Scientific Evidence Suggestive
• "The stars
incline; they do not compel."
- an astrological tenet
represents the summation of all the psychological
knowledge of antiquity."
G. Jung, founder of analytical psychology
• "The controls
of life are structured as forms and nuclear
arrangements, in a relation with the motions
of the universe."
- Louis Pasteur,
the pioneer of vaccination and pasteurization
• "It's common
knowledge that a large percentage of Wall
Street brokers use astrology."
Regan, chief of staff to former President
• "There shall
be signs in the sun, the moon, and the stars."
Christ, Luke 21:25
Return to Top
| 1. Introduction
is defined in the Chambers Dictionary as:
"...the study of the
movements of the stars and planets and their influence
on people's lives".
Although astrology is viewed
as a crank belief by many people (who usually have no
understanding of it at all) there is no doubt that the
sun, moon, and planets of our solar system have an effect
on the human body and the planet Earth. Although many
serious astrologers dismiss as "nonsense"
the popular sun sign astrology" which is responsible
for the plethora of daily horoscope columns, zodiac
sign personality profiles, and the annual tabloid predictions
given by astrologers each year, many people ignorantly
equate the entire science of astrology with these dubious
major principle in astrology is the idea represented
by the saying, "As above, so below" or "That
which is above is the same as that which is below."
In quantum physics terminology, it means that what applies
to the very large (the solar system) applies to the
very small (the atom). The same laws apply to both.
In mathematical terms, human beings are like a "fractal"
of the universe, each cell in our body is like a "fractal"
(DNA) of our entire body, the atom is like a fractal
of each cell, and so on, ad infinitum. The ancients
believed the study of the stars is a study of the inner
workings of the human mind. This does not seem like
such an odd idea when you consider that everything -
including our minds - evolved from the stars from the
Big Bang. Astrology is simply a system of thought concerning
the connections between external reality and internal
Everyday we rise with the
sun when our bodies release hormones that awaken us
in the morning. In the summer, when the sun appears
in the sky longer, our endocrine glands release more
hormones which bring us a sense of well-being. By late
afternoon we become more relaxed as the sun's strength
wanes. Lunar cycles also have an effect on the Earth
and human beings. The
tidal flow of the world's
to the waxing and waning of the moon, as does the
The mental disorder called
Seasonal Affective Disorder
(SAD) is the result of the long nights and weeks during
winter when the sun does not appear in the sky as long.
However, on the equator, where the sun is stronger and
appears for longer periods, SAD does not exist. The
American Institute of Medical Climatology did a study
for the Philadelphia Police Department and the results
were documented in a report entitled
The Effect of the Full Moon
on Human Behavior.
The report provided evidence that the full moon marks
a monthly peak in various kinds of psychotically oriented
crimes such as murder, arson, dangerous driving, and
kleptomania. Psychologist Arnold Lieber at the University
of Miami collected data on homicide in Miami's Dade
County over a period of 15 years involving 1,887 murders.
When they matched the incidence of homicide with the
phases of the moon, they found, much to their surprise,
that the two rose and fell together, almost infallibly,
for the entire 15 years.
As the full or the new moon
approached, the murder rate rose sharply;
it distinctly declined during the first and last quarters
of the moon. The study was replicated using murder statistics
from Cuyahoga County in Ohio (Cleveland). Again, the
statistics revealed that more murders do indeed occur
at the full and new moons.
monthly lunar cycle can be in choosing the timing and
gender of babies. The Southern California Methodist
Hospital discovered that
more babies are conceived
on the waxing moon than on the waning.
Out of 11,025 births over a period of six years, nearly
1,000 more children were conceived during the waxing
moon which is statistically significant. It appears
that successful conception is easier at that time of
the waxing moon. In another study, German researcher
W. Buehler analyzed 33,000 births and discovered that
there was a significant preponderance of male births
during the waxing moon. This knowledge, combined with
medical techniques known to affect fertility and sex,
can help people in planning for their children.
you will see later in this article, many scientific
studies have validated astrological principles.
Return to Top
| 2. Carl
Jung's astrology study
Carl G. Jung,
the world-renowned psychologist and founder of analytical
psychology, believed that when people are born, or when
anything at all occurs, the influence of the planets
are exerted on them. Jung believed astrology to be an
archetypal system that works through synchronicity,
a term coined by Jung. Synchronicity is the belief that
everything in the universe is interrelated which explains
phenomena such as meaningful coincidences and astrology.
In 1944, Jung had a heart attack which resulted in a
near-death experience. His vivid encounter with the
light, plus the intensely meaningful insights he received,
helped Jung develop his ideas on the archetypes of the
collective unconscious and how it relates to concepts
found in astrology. Jung's experiences and knowledge
led him to create the field of
Jung did an analysis of astrology to determine its place
He studied 483 married couples
and noted the astrological connections between the birth
dates of married couples. These findings concluded that
long lasting relationships had a certain astrological
pattern which were found to be three times higher than
the rate of coincidence. Also astounding was the fact
that the couples whom astrologers would interpret as
being the most conducive to marriage were the couples
whose astrological pattern occurred most frequently.
The pattern that astrologers interpret as least conducive
to marriage occurred least often among the couples.
Jung calculated the odds of the this result occurring
randomly is 1 in 62,500,000. Jung believed incidents
like these are the result of synchronicity.
Return to Top
| 3. The
Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy astrological connection
Perhaps the most fascinating
examples of synchronicity can be found in the
parallels between the lives of Presidents Abraham
Lincoln and John F. Kennedy and their astrological
connection. The synchronicity between the Lincoln
and Kennedy assassinations have been appreciated
for decades and have been well recorded. In
fact, such speculations first emerged shortly
after the assassination of Kennedy in 1963 and
was published in the Readers Digest in 1982.
Return to Top
| 4. Scientific
evidence validating astrology
The following are some of the scientific discoveries
that have validated astrological concepts:
Return to Top
| a. Serial
killers can be identified through a person's astrological
recent episode of the television program, Unsolved Mysteries,
profiled a segment concerning an experiment in astrology.
The producers of the show had twenty astrological birth
charts from people at random. Included with the twenty
astrological charts, the producers put the astrological
charts of four serial killers: Jeffrey Dahlmer, David
Son of Sam Berkowitz, David the Night Stalker Ramirez,
and Ed Kemper. These astrological charts were given
a well-known astrologer, to see if she can glean any
information from them. Without knowing the identity
of the people whose charts she was analyzing, Carolyn
Reynolds successfully identified the four people as
possible serial killers. She was also able to give other
specific information about these serial killers that
proved correct. She was able to do all this just by
analyzing their astrological birth chart.
A similar experiment was done
by other people with a different set of people and a
different group of serial killers. The astrologer who
evaluated their birth charts without knowing who they
were, was Edna Rowland, another professional astrologer.
They came up with similar results and published their
findings in a book entitled,
Destined for Murder: Profiles
of Six Serial Killers With Astrological Commentary.
See these links
Return to Top
| b. There
is a correlation between a person's chosen profession
and their astrological birth chart.
a French psychologist and statistician, was highly skeptical
of the validity of astrology. In his book, "Written
in the Stars" he outlines the research he conducted
to find out if there was a correlation between a person's
chosen profession and their natal chart. Gauquelin's
findings placed astrology firmly on the doorstep of
science. His findings revealed that the position of
the stars had some indication as to what line of work
a person may enter in life. The psychologist
once said, "How ever much it may go against the
grain, I think we must admit that there is something
here that requires explanation." His results, however,
only seemed to work within the members of the higher
professionals, the same response not being achievable
with unskilled workers.
Gauquelin found that people
of certain professions tend to have the same planets
in these critical segments with a greater frequency
than statistical average. Not only that, but he also
found an effect which he titled the "theory
which holds that not only do people established in their
chosen fields have a greater than statistical chance
average of having those planets in these important fields.
The more eminent a person is in their field, the greater
the likelihood that those planets will be found in those
critical segments. For example, doctors were found to
have the planet of Saturn in these critical segments.
If you take an average, general practice physician,
the chances of he or she having Saturn in that critical
position is much less than the chart of a highly prominent
physician, one who is frequently published and renowned
in their field. In other words, the more prominent you
are in your field, the greater the chances you will
have the corresponding planet in the critical field
of the wheel.
Although scientists find Gauquilin's
findings very disquieting, increasingly sophisticated
analysis seems to confirm, rather than disconfirm, certain
of the original results. For example, in a 1986 study,
the German researcher,
reported: "A reanalysis of Gauquelin professional
data using alternative procedures of statistical treatment
supports previous Gauquelin results. Frequency deviations
from chance expectancy along the scale of planetary
sectors differ markedly between professions." Read
more about it at the
William James Roots of Consciousness
Return to Top
| c. Mental
illness can be predicted by astrology.
Psychiatrist Dr. Mitchell
E. Gibson, M.D., did a study of more than 400
astrological birth charts and through the use
of scientific statistical research models, discovered
a new technique for predicting mental illness.
He discovered that the average person's birth
chart contains about three marker aspects of
depression. The birth chart of someone with
major depression contains an average of ten
such markers. Even with no previous astrological
experience, a person can spot the indicators
for mental illness through the declinations
and multiple planet aspects that form the basis
of this pioneering work. All of the patients
were diagnosed according to the DSM-IV, the
gold standard of psychiatric diagnostic criteria.
The diagnostic groups represented include major
depression, anxiety, addictive disorder, schizophrenia,
and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
His study is documented in his book
Signs Of Mental Illness: An Astrological and
Psychiatric Breakthrough by Mitchell E.
Return to Top
d. Fetuses might be affected
by the movement of the sun, moon, and planets as they
interfere with the Earth's magnetic field which may
have an influence on the fetuses occupation later in
In his latest book,
The Scientific Proof
the former Plymouth University, England, astronomy
lecturer, and member of the Royal Astronomical
Society, argues that the movement of the sun,
moon and various planets undoubtedly hold an
influence over us. The argument Seymour puts
forward is that the movement of the Sun, moon
and sundry planets from Jupiter to Mars, interfere
with the Earth's magnetic field. In doing so,
the unborn offspring of expectant mothers around
the world are exposed to different magnetic
fields that toy with the development of their
budding brains. A study of the 1991-92 English
football league suggested players were nearly
twice as likely to be born between September
and November than in the summer months. Fast
bowlers, according to another study, were more
likely to be born in the first half of the year.
Read more about all this in the news article
in the Stars."
Return to Top
| e. Women
can use the lunar cycle for purposes of contraception.
Return to Top
| f. Many
terrestrial phenomena are influenced by electromagnetic
and gravitational effects originating within the solar
Geomagnetic disturbances are
particularly correlated with solar storms discharging
large clouds of ionic plasma. These solar eddies generally
impinge upon the Earth's magnetosphere about two days
after the solar flare causing polar lights, radio interference,
and compression of the Earth's magnetic lines of flux.
Fluctuations in solar storm activity follow a cycle
averaging 11.2 years and varying from about nine to
thirteen years in length. Scientists have correlated
solar storm activity to rates
of heart attacks, lung disease, eclampsias, and the
activity of microbes.
(see "Effect of Solar Activity on the Frequency
of Functional Leukopenias and Relative Lymphocytoses"
(NASA). Epidemics of diphtheria, typhus, cholera, and
smallpox have also been correlated with solar activity.
Much of this work was done between the two world wars
by the Russian Scientist
A. L. Tchijevsky.
In a huge study he drew up lists of wars, epidemics,
revolutions, and population movements from 500 BC to
1900 and plotted them against curves of solar activity.
He found that 78 percent of these outbreaks correlated
with peaks of solar activity. He also found an amazing
assortment of correlating phenomena ranging from locust
hordes in Russia to succession of liberal and conservative
governments in England from 1830 to 1930. Sturgeon in
the Caspian Sea reproduce and then die in masses following
cycles of 11 and 33 years which occur during periods
of many sunspots (solar storms). The great
financial crisis of 1929 coincided with a peak in solar
activity. Other research has shown correlations between
solar activity and the number of road accidents and
mining disasters reported. This may be due to delayed
or inaccurate human reactions in conjunction with very
violent solar activity.
Return to Top
| g. Sun
spot activity affects the molecular structure of
An Italian chemist,
was asked to figure out why "activated" water
dissolves the calcium deposits from a water boiler at
certain times and not at others. (Activated water is
a vestige of alchemy. A sealed phial containing neon
and mercury is moved around in the water until the neon
lights up; there is no chemical change in the water;
however the structure of the molecular bonds are altered
somewhat.) After years of patient research measuring
the rate at which bismuth sulfide becomes a colloid
in activated and normal water, Piccardi showed that
this colloid-forming rate varies with sunspot activity.
A colloid solution is one in which the dissolved particles
have large enough molecular weight so that the surface
tension of each molecule is of importance in determining
the behavior of the solution. Common colloids are glue,
gelatin, milk, egg white and blood. (The word colloid
is derived from the Greek word kolla, meaning glue.)
In general colloidal particles are too big to pass through
membranes which will pass smaller dissolved molecules.
The influence solar activity exerts upon the molecular
structure of water is likely to be even more acute in
human organisms as the human body temperature is fixed
near the limit where changes in the structure of water
Return to Top
h. Sun spot activity affects
the molecular structure of
Research by Dr. M. Takata in Japan, since verified in
Germany and the Soviet Union, indicates that blood samples
showing flocculation (a cloud-like formation) as well
as the leukocyte (white blood cell) content of the blood
varies in accordance with solar storm activity. This
widespread solar influence upon all colloidal substances
manifests itself in a wide variety of ways. Individual
reaction times, pain felt by amputees, and the number
of suicides all reveal a similar variation in response
to sunspots. Michael Guaquilin lists numerous ways in
which the sunspot cycle effects weather conditions:
violent solar eruptions, or at the time when important
groups of sunspots move to the sun's central zone, a
certain number of disturbances occur in our atmosphere,
particularly the aurora borealis, as a result of the
greater ionization in the upper atmosphere, and magnetic
storms, revealed by violent agitation of compass needles.
The level of Lake Victoria-Nyanza
changes in accordance with the rhythm of the sunspots,
also the number of icebergs, and famines in India due
to lack of rain. The Bulletin Astronomique de France
brought out a very interesting article on the relation
between the activity of sunspots and the quality of
Burgundy wines: excellent vintages correspond with periods
of maximum solar activity, and bad vintages with periods
of minimum activity. A. Douglass and F.N. Shvedov, have
observed that the concentric rings formed in the growth
of trees have a period of recurrence of eleven years
as well. Finally, there is Ralph Emerson De Lury's
well-known statistical observation that the number of
rabbit skins taken by the Hudson Bay Company follows
a curve parallel to that of solar activity.
this subject, perhaps the most interesting study is
that carried out on varves. These say Piccardi, are
many-layered deposits of sand or clay which are formed
in calm waters, lakes, ponds, swamps, etc., in glacial
zones. A varve's thickness depends on the rainfall in
a given year. Examination of these fossilize deposits
in sedimentary rock formed through the geological ages
reveals the same inevitable eleven year cycle in the
most distant past.
Return to Top
| i. Potatoes,
rats, fiddler crabs, and oysters are all governed by
Frank Brown, an eminent biologist at Northwestern University,
Illinois, found that oysters in his laboratory, a thousand
miles from their Connecticut shore, opened at the same
time as their home shores' high tide, which in turn
is related to the moon's orbital pattern. Brown also
proved that potatoes, rats and fiddler crabs are all
governed by lunar periods. He theorizes that the "biological
clock" mechanisms observed in organisms can be
explained by animals being sensitive to various subtle
environmental factors. He also notes that "fluctuations
in intensity of primary cosmic rays entering the Earth's
atmosphere were dependent upon the strength of geomagnetism.
The magnetic field steadily undergoes fluctuations in
intensity. When the field is stronger, fewer primary
cosmic rays come into the outer atmosphere; when it
weakens, more get in." Other researchers have shown
influences on the circadian rhythm of electrostatic
fields, gamma radiation, x-rays, and weak radio waves.
Recent years have shown an upsurge of interest in the
ways in which human activity is effected by the remote
environment. Scientists around the world who are doing
research in this area have been meeting under the auspices
of the International Society for Biometeorology.
Return to Top
j. A theoretical model using principles of mathematics
and physics may account for human consciousness and
process as it relates to the zodiac.
Arthur M. Young,
the founder of the
Institute for the Study of
in Berkeley, California, derived a "geometry
from the angular relationships that exist between the
measure formula of physics. Starting from pure physical
and mathematical relationships, Young built an elegant
theoretical model that bears an uncanny isomorphism
to the twelve signs of the zodiac. He began by plotting
the motion of a pendulum (as a representative of simple
harmonic motion - the basis of all wave motion) over
time on a Cartesian coordinate system. Young derived
a formula for the cycle of action or learning that leads
to consciousness. If we expand upon the "geometry
of meaning," a twelve measure formula of physics
can be created for which the different astrological
signs can be assigned according to the appropriateness
of the physical and astrological symbolism. It provides
a comprehensive metaphor with which to describe the
processes of consciousness. It is also suggestive of
a metasystem within which one can integrate the diverse
disciplines of human endeavor. The theory also leads
to a "wholistic" view of the universe, oneself,
Return to Top
| k. The
concept of karma was demonstrated to be a reality in
a study which confirmed that acting selflessly has rewards.
Researchers from the
Max Planck Institute for Limnology
in Germany staged a series of complex computerized social
games with 114 students. Their results appear in science
and colleagues had the students play two types of games,
both using money as an incentive. Each game had six
players who were kept anonymous by using pseudonyms.
The history of each game was on screen so that the players
could see what everyone else was doing, but there was
no risk of identification after the game (or when they
collected their cash). The central issue in such games
is how to sustain a public resource the "tragedy
of the commons".
Without controls, individuals tend to use more than
their share of the resource, destroying it for everyone.
A common way of dealing with this is to punish the greedy
people, which acts as an incentive for others to behave.
The authors of the German study suggest positive reinforcement
as an alternative. If people can see others performing
good acts then they are more likely to behave in a publicly
beneficial way. Read more about it at
this news article
Return to Top
l. The dung beetle uses the starlight streak of the
Milky Way galaxy to find its way home.
night, the light from the
Milky Way galaxy passes through the Earth's
atmosphere and enters the eyes of a small South
African beetle rolling a ball of dung. The beetle’s
eyes are not sensitive enough to pick out individual
stars but it can see the Milky Way as a fuzzy stripe
streaking across the night sky. With two of its four
the dung beetle uses our galaxy to find its way home.
Dung beetles eat the droppings of other animals and
congregate upon piles of fresh dung, gather it into
tasty balls then roll it home. Competition at a dung
pile is intense and the path home can be long,
dangerous and tiring. So, it pays the beetle to keep
the straightest possible course. Many insects use
the sun's patterns of polarized light, which are
invisible to us, to orient themselves. But keeping a
straight line is even harder at night.
"For beetles with poor-resolution compound eyes, it
pays to grab a hold of any visual cues in the night
sky to help them steer straight," says
Ken Cheng from Macquarie University. Some use
the moon, which also produces patterns of polarized
light, albeit a million times dimmer than those from
the sun. In 2003,
Eric Warrant from Lund University found that
some dung beetles, which come out at night can use
these patterns to keep their paths straight. But one
beetle, known as
Scarabaeus satyrus, was doing something else.
Warrant and his colleague Maria Dacke noticed that
even on clear, moonless nights, this species could
keep a reasonably straight course. To find out what
they are actually seeing, Warrant and Dacke took
their beetles to the planetarium at the University
of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. This isn’t the
first time scientists have brought animals to
planetariums to test their navigation. They’ve used
these artificial domes to show that indigo buntings,
flying south for the winter, navigate by flying away
from the North Star. The dung beetles, however,
clearly aren’t focusing on a single bright star.
Instead, they’re using the collective light of
billions of stars from the Milky Way.
Return to Top
| 5. Conclusion
We have shown that astrology
has a scientific, historical, religious, philosophical,
and metaphysical basis in reality. Astrology has also
played a significant role in many important aspects
of the human experience throughout history. In many
ways, the current bias against astrology in scientific
and religious circles has removed the historical "magic"
that once existed in science and religion. Fortunately,
quantum physics is restoring some of that "magic"
that once existed in science. Near-death experiences
are restoring the "magic" that once existed
in both science and religion. The concept of "oneness"
which quantum physics and near-death experiences are
bringing to science and religion is the heart of astrology.
It is the idea that everyone and everything is interconnected
to form a single "organism". We are more than
just a physical human body. The Earth, the solar system,
the Milky Way galaxy, and the universe are our larger
bodies of which we are one.
Cayce had some
interesting insights on this matter that I would like
to close with. According to Cayce, at present, humanity
is in a state of great spiritual darkness - the darkness
which precedes dawn. Humanity developed a level of
that reached a point where it forced humans to make
conclusions that they knew was intuitively wrong. At
the same time, humanity continued their investigation
of natural phenomena to the point where conscious awareness
disproved all the higher knowledge that souls had in
the beginning. The free will of humanity is discovering
that all roads to higher knowledge is leading toward
the same destination and conclusions. Scientific, theological,
and philosophical knowledge, which has no desire to
join forces, are
approaching a point of merger.
Skepticism faces destruction by its own hand.
Return to Top
is a fact, in most instances. But astrological
aspects are but signs, symbols. No influence
is of greater value or of greater help than
the will of an individual ... Do not attempt
to be guided by, but use the astrological
influences as the means to meet or to overcome
the faults and failures, or to minimize
the faults and to magnify the virtues in
- Edgar Cayce
and the NDE Main Page
Copyright 2016 Near-Death
Experiences and the Afterlife