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Unread 09-01-2016, 01:24 PM
Julia Karmic Astrology Julia Karmic Astrology is offline
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Re: The planets don't influence you

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Hi Julia ,

Thank you for your insight !!
RaRohini,

So good to hear from you. I was hoping you would add your comments!

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In my opinion,fate and free will are one and the same thing.
The type of energies given to you is 'fate'. How you use the energy is 'free will'.
This is a great way to put it! In the general scheme of things it is all fated. It is fated that we will all grow and evolve, we will come off the karmic wheel. We will return to the Divine. And the energies given to us for each incarnation do have fated components. But then it is up to us how we will live each life and that is where free will comes in.

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The point related to arranged marriages in Eastern philosophy- it just makes things easier. Even if you choose your mate of your own free will, the energies that you attract will be those energies fated for you. That is why people generally tend to attract the similar type of lovers of again and again.
I have a great deal of respect for arranged marriages, given the high degree of happiness and stability of my friend's arranged marriages! The US could learn something from such a method of mate selection.

I was just taken aback by the role astrology plays in such decisions. I think this speaks to another difference between Eastern and Western astrology, the role it plays in day to day life. For example, I urge people not to make major life decisions based upon astrology alone, but see it more as an adjunctive tool. In the Eastern tradition, astrology plays a much more critical and central role in life decisions.

And yes of course, there is no denying that we keep repeating relationship patterns over and over again which we can attribute to fated energies. I see your point then, it makes no difference if the marriage is arranged or self selected, the energies will create the same patterns no matter how the marriage was determined.

Julia
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