Really, a very good piece. Whether or not astrology is falsifiable depends on who you talk to. Some practitioners will present you with a version of astrology that is falsifiable, and others do not. My approach is that each individual should determine what works for them PERSONALLY, adjusting beliefs as situations and times change (what works for you in your 20’s or, alternatively, in (say) the 1990’s may not work for you in your 40s or, alternatively, say this decade. In fact, I developed a system which can use astrology (but does not have to) called SUMO (strategic use of multiple oracles). I have since discovered that my SUMO resembles, to some degree, something called “multi-trait, multi-method.” In any case, I think each individual should decide for themselves what works, or does not, by testing it (with as open a mind as is possible). See, also: (1) https://grandtrines.wordpress.com/sumo/ and (2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multitrait-multimethod_matrix
Recently I accidentally came across a great philosopher whose name is Karl Popper. I admit, I am not a philosopher, nor was I a philosophy major, but if this name sounds somewhat familiar to you but you cannot recall what exactly he has written, or if you mysteriously thought he must be related to the ideology of Marxism (How dare you! Well, he IS actually related to the ideology – he had adopted Marxism when he was younger but later abandoned it – but just not in the way you think he is.), please allow me to introduce him (very roughly) to you.
Karl Popper is an Austria-born philosopher of Jewish decent, so prior to the World War II, afraid of Nazism, he and his family emigrated to New Zealand. After the War, he moved back to Europe, to the UK, where he spent the second half of his life…
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