I don't buy into astrology at all. Gravity does not affect emotions any more than flying on an airplane or going to the moon on a spacecraft.
This was also the famous retort by imminent skeptic Carl Sagan, and I think that he would be correct if that were all that was going on here. He used
to say that the doctor in the room when a child was born would have more gravitational pull on the child than the moon, Jupiter, or any other planet
for that matter. This logic, of course, is based on a very limited understanding of the world around us. In its arrogance, this argument presupposes
that we already know all there is to know about the universe we live in. Obviously, there is much that scientists can't even begin to explain, and
there are still far more questions than answers.
Someone else mentioned that there is an energy that permeates the universe and connects everything in it, just like the Hermetic doctrine, "As above,
so below." I think that there is definately some truth to this statement. Afterall, an atom is very similar in structure to a solar system...
Certainly, the further you go into the microcosmic level, the more it resembles the most infinite world or macrocosmos.
Everything seems governed by a single mathematical formula (theory of everything) and I think that this formula is in the form of a fractal. If you
are unfamiliar with fractals, I suggest that you look up the Mandelbrot set, and study Fibbonacci numbers. These repeating patterns, numbers, and
energies are found throughout nature and the cosmos... "As above, so below."
I think that the answer to many of your questions as to how the heavenly bodies can have influence on us and the world we live in, other than the
still not understood laws of gravity, can be found in what Richard C. Hoagland termed, "Hyperdiminsional Astrology." I suggest that you look into
Anyhow, much like the ancient belief in the Harmony of the Spheres, distant spinning spheres (planets) at certain aspects in relation to each other
can release hyperdiminsional forces, much like the odd forces, which appear to be hyperdiminsional, that exist at 19.5 degrees above and below the
equator of a spinning sphere, such as the earth (most of the volcanic activity on earth is at 19.5 degrees above or below the equator, the largest
volcano in the solar system is at 19.5 degrees on Mars, and the great eye of Jupiter is also at 19.5 degrees.)
And I would agree with you LeoVirgo, I think that the aspects are most important and not the signs, but I think that there is a correlation between
those born at a certain time of the year, that they seem to share similar characteristics, and when they don't you can always look up their chart and
be able to predict why.
I have found traditional astrology to be quite useful, and those that take the time to learn it seem to have found the ability to make very accurate
predictions, such as Arch Crawford, whose track record is right there in his published news letters and the myriad of individuals that follow the guy
with good success. Can you explain to me why that is? Believe me when I can tell you that the big guns of the financial world use it because they
have found it to work, despite your difficulties with reconciling the precession of the equinox. I've never actually taken it into account, but
perhaps I should try it and see if it can be even more accurate?