The re-enchantment of everyday life through Astrology
One of saddest transitions in life is when friends or older siblings or parents say: ”There is no Santa, honey, it was us all the time” “ we bought your presents and re-arranged the furniture and hid the biscuits in the morning”…
At that moment, enchantment leaves our lives and we become cynics or “adults”, as if adulthood meant that Magic should be over and whenever we give any indication of believing in things that we cannot see or touch, surely we must be in need of psychiatric help. To concentrate in mystery is a matter of primitive, not very clever people.
Yet, we use our mobile phones all the time, make use of electricity daily and most of us don’t have the slightest idea of how these two things work.
Women, we know that our periods coincide with the Moon cycle, but are afraid to ask if this could be something other than a coincidence.
No wonder that this is how we spend most of our adult lives battling against anxiety and discontent.
By willingly eradicating mystery out of our lives we agree to live in a world without fairy tales, without sparkle, without magic.
Still, even ignoring it, mystery is all around us.
It is a mystery that we can think of someone before they ring us, or before they come to see us. It is also a mystery that we keep making friends that share the same birthday; or that you dream of someone who we meet next day unexpectedly.
We live daily with these mysteries and yet we are so eager to want to explain everything “scientifically”. As if we could.
The best one is that we, so familiarly, speak of God as if we knew what it was.
Yet, we become so righteous about Astrology being not true, as if we knew.
So every once in a while we have to go the Psychiatrist and ask for Prosac or something that will alleviate our disenchantment with life.
The Birthchart and Astrology put us in contact with our lost paradise, with Mythology, with the mystery of our lives, without necessarily trying to explain it, but merely helping us live with it, in a more creative and accepting way.
Acceptance, this is the big word within Astrology. How much is free will and how much is about acceptance of one’s own Fate or Moira?
If we take the free will bit too far, we can be in Hubris and yet, we are compelled to prove to ourselves that acceptance is our last resort.
The Greeks seemed to obey and worship the Gods,daring not ask why, so who are WE to think that we may do without obeying?
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