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Turtle BS: Astrological Stats on Mudcatters (152* d) RE: Astrological Stats on Mudcatters 18 Aug 00

Here's my take, for what it's worth: astrology is a tool. It doesn't require either belief, or proof. I don't know whether or not I "believe in" astrology. The question for me is, is it helpful? Does it help me understand myself better or get through difficult times or work better with other people? Is the tool useful to me in a given situation? Not all tools are helpful for all people in all situations. You can use an axe or a crosscut or a chainsaw to cut down a tree. If you choose a chainsaw, you don't say you don't believe in the axe. You say it doesn't work for you.

Another way to think about astrology (and tarot) is as a series of metaphors. You don't have to take it as literal truth for it to be useful. Maybe a tarot reading isn't predictive at all; maybe you read into it what you already really know at some level. Nonetheless it can clarify your understanding through image, metaphor and story, just as fairy tales (or folk songs!) do, for example. Metaphor isn't helpful to everyone, either, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.


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