Before the internet, the astrological publishing world offered quality control. No more.
So much more in here than a mere comment on astrology in the rabble babble idiocy of nowsville -- you redeem so very much in this world, Mr. Woodruff. Seriously.
I loved this. My friends and I were just discussing (and comparing) all of the awful astrology content we run across on YouTube and social media. It really is like a fortune cookie factory exploded. ACK..
Here for it, dude. It's so true. After an excruciating week, when recognizing anything worth remembering seemed hard to come by, reading this (as pretty much always happens when I read your work) I remembered what it's like to feel among the wise and the worthy... Always learn something and appreciate the gentle sword of incisive humor - every. single. time.
"enantiodromia (switching of opposites)" this is one of the reasonsI love reading your posts, letters, missives 🥰
There is definitely a lot of whackadoodle astrology information available. Tarot seems to be having a "moment" on the interwebs too.
It can be frustrating sifting through all "soul mate, perfect health, fabulous wealth" crap to find information that makes sense.
Thank you for being an island of sense and fun!
Thank you for writing this, and thank you for your work.
Can anyone here think of (or does astrology provide) a viable path to collectively escape from the clutches of this social media internet "idiocy of nowsville" (awesome phrase) and give over our collective attentiveness to those who have earned it? Just curious. :)
As always, you nail the zeitgeist of this very moment. Astrology is never quite understood by the literal-minded. Tell me the future, will I meet a dark stranger, when should I start my novel -- these are earth-bound, questions with earth-bound answers, and out of touch with what's actually -- and profoundly --moving around in the cosmos.
Like all spiritual paths, astrology expressed itself in metaphor. Poetry rather than prose. The arts, dream interpretation, the imagination in all its glorious rises and falls ... the very subjects I always find in your posts -- are part of the starry constellation of astrological inquiry.
Hi Frederick --
I've left a pair of comp tickets in your name at the box office. My partner composed this thing to my adaptation. It's a bit of fluff but might amuse you. Not much to hang an evening on, but everyone loves Julia and chocolate. the cake's quite good if they follow the recipe. Best wishes, M