ASTROLOGY is just unscientific superstition many skeptics insist. Real philosophy, Theosophy counters, seeks “rather to solve than to deny.”
“It is an axiom of the philosophic student,” Blavatsky affirms, “that truth generally lies between the extremes.”
This is what the ancients meant by Astrology she says.
“Mention the word ‘astrology’ and skeptics go into an epileptic fit,” natural health researcher Mike Adams says.
“The idea that someone’s personality could be imprinted at birth according to the position of the sun, moon and planets,” Adams comments, “has long been derided as ‘quackery’ by the so-called ‘scientific’ community
… which resists any notion based on holistic connections between individuals and the cosmos.”
But wait a minute. Recently, scientific studies showing planetary imprinting called “seasonal biology” has confirmed the principle underlying astrology. The scientific study shows that planetary positions do, surprisingly, influence our biological clocks. Why not our psychological and mental states as well?
“The ancients always considered the ‘ambient’ – or entire heaven – at birth,” Blavatsky colleague William Q. Judge wrote in Astrological Influences, “as being that which affected man.”
New Age Mother, Madame Blavatsky, referred often to astrology in her Theosophical writings, as in the following lines from “The Theosophist” in Blavatsky Collected Writings compiled by Boris de Zircoff.
Although a study of the science of astronomy may enable us “to determine what the course of events will be,” she insisted that:
“…the clock indicates,
it does not influence the time.”
Thus, she says, “though the planets may have no hand in changing the destiny of man, still their position may indicate what that destiny is likely to be.”
“And a distant traveler has often to put right his clock, so that it may indicate correctly the time of the place he visits.”