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Do you believe in astrology?

Daily, Weekly, Monthly or Yearly Sun Sign Predictions, Tarot Card Predictions....Any thing of that sort.

Thanks!
Permalink Another poster... 
March 22nd, 2005
No.
Permalink Flasher T 
March 22nd, 2005
I'm a Gemini, therefore I'm cool
Permalink Andre 
March 22nd, 2005
The planets do have some impact. For example, when the moon is full, people are more crazy. The moon causes the tides and affects women's cycles, why shouldn't it affect other things as well.

Tarot Cards: I am pretty good at them. I spread them out and start telling you your secrets you have never told anyone. So the question is really, do YOU believe in Tarot Cards?
Permalink Rich Rogers 
March 22nd, 2005
The menstrual cycle happens to average 28 days but the phase of the moon isn't necessarily the cause. It's fairly well known that groups of women tend to begin to synchronise if living together but this is thought to be more about cues and hormonal indications than any other factor.

There was some theory in the Seventies that those women whose cycle most closely matched in length the lunar cycle (29.5 days) and whom it was considered were at the peak of fertility also preponderantly matched the actual cycle.

However, as they included women who matched within one week of the cycle, i.e. those who menstruated up to a week after the full moon, as well as all those who matched more closely the statistical evidence is very poor given that the majority of women aligned even less well.
Permalink Simon Lucy 
March 22nd, 2005
People are not more crazy when the moon is full; that is an urban myth.
Permalink Mr Jack 
March 22nd, 2005
It may be an urban myth, but it could also be one of those self-fulfilling prophecy things. You believe the full moon makes you crazy, so you allow yourself to do stupid shit you wouldn't otherwise do.

As far as the original question: No, I don't believe in it, but it's sometimes amusing the way Chinese fortune cookies are.
Permalink Aaron F Stanton 
March 22nd, 2005
No. The things I'm told are too vague that they will always fit on any given day and even some days they don't fit at all.
Permalink Peter Monsson 
March 22nd, 2005
--"I'm a Gemini, therefore I'm cool"--
No no no no no. "Gemini" are very clever people. ;)
Permalink Another poster... 
March 22nd, 2005
Most (statistically) people fit their sign's profiles. Libras are indecisive, Scorpios are bitter, Tauri(?) are calm and earners.

Must be on to something?
Permalink Alex 
March 22nd, 2005
>> "Most (statistically) people fit their sign's profiles. Libras are indecisive, Scorpios are bitter, Tauri(?) are calm and earners."

Wow. That's amazing. Would you provide a link to the data which support this. Thank you.
Permalink Godless Visigoth 
March 22nd, 2005
Oh, and by the way, of course I believe in astrology! How else would the leprechauns know when it is okay to do battle in the magical land of the dragons and unicorns? Sheesh!
Permalink Godless Visigoth 
March 22nd, 2005
It's true!
It's *also* true that Tauri are indecisive, Libra are bitter, and Scorpio are earners.
Permalink Christopher Wells 
March 22nd, 2005
I'm a Virgo, therefore I do not believe in astrology.

I still have my doubts about astronomy as well. ;-)
Permalink Steve Barbour 
March 22nd, 2005
I'm a Capricorn, and we are much too practical to believe in astrology.

On the other hand, if it works some of the time, that can be helpful.
Permalink AllanL5 
March 22nd, 2005
The people who wrote astrology columns are quite creative in my view.
Permalink Rick Tang 
March 22nd, 2005
They're also either charlatans or idiots. But that's just my view...
Permalink Andrew Cherry 
March 22nd, 2005
Christopher gets it.
Permalink Rich Rogers 
March 22nd, 2005
Works for me!
Permalink Gloria Smoney 
March 22nd, 2005
A few years ago in France, a research project gave thousands of people predictions based on their horoscope and asked them to rate it. 70% rated the predictions excellent. This was touted as proof of astrology right up until it came out that everyone had been given the same predictions...

So no...I don't believe that meaningful predictions can be based on which background pattern of unrelated stars the sun happens to be in front of. Neither do I believe in any other form of negotiating with thunder storms...
Permalink a cynic writes... 
March 22nd, 2005
On the other hand if you prepare to sell your soul to the devil...
Permalink Rick Tang 
March 22nd, 2005
In the event he exists he's already got it I'm afraid (non-belief gets me) - OTOH if he does turn up with a contract he (a) proves he exists (b) proves my immortal soul exists (c) by implication provides enough evidence for me to accept the existence of the Boss.
Permalink a cynic writes... 
March 23rd, 2005
Several years ago one of the developers at the office was quite into astrology. After I'd been there several months he wanted to demonstrate its validity by guessing my astological sign. He did. It only took him six tries. You can imagine how impressed I was.

For some really impressive horoscopes, check yours out at The Onion: http://www.theonion.com/horoscopes/
Permalink argon 
March 23rd, 2005
I'm a Libra, so I'm still trying to decide whether to believe or not.
Permalink Alex 
March 24th, 2005

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