Category Archives: ANS

What Did Regis Really Think of Astrology?

In his book, How I Got This Way, Regis Philbin, an inveterate story-teller and master of “spontaneous conversation,” describes a series of on-air meetings with the “remarkable” astrologer Sydney Omarr (his adjective). The first guest he booked on The Regis Philbin Show was Omarr, whose syndicated horoscope column was a staple in newspapers from coast to […]

The Evidence Accumulates but Proof is Never Possible

Astrology researchers are caught between polar opposite views. Astrology’s most sceptical critics insist on ‘irrefutable empirical proof’ before they can entertain the possibility of a connection between the celestial and the terrestrial. Astrologers of a mystical persuasion see researchers as desperate to prove astrology. They say, “Why try to impress our critics? They have already […]

Is America About to Implode?

In 2010, after analyzing historical cycles of instability, Turchin published an article in the journal Nature that predicted America will suffer a period of major social upheaval beginning around 2020. Some were skeptical, he told Chan, “Because people did not understand that I was making scientific predictions, not prophecies.”   Is America About to Implode?

A New Explanation for How Astrology Works

Here’s something iconic astronomer Carl Sagan never considered. Massive amounts of mysterious dark matter gravitationally focused by the planets may be the illusive “mechanism” that explains how astrology works in the natural world. Critics argue that astrology can’t be real because there is no known mechanism in physics to explain planetary influence at astronomical distances. […]

Responding to Astrology’s Critics

Astrologers often face the criticism that our work is imprecise and not scientifically valid or verifiable.  Skeptics remain unconvinced of astrology’s viability as a form of knowledge about human experience.  This raises a challenge for those of us who seek to validate astrology in our society, to gain respect for our work.   Responding to […]