From "Venus in Aries Retrograde":
"Relationships that can't handle who you really are will be left in the dust."
Well, I didn't know this theme was going to pop up quite so quickly.
This afternoon, the relationship between Willow's Web and AstroDispatch was severed.
It all started with an ElsaElsa post on whether to "accept or transcend" the birth chart conditions.
A poster made a comment about her "spiritual awakening," after which she threw away all her astrology books (there is a quote out there by some yogi-type to do this. I've read it, too), only to come back to astrology at a later time.
She also made a comment that she agreed with a quote by Yogananda that a "truly enlightened person" has no need for the astrological birth chart.
I begged to differ on that one and rebutted that many "enlightened" people take on very difficult life circumstances and use astrology to navigate them more skillfully than they could without this tool. I also said that I believed the poster had an old Piscean concept of "enlightened." IE. Someone sitting on a Neptunian cloud sipping pomegranate juice...
Sure, I was being a bit cheeky there, but really! Who making a comment like that in an astrology forum wouldn't expect some opposition to that statement?
Apparently, this person.
She launched a four-paragraph, expletive-laden diatribe telling me to fuck off unless I had something "positive and agreeable" to say (definition of irony?), telling me I obviously wasn't enlightened (tee hee) and reiterating that enlightened people have no use for astrology. She claimed I was "harassing" her and called me a troll.
I replied that I was not harassing her but rather rebutting a comment that I didn't agree with.
But I suppose I'm not allowed to post unless I have something to say that she deems "positive and agreeable"? Yeah, that's how it works. We can only speak if what we have to say is OK with "positive, agreeable" people like her. Guh.
Elsa then had to get in on the action and tell me that I couldn't come onto her blog and be "snotty" to people. She told me that I offended her Libra sense of social decorum, and I was told to go elsewhere.
Hmmm...but the four-paragraph, expletive-laden diatribe didn't seem to upset her sense of social decorum.
Anyway, I have a strong contingent of Libra, as well, and to me this wasn't about social decorum. It was about the permeation of New Age into astrology.
(Just to make it clear - astrology is not New Age.)
I'd also like to add that I never asked to be added to stinkin' AstroDispatch. My blog just showed up there one day, so I was drawn into that whole scene not of my own volition. That should have been the first clue that it wasn't going to be a good scene for Willow.