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Dealing With Fate - Is Our Fortune In Our Stars Or Our Choice?

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« on: October 11, 2007, 11:20:56 am »

      The easiest way to predict the future is to understand the past. All of us have groaned at one time or another, "Not again. It's always the same old thing." The fact is everyone has a choice set of "same things" or "same themes." Your themes are not going to be the same as mine and vice versa, but conquer them you must or they will hound you throughout your life. Name three or four "same themes" in your life. Astrology can help you quickly identify them, plus the timing of their appearances. See the pattern. Figure out the core meaning. Resolve the riddle and move on. Most of us occupy ourselves pruning the tree of life, trying to make it better. This is good, but if you want permanent and abiding change you're going to have to get to the roots. And the roots are most often in the unconscious, in records not easily accessible. Outer planet transits will describe situations and opportunities in your life timed to liberate you from the patterns of the past. Understanding the dynamics of change before change comes into the physical can sometimes allow growth independent of outer circumstances.

      Prayer undoubtedly makes a difference. If we want to turn around our fate we need to be in partnership with the hand that molded it. I once saw the possibility of tremendous danger to a man's life. Being a spiritually inclined person, he prayed for help in the form of a novena to Archangel Michael. Three weeks later his car was hit by a train. He was shaking for a week, his car was demolished, but he walked out of that accident completely whole. All astrologers can prime their business with stories of precise predictions that came true, but the best stories of all are those when the wheel of fate was turned around. It takes a very positive spin!

      The Internet has made education a commodity almost anyone can avail himself of during his leisure time. Never have we had so great an opportunity for an educated people, instantly aware of each other's thoughts, to unite their wills to bring about change. There is an x factor in prediction that simply wasn't there before. The public has never had so great a chance of becoming illumined or inflamed!

      Fate evolves as we do. In the Old Testament, the return of karma was often instantaneous. A man leaned on the sacred Ark of the Covenant. He was struck down by a lightning bolt. With the advent of Jesus Christ and the Piscean Age came the concept of grace. "You are forgiven. Go and sin no more." It has been said that Pisces is the Age of Saviors and that in Aquarius each one must sit under his own vine and fig tree. The collective fate seems caught up in a purging of areas of consciousness whose existence we did not even recognize 400 years ago! Some have suffered earthquakes in their hometowns, others have experienced cataclysm within their psyche. Having witnessed the workings of the hand of destiny in thousands of charts, I don't believe fate to be inevitable. People who have experienced death and returned to talk about it, tell of changes made in their original life plan. Moreover, the outer circumstance may not weigh as much as the response and inner integration of the experience in terms of self transformation. .Family charts show how an even tragic situation can be an opportunity for each member of the family who has come to play a specific role . The riddle we inherit, with its labyrinth of turns and cast of characters seems to be a given, but the plot can take many turns.

      Marsilio Ficino was a Renaissance philosopher who departed from the astrological traditions of his day. Ficino mused that if physical substance could alchemically be altered so could the substance that makes us vulnerable to Fate. From Greene: "A bad transit, for the average medieval astrologer, meant a time when fate would deal a blow to the individual which might be averted, but probably could not be, and therefore must be accepted in true Platonic spirit. To Ficino, a bad transit began to emerge as a kairos, a right moment when a new relationship might be made with fate through what he called natural magic." In the Hermetic tradition, Ficino understood that man could be a co-creator with God. This is the stuff of Mystical traditions of the last 100 years and may be the wand of the 21st century.
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