February 9, 1997 |
Investors, beware the Ides of February. Just as the soothsayer warned Julius Caesar of his impending doom, financial astrologers are warning Wall Street that the stock market's near-relentless rise soon may be over.
June 27, 1990 |
It was an eerie and chilling letter that arrived at the 75th police precinct in Brooklyn last November. "This is the Zodiac," the missive said. " . . . The Zodiac will kill the 12 Signs in the belt. When the Zodiacal light is seen Zodiac will spread fear." At the top of the letter was a small circle with a pie-like slice containing the words: "Taurus the first sign is dead." Investigators couldn't find any murders that could be linked to the mysterious writer.
July 28, 1985
I realize that the astrology column is considered by most editors to be an entertainment and not a factual report. Although it's not my idea of entertainment, I don't have a serious quarrel with this perspective. The real nature of astrology is blurred, however, in the minds of many with astronomy and science. Because there is no scientific basis for astrology, I believe the distinction should be kept clear. Science is a tool--no more, no less, and it is important that we understand the nature of our tools and how to use them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1988
How frightening it is to exist in this world of nuclear brinkmanship and have a leader whose decision-making could be based upon pseudoscience, namely astrology. What's next--"pyramidology?" ED KYSAR Reseda
May 31, 1988 |
As Nancy Reagan toured Moscow without her, Raisa Gorbachev, her hostess and sometime guide, said Monday that the astrological beliefs that play a role in the American First Lady's life mean nothing to her. "Not me, sorry," the wife of Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev told reporters who asked if she believed in astrology. "I believe in practice and in practical things." Former White House aide Donald T. Regan has said astrology is a passion of Mrs.
July 5, 1985 |
The phone rang at Carroll Righter's Hollywood mansion and the 85-year-old astrologer answered it himself. His normally cheerful demeanor quickly changed to a serious one as he listened. Then, leaning out of a 17th-Century antique chair, the oldest American astrology columnist leafed through a book that lists daily positions of Mars, Venus and the other planets in the sky. Frowning, he turned back to the phone: "I think you should have done that the day before yesterday."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1988
Reagan is more adept and has more luck in getting out of jams than the Pink Panther! After being embarrassed by the astrology fiasco, along came his meeting with Mikhail Gorbachev on Russian soil about arms control. Presto! His image improved. President Reagan certainly has the "luck of the Irish." BESS KAYE Beverly Hills
May 16, 1988 |
Astrology is based on the theory that the sun, moon, stars and planets influence human affairs. To calculate that influence, astrologers cast a birth chart, known as a horoscope, showing the positions of the sun, moon and planets in relation to the Earth and stars at the time of a person's birth. The horoscope includes a Zodiac, divided into 12 equal signs (Aries, Cancer, Leo, Aquarius, etc.) and 12 houses representing the Earth's surface.