Do you believe in astrology?

My belief on astrology:

I used to see free hosroscopes in web sites and have not paid for personalized horoscopes.
I don’t fully believe it and at the same time I do not discount it completely. We might have to read
a lot more about this field to comment on this?

Today there was a discussion in office mailing list on this topic.

I found a link which defends astrology in scienfic way.

Some snippets from it:

THINGS MOST SKEPTICS DON’T KNOW ABOUT ASTROLOGY:
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# 1. Astrology probably gave birth to Astronomy. There is nothing supernatural about casting a horoscope, most of it is done according to precise astronomical and mathematical principles.
# 2. Many famous scientists have been into Astrology: Tyco Brahe, Karl Jung, Kepler, Huxley, and Copernicus.. Many others remain anonymous.
# 3. Astrologers do not necessarily believe in fate. They believe the stars impel not compel.
# 4. There are 10,000 practicing paid Astrologers and millions of horoscope followers. There are hundreds of books on the topic. Only 10% of Americans believe there can’t be anything to it.
# 5. Astrology doesn’t have to involve pphacthic phenomenon or even direct causation. Many Astrologers believe in a natural synchronicity between the stars and events. Other countries place even more value in it.
# 6. It is a undisputed scientific fact that the planets have a measurable magnetic, gravitational and electromagnetic influence on the earth. Most people agree that bizarre behavior tends to peak on full moons.
# 7. Astrology is not limited to natal. There is also electional, horary, mundane, medical, meteorological, Chinese 12 year and millennial.
# 8. The vast majority of those who look at their own chart (not just a newspaper column) find uncanny accurate hits.
# 9. There are scores of natural phenomenon with regular periodicity’s

THINGS THAT DON’T DISPROVE ASTROLOGY
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* anecdotes of misses
* condemnation by most scientists
* lack of a good causal theory
* Newtonian explanation of planet
* inconsistent rules for astrology

THINGS THAT DON’T PROVE ASTROLOGY
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* amazing anecdotal hits
* scientists who believe in it
* known lunar effects that act evenly
* heliocentric planetary sunspot matches
* users believe it works
* The only universally accepted means of establishing validity of a theory
* or Gestalt is through objective repeatable double blind experiments. For
* Astrology, this work has been rather isolated or of low statistical quality.

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Astrology-a look at the evidence

  • Nikhil Shah

    >That’s an interesting compilation. However I do believe in Astrology. If you ever take a poll, add ne in ‘Ayes’

  • prasanna.mansa

    >Astrology is Art and Science.

    Ancient Indians has correctly predicted the size (its in range of 10power9)& life time of the Universe. Only recently trillions came to usage in WEST.

    Since ancient Indians had tremendous knowledge on Astronomy, they extended this knowledge to predict the past,present & future of humans etc, based on birth time and planetary positions.

    People how doesn’t understand this basic fact won’t appreciate Astrology.