Currently, astrology is enjoying a wide cultural acceptance that has not been seen since the seventies and seventies. The change was not for nothing, for sure it was the very day-to-day that made it so that not only the interest in astrology was growing, but more and more professionals appear every day, but here we have Rita Maluf who with all her expertise and charisma shares a little of the understanding that we have to accept about astrological reality and about our free will, Rubén Torrego brought in this chat the most recurring questions in today’s society where with the Internet we know a lot of information in a generalized way however, nothing like the voice of an expert on the subject to show that not everything is achieved through internet research.
Astrology is a bit like psychoanalysis was before. By the middle of the century, you may have heard of id, ego or superego at a party; now it is common to hear someone explain themselves through the sun, the moon and rising signs. It’s not just you who hear. He is saying: people who are not crazy or deny climate change, who see no contradiction between using astrology and believing in science. The change is feeding a new generation of practitioners. Fifteen years ago, astrology conferences were the gray-streaked province of, as an astrologer told me, “ladies dressed in white decorated with stars”.
The popularity of astrology is often explained as a result of the decline in organized religion and the increase in economic precariousness, and as an aspect of a major change in New Age modalities. Then there is the issue of political panic. In times of crisis, it is often said that people are looking for something to believe in.
It is difficult to understand the profound appeal of astrological practice without having or observing an individual reading of the chart, an experience whose closest analog is therapy. But unlike therapy, where a client can spend months or even years discovering the roots of a symptom, astrology promises to get answers more quickly. Despite common misconceptions, an astrologer is not a diviner. In a graph reading, it does not predict the future; she describes the customer to herself.
It is common to say that in times of uncertainty people crave certainty. But what astrology offers is not certain – it is distance. Just as a person may find it easier to accept things about himself when he decides he was born that way, astrology makes it possible to view world events from a less reactive position. He postulates that history is not a linear story of upward progress, but that it moves in cycles, and that historical actors – those who are out of control around us – are archetypes.