(NaturalNews) Mention the word "astrology" and skeptics go into an
epileptic fit. The idea that someone’s personality could be imprinted at
birth according to the position of the sun, moon and planets has long
been derided as "quackery" by the so-called "scientific" community which
resists any notion based on holistic connections between individuals
and the cosmos.
According to the conventional view, your genes
and your parenting determine your personality, and the position of
planet Earth at the time of your birth has nothing to do with it.
Then again, conventional scientists don’t believe the position of the moon has anything to do with life on Earth, either. They dismiss the wisdom that farmers have known for ages — that planting seeds or transplanting living plants in harmony with the moon cycles results
in higher crop yields. Even the seeds inside humans are strongly
influenced by the moon, as menstruation cycles and moon cycles are
closely synchronized (28 days, roughly).
Researchers demonstrate scientific principle of astrology
Skeptics must be further bewildered by the new research published in Nature Neuroscience and conducted at Vanderbilt University which unintentionally provides scientific support for the fundamental principle of astrology — namely, that the position of the planets at your time of birth influences your personality.
In this study, not only did the birth month impact personality; it also resulted in measurable functional changes in the brain.
study, conducted on mice, showed that mice born in the winter showed a
"consistent slowing" of their daytime activity. They were also more
susceptible to symptoms that we might call "Seasonal Affective
The study was carried out by Professor of Biological
Sciences Douglas McMahon, graduate student Chris Ciarleglio,
post-doctoral fellow Karen Gamble and two additional undergraduate
students, none of whom believe in astrology, apparently. They do, of
course, believe in science, which is why all their study findings have been draped in the language of science even though the findings are essentially supporting principles of astrology.
"What is particularly striking about our results is the fact that the imprinting affects both the animal’s behavior
and the cycling of the neurons in the master biological clock in their
brains," said Ciarleglio. This is one of the core principles of
astrology: That the position of the planets at the time of your birth
(which might be called the "season" of your birth) can actually result
in changes in your brain physiology which impact lifelong behavior.
again, such an idea sounds preposterous to the scientifically trained,
unless of course they discover it for themselves, at which point it’s
all suddenly very "scientific." Instead of calling it "astrology,"
they’re now referring to it as "seasonal biology."
How to discredit real science
It all reminds me of the discovery of cold fusion
in 1989 by Fleishmann and Pons, who were widely ridiculed by the
arrogant hot fusion researchers who tried to destroy the credibility
(and careers) of cold fusion researchers (http://www.naturalnews.com/025925_c…).
After the very idea of "cold fusion" was attacked and demolished by
these arrogant scientists, it soon returned under a new name: Low-Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR).
has now been verified as true by none other than the U.S. Navy — along
with hundreds of other researchers around the world (see link above).
And yet, even today, the conventional scientific community still insists cold fusion doesn’t exist and cold fusion researchers are frauds.
as there is a solid scientific basis for LENR, there is a scientific
basis for astrology, too. The relationship between the Earth, Moon and
Sun naturally alter light exposure, temperature, gravitational pull and
other conditions that may be sensed by living organisms. To believe in
astrology, all that’s really required is to grasp the basic concepts of
the interrelationships between all living things. Does the position of
the sun or moon influence life on Earth? Of course it does: Life as we
know it wouldn’t even exist without the moon tugging on Earth and
preventing its rotational axis from shifting around to the point where
radical changes in seasonal temperatures would make life far more
challenging. (The moon, in other words, is one of the key "stabilizers"
of life on planet Earth because it tends to stabilize the seasons and keep the Earth on a steady rotational plane.)
None of this, of course, means that the position of Saturn today is going to make you win the lottery or find a new love. That’s the tabloid version of astrology, not real astrology.
Don’t confuse tabloid astrology with real astrology
has its tabloid versions, too, which are entirely non-scientific. For
example, every model of our solar system that I’ve ever seen is a wildly
inaccurate tabloid version of reality, with planet sizes ridiculously
exaggerated and planet distances not depicted to scale. These silly,
non-scientific solar system models imprint a kind of solar system mythology
into the minds of schoolchildren and even school teachers. Virtually no
one outside the communities of astrophysics and astronomy has any real
grasp of the enormity of not merely our solar system, but of our galaxy
and the space between neighboring galaxies.
To show a giant sun
the size of a basketball, with a depiction of the Earth as a
marble-sized planet three inches away is the astronomical equivalent of a
gimmicky horoscope claiming you’re going to win the lottery today
because you were born under the sign of Pisces. Both are fictions. And
both are an insult to real science.
In fact, even the whole idea
that an "electron" is a piece of physical matter, made up of other
"particles" is an insult to real science. The sobering truth of the
matter is that "particle physics" doesn’t have much to do with actual
particles at all. It’s all about energies that might, on occasion,
vibrate in just the right way so that they momentarily appear to take on
the illusion of a particle as measured by our observers — observers
who inevitably alter the outcome of the entire experiment, by the way,
once again proving the interrelated nature of things in our universe, including observer and experiment.
horoscope predictions in the Sunday paper — as well as much of the
hilarious mythology found in the modern description of an atom — are
both simplified, comic-book versions of a larger truth — the truth that
we live in a holistic universe where every bit of physical matter, every bit of energy
and every conscious mind impacts the rest of the universe in subtle
ways. There is no such thing as an individual who is isolated from the
cosmos, because we are of the cosmos and we exist as the physical manifestations of energies that, for our lifetimes, are momentarily organized as beings.
are made of star stuff, says Carl Sagan. He he’s right: We are not only
made of star stuff, we are influenced by that stuff, too. And finally,
modern science is beginning to catch up to this greater truth that
astrologers have known since the dawn of human existence on our tiny