Originally posted by shetline
Apparently what most people in this thread so far believe is that most of what you've read about Cancers, Aquarians, Leos, houses, ascendants, etc., etc... is unmitigated BS.
Scrambling around only looking for confirming evidence, and ignoring or trying to rationalize away any conflicting evidence that rudely crosses your path along the way, is all I see so far.
WHOA! Shetline, my god, why don't you lighten up a little?!!! Astrology is something that is just for FUN
!!!!! You know - like roller coasters, trick or treating, playing spin the bottle. F-U-N. Fun is 'fun
' - you should try it sometime!
I just made my first post here a few minutes ago; yet you claim I've been scrambling around, rationalizing away conflicts, mentioning houses and ascendants????? What in the world are you talking about?
I haven't even had a chance to say what I really think about astrology, or why I think it.
First of all, I put NO stock in astrology, whatsoever. I DO, however, think it's VERY interesting
. I am amazed how accurately signs seem to fit the people I know.
I had no interest in astrology until my mom sent away for a twenty-page computer-generated chart-reading - one for me and one for my brother. I was amazed at how accurate our respective charts were, and how completely different they were from each other. (He is a Scorpio; I am a Leo.)
So then I sent away for the more-detailed, 40-page reading. I was even more amazed. It mentioned stuff that I barely knew about myself. It mentioned stuff that hadn't happened yet, but DID happen years later. (Weird, significant stuff, that doesn't happen to most people, yet DID happen to me!)
So, the net effect was that I wasn't a complete skeptic anymore. Instead, I started finding astrology INTERESTING. Nothing more. I don't live my life by it; I don't pay attention to it; I don't think about it very often. I would never read my horoscope in the daily paper and then actually do what it said, or even remember it for more than three minutes, max.
But I have known a LOT of people, lots of students especially. And I continue to be amazed at how accurate the signs seem to be. Again, I think astrology is interesting
, nothing more.
So, I really do wish you wouldn't condemn and ridicule me before I have even had a chance to state my case. Now I have stated it.
And why attack me in such a negative and hostile way? We're just having a conversation here. I'm not trying to take over the world, for heaven's sake.
The whole thing about 'precession' - all I can say is I don't worry about it. I'm a Leo. There's no way I could be a Cancer, which is what I would be wrt precession.
So, just like market analysts say that the market has 'already adjusted for effects of the war', for example, I'll say that despite the precession thing, it seems that astrology (somehow) has already been adjusted for that. Who knows? Who cares? It's all just for FUN
My sun sign = Leo; moon = Gemini; rising = Leo. (August 11)
I know 95% of the guys here think astrology is all hogwash. But I used to be a complete skeptic too, remember. So I'm neither daunted nor deterred.
If you tell me your sign and a significant other's sign, present or past, i could dig out my 'relationship signs' book and tell you what it says. Of course, you could
tell me to fvck off, and that would be okay too.
I'm in a fine mood today 8) , and no one's gonna ruin it.
PS I bet you're a Sagittarian. But then, I hardly ever
guess right; so you probably aren't.