Somebody found this blog by typing “How to manipulate a Scorpio” into google. People type lots of interesting questions into google, and I am privy to just a small portion of what’s in the collective’s mind, thanks to the wonders of web statistics. And although most of it is pretty innocent — along the lines of “How do I get an Aries man to fall in love with me?” — other questions reveal the dark side of how we use astrology.
It may be the case that astrology is not “spiritual” for some people who believe in it. I’m not one of them. If you buy the premise that the solar system works in such a way that the astronomical position of all the planets — as well as the Sun and Moon — correlates to an astounding degree with human character through an interpretation of these planetary bodies as archetypal symbols, then you ought to come to the conclusion that some Divine Intelligence designed the solar system so that we humans could notice this correspondence (“As Above, So Below”) and experience awe of Her or His or Its Workings.
Having established that life is not meaningless, that there is a connection between our affairs on Earth and (our observation of) these “impersonal” planets millions of miles away from us, we may believe that we are all in this together, and that harming one person harms us all. Being “spiritual” is not about having deeper knowledge about the workings of Divine Intelligence, but using that knowledge to diminish human suffering, not add to it.
Hence, using one’s understanding of astrology to manipulate another human being is plain wrong. Although I’m not a Christian, I would go so far as to say it’s a sin. If you understand someone’s inner character — whether by virtue of knowing his Sun sign or his whole chart — you are in a position of power. You cannot use that power against someone.
So even if I did know how to manipulate a Scorpio, I wouldn’t tell you.