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TriangleMan
2005-May-06, 03:52 PM
Because someone has to help lead the fight against nonsense like this website (http://www.magiastrology.com), which is chock full of astrology nonsense. (Thanks to JREF for pointing this site out).

Did you know:
The Magi Society has discovered that CHIRON IS THE KEY TO SOULMATES, MARRIAGE AND HAVING CHILDREN TOGETHER. Chiron is an asteroid/comet that orbits the Sun between Saturn and Uranus; it was discovered in 1977. Chiron is the key to all human relationships and is fully utilized in Magi Astrology. (emphasis in original).

The Magi society has also discovered why astrology works:
In order for God to be able to answer prayers successfully and efficiently, and help the worthy, God has to be able to know the future BIG trends in the world. So He created a Benevolent Design in the world with cycles and fluctuating trends and He knows what will happen. He sees the Big Picture. But God also gave us the ability to use the astrology He designed.
Apparantly God can't see the future on his own, he needs planetary alignments to do it. ](*,)

Thank you BA, for your uphill battle in trying to combat this kind of nonsense.

The Bad Astronomer
2005-May-06, 08:13 PM
You're welcome. 8)

Melusine
2005-May-06, 08:54 PM
I happened to get two [/url]Night Sky magazines...the one with Phil's article about astrology. Looks nice with color pictures and such. That site above is scary looking. Financial astrology? Do you think the man who just sold his $35M in Clear Channel stocks listened to them? :o I could get political....

Astrology is for those who can't think creatively--yes, astrological stories are not creative at all, because they're just used and re-used and spit out in pathetic sound bites in fashion magazines, newspapers, and online daily horoscopes. I looked at three different fashion magazine horoscopes for last month and according to all three, I'm supposed to have found love or lost it. Which one is right? None of them say the same thing, so planet alignment is rather useless, isn't it?

When I'm at the beach, which is often, and I draw a circle in the sand and throw up a handful of sand above it, it's a good chance at least two grains will fall in that circle. The others may float away in the wind or fall to the side of the circle. If I throw up two handfuls of sand, more grains may fall within my circle. There's something wonderful about probability, and chance. Why do people want to read someone else's "magic?" Can't they create their own?

I don't understand why some of mankind wants to put control into someone or something else's hands based on so little truth or evidence to the contrary. Seems rather silly, and dangerous in that people may pigeonhole people into their sign's behavior patterns, though of course all Sun Signs have a few loop holes. Notice how stories always have loopholes? Well, that's a rant from an asteroid.

Still, this wasn't very nice to our bullish friends X'ing him like that :)
[url=http://www.badastronomy.com/pix/astrology/taurus.jpg]IMAGE LINK (http://nightskymag.com/NSM_home.html)

The Bad Astronomer
2005-May-06, 10:44 PM
I appreciate the sentiment, Melusine, and I thank you for it, but please don't hotlink to images in this forum. It will load every time someone comes to this thread, and that can put a strain on the server. Just link to them instead.

Stregone
2005-May-07, 01:21 AM
Or upload it to imageshack :)

http://img9.echo.cx/img9/9812/taurus1jx.jpg (http://www.imageshack.us)

Celestial Mechanic
2005-May-07, 04:11 AM
The Magi Society has discovered that CHIRON IS THE KEY TO SOULMATES, MARRIAGE AND HAVING CHILDREN TOGETHER. Chiron is an asteroid/comet that orbits the Sun between Saturn and Uranus; it was discovered in 1977. Chiron is the key to all human relationships and is fully utilized in Magi Astrology.
(emphasis in original).
Wow, we've only known about Chiron for less than thirty years. All those centuries of astrology were wrong? #-o

Well, at least they acknowldege the importance of a second coordinate, the declination, in what they call the "second chart". This is "progress" of some sort. :roll:

publiusr
2005-May-11, 08:03 PM
I remember some speculation about Chiron's changing at some point in the distant future--perhaps being an Earth crosser. (Gehrels HAZARDS...) I think.