In Defence of Astrology

Astrology has always had a bad name with many scientists. Just this year astrology has been being brought into focus as a pseudo science again. Many people believe it to be a crank belief and this is normally by people who have little knowledge or understanding of it. Also they are people who are not open or willing to believe in something with little scientific proof. They may ready their daily stars in the news paper and laugh and criticise them. The zodiac signs you read are only a very basic guide, an astrologer needs to know the time date and place of birth to give a proper natal interpretation of a horoscope which provides an absolute wealth of information.

I doubt if astrology will never be classed as a true science no more than true existence can be truly proved. However science has proved that the moon has an effect on tides and human behaviour. Arnold Lieber wrote a book in 1978 called The Lunar Effect: Biological Tides and Human Emotions. He argued that the moon influences day-to-day behaviour. Those in the medical profession also agree as hospitals and the police know that more violence is committed on a Full Moon, and increase its workforce to accommodate this. There are many other instances which seem to be linked to the planets. When mercury is in retrograde (moving around a particular part of the zodiac) it is said that it affects all things to do with communications and travel. The last belt of bad weather which hit the UK at the end of 2010 was at a time when mercury was in retrograde; this was also a time when many internet service providers and other communication devices had problems. Coincidence?

Recently Percy Seymour who is a scientist wrote a book called ‘The Scientific Proof of Astrology’. The argument he put forward was that the movement of the Sun, moon and sundry planets from Jupiter to Mars interfere with the Earth’s magnetic field. In doing so, the unborn offspring of pregnant mothers around the world are exposed to different magnetic fields when they are born.

There was a time when Astronomy and astrology went hand in hand, that was until science started to be more factually based. Nowadays quantum physics and science are connecting with astrological thinking and could once again merge in the future.

All scientific theories which have been created by humans to explain the universe around us are basically the same thing. Astrology, astronomy, philosophy, quantum physics, and religion are basically the same thing. Scientists and skeptics need actual physical proof. I often say to people that when you walk into a room where two people have had an argument how come you can ‘feel’ or ‘sense’ an atmosphere? You don’t know they have had a falling out but you can feel the atmosphere is dense or just different.. Explain it, how do you know? What are you feeling? Do you need scientific proof to prove that what you sense is real, or do you trust your instincts?

Every living organism in this world is a part of this solar system and universe. Brian Cox is explaining this very well with his latest series ‘Wonders of the Universe’. If the world and planets like the moon affects the tides of our seas surly these huge planets affect every other living or non living thing on our planet. Everything we do has a cause and effect. What happens in our everyday life is not just random, how can it be? Our thoughts, attitudes, words and action significantly cause and influence our personal experiences of life. I wouldn’t be writing this article if it wasn’t for cause and effect. I am a scientist and I don’t need concrete proof to believe in something which many people would laugh at. I use my own experience do my own research and use my instinct to come to my conclusion. What do you do? Listen to someone else’s?