Good #Astrology Counters Bad Astronomy Report

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Stars move through the night sky

The internet site RT Question More made a spectacular report on January 18, 2016 that five planets would align during the month of January and remain that way through February. They called event called “rare” and a “quirk” in the solar system. They based their report off an Earth Sky report of the same phenomenon. They say:

Stargazers will be able to catch a rare space show this month as five planets are due to align – although they’ll have to wake up early to see it.

According to EarthSky, Mercury, Venus, Saturn, Mars, and Jupiter will string across the sky from 20 January for around a month.

It’s the first time in more than a decade that the stellar positioning will be visible with the naked eye from Earth.

Researcher at Swinburne University in Melbourne, Dr Alan Duffy told Australian Geographic that the phenomenon is “essentially a quirk” of the universe as the five planets have different yearly cycles.

They even show a picture they grabbed off of Twitter: Continue reading

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February 2016 Monthly Horoscope

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Monthly Forecast

Monthly Forecast


AriesAries—You think actions speak louder than words. However, this month loved ones want to talk about their feelings—a lot. This is enough for you to bolt to the gym or the local bar to deflect any messy emotional issues. You may have to tough this one out, Ram. There is an element of destiny about these conversations. How you handle them may well determine your life course. Continue reading

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The Astrology of Celebrities: You Will Be Missed Alan Rickman

Screen shot 2016-01-15 at 8.52.15 AM(Astrology Explored) The public at large can’t catch a break as another iconic and well loved actor, Alan Rickman, passed on at age 69. The reported cause of death was cancer.

I was going to write about his chart but another blogger Twilight did such a fantastic job I’m just put in a link here to the article she wrote several years back.

Below is his natal chart, progressions and transits for sunrise the day of his birth. Like just about all of the UK, we don’t have a birth time for Rickman since that country does not deem it important to record that information. Continue reading

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Lottery Astrology : 1.5 billion Powerball dropped prize

23678980223_9db8cf0849_zAn unprecedented 1.5 billion lottery, dropped its prize last night on January 13, 2015.

I knew it would drop, because the astrology aspects were there for it. But I did not buy a ticket. Why? Because, sadly, the astrology told me that Powerball would not grace my state that night with its winnings.

How did I know that? We’ll get to that later.

ABC Reports:

California lotto officials tweeted almost immediately after that a winning ticket was sold in the state. Later, California Lottery spokesperson Russ Lopez said there were two more winning tickets sold, one in Tennessee and one in Florida.

And this is exactly what the astro*cart0*graphy chart of the event displayed.  Continue reading

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May 2015 Astrological Society of Connecticut New Age Fair

ASC Cover no planet

(Astrology Explored) The Astrological Society of Connecticut is sponsoring a New Age Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Keeney Center, 200 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT from 10 AM to 4 PM.

I will be there giving readings along with the ASC’s fabulous selection of astrologers, intuitives and tarot card readers. Price of readings are $25 for twenty minutes.

In addition, vendors of all things New Age present crystals, jewelry, books and other articles.

There is a full day of lectures, most them free.

The Keeney Center, Rotary Room, First Floor

BASICS OF ASTROLOGY CLASS

1 pm, 90 Minutes
$15 (includes $5 off an astrology reading at our fairs)

Teacher today, James Santa Mo,
Astrologer and Past President of the ASC.

11:00 AM CREATING HARMONY THROUGH DECLUTTERING – Fay Peters
What does clearing clutter and organizing have to do with spirituality? Clutter is sticky and dull energy. It can weigh you down. Figure out what to let go of – and your priorities will become clearer! This will allow you to free up your time, give you more cash flow and create a more peaceful living space.
Fay Peters has a BS degree in Art Education and has studied Interior Design at Connecticut Institute of Art & Design. She coaches clients on how to create a more peaceful surrounding through her business, Purge & Pamper, and through her blog, WinterWayCottage.WordPress.com. You can reach Fay at: faysway52@gmail.com, 860-665-9017.

12:00 PM REMOTE CLEARING: WHAT IT IS, HOW IT WORKS – Leigh Russell, Jr.
Learn how a participant in a remote energy clearing (aka distance healing) asks the practitioner, or the recipient leads one to ask: Who am I if healing can occur for me initiated by a practitioner who is miles away? Leigh will share about the awakenings that have occurred through his exploration of the meta-physics of healing and give a demonstration of remote clearing.
Leigh Russell, Jr., owner and creator of Source-Gate, is a psychic with 25 years of experience as a wellness practitioner. He is the inventor of energy tools for personal empowerment called “Be Well Healing Symbols,” as well as a spiritual guide, foot reflexologist, Reiki master and remote energy work practitioner. Contact Leigh at: source-gate.com, Leighgate@hotmail.com, 413-282-0198.

1:00 PM GET READY FOR A HOT SUMMER – Gail Nogas
Discover the most versatile herbs to assist you to prepare for a hot summer! Gail will share how to stay cool with aromatherapy and essential oils, how to cool down from sun burns, and how to use natural oils to keep those pesky bugs away!
Ms. Nogas has practiced Herbalism for over 30 years. Gail offers classes, in herbs, cooking and medicine making, along with demonstrations for healing your mind, body and spirit. She received her Master Herbalist Diploma from the American College of Healthcare Sciences (Portland, OR) and is a long time member of the Connecticut Herb Association, Northeast Herbal Association and National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy. You can reach Gail at: sagewand2@aol.com, Gayle’s Thyme, 860-202-0030.

2:00 PM PAST LIFE REGRESSION THERAPY & LIFE MEMORY RECALL –
Norton Berkowitz
Dr. Berkowitz, PhD, is the author of The Healing Power of Our Past, a book that tells the true stories of real people who discovered a remarkable new pathway for healing. He will discuss the theory of Past Life and its benefit, and will conduct a group past life session.
Norton Berkowitz, PhD is a national and international lecturer and facilitator. He is a Founder and Director of the Life Memory Recall Research Group and has appeared on radio and television programs discussing Past Life Memory Recall. To reach Dr. Berkowitz, email norberk@aol.com.

3:00 PM SPELL CASTING: LEARNING ANATOMY OF A SPELL – Ms. Faith
Ms. Faith explains how to Spell and Manifest your wishes and goals. Her specialties as a witch are Spell Casting and Divination, which she teaches at her school in Manchester.

Ms. Faith has dedicated 30 years to her art. She teaches the history of witchcraft at Manchester Com-munity College and is the owner of Enchantments School for the Magickal Arts & Witch Shop. She has a blog, “The Life and Times of a Contemporary New England Witch,” at enchantmentsschool.blogspot.com. You can reach Ms. Faith at enchantmentsschool.com, enchantmentsllc@gmail.com, 860-791-6033.

Directions to the Fair:

Directions: Take I-91 to exit 26. Follow signs to Old Wethersfield Historical district. At the intersection of Main Street (flag pole), turn left. The hall is the third building down on left. Plenty of free parking in rear of building, on the street, and across the street behind the fire station. The fair is on the second floor.

The Astrological Society of Connecticut is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization; one of the largest and most active local astrological organizations in the United States, it is dedicated to educating people interested in astrology, sponsoring lectures, workshops, fund-raising fairs, and social activities.


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Astrology and Skeptics: When An Opinion Is Not A Fact

2921288464_fec22107eb_z (Astrology Explored) It started innocently enough with a person asking an astrologer to read his palm. I declined to do this, but a skeptic weighed in with this response:

My advice is that you do not attach any significance whatsoever to anybody who claim to be able to tell the future by reading palms, the stars, etc. Palmistry and astrology is pseudoscientific nonsense and it has been thoroughly debunked scientifically.

To which I replied:

Please site the scientific papers that support your claims.

And this is the response I received:

Comment: “”The scientific community rejects astrology as having no explanatory power for describing the universe, and consider it a pseudoscience. Scientific testing of astrology has been conducted, and no evidence has been found to support any of the premises or purported effects outlined in astrological traditions. There is no proposed mechanism of action by which the positions and motions of stars and planets could affect people and events on Earth that does not contradict well understood, basic aspects of biology and physics. Those who continue to have faith in astrology have been characterized as doing so “…in spite of the fact that there is no verified scientific basis for their beliefs, and indeed that there is strong evidence to the contrary.”

Kindly see citations at the bottom:

en-wikipedia-org/wiki/Astrology

So of course I had to respond.

Dear Frans du Plessis,

1.) “”The scientific community rejects astrology as having no explanatory power for describing the universe, and consider it a pseudoscience.

It is not the entire scientific community that rejects astrology, but a specific group that promotes the rejection of anything they consider supernatural. This group us the Humanists who promote atheism. Anything other than a rejection of God or any “supernatural” force is unacceptable to the Humanists. I wrote about here:

Astrology and the Skeptics: Debunkers Tool of a Religious Agenda?

And here:

Atheists, Humanists and Astrology: What You Should Know

2.) Scientific testing of astrology has been conducted, and no evidence has been found to support any of the premises or purported effects outlined in astrological traditions

Again, this assertion that is patently untrue. I wrote about that here:

Astrology and the Skeptics: An Open Letter to Dr. Rebekah Higgitt

3.) There is no proposed mechanism of action by which the positions and motions of stars and planets could affect people and events on Earth that does not contradict well understood, basic aspects of biology and physics.

Then you are behind in your understanding of quantum physics. You can read my article here:

Astrology and Science: Scientific Determinism’s Dangerous Ground

4.) Those who continue to have faith in astrology have been characterized as doing so “…in spite of the fact that there is no verified scientific basis for their beliefs, and indeed that there is strong evidence to the contrary.”

I refer you again to point 2.

5.) Kindly see citations at the bottom:

en-wikipedia-org/wiki/Astrology”

Lest you think that Wikipedia Editor has presented a true account of astrology, you can read my recounting of the edit war against the people who are best qualified to present astrology—astrologers.

Wikipedia’s War Against Astrology: Jimmy Wales–Are You Listening?

Again, I invite you to provide direct scientific proof that astrology is false, from qualified, unbiased scientists. I’m sincerely interested in that. I’ve been unable to find same, but perhaps you have access to sources that I do not. In the meantime, I submit that you’ve only provided an opinion, which is your right. But opinion is not scientific evidence. Otherwise, we’d still believe the earth is flat.

Sincerely,

Beth Turnage

Photo published under a Creative Commons license from Flickr user Marcin Chady

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The #Astrology of the Red Blood Moon Eclipse

Red Blood Moon

April 4, 2015 Red Blood Moon

(Astrology Explored) WANTED: Reliable end of the world prophecy. False prophets need not apply.

Since the time man started to parse the heavens, we’ve used the stars as an excuse to proclaim God’s (or gods’) righteousness will descend upon us on such and such a date.

Wikipedia tells us:

The idea of a “blood moon” serving as an omen of the coming of the end times comes from the Book of Joel, where it is written “the sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of theLORD comes.”[4] This phrase is again mentioned by Saint Peter during Pentecost, as recorded in Acts,[5] although Peter says that date, not some future date, was the fulfillment of Joel’s prophecy. The blood moon also appears in the book of Revelation chapter 6 verses 11 – 13, [6] where verse 12 says ” And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood.”

The is no different for the today’s Red Blood Moon, a brief lunar eclipse visible on the East Coast for barely an hour at dawn. Supposedly this particular blood moon has special significance: Continue reading

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#Throwback Thursday: #Astrology & #Easter

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Resurrection Stories of the Astrological Great Ages: Inanna

6,000 years before we memorialized our Easter celebration, the Sumerian culture had its own resurrection story. Containing the elements of death, redemption and resurrection it is the story of the Age of Gemini, whose essential nature is dualism.

Inanna was the Queen of Heaven of Sumerian culture associated with Venus, the morning and evening star, goddess of the fertility of the fields. The resurrection story, like the story of Persephone, ties the seasons into the actions of the gods.

The Sumerian year had 12-lunar-months, based upon phases of the moon and just two seasons.  Summer began on the vernal spring equinox, lasting 6-months through until the autumnal equinox.  Winter was the harvest season and outlined by monthly written characters for hand, seed, grain and cutting.

Her story is a journey of development and evolution. (Read More–>)

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The #Astrology of the Solar System: Astronomers Go Too Far

Solar system to be named after Lord of the Rings characters

Planets Named After LOTR?

(Astrology Explored) It was bad enough the International Astronomy Union, upon the discovery of Sedna, went a little crazy and started reclassifying planets. Saying that size does matter, Pluto, the master of domination and control was reclassified a “dwarf planet.” Way to emasculate the lord of hell, IAU. Bad enough that the IAU cast out the perfectly lovely name of Xena and stuck that planet with the sucky name and mythology of Sedna. Now the CBBC (a division of the BBC) floated the information that astronomers are going to rename all the planets in the solar system after the characters in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Continue reading

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The Astrology of Accidents: Death at the Gate of the Listening Post

Entrance to Fort George Meade

One entrance to Fort George Meade

(Astrology Explored) In a bizarre incident, two men reported to be dressed as women, attempted to breach the gate of Forte George Meade in Maryland, which houses the campus of the National Security Agency at approximately 9:00 AM, March 30, 2015. The vehicle the two men were driving was reported stolen from a nearby motel.

The driver of the vehicle, instead of following exit instructions drove into a NSA police vehicle that was positioned close to a road that ran to the NSA building proper. For reasons unknown, shots were fired at the black SUV before it crashed into the NSA vehicle.

According to news reports three people were sent to the hospital. One man died. Continue reading

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