By Naomi Kim
TORONTO, Dec 13 (Reuters Life!) - Never mind how careful
you are behind the wheel or how long you've been driving, the
signs of the zodiac may be bigger factors behind your ability
to avoid car crashes -- or why you have too many.
I have hesitated
before dealing with this subject, as astrology provides some harmless
fun to many and in certain hands can be used to give good counselling.
It can be a way to anonymize the source of sound advice. But there is
also a complex way in which patterns and rhythms of the terrestrial
and day can statistically relate to all sorts of patterns which in turn
correspond to environmental influence and genetic characteristics,
potential, vulnerabilities, possibilities and probabilities. The human
race is made up of immensely complex genetic webs and strands. What we
can do, may do and will do is the product of heredity and environment
in a dynamic framework where there is group as well as individual
interaction. The mathematics are beyond the comprehension of any one
individual, though we can have wonderful partial insights into the
nature of nature.
Today's headline (below) which gives me the
cue to start this subject is not in the least surprising. Being
a Leo I agree entirely with the findings, though not with the
conclusions of the president of the insurance company - there's many an
Aries who drives very safely. An individual's genetic relations have a
tendency to be conceived and therefore be born slightly more often at
the same time of year. By 'genetic relations' I do not necessarily mean
all their siblings, parents or children - though these may indeed be
- the genetic web and its strands are far more complex and the dominant
genetic complices can jump generations and resonate across bridges in
the past that link to contemporaries that appear as strangers with
whom we have a special rapport. When we add to this the tendency in
past generations for many people to follow a trade in which their
parent's established a living, it is obvious that the relationship
between lives and dates and times of birth can never be random. It has
nothing to do with the stars*, though of course an astronomical
background can be used to simulate a pattern on which to construct the
various characteristics and associated probabilities that apply to all
Had a car crash? It's all in
the stars, study says
Thursday December 14, 01:02 AM
According to a study by InsuranceHotline.com, a Web site
that quotes drivers on insurance rates, astrological signs are
a significant factor in predicting car accidents.
The study, which looked at 100,000 North American drivers'
records from the past six years, puts Libras (born September
23-October 22) followed by Aquarians (January 20-February 18)
as the worst offenders for tickets and accidents
Leos (July 23-August 22) and then Geminis (May 21-June 20)
were found to be the best overall.
FULL ARTICLE: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/14122006/80-132/car-crash-s-stars-study-says.html
* When I say
"it has nothing to do with the stars" this is of course not strictly
true. If you have studied cosmology you will know we are all the
children of the stars and the apparent position of stars and planets
relates to the terrestrial annual and diurnal rhythms, never mind if
signs of the zodiac change position. But your personal future is in
your hands, not just in the stars. You are part of something bigger
than yourself, but you have a part to play - your way!