What does a Conjunction between a planet and a star mean in Astrology?
I was wondering if a conjunction between a planet and a star can also have some special meaning in astrology and Horoscopes.
for example, in the past,would it stop a king from attacking a kingdom?or things like that?
thanks in advance!:)
Answer by eri
A conjunction means a star and planet are passing very close to each other in the sky. However, it means nothing for astrology, because astrology is pure superstition. It has no basis in reality. If you want to ask astrology questions, the astrology section is under Entertainment, not Science.
Answer by Raymond
Although astrology has no real meaning, it has been used (like religion) to influence the actions of others.
In the old days, it often happened that the astrologer was also the astronomer of the kingdom. Which made him one of the most educated person in the realm AND (like the priests, once Christianity was established) the person most likely to be in contact with educated people elsewhere in the world.
Sometimes these educated people would understand that launching an attack would be a bad idea and they would try to convince the king to change his mind.
Always a dangerous thing to try, especially if the king is also counseled by greedy advisers who stand to gain from going to war (e.g., ancestors to Halliburton).
So they would tell the king that they saw signs. Like a Cross appeared in the sky, a statue crying, or a planet passing close to a star and eclipsing it… whatever worked.
However, most examples we hear about, in astrology, were made after-the-fact. If the king went to war and lost, then astrologers would rummage through their notes and calculations to find a sign, any sign, that could allow them to say: “See! If you had listened to me, you would not be in that mess today.”
Of course, such advice never came before; always after. It is exactly like the Nostradamus predictions being applied to modern history — they only work after the fact.
Answer by khayum p
I fully agree with eri’s answer.
Answer by Tina L
like all things to do with astrology, it means nothing at all.
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Do any forum participants believe that horoscopes are useful & incorporate them into their religious worldview?
In various cultures the preparation and use of horoscopes (and astrology in general) is a routine element of the cultures religious worldview. However, today the integration of astrology with religion seems to be less common — but perhaps some R&S members would disagree and could describe examples from their own culture or even their own religious observance. Any details would be appreciated.
Answer by Actual Answer
Actually, my natal horoscope is pretty accurate… likewise for some of my Christian friends, I can’t explain it scientifically other than, maybe gravity patterns?
Answer by Spitfire
I don’t. I think they are too generic.
Answer by Life is a pain but still love it
i read my natal chart (not just my sign) and it described every part of me exactly. but i don’t know if i believe in it though.
Answer by Passive Heretic
I think they’re at least fun, but I doubt I’ve checked mine more than three times in my life and that was because someone else was interested.
On the other hand the Magi that came to Christ according to the Bible were Zoroastrian priest, the same group of people that invented astrology.
Considering this it’s odd that so many condemn it for religious reasons.
I can understand why science would be scornful, but I bet if a really cute girl at a party started talking about astrology they would go along with it, but sadly scientist don’t get invited to those kinds of parties.
Answer by Leo
There’s astrology, then there’s horoscopes. The majority of horoscopes are nothing more than well worded nonsense i.e. the daily/monthly horoscopes. Astrology has been studied since the ancients, it’s symbolism has been littered throughout this world. But I’m not entirely sure what you’re asking.
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