The recent stock market downturn was not so difficult for me.
For one thing, I am not in the market. For another, I was able to tell my friends who were to get out about two weeks ahead of time. I think I saved them around ten million dollars all told. Not bad.
You can ask them for copies of the emails, those of you who know who they are.
Well, there was one exception, a good friend who didn’t believe me, and he lost about 70% of his portfolio this month.
I would like to say that my prescience was all because of astrology.
Sure enough, Mars and Venus in Libra aspected by Saturn would suggest troublesome desires and motility within restriction in areas of banking and markets.
However, I hadn’t relied on that for my prediction.
I relied on the guy at Peoplenomics. He is a meditator who uses web bot predictions to cast his prognostications. He’s also been right a few times before, and I recommend his site.
Ethics in Astrology: Part One
This is a HUGE topic, but perhaps I can start off, as I typically do, with an analogy.
Astrology is like cat sitting.
Someone is giving the keys to their house to you whenever they give you their birth information. Everything that is important to them is going to be accessible by another human being.
I don’t blame politicians for being wiley with their birth info. No electioneering compares with the power of the astrologer. Reagan knew it.
Considering the house analogy, an astrologer can go into the basement, into the bedroom, into the bathroom chest while the client isn’t looking.
Everything can be known just from the chart.
But there is a job to do, and you must do it and don’t veer from it.
So that is why the ethics of the astrologer is PARAMOUNT.
The astrologer must be ethical, upright, and utterly dependable in these things. This in fact is the first criterion of an astrologer.
I am that.
Do not do astrology if you can not stand up in these virtues and do not consult an astrologer if they can not.
The pursuit of book‐learning brings about daily increase.
The practice of Tao brings about daily loss. Repeat this loss
again and again, and you arrive at inaction. Practice inaction,
and there is nothing which cannot be done.
‐ Lao Tzu
Renay Oshop - teacher, searcher, researcher, immerser, rejoicer, enjoying the interstices between Twitter, Facebook, and journals.