Swiss Ephemeris

Rick Johnson rantingrickjohnson at
Mon Apr 10 00:00:11 EDT 2017

On Sunday, April 9, 2017 at 8:52:44 PM UTC-5, Deborah Swanson wrote:
> PS. I've been using medical astrology to look ahead at my
> medical condition for years in advance. And being off by a
> day or so doesn't matter that much when you're looking at
> trends over the course of years and decades. I also have a
> little software widget to look at the planetary data in
> graphical chart form at any particular second, also based
> on sweph, which has been quite astoundingly accurate in
> following the rather complex kaleidoscope of my symptoms
> during the course of a day. (Though it doesn't do you a bit
> of good if you forget to look! Which is my entire
> motivation to get it encoded and available with a few
> clicks.) And it is quite useful to know in advance what
> will be happening when, and most importantly when it will
> stop. Knowledge is power!

It's simply amazing what technology can do these days. And
with medical diagnosis now just a few clicks away, someone
really should tell those medical students to stop wasting
time and money at university.

> Caveat. This kind of precision and accuracy is only found
> in the specific forms of astrology which relate to pure
> physical phenomena, and most of what you see these days
> masquerading as astrology is pure hooey, almost entirely
> invented on a large scale in the Middle Ages and flowered
> in the Renaissance.

Whadda coinicidence, as did alchemy!

> By pure physical phenomena, which is the only phenomena
> that is at least debatably influenced by physical planetary
> forces, I mean things like the moon's tides, sunspots,
> plant and animal activity throughout the year, and
> supremely, the inner workings of the human body, the first
> wholly Western medicine devised by the ancient Greeks. (The
> ancient Greek physicians are an excellent fallback if
> modern medicine is failing you - if you can find enough
> that remains today of their art.)

Yeah, just uh, be sure to avoid te hemlock, mmmkay? ;-)

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