Astrology is the idea that heavenly bodies hold sway over our lives, moods, actions, fate etc. This idea is actually true in two senses that I can think of.
One, the moon’s gravity regulates women’s menstrual cycle (and effects the tides, but hey we’re not horseshoe crabs so it doesn’t matter). And two, the “alignment” of the planet and the sun effects the weather which also causes SAD, seasonal affective disorder.
I was thinking about this the other day, and thought wouldn’t it be cool if like a hundred years from now astrology was a legitimate field of science, like they found out more stuff that was actually effected by the planets etc.
I mean I doubt it, but it would be cool.
But yeah, the astrological “forecasts” you get in the newspaper are total bullshit. The idea that being born X month means Y thing(s) is/are going to happen to you is easily refutable by the fact that the same thing doesn’t happen to 1 in 12 people, ever. Unless it’s extremely routine and then you don’t need someone to tell you it will happen.
Your horoscope will never read:
“You will be arrested for pedophilia. Your uncle will be diagnosed with cancer this week, but it will be benign. And your balls will drop off. Oh and your house will burn down.”
If they did write that we’d clue in and see that when 1/12th of americans aren’t arrested for kid-fucking and the fire department isn’t swamped with pedophile houses burning down and everyone’s uncle doesn’t have benign cancer, that it’s complete bullshit.
But I mean really, we should all be able to figure it out anyway.
But the moon thing is real.