November 13, 20143 Comments

“Connecting the seen with the unseen,” by Deborah Smith Parker

Last week I went to the dentist because I knew I had a problem, but I couldn’t tell which tooth was causing it. The technician took x-rays and then slapped them up on the light board. While I waited for my dentist I studied them and saw . . . nothing. Just the same ghostly images glowing from inside the shaded outlines of my teeth I’d seen on every other visit to the dentist.

But my dentist saw something immediately. As he pointed out the problem I still couldn’t see anything. But I did understand the explanation he gave of my condition.

That’s when it hit me. My astrology clients are as mystified by the weird squiggles and symbols on the chart that I use to interpret their various life situations as I am by my dental x-rays.

A lot of times the astrological x-ray surprises the client. But there are also times when it surprises the astrologer. I have a lot of those stories. Here are two of them.

Moving VanThe surprised client: I did the chart of a woman just as her divorce was finalizing. She had been awarded the house which was very special to her. She kept telling me how much she loved this house and with good reason. It was like something you’d see featured in Sunset magazine.

Looking at her chart I told her to enjoy it now because I was quite certain she was going to be moving in about eight months.

“Oh no, I won’t! I’m staying here,” she protested.

Several months later she called to tell me that circumstances were such that she would be moving after all.

The surprised astrologer: I had met a woman through a work situation. We liked each other and a friendship started to develop. We talked about many personal things as women do with each other. We’d gotten together socially and I’d met her husband. Then she mentioned she would be interested in scheduling an astrological reading sometime soon, but a lot of people say that. So I was surprised when she called the following week to schedule an appointment with me.

We began the consultation with me answering questions about how it looked for a new emphasis she was starting to develop in her practice—she’s a psycho-therapist. We talked about that for a while but my attention kept being pulled over to both transits and progressions focusing on her 7th house. For the astro-muggles reading this post the 7th house is the house of marriage and contracts.

I didn’t say anything for a couple of minutes as I tried to reconcile what I had seen and experienced with her and her husband at our get-togethers with what I was seeing culminating in the chart. Then the astrologer in me spoke.

Very slowly I started with, “Are you by any chance. . . . let me say that it looks like. . . . yes, it looks very much like you’re contemplating divorce.”

I looked over at her as her eyes opened wide in surprise. I didn’t say anything. I just continued to watch her. Then she slowly started to smile and nod. “Yes,” she said, “I am.”

She said she had no idea astrology could indicate what I’d just said, but she indeed had reached that decision although hadn’t articulated it to anyone but her inner most self. She soon started sending me clients.

And she did get divorced.

In my next post I will describe the biggest surprise astrology has given me to date which gets us to the progressed Scorpio Moon.

Deborah Smith Parker is a professional astrologer and writer on many subjects. She is author of “The Horse that Haunts My Heart” and “Humanus Astrologicus,” both available in paperback and Kindle. To sign up to receive her blog or follow her on Twitter (@astro_logicus) and Facebook click to the right of this post.

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Deborah Smith Parker is re-writing the often impenetrable language of astrology into a much friendlier form. She has spent her 30 plus years as an astrological consultant, writer, teacher and lecturer freeing the rich astrological images and their descriptions increasingly buried under modern clinical and technological descriptions. Her additional work in public policy has provided many outlets for demonstrating her ability to break down highly complex systems into information that’s easily understood.

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  1. Teri says:

    Good stories. I’m one of the recipients of news I thought never would be true—but it was. Astrology has a powerful message and having a naturally gifted astrologer, like Deborah to guide you is invaluable!

  2. Wow Deborah – I find those moments so awkward when I see something like that divorce in a chart. I wish I had more Aries and a little less Libra. I approach the subject so gingerly that it’s probably lost on the client. Good lesson for me after all these years. Of course, often people are in denial about what’s going on, so it’s a real challenge…

  3. Inez says:

    Enjoyed the stories. Love the X-ray metaphor. It can take courage to say the thing you see in the chart that contradicts what you see in the life. Good for you for speaking what the x-ray showed.

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