For much of the first decade of the new millenium, I identified on the internet as an astrologer. I blogged about astrology for about a decade, and I still publish a popular astrology blog. I also "did readings" -- I stopped astrology consulting a few years ago as well.

It is not the case that I no longer believe in astrology, it's just that I don't want to identify as a Career Astrologer. I still get email inquiries asking for free advice, and I occasionally get referrals from colleagues. All I can do now is politely decline inquiries, or just not respond at all.

Astrology does not factor into my consciousness like it used to. I don't keep track of lunar cycles or where a particular planet is. If I'm curious about an incident or inner experience, I may look up my transits (the angles that current planetary positions make to the planetary positions at the moment of my birth). I don't think I will ever forget the knowledge I have acquired as a consultant and writer, even if I stop editing posts for my blog. And I don't think I will have a "crisis of faith" and one day decide that astrology is bogus. I just am not very invested in it.

I wish there were an easy way to make this known all over the internet. I don't think I need reputation management -- I don't believe that my association with astrology harms my current career trajectory. I just wish people wouldn't email me about it. It's over and done with. A past life.

  • I still care about my astrologer colleagues, because I have cultivated some of these relationships for close to a decade. I just don't want any new astrology colleagues (or clients) unless the association benefits my blog. (Totally utilitarian.)

Tags: astrology

09/10/13; 02:40:27 PM

Last built: Tue, Mar 31, 2015 at 2:05 PM

By Jeffrey Kishner, Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 2:40 PM.