I am an Evolutionary Astrologer— this is one of the labels I identify with. One of the reasons this label speaks to me is that it nurtures my curiosity and always keeps me searching for more meaning. I want to understand all the possibilities in order to determine Truth.
Mostly I am not inclined to believe most Truths and at the same time, I am aware that I buy into beliefs that come from culture, sub-culture, family, ancestry and so on.
This becomes complicated when objectively viewing the astrological work I do with clients over a period of time. Shall I hold on to the principles I have been taught or stay open to new views and information? It is a balancing act. Sometimes the principles turn out to not be viable. The phrase from Jeffrey Wolfe Green and Kim Marie, “observation and correlation” has always stuck with me. Not everything is Truth and it takes time to become comfortable in accepting a possibly newly revealed Truth through observation and correlation to the principles one had become adamantly drawn to.
All of this is presuming there is bottom line Truth and that one can awaken to Truths one has not previously known and one can accept that Truths can be understood via the lens of one’s conditioning or culture. The problem comes in when the truth is distorted for a variety of purposes— to control, feel important, to get what one wants, or through simple lack of ability to intellectually work through the validity of Truth. I am not so sure that the “feeling” of Truth is valid as feeling can be subjective and still subject to the same distortions and lack of ability to feel objectively. I can hear voices in my head now of various relatives, teachers, friends, intuitives and clients arguing with this and telling me I am missing this piece of the picture or another. That is probably true. Hey, I was just having coffee, reading a Mountain Astrologer article, pondering the rising Sun which led to reflecting on Truth.
The article, by the way, was called The Dour Astrologer, and is in the latest issue, August/September. That magazine always gives me lots to get distracted with when I should be working on other things.
Even then, in a month, a year, another life, it may be clear that the Truth I believed, was a distortion or a fantasy or a conditioned response. To the best of my ability, even when I am sounding pretty sure of myself in an interpretation of a birth chart or in the monthly newsletters, my intention is to practice (key word is practice, meaning the skill has not perfected) staying open to other possibilities of expression of Truth based on Natural principles.
I am grateful for the time this morning to look at the view and ponder my intentions, but mostly I am grateful for the people who come into my life and have astrological conversations with me. When clients share their thoughts, their life experiences and are not just listening to me go on and on, that’s when the richness of astrology and potential to reach closer to Truth for both client and astrologer emerges.Share, please and thank you.