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Jonas1004
Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 3:51:07 PM

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How much stock do you put in astrology, as it relates to relationship issues? Personally, I tend to think it's pretty accurate in some general ways. my wife is a Pisces and I'm a Taurus. This gives us a good mix. What do you think?
MMonroe
Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 4:12:18 PM

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Hmmm i read my horoscope and it sometimes rings true but i dont take it seriously
Guest
Posted: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 6:32:06 PM

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Jonas1004 wrote:
How much stock do you put in astrology, as it relates to relationship issues? Personally, I tend to think it's pretty accurate in some general ways. my wife is a Pisces and I'm a Taurus. This gives us a good mix. What do you think?


Why do you think that is a good mix?

Doesn't other planets contribute to a good mix, such as the moon placement?

In a relationship (meaning romantic) isn't the aspects of the sun/moon/venus and mars required?

Van
Jacknife
Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 3:46:28 AM

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Personally I think it is rubbish. You and you wife are good togather becasue you are good togather not because your star sign says so.

if you extend that train of thought out it would mean that all Pisces and Taurus would be compatable, which they are not. I also means that all of one star sign have similar personalities which is also not true
Dancing_Doll
Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 5:41:01 AM

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As Jackknife said, it might be all rubbish. I'm on the fence with astrology as to its accuracy, but I definitely don't believe in putting any weight on "this star sign is a perfect match for that star sign". Even in the realm of astrology, star signs paint a pretty broad brush stroke.

For those interested, here's a link to a cool site (the best I've seen) that will give you a free short portrait based on all aspects of your astrology chart (sun, moon, ascendent, and where all the stars were aligned at the exact time of your birth). You do have to use your time of birth and location to get an "accurate" report. You can also get free reports for "relationships" and "love sex and flirtation" if you know the details of your partners birth data.

http://www.astro.com/cgi/atxgen.cgi?btyp=apx

I just look at astrology as a "fun thing"... I wouldn't make any life or relationship decisions based on it. Having said that, I do see some interesting accuracies when you look at someone's chart as a whole...


inepa
Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 5:51:21 AM

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Don't care much about it. Does it save you from sin and death?
WellMadeMale
Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 9:24:35 AM

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The Great US President, Ronald Reagan thought so highly of astrology, he and his wife used the technique to help him make decisions which ultimately affected the lives of hundreds of millions of people in America, and around the globe.

Must be something to it. drunken

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Rembacher
Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 10:06:13 AM

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An old friend of mine is really in to astrology, so gave me my profile a long time ago. I laughed at some of it, but some of it is surprisingly accurate. It also looks at the foods and nutrients you like and need. This is something I had never thought about before, but being born at different times of the year (traditionally and to some extent still today) would mean exposure to different types of foods in the womb depending on what was in season. That has to have some affect on your body and what it needs in the future. I would definitely never use it to determine a mate, but I think there is more than a little logic behind it.
Guest
Posted: Thursday, September 2, 2010 10:09:40 AM

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Look up Richard Dawkins
Guest
Posted: Saturday, September 4, 2010 6:50:31 AM

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Id rather enjoy a little harmless Astrology than the harm that religion does.
SweetPenny
Posted: Sunday, September 5, 2010 8:14:04 AM

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From cracked.com....

How Horoscopes Work

Many, if not most, people who read their horoscopes will tell you that they only do so for entertainment purposes and don't actually give any creedence to the forecasts. But many of those same people will also tell you that they "know lots of people who really fit their descriptions." You may be familiar with those descriptions yourself--people born under the sign of Taurus are bull-headed, Capricorns are stubborn goats, etc. etc. etc. And lots of people believe they fit their own signs especially well.

How do astrologers achieve such uncanny accuracy? By making the descriptions generic, often contradictory (you enjoy people but also need to be alone sometimes, right?) and by filling them with things people want to believe about themselves. Tell someone that people of their sign are independent thinkers yet they value the insight of others while remaining true to their ideals but very adaptable, and most everyone will go "Yeah! That's me! I'm terrific like that!


Read more: http://www.cracked.com/funny-6269-horoscopes/
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Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 4:23:16 AM

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I'm a scorpio and some things are amazingly accurate... however, its not the beginning and ending for me... :)
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