if you’re in this condition you should stay the hell out of counseling, that’s for sure. Working as an astrologer these days, you are going to have clients around the globe and if expect a Filipino woman to have the same emotional reaction to something I would, I am going to be completely misguided. If I expect an Indian woman to prioritize things the same way I do, I will be completely unable to help her. You have absolutely got to honor a person’s history and a people’s way of doing things.
I am talking culture on a broad scale here but if you look closer in there are still marked differences. For example, a woman who grew up in Salina, Kansas is going to be very different from a woman who grew up in Boston, MA and a person is simply not going to understand these nuances when in denial of their own blood and family influence.
A few weeks ago my sister asked me what I thought of the “one world” idea and I just laughed. Sounds like a horror story to me, we are not the Borg. That fact I honor my roots is a pretty good indication I will honor yours.
How in touch are you with your lunar side?