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Message 67 of 76 (855191)
06-17-2019 12:44 PM
Reply to: Message 34 by Faith
06-14-2019 7:55 PM


Yes of course one should feel free to study anything but in practice those who object to religion or the occult and astrology in particular just believe it's all hokum and won't give it a second thought. You are aligned with the anticreationists here and I'd bet you are the ONLY one here who ever gave a moment's thought to the possibility that it might be worth studying astrology for ANY reason at all.

I'm not sure about that. I've often been fascinated by things that I consider hokum. I never got into astrology, but I went through a Nostradamus phase, and for years was really into ancient aliens stuff. And many of the people here on this website are those who've actively sought out a place to argue with believers of what they consider nonsense. I'd think EvC members are exactly the sort to study things they disagree with.

Anyway, I did my Café Astrology chart. I'm the same sign as you, incidentally. I was somewhat baffled by this bit:

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There is a marked fear of losing control, and this might stem from some traumatic event in childhood, or the childhood might have been crisis-ridden or emotionally-charged in general.

It might stem from a traumatic event in childhood? I thought the whole point of this was that my personality traits were determined by the stars, rather than events in my life. Or is it saying that I'm suppsed to be predisposed to develop a marked fear of losing control if anything traumatic happened to me in childhood?

It's got to the heart of our disagreements though:

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Some of the most skeptical people are Lunar Virgos. They can't help but poke holes when faced with others' blind faith. Their criticism can be maddening, and their insistence on seeing the practical in anything emotional can be challenging, especially if you are the dreamy type.

Was this written by Phat?

It's all very consistent and convincing....

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you can be intensely fearful of, or threatened by, change

(...)
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You thrive on change and variety

I got bored before the end, but can send you the pdf if you're actually interested in these things. The name is, of course, fake.

Incidentally, when I exported to pdf it added a legal disclaimer:

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Information in this program is for entertainment purposes only. Cafe Astrology is not responsible for how this information is used

Edited by caffeine, : No reason given.


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