Astrology -The Red Pill: The Saturn-Uranus Dilemma
When Neo must decide which pill to take, the stakes of the entire film are raised. Take the blue pill and he will remain ignorant and a slave; take the red pill and he will become a part of the Matrix and grasp its inner workings. Taking the red pill is like learning about astrology and being aware of the intricate plan behind one’s own life, while opting for the blue pill is like rejecting this information and living a blissfully ignorant existence. Choosing between the “red pill” and the “blue pill” is a dilemma that every aspiring astrologer must face at some point in their learning. Choosing to follow to astrology is difficult because it is mocked and seen as folly and superstition by many people. Most people feel enlightened and revitalised after learning astrology for the first time. Even if knowledge is power, there are some people in the world who really regret swallowing the red pill.
The Paradox of Fate and Free Will
Like “The Matrix,” astrology is fixated on the paradox of free will. Astrologers, in the course of their work, must constantly face the age-old conflict between free will and fate. Prometheus is often credited in Greek mythology with providing “enlightenment to humanity.” However, Zeus exacted a severe punishment upon him for his deeds, and he now spends his days chained to a rock as an eagle eats his liver. According to astrologer Liz Greene, this myth only helps to exacerbate the guilt and punishment that astrologers already feel while analysing charts and counselling clients.
Even while astrology can alter the course of human events, the only way any of us can actually affect our lives is by being more self-aware and taking part in societal awakenings. Given the bias against astrology in many religious, scientific, and other circles, this may be challenging. Although astrology has passed through numerous “trials” over its history, the fact that it is still with us now is a testament to the fact that it still has some degree of value.
Take the Blue Pill:
When in doubt, choose ignorance. Don’t ask any questions and work hard to keep things the way they are. Compared to skipping the line altogether, this is the safer option. Your senses should always be trusted when they tell you the truth. In case you have the nerve to disagree with sceptics, let them treat you like a moron. Get in line with the crowd. Surrender to the influence of those above you and let them shape your beliefs. People feel more secure while in large groups.
Take the Red Pill:
Know that you are subject to a higher intelligence that directs your life. Your consciousness is about to be awakened, so it’s time to say goodbye to the familiar world. In order to cope with the isolation and loneliness that will inevitably come, you must psychologically prepare yourself. You should also be ready to meet pushback from minds that are frightened to take that initial step off the cliff and into the unknown.
The Astrologer, the Counsellor, and the Priest: Two Seminars on Astrological Counselling by Liz Greene and Juliette Burke addresses many of the topics covered here.
Which Pill will you choose?
The Red Pill Popping People
Liz Greene: It depends on what you mean by “real.” The zodiac doesn’t exist in concrete terms. It is the apparent path of the Sun around the Earth, which we have divided into twelve segments; each segment is assigned an image and a set of meanings and behaviour patterns. But the zodiac doesn’t exist in the sense that there are animals floating out there. So, on one level, the whole system is not real. This table we’re sitting at now is the kind of thing that we define as real. If you take reality as something subtler, and you approach reality as being the connections, links, resonances, or correspondences between things, then, yes, these patterns are real. But there is no way that they can be measured in a quantifiable sense, according to instruments of so-called reality. When you ask me that, the whole problem is that I don’t know what you mean by real. Or, rather, I do know what you mean, but if Richard Dawkins asked, “Is it real?” he would mean something quite different by “real” than I do.
Nick Campion: I was using “real” in the Richard Dawkins sense.
Liz Greene: In that sense, no, astrology is not real. This doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist or that it is not valid, but in his sense, no, I don’t think astrology is real. I believe there is an objective patterning or interconnectedness or unity of some kind or a set of resonances. You can use any phrase you like, whether it is mystical or hermetic or any other language you fancy. And it does exist outside us. It’s not just in the perceptions of astrologers.
Astrology is just a finger pointing at reality. ~Steven Forrest.
All anyone can see in a birth chart are tendencies that will become facts if he does not do something to alter them. ~Isabel Hickey
The Blue Pill Popping People…
Carl Sagan coined the phrase that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.” What this means in practice is that if a claim is not very strange or extraordinary when compared to what we already know about the world, then not a lot of evidence is needed in order to accept the claim as likely to be accurate. On the other hand, when a claim very specifically contradicts things which we already know about the world, then we would need quite a lot of evidence in order to accept it. Why? Because if this claim is accurate, then a lot of other beliefs which we take for granted cannot be accurate. If those beliefs are well-supported by experiments and observation, then the new and contradictory claim qualifies as “extraordinary” and should only be accepted when the evidence for it outweighs the evidence we currently possess against it. Astrology is a perfect example of a field characterized by extraordinary claims. If distant objects in space are able to influence the character and lives of human beings to the degree alleged, then fundamental principles of physics, biology and chemistry which we already take for granted cannot be accurate. This would be extraordinary. Therefore, quite a lot of very high-quality evidence is required before the claims of astrology could possibly be accepted. The lack of such evidence, even after millennia of research, indicates that the field is not a science but rather a pseudoscience. Atheism. com
As a predictor of the future, astrology just does not work either. Many studies have been made, and the results show that it is no more accurate than chance would have it. Astrology is deceptive in that it takes away our free will and gives it to the motion of the planets. Astrology is a relic of past ignorance. It is bad to keep believing in stuff that is not logical and does not work. If it really were true astrologers would rake in the money by playing the stick markets and would not waste time doing people’s charts. Sorry, personalities develop from many variables and the location where you born and the stars and planet locations have nothing to do with it. Deeper Mind.com