Astrology: Quack ?

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  1. skyfire profile image82
    skyfireposted 13 years ago

    I'm digging down to find out how it works. For me as per sunsign: aries and as per indian astrology i'm scorpion. How are we supposed to believe two different sets of results ? Another thing, most of the interpretations are pure lies. What do you think about Astrology stuff ?

    1. falcon64 profile image61
      falcon64posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Don't depend more of your self on what the Astrology says. If you think the interpretations not true.

    2. profile image55
      (Q)posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Mild, mindless entertainment, kind of like tv.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      It ranges from silliness to evil.

    4. Cagsil profile image75
      Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Astrology is a mysticism. It's no different than that of the mystic "GOD" of religion.

      It's wasteful. smile

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      Madame Xposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The difference, to my limited knowledge, is that Indian astrology is based on a "moving sky" if you will. In other words, Indian astrology reads your chart based on the actual position of the stars at the time you were born. Where as western astrology bases it on a "fixed position" of stars so everyone can be categorized based solely on the month they were born. Less work I guess, but it completely undermines any serious study of the subject.

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      Ghost32posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I studied astrology seriously enough in 1972-1973 that I learned to set up my own chart and even did some mild interpretation for other people...sometimes not so mild.  After that period, I've not used it a lot but don't see it as hocus-pocus, either.

      Just looking at your Sun sign in the newspaper doesn't accomplish much.  If your entire chart is set up, in which the locations of the sun, moon, and all known planets in the solar system are pinned down and their angular relationships analyzed, quite a surprising amount of accurate information can be gained by the knowledgeable practitioner.  I found it quite reliable for insights into personalities and even more so for compatibility checks between mates.

      Using what I'd learned, I actually (no kidding) picked out my 2nd wife from her chart before we'd even met...and also designed my approach to her based on what the chart showed.  That approach was so successful that within literally minutes of meeting face to face, we'd committed to each other--despite both of us being married at the time.

      That marriage lasted for seven years.  When we divorced, we were still best friends and are still extremely close to this day.  It was simply time for the two of us to go our separate ways, which we did.  (Note:  Divorce without anger not recommended; the grieving has no insulation and is a real bugger.)

      I found astrology to be LESS helpful in predicting long term behavior.  This is, I now believe, because as Soul each of us retains the power to rise at any moment to a state of consciousness beyond Time and Space--to rest in the grace of God, if you will--and astrology ONLY works in the lower, karmic, cause-and-effect dimensions.

    7. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Its considered a higher science ,its very accurate.
      Man has realized that this universe is based on pure mathematics.

      Take a chain with many links in it, if you have the position of one link you can go backwards or forward.

  2. profile image50
    The Paulposted 13 years ago

    Back in the day it was totally acceptable for well-to-do people toying with science to investigate claims of magic like astrology, spirit channeling, and so on.

    If it were real and it were really that easy someone would have found it, and it would be a recognized science today.  You'd be able to take a two year course in it at a community college and get a certificate signifying you had the power to predict the future.

  3. yoshi97 profile image57
    yoshi97posted 13 years ago

    If there was anything to astrology then identical twins would experience identical lives, as they are always born on the same date. smile

    1. double_frick profile image61
      double_frickposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      what about identical twins separated at birth exhibiting similar traits and mannersisms, sometimes even similar life choices, without ever being close to eachother.

      i believe that astrology isn't a set map of how one's life will go and all the situations one will be presented with, its a very intricately woven tapestry of possibilities and key traits and energies and where they flow in (or do not flow so easily) in ones life.

      its does not contain all the answers, that comes from within. it just guides one on using that which one was born with in a more positive way, i.e. working WITH your energies instead of against them.

      most often people do not believe it because they misunderstand it, only know of sun signs (the proverbial tip of the iceberg)
      or then of course those who think it is "evil"  and then there is no teaching them, only arguing. c'est la vie

      1. profile image55
        (Q)posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        What's to understand? Astrology is pure bunkum. Those who believe in it don't really understand much at all. So called Astrologers can't even describe the effects. They haven't a clue.

        1. Sara Tonyn profile image59
          Sara Tonynposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          It's entertainment. If people want to make more of it than that it's their choice.

          But you can't say for a fact that people's personalities aren't affected somehow by the time and place of their birth. We haven't found any concrete connection yet but maybe we'd find something if we had the ability to factor in all the elements of the universe -- a mind-boggling task.

          Just staying open to possibilities that go beyond our limited knowledge and understanding of things.

          1. profile image55
            (Q)posted 13 years agoin reply to this

            Sure, the world is full of mystery mongers and significance junkies.

            It is as irrelevant as the day is long.

            And, you never will, because it's pure bunkum.

            Sure, you will.

            So open the brains begin to fall out?

            1. Sara Tonyn profile image59
              Sara Tonynposted 13 years agoin reply to this

              But still true.

              Again, you don't know that for a fact.

              No, but not so closed that new information can't enter.

              1. profile image55
                (Q)posted 13 years agoin reply to this

                Not in the least.

  4. Sara Tonyn profile image59
    Sara Tonynposted 13 years ago

    If you agree everything in the universe can be broken down into numbers and the butterfly effect exists (throughout the universe), the idea behind astrology has some genuine merit.

    But good luck doing the math. Maybe someday a super computer will be able to mathematically calculate how, and to what degree, the time and place of your birth in the universe affects you in some measurable manner.

    In the meantime all we have to work with are the simple latitude and longitude lines of Earth and the positions of the planets in our own tiny solar system. Using that miniscule amount of information, the accuracy of astrological forecasts is likely to be extremely questionable at best.

    But it's fun and it does seem to defy the odds by being on target a bit more often than would seem likely.

    Of course maybe that's just the double Leo in me speaking. big_smile

    1. h.a.borcich profile image60
      h.a.borcichposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      The double Saggitarian in me agrees with you! smile Holly

  5. Petra Vlah profile image59
    Petra Vlahposted 13 years ago

    I am a Gemini and an OX; the two signs seem to be complete opposits, but in my case they make me who I am and I don't think is just coincidence

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    sneakorocksolidposted 13 years ago

    It's a fun curiosity for a laugh with

  7. Jerami profile image58
    Jeramiposted 13 years ago

    Astrology does effect a persons  natural tendencies of behaveior.  I don't think that it is ruled as much by the date of birth as it does the date of conseption. The day seed is planted or the day the egg is fertalized.
        A farmer plants seeds acording to the seasons and moon and stars because this affects their growth and productivity.
    It can make a big diffrence if the seeds are planted on the 14th or the 16th.
        Natural tendencies of a persons affected by their astrological sign.?? I can see that.

  8. skyfire profile image82
    skyfireposted 13 years ago

    Mathematics ? fictitious planets which are not in solar system are in view part of maths and part of faith ? Is this how that thing works ??

    One more thing, am i aries or scorpion then ?

    1. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      These charts have been mapped with astounding accuracy thousands of years ago , Some of the planets modern man discovered with the help of powerful telescopes.
      I dont know the difference between western or Indian astrology but try a reading some time and you will be pleasantly surprised.

      Do you believe in numerology.?

      I studied astronomy as a Navigating officer in the Navy and was skeptical about astrology, but I couldn't deny the accuracy of some readings.

  9. skyfire profile image82
    skyfireposted 13 years ago

    No i don't believe in numerology.

    I have gone through lot of north/south indian natal chart readings and both show me different readings. As per indian astro i'm scorpion but my future predicted by those is completely different and as per greek astro stuff it is different. And to tell you that because of those 12 positions i have seen that stuff is not that accurate. North indian system predicted i'll not have education in future and i'll do some business, and to beat that i found myself as engg graduate of communication engineering and i'm working with IT firm. Is this accurate as per astro now ?

    1. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I got a very accurate reading.

      There is a a hubber here called Deborah Saxton try requesting her for numerology reading , she is superb, extremely accurate.

  10. skyfire profile image82
    skyfireposted 13 years ago

    I'll ask her for sure.

    But here is take a look at it. As i told you earlier i have digged it by asking some reputed people about this. After that i also asked with people online about it and all gave me some random information. I don't know how accurate it could be ?

    I found bejan daruwala and Linda Goodman prediction as completely wrong.

    1. mohitmisra profile image60
      mohitmisraposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I think Bejan Daruwalla is awesome, a mystic who communicates with the entity Ganesha who imparts this knowledge to him.

      I had a chart made by a local astrologer and I was amazed by the accuracy.

  11. theirishobserver. profile image60
    theirishobserver.posted 13 years ago

    I was told several years ago that I would win the stars must have been thinking about someone else....still its only a bit of fun dont take them too seriously....

    1. globalserenity profile image60
      globalserenityposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, if you hadn't noticed, some of the freelance bidding sites are actually hiring writers to write astrological horoscopes for them! This discovery of course had me finally convinced that there is no horoscope god out there, calculating everyone's information with some sort of magical knowledge...

      No seriously, I knew there wasn't, but the point is, it's all in fun. We never see a horoscope telling us
      "you suck, get used to it, go play in traffic.."

      The reason is, obviously no one wants to hear that they suck. I mean at the very least they can be seen as positive reinforcement, validation, or even simply a way into more positive or proactive thinking in terms of ones problems in life.

      There are as many sides to astrology as there are religion in some ways. One group of people's firm belief in one side doesn't discount another group's belief in an opposite side. I relate it to religion simply because yes...some people follow their horoscope religiously, and whole heartedly belief in them.

      I personally enjoy horoscopes because they are ever changing and's just for fun for the most part! If their truths are going to conflict in a way that gets on your nerves then just simply don't read them.

      Of course one could deduct that Aries and a Scorpion for instance have a lot of the same traits and are just named different things depending on where they originated. Ah...culture and it's effect on the people is astonishing is it not?

  12. saesha profile image60
    saeshaposted 12 years ago

    there is a branch of scientists trying to find evidence of astrology: this breaks down into 2 main goals: one is to find statistical evidence in the same way social scientists find information.

    the other goal adheres to physics, theorizing on ways planetary positions influence personalities.

    Percy Seymour has theorized that the earth's magnetic field has something to do with it. Our personalities may be different because the magnetic field at the time of our birth may affect our embryonic make up.

    1. Beelzedad profile image58
      Beelzedadposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      No, there isn't. Scientists understand that astrology is pure nonsense. smile

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        klarawieckposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Are you a Taurus?

        1. Beelzedad profile image58
          Beelzedadposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          No, I'm a human. smile

  13. Paul Wingert profile image61
    Paul Wingertposted 12 years ago

    Astrology is harmless and interesting. My mom believes in it and she can narrow someone's personality from the time of year they are born. Whether the ancient science has any merrit or not, I don't really know. But apparently there's something to it since it's been around for a couple thousand years. I have no opinion on it.


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