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Astrology in its Modern Form: a Rotten Shell of its Original State

Updated on October 21, 2009

Astrologers enamored with modern methods claim that astrology must “...promote human freedom...” and that ancient astrology “...is not aligned with modern times...”

Instead, our findings tell us this: modern astrology’s psycho-speak, trippy subjectivity and softened-up-reality-to-the-point-of-distortion drives you to cloud and misjudge reality and tells you what you want to hear. The escapist and fly-in-the-face-of-truth inspirational babble of modern astrology makes it easier to sell books and drawn-out counseling sessions through its exclusive application. This is by design.

Ancient astrology calls it like it is, pointing out the hard, cold realities of life and giving you infinitely more clarity.

There’s nothing “limiting” about ancient methods involving astrology (and numerology) other than helping you limit delusional thinking.

The revered astrologers and number mystics of days of old wouldn’t be amused if they learned what has become of these ancient esoteric sciences.

There is no room for political correctness in delineation and prediction, and you have to wonder about those who promote such programs. Distorting the foundation of a body of science (based on empirical observation) to make it sexier, more appealing to the masses, and adhere to a sales target and philosophical agenda is a crime against those who worked so hard to develop the practices since the dawn of humanity. This tragedy has been occurring during the last 100 years or so. The truth will eventually come out, and we are happy to be a part of the process.

Although, thankfully, the world is moving towards equal rights for all, not everyone is born with the same levels of ability and the same amount of karmic reward in life. Your soul (not your personality in this life) may have chosen steep adversity in any number of life situations, yet being promised a magic solution, an imaginary escape through feel-good astrological poetry, is preposterous and snake-oil marketing at its worst.

Most Core Life Experiences Are Fated


The Led Zeppelin song “Stairway to Heaven” notes “...there’s still time to change the road you’re on...” and there is in some cases (which is likely fated too in our view), but remember our theory that at least 75% of all life circumstances—the main stuff, the core events of your life—are predestined.

Some have asked if it’s possible to use that remaining 25% to create whatever you want, no matter what, and if it would alter the rest of your personal fate. While we do believe it’s possible to “create” within the framework of your fate, we’ve noticed through empirical research that no one, no matter how aware or spiritual they are, can change the major conditions that are fated (and predictable) in their life. You certainly have free will, but it will not allow you to sidestep destined experiences. “Creating reality with your thoughts” only goes so far.

Outrageous Claims by New Age Marketers

We understand that our convictions contrast with some of the “experts” on the best-seller lists, such as those who claim “anything is possible.” Without having actually done the intuitive/psychic work and, or work involving comprehensive charting with astrology and numerology to test the “anything is possible” belief--we’ve found no other ways to properly examine the idea that immutable life circumstances exist for everyone—you must ask yourself how any ethical person in their right mind can make such wild claims as “infinite blessings are available to you--all you have to do is read my book, pay for my seminar,...” et al.

By declaring that the law of attraction alone was responsible for creating something, yet not having thoroughly examined if that something was already fated to happen, you must ask yourself, how can the author of The Secret legitimately make such claims? What about the many people who have bought the book or seen the movie who gave it their all in the context of The Secret guidance, but couldn’t manifest what they wanted? What is the author’s response to those people, besides holding them accountable, e.g., not “believing” enough, or ignoring an additional angle to The Secret that they must investigate for another $19.95?

Trap of Using Modern Methods Exclusively


Astrologers who move beyond modern methods eventually discover that a huge amount of information, past, present, and future, about your life can be seen in the comprehensive charts.

Those who don’t move beyond modern methods and philosophies speak of fate and destiny as two different concepts: “Destiny is just potential and fate is what happens if you don’t make an effort to reach your destiny.” In this line of thinking, the term destiny is made inspirational and fate is designated as something to be avoided at all costs. This is false and misleading, of course, and it’s the type of pull-the-wool-over-your-eyes, creative language that steers you away from truth.

Personal Adversity is Necessary for Growth


Such an approach inherently denies the necessity (spiritually speaking) and unavoidability of varying degrees of personal adversity. Destiny and fate show up in the comprehensive charts as the same thing, we’ve found, and we believe anyone who tells you otherwise may mean well, but ultimately is merely reading poetry to you instead helping you to constructively face and deal with the actualities of life through constructive analysis of your charts.

Copyright © 2009 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo

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