"... The idea that someone's personality could be imprinted at birth
according to the position of the sun, moon and planets has long
been derided as "quackery" by the so-called "scientific"
community which resists any notion based on holistic connections
between individuals and the cosmos.
According to the conventional view, your genes and your parenting
determine your personality, and the position of planet Earth at the
time of your birth has nothing to do with it.
Then again, conventional scientists don't believe the position of
the moon has anything to do with life on Earth, either. They
dismiss the wisdom that farmers have known for ages -- that
planting seeds or transplanting living plants in harmony with the
moon cycles results in higher crop yields. Even the seeds inside
humans are strongly influenced by the moon, as menstruation
cycles and moon cycles are closely synchronized (28 days,
Researchers have demonstrated the scientific principle of
Skeptics must be further bewildered by the new research
published in Nature Neuro Science and conducted at Vanderbilt
University which unintentionally provides scientific support for the
fundamental principle of Astrology -- namely, that the position of
the planets at your time of birth influences your personality.
In this study, not only did the birth month impact personality; it also
resulted in measurable functional changes in the brain.
This study, conducted on mice, showed that mice born in the winter
showed a "consistent slowing" of their daytime activity. They were also
more susceptible to symptoms that we might call "Seasonal Affective
The study was carried out by Professor of Biological Sciences
Douglas McMahon, graduate student Chris Ciarleglio,
post-doctoral fellow Karen Gamble and two additional
undergraduate students, none of whom believe in Astrology,
apparently. They do, of course, believe in science, which is why all
their study findings have been draped in the language of science
even though the findings are essentially supporting principles of
"What is particularly striking about our results is the fact that the
imprinting affects both the animal's behavior and the cycling of the
neurons in the master biological clock in their brains," said Ciarleglio.
This is one of the core principles of Astrology: That the position of the
planets at the time of your birth (which might be called the "season" of
your birth) can actually result in changes in your brain physiology which
impact lifelong behavior.
Once again, such an idea sounds preposterous to the scientifically
trained, unless of course they discover it for themselves, at which
point it's all suddenly very "scientific." Instead of calling it
"Astrology," they're now referring to it as "seasonal biology."
There is a scientific basis for Astrology, too. The relationship between
the Earth, Moon and Sun naturally alter light exposure, temperature,
gravitational pull and other conditions that may be sensed by living
organisms. To believe in Astrology, all that's really required is to grasp
the basic concepts of the interrelationships between all living things.
Does the position of the sun or moon influence life on Earth? Of course it
does: Life as we know it wouldn't even exist without the
Moon tugging on Earth and preventing its rotational axis from shifting
around to the point where radical changes in seasonal temperatures
would make life far more challenging. (The Moon, in other words, is one
of the key "stabilizers" of life on planet Earth because it tends to
stabilize the seasons and keep the Earth on a steady rotational plane.)
None of this, of course, means that the position of Saturn today is
going to make you win the lottery or find a new love. That's the
tabloid version of astrology, not real astrology.
Don't confuse tabloid astrology with real astrology.
Even Astronomy has its tabloid versions, too, which are entirely
non-scientific. For example, (most) every model of our solar
system (that I've ever seen) is a wildly inaccurate tabloid version of
reality, with planet sizes ridiculously exaggerated and planet
distances not depicted to scale. These silly, non-scientific solar
system models imprint a kind of solar system mythology into the
minds of schoolchildren and even school teachers. Virtually no one
outside the communities of Astrophysics and Astronomy has any
real grasp of the enormity of not merely our solar system, but of
our galaxy and the space between neighboring galaxies.
To show a giant sun the size of a basketball, with a depiction of the Earth
as a marble-sized planet three inches away is the astronomical
equivalent of a gimmicky horoscope claiming you're going to win the
lottery today because you were born under the sign of Pisces. Both are
fictions. And both are an insult to real science.
In fact, even the whole idea that an "electron" is a piece of physical
matter, made up of other "particles" is an insult to real science.
The sobering truth of the matter is that "particle physics" doesn't
have much to do with actual particles at all. It's all about energies
that might, on occasion, vibrate in just the right way so that they
momentarily appear to take on the illusion of a particle as
measured by our observers -- observers who inevitably alter the
outcome of the entire experiment, by the way, once again proving
the interrelated nature of things in our Universe, including
observer and experiment.
The horoscope predictions in the Sunday paper -- as well as much of the
hilarious mythology found in the modern description of an atom -- are
both simplified, comic-book versions of a larger truth -- the truth that we
live in a holistic Universe where every bit of physical matter, every bit of
energy and every conscious mind impacts the rest of the universe in
subtle ways. There is no such thing as an individual who is isolated from
the cosmos, because we are of the Cosmos and we exist as the physical
manifestations of energies that, for our lifetimes, are momentarily
organized as beings.
We are made of star stuff, says Carl Sagan. He's right: We are
not only made of star stuff, we are influenced by that stuff, too.
And finally, modern science is beginning to catch up to this greater
truth that astrologers have known since the dawn of human
existence on our tiny planet."
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|~A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.~