The cosmos is a vast living body

The cosmos is a vast living body, of which we are still parts.  The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins.  The moon is a great nerve center from which we quiver forever.  Who knows the power that Saturn has over us, or Venus?  But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time.  ~D.H. Lawrence

Astrology is one of the earliest attempts

Astrology is one of the earliest attempts made by man to find the order hidden behind or within the confusing and apparent chaos that exists in the world.  ~Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Look you doubloon your zodiac here is

Look you, Doubloon, your zodiac here is the life of man in one round chapter.  To begin: there’s Aries, or the Ram – lecherous dog, he begets us; then, Taurus, or the Bull – he bumps us the first thing; then Gemini, or the Twins – that is, Virtue and Vice; we try to reach Virtue, when lo! comes Cancer the Crab, and drags us back; and here, going from Virtue, Leo, a roaring Lion, lies in the path – he gives a few fierce bites and surly dabs with his paw; we escape, and hail Virgo, the virgin! that’s our first love; we marry and think to be happy for aye, when pop comes Libra, or the Scales – happiness weighed and found wanting; and while we are very sad about that, Lord! how we suddenly jump, as Scorpio, or the Scorpion, stings us in rear; we are curing the wound, when come the arrows all round; Sagittarius, or the Archer, is amusing himself.  As we pluck out the shafts, stand aside! here’s the battering-ram, Capricornus, or the Goat; full tilt, he comes rushing, and headlong we are tossed; when Aquarius, or the Waterbearer, pours out his whole deluge and drowns us; and, to wind up, with Pisces, or the Fishes, we sleep.  ~Herman Melville

Responsibility n a detachable burden easily shifted

Responsibility, n.  A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one’s neighbor.  In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star.  ~Ambrose Bierce

A child is born on that day

A child is born on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with his individual karma.  ~Sri Yukteswar

Astrology furnishes a splendid proof of the

Astrology furnishes a splendid proof of the contemptible subjectivity of men.  It refers the course of celestial bodies to the miserable ego:  it establishes a connection between the comets in heaven and squabbles and rascalities on earth.  ~Arthur Schopenhauer

We are born at a given moment

We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born.  Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.  ~Carl Gustav Jung

A wise man shall overrule his stars

A wise man shall overrule his stars, and have a greater influence upon his own content than all the constellations and planets of the firmament.  ~Jeremy Taylor

This is the excellent foppery of world

This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune (often the surfeits of our own behaviour) we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars: as if we were villains on necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treacherous by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on.  An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition on the charge of a star!  ~William Shakespeare

It is not in the stars to

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves; we are underlings.  ~William Shakespeare

Astrology can clear up or mix a

Astrology can clear up or mix up a person as much as any other psychological, philosophical or religious mirror, a looking glass in the endless mirror hall of life.  ~Markku Siivola

About astrology and palmistry they are good

About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities.  They are communism at its best.  Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm.  ~Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.