In astrology, Aries is considered a new beginning and, in turn, begins John Gardner’s novel (Heindel 163). This chapter focuses on the cyclical nature of astrology. According to Grendel, this is the twelfth year of his “idiotic war” (Gardner 5). He notes that this year will, more than likely, be just like all those
Luckily, our neighbors to the East, the Arabs, found the documents to be of great interest and kept old Greek astrological records. In the Renisannce period of Christianity the church officials decided to re-examine the ancient records, and actually found some validity in some of the scientific data. Amazingly enough the Christian church decided to implement data from ancient pagan cultures to help create the most widely used calendar to date, the Gregorian calendar.
Once downstairs they all got settled in and Aries started up again, “Okay back to the whole Saturn thing, I think that its very important for us to discuss-” She was cut off by Pisces, “ITS SHELBY DAWSON!!” Aries looked over at the TV, “Hey Aries, you might want to check this out” Libra said hiring the TV. “In latest news there was a meteor shower last night, but this was not an ordinary meteor shower because the things falling from the sky were not meteors, but people, we’ll give you more on this when we come back.”. “You don’t think that they’re constellations, do you?” Virgo said worried. “Man I hope not, we already are so busy with Saturn’s attacks and all the other planets, the last thing we need is something else to worry about.” Aquarius
One of the main differences between astrology and astronomy is that astronomy is based off of research and facts, while astrology is based on the beliefs. Founded in Babylon, astrology uses planets and other celestial objects to try to predict the future. Astrology is not a science, it is the theorem that everything that happens in space affects what happens to people on earth. Astrology is considered a pseudoscience, or a belief that is not based on science or the scientific method.
The Black Plague: The Disease that Changed Millions of Lives In 1348, a horrifying illness swept through Europe, leaving corpses in its wake. This disease lasted till 1351, meaning three years of suffering and agony. This disease had many symptoms, and for these symptoms they had cures, many that were to no avail, and sometimes worsened the state of the sufferer. This disease was referred to by many names, but most called it the Black Plague.
By its definition, horoscope means “a forecast of a person's future, typically including a delineation of character and circumstances, based on the relative positions of the stars and planets at the time of that person's birth.”* Your horoscope is generally, if not always, determined by your “star sign” or your zodiac sign. Now as I continue to study this, I find that determining a horoscope is a very exact process. Now, I can’t explain this in any other way or it won’t make any sense and my job is to educate you on this right? Right, so I’m going to directly quote the website. “Your horoscope charts the relative positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars at a specific time and place of your choosing (e.g., the date, time and location of your birth). Astrologers don't use "clock time." Rather, they measure it as "sidereal" time, as measured from the sun's position at the spring equinox.” So basically it is saying that your birth determines your horoscope. What I find interesting is that Astrologers, when determining horoscopes, don’t use regular peasant time, they use their fancy sidereal time. The only way I can interpret said sidereal time is after the equinox (Daylight Savings) they measure where the sun is due to the time shift. From there you can then determine the time using your hand like “everyone” knows how to do. After all that mumbo
So the numbers we got was not different from what we expected. Since we accepted hypothesis there were no errors in the lab that affected results. Which proves our point that horoscopes cannot predict anyone’s life. Also it was noticed that some people got higher correct answers but that does not say that they are psychic. Nick Allum tested an experiment which was to study Europeans believing in Astrology. He had three basic hypothesis which were they don’t have enough education in science to differentiate pseudoscience to science, confused about astrology, and people with authoritarian values believe in astrology. He tested it and it came out that “all three of his hypotheses are most likely true” (Allum, 2011, p. 361-363). This experiment tells us that horoscopes aren’t really believable. There weren’t errors with our data but one little error would be if a group didn’t get what the journal entry was saying they would have just guessed a later cause they were really annoyed by it. This error wouldn’t do major damage to our data but it might have done
3[Astrology has been practiced for over six thousand years], and 4[millions of people have based their lives and life choices on it.] 5[Until the eighteenth century, astrology was even used as a form of medical diagnosis.] 6[Its diagnoses and prescriptions were considered at the time to be far more reliable and efficacious than those of the medical practitioners of the time.]
Popper says that Astrology is not science because astrologers were too impressed with confirming evidence. Also astrology is not falsifiable. Astrologers make vague predictions and can explain any apparent
Astronomy is the oldest of the natural sciences, dating back to antiquity, with its origins in the religious, mythological, and astrological practices of pre-history: vestiges of these are still found in astrology, a discipline long interwoven with public and governmental astronomy, and not completely disentangled from it until a few centuries ago in the Western World . In some cultures astronomical data was used for astrological prognostication.