Well, I will begin my “defence” telling you an
episode of my past as professional astrologer.
Once upon a time a customer of mine was asking me
about his life. I, before starting our consultation, made some checks on
his sincerity: “Please, tell me what terrible thing damaged you about
12-13 years ago”.
“Nothing, absolutely nothing!”.
And his wife: “But, what are you saying? Have you
forgotten that you were very near to throwing yourself out of the
“Yes, it is true, but after it everything ended!”.
Writing this episode I don’t want to affirm that most
customers are liars.
No, I want to say that – fortunately – all of us
forget the troubles of life.
But let me go in details.
First. Take a 52
pages newspaper: is it true or not that 51 out of 52 pages are full of
bad and very bad news, every day? And is it not true that the only good
news page refers to a new biochemical discovery that, probably, will
give us a cure for cancer in thirty years?
Second. In these
rules of mine we have to consider that when I write about sickness and
injuries I refer to physical and psychological troubles and then do you
think that it is very rare that you broke your knee last year, suffered
from a depression two years ago, had a marriage crisis three years ago,
were in tribulation for a school crisis of your kids four years ago,
cried a lot for your father’s death five years ago and so on?
Third. Many times
the subject is not conscious of the penalization suffered in that year.
Two examples: 1) A man is happy because nothing bad occurred to him in
that year, but I know that his wife has a love
affair while he doesn’t. 2) A sickness has started in the body of a
person that believes his year was wonderful.
Fourth. I never
said that every time we have the Sun or Mars or the Ascendant or a
Stellium in the first or in the sixth or in
the twelfth Solar Return’s Houses we
will lose a leg under a bus, but, at the opposite, if we lose a leg
under a bus, in a very disgraceful year, we, certainly, have the Sun, or
Mars, or the Ascendant or a Stellium in
the twelfth Solar Return’s Houses.
Last but not least we have to remember that
these bad situations listed in the 4th and
5th rules will be
much worsened if, in the year in object, there are some very heavy
transits like a Saturn on the Sun or Uranus squaring the Moon, etc.