The Illusion that is Astrology
The logic behind the naming of constellations of stars is in itself understandable, after all the ancients needed something to navigate by at night, and the familiarisation of random stars into groups helped facilitate that navigation.
However to imply that the characters created to merely facilitate that familiarisation, are somehow able to shape the character of human beings is nought but a heresy founded on one of the most regressive of all human traits.
The single redeeming feature that is referred to by those who believe in these made-up characters is the fact that some people do show the traits associated with their particular star sign. However a more detailed analysis reveals the reality behind this, one, so-called redeeming feature…
A person has to believe they can be hypnotised, before they can be, and so with this in mind, what is really happening is that a person believes they were born with the particular traits of their star-sign, whereby they proceed to funnel and filter all the information they receive into a structure that vindicates their belief.
So in my example, been born in the star sign of Virgo would have the effect of deluding me into manipulating the information I received, in order to fit that information into my world-view, and hence resulting in my creating a delusional notion of reality. Been a Virgo, maybe I would try and view events from the perspective of a woman, and because I am not a woman, this could only ever have the effect of my creating a false reality.
Another way of viewing this is like what happens with the warping of space-time around an object such as a star, if we view the incoming information as a comet for example, and a reliable interpretation of events as the comet passing the star without any disturbance/warping of its path, then we can view the false manipulation of reality that is the funnelling and filtering of information, as a warping of the comets path by the star.
Eventually, this view of reality will become so ingrained, and the mass of the star so massive, that all the matter that enters into the stars locality, will not only be warped by the star/world-view, but will spiral downward and be swallowed up by the star/world-view, having the effect of forever strengthening the deluded opinion already held, or in astronomical terms, forever increasing the mass of the star, which has by now probably become a black-hole, or in religious terms, the creation of a bottomless pit, where no matter how much pleasure one indulges in, one is never satisfied, because satisfaction in this context is the recognition of reality, and hence the abstention from delusion that forms bottomless pits.
I fear for, and care for all the people caught up in this train of thought, which by the way is not just restricted to astrology, as there are numerous perpetuations of which I have named only one simple example. If you do not care for the love I am trying to offer you, I forgive you, and will await a time you might need my help, and at that time, I will gladly help you.