Ignorance Is Bliss
So this girl that I work with approaches me the other day and tells me that she needs my help. She is obviously distressed about whatever the matter is, and for some reason she thinks that I can do something to help her. I asked her what the problem was, and she basically said, in more words than I would like to repeat here, that she was having relationship issues. She was panicked that this guy that she has been seeing for quite some time was going to break up with her later that night. So, she asked me to look at her chart and to tell her what the astrology said was going to happen that night. Basically something to the effect of “is he going to break up with me tonight?”
So, having done some work on her birth chart previously, I happened to have it handy, so I pulled it out, and began looking to see what fate had in store for her in the near future. As it turned out, that evening looked like it would be rather smooth and unproblematic for her, but as I looked further into the month things got a bit more problematic. I saw that she would probably get depressed towards the end of may, and then some sort of emotional outburst would occur towards the beginning of June. All of this troubling stuff in her chart culminates in the middle of July, when Saturn opposes her Venus, the ruler of her 7th house, and her relationship, it would seem, would come to an end.
So what do I do? The relationship was not going to end that night, so I could confidently answer the specific question which she had asked me. But it did not seem that the relationship itself was not meant to last, and that it would in fact end within two months time. Did she need to know that it wouldn’t last at that time? Or does she need this experience in order to grow and learn in some way? Am I obliged to tell her what I see and possibly influence her “free will”? Is it better to know the future or is ignorance really bliss?
After an hour of looking at her chart, she came back over to the table that I was sitting at in the coffee shop and sat down.
“What’s the verdict?” she said eagerly.
I hesitated for a moment, and then said
Everything is going to be just fine.