Stephen Hawking on Prediction and Astrology

I thoroughly enjoyed this post and I hope you do, too…
while I would articulate the general purpose of astro as not being about ‘predicting the future (i.e. events)’ but rather predicting energy flows for capitalizing upon, I was extremely pleased to read Hawkings quote that, ‘There is no more experimental evidence for some of the theories described this book than there is for astrology, but *we believe them [scientific theories] because they are consistent with theories that have survived testing*.”
Exactly!

Mary K. Greer's Tarot Blog

“Watch out for wormholes: you never know what may come out of them.” 
— Stephen Hawking

 One of the first things people want to know about Tarot is how it works. Most seasoned practitioners will admit they haven’t a clue but have considered a few possibilities including:

  • Carl Jung’s theory of synchronicity (not really a theory but rather a belief in meaningful coincidence) 
  • Quantum physics
  • Psychological projection (as a kind of Rorschach test)
  • Contact with a Spiritual Being, Higher Self, Universal Consciousness or paranormal force
  • Magic(k) (an as-yet-unknown scientific principle)
  • One’s subconscious directing the placement of the cards
  • Self-fulfilling prophecies
  • A mentalist’s set of cold-reading tricks conjoined with the Barnum Effect

I was fascinated to see that the physicist, Stephen Hawking, in The Universe in a Nutshell (albeit a rehash of his earlier work) addresses this very concern. In a chapter called “Predicting the Future,” he compares astrology to his understanding of…

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