Which part of astrology do you believe in?
“Which part of astrology do you believe in?” was a question I asnwered on Quora.
This question needs a lot of clarification to be answered fairly.
You don’t say which version of “astrology” you are referring to. I presume you mean Western astrology, but you could be referring to Chinese or Vedic astrology. And then are we talking “popular astrology” or what I call “proper astrology?”
And… there’s also the bit about the “which part.” You don’t provide any example of what you mean by “part.”
In context I want to make some general comments here.
So many astrology questions on Quora start out with the assumption that there is only one version of “astrology” and ergo we all know what that is.
It presents a problem regarding the subject being treated fairly – and unfortunately that will probably continue.
It’s a fair bet that what these same questioners (including yourself) are actually referring to is pop astrology. This is the “stars,” as found in the media. And as likely as not, this will be the only version of astrology that most questioners (as yourself) on Quora will be even aware of, when framing their question.
To be clear, popular astrology, or star signs, is the popularised end of Western astrology.
You need to look into proper astrology if you want to gain an understanding of Western astrology – or indeed any “part” of it as you describe.
By the way, you don’t need to know much (your birthday and which sign it falls in) to be an expert on pop astrology, and this is also why, in this atmosphere of general ignorance, everyone will have an opinion on the subject of astrology.
And, of course, this same atmosphere allows armchair sceptics to have an easy time regurgitating popular misconceptions that then passes off as authoritative criticism of the subject – that gullible people, knowing no better, may then buy into.
If you want insight into proper astrology take a look at the Discover Proper Astrology series on Amazon Kindle. Or visit Some Inspiration Books in PDF to look into the pdf versions.
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