Victor Olliver Astrology



Astrology is called the 'science of the stars' and is an ancient system of finding meanings from the positions of celestial objects - such as planets - and interpreting how these meanings apply to life on Earth.

This is done by drawing up a wheel chart based on a person's birth details - this chart is also called a horoscope, and is a symbolic map of the individual. The astrologer examines where the planets fall in the 360 degree chart for the birthdate in question and makes interpretations based on time-honoured observations.

Astrologers of old used to speak of planetary 'influences' on our fate. But modern stargazers prefer the word 'correlations'. Put simply, the planets appear to mirror our lives - past, present and future. So, freewill remains sacrosanct while yet it is possible to find our destiny described in the skies.

How can this be? In an age of rationalism and science, isn't astrology part of our superstitious past?
It's certainly true that astrology cannot at present
be understood in scientific terms. We cannot explain why there should be a nexus between the sky and our lives. On the other hand, we know as fact that celestial objects - such as the Sun, Moon, Mars and Jupiter - exert huge physical influences on our planet, such as on tides.

Is it so irrational to suppose that human life has evolved under such influences? >>

>> Another way to approach astrology is subjectively. How can an astrologer 'know' so much about a person simply by examining his or her horoscope? To take myself as an example, I have not met most of my clients. I do not have personal knowledge of their lives. Yet over and over again most of them report back to me how 'accurate' are their chart and forecast.

Given the complexity of most lives, with their subtlety and nuance, how can a stranger such as myself know so much, just by examining a relevant horoscope?

The personal experiences of so many people - not just astrologers but their clients and others - tell us that astrology has validity, even if we cannot explain rationally or scientifically why this should be.

Certain sceptics will claim that astrologers have access to vast public records of people, especially with the advent of the internet and Google. What's to stop a stargazer researching clients' lives?

All I can say is that everything I report back to a client is based on astrology. An individual is perfectly capable of deciding what's known about them and what's not. Not even a Wikipedia entry is going to explore the finer detail of, say, someone's emotional life or unspoken fears or concerns.

In my experience, people can decide for themselves whether a horoscope analysis 'works' - and what is the likely source of information.

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