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Q: Meaning of astrology ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   2 Comments )
Subject: Meaning of astrology
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: atonyaclark-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 11 Mar 2005 08:10 PST
Expires: 10 Apr 2005 09:10 PDT
Question ID: 492568
What is Astrology?
Subject: Re: Meaning of astrology
Answered By: siliconsamurai-ga on 11 Mar 2005 08:55 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi, thank you for submitting your question to Google Answers, I hope I
can provide the information you are seeking.

You can see a number of dictionary definitions of the term using this
Google search term: define: astrology

They all boil down to this, Astrology is the belief system which says
that you can predict the future of human beings by knowing when and
where they were born, then looking at the position of the moon and
planets in relation to the earth (geocentric) or sun (heliocentric) at
various times.

You will find a skeptic?s resource page at

And a more scientific view at

On the other side of the argument you might want to check out
the latter site has reviews of astrology sites.

Most (all?) proponents of Astrology fail to provide any specific,
detailed, testable rational for just how the position of heavenly
bodies cause people to do things.

The history of Astrology goes far back into history, long predating
even the concepts of science, evidence, or proof.

Many people find comfort in believing that there is a way to predict the future.

The spiritual basis of Astrology

And, a causal (physical basis) at

There is a free short course at

Other useful sites include:

And, religion vs Astrology at

Many Christian church authorities and scholars believe Astrology is
forbidden by the Bible.

Thank you again for turning to Google Answers for your research needs.
atonyaclark-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
The Spiritual meaning of astrology really helped me find my answer. Thank you!

Subject: Re: Meaning of astrology
From: siliconsamurai-ga on 11 Mar 2005 16:54 PST
Glad to help and thanks for the nice rating.
Subject: Re: Meaning of astrology
From: mongolia-ga on 11 Mar 2005 16:55 PST
Hi Ya All

Just three comments before someone gets in before me to quote the bible:

1. A baby who is  born under the influence of lets say the planet
Mars. It can be calculated that then doctor performing the delivery
has a greater gravitational pull on the baby than the planet Mars.

2. Astrologers consider the planets Uranus , Neptune and Pluto to have a 
significant impact on the personality profiles of people born 
under their influence. So how come Astrologers did not discover these planets
before astronomers did?

3. Astrologers consider Astrology a legitimate field of science. So how many 
people in this world hold accredited degrees in the Science of
Astrology? (I would be very happy to hear of even one!)

As someone said "An obsession with trivia is a sure sign of a decaying

Truly Yours


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