Astrology -The Red Pill: The Saturn-Uranus Dilemma

In The Matrix, the film’s stakes are raised when Neo must choose between two options: the blue pill keeps him in the dark and a slave, while the red pill connects him into the Matrix and reveals its secrets to him. The red pill represents knowledge of astrology and an understanding of the grand design behind one’s own life, while the blue pill represents a refusal to accept this knowledge and the continuation of a carefree, ignorant way of life. The prospective astrologer has a choice between the “red pill” and the “blue pill” at some point on their journey. Following astrology can be challenging because so many people view it as ridiculous and superstitious. When more serious minded people first learn about astrology, they often experience feelings of enlightenment and rebirth. While it’s true that knowledge is power, there are also those people who deeply regret taking the red pill.

Neo’s has to pick between the blue pill for a snooze fest or the red pill for a wild ride down the rabbit hole. Choosing the red pill is like unlocking the secrets of the universe and becoming the master of your own destiny, while settling for the blue pill is like settling for a life of mundane mediocrity. It is the classic astrologer’s conundrum: red pill or blue pill? Opting for astrology can be quite a challenge as it’s often the target of ridicule and considered as a whimsical and superstitious pursuit by a lot of folks. While knowledge may be power, some folks rue the day they gulped down that red pill.

The Paradox of Fate and Free Will

Similar to “The Matrix,” astrology is preoccupied with the conundrum of free will, and practising astrologers are faced with the age-old struggle between free will and fate on a daily basis. In Greek mythology, Prometheus is celebrated for bringing “enlightenment to humanity.” As punishment for his crimes, however, Zeus had him bound on a rock while an eagle feasted on his liver. Astrologer Liz Greene claims that this belief adds to the burden of guilt and retribution already felt by astrologers as they counsel clients and interpret charts. Although astrology can influence the way things play out on Earth, the only way any of us can truly make a difference is by increasing our own awareness and contributing to awakenings on a social level. As astrology is often looked down upon in religious, scientific, and other communities, this could prove difficult. The fact that astrology is still around today, despite many “trials” throughout its history, suggests that there is at least some truth to it.

It’s a daily battle for those who practise astrology, but hey, at least they don’t have to dodge bullets. Let’s raise our consciousness and spark a revolution of enlightenment that’ll make the galaxy proud. Astrology faces way more scepticism than it deserves, with religious, scientific, and other communities giving it the stink eye. 

Take the Blue Pill:

If you’re unsure on what to do, choose ignorance; don’t question anything, and instead put in extra effort to maintain status quo. Never doubt the veracity of what your reality is telling you. If you have the guts to argue with naysayers, prepare to be treated like a complete idiot. Follow the herd, give in to the authority figures over you, and let them mould your thoughts and values to fit in with the group.

Take the Red Pill:

It’s time to say goodbye to the old world because you’re about to have your consciousness awakened and know you’re being governed by a higher intelligence. You’ll need to mentally ready yourself for the periods of isolation and loneliness that are coming. You should also be prepared to encounter resistance from minds who are reluctant to take the leap 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