I want to continue to discuss how bias affects astrologers and other common mistakes people make when trying to read charts.
There is a general tendency to overemphasize astrology and deny a person’s free will. For example, a person might will see something in a chart and conclude that the person is a cheater.
This is ridiculous. Common sense should tell you that a person has a choice when they decide to strip down and have sex with someone. Pointing to an aspect in a chart to explain the behavior is as silly as saying the dog ate your homework.
Predicting behavior and making assumptions like this indicts the innocent. It may be a bias against a certain aspect. Let’s say the astrologer was cheated on by someone with that aspect; now they project the behavior on others who have that aspect. This is very common!
It may also be, the astrologer is simply incompetent. Or they may lack the life experience which will eventually teach them not to draw these type of conclusions. Whatever the reason for the error, it’s gravely wrong.
While I am at it, astrologers who tell people they will never marry or be happy fall into this group. How the hell would they know?
I’m an astrologer…a good one. I’ve been at this for four decades! There is no way I know what you are going to do for the next 30 or 40 years!
I don’t know what the people around you are going to do.
I don’t know if a hurricane is going to destroy your house in 12 years and how that might affect you.
I just don’t know and you have so many choices along the way. How can I possibly know how your life will turn out in 40 years?
Astrology is enormously helpful in delineating the challenges a person faces, both innately and during a certain time frame. It can accurately describe the current climate a person is dealing with and it offers truly amazing insight around how they’re put together psychologically.
A good astrologer can offer you exceptional advice, tailored to your psyche and your situation, but they surely can’t tell you if you’re going to step on a crack in the sidewalk ten years out because you have control.
It’s terrifically sad when an astrologer does this to someone – they wind up being robbed of opportunities in life.
It’s like a bad parent who says, “No one will ever marry you.”
Are you kidding me?
How the hell do they know?
But this happens all the time. I know it does, because I routinely work with people who’ve has this experience.
Here’s another post in this vein…
If you read charts, do you recognize your limitations as an astrologer? Have you ever gone beyond them?