I am curious to know what you do when you bump into everyday Muggles who ask what your profession is. Do you say ‘Astrologer’ or give another stock answer that doesn’t invite controversy and makes your life easier for you? If you DO say ‘astrologer’, what’s your stock response if they roll their eyes and say something rude and judgmental about ” that ‘astronomy stuff’ is all made-up baloney?”
The reason I ask is because I’ve worked as a psychic / intuitive counsellor for 10 years and I still COMPLETELY STRUGGLE to admit my occupation, even when filling out a simple clipboard form, let alone when faced with The Inquisition at a dinner party. I know I need to own what I do, accept myself and fuq what people think, but any tips from yourself — someone who’s been out there bravely living her truth decades longer than me — would really be appreciated.
x Cuddly Cancerian
Hey Cuddly Cancerian!
Lol this question reminds me of a Scorpio I used to know who was then the editor of Penthouse magazine. This was pre-internet. He’d tell people he was a plumber, just to avoid a whole host of annoying questions. One night the person he was talking to really WAS a plumber. Cue completely ridiculous dialogue with the real plumber concluding Scorpio was the most incompetent plumber who ever lived.
I usually try not to say anything as a common Muggle response is to make a really bad joke about “Ur-anus”, say something like “surely you can’t believe in that crap?” or “tell me all about what’s going to be happening to me this year…not that I (titter) believe in it.” So i kind of fudge it with “writer”.
So I think if it is a clipboard thing, think about the context. For medical peeps, they just want to know if you’re sedentary or a Crossfit instructor, exposed to hazardous materials on a daily basis or you know, managing a rare tulip business. So maybe just put counsellor. Or you could just say airily that you work in “futures”, that your job is “classified,” that you’re an information broker or a witch?
It’s a great question what does everyone else think?
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