Originally posted by Vanitas
..., I actually read somewhere an article written by a very lucid-sounding astrologer stating precisely that:
that "planets" are just a paradigm, a model for a set of influences the origins of which are as yet unidentified.
the set of unidentified influences , imho are... ones position in the Galaxy instead of this miniscule solar system in which we (as Islanders)
if, as a lot of us believe, there are many other civilizations out there...
why would we in this solar system, rate a unique and special roadmap for/of lifes journey ??? That sort of thinking on a planetary scale is akin to
thinking 'Nationalistic'... which is a form of elitism...pardon my french
Sol and our planetary alignments would be a sub-set of a larger model which involves the 250~ million year cycle of the Galaxy...
fine & important for us here in this solar system but bad for the other lifeforms who are not endowed with this parsec of spaces' foibilies =
But of course, infinite space may not be inhabitated by more than one advanced, cogent, cognizant species in each individual Galaxy in the
which would then make a Sun centric Astrology all the more important
much like a tribal totum is for that localized peoples
my best guess is that Astrology is a intellectual exercise designed to attract
some and detract the others
i'm Year of the Rat, my element is Earth, wood
all those exact hours and exact location on our planet in relation to the other planets...is the stuff of magicians (paid magicians at that) who can
plot a chart......
i don't suppose i've helped... oh well, i'll just mosey on. Thanks
[edit on 3-7-2008 by St Udio]