What’s the most powerful human potential tool? Astrology, bar none. It’s good for helping individuals understand themselves and for helping helpers help others. Why haven’t you availed yourself of it? Chances are you’ve been told some untruths about astrology. Like these:
Lie #1: Astrology is bunk.
Untrue. This is the first, and the biggest lie, passed on by those who have never tried astrology and have some kind of stake in “debunking” it. In fact, astrology has become practically the gold standard for bunk. But those who say “astrology is nothing more than a parlor trick done by charlatans who only want your money” are passing on a false rumor as if it were information. Most have never given astrology a serious try. When you sit down for a real reading by a respectable professional whom you’ve paid good money to for their expertise, you begin to realize that astrology can (in the right hands) be a stunningly accurate descriptor of human personality and human experience.
Lie #2: Astrology is something psychics use.
Also untrue. Astrologers need to be intuitive, but they don’t need to be psychic, and if your astrologer is getting all woo-woo with you, leaving you more mystified than you were when you arrived, you’d best find a different astrologer. Astrology can be practical and concrete. The best astrology is done by those who specialize in it (hint: if the “astrologer” also does tarot, palm-reading and reads auras, and especially if they have a store front with a neon sign advertising these things, please look elsewhere!).
Lie #3: Astrology reveals your fate and your fate is scary.
This is a two-part lie. First of all, astrology reveals the trends of your life and the timing in which you’ll go through particular phases, which can be described before they happen and can be timed with startling accuracy. But you have freewill and choice about how you live out those trends. Your future is not carved in stone and a good astrologer will help you handle any difficult changes to come with power and grace, rather than leaving you feeling powerless, afraid and confused about how to cope with your situation.
Lie #4: Astrology is used by superstitious people.
Actually, you’d be surprised how many hard-headed, practical, former skeptics there are among my clientele (and among the ranks of astrologers themselves). In fact, the highest proportion of my clients are rational, grounded, sensible people just like you. These are exactly the people who can benefit most from the useful advice of a good astrologer—by taking it out into their lives and acting on it, instead of living in fear and superstition, passively waiting for their fate to reveal itself.
Lie #5: Astrology is complicated, technical and hard to learn.
This lie has some truth to it. Astrology is technical and it’s definitely harder to learn for some people than for others. But anyone can learn enough of the basic principles of astrology in a single day to improve all their relationships and add to their own growth process. And learning astrology gives you the keys to your own kingdom—direct access to the very Owner’s Manual of your life, jam-packed with useful instructions to live as the one and only You. . . and be the successful, happy person you were meant to be.