I'm a pop astrologer.

ALLEN SPRAGGETT May 1 1975

I'm a pop astrologer.

ALLEN SPRAGGETT May 1 1975

I'm a pop astrologer.

ALLEN SPRAGGETT

Some people collect African tribal masks, raise alligators for pets, or become chess champion of the block; well, I cast horoscopes. It’s more fun and it tells you a lot

more about people.

I don’t profess to delve into the profundities of astrology on CFRB, but aim to inform, amuse, and if possible occasionally amaze my listeners. (Sometimes I even amaze myself by making an accurate prediction!)

But there’s a more or less serious purpose behind what I do. You see, I happen to think that astrology is true.

By “true” I mean that scientific investigation provides growing support for astrology’s claim that our lives are governed by cosmic cycles...that the real and often colourful differences in people’s personalities are not merely accidental.

The facts?

Well, the great psychiatrist, Dr. Carl Jung, found astrology so accurate in judging people that he often had horoscopes cast for his patients. French psychologist, Michel Gauquelin, found that even people’s occupations are statistically related to the hour of birth.

Dr. Robert Becker, a New York biophysicist, discovered that admissions to psychiatric hospitals are correlated with both moon phases and bursts of sunspot activity. And a three-year study by Dr. Leonard Ravitz at the University of Pennsylvania revealed that crimes of violence were significantly more frequent at the time of the full moon.

A Czech gynecologist, Dr. Eguen Jonas, uses astrology as a method of birth control since his discovery that a woman’s fertility cycle coincides with the three-day period each month when the sun and moon are in the same relative positions as at

These bits of data are but a small part of the evidence for astrology which continues to come from many branches of science.

Mind you, astrology itself is not a science. Not yet. But I think it’s fair to call

it an ancient wisdom evolving toward a modern science.

The credo of astrology-a sublime one, really, which recognizes man’s oneness with the universe—was summed up by D. H. Lawrence:

“The cosmos is a vast living body of which we are parts. The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The moon is a great nerve-centre from which we quiver forever.”

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