Astrologers have for centuries claimed to be able to extract deep insights into the personality and destiny of people using nothing more than the details of the time and place of birth. The research debunks astrology's central claim - that human characteristics are moulded by the influence of the Sun, Moon and planets at the time of a person's birth.
The findings caused alarm and anger in astrological circles. Roy Gillett, the president of the Astrological Association of Great Britain, told The Telegraph the study's findings should be treated "with extreme caution" and accused the researchers of seeking to "discredit astrology. In the course of the study, researchers tracked more than 2, people over several decades - most of them born within minutes of each other.
According to astrology, the subjects should have had very similar traits. The babies were originally recruited as part of a medical study into how the circumstances of birth can affect future health.
A tough match for astrologers
More than 2, babies born in early March that year were registered and their development monitored at regular intervals. Researchers looked at more than different characteristics, including occupation, anxiety levels, marital status, aggressiveness, sociability, IQ levels and ability in art, sport, mathematics and reading - all of which astrologers claim can be gauged from birth charts. The scientists failed to find any evidence of similarities between the "time twins", however.
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In history he is notorious for countless love affairs, his fabulous Palace of Versailles, staggering extravagance and costly foreign wars. In astrology, there are many points in a horoscope which are given particular importance and which connect planets and their significations even if a classical aspect between them is lacking.
Among these points are the antiscia. The antiscia, in the plural, or antiscium in the singular in its Latin expression, or antiscion in its Greek expression, were already known in Hellenistic times. The earliest authors mentioning them are Marcus Manilius and Dorotheus of Sidon both 1. Century CE. Here, a range of horoscopes of famous people and events is analysed to demonstrate the spectrum of meanings across these highly-charged degrees. The arts have the power to raise the spirit of their audience, they move us, transform us, excite our passions and our feelings.
They make us laugh or weep, lift us to great heights or fill us with compassion. They provide a vehicle through which we can gaze upon both the best and the worst in human nature and in some mysterious way they make us more than we are. By traditional astrology, I mean that great canon of knowledge that has accumulated over the past thousands of years.
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