Hey… i hate this… i know… I hardly talk about it anymore around people unless i get to know them well….
i was out the other night and someone asked me ‘Sooo…what do you do?’ and I answered, “I am a nurse. A swim teacher. and an astrologer” his reply was immediate. “But you seem so intelligent!” I had to laugh because this person, like many others believed that astrology and intelligence were mutually exclusive entities
I wonder what Ptolemy, Kepler, Copernicus, Democritus, Carl Jung, Alexander the Great or even Francois Mitterrand, Einstein, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Pythagoras, Shakespeare and Kepler among many other great thinkers and famous figures would have responded. The list of intelligent people who have shown an interest in astrology is almost as complete as the list as those dead against it. The Oxford Companion of the Mind edited by Richard L. Gregory, notes about astrology that ‘contrary to common sense, it seems to work. the personal characteristics that are supposed to be governed by the ‘sun signs’ often appear to be curiously accurate’