Volume 9, Issue 2, page 5

ASTROLOGY -- Myth, Magic, or Solar law?
HE TWO articles by Harold D. Kinney
in the January-February 1962 issue
of The ABERREE re rresent a sincere
effort to arrive at a rational, acceptable level of factual data regarding the planets in our solar
system and their possible effect on
the matter of our earth. Remember
that we, too, are bits of earth matter and, due to the delicate balance
of our organic chemistry, whatever affects
the earth must also affect us.

In his second article, "Astronomer Calls
Fear of Planetary Grouping 'Nonsense", Mr.
Kinney states he had a discussion with an astronomer. The astronomer, no doubt, can boast
of at least one degree, perhaps more, from an
accredited university, and has very likely at
no time in his life seriously investigated the
possibility of the planets in this solar system
not only affecting the earth's orbit by their
gravitational stresses thereon, but also affecting the matter of this earth.

A statement was made to the effect that astrologers ascribed the attributes and powers
of their gods to the respective planets on a
purely mythological basis. This, then, is supposed to prove large chunks of rock millions
of miles away in space could certainly not
exert influence on our lives, and that the
whole thing was a superstitious outgrowth of
mythology. Also, the so-called "fixed " zodiac,
now being 30 degrees out of line with the tropical zodiac, is supposed to put an end to the
concept that the planets in this solar system
exert gravitational and other effects upon the
matter of this earth, which also calls for an

I am not a professional astrologer and have
no intention of ever becoming one. I have, I
believe, thoroly investigated the subject for a
period of more than 44 years, the first 20 of
which were spent trying to prove astrology a
fake, and was finally forced to accept that
astrology is based on real forces. The forces
involved in astrology are far from being a hangover of the powers of mythological gods and instead of the planets being named after the
gods it was more likely the other way around.
The gods were created as a simplified method of
conveying to a primitive and uneducated people
some concept of the effect of these planetary
forces on their bodies. There was not the
knowledge of endocrinology that we have today,
and to them, the effects they observed on their
bodies and in the conduct of their affairs were
very mysterious and it was therefore a natural
step to give names to those forces and set them
up as gods of specialized functions. This is
not too much different from the practice of
petitioning saints and lighting candles as
practiced in churches today. There was, however, one basic difference: In ancient times,
observers of these forces at least recognized
that they were dealing with something which,
altho unexplainable by their knowledge and
technology, was still definitely real, and
warrants our respect; in contrast, present-day
educated men will stand off without investigation and blatantly proclaim that the subject
of astrology is pure mythology and "rocks"
could have no effect on our lives.

Actually, if these "rocks" exert gravitational effect on our planet, all matter on this
planet is affected. As far back as 1926, I can
recall reading articles by persons who had been
investigating astrological phenomena and at
that time, with the relatively primitive knowledge available on endocrinology, were already
noting the correlation between the endocrine
glands and the planets of our solar system. One
must be very credulous to believe that we, by
coincidence or accident, have the same number
of endocrine glands as there are planets in our
solar system. There is, furthermore, a strong
possibility of two more endocrine glands being
discovered, one in the liver and one at t h e
base of the brain, and in a like manner, there
is a definite indication that there are two more
planets, not as yet physically located and
tabulated, which have a definite gravitational
effect on our orbit and matter on this earth.

By now it is fairly generally known that
the endocrine glands monitor or control every
function of the body, such as growth and metabolism, the function of the mind, such as conscious awareness, and even the soul. They are
centers from which are emitted control hormones, which determine, for a quick example,
whether an individual is intelligent and cognizant of his surroundings, or a mongoloid
idiot, or whether he weighs 300 pounds or 98
pounds. Every facet of human behavior is determined by the hormones released by these
glands, because their products are emitted
directly into the bloodstream, which also makes
it possible for the various glands to interact
with each other.

An astrological chart at the time of birth
shows the position of the planets at that time
and their interacting relationships with
each other in accordance with the respective
"strength" of their positions and the benefit
or detriment gained by the gravitational relationships they bear to one another. Such a
chart apparently reflects accurately the stage
of development of the endocrine glands achieved
by the end of the period of gestation.

Development succeeding birth is reflected by
a simple progression of those planetary positions during the days immediately following
birth: each subsequent day corresponding to
one year of life. It was only after years of
observation that I was able to accept this
astrological principle -- that the planetary
positions in the days following birth reflect
the amount of development and the changes in
inner stresses that will take place in the individual's life in succeeding years, and it
was worth taking the time and the trouble to
investigate. The development of the endocrine
glands as shown in the birth chart, and the
changing interplay of the glands as shown by
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