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Wow Chris. That seems a little bit of a stretch to correlate a thread or two about astrology as "prevalence of pseudoscience in MT community". Just because one is an MT doesn't negate them being interested in OTHER things besides science based massage topics.
I love astrology. It doesn't mean I preach the word to my clients, any more than a christian MT preaches religion to their clients. we CAN wear different hats for different aspects in our lives.
And then you wonder why attitudes are prevalent when you post up something like that? you don't even post up a thought or opinion...other than to point the finger back to here as mockery. Shame on you. Must you antagonize just to spark conversation and debate?
Anyhoo....I'm a Libra. And I love this guy's site for astrological readings (www.cainer.com). I have found, albeit very unscientifically, that he has a 90% track record being on target to what is going on in my life at any particular time. not so much in a fortune telling way, but rather a general sense of life experience going on at any given time. and his description of Libran characteristics seems to be pretty on target to who I am. check him out.
I am a Leo with 5 planets in Leo in my 9th house , Sag Rising and Libra Moon!
Yes I feel astrology plays a huge role in our lives and we interact with others, career etc.
I have been in the healing arts for almost 25 years and 20 of those an educator. with 5 planets in leo I am no doubt passionate about education (and travel, my other love).
As a worker/employee with Virgo on the 10th , I am "on it, organized and motivated". People love me working for them! I take care of their business better than my own.
I have had a woman in Egypt once read my chart and advised me I was one of the most spiritually advanced Leo's she had met. It might explain why I have felt I have not fit the 'typical' explanations of a leo.
I also use astrology to see how I can better relate with my students , it helps tremendously!
Fascinating , Yes!