Q&A: do you think there is any truth in astrology? Andy why?

Question by sophiebo84: do you think there is any truth in astrology? Andy why?
I find that my personality does match my sign (scorpio) and I even figured my birth time to find my “rising sign” and my “moon sign” and those also correlated well to my personality. Is this just a fluke? Or there is some truth to this pseudo-science. I mean, why would it last through all those millenias if it wasn’t true?
And I don’t mean predicting the future, I think thats bull.
Also, I don’t think that modern astrology is using the same information as the ancient ideas, like its more about planets and the sun and moon rather than the stars that influence us, since these objects are closest to us.
Actually, I do get spiritual benefit from it, but I don’t follow it like a religion. But the sense that I am getting to part of my true self is very spiritual.

Best answer:

Answer by crissymm5
to a point ….yes

i explain it this way …if the moon and earth rotation can effect the earth then why not the chemistry of the brain in womb

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10 thoughts on “Q&A: do you think there is any truth in astrology? Andy why?

  1. i can’t believe vague predictions that apply to 1/12th of the world’s population can be realistic.

  2. No because there’s so much general information, one could identify with almost any sign some of the time. I’d never read the morning newspaper Astrology news and conduct my day accordingly. It can be amusing, but I don’t take it seriously. Sorry.

  3. It’s pretty much false. Here’s why:

    There are twelve signs of the Zodiac, each associated with a constellation. And each occupies a section in the sky 30 degrees wide.

    The Sun travels through the signs of the Zodiac in the course of one year, spending about a month in each. Your astrological sign is determined by the constellation the Sun was “in” on the day you were born.

    But a phenomenon called precession has had an interesting effect on astrology, and especially on astrological signs.
    The signs of the Zodiac are counted eastward along the ecliptic (the plane of the planets) from the vernal equinox. The vernal equinox marks the first day of spring and occurs at the intersection of the ecliptic and the celestial equator. The vernal equinox also marks the zero point of the Zodiac.

    Around 600 BC, when this system was set up, the zero point was in Aries and was called the “first point of Aries.” The constellation Aries encompassed the first 30 degrees of the ecliptic; from 30 to 60 degrees was Taurus; from 60 to 90 degrees was Gemini; and so on for all twelve constellations of the Zodiac.

    But long before the ancients did their measuring, the Earth has been wobbling slowly around its axis in a 25,800-year cycle. This wobble—called precession—is caused by the gravitational attraction of the Moon on Earth’s equatorial bulge.

    Over the past two-and-a-half millennia, this wobble has been sufficient to cause the intersection point between the celestial equator and the ecliptic to move west along that ecliptic by 36 degrees, or almost exactly one-tenth of the way around. Which means that since astrologers started casting horoscopes based on this system, the signs have slipped one-tenth—or almost one whole month—of the way around the sky to the west, relative to the stars beyond.

    Your morning newspaper horoscope ignores precession. If you were born between March 21 and April 19, your astrological sign is said to be Aries. But this was only true for a while, back when the system was set up in 600 BC. Today, the Sun is no longer within the constellation of Aries during much of that period. From March 11 to April 18, the Sun is actually in the constellation of Pisces!

  4. I totaly agree I’m a cancer to the core…down to the intuition…Not neccesarily predicting the futur but being able to feel out sittuations before they occur…My family and close friends know exactly what im talking about…
    It also seems like the majority of people that I know fit their signs…Not always right on but often real close

  5. I don’t know much about ecliptics and wobbles, but I can tell you after studying it off and on for a number of years I have found it to be surprisingly accurate most of the time. If you have the time and inclination, study it yourself. I think you will most likely come to the same conclusion if you are honest in your appraisal of its accuracy.

  6. Astrology is a science that many cultures and religions still rely on today. Even the catholic church uses astrology (but they won’t tell you that). Sun signs are really general, but when you get down to the nitty gritty exact moment of birth stuff, you’ll find truth. I know, I’m practicing astrology although I personally find numerology easier and more fun to learn. ; -)

  7. Astrology 101
    Here are the basics that will help you explore more on astrology. http://www.astrology101.wotsnext.com

    When I incorporated astrology into my psychic coaching practice it was paramount for me to be able to ‘cut to the chase’. Many enthusiastic astrologers leave me in a cosmic confusion (and wondering if I need medication) when they regurgitate those Planetoids in Uranus interpretations with too much focus on transits, progressions, planetary returns and solar arcs. The artistry of astrology is in answering your questions of ‘what’s in it for me’? in a down to earth and usable way. And that comes from holding a vision of the heavens while keeping one’s feet on the ground; the way of the Astrology Junkie. http://www.psychic-junkie.com/astrology-junkie.html

  8. It has no truth in a religious sense. No spiritual benefit in itself. But I definitely see that the egos of people born under the same sun sign have a greater similarity of purpose than those born under dis-similar sun signs.

  9. astrology seems like it shouldn’t work. but i studied it and now i’m easily able to guess people’s sun & moon signs (or get close). when i realize that i had a 1 in 12 chance of guessing that, it tells me this must be real! and people really do seem to be like their charts, including myself.

    for further evidence, you could look at the edgar cayce kind of psychic people probing the truths of the other side, and they say astrology plays a role in our births.

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