Skewed toward the unusual?

Upon reading Gauquelin’s book Cosmic Influences on Human Behavior, I was interested to find out that significant statistical findings were restricted to eminently successful people. In other words, his findings didn’t apply to ordinary people.

Could it be that astrology works less on ordinary people? Astrologers tend to study dramatic examples (celebrities and criminals) to find exaggerated expression of a horoscope. It seems empirically true that the more highly individuated a person is, the better astrology works for him/her, both in terms of manifesting natal potential and timing projection.

Stephen Forrest had a good image for this when he jokingly said something like “Do you know how to transcend your chart? Sit in front of TV and eat popcorns. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Leo or Pisces, you look exactly the same.”

Passivity kills individuation.

Since astrology is ruled by Uranus (a planet that rules individuation), maybe it favors the individuated, the unusual! As Jung talked about individuation as a key goal in the development of a human being, the horoscope may be a model of what is to come upon individuation, rather than a model of what is.

About Hiroki Niizato

Hiroki Niizato is a professional consulting astrologer in Florida, serving clients in US and abroad. He has been practicing astrology professionally since 2001. Hiroki is a highest honor graduate of the demanding Master’s Degree Certification Course in Astrology by Noel Tyl.

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  1. Timothy Neilson says:

    Hiroki, this is a very powerful post and turns the challenge of verification toward the inquirer and away from the stars. Fabulous! I will ponder this one for days. Thank you, Tim Neilson

  2. Timothy Neilson says:

    Worth a second read; a third!!! You prompted me to pick up Meetings with Remarkable Men by Girjief and this led me to books next to it on the shelf. Ouspensky’s In Search of the Miraculous and The Fourth Way… Together they discuss the 48 Laws which bound Earth and suggest the Ray of Creation ends with the Moon never reaching Earth’s inhabitants. Ouspensky (Gurjief student) uses the metaphor of man not having influence over the ‘cells’ of his body. He can influence tissue but nothing beyond that. Fascinating eh? Gurjief is claimed by some as the greatest spiritual teacher of 20th century.They taught a type of consciousness development that concentrate on WILL POWER. I am off to check out Ganqluien’s work. But first off to work.

    Tim Neilson

    • Absolutely the first time I hear someone talking about Gurjief since I moved to USA… that happened 12 years ago. Very interesting comment Tim, I especially like the close… “…first… off to work” quite some example of will power! I’ll elaborate soon, promise, but first needs to take care of some greetings…

      Hiroki!!! Genki desuka?! You came to my mind suddenly and I googled your name and saw this beautiful blog… this is the first posting I guess, and the first I decided to read… I like the order of things… I’d like to see you again. Let me know where I can find you.

      A big hug,
      Nuccia Hinckley

  3. Hiroki Niizato says:

    Hi Tim,

    The Pareto distribution chart describes the “skewness” well…within ourselves, we have a few really unusual traits, and otherwise are pretty normal.

    I’d like to think that astrology becomes more relevant the more I start pursuing my idiosyncratic drives, as opposed to just trying to fit in.

    Thanks for the enthusiastic support of this idea!


  4. I seem to be on a hniizato spree !

    I just wanted to take the time to thank you again for such enriching content, so much so that you’ve confirmed a vague theory on the manifestation (favorite word) of astrological energy I’ve had for some time : when I don’t see it playing out people’s lives, I would think of the possibility that it lies dormant, un-actualized, beneath layers of societal conditioning and fearful attitudes. The famous are those of us who became known for their fearless pursuit of and cultivation of destiny that we all have, in different ways, as is hinted at in Plato’s Myth of Err, quoted from this article : ” In this myth, Plato describes how the soul of each of us is given a unique daemon before we are born, which selects the image and pattern which we are to live on the earth. This sounds exactly like the birth chart, doesn’t it? Our soul’s companion guides us toward birth, but in the process of our arrival we forget all that, and believe instead that we are alone in the world. It is said that our daemon remembers our image and our pattern and is therefore the carrier of our destiny.”

    Enjoying the rest of my day off reading you Hiroki!
    Have a beautiful day/night, and may all of you who read this actualize what is already innately within you.


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