The Astrology Of Fate

The Astrology of Fate, written by Liz Greene, is a heavy but captivating subject matter. Aspects of fate are said to be strongly associated with Pluto in astrology; the planet has been proclaimed as the repository of all of life’s most profound and darkest secrets. We all prefer to believe that things happen for a reason, even great, dramatic epoch-making events, and this book makes an attempt to uncover the hidden aspects and threads that run through an individual’s life, family, and the collective. Long philosophical discussions have raged throughout history about whether man has free will or if he has no control over the course of events in the long run. Psychologists believe that determinism is associated with the unconscious mind, and that it is responsible for the majority of our hidden impulses and intentions. The pattern that develops through time is believed to be the foundation of human destiny and to play a role in the development of a person’s life narrative, script, and fate.


What is the ultimate truth about ourselves? Various answers suggest themselves: we are a bit of stellar matter gone wrong. We are physical machinery – puppets that strut and talk and laugh and die as the hand of time pulls the strings beneath. But there is one elementary inescapable answer. We are that which asks the question. Sir Arthur Eddington

A person’s destiny, according to Alice Bailey, is controlled by his or her unconscious, and she writes: “When man gradually becomes consciously aware, he or she gains greater power over his or her ultimate fate.”

Jung is credited for pointing out the following:

The Psychological rule says that when an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside, as fate. That is to say, when the individual…does not become conscious of his inner contradictions, the world must act out the conflict and be torn into opposite halves.

Pluto is thought to represent the need for meaningful events that stimulate individual development. Pluto is also thought to represent the fact that an individual has “absolute knowledge” of what they need and will need in their unfolding life, as well as the fact that “arrangements” are taking place without their conscious knowledge.

We think of a human being as a distinct definable creature, and its life as complex: …”a glorious accident” a perpetual instruction in cause and effect” “a flame that is always burning itself out” …”a play of passion” ” a comedy to those who think, a tragedy to those who feel”.

Liz Greene has no clue whether or not we will be able to change our fate, or whether or not it will change along the way. Nobody knows if certain individuals are more or less fated than others, but Greene believes that some people are more or less fated on a literal level as a result of years of investigation. It raises more questions about fate than can possibly be solved in a single lifetime.

Fate means: It has been written. For something to be written with much immovability by an utterly unseen hand is a terrifying thought. It implies not only powerlessness, but the dark machinery of some vast impersonal wheel…..There is equal difficulty with the more mystical approach to fate, for by severing the unity of the body and spirit in order to seek refuge from the structures of fate, the individual creates an artificial disassociation from his own natural law, and may invoke from the outer world what he is avoiding in the inner. The Astrology of Fate

According to Charles Carter:

A woman with fixed squares voluntarily and cheerfully forsook her own life and lived in circumstances of extreme hardship all her life – and thoroughly enjoyed them. Thus free will enters in; we cannot alter the mainlines of our charts, but we can certainly follow them readily or reluctantly according to our own determination.