The Zany Tale of How I Became an Astrologer

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bigstock-two-red-hearts-over-blue-astro-41670439When I was about to get married for the first time, about a thousand years ago, a friend gave me an engagement gift of a reading with a famous astrologer for me and my fiancé.

When I got to the astrologer’s house for my reading, I could see she was a tough old bird and hardly the ethereal mystic I was anticipating.  She reared back in her chair and said, “Honey.  Not only should you not marry this guy, you should shoot him so nobody else does!”  She also said he’d be married 6 or 7 times and that I’d be divorced in 2 years, and gave me a litany of reasons for all that would transpire.

I was so ticked off by her cavalier assessment of my great love that I never even let her finish the reading and just left in a huff.  More fool, I!

So, two years later, when all she’d said had proven true (of course it did take a while longer than that for all those marriages of his to take place, but take place they did!)  I returned, apologized, and asked if I could study astrology with her.  bigstock-a-female-hand-pointing-to-Sun--16372874Many teachers and much learning later, I began writing about Astrology for magazines like Cosmo, Mademoiselle, Mode, Grace and Sweet 16.

It tickles me no end that when I first began this journey into Astrology (for this lifetime, anyway) that it was considered a bizarre thing to study. Now that everybody and his mother has an astrologer, an acupuncturist, a yoga instructor and a tai qi sifu, Astrology seems practically mainstream.

I’ve received so many inquiries lately, wondering why I never blog about the Stars, I’ve decided that for a little while, as we shift into each new zodiac sign each month, I’ll try to share a few insights about what that might mean. Nothing too serious, just a taste about Sun Signs.

Sun Signs … a self-discovery tool

bigstock-Solar-System-4515033Your Sun Sign isn’t the whole ball of wax, by any means, but it is a major player in the interpretation of what your soul brought to the party of life in this incarnation.  It’s a snapshot of dominant traits, an archetypal big picture of your persona, drives, worldview, etc. – we all know a Cancerian life is drawn to the need to nurture, a Virgo life to the need to establish order, etc. – yet this is still just one part of a large and complex picture in which nine planets (each with its own energy agenda) and twelve houses (each with its own special significance) all intersect with each other in dynamic ways to form a blueprint of the soul.

Your Sun Sign is, however, one of the three most important placements in your horoscope (Sun/Moon/Ascendant) so it’s a pretty good place to begin. Who knows, this little snapshot just may show you enough of the bigger picture to whet your appetite for learning more.


© Cathy Cash Spellman/The Wild Harp & Co. Inc 2014


Posted on February 21st 2014 in Astrology, Metaphysics

8 Responses to “The Zany Tale of How I Became an Astrologer”

  1. Gail Says:

    Thank you for always teaching me something new and for doing it entertainingly.
    xx Gail

  2. Cathy Says:

    Dear Gail…thank you my friend for so lovely a compliment! XX,Cathy

  3. Abbie Williams Says:

    Hi Cathy,

    Somehow I always seem to come across your words of wisdom and humor just when I need them. Thank you! Planning to download your newest book when I get home today. Excited! 🙂

  4. Cathy Says:

    What a sweet message, Abbie… Thank you for such a cheery note on which to start a Monday!

  5. Jaclyn Says:

    I really enjoy reading your article The Zany Tale of
    How I Became an Astrologer.

  6. Cathy Says:

    So happy your enjoyed my story. I’ve been blessed by the study of astrology in so many ways over the years since I began to learn about the stars that I’m always happy to share the knowledge!

  7. Ron Says:

    Hi Cathy, i am really thankful that i came across your web page. It not only opened my eyes to being a scorpio,but i have read about my self, which i somehow already knew. Thus far i have become enthused with everything i have read. I will continue to read as much of your writing as i can. Keep up the wonderful work you do.

    Thanks is not enough to offer you for your efforts to share what you bring to minds of all who are interested in what you bring.
    ” I Create “

  8. Cathy Says:

    Thanks, Ron…more astrology will be coming soon as the website will be expanding when my new book comes out. Stay tuned!

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