Is Astrology real? Can it predict my future?
Yes, what are the odds! I have been a professional Astrologer since 1993, and I can answer the two questions header of this article is Astrology real? Can it predict my future? very simply for you:
Is Astrology real? = Fundamentally no, but your great-grand father (100 years ago or so) wouldn't have believed in the concepts of plates tectonics either when they were first postulated by German expeditioner Alfred Wegener, right after World War I... when Germany was so popular in Europe... His theory was laugh about by the scientific community, and there was even a time when Continental Drifting was considered pseudo-science. The real question to ask would be: is Astrology real for you?
Can Astrology predict my future? = It certainly can't. Astrology can only at its best gives you traits of your character and the "vibrations" (more about that later) that you emit. If you are a positive person, your character and your "vibrations", together with the things that you do and your pre-disposition to society and life in general, will pave a road for you that is more dynamic than someone who, for example, is a pessimist. You can 'predict' that, for a positive person, their path in life will be more energetic base on their attitude
But let's have a deep an honest dive into these two significant interrogations of is Astrology real? Can it predict my future? I am here to find out the true, whatever it may be. Whether you are an idealist believer in Astrology that loves all sort of mysteries, or a pragmatic individual that only digest concepts when served with numbers and facts... I may have surprises for you both
- Is Astrology Real?
- Can it predict my future?
- My Interpretation Services and how can I help you
The first thing that you need to completely disregard and put in the bin are the Horoscopes, those silly paragraphs that you read out of boredom in some magazines and newspapers, and that aim to tell you how your day or week is going to be according to your star sign. Your star sign is the constellation that was in the background of the Sun () when you were born, and that in Astrology means the main "internal theatre" personality that you are born with. For example, people born when the Sun was passing through the constellation of Aries () tend to have a character more intrepid, outgoing and energetic than those born under the sign of Cancer (), who tend to be more sensitive, caring and introverted. The big problem with Horoscopes is that they only consider the position of the Sun, totally neglecting the positions of the other planets and the Moon (), together with the aspects in between then, and therefore giving away utterly false and misleading information. It is like evaluating a football match of 90 minutes with 22 players by observing only one player for five minutes. Horoscopes are total rubbish, and if you really want to understand what "the stars have to tell you", you need to approach this adventure by creating your Astral Chart (or by 'raising' your Astral Chart Birth, as an Astrologer would say). For this you need to know not only your day, month and year of birth, but also the place of birth (latitude and longitude) together with the time. The time of birth is critically important, because a variation of just 4 minutes implies a degree of distance in the Astral Chart, which in some cases could have an impact at the time of interpretation. Some Astrologers believe that the "moment of birth" should be consider the moment when the umbilical cord is cut and the baby is detached from the mother, becoming a separate entity in this Universe, but just to make it crystal clear, the time of birth is the moment at which the first inhale of air enters the baby's body, as it is then when the 'karmic soul' enters the body and the baby becomes an independent sentient being born into this Universe, with all its functions now separated from the mother and no longer needed the umbilical cord to be fed. Of course, the infant has been alive and is to be considered a human being with all its rights for the last 9 months prior to that, before that first inhale of oxygen and nitrogen, but it is only when is born that his/her karmic cycle starts again. How is that possible? That some sort of 'karmic soul' enters the body on that first breath, and that it carries within the "influences" of the planets and stars? That is obviously total bullshit, right? And what is this 'karmic soul' nonsense anyway?
There is absolutely zero evidence from the Scientific realm and its hard-headed yet functional methodology that gives any support to the notion of Astrology, or to the idea that celestial bodies have an influence in our petty lives, so why for so many centuries and millennia people (even smart people) have been deceived and wasted their time, energy an hopes in these things? Studying the stars? Filling their heads with their rules and predictions in a futile attempt to discover what lies in the day after next for us? That all sounds pretty absurd, right?
Horoscopes are indeed the pinnacle of absurdity. To believe that the same paragraph that you read on those newspapers and magazines for, let's say, the people born under the Sun in Virgo (), applies to all the millions and millions of people that were born under that sign in our planet, is the same thing as to believe that this of that other paragraph applies only to blonde people, or brunette people, or bald, or people with green eyes: absolutely ridiculous
Therefore, and if you honestly have a "scientific-mind" and want to approach the questions of "Is Astrology real? Can it predict my future?" in a systematic and objective way, using the scientific method to reach conclusions based in facts and evidences, do not use the Horoscopes as part of your evaluation process: every professional Astrologer will already tell you that they are the black-sheep of Astrology, and actually cause more harm than benefit to the subject. The ONLY way to explore Astrology and validate its veracity is by raising your Astral Chart. You can do that on your own using some of the many Internet websites dedicated to Astrology. I personally recommend AstroTheme and/or Astro-Seek. If you enter your details in any of those websites, you should come up with a map of how the sky was at the moment and place of your birth, something similar to this diagram below, also called "Radix" in Spanish Astrology:
Credit: The radix in this example is the moment of birth of the signer Taylor Swift, which music I love a lot: https://astro-charts.com/persons/chart/taylor-swift/
The above "radix" represents how the sky was arranged at the time of someone's birth. The line AC to West is always fixed horizontality in every radix, and it represents the line of the horizon, with the constellation of Scorpio () rising on the East in this example. The constellation that rises on the horizon by the East at the moment of birth is called the "Ascendant", a significant point in Astrology that symbolises the life of the individual, its core personality and the starting point from where the karmic life of the individual and its decisions will unfold into life. The person could be visualised as being in the centre of the circle. In this example, we see that the Sun is about to rise over the horizon too, meaning that this person was born at sunrise (at 05:17 AM to be precise). An Astronomer normally would use programs like Stellarium to determine the sky arrangement at any given time prior astronomical observations, but a radix in Astrology is exactly the same thing: a tool to observe the sky, hence why both subjects (Astronomy and Astrology) were merged together in ancient history. If we placed a telescope at the centre of the circle, where the "YOU" resides, we could have seen towards the East the planet Mars () rising over the horizon, where the clarity of the day was increasing rapidly with the Sun just behind Mars and about to rise in 1 hour and 45 minutes (15 degrees of the zodiac represent an hour, so if the Ascendant is in 25 degrees of Scorpio, as on this radix example, and the Sun is at 21 degrees of Sagittarius (), it will take the Sun 27 degrees of sky-space (6 remaining of Scorpio plus the 21 of Sagittarius) to reach the exact point of the horizon, and 27 degrees is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes). If we turn our telescope to the West and rise it about 40 degrees, we could have seen the Moon in all of its glory, it was on the phase of Full Moon given the fact that it is opposite the Sun. People born with Full Moon tend to be very intense individuals, full of an energy and a dynamism that can exhaust others. If you want to find out the phase of the Moon at your time of birth, I recommend you to use Calendar-12: https://www.calendar-12.com/moon_calendar/1989/december. Our telescope would also have seen Jupiter (), very faintly though due to its proximity to the Moon and the brightness still high of a Full Moon. Below the horizon, unseen to the eye, the rest of the solar system bodies accumulate, with Venus () being the planet at the very bottom of the sky configuration at that moment in time
How Astrology works is that the separation of degrees in between the planets and the luminaries (luminaries in Astrology are the name given to the Sun and the Moon) together with their position in relation to the constellations and areas of the sky, determine the 'karmic energy' that the individual is born with, and it is up to the individual to take that 'karmic energy' and express it into the Universe. Astrology is not deterministic, there is not a fate destiny that either obscure or brighten your life depending on your moment of birth and to which you can do nothing about it. Believe it or not, we are responsible of our own lives and there is always "Libre Albedrio", Free Will, that the individual have to put into place. Choices and choices. Astrology only gives a guidance about the sort of 'karmic energy' that is at your disposal, then it is up to you to make decisions. An analogy that I often use to explain this concept of influence is the "Paint the picture of your Life". Just imagine that you have been given a white canvas, and you ought to paint on it a picture. However, you were born with only a certain number of colours, some of which you have plenty at your disposal but for others the amount is reduce. People born with a strong Mars will have lots of red to add to the picture, those who are optimistic (a well aspected radix) will have plenty of blue and yellow to add to the picture but little brown, given the fact that optimism often loses touch with reality. The picture that you come out with will be the history of your life painted out of the colours from the 'karmic energy' you were born with, energy and specific colours that were present at the moment and place of your birth and were absorbed by your soul and given to you. This is essentially what Astrology is: a seek and understanding of this karmic energy
And what the hell is that 'karmic energy' anyway? We all know, or suppose to know from school, that energy is the property of an object when it is transferred into another object or system. There can't possibly be a 'karmic energy' from whichever realm you want to invent (previous lives, other dimensions, planets influence, etc) that can be transferred to objects in this live, right? According to Astrology, we make decisions based on the planets influence (which I believe is the karmic energy), and based on those decisions our destiny unfolds
So.... how come some people are born and sadly die within a few months, or have a sudden death at a young age? What "decision", if any, has a child taken who is born with a disease that shorten his life sooner than expected? And how about, for example, all the people that died in September the 11th? Was that a coincidence? Did all the Astral Charts of the over 3,000 people that die in September 11th presented the same configuration that day, that all of them will die? Were they all making the same 'karmic' decision? How can Astrology explain those incidents when people make absolutely no tangible choices whatsoever, and yet the finger of fate kicks them out of this world? Obviously there is not a clear explanation that could satisfy a critical mind, but let's explore with more detail the obvious arguments that are against and the reason why many people strongly believe in Astrology, let's see if by isolating each one of those concerns we reach a conclusion
What force drives the planets influence? This is the most obvious question and it has to be the first one to address in this article: if Astrology has any portion of true, what force or forces are those that cause that I get happy every time I meet someone who was born with the Moon in Cancer? Gravity? What nonsense is this? For example, if in an Astral Chart the individual happens to be born with the planet (sorry, dwarf-planet now, according to Science) Pluto () in conjunction with the Ascendant, any Astrologer will tell you that the person has a very powerful personality, with inclination for dark aspects of life and tendency to obsessiveness, but no Astrologer will ever tell you "how" that happens... how can Pluto, which as mentioned before Astronomers don't even consider it to be a planet, located more than 5 billion kilometres away from us and with such a high declination in its orbit, could have any influence at all in whatever events happen in planet Earth? And not only that, how could that speck in space, not visible to the naked eye, discovered in the 1930s, have any influence at all in the traits of personality of an individual born with Pluto in conjunction to a rising constellation?
Things like that cannot be explained, right? Therefore, I conclude, Astrology is total bullshit. Turn off the lights and let's go
But I'm here to find out what Astrology really is. Is Astrology real? Is there any truth in it at all? When the probe New Horizons flew by Pluto back in July 2015, all the scientific community was shocked. Had any pictures of the surface of Pluto being available before the flyby of New Horizons, and had any of those pictures being shown to Astronomers, they would have laugh at you, saying this is total bullshit. Turn off the lights and go away, please, they would have told you. Nobody had any clue Pluto was actually like that, with a smooth surface that shows no craters whatsoever meaning the planet is active or at the very least it has some kind of mechanism able to wipe out craters from its surface, possibly with a liquid ocean underneath the crust of ice. Nobody can explain why Pluto is not a meaningless pile of rock as they were expecting. What is driving the internal energy of Pluto, so far away from the Sun or any object capable of creating internal friction like Jupiter does on its Moon Io? How is it possible that a body so small, recently demoted to "draft-planet", still seems to be alive, erasing its craters and leaving behind a wonderful shaped-heart feature for us to wonder? Mars, five times the size of Pluto, is pretty much geologically dead and no longer able to recycle its crust, where ancient craters can still be seen. Pluto, somehow, has been able to reprocess part of its surface, using what force?
It is interesting to note that in Astrology both Mars and Pluto are planets of war and violence, with Pluto being the high octave of Mars, and it just so happen that both of them have a reddish colour as if they had been subjected to the same chemical process during their formation
Credit: Mars and Pluto, compared
Obviously, Science does not know everything as this case of Pluto demonstrates, which is actually one of the beauty of Science: its capacity of going back to the drawing board and re-invent itself. Now Astronomers need to re-analyse their ideas about distant bodies like Pluto and ensure that their assumptions and theories matches the reality of their observations. This is how Science has helped the human race to progress, as simple as that. A real scientist would not actually hate Astrology or anything like that, in the same way that it will not hate God, any religion, deities or believes that have not been proved or demonstrated. What a real scientist would hate is the claim that Astrology is true or that God exist. Those statements have not been proven. There are no evidences of the existence of God, no matter how much you pray or how much you want to believe in it. There are also no measurable evidences of the 'energy' of Love, the existence of the soul and we are yet to discover what feelings truly are, in Science biological terms. So, could it be that? That Science has not discovered yet the force behind the planets influence? That is, assuming of course that there is a planet's influence in the first place. We should be mindful not to use the famous sentence of Carl Sagan: "absence of evidence does not mean evidence of absence" in the twisted, fallacy way from either side, invoking the argument from ignorance and saying something like "oh, because that force has not been discovered or disproved it means that it may exist", as well as saying "aha, there is no influence at all, and that's why the force have not been discovered and never will"
My experience tells me that the planets do have some kind of influence indeed, as I will try to demonstrate in this article, but is definitely not gravity. In fact, one of the hints of what that strange, elusive or totally mind-deluded force of Astrology is, lies in the way the interpretation of retrograde planets is carried out in Astrology. When a planet enters in retrograde motion it is seen as "going backwards" from planet Earth, even though the planet's orbit speed remains the same. The analogy to this well-know effect is found in two trains running parallels to one another, but with train A being slightly faster than train B. One passenger on train A will see another passenger on train B as going backwards, but that is only an optical effect from the point of view of passenger A. The same thing happens in planet Earth when we see for example planet Mars going in retrograde. Mars has not changed its mass or gravitational pull, but being in a retrograde state during someone's birth has a totally different interpretation as to when Mars is on direct motion, meaning that a clue in the hypothetical influential force of Astrology is based in the motion of the planets, as if they were cutting through vibrational waves or making 'music' with their orbits. Could it be that? That we all have a peculiar 'resonance', 'tune' or 'signature' inside us that matches that of the planet, and that is receptive to the planet's motion, hence when the planet motion changes our internal 'resonance' get altered to? How is it possible that Science has not detected such force yet? Oh yes, of course....that force has not been detected yet because it doesn't exist, right?
There is no proof at all that any force caused an influence of the planets in our lives, yet the 'coincidences' of planets versus events is above average, so there is something there worth investigating in detail. At the moment it is just a matter of believing, and advocates of Astrology will argue that the influences are indeed real, while skeptics naturally will position themselves on the higher IQ range of the cerebral cortex, and label those advocates as stupid. Personally, I still stick to the great thought of Isaac Asimov formulated on his 1956 The Last Question novel: "There is as yet insufficient data for a meaningful answer"
The Zodiac Constellations are 13, and not 12; I remember very well when I first saw in the News, back on the late 1990s, the appearance of a "new" constellation called Ophiuchus that make the number of constellations in the zodiac 13 and not 12, hence completely debunking what astrologers have based their predictions (the zodiac) for millennia...not entirely. Astrologers have been using something called "decans" for millennia too, where they further subdivide the 30 degrees of a constellation in 3 sections of 10 degrees each, called the 1st Decan, the 2nd Decan and the 3rd Decan for every single sign of the Zodiac. Therefore, proper Astrologers have been working with 36 different sections of the sky instead of 12 as commonly thought. Ophiuchus falls in the 1st Decan of Sagittarius, and it is indeed true that the elliptic crosses that constellation since the dawn of our current civilisation, and ancient Astrology knew about it, hence the different interpretation for this Decan, just like all the other 35 Decans, each one of them have a unique 'signature' that do not correspond to their parent Zodiac sign. Ophiuchus as a constellation was already recorded by Ptolemy in the 2nd century, a well-known Astronomer and Astrologer of Antiquity. His book "Tetrabiblos" has been a reference of Astrologers for centuries, just like his other book "Almagest" was for Astronomers until the arrival of Nicolaus Copernicus
Credit: Astrologers are Liars
But let's not justify the arrival of this "new" constellation (one of the stars in Ophiuchus, Gliese 1214, at 47 light years away, has an age of about 3 billion years, so it is not new at all, and in fact that very same star contains an exoplanet which is 1.5 times bigger than our Earth, fascinating!) by saying that Astrology already knew about it. If that is so, why wasn't it represented in the 12 signs of the Zodiac? Let me start by clarifying that, according to Astrology, the interpretation of planets is very difference from that of the signs, if we take for example the analogy of a play in a theatre, you will be the starring role while the planets influence will act as the force in the script: you are to act and play the play based on the script which have dialogues and narratives based on the influence on the planets that you were born with, it is up to you to add "will power" and imagination to deviate, enhance or even suppress completely the forces in those dialogues in the script by the inner force of your acting. And what about the 'influence' of the star signs? If all this bullshit of astro-influence has any ground of reality, where does the influence of the stars signs manifest in the theatre analogy? Well, it just so happens that the influence of the constellations is always passive, they only provide the background, so following the analogy of a play in a theatre, when you are the actor/actress and the planets force dictates the script (thou you have the freedom to interpret it as you like!), the scenario would be the influence of the signs. For example, for a person with lots of Aries, the scenario of his/her life would be violence and dynamic, for a Piscis () the background of the stage would be covered in mist, with blue colours and somehow confusing
The point I'm trying to make is that, through the ages, the background of influence changes as the constellations obviously also changes causing the Parallax Effect (the apparent movement of an object when viewed from a different position). The appearance now of Ophiuchus, seen as a new constellation, is nothing but a change in the psyche of the human race, a new background of influence to be added and interpreted in the next centuries to come. If Astrology is to be true, or have some kind of effect, this effect has to be there now and also in the past. In the time of the Dinosaurs the constellations were completely different and hence 'societies' and patterns of behaviour were utterly different from ours. Now, in the current epoch of the human race and with the current constellation configuration, the 'energy bath' in the background stage of our lives is completely unique from that of the Dinosaurs epoch. Have you even wondered why intelligence took so long to evolve? Claws and teeth have been part of evolution for most animals since the dawn of time, as it clearly provide great advantages for both hunting prey and defending. If intelligence, as it is proven by the fact that our race dominates the planet, is such a great advantage over both your prey and predators, why did the evolution took so long to evolve it? Were there no animals having the evolutionary advantage of intelligence during the 300 million years of the Dinosaurs reign? Why did it evolve only during the 6 million years of the hominid reign? Could it be that the constellations back then were not providing the necessary 'background energy' for cells to intelligently evolve and obtain self-awareness? Ophiuchus, seen as a 'new' constellation, is opening the door to a new background of consciousness that is being awaken in the human race
Yes, the arrival of a new 13th constellation sends to the shredder all the horoscopes in the magazines, but for Astrologers.... the game is still on
Credit: Zodiac Decans
Assuming Astrology is real, why two twins have different life paths? There are cases of twins born at exactly the same place and time (obviously, that's why there are twins lol), and therefore according to Astrology their characters and destiny should be exactly the same, why sometimes is not? On the other hand, and I apologise I don't know the exact percentage, there are also a number of born twins who do share the same characters and extremely similar life destinies, with both of them marrying at the same time, same number of kids, having the same job, etc. Both situations have been used by both Astrology followers as well as critics of the field to add weight to the truth in Astrology or to debunk the believers. The fact is that, not matter what sort of twins they are, whether they had been fertilised from the same egg and sperm cell (identical twins, meaning they look exactly the same and always have the same gender) or whether they came from different eggs and different sperm cells that were fertilised at the same time (fraternal twins, meaning they look very similar, but not exactly the same), none of them were born at the same time. One must have come out from the mother first than the other, therefore the precise moment at which the first inhale comes into the body, when the 'karmic soul' draws into the individual the energy of the Cosmos at that moment, were different and the energy that each one of the twins emits and receive as an individual are obviously different. Yet, even though in Astrology a 4 minutes variation in the time of birth equals a degree of space, most Astrologers would be more than happy to have the time of birth of the individual within one hour precision. If you tell an Astrologer that you were born within 3pm and 5pm, he/she will just choose 4pm and will raise and interpret your Astral Chart from that. So, how is it possible that twins, who are born well within the expected range of prediction of Astrology, turn out to have very different destinies in some occasions? They have the same root, but twins indeed always end up taken different path in life. Isn't Astrology bullshit if their destinies are not the same?
I'm not a scientist, as you certainly would have guess by now given the fact I'm writing an article about Astrology, but neither am I a believer of any doctrines that are put in front of me on flashy colour plates to digest. I am an analytical person, and I need to analyse things. For me, maybe because Capricorn () is on the 3rd house in my Astral Chart, it takes a lot of effort to believe in something. I had had my ups and downs as an Astrologer when I was doing this professionally very early in my life, sometimes finding strong proves that the methodology of Astrology works and other finding total nonsense, frustration and ultimately time wasting, but overall I insist that there is something there. If I have to take a critical approach about the twins phenomena, explaining the interesting observations that I encountered when doing Astral Charts to twins, and come out with an hypothesis that explain why two twins born at the same time have different life paths, I will come up with this theory that is an absolute abomination to Science: I've called Karmic Energy Condensation (KEC)
Why two twins born at the same time have different life paths? Very simple, they don't, their karmic lives path will remain the same. Let me introduce you to a new concept called 'Karmic Energy Condensation' where the energy of a planet or a planetary aspect represented in a Radix can be expressed in different ways through the live of an individual. One of the peculiarities of Astrology is that it is extremely specific. For example, any Astrologer will tell you that someone born with an opposition Venus versus Neptune indicates that the person may encounter disappointments and lies in their relationships, with tendency to infatuation and to idealise their partner. The opposition aspect occurs when there is a separation of 180 degrees in the sky between two planets, and when Venus is opposite Neptune it basically indicates kind of bad luck for love affairs, due to deceits and an excessive dose of romanticism. That is a very specific interpretation for this aspect in Astrology, just like in any other aspect of Astrology, they are all very specific in their nature because the planets have indeed specific and concretes attributes, traits and areas of domain. Venus symbolises Love, and Neptune symbolises Idealism, so a confrontation of these two values (Love vs Idealism) leads to this very specific interpretation of Venus opposite Neptune, but there is an spectrum of situations where this energy can also be manifested. There is no doubt in Astrology that the energy of this aspect will be expressed at some point during the live of the individual, but how? Due to the Karmic Energy Condensation effect, we can think of a few different scenarios, all within the range of Love versus Idealism, where this energy can be manifested:
- Scenario 1: the person has constant disappointments in their love life, no matter how careful the person is, their partners seem to always be abusing or cheating on them
- Scenario 2: the person has a extremely good talent for poetry and music, especially for singing, but they don't seems to succeed in the word of arts due to their acute low self-esteem
- Scenario 3: the person may have problems with their kidneys, with frequents intoxication due to the ingestion of liquids
- Scenario 4: the person is extremely sensitive, petrified of disappointments and idealise all interactions, to the point of making them purely spiritual, and can become monks or nuns
- Scenario 5: the person may die drowned at sea while on a pleasant vacation
All these different scenarios represent the energy of a tense aspect between Venus and Neptune and their respective symbolism in Astrology. In Scenario 1 the energy is expressed through the emotions of the individual and into their relationships, while in Scenario 2 the energy is channelled via their creativity aspect. In Scenario 3 we find the body as the conduct area where that tense energy is being manifested, and in Scenario 4 is through the believes and the mental approach of the individual towards their society. Finally, in Scenario 5, we find a circumstantial physical event triggered by this tense aspect of Venus opposite Neptune that occurs at an specific moment in the life of the individual
Before discussing these scenarios any further, it is paramount and absolutely necessary to state that for an Astrologer to do any kind of predictions there have to be at least two indications that support and corroborate that prediction. In other words, if an Astrologer is going to tell you that Scenario 1 applies to your life, there has to be another indicator in your Astral Chat that supports that prediction, something like for example a Moon in Piscis, making the person extremely sensitive and prone to draw the energy of Scenario 1 into their lives. Strangely enough most of the time that happens, and for some reason there is always more than one strong indicator that 'predict' certain number of occurrences in the Astral Chart, as if indeed those indicators were 'meant to be' and come together in harmony to direct the karmic energy in an specific direction. Astrologers call this the "art of interpretation", and it is true that different Astrologers may give you different interpretations of the same Astral Chart depending of what they see or perceive as the strongest influence of the chart, that is why some Astrologers will ask you specific questions about your personal life before embarking in an interpretation of your Radix, with the prospects to determine which influences of the planets have already been manifested in your life and on which areas.
as they try to determine where the influence of the planets is manifesting, in other words, and for the example of Venus opposite Neptune, which of the above scenarios is most likely to occur in the life of the individual
In two Astral Charts that are exactly the same, like on the case of twins,
Failed predictions [to be completed]
and very happy to do that and not being burn at the stake as it would have happened 500 years ago!
Practically none, with the exception of the need of the human mind to believe in something above and higher than themselves, that can rule and 'predict' their path of Free Will, as a means of self-assurance for the directions taken in life as well as a pressure relief for the mistakes made. 'Oh, I'm like that because my Moon is in Aries', 'Oh, that happened to me because my Mars square Jupiter'. Are common thoughts of Astrology believers, but are they are right? Do these comments have any truth in them, or are they simply expression of a determine subconscious phycology pattern, that used the possibly influence of the planets as a way of detaching responsibility for one's actions? I'm here to find out the true, whatever it may be
The Investigations of Michel Gauquelin. One of the first person who tried to settle the question of whether is Astrology real or not was Michel Gauquelin, a mathematician and psychologist that approached the pseudo-science of Astrology in a scientific manner, collecting data from thousands of birth charts of individuals from different backgrounds, and researching whether the position of the planets at the time of birth had any influence at all in their individuals. Gauquelin was an Astrologer too, and he knew that the Horoscopes (which as seen before only account for the position of the sun) were totally useless at the time of determine which planet has the biggest influence on the individual. A person born with the sun in Leo could actually be a Gemini if four of more planets fall in the constellation of Gemini, meaning the planet Mercury will have a great preponderance in the individual chart) He published his results in a controversial book called "The influence of the Stars", in 1955, where he explains the so-called "Mars effect" that he discovered in people who have chosen to be athletes, proving that there is indeed a correlation between the position of Mars (either rising or high in the sky) and the path that an individual take on his life, just as Astrology predicts
Gauquelin also discovered this effect in artists, where Venus caused the "Venus effect" and in lawyers and judges, where Jupiter produced the "Jupiter effect", taking these planets a predominant position according to the career path the individual chooses. His work was rejected by Science and being labelled as "pure chance". In recent times, similar researches as those ones carried out by Michel Gauquelin have been done by scientists for the scientific community, but all of them rejected by Science as they just could not prove 'what' causes that effect. Nevertheless, the effect 'is' there. Some of the most significant scientific approaches to Astrology have been:
- Psychologist Professor Vernon Clark in 1970; http://www.zodiacpage.com/astrology/studies-that-prove-astrology-evidence/
- Astronomer Dr Percy Seymour research in 1988; https://www.astrology.co.uk/tests/seymour.htm
- Researcher and Mathematician Dr Kyosti Tarvainen in 2011; https://www.astrologysource.com/astrology-articles/whats-next-for-astrological-research/
Where all those research and studies bias? Am I also subjected to confirmation bias too, looking for information to corroborate what I believe? Honestly, I don't think so. We are looking for the true, whatever it is, and it seems that planets to have an influence on us, somehow, but we have no idea what is the route cause of this hypothetical influence
The case studies. In addition to the above research done over anonymous Astral Charts, there have been hundred of case studies performed in individuals that show a staggering correlation between the movements and positions of the planets that events. The famous of those cases in the even of King George III and the peasant John Hemmings, who were born at the same time and in the same place, and thou one of them was destined to be King, both of them shared remarkable live events that align with the influence of the planets in their lives. Here there are some interesting case studies that makes you wonder whether there could be something else behind the shinning of the stars, after all we are all made of Cosmos elements https://www.therichest.com/lifestyle/15-actual-cases-that-could-prove-astrology
Moon in retrograde and opposition Sun Venus. The aspects, trine and square
I have named The Heartbeat Vibration Sequence (HBVS) [to be completed]
If you are perspicacious enough, you probably have noticed that the title I choose for this article "Is Astrology real? Can it predict my future?" is deceived....the title is composed of two questions where the second question 'assumes' that the first question is true. The question "Can it predict my future?" can only be formulated after the "Is Astrology real?" returns a Yes. I have done this in purpose. Though they are many questions as to whether Astrology is real or not, it can indeed predict your future...somehow. There are many tools that Astrologer use to predict the future like Primary Directions, Solar or Moon revolution as well as Solar Arcs Directions. And then in Astrology we also have a zoo of the so-called "Arabic Points", mathematical points in space that are only real on paper, but that Astrologer use for interpretation. To my experience, the most accurate method of predicting the future using Astrology is the Planetary Transits
But then again, can Astrology predict your future? It can't, but it can tell you with a high degree of precision where your 'karmic energy' will go during certain amount of time, and how you express that energy in this Universe, by traits in your character or condensation of events
We are mostly made of Hydrogen, if we consider that 60% of our body is water (H2O), meaning we have more Hydrogen that nothing... but my mass is Oxygen the most element we are made of. Also the environment around us is based of Oxyagen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJQjjBR6PbY
My Interpretation Services and how can I help you
Congratulations if you have read this article! It is my desire that you have a comprehension of how Astrology works in the word of nowadays, and how this tool (whether you believe in it or not) can be used for autoanalysis, self-knowledge and indeed a helping guide to live in better harmony with yourself and your surrounds. Anything that helps you get you to know better should be welcome. I can't claim or tell you that Astrology is true, because it isn't, it has not been proved by Science, but I can tell that it definitely has something behind it. I don't know what it is, random coincide? confirmation bias? Astral Chart interpretation, according to only my experience, works extremely accurate for some people while for other is meaningless
And nope, I'm not here to sell you anything, this is not the paragraphs where you read that I charge you £££ to do your Astral Chart.. is it the next paragraph! haha I used to do Astral Charts, yes, and I still do them and provide this service but is not something that I do often or make a living of it. My Interpretation Services are:
- Astral Chart printed and a 90' video call to clarify doubts = £90
And finally, I strongly recommend you to watch this video from Professor Dave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQTWor_2nu4 And let me share with you the reason why I believe in Astrology: it is fun! :)
When Continental Drift was considered a Pseudoscience https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/when-continental-drift-was-considered-pseudoscience-90353214/
Why the moment of birth? https://www.pandoraastrology.com/why-the-moment-of-birth/
36 Zodiac Decans https://darkstarastrology.com/horoscope-decans/
NASA Elegantly Shuts Down Those New Zodiac Star Theories https://time.com/5867647/nasa-zodiac-star/
Could you birthday predict your fate? https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20140820-the-hidden-truth-of-star-signs
Ophiuchus, the 13th Sign of the Zodiac https://www.bbvaopenmind.com/en/science/physics/ophiuchus-the-13th-sign-of-the-zodiac/
Ptolemy's Astrology http://ircamera.as.arizona.edu/NatSci102/NatSci102/text/extptolemy.htm
Born under the sign of Ophiuchus? https://earthsky.org/constellations/born-between-november-29-and-december-18-heres-your-constellation/
The 13th "sign"? https://astronomy.com/magazine/stephen-omeara/2015/01/the-13th-sign
Where is New Horizons? http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/Mission/Where-is-New-Horizons.php
Here's what Science says https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/heres-what-science-says/
Why do people still believe in Astrology? https://theswaddle.com/why-do-people-still-believe-in-astrology/
5 mysteries of Pluto that may change the way you think about the dwarf planet https://blog.hmns.org/2018/06/5-mysteries-of-pluto-that-may-change-the-way-you-think-about-the-dwarf-planet/
The Gauquelin Controversy https://astrologynewsservice.com/articles/the-gauquelin-controversy/
Empirical Astrology https://www.astrology.co.uk/tests/basisofastrology.htm
Written in the stars https://www.theguardian.com/education/2004/may/18/research.highereducation
Can a planet make a sound in Space? https://www.thoughtco.com/is-there-such-a-thing-as-a-planet-sound-3073443
Gravitational Frequencies of Extra-Solar Planets https://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2004/pdf/1031.pdf