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  • judi.messina replied to a comment by Wylie Overstreet

    The Enduring Fallacy of Astrology and Why Your Sign Actually Isn't Your Sign via



    Wylie Overstreetover 1 year ago

    You're correct if you're referring only to the tropical zodiac, Ptolemy's remix of the Babylonian's original from seven centuries earlier. If you were to ask the guys who invented the nomenclature you speak of, they'd assure you the signs were defined by the zodiacal constellations dividing the ecliptic, though I'm guessing you knew that already.

    Regardless of which flavor you choose, all schools of Astrology rely on the same psychological mechanics. Illuminating what exactly those were was the point of the article, which you clearly missed.

    judi.messinaover 1 year ago

    I'm sure the planets and the sun had much more influence on human life back when we all lived closer to nature; modern life has us so insulated from nature (air conditioning, insulation, tons of cement, electrical fields) that astrology has no bearing on our lives. However, I've always wondered why the newspapers insist upon publishing sham astrological forecasts for each day -- you could never generalize people into 12 distinct personality categories; that just doesn't make any sense. I guess people really want to feel they belong to a group.

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