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June 25th to June 29th
MONDAY JUNE 25
Ever since I watched the Sunrise over Stonehenge last week, I have been thinking about the ancients who flocked there to celebrate, thousands of years ago. They, of course, lived in a very different world. They had no science to tell them that the Sun is not rising at all but standing still - while our part of the earth turns to face it. Theirs was a world full of mystery, superstition and assumption. When faced with something that they could not explain, they just made up a story. Not like us eh? We, for example, know exactly how they built Stonehenge. And when. And why. Oh yes, indeed.
TUESDAY JUNE 26
Astrology Answers updates today with another two problems astrologically analysed by three astrologers. Thursdays now update with Uri Geller and another Mind Power article - current topic is Looking Into the Future and Friday the Dream Doctor interprets more of your dreams. We are currently working on the new "forum" section of our website. The forum will give us a chance to share some of the feedback we receive from you, the visitors. We will kick-off with some of the reactions on the Bush/environment debate - it's sparked off a huge response. Thank you to all of the people who take the time to email our site - it really is appreciated.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 27
Sunrise and sunset
Sunrise and sunset times pose problems to people who prefer precision. There's a debate, for example, about whether sunrise is the moment when the top of the Sun comes up - or the moment when the whole of the Sun can be seen. Then, there's a problem with viewing height. If you're in a valley, will you see the sunrise at the same moment as someone on a mountain? And, of course, the Sun always rises later in the north than it does in the south. I shall explain more tomorrow, about why all this is so important to astrologers.
THURSDAY JUNE 28
Yesterday, I said that the Sun always rises later in the north than it does in the south! I think I must have been having a senior moment at the time. Actually, of course, it all depends on the time of year. Sometimes, the Sun rises later in the North. Right now, it is rising later in the South. The point remains though, that a horoscope is a map of the sky as it would have looked above your birthplace, at the very moment when you were born. The first thing an astrologer will always want to know about you is which planets were above your horizon and which were below it.
FRIDAY JUNE 29
The latest edition of New Scientist contains a fascinating piece about the power of the Moon. It quotes a recent study, by British Telecom, which shows how people surf the web much more just before Full Moon. It mentions many other studies which confirm the correlation between cycles of the Moon and events on earth. But then it adds, sniffily and haughtily, that the methodology is unreliable. So? Try a new study with proper methodology, chaps. Then, you'll finally prove what has been so obvious to the rest of us for thousands of years.
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