I just got a call from a first-time client named Erika who told me in our initial call that she “doesn’t want to know the future.” I think this is wonderful. It tells me that she wants to be in the driver’s seat in her life. She doesn’t want to be stuck with a fate she didn’t choose, and she doesn’t want to buy into the psychology of a self-fulfilling prophecy. She doesn’t want to have negativity in her mind to battle with as she moves forward into a hopefully brighter future.
I’m in complete agreement. When you’ve come to an astrologer to get help in understanding your life more clearly, superstition can cloud the conversation and I’m no spiritual authority. I don’t even want to be one—frankly, I don’t want that much responsibility. And I’m not alone in that view—many, if not most, Western astrologers feel the same. I don’t want to tell you something negative or frightening that could happen, that might happen, only to see you worry it into existence by focusing on it too much. What I do want to do is show you the path ahead, so you can choose the high road.
Your own spiritual authority is you, or better put, You—the greater self that created the life-plan you are living right now, which the smaller, everyday you has forgotten. I’m your link between “you” and “You.” All I do is read the Owner’s Manual of your life. You make the decisions; you walk the path. Hopefully, you choose the positive path and then persist in walking that path, even when it’s hard. Certainly you’ll do your best to create a wonderful life—and that’s a good thing because I can’t do that for you.
When I get an “I don’t want to know the future” call like this, I know that it’s going to be a great session and that I’ll be able to help this person. Which makes me happy because helping people live their own lives in a better way is what pleases me most.
So thank you, Erika, and all the smart, grounded people like you that populate my practice and will in the years to come. You’re why I do it.