Would The Real Astrologer Please Stand Up?
|30 January 2013||Posted by Tracey under Tracey Rogers, TSP Experts|
People often mistake me for a psychic. I can’t even begin to count how many times I’ve been asked such general questions like “what’s my financial outlook?” or “will my relationship last?” Sometimes folks won’t mention their Zodiac sign, with which I could at least give a general overview, as if to see if I would just know. Even clients of mine in the past have asked whether or not I did tarot readings or studied numerology. Of course, I understand why one might presume that I’d be well versed in these subjects too, and I do believe that all of it is connected (tarot, numerology, astrology, etc.). But alas, I don’t know much about palmistry either, and no, I don’t consider myself to be telepathic.
Why I choose to stick with Astrology is because for all its otherworldliness, there is a science behind it that requires stepping back in time to your junior high geometry class, or revisiting books on astronomy. Interestingly enough, when I give my workshop on how to Create Your Own Horoscope, I find that participants either have difficulty with the technical side of writing horoscopes, or the part that involves creative interpretation. I see the value in both aspects so I believe that Astrology is the safest way to tap into that higher power without having to embrace the teachings of Jesus Christ (which would turn off any evolutionist), and yet still inspire others with abstract notions of faith and hope. There’s something in it for everyone. I’m almost certain that if a non-believer devoted time and energy to learning what Astrology’s all about, he or she would be convinced of its benefits.
This isn’t to say that I turn my nose up at those who call themselves clairvoyant and have an acute sixth sense. I personally would give anything for a reading with Theresa Caputo, the Long Island Medium! I believe in these abilities also, but I would never claim to be some kind of spiritual healer or guru. Maybe it’s because I’m too afraid to tap into that side of the realm; maybe it’s because I doubt my own intuitive gifts; maybe it’s because I still believe there are things in this world that should remain unseen and unknown; or maybe, it’s because I don’t have a firm enough grasp on the mysteries of life to boast of any expertise. These reasons and more also explain why I question religion, and why the cynic in me tends to surface whenever I step inside of a church. But at the end of the day, does it even matter? Is it naïve of me to think that all of us are endowed with such gifts; some more aware of them than others?
I enjoy practicing Astrology because it has an empowering effect on people. Every person I’ve ever read leaves their session with a newfound commitment to themselves and the enrichment of their own lives. How awesome is that? And to think, all I did to trigger this response was remind each client of what made them so unique and exceptional by looking at how the planets were aligned at their precise moment of birth; that’s pretty neat in and of it itself. But a session with a Shaman, or reading “The Road Less Traveled,” or attending Mosque on a Friday afternoon could have a similar effect. I’m not at all discounting what I do as an Astrologer. I find this stuff fascinating, and you should definitely contact me for a personal reading! But as the saying goes: “to each his own.” The reward in all things spiritual is endless, and as a psychic astrologer, who is also a ghost whisperer in my dreams, one’s renewed faith in life and self, is worth any practice or belief.
Tracey is an Astrologer at Manifest Joy – formerly our Mind+Spirit Center – and a guest blogger for The Still Point. Tracey can be reached via email for a personal Astrology reading at email@example.com.