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  1. Astrology: Historical Waste Of Time? 

  2. Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Astronomy Vs. Astrology Bibliography Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Persons of Interest History Validity Pt.1 Pt.2 Popularity Today What Are The Signs?

  3. March 21st to April 20th Symbol: – the Ram Planet: – Mars Stone: – Diamond Personality:” – Adventurous, energetic, courageous, selfish, impulsive, impatient Likes: – Approval, wines, wealth Dislikes: – Hunger, being ignored, physical restrictions Compatibility: – Leo, Sagittarius, Gemini Aries Menu

  4. Taurus Menu • April 21st to May 21st • Symbol – the Bull • Planet – Venus • Stone – Emerald • Personality – Patient, warmhearted, persistent, jealous, resentful, greedy • Likes – Comfort, pleasure, stability • Dislikes – Being indoors, disruption, being pushed too hard • Compatibility – Virgo, Capricorn, Cancer

  5. Gemini Menu • May 22nd to June 21st • Symbol – set of twins • Planet – Mercury • Stone – Moss agate • Personality – Witty, intellectual, communicative, nervous, cunning, superficial • Likes – Talking, reading, variety • Dislikes – learning, mental inaction, being alone • Compatibility – Libra, Aquarius, Aries

  6. Cancer Menu • June 22nd to July 22nd • Symbol – the Crab • Planet – the moon • Stone – Pearl • Personality – Maternal, loving, family oriented, moody, devious, supersensitive • Likes – Hobbies, romance, children • Dislikes – Failure, opposition, advice • Compatibility – Scorpio, Pisces, Taurus

  7. Leo Menu • July 23rd to August 22nd • Symbol – the Lion • Planet – the Sun • Stone – Ruby • Personality – Generous, loving, creative, patronizing, bossy, overbearing • Likes – Drama, children, lavish living • Dislikes – Small minded people, penny pinching, mean spiritedness • Compatibility – Aries, Sagittarius, Gemini

  8. Virgo Menu • August 23rd to September 23rd • Symbol – the Virgin • Planet – Mercury • Stone – Jade • Personality – Reliable, punctual, courageous, fussy, overcritical, perfectionist • Likes – Analyzing things, health foods, hygiene • Dislikes – Uncertainty, sloppiness, hazards to health • Compatibility – Taurus, Scorpio, Cancer

  9. Libra Menu • September 24rd to October 23rd • Symbol – the Scales of Balance • Planet – Venus • Stone – Sapphire • Personality – Diplomatic, romantic, easy going, Gullible, flirtatious, indecisive • Likes – Sharing, gentleness, the finer things in life • Dislikes – Violence, injustice, brutishness • Compatibility – Gemini, Leo, Aquarius

  10. Scorpio Menu • October 24th to November 22nd • Symbol – the Scorpion • Planet – Pluto • Stone – Opal • Personality – Passionate, investigative, sensitive, stubborn, violent, aggressive • Likes – Truth, sex, analysis • Dislikes – Flattery, personal questions, superficiality • Compatibility – Pisces, Virgo, Cancer

  11. Sagittarius Menu • November 23rd to December 21st • Symbol – the Centaur • Planet – Jupiter • Stone – Topaz • Personality – Optimistic, honest, philosophical, irresponsible, careless, restless • Likes – Traveling, freedom, getting to the heart of the matter • Dislikes – Being tied down, being constrained, details • Compatibility – Leo, Aries, Libra

  12. Capricorn Menu • December 22nd to January 20th • Symbol – the Goat • Planet – the Sun • Stone – Black Onyx • Personality – Knowledgeable, eloquent, ambitious, overly punctual, greedy, unforgiving • Likes – Professionalism, purpose, firm foundations • Dislikes – Ridicule, wild schemes, fantasies • Compatibility – Pisces, Virgo, Scorpio

  13. January 21st to February 19th Symbol – Water Carrier Planet – Uranus Stone – the Gem Aquarian Personality – shy, original, strong-willed, arrogant, loners, temperamental Likes – future, having fun, food companions Dislikes – imitation, excessive loneliness, the ordinary Compatibility – Leo and Sagittarius Aquarius Menu

  14. Pisces Menu • February 20th to March 20th • Symbol – The fish • Planet – Neptune • Stone – Moonstone • Personality – Imaginative, compassionate, selfless, escapist, idealist, secretive • Likes – Solitude, mystery, the ridiculous • Dislikes – Being criticized, arrogance, the obvious • Compatibility – Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio

  15. Aries- Maya Angelou Taurus- Tony Blair Gemini- Che Guevara Cancer- John Rambo Leo- Neil Armstrong Virgo- H.G. Wells Scorpio- Steve Stock Sagittarius- Winston Churchill Capricorn- Edgar Allen Poe Aquarius- Jules Vern Pisces- Ralph Nader Libra- Gandhi Persons of Interest Menu

  16. Historical Horoscopes Menu • Astrology was first developed in Sumaria roughly 4000 years ago • It then became further integrated into civilization during the Hellenistic period, when it was incorporated to the Greek mythology. This is where the zodiacs and the other principles that we use today are from. • As Christianity spread through Europe, Astrology died down. • Today it is widely used as a novelty.

  17. How Valid is Astrology? Menu • It is not valid at all. When astrology was created, the scientific knowledge of the time was incorrect in relation to the astronomical function and alignment of the planets. • Today Astronomers and Scientists scoff at any possibility that there is truth in Astrology.

  18. (Validity contd.) Menu • One would think that horoscopes would be the same no matter what source they came from. Nowadays horoscopes have become somewhat of a novelty Many are different, contain opposing viewpoints and suggestions, and differ from one to another Here's a horoscope from yahoo. COM for 4/15/05 for the sign pisces: Quickie: Your opinions are only opinions. Don't turn them into a manifesto. Overview: Here's that deja vu feeling -- and this weekend is starting just like the last one. You probably won't want to go out, though -- not tonight, anyway. Have a small get-together at your place -- very small. Say, a party of two? here's a horoscope for 4/15/05 for the sign pisces from the website my.horoscope.com Don't worry about other people's responsibilities. It's time for you to have some fun, so make plans to get out with people you enjoy. A shopping spree will lead to some fabulous purchases. As one can tell they differ in outlook and wording and have few similarities The validity of horoscopes is hard to obtain so one must be careful in fully trusting in them.

  19. Then Why is it so Popular? Menu • Today, people have access to all forms of media without any major effort. Looking at a horoscope is simple and can be a fun way to imagine the possibilities of the future. People apply the general statements to specific portions of their personal lives. • Surprisingly enough, roughly 22% of Americans believe in what they find in their horoscope. • As long as there is demand, there is money to be made.

  20. Astrology vs. Astronomy Menu • Astrology: The study that assumes and attempts to interpret the influence of the heavenly bodies on human affairs. • (Not scientific*) • Astronomy: The science that deals with the material universe beyond the earths atmosphere • (Scientific*)

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