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Is astrology a science or superstition ?

Updated on September 10, 2014

Is astrology a science ?

Astrology is popular, you can find it in any newspaper. But is astrology a science, is it based on facts or an art based on faith and superstition ? We all love to read about our own zodiac sign and it's a classic conversation topic. What will the stars tell us this week. Will I finally find my true love, do I need to spent more time with my family, will I be surprised this week ?

We are all fascinated by astrology, and sometimes we even buy a little book about our own sign.

I was born on the 1st of august and therefore a lion, my ascendant is a lion too. There are many things said about lions, let's find out what it means to be a lion and if it's all true what they say. Can you really tell how people are by looking at the stars, the planets and the moon ?

Is astrology a science, can the claims be proven or is it looking into tea leaves. Do the stars really reign our fate, our character, our personality ? Does free will exist if all is written in the stars ? Questions we will explore.

The Picture is painted by Johannes Vermeer - it's called "The Astronomer"

Astrology for Yourself: How to Understand And Interpret Your Own Birth Chart
Astrology for Yourself: How to Understand And Interpret Your Own Birth Chart

The title says it all. If you ever want to buy a good book about astrology, this is the one to pick. A good book for everybody who wants to know a bit more about there own zodiac sign and astrology in general. With crisp clear text. It is a great workbook with all the basic information for a starting astrologer.

Urbi et Orbi
Urbi et Orbi

Is Astrology a science or is it a pseudo science ?

Is a horoscope reading scientific proof for your fate ?

Astrology is the practice of reading the stars, how the stars have influence on my life and how I can learn to decipher the secret language. Astrology is an ancient art. The practice of astrology can be traced back as early as 25.000 years ago. People where looking at the stars and trying to make sense of it all. What where those stars, and those other stars that had irregular patterns.

Nature was God and God nature. The language of God was written in the heavens and only the priests could read the stars and translate the language in understandable words. The wise men saw patterns in the sky. They connected stars with each other and related them with stories.

They saw a Lion in the sky, a mighty warrior, Orion himself, a Cancer or a Capricorn. Stories where told about these animals and heroes of the sky. Take my sign for instance. A lion. Everything I read about the lion zodiac is a personification of the animal.

Lions are strong. words like courage, leadership, dignity, nobel, royal.. come to mind. The lion, king of the animals.

Strange how a sign, drawn by somebody who apparently had the imagination to see a lion in a combination of stars, suddenly comes alive and is projected on everybody on the Northern Hemisphere born in a certain time period. What if that influential person, because that he certainly was, changed his mind and did not see a lion in the stars but a whale ? Mmmm, how should people read my zodiac sign then ?

The name of Sigmar Polke written in the stars - Sternenhimmeltuch - Starry sky cloth - Sigmar Polke

The name of the artist Sigmar Polke written in the stars as a constellation.
The name of the artist Sigmar Polke written in the stars as a constellation.

Is astrology a science ? Find out with the best books about Astrology. - Astrology not to be confused with Astronomy.

Astrology and astronomy, two words that are sometimes mixed up. The first one tells us about our character, future planning, love matches and decision planning. The second one tells us about the lifespan of our sun, planets outside our solar system and the planet Pluto. (only discovered in 1930)

The Fated Sky: Astrology in History
The Fated Sky: Astrology in History

Since thousands of years mankind tried to make since of it's surroundings. Astrology always fascinated us. - is it possible that the human fate is influenced by the stars ?

A fascinating book about the history of astrology, it's science and practice.


Is astrology a science ? - Astrology, used as a tool for prophecies for ages. Is it trustworthy ?

Astrology excists for decades, centuries, thousands of years. We made decisions based upon the stars. can astrology be called a science ?

Astrology, spooky action at a distance..? - Are all connected with the stars ?

Is astrology a science
Is astrology a science

In quantum mechanics there is a thing called spooky action at a distance. Apparently a condition of an atom can influence the condition of another atom light years away.

Simply put :There is a strange effect caused by quantum mechanics that's called action at a distance. It tells us that in certain circumstances particles react on each other at the same time, no matter how far away they are. Two particles "communicate" with each other with a speed faster then light. This was first put forward as an idea by Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen.

At first it was a thought experiment, but in the last couple of decades experiments has shown us that it is actually possible to do something"here" that has an effect a million miles away. Without sending any information. Brian Green, a well known scientist, wrote a nice article about the spooky action at a distance effect.

So what's next. Can we conclude that the stars and galaxies a thousand light years away do have an influence over our lives ?

The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

Brian Greene is a real good story teller and makes complicated things understandeble. A good read for everybody who wants to know a bit more about Quantum Mechanics, Space-time and the stuff the universe is made off.


How far away are the stars in the constalation of the Lion ? - List of stars in the constellation Leo ?

Here is a list of the most important stars of the sign Leo. As you can see, Denebola is actually quit close. It's name is fully Deneb Alased - which means - tale of a lion in arabic.

  • Denebola - 36 light years away - wow, that's close. almost neighbours.
  • Zosma - 58.4 light years away.
  • Algieba or Gamma Leonis - 130 light years - it is actually a binary system containing two stars. Astronomers recently found a planet around one of the stars, comparable with jupiter. mmm, I curios what the influence of this planet is on my astrological chart ?
  • Ras elased/Epsilon Leonis - 247 light years away.
  • Regulus - 77 light years away.
  • Adhafera - 274 light years - it's actually a double star. A giant star, with 85 times the luminosity (light intensity.) of our Sun.

The constellation Lion in an old astrological chart - The secret science of astrology

Lion astrology sign
Lion astrology sign
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

Is this the only universe ? More and more scientist in the field of string theory and quantum mechanics suggest that there we are living in a multiverse. Brian Greene tells us all about it.


Ronald Reagan strongly believed in astrology.

Did you know that Ronald Reagan strongly believed in astrology ? He planned all the inaugurations of his ministers according to the star charts. He even had a color coded calendar with "good" and "bad" days marked on them. He cancelled meetings if the stars weren't right and avoided public exposure if the stars told him to do so.

The history of Astrology - Is astrology a science or a pseudoscience ?

Many events, tragedies, wars, assassinations and even the birth of Christ has been predicted by astrologists. But can the stars and planets, so far away, really predict the outcome of major historical facts ?

Guide to the Stars
Guide to the Stars

Find your favorite stars with ease. The guide to the stars comes with nice instructions of how to use it. Great for the beginner stargazer.


Astronomy, science of the stars. - What is the universe made off ?

We are made out of the dust of exploding stars. How beautiful is this thought. The more we discover and know about the solar system, the universe and "everything", the more our respect and amazement grows.

Without the stars we would not be here. All the atoms, especially the heavy ones, are made in the stars or when they burst into a supernova. How great is that ;-)

Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope
Celestron 127EQ PowerSeeker Telescope

This telescope is a bestseller on Amazon and not without reason. It is an affordable telescope. You want to see the rings of Jupiter? This is your chance.


What's your sign, and does it fit you ? Are the things correct what the astrologists say about you ?

Let me hear, I'm curious about your experience with astrology.

What is your sign ? - Is it true what the say about your sign ?

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      astrologerhyd 2 years ago

      Well written. You've cleared my doubts after reading this