Two worlds that have been clashing for centuries but in my world they harmoniously collide.
For many centuries, astrology was what people would refer to on a casual basis for answers and clues. There was no stigma attached to it. However, when science became an established and respectable discipline, astrology fell out of fashion until recent times. Especially with the pandemic, astrology has become more popular. People couldn't find any answers to what lay ahead so they turned to the discipline of astrology.
But how can these two fields exist? There are common arguments that astrology is crap, woo-woo, for the idiots out there. On the other hand, it is also for those intuitive enough to understand there is something bigger than us having hidden the clues to everything in the stars.
As I mentioned in my first blog post, I am a scientist by trade but I was an amateur astrologer from a very young age. When I was working as a chemist for a government scientific organization, I was the resident lunch-time astrologer during the lunch breaks. Everyone had a fascination with the topic, even scientists, whether they openly believed it, hid in the closet, or straight out hated it.
When I became an astrologer, I met fellow astrologers and some were also scientists! I found my tribe and knew that both disciplines could co-exist. How? You find the line where science and astrology co-exist and it is a very thin and fine line. From there onwards astrology must stand on its own.
Having said that, if it wasn’t for astronomy, we wouldn’t know what these heavenly bodies are. We wouldn’t have the Ephemeris which traces every movement of the planets.
Astrology goes into another realm and another dimension. It is a language of symbolism used to decipher the mysteries in our charts that astronomy helps us put together. It deciphers what energies we are born with and are living with at every moment.
Just like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire, science and astrology can co-exist. In my opinion, they dance together very well. Some of us can see them dance and others can’t. And whether you can see it or cannot, it is OK either way.
I am very fortunate to have the courage to pursue my passions in life and to be able to have a foot in both fields. My first paid client was a scientist! I thought it was fitting as I moved away professionally from one discipline to another. I will never abandon science. Did Walter White in Breaking Bad ever stop being a chemist? No. And neither will I. But I will always have a foot in the lab and another in the stars. It is my karma, my privilege, and my destiny.