Do You Believe in Astrology?

When someone asks you this question, you could be a smartass and rhetorically ask him “Do you believe in Geography?” or “Do you believe in Japanese?”

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Astrology is not a religion.
So, technically, you could always say No.

What Would Marilyn Say?
Years ago I read a column by the late Celestine Sibley, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal – Constitution, in which she talks about having met Marilyn Monroe, early in both of their careers.

Celestine was present when another reporter was interviewing Marilyn, and Marilyn made a simple comment that referenced someone’s Sun Sign.

Celestine recounts that, when the interviewer asked Marilyn if she believed in Astrology, Marilyn responded somewhat incredulously:

“I believe in everything a little bit.”

Good answer.

Astrology is a Vocabulary
I personally think of Astrology as a language — a jargon such as you’ll find in any industry or field of study — a vocabulary for describing the arcane details of human personality.

You have to remember that the modern vocabulary for describing psychological profiles was only introduced in the last century. Prior to the work published by Freud and Jung, Astrology had already been around for all of human history — it was and still remains a useful and specific system for describing the complex, somewhat intangible, subtle components of human personality, behavior patterns, and the alchemy of relationships.

I could easily argue that Astrology is the first-born daughter of Wisdom and Mystery, little sister of big brother Language, and the grandmother of all Science itself.

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5 Responses to Do You Believe in Astrology?
  1. elsa
    August 10, 2006 | 10:26 pm

    “I could easily argue that Astrology is the first-born daughter of Wisdom and Mystery, little sister of big brother Language, and the grandmother of all Science itself.”

    Beautiful!

  2. Slade
    August 11, 2006 | 2:15 am

    Thank you for saying so!

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  5. Sonn
    April 8, 2008 | 11:07 pm

    I believe in astrology to a point….I can see character trait in people that co respond to their astrological signs…..I have had my chart done many years ago and he told me such “wonderful” things, which are yet to come :-s as far as foretelling certain events that “sould/would” occur in your life….in that I don’t believe

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