WHAT ABOUT POSITIVE THINKING?
Do we REALLY have control of the future? And if so, HOW?

by Carole Devine


For a very long time, while counseling clients, I've struggled with the problem of "difficult" charts and "bad luck" versus "easy" charts and "serendipity." The one basic tenant that Astrologers often wrestle with is the apparent accuracy of prediction and the disturbing feeling that we have no control. When a difficult time is coming up in a client's chart, it does no good to say, "Too bad." Their first question is usually, "What can I do about it?"

I've heard of Quantum Mechanics through Deepok Chopra's work and even Wayne Dyer, who describes its principles briefly in his book, You'll See It When You Believe It. But recently in Phoenix, I had the pleasure of meeting with Patricia Petty Munns and discussing this topic. (I referred to her before in the February issue.) I complained that no matter how positive I'm being, it seems that when a Pluto or Saturn transit comes along (or progression or solar arc contact from these two, not to mention Neptune), things begin to take on a life of their own, usually negative. She answered that the planets act on our electromagnetic field, setting up a kind of "inclination of least resistance," but that we can control this with our thinking. It is a matter of spending as little as even ten minutes longer giving mental energy to a positive outcome, as we do a negative one.

Fired with enthusiasm to get to the bottom of this, I picked up a couple of books on Quantum Mechanics in a bookstore while visiting in Colorado Springs. In case you're interested, the books are The Mind of God, by Paul Davies, and The Spiritual Universe, by Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D.

In one of these books (sorry, I don't remember which), the author describes the phenomenon of iron filings on a piece of paper. They are random, and you can move them easily until you hold the piece of paper over a magnet. Then they quickly zap into the arrangement the magnet dictates.

The actual physical correlation to the iron filings is subatomic particles. Physicists have known for a while now (a decade possibly) that these particles are controlled by thought. In fact, they've been dubbed the "philosopher atom." They have intelligence. They communicate with each other, but they are completely controlled by the dominant force guiding them, whether it is the interaction of the planets on your electromagnetic field, which works in a "mass consciousness" manner, hence giving us the ability to predict how most people will behave during a specific period of time, or the focused direction of your personal thoughts. That is how so many very focused and positive people can make "lemonade out of lemons," if you'll forgive the cliche.

Further, not only can these subatomic particles take direction, but they communicate with other subatomic particles enlisting their aid in making sure your "vision" (and they do not care what that is) comes true for you. Distance and space do not matter to these particles.

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Copyright © 2000 Carole Devine. This article originally appeared in Cosmic Views.