My long-term and deep and continuing interest in astrology has in many ways made my life better for and because of it. These long efforts have not only dealt with the art and craft of astrology itself, but with its own complicated history, its social place in history, cultural antagonism to it, and also with the changing social aspects of astrologer's themselves. The contours of human living are always changing, and there is "something" deep-seated in the human psyche which "knows" that much of these changing contours correspond with invisible "astral influences." The study and observation of these changing contours and their correspondences to the "influences" has always been called Astrology.
Then, in the cold winter of 1962, I met a woman named Annie
Fayle (pronounced fay-lee) at a group meeting held by Dr. Karlis Osis at the American Society for Psychical Research in New York City. Dr. Osis was interested in whether artists were more psychic than non-artists, and somehow he had heard about me. So he had gotten together about ten of such artistic specimens to discuss this possibility. I sat next to Annie and so we got to talking, and when a rest break came we stepped outside to smoke, at which point I began dumping on her all my gloom and doom feelings since this had by now become my perpetual frame of mind. So Annie listened for a little while and then asked how old I was. When I told her, she then said the most astonishing thing: "Oh, you're just going through your first Saturn return. Nothing to worry about. It happens to everyone, and it will pass." In this way I found out that Annie was not only a painter but an astrologer, too, and that what I was going through was typical of the Saturn return.
Although modern astrologers have never been able to explain why it should be so, over six thousand years ago they began to notice that each degree of the 360-degree zodiac, the planets themselves as well as their relationships to each other, and the fixed stars, were factors somehow representative of invisible energies and forces with regard to what we now call “how things turn out.”
--Ingo Swann, Psychic Literacy
Astrology can time-loop us with the future, and we can foresee calming or disruptive times ahead depending on which planetary configurations will take place.
--Ingo Swann, Your Nostradamus Factor
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