And if we're going to get serious, I do want to point out that in India, Vedic Astrology has been conducted with great skill by some of the world's smartest people for thousands of years, and even when we're just playing around with western astrology, it can lead to some interesting scientific recognitions. For example, most people don't know what Eris is. Thanks to astrology, lots of people find out.
@ CK MacLeod:
OMG! The astrologist didn't have her facts straight?! In her defense, she did write, "I believe..."
Okay. Astrology as final word:
Eris stationed in the sign of Aries, which rules the head. While we’ve had many men assassinated or threatened in our rather violent history, I believe Ms Giffords might have been the first woman and first Jew shot for her politics. As you might guess, Our Favorite Cowgirl, RELOADing Sarah Palin (February 11, 1964, 4:40 pm, Sandpoint, Idaho) has a VERY prominent Eris. Sarah does seem to sow discord as part of her path on earth! Eris in Aries squares Sarah’s Nodes of Destiny. Eris is in Sarah’s Tucson chart’s eighth house of death ~ so the ASTROLOGY indicates Sarah WAS “involved” due to her map with the bull’s eye rifle sighting imagery on Gifford’s Congressional District even as pundits argue that Sarah wasn’t involved.
I like the spicy-carrot contrivance idea. I'll work on it.
Colin jokingly points out from time to time that things are my fault. This time it really is. I'm always thanking him for things after I've done the real work. He picked the habit up from me.
@ CK MacLeod:
I will use that link--sometimes even directly.
I suppose that's true. I hope Colin doesn't mind, but I copied it and sent it to some of my friends. So at least some other folks will read it.
I don't know anything about the print-media, or how Internet news services work, but I wish more people could read this piece, so if you can possibly get it "out there," I suggest you do. It's important.