If you are a fan of astrology, or if you make it your profession, sooner or later you are going to run into skeptics. They believe that astrologers are frauds and they ‘make it all up.’
Alternatively they believe astrologers are well-meaning idiots, along with astrology believers. This is quite funny, because these skeptics are the same people who live their lives by the clock and the calendar. Both of which are also made up. Frankly, the time and date are about as real as Narnia, lying behind the wardrobe in the famous C.S.Lewis classic.
I realise that astrology is about as real as Narnia to people who are educated in a rational universe with only science and mathematics to hold them, but at some point, you have to challenge skeptics and ask ‘Why is your reality, more real than my reality?’
1 – Modern astrology almost only focuses on the natural astrology
Yes, I know some modern astrologers have written books about secular astrology or divination. But looking at the Internet, you can hardly find any modern astrologers who use the secular. The reasons are described below. But the reality is that, in modern astrology, the pearl in the natural astrology is the astrolabe that discusses people.
2 – In traditional astrology, each branch of astrology requires new skills.
In traditional astrology, the situation is different: we have several branches of astrology, none of which is more important than others. Although ordinary is more difficult than work, each branch has a specific set of capabilities and necessary experience.
A real case: I met a famous astrologer in Brazil. He went from “I know nothing about constellations” to “according to my understanding of constellations” within two weeks. Two years later, he has written a chapter in a book and is working on a conference cycle, because two years later, he is obviously an “expert”.
This shows that in modern astrology, branches are considered to be applications of the same principle. He is a natural astrologer with some practical knowledge. Now he is a diviner. Branches are not considered fundamentally different, so he thinks that one year’s study is more than enough.
It’s not that easy in traditional astrology. You can be an excellent diviner, but if you want to be an astrologer, you will have to pay membership fees and learn a new set of skills. Secularity and astrology are the same. The basic stones are the same, but their positions may vary greatly.
3 – Traditional astrology focuses on prediction, while modern astrology focuses on interpretation
If you do not use astrology to predict things, just to see what has happened, you are not a traditional astrologer. You are a modern astrologer who uses some traditional tools, but you are not in the traditional mentality.
Many modern astrologers believe that prediction is totally wrong, which is not a “noble” career for astrologers. Contrary to aspects, modern astrologers generally prefer to “explain”, and explain external events according to personal feelings and perceptions.