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Scientific Realism

For thousands of years astrologers of every advanced culture observed the relationship of specific types of celestial phenomena with specific events of nature, nations and the rulers of nations.

Astrology advanced to the point where it was discovered that a map made to show the position of the planets at the moment the ruler of a nation was born could be interpreted to reveal much about that individuals tendencies and could even be used to predict and time the situations the ruler and his nation would face at various times in their life.

When astrologers eventually constructed horoscopes (from Greek "skopos” meaning watcher and "hora” meaning hour) for individuals other than the rulers of nations, the first steps toward the recognition of the rights of all had been taken.

Another contribution to humanity came about from the efforts of astrologers seeking ever more accurate methods of plotting planetary positions. Until the outbreak of this age of 'Scientific Realism' some three hundred years ago, Astrology and Astronomy were so close as to be indistinguishable.

And this is how, or some believe, Sir Isaac Newton discovered the principles of calculus and his laws of Motion during his quest to produce more accurate horoscopes, though it's a rare 'scientist' that will admit to this.

So if any of your 'scientific' friends ask why you're interested in the study of Astrology, you can quote the words of one of their own. When comet discoverer Sir Edmund Halley questioned the belief in Astrology of Sir Isaac Newton, Sir Isaac replied:


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