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For Late Bloomers

This post is for the (potential) late bloomers or people who felt left behind in life in one way or another.

Have you ever wondered why others are way ahead of you or seem to be doing better than you when it comes to any of the following?

  • being healthy, having a body of your desire
  • profession, career, social standing
  • romantic and business relationships
  • home, family, settling down, parents
  • finances, self-esteem, developing your strengths and talents
  • self-identity, self-expression, having kids, creativity, all things fun
  • friends and social groups, your hopes and dreams
  • communication, thinking, networking
  • education, beliefs, spirituality
  • recovering from an illness, effective daily (work) routine
  • your partner’s finances, emotional intimacy

I don’t know about you. But I feel that my school and university peers are way ahead of me in many of the above areas (FYI- in eight areas). And no, I am not putting myself down or being too hard on myself.

Call it fate, destiny or whatever you want. Wherever the planet Saturn makes a contact in our natal chart is the area of life where progress may be delayed. Look for:

  • the house containing Saturn
  • the houses ruled or co-ruled by Saturn i.e. the house with Capricorn and Aquarius on the cusp
  • the planets aspected by Saturn and the houses ruled or co-ruled by these planets

The delay could be due to a variety of reasons: fear, insecurity, limits imposed by self, family, society or events that are beyond our control, etc. Usually time is the antidote. That is assuming that with time comes experience, maturity, patience, skill, discipline, hard work, all of which lead to accomplishment. And that is the treasure of Saturn, to be accomplished and masters of something.

I know we didn’t choose this slow and tough life. Actually, we didn’t choose a lot of things too (unless you are from the karma school of thought) – our nationality, gender, the colour of our skin, eyes, sexual orientation, the freak accidents that happen to us, and many other things.

But you know what? We can choose our attitude to it. Hang on my tortortise friend. It gets better with time. It gets better.

Feeling Shaken

I feel shaken. As an astrologer, I get asked lots of different questions. Such is the rich tapestry of life. A recent one is “What’s the outcome of the appeal for me to remain in the country?” The answer is that it’s unlikely that the appeal will be successful. My heart sank and is heavy with what the gentleman is going through. That’s not all. Astrology also suggests that my client has to part with his girlfriend and all things pleasurable to him. Yes, I know it’s common sense that he has to do so but the astrological chart literally shouts that out to me.

Practising as a horary astrologer or indeed divining into the future requires a certain courage. The courage to communicate something unpleasant, when it happens, to the clients, yourself and your loved ones. And the sensitivity to communicate bad news. Yes, I have told every client that the future is malleable and changes when we change something within and without us. I sincerely hope that my client can find a solution to his situation. God bless him.


Feeling Fecked-Up

Excuse my french. Feeling fecked up probably describes clients who contact me when the Moon is in via combusta (when the Moon is travelling from 15 degrees Libra to 15 degrees Scorpio). And they always, I emphasise always, ask if I’m available for a reading on the same day. Something must have culminated within them that prompted them to contact me or other practitioners during those approximately 2.5 days when the moon is in bad form.

Apparently, the Moon doesn’t feel comfortable travelling down the fiery road (via combusta is in latin which means road fiery or burned up). If you are suffering, what do you do? I don’t know about you. But I would want the pain to end asap. It’s time to call my astrologer to find out when it would end.

Olivia Barclay advises discarding charts with the Moon in via combusta. In other words, tell your clients that the heavens don’t have an answer for you right now. Come back later. Barbara Watters said that she used not to observe the rule of turning down her clients for a reading but learnt overtime that readings done during such times are unpredictable and often not to the client’s liking. John Fawley said that all charts are readable. When the Moon is in via combusta, it probably means that the client is in emotional turbulence.

My take on it based on my limited experience with horary astrology is that a reading can still be done. However, the client is very likely to be in some form of emotional distress or his/her emotions are at an all time high. And the answer that they seek might not be the one that gives them hope. Which probably means that you have to counsel them one way or another which is not the skill set of every astrologer. At the very least, emphatise with them and lending support to them is important. Especially in Christian Lilly’s days where a reading probably takes 10-15 minutes. Imagine if Lilly was to have a emotionally distressed person who came to him for a reading. Not that Lilly wouldn’t be capable of handling people’s emotions. But as an astrologer who was asked a question, he has to be honest about his answer in a sensitive way. Thus, removing any morsel of hope residing within the client in pain and worsing the pain.

To answer or not to answer, that’s the question.