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a blog by Scott Powell

Rambling, Unscientific, Non-Researched Thoughts on Astrology

Millions of people believe in astrology. I have read estimates that as many as 31% of Americans believe. My rational mind says that there can’t be any way that the alignment of the planets and stars at one’s time of birth have any impact on their personality. In my undisciplined thoughts, however, I decided to accept the premise that people of the same astrological sign seem prone to share personality traits. Assuming this to be true, I started to think of alternate theories as to why.

It occurred to me that environmental factors may play a role. People born at a specific time of year would experience different things at approximately the same time in their development. For example, the age at which a child begins school can vary by as much as a year based solely on what time of year they were born. Some children begin to play outdoors at a younger age than others due to the season in which they are born. I can’t help but believe that the introduction to so many aspects of life at varying stages in development contributes to the development of a personality.

This theory-that-isn’t-quite-a-theory may have been studied, and actual scientific methods applied to determining its merit. I purposely didn’t do any research before typing this, because… Okay, it wasn’t purposeful, I was just feeling lazy.

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2 thoughts on “Rambling, Unscientific, Non-Researched Thoughts on Astrology

  1. My take is that there are patterns and cycles to be observed throughout the universe hich may not always be explained. Since Astronomy has proven that the stars and planets move in a cyclical manner, it would follow that those cycles would coincide with other cycles, so there hay have been some accurate observations of many things that happen over time, there are also certain practices in daily horoscopes that create the appearance of accuracy (highly generalized “predictions” that could fit the events of just about any day when interpreted in hindsight), and it is certainly very presumptuous to assume a cause/effect relationship among the coincidence of different cycles.

  2. Typos abound in my previous reply! MONGO NO LIKE TYPE!!!

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