Astrologers were delighted by the project
for the systematic study of astrological predictions. The method
was to construct natal charts for individuals at the time of
their births, then to predict two key themes in their lives and
their likely occupation. These were then checked against the
actual experiences of these people over many years.
Many results were seen as a total
vindication for the art of Astrology. The desert Bedouin of the
mid-Sahara were such an example. Predictions indicated that major
life themes would be sand and camels, and occupations would tend
towards being desert camel herders. The accuracy of these
predictions was astounding. The same was true for the Inuit
peoples deep within the Arctic Circle. For many of these people
the themes from the natal charts were identified as ice and
darkness. This, again, was stunningly accurate together with
predictions of occupations related to freezing their bums off
while fishing through holes in ice.
It therefore came as a surprise and
disappointment that predictions for people in western city
environments were much less accurate. There was clearly some
factor in London, Paris and New York that was masking the
influence of the stars.
The manner in which the stars exert their
influence is uncertain but has been likened to the effect of
gravity. It was therefore postulated that too many objects near
to a child at birth might counteract the effect of distant
constellations. Results from tribes deep in the Amazonian rain
forest, however, seemed to challenge this. Despite being
constantly surrounded by forest, predicted themes of trees and
hunter-gathering were as accurate as the desert and arctic
predictions. This was also reflected in prediction of occupations
related to making souvenirs for the tourist market while logging
companies decimated the rain forest. The phenomenon affecting
cities must have been something different.
The current prevailing hypothesis is that
it is the influence of man-made objects within 400 meters of a
child at birth that is the critical factor, and this is the
theory which has given rise to the art of Terrology.
Fortunately the availability of top-secret military satellite
photographs on the Internet has meant that an aerial view of the
area surrounding any child at birth can be easily obtained.
I am currently researching this subject and
have begun with my own terrological natal chart. I have an
alignment of two busses in the bus depot of my first quadrant. My
second quadrant contains a fire appliance platform rising and,
critically, I have burglary occurring in two houses of my forth
quadrant. These influences together indicate that I should
possess a credulous medieval world view that has been entirely
uninfluenced by the scientific and philosophical advances of the
last three hundred years. This is clearly untrue, so I must now
discover what other factors in my chart could have lead to the
development of an intuitive appreciation and understanding of
arcane ancient wisdom.