Wizards on the Fringe

The more I think about it the more I believe that first hand experience of synchronicity has one of the strongest impacts on people. Its inferred possibilities can challenge so many basic assumptions, but if we’re not focusing on these things the significance of those possibilities collapses into more easily digestable assumptions of coincidence.

That’s why systems like astrology, numerology or tarot (and others) are so important. These organized methodologies offer a structured approach to studying these “random” patterns of meaningful correlations. And through repeated, long term exposure to synchronicity, our philosophies and perspectives are slowly and permanently altered. As these things are usually an extension of the self, the ripple effects eventually transform us as well.

Robert Blaschke once wrote, “…the perceptual reality of the career astrologer evolves over the years into a level of depth quite alien to the average human being. The result of this places astrologers in the position of experiencing their life at archetypal and mythological levels.”[1]

Sometimes it is easy to underestimate how much we have changed and how radically different we are from much of the rest of the world. That foundational divide exists at our awareness of synchronicity everywhere. At times I feel like, as Blaschke wrote, “…a wizard on the fringe of society.”[2]

But I’ll take this one step further. In the mythology of Star Wars, Jedi master Yoda explains the mystic force accordingly:

For my ally is the force. And a powerful ally it is. It’s energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we. Not this crude matter. You must feel the force around you. Between you, me, the tree, the rock. Everywhere.

As outrageous as it sounds, this isn’t far removed from astrology. Every month, when the Moon opposes Pluto in the sky, you feel it. The same as you can with any Mars transit. Or Saturn. Especially if they are explicitly interacting with your natal planets.

When you meet someone, you can feel the attraction or repulsion without them saying a word. You can feel their energies. You can feel it when you create. Most importantly, you can trace these “feelings” back to the chart to validate their existence through the correlation of interactions between planetary bodies.

This validation is key because these energies are not visible or tangible…and yet they must exist. Their representation within astrology demands it. So, if astrology is a compelling example of analyzing the structure of synchronicity then this also validates the impossible suggestion of a backdrop of “invisible energy” behind physical reality governing everything.

No one else has this. Not in the way we have it. Think about that the next time you feel strange or different or alienated because of what you study and how it has changed you. What you ARE is a Jedi studying the force. Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise.

[1] Robert P Blaschke, Astrology A Language of Life Volume III A Handbook for the Self-Employed Astrologer, Earthwalk School of Astrology Publishing, 2002, p.137.

[2] IBID, p.139.

[3] All images were provided via Shutterstock subscription.

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