Friday, February 15, 2019

What’s an astrologer to do?

Hi everyone ~ remember me?

I’m Julia Bonatti from the Zodiac Mysteries.  And here I am once again working on my newspaper column Ask Zodia.  Some days it's hard.  You would not believe the letters I get!  Some of them are so weird, I just have to send them back to the Chronicle.  I do have my standards after all. 

I won’t respond to anyone who claims astrology is the work of the devil.  I won’t respond to crank letters or threatening letters and my most annoying pet peeve – people who send their birth information and don’t have a question!

Here’s a good example: 
Dear Zodia ~
I was born May 13, 1989 at 2:15 p.m. in San Francisco.  I live in Daly City now and I just love your column!  What does my chart show? 
~ Darlene

What???  Darlene, this is a newspaper column!  I can’t delineate a whole chart in a couple of paragraphs.  For free?
Give me a break.  I think I’ll ask my editor to post a preface to my astrological column.  It should say:  If you can’t formulate a specific question for Zodia, please don’t bother writing to her! 

Or how about this one? 
Dear Zodia ~
I wrote to you last year and you said I’d be meeting the love of my life in a few months.  Well, it didn’t happen!  The only thing that did happen was I started a new career and have been making a lot of money.  But I still haven’t met my soul mate.  What kind of an astrologer are you anyway? 

~ Disgruntled
Dear Disgruntled ~
I remember your letter and I’m very sorry you haven’t met the love of your life yet.  But, I have to remind you, that wasn’t my prediction.  I said that you would be doing a lot of traveling during that time period and could have an adventurous time.  I predicted that new worlds would open up for you.  It certainly sounds as if that has happened. 
~ Zodia
PS:  I think I’m a very good astrologer! 
Groan . . . what’s an astrologer to do?  Does anyone actually listen? 
What do you think? 
Okay . . . I know what you'll say.  You'll tell me to bite my tongue and be nice.
And you're right.  That's good advice! 

You can read more about the Zodiac Mysteries and my author, Connie di Marco, at her website and at Facebook and Twitter @AskZodia. 

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