The Full Story
Art, music and astrology have been my faithful companions throughout life. I struggled to find my professional path in my teens and 20s. There was a deep seated belief in my mind that I would never be a good enough artist (or anything), because I didn’t have a masters degree under my arm, and wasn’t a “natural talent”. But as I approached my 30s, I realized I was closer to my dreams than I thought. I already had everything I needed in me.
I realized I have studied the symbols of astrology for more than 15 years, so I decided to come out of the closet as an astrologer, and have been practicing astrology with clients since 2017.
I believe we share this “purpose confusion” feeling as 21st century humans. When we are fresh to this world we have specific interests and obsessions. We play mindlessly, not caring about any results or successes. Those passions remain deep in us, but sometimes due to harsh experiences in childhood, they get lost in the fog as soon as we become aware of societal expectations and family obligations.
Some of us have taken the pressure of those expectations as a fuel to push back the status quo and install ourselves in the world as passionate outcasts, rulers of our own life. Some others, have given in to the pressure of success and status, spending our “golden years of youth and freedom” trying to appease our families, friends, teachers, or bosses, whether we do it consciously or not.
I am acutely aware of that this is the experience of millions of young humans today. Through our education systems, we are not giving children what they need in order to live passionate, fulfilling and successful lives. Children are under pressure, forced to learn things they will never use in their life. Things they couldn’t care less about. We are indoctrinated from an early age to obey and follow the rules. We are allowed to make questions, but only within the accepted boundaries of questioning. If we are different, in any way, those differences are melted into the group so that we don’t stand out, or we are left aside and deemed “non-conformists” (as if that was a bad thing).
Don’t get me wrong, I had fun in school, and there are teachers I will never forget and that I am eternally grateful to. We are never wasting our time. Every experience has led us closer to ourselves. But maybe there is a way to have a map that can make things a bit easier? That’s where astrology comes in.