And look where we're standing in the West today - to be an astrologer you can only have graduated the tenth grade, plus a few months of special course. Moreover it is often held by someone who is unaware that the vernal equinox is not the moment when spring comes as a season here and there has been some movement on the issue of birds and the bees. Because at the same time, when spring comes in Europe, in South Africa comes as the fall as a season. Mathematics and astronomy I better not even mention.
I realize that for this situation contribute mostly the astrologers themselves. Being an astrologer without knowing the laws of nature and people is simply ridiculous. Being an astrologer and not realize that the horoscope is a model of the state of the Universe at the time of birth. And this model defines the orientation of the individual to the universe, his relationship with it, his specific place. It is unacceptable for an astrologer to suggest to his customers that the destiny physically, respectively the horoscope can change. This is an insane claim - no planet can change just like that its orbit around the Sun. From the moment of birth to the end of life of a man a specific movement can be outlined for all planets and from this to derive specific analysis. Everything in the "dynamics" of the horoscope is following strictly a law and is described in precise mathematical model.
Quite naturally the more people begin to call themselves astrologers, practice astrology and give advices, the more depreciated is the profession itself and what people get from it. Astrologers were once honored, they have received great respect and were people from the elite. Today - they are almost at the bottom. Most Western people visit an astrologer out of curiosity, out of interest. Astrologers themselves are also people and in most cases, have a commercial attitude - if customers want it, they'll get it. Eventually an interesting symbiosis has been reached - the people do not treat astrologers and astrology with respect and therefore they do not receive very good quality of astrological advice.
In one of the previous articles I mentioned that people have a distorted perception of what they can expect from astrology. And as a consequence, it affects what an astrologer should do. For better or worse today praised are those astrologers who have better linguistic and marketing skills than astrological. But perhaps precisely this is what should happen. Its continuous modification and free access to create an obstacle to reach its very essence. Who knows?
A few years ago partly as a joke, partly seriously, I made a heretical statement before colleagues that astrology should be banned. Naturally I received very strong criticisms and condemnation. The reasoning was that astrology is knowledge that must reach all people. Yes, such a slogan sounds "humane". But have you noticed that most precious true natural products such as diamonds, gold and oil, are not so easily accessible. They are buried deep underground and serious effort is needed to obtain them. Are we smarter or Nature? Everybody repeats the mantra of the Little Prince, that the most valuable is invisible to the eye. And at the same time any attempt to preserve the value of astrology, by making it less available for general use (and abuse) is repeled fiercely.
I personally, as an astrologer do not accept everyone who is willing to have astrological consultation. I made my mistakes in the beginning and I realized that not everyone is ready to get this "glance at his life." And he should not. To some extent, the fact that not all people interested are ready for the astrology is offset by the operation of the majority of astrologers. They do primarily psychoanalytic consultation with very small element of astrology. There are many entrepreneurs "astrologers" who developed a serious business. Unfortunately they already dominate. Even in Western countries, not only here in our country.
For me it's no surprise that the astrologers, especially in Bulgaria, are currently seen as unserious. People are right. When astrologers themselves do not know how to preserve the value of astrology and to achieve the necessary respect for it, then they deserve to be placed under the section - "Service staff. Recommended education level - 10th grade".