From the opening pages of astrologer Liz Greene's Mythic Astrology (1994), words which ought to be printed and regularly circulated among the loud-mouthed brigade of skeptics! ~~~
We would not presume to claim we have grasped the principles of music by listening to a pop song or the theme tune from a television soap. Likewise, astrology will not yield its insights to those who simply read Sun sign columns in newspapers and then pronounce judgment on the validity of the subject as a whole. We must begin at the beginning, with a willingness to learn and experiment, and a capacity to recognize that the great minds of history for whom astrology was of primary importance - Hippocrates, Plato, Augustus, Hadrian, Ptolemy, Galen, Newton, Goethe and Jung, to name but a few - may have understood something that has eluded our present definitions of reality.And from later in the same book ~~~
No horoscope can indicate whether an individual will turn healthy self-assertiveness into violence, or imaginative self mythologizing into dangerous delusions of global dominion. Mozart's horoscope may look surprisingly like that of the school music teacher. Factors beyond the scope of astrology - heredity, environment, historical epoch - interact with individual character to produce unpredictable results.