Through the solar year, the sun can be observed in thirteen constellations and, due to a lack of uniformity in the sizes and shapes of the constellations, the sun's duration in each constellation is unequal. These facts are readily available to competent astrologers and non astrologers alike ( The heavens are accessible to all). For example, the sun can found in Virgo for 45 days and in Cancer for 20 days. From these facts alone, one can presume which type of influence results in an outgoing subject and a reserved subject.
In the modern misguided spirit of equality, the "zodiac" of astrology commences at the spring equinox and the resulting "signs" are exactly 30 degrees and of almost equal duration throughout the remaining year. While modern astrology is indifferent to the natural location of the constellations, it demonstrates, more often than not, a high degree of accuracy for the planetary positions on the elliptic. The insistence of accuracy for planetary positions and the arbitrary assignment of "signs" are evidence of a lack of consistency that undermines modern astrology's claims to correctly interpret horoscopes.
Therefore, if the signs and planets do, in fact, have different affinities, influences, attributes and can modify a subject's personality, then the planets should be placed in the appropriate signs as observed in the heavens and not in arbitrary signs of equal degrees.
We remind the Gentle Reader that scientific facts can be repeated, therefore, astrology is not scientific, as one cannot always predict, duplicate or describe the result of a horoscope. Since the interpretive nature of astrology cannot always be replicated, we must note, by way of consistent acknowledgment, that the "scientific results" of the humanities, such as sociology, psychology and Egyptology cannot be duplicated and the results are as "scientific" as astrology's results.
Yet, when compared to the critics of astrology, few scientists are publicly opposed to these fields of "scientific" inquiry. (Those who live by research grants tend not to disparage others who live by research grants.) If astrology is derided, then this derision is due almost entirely to the questionable practices of the modern astrologers, such as their arbitrary assignment of "signs". Other inconsistencies can be noticed upon reflection.
Gentle Reader, we believe that we have faithfully followed Beaky's suggestion of openly confronting the modern astrologers and their seeming desire to confuse, if not to mislead, the public. As there is no universally recognized authoritative astrological organization, the responsibility of earnest inquiry resides with the Gentle Researcher.
In a flurry of verbosity, Beaky offered the following advice-
"Always explain- explanations will reinforce positive opinions and may create uncertainty among those who hold negative opinions. Finally, explanations can sway those who hold no opinions."
Donnie's "inability to cope with the forces in the world that he perceives to be threatening" results in "his increasing detachment from reality."
"Donnie Darko", 2001