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Does astrology work

Does astrology work?signs-myth

The sixty thousand dollar question, of course, is does astrology really work? One might ask another question in reply: Would any theory have lasted 3,000 years if it didn’t work? But of course that’s not a particularly good answer. People are quite capable of believing something silly for thousand of years, until they are proven wrong. Even then, some of them go on believing their silly theories. Just ask the flat-earthers even now.

Yes, astrology works, but not the way most people think it does. The biggest mistake peope make about astrology is believing that it can do the impossible – like foretell the future.

Shock! Horror! Astrology does’t foretell the future? You say. But isn’t that what it’s for? continue…


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The myth of 12 constellations

The mythology of zodiac signs (constellations)f14

A very, very long time ago, the star constellations that lie behind the 30-degree segments of the zodiac were given the names they now have because the star patterns were thought to resemble those figures. The zodiac sign, in turn, took on the names of the constellations in which they were placed. Through the centuries, however, and because of irregularity in the Earth’s revolution on its axis as it revolves around the Sun, the sky that the ancients observed has “shifted”. In fact, the fixed stars (constellations) that the zodiac signs are named after have moved slowly backwards in the sky (a process called “precession of the equinoxes”). The stars have moved so much, in fact, that the zodiac signs are no longer in their original constellations.

Astronomers like to use this fact to point out that astrology is ultimately nonsense. What they don’t understand is the difference between a “sign” and a “constellation”.


The myth of Aries

Aries is represented by the golden Ram, an astrological animal symbol that continue…

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