Is there such a thing as bad luck in astrology? I’m curious, because we’re often told to persevere in face of difficult times but I wonder if it wouldn’t be smart to actually call some things `bad luck’ & move on. What are some signs/aspects/transits that mark bad luck, if you believe there’s such a thing?
This is a great question. I don’t have a definitive answer but I’ll take a run at this off the top of my head and we can see what others think.
Luck is associated with Jupiter. Jupiter is a benefic. Simplistic, maybe, but “benefits” and “luck” are not bad.
If you study tarot or something, you may think in terms of things being “reversed”; but astrology is not tarot.
Vedic astrologers do believe in bad luck… long periods of bad luck but again, Western astrology is not Vedic astrology.
Jupiter is also associated with God who I don’t believe is bad. You may have less or more luck (or blessings) but I’m not sure this adds up to “anti-luck”.
It may be that “bad luck” is misidentified. For example, you see someone who seems to have everything. The person appears to win all the time and routinely land on his or her feet. That’s good luck!
Does the person who does not enjoy these things have bad luck?
Or do they simply have heavier burdens or a harder road to hoe?
In my mind, the person who is saddled can have great luck. I’m probably like this myself. I don’t have any bad luck but I do have impediments and hardships, out-of-bounds responsivities and torturing of all kinds. It’s been this way throughout my life but “luck” is not what’s brought this upon me.
My husband feels he has bad luck but I don’t agree. If luck is a blessing, he was certainly was blessed with looks and brains, creativity, ingenuity, charisma… does this sound like bad luck to you? He’s dodged countless bullets and gotten away with murder. His life is arduous and always has been, but it’s because he chose the hard road, which he believed he was destined for. Free will, okay?
I think we’re the same. We both exercised our free will and we’ve both be very, very lucky, throughout our lives. I guess you have to define “bad luck”. If something bad keeps happening to you, is is bad luck or more a situation where you fail to discern you’re barking up the wrong tree?
I once worked with a man who had looked for a job for three years and found nothing. Is this bad luck?
I don’t think it is.
“You’ve been fishing the same hole the same way for three years. Has it not occurred to you to fish elsewhere or at least change your bait?
There’s another angle worth mentioning. Most people agree, you can have the “bad luck” of being caught in a traffic jam but in reality, you’re being spared the accident you were going to have, a mile down the road. Or maybe you just need to pause a minute?
It almost comes down to your perspective (Jupiter). Glass half-empty or half-full? I’m going with full.
To answer the last part of this question… I think it’s fine and healthy to blow off bad happenings in your life, especially if it only happens once. It’s when you find yourself in the same story, over and over again, you should probably take a look.
But even if you take a look, you may not figure it out. Luckily, some things in life are mysterious.
What do you think about astrology and luck?