I am an astrologer and I’ve been one for about 10 years. But more importantly than that, I’ve been studying the mystical art since I was a kid. You could say I’ve essentially dedicated my life to the divine skill of reading the stars. Astrology is more than a hobby and a livelihood for me, it’s a way of life.
I’ve been so blessed to have been able to turn what was once a hobby into a career and I’m endlessly proud and grateful for that.
And look, I know it’s what people consider a woo-woo practice. I know that it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. I know that although astrology has risen in popularity in the last few years, there’s still a 50/50 chance when you meet someone that they’ll be into it or not.
But by the same token, I’m absolutely not in the business of trying to change other peoples’ minds if they’re sceptical. One of the beautiful things about walking this earth is that we’re allowed to believe in any damn thing we want. So when someone tells me that they’re into astrology, I’m more than happy to sit with them and talk about the planets until the stars come home. And when people tell me they’re not into astrology, I say “Fair enough! Everyone’s entitled to believe in anything they want.”
But there have been far too many instances recently where I’ll meet someone socially and when they ask what I do and I respond, they take it upon themselves to berate me about how astrology is BS.
And honestly, I’ve bloody had it up to here. Sceptics: us astrology fans do not care if you don’t believe. Again, you are entitled to believe in whatever you damn well please, and as such, so are we.
So it bugs me that while I would never take it upon myself to try and change a sceptic’s mind, many sceptics have put so much energy into trying to deter me from my beliefs. What gives you that right to shit on my life’s work and try to insinuate, nay, outwardly state that your way of thinking is superior to mine?
I mean, it’s the absolute audacity for me. Because I can’t imagine meeting someone, asking what they do for a living, and after they tell me that they’re, say, a scientist, responding by saying that their passion and their life’s work is an absolute farce. Obviously the two professions are vastly different, but the level of passion and dedication that I have for my job would certainly match the scientist’s or any other job title.
And here’s the thing, even as an astrologer, I’m still a big believer in taking things with a grain of salt. But at the end of the day, I’ve found that most people turn to astrology for a source of comfort to help guide them through these tricky times that we live in. So with this in mind, why would you openly dump on something that’s bringing people comfort? If it helps someone make it through the day and it isn’t harming people, why are you so hellbent against it?
So in future, if you ever come across me or any other astrology believer, just know that we do not care that you don’t share our beliefs. Don’t waste your time or ours by rattling off mundane information that you think supposedly debunks astrology.
It doesn’t make you seem any more intelligent or us any less. Frankly, it just makes you seem like an asshole, which innately denotes unintelligence, doesn’t it?
I could pad this letter out with facts, statistics and evidence that I’ve gathered over the years that proves astrology to be true. But again, it’s not my job to try and change anyone’s beliefs, nor would I want to. Astrology is like a party that everyone is invited to, but if you wish not to attend, you absolutely will not offend the host. You do you, boo. And let us do us without feeling attacked.
Most astrology fans such as myself feel secure enough in our beliefs that we never feel the need to try and convince the non-believers to come join us. So shouldn’t you feel secure enough in your scepticism to not try and challenge us with your hostility?