Astrology: A Science or A Non-Science?

To Believe Or Not To Believe

Some people believe that astrology has scientific basis or is scientific. This is so even if no scientific studies have ever been found to back up the claims astrologers make. Maybe because astrology involves the stars and planets in the universe, which objects in the firmament have been studied- their beginnings and behavior having scientific explanations – people assumed that connecting them to human affairs and earth events have similar scientific basis.

The practice of astrology is likewise old, dating back to the 17th century when the first astrology columns appeared in the papers. Some people will argue that astrology is not a science, yet through its history, it is was better understood by circles which were technically evolved and intellectually open to the world, and that the way it was approached depended more on the society itself than on the times.

We are now beginning to understand why astrology is sometimes regarded as with basis, and people’s personalities might have something to do with it.

According to the Wellcome Trust Monitor Survey, a UK-based charitable foundation that conducts surveys on medical research, science and health, 21% of adults in Britain read their horoscopes “often” or “fairly often”. Many read horoscopes just for entertainment or as a conversational topic, though some believe astrology have valid influences on human behavior, that it can be used to understand personalities. Nonetheless, in spite of a large body of work undertaken over the past 40 years to scientifically prove this, there is no evidence to support such claims.

It can be a concern for many to make important life decisions based on entirely astrological predictions, for example, deciding on a marriage partner based on his/her astrological sign, or making an important financial decision based on position of the planets. Fortunately, the number of people in Britain who regard astrology as valid is small. Less than 10% think horoscopes are “very” or “quite” scientific; similarly, the whole European Union also thinks so.

Understanding What Astrology Offers

While astrology lacks scientific data to back up claims, we in Lynnwood regard our expertise as an efficient way to guide people into the future. Astrology is a product of one of human mind’s greatest attempts to better understand the world.