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Monday, February 23, 2009

The World of Astrology Matching

Many centuries ago, people considered astrology as both an art and a science. Those who practiced it were held in great respect. They gave advice to ancient kings and emperors on important matters like when to go into battle and when to marry. However, the astronomers and the astrologers gradually separated from each other as the years go by. In our modern age, these wise sages appear in the magazines to give all of us our horoscope. I admit that I find astrology matching a fascinating subject, even if I am not really interested in its fortune telling aspect.

In some people's opinion, the idea of our personalities being shaped by the position of the stars at the time of our birth is a ridiculous notion. I have read about the twelve signs of the zodiac and the merits and faults of each one. I am surprised to find that many things ring true when I observed my family and friends. Astrology matching is probably the most complex issue of all. In this method, you can evaluate how different signs will get along. You can apply astrology matching to family relationships, friendships, business relationships and romantic ones.

A few weeks ago, I purchased a big, fat book on astrology which focused on the idea of astrology matching. The first thing I looked at was if me and my husband's match is a good one. Apparently, we are one of the best matches because I am Cancer and he is Scorpio. However, this winning combination didn't do Prince Charles and Princess Diana any good so there are also exceptions when it comes to astrology matching.

The various zodiac signs falls into the four classic elements of air, water, fire and earth. This means that those who are under the fire signs like Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are fiery, passionate persons. Libra, Aquarius and Gemini fall which in the Air signs are the cerebral thinkers. The Earth signs which include Taurus, Capricorn and Virgo are the no nonsense, salt of the Earth types. Lastly, the Water signs which include Cancer, Pisces and Scorpio are the emotional, sensitive ones. These elements are important when it comes to astrology matching.

The topic of finding a soul mate always comes up whenever astrology matching is being discussed. This is not focused on finding an identical person, but someone who will complement you with their own attributes. The pairing of two signs together is not always a good idea because it doubles up on too many things. For example, two Cancers together could make for too much sulking and two Leos could be a little too volatile. Make sure that matching through astrology should not have too much influence on your choice of mate. You should just give it some notice and you may be surprised by the outcome.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Astrology: Valid Science or Controversial Sham?

Over the last century, little else seems to have generated as much controversy as the belief in and practice of astrology. Not only have the majority of the world's religions claimed that it is 'evil' and was spawned by the devil, but the scientific community has claimed that it is - at best - a superstition; at worst it is said to be inaccurate and those who offer these services, little more than charlatans.

It's understandable that most laypersons don't and can't understand the intricate nuances of astrology. However, it's infuriating - especially from an astrologer's point of view - when those who actually know little or nothing about it attempt to discredit it.

Generally, these individuals are merely mimicking what they've heard others say. While it's true that many of those debunkers are 'scientists,' we need to keep in mind that even scientists can be and often have been wrong.

As most of us are no doubt aware, Mankind does not have all the answers, which is one reason why academic textbooks are constantly being revised. A good example is Einstein and his Theory of Relativity, which is even now being disproved by the String/Super String/M Theory. Scientists now realize that the laws that govern the 'universe' as we know it may be more localized than we, at first, believed. There may be no law of gravity (for instance) in another part of our universe. In fact, recent research indicates that this very well may be the case.

Not only that, but according to the new physics, the fact that there are other dimensions -- multiverses -- which operate on different 'laws' should be enough to indicate that there's a very real possibility that astrology works off of one of these same principles.

What's misleading about all the so-called 'studies' that have been conducted on astrology and its validity or lack thereof, is that the 'scientists' who have conducted the studies focus mainly on one aspect: Sun Sign astrology. The fact is, there is so much more to an individual's birth chart than just the Sun Sign.

Over the last one hundred years or so only one or two studies have, in reality, been conducted using a minimal number of control subjects and have given precious little source information which would prove beyond the proverbial shadow of a doubt that astrology is not efficacious.

I've been an astrologer for over 25 years, and during that time I've been able to verify its accuracy through data collection and comparison of the numerous astrological traits, characteristics and propensities of the various zodiac signs.

Further, I am currently back in college in order to obtain a degree in counseling psychology and have encountered this same prejudice even with psychologists and other scientists and academicians. While they espouse following empirical methods, they rarely follow these came criteria themselves. In fact, their dialogue with their students actually runs something like this:

Cause and Effect*

STUDENT: Why does science accept electricity without knowing what it is, professor?

PROFESSOR: Because we have proved by its demonstrable effects that it exists, my boy.

STUDENT: Science also accepts magnetism without knowing exactly what it is, doesn't it, professor?

PROFESSOR: Yes, although we do not know whether it is force, fluid or quality - we have proved it by its demonstrable effects.

STUDENT: And Life itself, professor - science says it doesn't know its cause, but it recognizes its existence, doesn't it?

PROFESSOR: Of course! Anything that has a demonstrable effect must be accepted.

STUDENT: Then the demonstrable effects of astrology are entitled to serious scientific consideration, aren't they professor?

PROFESSOR: Certainly not! Science will not accept astrology on the basis of mere demonstrable effects!

* Astrology, Science of Prediction, Sidney K. Bennett, ? 1945, Wynn Publishing, Los Angeles, CA. and Chart Interpretation Handbook, Stephen Arroyo, ? 1989, CRCS Publishing, Sebastopol, CA, USA.

A bit contradictory, wouldn't you say? The truth is, there are demonstrable effects with astrology, just as there are with electricity, magnetism and life -- all intangible substances we can not see with our physical eyes, and yet whose 'demonstrable effects' we can see, and which we know are there.

Another glaring red flag is that none of the so-called studies were conducted by anyone who knows enough about astrology to make a qualified statement as to its validity. Additionally, there are numerous forms of astrology. It is so detailed and complex that it takes an astrologer years (if ever!) to master any one form.

However, since there have been only 'two' studies which debunk astrology, I will reference 'two' different scientific sources which have proven its efficacy: 1) the astronomer Percy Seymour, one of Britain's leading astronomers, wrote of its validity in his book, Astrology, the Evidence of Science. Another source is the voluminous studies of the French psychologist, Michel Gauquelin. Two more excellent sources of validating data come from Astro Databank and from Avalon School of Astrology, among others.

But do the scientists who have attempted to disprove astrology reference the validating studies? Of course not. Because if they did it would disprove their own blather.

Because of this, I am currently working on what may well turn out to be a major psychology paper (possibly my dissertation) which will prove the efficacy, and thus, the validity of astrology.

And just for the record, as far as Sun Sign astrology is concerned, it's not that it's not accurate; the problem is that only one planet (for simplicity, the sun is considered a planet in astrology) is used, in this case the Sun. However, our natal charts include all the planets in the solar system, including the Moon and several asteroids. Therefore, when calculating a chart, much more is taken into consideration than just the Sun. The fact is, our Rising Sign or Ascendant and our Moon sign can significantly modify or offset the effects of the Sun sign, as can the signs in which our Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus, Pluto and Chiron may fall.

If one is going to argue about the pros and/or cons of an issue, at least study it so that you do, indeed, know whereof you speak.

Kat Starwolf is a practicing astrologer, researcher, metaphysician and avid reader and writer of poetry, short stories, and songs and is in the process of completing various writing projects, including two novels. She may be contacted at 400 Capital Circle SE, Suite 18-255, Tallahassee, Florida USA 32301; by phone at 850-980-0250 or at her website

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Birth Time & Vedic Astrology

Astrology is the science of the planets and stars and it has been used by different societies to explore the relationship between human beings and the universe since time immemorial. It gives us an insight into how the universe and the planetary positions influence our lives. This is possible through the study of "horoscope" or a birth star chart. The time of birth is the starting point of anybody's life and so it is of paramount importance to get the time of birth recorded accurately. The birth sign indicates the position of the sun during your birth. This sign along with other signs like the Ascendant, Moon sign and signs of other planets influence your deep spiritual growth, energies and also your character. So it is of paramount importance to get your birth time right so that astrologers can read your horoscope precisely. It is really needless to say that without accurate birth time, very few astrologers could succeed properly in their prophecy.

So, when was I born? Real astrology starts from here. But most often than not, people seldom get a totally correct birth time. The time keeping during the birth process often is neglected (naturally!), and there are many other sources of errors, too. Recorded birth times may be incorrect by 10 and more minutes. To be really sure, you require a mathematical correction of your birth time. But how to get your birth time correct to the exact second? Vedic astrologers calculate the birth time scientifically. This service is based on the dates of major life events. The result is accurate to the second and can be used in any horoscope or any individual astrology chart. Many astrologers recommend this rectification service.

Today, there are probably only five persons in the world who are able to calculate the exact birth time back to 1 second accuracy. That is a unique ability and Vedic astrology cannot be done completely accurately and properly without having the totally accurate birth time including hour, minutes and seconds. The Vedic knowledge is more than 5000 years old and there are many important informations found in the original Sanskrit scripts of Astrology. The secret formula of birth time calculation has been rediscovered in the texts of the Vedic sage Parashara. According to him, Vedic Astrology is a science of ultimate precision and every physical atom is guided by astrological law.

Astrology and horoscope has been made accessible online by a famous astrologer called- Dr. Heinz Krug through his website http:// birthtime (dot) info. He is one of those rare five astrologers in the world who can correctly determine the birthtime of any person to the exact second. So, one does not have to toil hard to find a good astrologer because now he or she can have the correct birthtime with a mouse click from the comfort of home. It is fairly simple for the clients. You would merely fill in a form with dates of your major life events and send it through the website. And your data will be sent on time. What more--the site also offers money back guarantee.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Scientific Divination Of Astrology

Astrology is based upon the celestial bodies and their positions at any given time. Astrology is a science, but it is also a divination tool. Astrology involves knowledge about the astrological plain and good mathematic skills. An astrologer can build a chart based upon any specific time and date in history. They then use this chart to explain to a person the answers to questions or details about their life.

Commonly when a person goes to an astrologer they will get a chart done that is called a birth chart. A birth chart is made using the persons exact time, date and location of their birth. The exact locations of the planets, sun and moon are charted based upon this information. The location of the planets, sun and moon then correspond to different meanings based upon their location.

Everyday use of astrology is shown in horoscopes which re loosely based upon the location of planets for a certain day or time period and how they relate to the signs of the Zodiac, which also play an important role in astrology. It is also common for people to refer to the location of planets to explain bad weather or other occurrences that seem more prevalent, for example the phrase ?Mercury is in retrograde? is used to explain why people seem to be a different mood than usual.

The role of the Zodiac in astrology is rather important. It is not only the location of the planets, sun and moon that is important when interrupting a report, but also what Zodiac sign a planet, the sun or the moon falls in at that time. Each of the twelve signs of the Zodiac carry their own traits, as do each of the planets, the sun and the moon. In astrology the effect of each planet, the sun and the moon changes depending what Zodiac sign it is in.

Astrology can be a difficult art to master. It requires plenty of knowledge and astrologers usually have many books and maps on hand in order to be able to pinpoint locations and such. They learn how to do charts for any time, date and location given. There are almost endless possibilities. An astrologer has to understand the basic layout of the planets, how they move and their location in relation to the earth and the Zodiac. It can take many years for an astrologer to master the skills needed to give an accurate astrological reading.

Astrology is based upon the thought that the way the planets, the sun and the moon are located within the heavens effect people in different locations differently. The natal astrology chart tells what a persons life will be like based upon their birth details. Astrology is a great tool to learn more about yourself. It can also be used by psychic readers to gain more insight into why something may be happening to a person.

When getting an astrology chart or reading it is important for a person to make sure their astrologer knows what they are doing. They should be able to answer any questions the person may have. They should have experience and be able to provide samples of their work and even references. An astrology chart or reading can be very expensive and before spending that amount of money a person needs to be sure they are dealing with a reputable astrologer.

Astrology can be a wonderful way get insight into a persons life. It combines the psychic world with the scientific world. Many people prefer astrology over other forms of divination just because of the complex and scientific nature.

Marissa Valentin is owner and webmaster of a top rated psychic reading resource website . She has been a psychic advisor for 34 years and has the natural gifts of clairvoyance and clairaudience as well as an amazing empathic abilty.

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