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Benjamin Franklin was not only one of the Founding Fathers of the United States; he was also an author, scientist, inventor, and diplomat. What you perhaps also don’t know is that he was a highly skilled astrologer!
“Suffer me to observe that whoever studies the eclipses of former Ages and compares them with the great events that happened (as every true astrologer ought to do) shall find that the fall of the Assyrian, Persian, Grecian, and Roman monarchies, each of them, was remarkably preceded by great and total eclipses of the heavenly bodies. Observations of this kind, joined with the ancient and long-tryed rules of our art… make me tremble for the Empire now in being.”
Many great minds have been fascinated by the mysterious depth and magical accuracy of astrology. Sir Isaac Newton (perhaps one of the greatest intellects to have graced our planet) once had the following exchange with Edmund Halley:
Edmund Halley: “Why do you believe in Astrology?”
Sir Isaac Newton: “I have studied the subject, Mr. Halley. You have not!”
“The Study of the Sun, the Moon, stars, eclipses, day and night, began well before recorded history. There are reindeer bones and tusks of mammoths from the Ice Age that have notches carved on them picturing the phases of the Moon. These bones and tusks are dated between 25,000 and 10,000 B.C., and some scientists place them as long ago as 32,000 B.C.!” Read the rest of this entry »