[SpamCop-Social] Re: What is your medieval personality.
Antoine J. Mechelynck
Wed Feb 12 02:07:20 EST 2003
"Miss Betsy" <nobody> a écrit dans le message de news:
> Do you know why
> astrology might have some validity? You know that there are energy waves
> (some long, some short) from space. When the stars are in a certain
> pattern, those waves hit earth. We know that some of them do affect life
> forms (like lower forms of animals) so there is no reason why the longer
> ones that we don't measure couldn't affect us - giving us certain
> characteristics when we are born (or before we are born).
> Miss Betsy
Yeah, sure; and those associations between Zodiac stars and character
patterns were worked out more than thousand years ago, at a time when "the
first point of Aries", also known as the vernal point (the position of the
Sun against the stars at the instant of the spring equinox), actually was in
the constellation Aries. Now the Earth's axis of rotation slowly precesses
around a direction perpendicular to its orbit around the Sun, making one
turn in some 25,000 years. Recently (well, recently on that scale), it was
noted with great fanfare that we had entered "the era of Aquarius". This
means that "the first point of Aries", which was previously in the
constellation Pisces, now has entered into Aquarius. In other words, the
astrological sign of Aries corresponds almost exactly with the astronomical
constellation Pisces; the sign of Taurus with the constellation Aries; the
sign of Gemini with the constellation Taurus; and so forth. The discrepancy
will continue to increase for quite some time; and some 23 or 24 thousand
years from now it will come full circle and Aries will be Aries again.
Another point: My sister, when she was young, used to read her horoscope
"after the fact", to avoid the "prophet's paradox" of doing it because of
the action of the known prediction upon her unconscious; and she always
marveled at how accurate the prediction had been... until one day she read
the horoscope for the wrong sign by mistake -- and it described what had
happened to her in a just as astonishingly accurate way!
Draw your own conclusions; you won't sway me.
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