Because it seems that you follow astrology a little...
I'm a Capricorn, Cancer moon, Cancer rising.
During my deconversion I played around with everything, including astrology and Tarot.
I've gotten everything I can out of astrology, but I do still play with my Tarot cards from time to time.
Before you all flay me, let me explain.
Like astrology, Tarot is full of vague statements that could apply equally to everyone. The only reason it means anything to anybody is that we seem to arbitrarily pick out the bits that mean the most to us at any particular point in time.
Thus, I've decided to use Tarot as a tool for self-reflection. I "meditate" occasionally, usually when I'm having a particularly bad bout of depression (I know I'm diagnose-able, but too poor to afford professional treatment, so I get by with diet, meditation, exercise, and a lot of cold showers). Whatever cards come up, I can then look into their "meaning" and figure out what it is that's bothering me at that point. It's more a way of hacking my own brain than anything else. No, I do not believe they are "foretelling" anything.
I did the same thing a while ago when I looked up my natal chart.
I say, that's a rather good idea. Looking into stuff such as tarot (or any similar form of "fortune telling") seems like a clever way to find out what your subconsciousness is doing at the moment. That's a useful bit of information, for those who know how to use it.
Yeah, I've read in a few different books on depression that cold showers help in some respect. Can't remember exactly why, but they do wake you up in the morning, I'll tell you what.
Torot cards are pretty! I, too, have played with them and given readings. I always said, to anyone I read for, that the results are nonsense . I told them it was silly fun and meant nothing. But, it IS fun.
Has anyone read a book by Dr. Max Luscher, called "COLOR TEST". It was written in 1948, and has been used as an accurate, psychological test since then. It comes with 8 colored cards. It gives uncanny results when studying your navel. It's great for self analysis, not in searching for mental illness, but just to get a handle on your feelings and unconscious stresses. It's not woo, but a trusted tool in psychology. It's also fun
I'm an Aries, which is supposedly the asshole of the zodiac signs. Even though I know that astroglogy is a load of shit, but strangely the "characteristics" of Aries seems to fit me very well.
I am a Leo any way you slice it, and also have the 'typical' personality of one... what I mean isn't important though. I know many people in and outside this sign with very similar personalities. And I don't think it's confirmation bias, because I was the way I am before I knew, and I have never accepted the zodiac either religiously or non. It's just a coincidence. Like someone having the name Michael Bolton.
And I think both the zodiac and especially horoscopes are obviously mere suggestive/self-fulfilling trinketry. Virtually the same self-swallowing mechanism you find in religion.
Hehe, I think I'll play too.
I had to chuckle a little when I realized that I'm a Virgo too... The fact that I never remember "what I am" tells you how much I pay attention that nonsense. But I would guess that given a large enough sample size, the answer is no.
Also, Mother Teresa was apparently a Virgo. So was Pee Wee Herman and Ivan the Terrible...
Apparently I am a virgo, but that's just an arbitrary label to what month I was born in. I don't know any the the supposed character traits, not do I really give a shit about them.
Hi Spike, as long as you listen to reason, as in Nelson's posts - And actually try to rethink your position and ask serious questions, then you can feel free to post anything you want here without too much giggling from the skeptic community here.
Nelson basically destroyed your original argument, so if you were a totally awesome Atheist, you would take that argument and rethink your position. :)
I'm a Scorpio. But Astrology is rubbish. Here's an article I wrote recently which is very relevant. I'm interested to hear your thoughts on it. Hopefully you won't be offended.
i havn't read through all 5 pages yet, but one thing i would think could effect mental growth based on sign, would be when the child enters school.
i am a virgo born in the year of the rat, and i fall into the stereo type of both.