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March 16, 2013

“If you believe in Astrology, you’re a…”

“Yes—it tells us that you participate in the mass cultural delusion that the sun’s apparent position relative to arbitrarily defined constellations at the time of your birth somehow affects your personality. ” – Sheldon Cooper

“If you believe in Astrology, you’re a Neandrathal,” someone once said to a friend of mine.

Nothing’s wrong with Neandrathals, mind you—they came up with the Paleo diet first, after all.

For my video on this subject:

I think Astrology is Bullsh*t. Here’s why I’m Wrong.

I used to date a girl who was a professional astrologist. She knew her stuff. Her mom was even more of a pro. And they got accused, all the time, of, you know, being grown ups who chose to…

…not only play, but believe in something akin to D&D. Are they more or less than myth-believers? You know, fundamentalists?

Archetypes? Mercury is swift? Gods? Your character and fortune, both daily and monthly and lifelong, is connected to some arcane reading of the stars?

He’s a jerk, but he voices what many feel:

On other hand, I am stardust. Literally. And, friend, read Kant. Or, as with Ginsberg, the revelation of the sunflower (was that it, I can’t remember?).

More, via Bill Nye, who’s awesome, and kind:

 

In any case, if your bliss is to find your calling through the order of the heavens, find those who know what they’re talking about, and point their knowledge toward the good of others. Like this guy.

I’ll leave you with this, a great quote from that great master of the archetype, good ol’Joseph Campbell. It’s unrelated, and yet…like your heart and future, and that of the heavens, it’s connected, somehow:

“If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while, waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living. Wherever you are—if you are following your bliss, you are enjoying that refreshment, that life within you, all the time.”

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