As a astrologer in Jayanagar, I know that love is an important concern for most of my clients. Career and money are important, but they are not in the same league - which has always felt strange to me. Having enough money to buy food and a roof over your head is logically far more important than romantic trivia, especially in the context of a global recession. However, some things in life are logical, and there are times when we need psychological insight to understand what is going on.
When we take a career and money, our success and failure usually depend on our own decisions. We know that someone with good business skills will succeed regardless of the economic climate. We also know that there are many ways to make money, whether you work fourteen hours a day or play horses. It may be difficult, but where there is a will there is a way. However, in love the situation is much more difficult. If there's someone we're crazy about, there's probably no chance of winning it. They may be attracted to other people, happily married, or, God forbid, find us unattractive.
In this situation it is difficult to know what to do. Logically we should give up and focus on the other person, but often our emotions refuse to let go. Then we can decide on desperate actions.
For example, magic. That's right, using spells and other strange things to win someone's heart. And this is where fortune-tellers often come in. A client in love may think they are looking at a fortune teller to understand the future, but in reality they want the fortune teller to change the future. The client believes that by predicting romantic happiness, I can actually create it. So my prediction is more of a spell that can unite two people.
Which is ridiculous. Can a rain forecaster predict rain? Can an economist end a recession by telling the world that factory output will increase in the next month? Still, my customers want it, and if I don't deliver, I sometimes get angry reactions. I, a selfish mage, don't want to help! I think life would be easier if I was really a magician. Say the right words or maybe even make amulets or perform rituals. Magical energy will appear and my customers will be happy.
Despite the practicality, there are problems with karma. Love spells may seem harmless, but they can be a form of black magic for two reasons. First, one uses spiritual energy to satisfy one's desires. Second, you are trying to interfere with the free will of others.
Of course, this assumes that the magic works.
Many people believe that spells and amulets can make real change, and it doesn't take long to find people who offer their occult services. However, for magic to work, there must be an element of emotional distance. If you are obsessed with someone and you are desperate to win their heart, the power of your emotions will most likely kill the magic. After all, the golden rule of magic is to perform the operation and then forget about it. Which means a love spell is more likely to work if it's created by a third party - village witch, voodoo priest, internet wizard.
Unsurprisingly, the chances of love magic working are slim, especially if you do it yourself. That's a good thing. If you or the people you employ make a real impact, the price tag on the Karmic can be huge. You are bound by dark and humiliated forces that can drag you down a deep pit for years, decades, or even a lifetime. However, I'm not saying that magic can't work. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred or even nine hundred and ninety-nine times out of a thousand, it's delusion, delusion, or luck. But there are always random incidents that cannot be explained.
Gifted, though morally skewed, practitioners can sometimes make a mental or sympathetic connection between the amulet and a human target - often facilitated by the target's DNA, such as hair, nail clippings, or bodily fluids. However, this definition of magic may be too limited and resulted from too many horror films. In practice, a broader approach is needed that takes into account the concept of natural magic, which is an integral part of the fortune-teller's work.
Natural magic, unlike many sympathetic magic, works with nature rather than against it. They don't change things that are natural, but work with the natural energies of people and situations. When it comes to horoscopes, most of us have the ability to have a love life. But no two lives are the same, and a strategy that brings romance to one person will bring misery and doom to another. We need to understand the essence of the horoscope and this will tell us what kind of love life to strive for.
Let us take an example from Hindu astrology.
This is the suffering associated with the planet Mars. This is a very common phenomenon and can cause major problems in married life. People with Kuja Sin are attracted to partners who treat them badly, and if they marry the first person they meet, they may truly regret it.
Fortunately, there is a way to work around this.
If the husband and wife also have Kuja Sin, the conditions are lifted. Couples cannot be hurt and have excellent prospects for a happy marriage. Therefore, one can find romantic happiness by knowing one's horoscope and the horoscope of a potential partner. So, one uses natural magic to find eternal love and the risk of bad karma is low. Then we move on to a more borderline application of astrology. It's still called a natural wonder, but there are some ethical issues. Very often I have clients who are very focused on one person and have access to his horoscope. That means they gave me two horoscopes to work with, mine and theirs.
Once I have a horoscope, I can usually get a pretty accurate picture of a person's personality. Then I can advise my clients on the best way to attract specific people. How to behave, what to say, even what to wear. As a last resort, I can recommend the weather, so use astrology to find the perfect moment for a romantic move. In telling my clients about the strengths and weaknesses of their loved ones, I may be engaging in someone's free will. So to protect myself from accusations of unethical behavior, I must insist that the target lover has consented to their horoscope analysis and discussion.
When I practice astrology, I don't conjure up ghosts or make amulets, but I definitely do some kind of magic. However, if I truly believe that a relationship is hardly or will not materialize, I will tell my client as tactfully as possible. The magic of nature is working with the world as it is, and when two people simply don't get along, there's not much you can do about it.
However, in an ideal world, we shouldn't be obsessed with any particular individual. If we want to be successful in love, we need to focus on ourselves and use our own horoscope to understand our potential for romantic happiness. We also need to understand the natural rhythms of our lives, which astrology can reveal very well. There are times in our lives when it is almost impossible to find love no matter how many witches and wizards we consult. But when love is impossible, there will be other things, such as professional success, educational success, or spiritual development. If only some of my customers noticed!