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Stargazing Red Sox & Lunar Eclipse & astrology

  1. Oct 29, 2004 #1

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    PF member turbo-1 predicted that some superstitious Red Sox fans would attach some mystical significance to the lunar eclipse during the final game of the World Series. So far, fortunately, I have not seen too much of that in the news, although I have not asked many fans about it. I did find one article about an astrologer's & a numerologist's thoughts on the win...

    http://www.portsmouthherald.com/news/10292004/news/45461.htm

    Out of curiousity, can someone explain what "in 5 degrees of Taurus" means?

    Correct me if I'm mistaken, but the sun is not anywhere near the constellation Taurus this month (since Taurus shows up at night nowadays).

    Ever been to Venus? :wink:
    Hmm...aren't the sun & Venus always positioned closely? (suggesting we should always have pleasant experiences, if we are to follow the astrologer's logic). I assume there was a specific positioning that was significant to the astrologer. Can someone clarify?

    Always? (any statistical analysis of this claim?)

    This is the first I've heard of places having astrological ties. I assume it's based on the founding date of that city/state. Is this a common astrological practice?

    Is it standard practice for numerologists to add up the digits of dates or was it just convenient in this case. And since "2004" and "fans" applies to St Louis just as much as it does Boston, then why didn't both teams have good fortune (instead of St Louis being shut-out)?
     
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  3. Oct 29, 2004 #2

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    Hi Phobos,

    I am sure you remember well my experience and studies of astrology :smile: Those promoting that the lunar eclipse having something to do with the Red Sox winning the World Series are truly uninformed of how astrology should be used. First of all, astrological placements such as the lunar eclipse do not affect events, but reflect human tendencies. Humans ultimately have the choice (free will as many will call it) to excercise those tendencies. To answer your questions:

    5 degrees Taurus simply means approx. 5 degrees of the ecliptic that represents Taurus. See, many who "practice" astrology think the constellations are involved, when actually they are not. The 12 portions of the ecliptic (12 sections X 30 degrees each) are named after 12 of the constellations (technically there are 13 in the zodiac :wink: ) 5 degrees of Taurus is probably the same as April 26th -ish give or take a day.

    Not the sun, but the moon was in Taurus at 5 degrees at the lunar eclipes. Taurus and Scorpio are opposites which we have the sun in Scorpio, the moon in Taurus, thus a full moon (Sun in opposition to the moon). The night of the lunar eclipse the sun and moon were in direct opposition.

    A subjective statement. Disregard it.

    No, not true, but "traditionally", the opposition of the sun and moon (aka full moon) represents a balance or struggle between two opposing forces. Note I say "represent".

    Another subjective statement, disregard it.
    I don't have any dealings with numerology to offer.

    Yes Phobos, this coincidence is interesting, however we have had 4 lunar eclipses in the last 18 months, with a major geometrical alignment occuring also last year with the Sun Scorpio/Taurus moon and planets lining up in a star pattern, which in my opinion was even more significant then this. I think astrology should not be looked at as a mystical thing, but taken with a grain of salt. How I USE astrology (it is a tool not a force) is by comparing the planetary/ecliptic alignments and compare them to how human beings are reacting to their environment. Interesting too that I myself am a Scorpio born under the full moon of Taurus :biggrin: ....a 1/144 chance of me having this combination.
     
  4. Oct 29, 2004 #3

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    I also want to add Phobos, it's the interpretation of these aspects that are in question and are subjective, but the placements of them are entirely astronomical.
     
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  5. Oct 29, 2004 #4

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    Of course! You're my favorite astrologer. :biggrin:
    Thanks for the input on those statements. It's interesting to see how much subjectivity goes into it.
     
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