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Jellyfish (source: National Geographic)

So, Uranus is conjunct my Part of Fortune right now. It’s making its third pass over the point as it prepares to exit Aries.

I figured that I could glean a little knowledge from this transit because it’s the sort of once-in-a-lifetime event that can make me reevaluate how a planet works in my chart. I’ve blogged about my Chiron return, for instance, and how I didn’t really understand the planet until I experienced its influence myself. Now I’m a believer!

Unfortunately, I’m getting nothing from this current configuration. For that reason, I went down deep into the murky waters of the internet to try to discover a little more about the Part of Fortune and how it operates in a birth chart.

This Astrodienst article by the esteemed Robert Hand explains the Part of Fortune in depth, and it also explains how it should be used in interpretation. Nevertheless, it explains nothing to me personally. It’s like reading the Gemini chapter in a sun sign book and trying to apply that description to a textbook Capricorn. I try to be open-minded when I consider the interpretive techniques used by other astrologers (especially astrologers like Robert Hand), but I couldn’t be more sure of myself in this instance. What I just read does not apply to me whatsoever.

I’ve been in this position before. I remember buying a well-reviewed Alan Oken book years ago and feeling as if I had wasted my money. I know Alan Oken is terrific at what he does, but I could not disagree with his conclusions any more than I did at the time that I read “Soul Centered Astrology.” I don’t really believe that I’m a contrarian by nature, but to put it simply, I wasn’t buying what he was selling. Maybe I’m just not “deep” enough for that sort of astrology.

I’m sure that other astrologers stumble across this blog and make the same conclusion about what I’m selling. That’s fine with me because I know that I’m a superficial guy dealing in superficial subjects. I believe that we all have something to offer astrology if we actually know how to communicate with our audiences.

So, if you arrive at this website via Twitter and find that your mind is turning to jelly as you scroll through my blog posts, that’s fine. It happens to me, too, when I visit the sites of astrologers who dive deep into subjects that don’t interest me. Just don’t make the assumption that I haven’t done my homework to get to the place where I am. My last book was about 105,000 words longer than the average Tweet. If that doesn’t demonstrate a commitment to my craft, nothing will.

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