From a previous post:
"There are belief systems, allegiances, motivations, and traditions underlying
anyone's practise of astrology, and Saturn in Scorpio is a time to be very clear
It's important to realize at this time that the personal is political. It doesn't matter if you don't vote, if you can't tell left-wing from right, or if you prefer Big Bang Theory reruns to the nightly news. The decisions people make on a daily basis about what to do, what to say, and how to live their lives are
Astrologers are no different.
There's no such thing as purely objective astrology, just as there's no such thing as purely objective journalism. There are always forces shaping the information and perspectives that are put forth, as well as determining which information and perpectives are not put forth.
An astrologer who chooses not to touch the controversial sociopolitical
issues of the times is making a personal political choice
just as an astrologer who chooses to write and speak about them is.
Though I'm sure most professional astrologers, like me, are careful not to infuse paid readings with heavy personal politics, how an astrologer interprets certain placements
or transits is most certainly political. There is a basic foundation for astrology, but beyond those basics, it's open to interpretation.
There's a lot of hiding and glossing over of personal politics and true
personal perspective going on in the astrology of the day.
Part of this comes about due to the strong New Age beliefs running through much of it. The idea often promoted by the New Age is that "politics is unenlightened."
"Poverty, war, social justice issues - those are all 3D, man. That's density. We're 5D! We're so beyond all that, it's not even a part of our reality."
Any astrologer who wants to keep up their New Age herd will be careful to tiptoe around sociopolitical issues that could be considered "negative," "dark," or "a bummer" by the brethren.
Even among non-New Age astrologers, though, there is a lot of whitewashing of personal politics and perspective. A lot of astrologers
choose not to say how they really feel about things so as not to alienate their
followers, supporters, or paid customers. Others take a middle-of-the-road stance so carefully-crafted to be benign that it basically says nothing. This is especially the case with astrologers who attempt to sustain "the Astro Empire." Mass popularity among the relatively few people interested in astrology.
The fact of the matter is, personal politics influences astrology, as does the whitewashing of personal politics, and this is true for even the most cookbook of astrologers. This has been somewhat hidden, but with Saturn transiting Scorpio, things hidden beneath the surface will be drawn out into our concrete, in-your-face realities.
Underlying personal politics, beliefs, allegiances, motivations, and alliances strongly influence the astrology of the day, but as long as that influence remains hidden, we're working with a very skewed astrological landscape.