My acquaintance/friend Tina, who has studied astrology, made a poignant
First, my views on astrology. Very often its observations seem somewhat
accurate. Of course they are limited by the perspective of the reader.
Astrology is based on a flaw, that being the earth is the center of the
universe. However, many philosophies and religions have a flawed premise,
and still truths are built around them. Even a flaw, if consistently held
up, is a standard to measure everything else by. Astrology also omits a maker,
an above, which for me limits its depth and understanding. But it is a
multi-century old tool, to be looked at if your path crosses it.
So, the gem of insight Tina received she claimed applied to both of us,
and was related to the 'north node.' She said in this life we seek peace
because we were both born into a 'power struggle.' Wow. It explains
so much. It seems as if there was a battle for position from the beginning
with all the players in my life, all jealously guarding their turf. Perhaps
limited resources was the cause. I've heard psychological explanations,
spiritual and religious interpretations, but never heard it phrased like this.
Who would assume from birth, instead of occupying a place that was preset, one
had to justify and fight for that place? For some of us that's how it was and
the script continues throughout life. When hearing this I felt a release
which is a sign of 'truth recognized.' Of course to some extent this is a
universal characteristic, but for a few this is life defining.
Family members can be nice, even loving, but still out for there own
importance, their own power. Human attributes can be added, such as
kindness, concern, charm and sacrifice, but with the core dynamics being power
sought, in such an environment one can never fully trust nor rest.