Many people think astrology is rubbish. Fair enough, but the more you look at it, the more useful it seems to be…
Let’s look at a couple of proponents. Firstly Sir Isaac Newton, the man who discovered gravity, a well-respected man of science and an obsessive firebrand for getting things right –
Many people think astrology is rubbish, but they have not studied it…. I have, and I am an astrologer first and an astronomer second
Next Nicholas Culpeper, who was famous for inventing a range of herbal remedies which have been very effective for the last two hundred years. He based his whole system of remedies on astrological principles.
Secondly, if we look at the whole issue of the daily press with its 12 categories of horoscopes, and the suspicion of most people –
How can there possibly only be 12 kinds of people in the human race…. Everybody’s different !
Well the daily press only look at what is known as the sun sign – in fact ALL of the planets in the zodiac – in the skies – have an influence on personality and daily events ( if you believe in astrology ) and there are twelve planets PLUS ! The sun sign is meant to determine our basic personality, the way we see and think about the world; and there is the moon sign, which is meant to influence the way we behave emotionally; and the rising sign is said to be like a coloured pair of spectacles thro’ which you see the world and the world sees you. And if you were just to consider the influence of the planets alone, we are looking at 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 x 12 kinds of people. Add the fact that if there are more than 3 planets in one sign this becomes as important as the sun sign – that’s a lorra, lorra different people.
Let’s look at the size of these ‘heavenly bodies’ now….. They are pretty large, and pretty heavy ! This gives them big gravitational pull, so much so the moon affects both high and low tides as it orbits the earth, and many surgeons are reluctant to operate on patients when there is a full moon ( ie. close to earth with bigger gravitational pull ) as the moon makes them bleed much more.
Also at the time of the full moon many people become emotionally unstable.
The size of the gravitational pull of the planets also affects the size of solar flares on the sun….. these are huge flames of burning gas that shoot hundreds of miles out from the surface of the sun. And these solar flares produce radioactivity, which in turn influences….. wait for it ——— genetic makeup in human beings on earth.
So maybe, just maybe, it’s at least worth checking out what astrological predictions might say. Following the principles of astrological prediction in my horoscopes of character/personality I have asked my subjects to rate how accurate I am….. Almost invariably they have said 90% accurate (we always think of the placebo effect of course), but when they say ” No, that’s not me ! “, I’ve asked them to ask their friends, from which the reply usually is, ” Sorry, but it is !”