Rick DiClemente: Exploring the Exquisite Universe
By Dawn Katzin
Rick DiClemente is an Intuitive Astrologer with over thirty years of professional experience. He is a guest speaker on numerous radio shows, has held various classes and workshops, and the editor of the StarSeed Newsletter. Rick is the author of “The Exquisite Zodiac: Why the Signs are the Way they Are and What it Means for You” and is a Featured Author of OM Times Magazine.
Misconceptions about Astrology
In the introduction to Rick DiClemente’s book, “The Exquisite Zodiac”, he talks about the misconceptions people have about astrology. One of the examples that Rick gives is that people just can’t see how astrology works and therefore, don’t see how they can apply it to their lives. I have to fess up, I was one of those people. I would look at daily horoscopes purely as a form of entertainment. I was a non-believer, but I felt justified and here is why. I shared my birthday with my brother and my uncle and despite being from the same sign and having the same birthday, our differences and personalities were miles and miles apart. To go even further, my girlfriend and best friend are also the same sign as me and although we are similar, our personalities are still about a football field apart. So reading a horoscope that fit all of us, well… it just didn’t make me a true follower of the zodiac.
There were some other little tidbits that I couldn’t wrap my brain around. For example, take the concept of Mercury Retrograde. A lot of people seem to go off the deep end in preparation for all these “bad” things that are going to happen when Mercury goes retrograde. Now, I do believe in the law of attraction or cosmic ordering (the concept that what you put out you get back). However, all these “bad” things that were supposed to happen or all the people acting a bit nuts when this occurred, it didn’t align with my belief system. I often wondered if people were attracting bad things to their life because of an astrological concept. You wouldn’t be too far off the mark in thinking that I actually wanted to avoid astrology for these reasons. So what happened? What turned a doubting Dawn into a person that is now embracing astrology as tool to understanding my life, my purpose and my challenges?