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Living With Astrology....Or, Astrology in My Own Life

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« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2007, 08:25:46 pm »

The Great Unknown

Even astrologers say they do not understand how astrology works—only that it does. They also caution that astrological readings and their interpretations are relative to the person performing the analysis. Two astrologists analyzing the same person independently may come up with vastly different predictions.

Despite the criticism surrounding astrology, it continues to flourish in modern society. Astrology may have no accuracy in providing visions of the future, but it does provide something for many people: understanding. By anchoring the chaotic events of our own lives to orderly astral phenomenon, it provides a stable emotional base. It helps to enforce the idea that our lives are not random, but meaningful and purposeful, like the stars that astrologists so intently watch.

Astrology's age-old idea of human life and understanding relating to the physical universe is a beneficial one. It seeks to provide answers to questions asked 5000 years ago that we are still unable to answer conclusively concerning our purpose and place in the universe. Whether or not you believe in astrology and its future may not be as important as recognizing the important part it has played in our culture and our history.
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« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2007, 05:59:08 pm »

                                                Is Astrology a Religion ?

Your religion is where your love is. - Henry David Thoreau

True religion has always pointed humanity the way, and astrology has always been on the side of the true religion, for it is a God-centred science. But when the established church weakly turned its back upon astrology at the behest of a debased science, it lost its strongest ally. - John Addey

To the Rosicrucian student astrology is a phase of religion, basically a spiritual science. More than any other study it reveals man to himself. - Elman Bacher

Astrology means different things to different people. It is variously regarded as a sacred historic tradition, a secret esoteric doctrine for initiates only, a science ruled by physical laws, a symbolic art/philosophy/religion, or superstitious entertainment. - Geoffrey Dean

It is my thesis that astrology is a religion and has always been a religion. ... I suspect that, perhaps even unconsciously, many astrologers may believe that the 'word of God' is written in the horoscope, and what's more, that they can read the 'word of God' and convey to the client the precise nature of that word or destiny or fate. ... More specifically, I view the current revival of medieval astrology, with its array of impressive predictive techniques, as exhibiting all the hallmarks of a rapidly fundamentalist type of religion, hell-bent on dragging us back into the grim fate-ridden ignorance of the Dark Ages! - Candy Hillebrand

Astrologers vary in their degree of dedication to, or disappointment with, organized religion -- as do people of all professions, practices and philosophies. - Jayj Jacobs

People who believe in astrology come to regard it as their religion because it is based on spiritual concepts. This is probably why mention of astrology tends to stir up fundamental controversy and why orthodox religions tend to be dead set against it. - Richard B. Vaughan
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