If nobody believed in superstition it would be unable to hurt anyone

 

It's not Written in the Stars - Astrology

Astrology is an unscientific method of telling what is happening in a person's life and what will happen in the future through observation of the stars and constellations and planets. Curiously, it pigeonholes people according to to their birth date as if the birth were the beginning of their life! Why do identical twins born at the same time sometimes lose a twin in death? This wouldn't happen if astrology made any sense. Astrology is not the same as astronomy but is based on astronomy to a degree. Sadly people confuse the two and think that because astronomy is scientific astrology must be as well.

Astrology causes prejudices that are harmful. It leads to discrimination and a person being pre-judged just because of when they were born. In this, it is as worthy of condemnation as racism is. To complain about one entitles us to complain about the other. They are cut from the same poisonous tree.

Is it not better to focus on the influence of love than the alleged influence of the stars? If the heavenly bodies influence us, nobody can know how much, or how. Perhaps they influence some different from others. Perhaps some are influenced by what the heavenly bodies were doing at their conceptions, others their births and others their marriages? What use then is astrology?

There are influences in our lives that work like how astrological influences supposedly work. These forces are beliefs. People who wish to think the worst of everybody soon develop beliefs that reflect and reinforce that. People who wish to think the best of life and enjoy it as best they can will develop beliefs and perceptions that reflect and reinforce that. Even illogical and unhealthy beliefs held with good intentions can harm. When a person thinks the worst of others they are doing it out of fear and the wish to be safe. Their sincerity will not stop their belief or opinion from doing them harm. When you err you affirm, "This untruth is true." It is a psychic attack on truth and those who serve the truth.

Astrology can appear to help people for astrologers have a strong listening capacity. It is the talking that helps not the astrology. Only in that respect can it have some therapeutic value. But this does not justify its deception or excuse its potential for damage. Real therapy analyses a person's beliefs and habits and how they are attracting bad things into their lives. Our plan is to put the resources for self-help into the hands of the people so that they will not need to use astrologers or priests or whatever.

If you have elevated your self-confidence and enjoy life you would not need to go to an astrologer or have a reading done. You will not need to spend money consulting mediums or fortune-tellers. Psychic powers are easily polluted if they exist. If you have power, be open to it and let it guide you. Visiting someone who says they forecast the future is a sign of fear. It is telling yourself that they are more attuned than you. They are not necessarily. Psychic powers do not exist but no true believer in them should be looking for psychics!

If you need to know the future, your own abilities will tell you what you need to know. Rather than having a dream that there is a suitable job for you in the next town, your abilities may inspire you to pay extra attention to a particular newspaper and you will then see the ad. You learn the future through the normal opportunities that come to you rather than through trying to look for messages in the stars or mystical visions.

Trust in "coincidences".