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Superstition - Astrology
(871 words)

Part of Superstition:

1. The Problem

2. Magic

3. Astrology

Astrology (“reading of the stars”) assumes that there is a regular connection between the position of the stars at the moment of a person’s birth and that person’s character and destiny. Astronomy investigates the natural laws governing heavenly bodies.

1. The following are some of the objections to astrology raised by various specialized sciences:

a) Over a period of more than two millennia, not one of the several thousand most reliable horoscopes known has ever been proved to be accurate.

b) Astrology connects a person’s de…

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Johannes Fasbender, “Superstition - Astrology”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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