Friday July 25th 2003 -
~ Intergalactic astrology? ~
by Bernard Fitzwalter
One day, a baby is going to be born on the Moon or Mars. That child is
going to have a very interesting horoscope.
A birth chart, you see, is based on what the sky looks like above your
exact birthplace. The sky, viewed from any other place in space, will
still contain a zodiac but it will also contain a planet Earth!
I wonder what future astrologers will read into that?
I wonder too, what they do in other galaxies?
Recently, scientists have detected several planets around nearby stars
that are capable of supporting life. If the beings there have a culture
or a civilisation, they will surely have their own form of heavenly
mythology. And they will have noticed a beautiful mathematical
relationship between different planetary cycles. No doubt their solar
system, like ours, conforms to the simple, elegant mathematical rules
John Michell was explaining yesterday.
Perhaps they will be awestruck by this brilliant design.
Or perhaps, like us, they will arrogantly assume that, in all this
endless space, they are the only occupants!
We can only guess. But I bet, whatever language those aliens speak
when we finally meet them, they turn out to speak astrology too!
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