Which brings us to having to look at ourselves under a microscope. What is threatening us from being happy for a success not only for the astrologers involved, but for our selves as astrologers. Are we simply just green eyed jealous? Are we afraid that in time we will be held responsible for our craft? As it is currently, we get an easy pass with others just eye-rolling at the subject. Are we apprehensive and worried about these publicized predictions turning out to be wrong? Working with a minority candidate years ago, he explained that sometimes their own group can hurt them. There is a name for the concept, and it escapes me as I write, it is when a group holds back an individual breaking out of the comfort zone aiming for greatness, so that no one is better than the rest. I also have a relative that works in local government. Her first few years as an intern, part of her job was to tell the new people to hold back production and pace themselves, so the rest can slack off with out being noticed. I wish that were a joke, but it isn’t. Maybe good astrologers make the less disciplined look a bit shabby, I suspect that is really the crux of the tantrum of silence.
Astrology’s Sour Grapes
Anyone that refers to themselves as an astrologer has wondered, “Why are we not taken seriously?” We dream of a day that our observations can be shared with the masses. We want astrology accepted so our friends and family stop introducing us as “the cousin that speaks that Moon talk.” This is what now baffles me, why not just congratulate and appreciate the respect of being put into the mainstream as a legitimate subject?
Recently, Astrologer Chris Brennan has made the media rounds. First ABC News contacted Brennan and Patrick Watson about predictions they had made about Hilary Clinton’s future political career. It may have started out with a frivolous intent, but the FOX News interview had Chris Brennan in control. When asked if he had included the economy as an additional factor, the response of, “No,” said Brennan. “I’m an astrologer not an economist, so I don’t really have much to say about economics.” showing a professionalism under the glare of the spotlight. Then came the UAC convention in New Orleans this year and the panel of five astrologers from different disciplines to discuss the presidential race gathered media attention both locally and a story carried by Rueters, Astrologers say celestial charts favor Obama over Romney. Chicago astrologer and corporate lawyer Nina Gryphon was also televised, by HLN, but the media clip is not available yet. More information may be found at The Political Astrology Blog.
What else was cool… the expected comedian jab actually wasn’t bad, it made fun of Hollywood liberalism. “According to astrologers, the stars are perfectly aligned for an Obama victory over Romney. When they say stars, they must be talking about George Clooney and Barbra Streisand”. (Wendel Potter)
I belong to a few astrology communities and many friends on FaceBook are also practicing astrologers, and students. Anywhere I have mentioned any of the links it has initially been met with silence. I am expecting some sort of ticker ticket parade, or at least a “way to go” muffled by a crowd of friends to busy too comment. Time went on, and they did have time to comment on television shows (so no need to use the I don’t have a tv comments) or to thumbs up any Buddha quote tossed out there… but for their own brethren taking on the villainous media…. *chirp chirp* cricket symphony. Then push comes to shove… go ahead and ask why not a person willing to say congrats. You will hear every excuse not to say “nice”…. From it is too easy to guess, to they don’t represent me, to they shouldn’t have taken the chance to be wrong. Going through my check list. My sister is on TV. Her comment was too easy, she doesn’t represent me, she could be stupid talking out her ass… but if I posted a line, there would be little thumbs up everywhere because nobody feels threatened by her success.