How much do you believe in Astrology?

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    Nov 13, 2009 5:11 AM GMT
    I have an irritating, conflicted relationship with Astrology:

    My mom has been super into it my entire life, which skewed me into believing it at a young age. Now, I think it's a bunch of bullshit that doesn't matter, even if it is true.

    Yet, my sign is Leo and I'M SUCH A FUCKING LEO! It's too much. Maybe Astrology is true, then. Or, worst case, I've learned to behave like a Leo because I knew I was one at a young age and co-opted the characteristics?

    Bottom line: how much do you guys believe in Astrology? When you are dating, how much do you care what someone else's sign is?

    I wish I could completely forget about Astrology, but I still defer to it occasionally icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 13, 2009 5:30 AM GMT
    We live in a universe of possibilities. Astrology is not an absolute, set in stone, or a guarantee. It simply gives you some insight into the possibilities. IMO, it's not something you believe in but something that can be helpful along the way. icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 13, 2009 6:45 AM GMT
    NONE. if you do, there's a reason you do.
  • Webster666

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    Nov 13, 2009 6:49 AM GMT
    I like astrology, just because it's fun.
    I certainly wouldn't plan my day around it.
    But, it's uncanny how many of my signs qualities I have.

    So, don't let it run your life.
    Just have fun with it, or totally ignore it.
    It doesn't matter.
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    Nov 13, 2009 6:51 AM GMT
    I don't really - but every once in a while I'll meet someone and actually guess thier sign - especially if they're horndogs because it seems like some signs are "Horndoggier" than others icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 13, 2009 6:53 AM GMT
    Astrology is not a real science, and should not be taken seriously. My astronomy teacher went on for hours about how this so called science is just another scam to get people's money. A former classmate of his, an astronomy major, got a job working for an astrology company writing charts and laughed his way to bank. He also told use how those fortune telling phone operated companies work. Fun stuff.
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    Nov 13, 2009 7:25 AM GMT
    There is truth to it, but I don't let it run my life. I was interested in seeing what Astrology says about Aries personality. Thought it was kind of funny, because it was a pretty accurate description of my personality.. I'm not gonna live my life by it though lol.
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    Nov 13, 2009 7:32 AM GMT
    my best friend is the quintessential taurus, stubborn! not sure aquarian fits me, but it has some qualities I like.
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    Nov 13, 2009 7:38 AM GMT
    TheGuyNextDoor said
    IHG84 saidThere is truth to it, but I don't let it run my life. I was interested in seeing what Astrology says about Aries personality. Thought it was kind of funny, because it was a pretty accurate description of my personality.. I'm not gonna live my life by it though lol.

    Aries! Lucky guy,, they are some of the coolest on the planet. Actually my favorite. I get along with your sign the best of all.


    Such a wild generalization... just like gay men are some of the most superficial, vain, attention-needing whores on the planet. icon_rolleyes.gif
    That's why astrology does not work.
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    Nov 13, 2009 7:43 AM GMT
    I don't put any faith into it but truth is truth and has a way of getting to you via many means. It's fun to play with the idea of it all. Especially, when talking about sex signs at house party's or after a long intimate date.
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    Nov 13, 2009 7:48 AM GMT
    jprichva saidAs my Astronomy professor said,
    "Imagine the sheer egotism of thinking that bits of rock six billion light-years away care about what you're going to have for lunch tomorrow."



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    Nov 13, 2009 8:02 AM GMT
    Astrology works for individuals who practice subjective validation.
  • drypin

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    Nov 13, 2009 8:11 AM GMT
    That was a good article! Yet even I were to practice subjective validation, how could astrology work unless I have full control over absolute reality.
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    Nov 13, 2009 8:17 AM GMT
    I find some truth in astrology. As a Capricorn, I am dead on target. But they can be off when other aspects of a person's life is looked at a little closer. So, you can't always believe what is said.
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    Nov 13, 2009 9:07 AM GMT
    SteamyWeenie saidi actually study it and have been doing it for quite some time and i can tell you that astrology can be used as a map. or a computer. etc. its a fantastic science.

    most people get frustrated when their horoscopes dont match and they dont understand why and throw it to shits. but just how u have to become basically ur own trainer and nutritionist to get in killer shape then well, u need to get into it to actually figure out how to decode it.

    and a the sun, which naturally rules leo, (which may be the most egotistical sign. loves attention. childish. giving. etc..) anywho, the sun which rules the EGO is one of the main reasons why people say I AM a "Leo, Virgo, Taurus" what have u. truth is, all of the planets were in a certain place on the day of ur birth. and now, earth was rotating as well, so those planets are located in different directions depending on where ur located while ur spinning. so your ASCENDING sign, which is the sign coming over the horizon (its constantly happening) the only diff is that YOURS is looked at depending on the time u were born. thus, giving u the imprint, basically, of what aspects of ur life are like, will be like, and how they vibe together.

    as u grow and mature, so does ur chart. its a very complex thing. and having studied it, i can say that yes, its real. i dont need to really believe in it because its the just the way it is. it just is. and amazing when used properly.


    Astrology is NOT a REAL science. It's more of a 'religion/cult.'
    Although I'm sure there will be no convincing you otherwise.
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    Nov 13, 2009 10:37 AM GMT
    I just think it's awesome how my personality and future is decided by the position of celestial bodies. truly amazing, but I don't quite know what to believe in, when there's also many other believable, reliable sciences, like reading tea leaves, palm reading, throwing chicken bones or looking into crystal balls or a deck of cards. Can you believe in all of it??? I wish I could

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    Nov 13, 2009 10:48 AM GMT
    "How much do you believe in Astrology?"
    ZERO....This is as daft as believing in feckless religion and god.
    Cheers,
    Keith
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    Nov 13, 2009 10:50 AM GMT
    Musclequest said"How much do you believe in Astrology?"
    ZERO....This is as daft as believing in feckless religion and god.
    Cheers,
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    Nov 13, 2009 11:10 AM GMT
    Hi Del,

    Well, I've got to say, I believe, but not in the commonly accepted sense.

    First of all, I think you'll find Vedic (Indian) Astrology a lot more accurate (after all, they were practicing it about 2000 years before the greeks came along)..but more importantly;

    I don't view it as a labeling of personality or a path to self-understand...
    were I you, I'd use it for one reason and one reason only;

    picture astrology as highway signs in the sky.
    You're traveling down your own personal life road...and you see the highway sign...it may or may not have relevance to you,
    "Food and Gas 2 next two exits"

    maybe you've already got enough food in your car
    and maybe you already fueled up...so you don't need to take the exit
    or pay any further attention to the signs

    More specifically...the sign might say
    "Worlds Biggest Ball Of String" Exit 248

    And maybe you've got a string phobia...
    or you don't like the fact that someone
    wasted their whole life collecting a mountain of string

    Now...just like reading your astrological report in the morning...;

    you can say "Ohhh Nooooo...I hate string...man...this is gonna be such a lousy day"

    Or

    like driving on the highway...

    "you can simply not take the exit."

    Get me?

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    Nov 13, 2009 11:18 AM GMT
    DelMar saidI have an irritating, conflicted relationship with Astrology:


    Bottom line: how much do you guys believe in Astrology? When you are dating, how much do you care what someone else's sign is?



    ZERO. Less, if I can use negative numbers.
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    Nov 13, 2009 11:38 AM GMT
    The description of a Libra fits me to a T.
    And in my experience I have been significantly involved with a Gemini, a Pisces, a Leo, and an Aquarius, and all of them matched their astrological descriptions quite well.

    It is thus that I now take that into consideration when I am looking for a friend or lover.

    I have worked full charts on myself and my partner, and it amazes me how accurate they are- all the way down to the lesser aspects and planetary alignments. Fortunately, our charts show that we are very compatible, and that has rang true. My ex and I had very incompatible charts, and again, that was true- we were a horrible fit from the start and ended up having a miserable relationship.

    I find that Leo, Aquarius, Sagittarius, and Aries make good matches for me. It is best for me to steer clear of Capricorn, Pisces, Cancer and Virgo. The others are hit or miss.
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    Nov 13, 2009 11:53 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidI think reading your 'WHORE'ascope in the daily newspaper is bullshit.

    But having your charts done with the date and place of your birth can be a really entertaining art form.


    Notice how I 'whore'-ibly mispelled the word above?icon_lol.gif
    I agree! The newspaper computer spit out astrology horror scope is bull shit. But real astrology is pretty interesting, and as the poster had said its amazing how sometimes you can be your sign to the T. Im a total pisces.
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    Nov 13, 2009 12:06 PM GMT
    Not so much, but I think it's interesting.
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    Nov 13, 2009 12:10 PM GMT
    I only believe when I like my horoscope...or it's a cheap gay rag
  • drypin

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    Nov 13, 2009 2:40 PM GMT
    I have no idea. The only person who ever did my charts was flirting with me to get in my friend's pants, so - while there were plenty of complimentary things in the reading - I took it with a mountainous grain of salt.

    Anybody do readings?