Astrology? Me? You must be joking! And yet, life’s strange circumstances put me on the path (or rather, put on my path) a passionate astrologer who made me discover a field I had completely misunderstood. Here’s the story.
We love science
My family loves science. It’s not that they’re not open to other stuff, but scientific evidence more often than not wins debates at the dinner table. I remember buying a book on “spiritism” (the art of communicating with spirits) as a teenager, and regretting it when everyone made fun of it.
I’m a science inclined person myself. Most of my coaching work on emotions is based on neuroscience and evolutionary psychology. You might hear me say things like “I really need to manifest more money” or “Look at what the universe has brought” but what I usually mean is “I need to work harder” and “Wow that was lucky!”
I’m a fish
I have never cared much for astrology. I always skipped the horoscope pages in magazines and I usually have an indulgent smile when my good friends use sun signs to describe someone.
I was so uninterested, in fact, that for most of my life when someone asked me my sign I would say “I’m a fish.” That’s because in France, where I grew up, “Pisces” is called “poisson” (fish).
Cue the sister in law
A few years ago, one of my brothers brought his girlfriend (now his wife) home for Christmas. Before she arrived, I asked my brother what she did for a living.
“Her passion is astrology,” he said with a huge grin on his face, already anticipating the dinner debates this would trigger.
But this never happened. When she talked about astrology, she didn’t talk about stars or the moon. She talked about a person’s basic strengths, predispositions and inclinations. She talked about people going against “who they really are,” and how this affected their lives.
This was talk that spoke to me.
In the last few years, I found that the ambitious, hard-working sides of my personality too often took over everything else. As a typical “good student,” I felt that my urge to please, to impress and to excel had overshadowed other parts of me that I was struggling to access again. I thought that astrology might help.
I booked a session
Earlier this year, I summoned my courage and asked Dana for an astrology reading. It turned out she had already done one for each of the other family members and had been waiting for me to ask.
I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but Dana convinced me when she said that astrology was mainly about finding out who you really are and about being honest with yourself. Again, those words spoke to me.
How astrology really works
To tell you the truth, I still don’t know how astrology works. But what I do know is that it doesn’t matter how it works. What matters is whether it is helpful – and it was!
Too often, ambitious women believe that they have to “do it” alone. They believe that they are only deserving of success when they have achieved something on their own.
It took me years to realise that this belief was holding me back. My determination to “do it” on my own, over time, used up a tremendous amount of energy and left me feeling very isolated.
You don’t have to do it alone
You don’t have to do it alone. In fact, you shouldn’t even try. No woman is an island, and we all have a lot of luggage. Not because we’re messed up, just because we’re human.
I’d like to invite you to discover a session with Dana during Stuff Talks Ambitious Woman Week.
Dana is an astrologer, who believes in practical solutions for any situation.
She believes that we are blessed to live in a time of deeper understanding of our emotions and where our mental health means much more than just trying to fit in our society’s strict demands.
She strongly believes that we all have our different ways to function in all aspects of life and the sooner we embrace who we are the sooner we will start to capitalise on our truly limitless potential.