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Unless there's something else going on here that I haven't considered, my tentative conclusion is that this represents positive correlation between events and planetary positions which (hopefully) anyone can perform. I'll preempt skepticism, or at least get it oriented, by pointing out that it's just a bunch of graph bars that depend on a conceptual model. My qualified rebuttal is that it apparently shows pattern associations that haven't been previously demonstrated, and pattern associations are what humans look for. I'll need to get some other opinions before I can produce any discussion or arguments, please let me know what you think. billcor at mcn dot org
C'mon people, if you're reading this you must have some kind of opinion
Below are 6 screenshots of the Horostat program analyzing 323 charts representing the dates of online purchases.
This first group represent the difference between random and non-random association. Random association in the aspect charts is recognized by hits on a broad range of planets indicating that none were significantly unique.So this is where you come in, honored reader:
- Graph 1 (left) represents the aspect: Biquintile by Kepler (16 to 20 deg). Biquintile, is considered to be bogus by many astrologers, and this graph indeed shows what appears to be (mostly) random association.
- Graph 2 (right) Shows possible positive association for Keplers aspect Sesquiquadrate (133 to 137 deg).
was hired by the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II to discover "The Harmony of the Spheres", which had been a big deal since Aristotle claimed that it had to exist. While at it, he discovered the math that describes the physics of planetary motion. His theory of planetary harmony is represented by the 5 aspects named after him, at least 3 of which turned out to be baloney even though he did get the math right (a sound lesson for everyone but me).
- Graph 3 (left) showing a positive tendency for the incidence of planets within one degree departing semi-square aspect, note the complete absence of the Moon and Mercury which are also very mobile and just as likely to be aspected by other random planets, if the aspects were in fact random.
- Graph 4, (right) shows planets within 6 degrees departing Opposition aspect. 6 degrees is an industry standard for departing major aspects and raises the odds of finding any planets within it's orb of influence simply because it's a bigger orb. But please note that the odds are not six times bigger than those at the left.
Note that the Part Of Fortune is active in 3 graphs. I never would have thought it had a real effect. Maybe the other Arabic Parts are real too, somebody should do a study or pay me to write some software to find out (a good idea!). I chose to show the Departing orbs because it has a distinctive signature because of the way the program is written. The Applying orb shows the same planets but they're spread out horizontally instead of vertically across the graph, and the effect is less apparent. Both orbs combined looks even more muddled and it takes some study before the light turns on.
- The code for finding an aspect goes something like this:
(then do statistics with the number values in CountUpBooleans vs AllChartsCounted, and bubble-up the highest numbers to the top w/ their associated planet attached via an integer array). If you were a geek, you'd swoon to know that.
if FastPlanetDeg = (SlowPlanetDeg + FastPlanetsDepartingOrb[X]) then DepartingBoolean[X] = true;
... yada yada ...
If DepartingBoolean[X] = true, then CountUpBooleans = CountUpBooleans + 1;
- It's taken 10 years to compile this data because my sales are usually slow, and some records were lost to a crashed computer. Also I go off my feed when people smile patronizingly at the mention of Astrology. Me: "So HAHA You Condescending Arrogant Bastards! Where's your False God Now?" (shrill with flying spittle)
- Through human history, there have always been people who will turn something that looks like truth into an industry. Two examples off-hand are Astrology and religious schools such as Pat Robertson University. Astrology has been around 1000 times longer than PRU, and it's charlatans are historically peerless in the art of embellished plausibilties. Ancient Astrologers have in fact set the current standard for religious hype, an achievement for which they have never been properly acknowledged. Only since the invention of statistics has PRU out-shown Astrology because faith claims to need no proof, and leaves no paper trail. I confess that I do still have reservations about my programs assertion though, because unless the accuracy can be predicted and verified, it's just conjecture. These graphs may represent only a statistical coincidence. To convince, there needs to be (a) more sets of 250+ charts representing a variety of Category topics, and (b) some kind of feedback review.
If you don't have access to an old mac or don't want to fool w/ the program's bugs, you can email me a list of 250+ dates in the format shown below. If I get them this way, the program will read them from a text file and record their charts in a couple of seconds. They have to be in this format because data entry is a bottleneck and I'm definitely not going to record them all 1 by 1 in the data text boxes and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. However, a word processor program with spreadsheets can be set up to list the info more efficiently.
If you know how, perhaps you could insert known statistical errors that can be compared against Horostats result. I could probably force myself to figure out how to do that but it wouldn't convince anyone unless they already knew what the error should be, because lets face it, astrologers don't have a lot of credibility. (see above)
The format is: name , dd/mm/yyyyy AD,(or BC) Lat.LLN(S), Long.LLLW(E), hh:mm AM (or PM). If you don't know the Latitude and longitude, replace those numbers with dashes (-). Punctuation characters, spaces, and the number of characters after the name (47), are all critical.
Name_ID_For_The_Date , 21/04/01952 AD, Lat.40N, Long.119E, 10:30 PM
Another-Name , 02/04/02002 AD, Lat.39N, Long.123W, 12:46 AM
Name_3 , 15/09/02002 AD, Lat.--N, Long.---W, 08:17 AM
Name_4 , 30/11/01999 AD, Lat.33N, Long.101W, 03: oops!
Name_5 , 30/11/01999 AD, Lat.33N, Long.101W, 03:31 PM
+ 245 more
I used the spreadsheet in AppleWorks 6, (talkin' Mac OS9 here) with separate locked columns for the punctuation groups, but if you haven't used a spreadsheet before, it won't save time. Instead use a regular textfile w/ a fixed width font like courier and justify everything to the right. That way goes pretty fast and errors stand out because the only variable sized entry is to the left. And if you paste this string: " AD, Lat.--N, Long.---W, ", it flies. For the name there should be no caps and total less than 21 characters, + one space at the end. Once it's entered that way and looks orderly, open that text file through the Horostat program, and go to the Edit menu > Import Data (or copy it to an email & send it). It's a bit time consuming to set it up, but it's a vast improvement over entering data through Horostat's 'New Chart' entry boxes: (250 x 12 = 3000 individual entries . . . ugh).
Please include a description of the nature of your list, and where you got the data. What kind of info you're looking for would be nice too, but if you want to keep it private, that's ok.
- I currently don't charge to process a list of dates that total more than 250.
- I reserve the right to publish the results, but will include the description only with your permission.
- I'll send back graph jpegs of aspect or sign associations, but I don't interpret results.
- Please read this about Recognizing garbage.