Vanity arises when you believe beauty is a moral or social virtue. True virtue needs no classification.
Someone earlier today asked if there were ley lines in the Second Life (SL) virtual world. I would say there are, and the rhythms are keying into our communication. The energy breathing substance into what seems very different than the old French cave paintings or Native American petroglyphs, and yet is it really different?
Is an avatar natal chart relevant in SL? I would say so, because SL has been a growing living world and its spiritual atmosphere has changed. I have been there a while now myself, and it has indeed changed.
So an astrological chart of my avatar in SL could tell me something? What time and location would I give it? SL time, but for your location the correlation would be necessary. So use your real world location, but SL time. As a matter of fact, I daresay the ongoing processes that sustain SLs servers, the constantly running software, would include “noise” that would correspond to metaphysical and maybe even astrological influence.
I suppose you could also do a relationship chart with you and your avatar? Yes you could, if someone were so inclined. Maybe even compelled, and you can feel compelled.
Passions have power beyond the passionate. Mars is linked to it for a reason, and they are keeping very quiet about Venus. It does very odd things. It spins the opposite way for a start and also creating a ‘conveyor’ in a way like a figure of eight’s. Sort of defying astrophysics, but not astrology. They observe a reason for that behaviour in astrology. (Chuckles and briefly hums ‘looking for love in all the wrong places…’.) I will just say Venus is linked to it, and Venus seems eternally contrary. As they say, the course of love never did run smooth. They do link the planet to feminine spirit. It is yin even in Chinese reckoning, the morning star. It’s the brightest planet in our system.
Just like love, do men and women look at the same thing in astrology and see different points of view? Yes. This is part of why the commercial astrological readings can seem off. They can’t really go into full enough detail, and they have to slant it more toward the dominant audience. The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world, and manages the money. This is the truth of modern economy, but it doesn’t invalidate anything.
So when there is a conflict who can settle the difference? Any astrological influence has both yin and yang influences. There is a male Venus aspect, and a female Mars aspect. You see feminine Mars when it’s at the right stage in its cycle, as you do masculine Venus and some influences seem decidedly neuter. If both views are in conflict over the same subject it gets settled by outside influences. Likely the place of Mercury or Jupiter which don’t respect gender. They are neuter in their influences. Chronos was eunic, and eunics were considered almost priests in the Egyptian slave caste. But his timekeeping was surpassed by none. Time/death is the great leveller, and also the first fertilizing force.
Do you actually practice astrology, as in drawing up charts and interpreting them for clients? No. My focus is more general. As far as popular divinatory practices go, I do tarot and necromancy. I rely more on my intuition than anything. You can use www.astro.com to get your chart. You just need to know your time and place of birth.
The best astrology is self realisation. Sometimes the astrologer can bleed qualities of their own into individual readings, and I have also had tarot be influenced by astrology. The moon card coming up when the moon is full, or the star for Venus, or the sun in the month of someone’s birthday.
I don’t think there’s any reading you can get where the reader is entirely without influence. Every form of reading can’t help but to a degree rely on the readers intuition, and exploring a divinatory method can strengthen your innate intuition. Earlier someone sensed my lunar sign, and my solar sign is governed by the moon. In my case literally as I behave more like my moon sign than my sun. So a lot of times that personal contact with your astrologer is necessary to get a full high quality reading, though self directed study is just as good.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.