|Susan’s Rant – May
The time has come for me to admit I love
the forbidden and the red-headed bastard of entertainment, Astrology.
I love the fact that I don’t have to be accountable.
Addiction starts slowly and takes years. Pre-Internet
days, I would just check the local papers for my horoscope, Scorpio.
Nobody gets hurt and I feel a little excited for the next day’s
Then the day comes when you find yourself in a bookstore and start
meandering to the astrology section with the hippies and homeless people.
Curious to watch a few of the people that do a drive by and just glance
at the books then leave. They did not want to be associated with people
who would believe in such non sense but would grab a book of the shelf.
Yeah, that was me.
Astrology is the new porn, everyone reads it
but no one admits it. There are two basic categories of astrology,
the spiritual advisors who are allowed on Oprah to promote their books
and the trailer park version of Ms. Cleo/Dionne Warwick Psychic friend’s
Under the disguise of the world spiritual advice, astrologers are
welcomed in the media but once the word psychic is mentions images of
charlatans and fraud news stories start to appear. The spiritual advisors
can charge more than the average $5 palm reader on the street. In fact,
spiritual advisors clients include well-known entertainers and sports
figures. One of the status symbols of success is having your own spiritual
advisor, which I hope to have one day.
Once in awhile my friends and I would go to
get a psychic reading as entertainment and an inexpensive form of therapy.
Access to the Internet allows for all types of astrology obsessions
ranging from the average Western astrology to the Eastern/Chinese astrology.
My philosophy is I do not go on a tarot card/psychic site that asks
for a credit card since there are so many free sites that offer the
Now I like my psychic/astrology advice the
old fashion way, by shaking the Magic Eight Ball until it says, ‘It
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