Sign of the times: Astrology story soars like a comet

  • Article by: Staff and wire reports , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 14, 2011 - 10:22 PM

If we had checked our horoscope, maybe we would have seen this coming: Astrology buffs who follow the stars don't like finding out that their world -- and sign -- might have changed.

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sunflowerJan. 10, 11 7:06 AM

Good, a realisitc commentary on astrology. And they don't even get into how could objects that are so far away actually have some influence on a person. The gravity of my car would have more effect on me than Jupiter.

maven100Jan. 10, 1111:14 AM

Astrology (the planets) describes, it doesnt cause.

geo35mmJan. 10, 11 1:29 PM

Oh, lookie! We've discovered Precession of the Equinoxes! Aren't we brilliant?! *Yawn* Astronomy 101, kids.

fu666Jan. 10, 11 2:04 PM

geo35mm: Astronomy 101 is too advanced for the folks who believe in astrology. Thanks, Parke :) You da man!

volantisJan. 12, 1111:13 AM

It is amazing this is even a story. The MPS should have known that when astrology was the most revered science 2000 years ago, the Sidereal and Tropical Zodiacs were the same. Even today, the Sidereal Zodiac is used by astrologers throughout the world. The Sidereal Zodiac shows the positions of stars, which influence the feelings of beings throughout the galaxy. The Tropical Zodiac shows the influence of the Sun, through its seasons relative to the position of the Earth around it. Sun sign astrology, insofar as it relates to the influence of the seasons, is accurate. Sidereal astrology is accurate insofar as it relates to the influence of the stars. Just as lie detectors measure a person's feelings primarily through the unit of conductance, and all objects throughout the Universe, including the space in which they exist, possesses the property of conductance, stars, planets, and smaller bodies also influence all other living beings with their conductance. Conductance is a measure of feeling. Feelings are not subject to the inverse square law of radiation physics. You can easily prove this to yourself by projecting the feeling of unconditional love toward someone and see that it affects their feelings in a real way. The same effect occurs with a piece of art. Place a piece of art or other beautiful objects in strategic locations and you will affect the feelings of beings in that environment. This is the basis of Feng Shui, which is related to astrology.

nadinehJan. 12, 11 5:40 PM

oh for heaven's sake (oops), how can people with Ph.D.s be so ignorant? Of course astrologers know about precession -- they've known since about 200 BC. Horoscopes always take it into account. We use a TROPICAL horoscope in the west, not a sidereal one. Sheesh.

allieaJan. 12, 11 8:47 PM

My life seems to better follow the principles expressed for my birth year on the menu at my local chinese restaurant than it does from my horoscope. Just saying...

adamh2oJan. 12, 11 9:59 PM

How can 31% of people believe in astrology when I've never met one. At least nobody who would ever admit it.

sunflowerJan. 13, 11 6:51 AM

Wow, I thought we'd matured now that we know so much more about the universe. Astrology is a superstition left over from when we didn't know much. Something that far away can't have any effect on us. It has been studied at great lenghts and astrology dosn't work. And, there is not more crime on a full moon. Another folk legend that isn't real.

brttknndJan. 13, 11 6:54 AM

And you also weren't around 2,000+ years ago to know if something that far away has any effect on us. So I guess we're all even scored. Nobody is right either way.


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