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Quotes About Astrology - Critiques


Quotes About Astrology - Critiques

The Astrologer, Campagnola, 1509

Financial Seers

JP Morgan
Millionaires don't use Astrology, billionaires do.

John Kenneth Galbraith
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.

As Esoteric Art

Henry Miller
The vast difference between astrology and other sciences, if I may put it thus, is that astrology deals not with facts but with profundities. The solid ground on which the scientist pretends to rest gives way, in astrology, to imponderables.

Isaac Bashevis Singer
In many ways, astrology, numerology and palmistry are corruptions of the occult because they have attempted to make a practice out of something that is essentially imaginative.

Karen Hamaker-Zondag, astrologer
Astrology is one of the earliest attempts made by man to find the order hidden behind or within the confusing and apparent chaos that exists in the world.

Astronomy and Astrology

Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy the mad daughter of a wise mother. These daughters have too long dominated the earth.

Rebecca West
Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.

Emm Gryner, female Canadian Musician
I'm interested in astrology and astronomy.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Astronomy to the selfish becomes astrology.

Douglas Adams, in the novel Mostly Harmless:
I know that astrology isn't a science... Of course it isn't. It's just an arbitrary set of rules like chess or tennis.... The rules just kind of got there. They don't make any kind of sense except in terms of themselves. But when you start to exercise those rules, all sorts of processes start to happen and you start to find out all sorts of stuff about people. In astrology the rules happen to be about stars and planets, but they could be about ducks and drakes for all the difference it would make. It's just a way of thinking about a problem which lets the shape of that problem begin to emerge. The more rules, the tinier the rules, the more arbitrary they are, the better. It's like throwing a handful of fine graphite dust on a piece of paper to see where the hidden indentations are. It lets you see the words that were written on the piece of paper above it that's now been taken away and hidden. The graphite's not important. It's just the means of revealing their indentations. So you see, astrology's nothing to do with astronomy. It's just to do with people thinking about people.

Johannes Kepler
A mind is accustomed to mathematical deduction, when confronted with the faulty foundations of astrology, resists a long, long time, like an obstinate mule, until compelled by beating and curses to put its foot into that dirty puddle.

Carl Jung

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.

At the moment I am looking into astrology, which seems indispensable for a proper understanding of mythology. There are strange and wondrous things in these lands of darkness. Please, don't worry about my wanderings in these infinitudes. I shall return laden with rich booty for our knowledge of the human psyche.

The starry vault of heaven is in truth the open book of cosmic projection.


Hippocrates, "father of medicine" who lived in Greece 460-377 B.C.
A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.

Markku Silivola, Finnish psychiatrist
Astrology can clear up or mix up a person as much as any other psychological, philosophical or religious mirror, a looking glass in the endless mirror hall of life.


Edward Abbey
Who needs astrology? The wise man gets by on fortune cookies.

Arthur C. Clarke I don't believe in astrology; I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical.

Noel Coward
I don't believe in astrology. The only stars I can blame for my failures are those that walk about the stage.

Freddie Mercury
You know, I designed the Queen crest. I simply combined all the creatures that represent our star signs-and I don't even believe in astrology.

Anne Sexton
Well, one gets out of bed and the planets don’t always hiss or muck up the day, each day.

Mason Cooley, American aphorist (creator of aphorisms)
Astrology: do we make a hullabaloo among the stars, or do they make a hullabaloo down here?

Kurt Vonnegut
About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm.

>John Milton
No date prefixed directs me in the starry rubric set.

Mad Scientists

David Hilbert (German mathematician)
If one were to bring ten of the wisest men in the world together and ask them what was the most stupid thing in existence, they would not be able to discover anything so stupid as astrology.

Frank Tipler, Physicist
Whether the ice caps melt, or expand - whatever happens - the anthropogenic global warming theorists claim it confirms their theory. A perfect example of a pseudo-science like astrology.

Hannes Alfven, Swedish Scientist
Most people today still believe, perhaps unconsciously, in the heliocentric universe every newspaper in the land has a section on astrology, yet few have anything at all on astronomy.

Isaac Asimov
The vast majority, who believe in astrology and think that the planets have nothing better to do than form a code that will tell them whether tomorrow is a good day to close a business deal or not, become all the more excited and enthusiastic about the bilge when a group of astronomers denounces it.


John Jewel, 16th-Century English Clergyman
Human knowledge is dark and uncertain; philosophy is dark, astrology is dark, and geometry is dark.

Sri Yukteswar
A child is born on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with his individual karma.

Sri Chinmoy
Before one accepts spirituality, astrology is very powerful, like a lion. Then when one enters into a deeper spiritual life, astrology becomes a tiny household cat.

Disparaging Remarks

John Cleveland
The astrologer who spells the stars, mistakes his globes, and in her bright eye interprets heaven's physiognomies.

Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher
Astrology furnishes a splendid proof of the contemptible subjectivity of men. It refers the course of celestial bodies to the miserable ego: it establishes a connection between the comets in heaven and squabbles and rascalities on earth.

Robert G. Ingersoll, Civil-War era American politician
If the people were a little more ignorant, astrology would flourish.

Robert Heinlein, 20th Century American writer
A touchstone to determine the actual worth of an "intellectual" - find out how he feels about astrology.

Roger L'Estrange, 17th Century English journalist
Figure-flingers and star-gazers pretend to foretell the fortunes of kingdoms, and have no foresight in what concerns themselves.

Fate Vs Free Will

Isabel Hickey, astrologer

All anyone can see in a birthchart are tendencies that will become facts if he does not do something to alter them.

Jeremy Taylor, clergyman (1613-1667)
A wise man shall overrule his stars, and have a greater influence upon his own content than all the constellations and planets of the firmament.

Edgar Cayce
Astrology is a fact, in most instances. But astrological aspects are but signs, symbols. No influence is of greater value or of greater help than the will of an individual.... Do not attempt to be guided by, but use the astrological influences as the means to meet or to overcome the faults and failures, or to minimize the faults and to magnify the virtues in self.

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