Why do they hate us?
January 2, 2002 12:45 PM   Subscribe

Why do they hate us? "The problem isn't with Pisces, per se..."
posted by gimonca (11 comments total)

 
I always knew my fish sign would be good for something! Turns out it's good for massive world cataclysm accompanied by positive social change. This line is true:

"[Pisces] is associated with visions, dreams, spirituality, beliefs, drugs, self-sacrifice, service, institutions, hospitals, dance, theater, music, the sea, fog, liquids, the feet and the planet Neptune."
posted by boardman at 1:39 PM on January 2, 2002


Most of the astrological analyses of the September 11 attacks have focused on the opposition between Saturn and Pluto that began in August 2001 and finishes in May 2002. The darkest potential of these powerful planets correspond closely to these dangerous times.

I'd find astrology much more fun--and much less pathetic--if it wasn't so easily debunked. Do these astrologists suggests that somehow the terrorists were aware (even extrasensorily) three years ago that Saturn would be opposing Pluto starting in august 2K1? Because that's probably when the planning for the attack first began. Astrology forces you to throw out every last bit of logic to believe it. Even the most ludicrous cults don't ask you to do that.
posted by jpoulos at 1:47 PM on January 2, 2002


Jpoulos, what are you talking about? Check this:

"[Pisces] is associated with visions, dreams, spirituality, beliefs, drugs, self-sacrifice, service, institutions, hospitals, dance, theater, music, the sea, fog, liquids, the feet and the planet Neptune."

My mother is a Pisces. And, unbelievably, she has vision; dreams; is spiritual; believes things; has taken drugs; self-sacrifices (hey, she's a mother); serves (at institutions!); is a nurse in a hospital; I'm sure has danced; enjoys theater and music; and heck, the sea too; has certainly seen fog; often drinks liquids; possesses feet. Only the Neptune thing scotches a perfect score, dude. Quod erat fucking demonstratum.
posted by Skot at 1:55 PM on January 2, 2002


There is no consenus among modern astrologers as to when an "age" begins or even what one is. This article is not about astrology as it's actually practiced.

Similarly, no credible astrologer (leave it alone) would suggest that events such as the terrorist attacks can be predicted by the motion of the planets.

Astrology forces you to throw out every last bit of logic to believe it.

Nope. Astrology would simply have you accept that which has been proven time and again throughout recorded history -- that our perception, naked or enhanced by all of the tools we've developed, is insufficient to reveal everything that's going on in a given situation.
posted by sudama at 1:56 PM on January 2, 2002


Credible astrologer. Military intelligence. Student athlete. Jumbo shrimp.

Sorry. Couldn't help but pick at that scab.......
posted by BitterOldPunk at 2:02 PM on January 2, 2002


Only the Neptune thing scotches a perfect score, dude.

Skot, I can see through your pitiful veneer. Why must you continue to deny your Neptunian heritage? Say it loud -- you're Grey and you're proud!
posted by snarkout at 2:28 PM on January 2, 2002


Klaatu barada nictu, hombre.
posted by Skot at 2:30 PM on January 2, 2002


It'd be interesting for someone who actually practises astrology to comment on this thread, since I think I speak for most of us rabid rationalists when I say that I don't really understand the mechanics of it. There is empirical evidence that shows trends career- and personality-wise in people born under different signs. Me, my Mum and my Nan were all born within the same seven-day period (on different years, obviously :D) and we're about as alike as, well, a son, a Mum and a Grandma, to be honest... ie not at all alike.
I only believe in astrology when my horoscope says 'You have a week of steam passion ahead - look out Cap, you big rascal, you!' Otherwise it's a load of hokum; 1999 was supposed to be the year of 'the Grand Cross', a planetary alignment portending certain doom, and most of us survived that. Having said that, I'm a Capricorn, and we're all grim-faced old sceptics, the lot of us.
posted by RokkitNite at 4:24 PM on January 2, 2002


It'd be interesting for someone who actually practises astrology to comment on this thread

Perhaps you scrolled so quickly you missed it?
posted by sudama at 5:26 PM on January 2, 2002


I always thought astrology made somewhat sense because as you look into the stars you are looking at the past, and the way that the universe was. The further the stars are away from us, the further into the past we are seeing. How that is supposed to tell us anything about events here on Earth though, I don't know. Anyone know anything about the space time continuum? My question is, if there are two planets with living humanoids on them and large telescopes looking at each other at the same time, are they both in the past? Or more likely, they won't be able to see each other will they? And why does that make sense?
posted by banished at 6:47 AM on January 3, 2002


Credible astrologer. Military intelligence. Student athlete. Jumbo shrimp.

Sorry. Couldn't help but pick at that scab.......


Useful weblog. Pick, pick, pick.

(Well, okay, not EVERY weblog!)
posted by HTuttle at 7:16 AM on January 3, 2002


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