I've been a practicing astrologer for more than 16 years, specializing in astrology compatibility. Being somewhat of a technophobe, I've largely avoided the web for considerably of that time. All fantastic factors need to come to an finish however, so here I'm, now an avid on the web reader and writer. When time permits I read and answer concerns on several partnership astrology forums. Inevitably I read topics which go like this:
I am a Leo, am I compatible with an Aquarius?
Answer 1 -- yes!
Answer 2 -- no! I am a Leo and I dated an Aquarius. We split up.
Answer 3 -- relationship astrology is stupid. I spent 172 hours researching that each and every single sun sign mixture has had divorces.
Every of these answers is incorrect, yet normally every single will get individuals agreeing with it. On forums where votes are cast among these answer is commonly chosen as becoming appropriate, and filed away for future generations of question seekers.
So what's going wrong right here?
It appears like anytime and wherever astrology compatibility is discussed online that there's an assumption that sun signs would be the key to astrology. I suspect that is largely due to the want to simplify, streamline and condense everything. Astrology however is actually a topic exactly where simplification often creates troubles.
The grim reality is the fact that persons are much more than just their sun sign, and if you want a 'real' answer to an astrology query, then you will will need a true astrology reading. Going just by sun indicators is valuable to obtain a rough concept of what to anticipate, but there are plenty of other planets which can override and trample someone's sun sign traits. Every single person and natal chart is exclusive.
This has led towards the exciting scenario exactly where most likely 80% of all information about connection astrology online is essentially incorrect. To qualify that metric, if sun signs may very well be looked at in a vacuum, then facts will be correct. In practice (and men and women are asking such question to create real life decisions, and not as a hypothetical workout) it is just not that simple.
A single exciting side effect of this seems to be a modest army of armchair internet astrologers, handing out parcels of neat and tidy details on all elements of sun signs. Why do they do that? For the reason that the concept of keywords and phrases mean that a possible visitor isn't going to search for "Aquarius sun, Leo moon, Aries mars etc" - they're going to search for "Aquarius" - and woe betide any report which dares to lose focus by going off topic with qualifications. Anything extra complicated than that may result in the browsers back button being hit, and pretty rapidly.
Fair sufficient, maybe this really is taking place in all subjects. On the internet education is clearly being led by the student, as well as the educators are telling them what they ask, and not what they want to understand. Search engines successfully force web-sites to meet the will need for immediate gratification.
The issue for astrology is the fact that this obsession with sun indicators is degrading the credibility on the topic. Individuals are right to say "hold on, I'm a Leo and I don't get as well as Sagittarius! This astrology stuff is worthless!" Are qualified astrologers guilty of this as well? Yes, we're. Since otherwise, nobody would read our articles! It would be pretty uncomplicated nevertheless for astrologers to put a disclaimer or warning when answering posts or writing articles, and probably that is the answer?