Careful with Astrology

I used to think astrology was very interesting. I would study the charts and the interpretations of aspects, planets, houses and even locational astrology. Even though I thought it was interesting I was still aware that it wasn’t a real science, but I think I wanted to believe in it. I mean it looks real on paper – the charts look so mathematical and scientific looking.

But I think the key piece of information for me was the fact that on paper Western Astrology says that all the signs are 30 degrees. But in actuality they are not all the same distance apart in the sky. They are not all 30 degrees.

The other thing is that you can go to one site and get an interpretation of your Mars in Pisces or your Saturn conjunct Venus. And if you don’t like that one you can go to another site and then another until you find the interpretation that you like best. They don’t agree on everything. Western astrologers don’t all interpret it the same way. And then Western and Eastern astrologers don’t agree.

So basically I think it comes down to an opinion. If you’re looking for an opinion then astrology will give you one, but remember it’s just an opinion. And why would you want to make someone else’s opinion more important than yours? I also remember reading in Psychology Today once that people who believe in Astrology or Tarot often feel that they don’t have control over their lives. There are also better ways of predicting your future.

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