Updated: Feb 22
For many years I was hopelessly addicted to horoscopes and tarot. I would constantly check daily, monthly, and yearly forecasts to see what was apparently going to happen next. All the time unwittingly giving my power away to an individual (The astrologer) who not only did not know me but also did not know themselves.
Think of it this way...
Imagine you are waiting in line to see a movie and someone who has already seen it tells you what is going to happen. How happy would you be about that?!
It would completely spoil the whole experience.
Our lives are no different. We are the main character in our own personal movie show and the magic lies in not knowing what will happen next!
So why do people consult astrologers, clairvoyants, seers, et all?
The desire to know the future, to know that everything is going to be "okay", is yet another form of egoic striving for security.
Everyone is doing it to some degree or another: be it security in relationships, finances, astrology, or whatever. It is all the same thing to varying degrees. It can be blatant, or it can be very subtle, but the common trait that underlies it is this...Fear.
Fear is the driving force behind all of it. And why are you afraid? Because you believe yourself to be separate from the whole: individual, apart, limited, a "person."
So long as you identify as a separate person, you will be afraid, suffer, and seek security.
So what to do?
The trick is to recognize this...There is no security in the world, only in the Self.
Temple of Apollo, Delphi
In other words, it is only when we recognize our true Self, our infinite nature, that we "attain" the security we desire. That is to say, everything in the phenomenal world is in a state of flux, constantly moving, evolving, and changing. That is its nature. Therefore, to seek security in the world is like diving out of an airplane and trying to grasp for something to hang onto. It goes against what is natural.
And what is natural? The flow-state of effortless being.
Functioning from effortless being, we relinquish control and hand destiny over to the infinite intelligence we are. Life, since there is no resistance, will then be left to unfold by itself.
It will also miraculously and magically unfold better than any way your limited thinking could imagine!
To the mind, it may seem counter-intuitive, but the crux of the matter is this...
In order to live life, you must let go of it.