Brilliant Sun Signs Tuesday, Jan 29 2008 

OK. After watching this, I am slightly tempted to erase everything I have ever written about sun sign astrologers. Because it is such a wicked response to this skeptic.

(hat tip: The facebook horoscopic astrology forum)

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Polling Astrology Friday, Jan 25 2008 

s-hpoll-small.jpgArianna Huffington has launched a new section at the Huffington Post called HuffPollstrology, to push back against the pollsters by treating “them as lightweight diversions on par with horoscopes and political betting lines.” Says Arianna:

To this end, we are introducing a new feature today: HuffPollstrology. It will keep you up to date on the latest poll results, along with the candidates’ latest horoscope predictions, the latest online political betting lines, and the latest weather forecasts for key primary states (and we know how accurate those often turn out to be!). Pollstrology is a great way to see who is hot and who is not — and which candidates’ stars say they might be lucky in voter love today.

So you can feed your poll habit every day, but in the right context — the way people who check their horoscopes every day know (unless they’ve checked their sanity at the door) that they have to take them with a large pinch of salt.

This way, you’ll be well-armed with the fun ways to start a conversation that polling and astrology provide: “I hear Hillary is ahead in California… What’s your sign? I bet you’re a Scorpio.”

The Huffington Post currently hosts two rather superficial astrology features: one a rather typical canned sun-sign treatment, courtesy of iVillage and the other by Michael Lutin (which I commented on here). (more…)

ElsaElsaElsaElsaElsa oh Elsa! Tuesday, Sep 5 2006 

One good word can do wonders for blog traffic (blogstats at 220 so far and still climbing)!

Thanks Elsa!

And this is . . . well, about as good as it gets.

A Retrograde Mercury Signals Disaster Friday, Jul 21 2006 

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According to Sheldon Drobny (of Air America) over at the Huffington Post, the recent outbreak of war in Lebanon can be at least partially understood by the fact that the hostilities commenced while Mercury is [apparently] traipsing backwards.

The global crisis has intensified recently with the recent Israeli military incursions into Gaza and Lebanon. This intensity of human crisis has fallen into an astronomical period in which the planet Mercury is in retrograde. In astronomical terms, retrograde is a time when the planets appear to have a backward movement in the sky.

Before I get into the meat of this post, I just have to mention a few factoids: (more…)

Stocks Eclipsed? Monday, Jun 12 2006 

Arch_Crawford.jpgAstrologer and market trader Arch Crawford (who once advised burying a stockpile of canned goods and an M-16 in the back yard) is once again warning of financial trauma. Not only is the current market in a “corrective” phase, he believes that it will crash a la 1987 somewhere near or on the fall equinox eclipse of 22 September 2006 and that we will be entering a “historic period” of “German-style” hyper-inflation which will last throughout 2007.

Arch Crawford’s Dim View Of Stocks
John Dobosz, 05.30.06, 12:15 PM ET

New York – It’s not a far-fetched notion that recurring patterns can be found in just about every earthly and human process. No doubt the oceans’ tides and the change of seasons move in predictable cycles. Human beings, bipolar or not, also experience mood changes that tend to run in cycles.

As Carl Jung would explain, human beings also seem to exhibit collective mood swings. And certainly, the oscillation between extremes of fear and greed are rather pronounced in the financial markets.

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