Death be predicted by Astrology?
might logically assume that if astrology is capable of anticipating
and predicting major life events, should it not also be able to
forecast the single inevitable event in the lives of all living
things, particularly the humans -- death?
answer is "No. Astrology has no fool-proof technique for predicting
astrology can reliably suggest major life occurrences -- including
times when the health may be threatened -- measurements definitively
indicating death have yet to be consistently identified.
we can rationalize that the death experience represents something
different for each person. For example, a long-suffering victim
of an acute, debilitating disease may greet death willingly as an
end to the relentless, prolonged pain. Similarly, those with
strong spiritual or religious beliefs may not be fearful of death,
seeing it as a transition rather than an end.
can often see measurements in a spouse or other family member's
chart that can suggest loss of someone close to them. These
measurements, however, happen much more frequently than an associated
death actually occurs. And really, what would be gained if
astrology could accurately predict death?
to Astrologers the potential for death can be gleaned from a chart
and that certain markers can be identified which point to a life-threatening
time. There is in fact historical evidence that ancient astrologers
believed this to be the case. The Greeks who were extremely pragmatic
regarding death actually had a whole chapter of the Tetrabiblos
dedicated to calculating "The Length of Life". There are modern
astrologers however who will argue that death leaves no markers
in the native's chart because death is a non-traumatic transition
--like walking across a threshold -- and that therefore it can better
be detected through a loved-one's chart as a grieving period .
How many times
have we seen astrologers analyze the death chart of a famous deceased
celebrity, retrospectively pointing out the various "indicators
of death" in the chart as if reading from an obituary. We cannot
have it both ways. If we refrain from predicting death because
we can never be certain, then we should be careful about the implication
of our words regarding a chart that did result in death. If we
do not believe that death is an astrological certainty, then we
cannot imply that it is in a retrospective analysis. The first
question that needs answering before anything else, is whether
death leaves a detectable astrological trace. This is yet
to be resolved by our Astrologers...