The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia on September 19, 1982 · Page 28
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The Sydney Morning Herald from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia · Page 28

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irtii tt9iififfitifumfltiiiCiHifiP From BILL MELLOR in London One third of the Western world's population believes it already, but for the rest of us sceptics here is momentous news . . . Astrology may not be nonsense after all. - After centuries of being dismissed as pie in the sky by . serious scientists, the star-gazing business has been declared respectable by two eminent British psychologists. Or at least one branch of astrology has. Called cosmobiology, it argues that people born when certain planets are in two "critical sectors" of their . passage through the sky often distinguish themselves in various walks of life. . And statistics meticulously gleaned in Europe and America over 20 years provide the following dramatic and partially-persuasive evidence: s Champion sportsmen are more likely to be born when Mars is either beginning its rise or just past the mid-point of its daily journey. The most eminent doctors and scientists tend to have been born when either Mars or Saturn is in those same positions. Many military top brass and war heroes really are under the influence of the god of war, Mars, or Jupiter. Leading actors and artists usually avoid being born under Saturn. And musicians tend not to be born under Mars. These findings are the result of research on more than 16,000 famous Ceople by a French hus-and-and-wife team, Michel and Francoise Gau-quelin. For years, their work has been dismissed by many scientists as the usual astrological mumbo jumbo. Approval Now, however, it has been given the seal of approval by the eminent London University professors Hans Eysenck and D.J.B. Nias in a new book, Astrology: Science or Superstition. Neither the authors nor the Gauquelins are quite sure how or why the position of planets influences people's characters and destinies. But they do come up with one fanciful theory - that a genetic characteristic may make a child "choose" to be born when a particular planet has just risen or culminated. In this mysterious pro cess, the planets are somehow acting as "celestial midwives," they suggest. Incredible? Yes, but surely the evidence they offer requires some explanation. The Gauquelins divide the passage of the planets across the sky into 12 sectors, roughly similar to the traditional astrological houses. As the time the planets spend in each quarter is the same, the chance of anyone being born in the two critical sectors is one in six - or 16.66 per cent. Yet a study of 1,553 champion athletes in Europe and America showed 22 per cent were born when Mars was passing through these sec tors. And in an even more elite group, 20 Olympic gold medalists, the figure rose to 35 per cent The Science backs zodiac siudy me LIMITED EDITION. This coin has been struck to commemorate the Games in Brisbane. Supply is limited. 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LU Enclosed Is my chequemoney order for $................;.(........in full payment. ; I Q Please charge my Bankcard account for $......m..,....,...,.....i... In full payment, f I mmiTTH I I I I I lExplryl h i TI-IYlLl-il 1 1 II i I I I I I nattt l BANKCARD No VUUMVWV19 tf UiVUAWtliaitMJlllll(lilMMliitiikili(lllliaiIlf iiVUW-t IIMIllMMtM KIrNlfSNllSSitIMt') !! Hlt tilth I it II tlttU III lltttlMllltlttltMttMtllltMttMIt ................................... .....................Postcode.................. ; AU orders subject to acceptance. Money refunded if sold out. : i i highest-ranking military men and war heroes killed or maimed on the battlefield also produced a Mars or Jupiter factor of well over 20 per cent. Musicians, meanwhile, tended to avoid Mars. However, military musicians fell roughly halfway between the soldiers and the musicians I : Similarly, . Saturn attracted doctors and scientists while avoiding actors and artists. Michel Gauquelin is - not an astrologer. He is a scientist who studied psychology and statistics at the Sorbonne. Unlike many researchers in the field, he set out to objectively test traditional astrological claims such as that death occurs more fre quently under Saturn and one by one he found them wanting. Once, in a mischievous moment, he sent the birth times of 10 convicted murderers to a mail order firm that promised "to reveal your character and destiny in return for your birth data and a cheque." Inconclusive None of the character studies the firm sent him showed any hint of criminal tendencies or penal destiny. However, when he got round to testing the exact time of birth of famous people, he discovered the apparent connection with some - though not all planets. Not all the Gauquelins results are consistent with traditional astrology. For instance, Venus and Mercury do not figure in their charts of musicians and artists, as would have been predicted by most astrologers. And the furthest planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto have no significance to the Gauquelins at all. But, with the acceptance of some of their work, the omens might at last be boding well for astrologers in their search for respectability, Published In Britain by Maurlct Ttmple Smith of London RICH BLUE SAPPE STUD EARRINGS MMGOLD Normal Retail That's right, only $ 1 0 plus $ 1 postage, handling and insurance for a pair of exquisitely haridcut Sapphire Stud Earrings that would normally retail for up to $39. Each pair comprises 1 quarter carat of rich blue sapphires and are set in solid 9ct gold. They will be delivered to you in an attractive presentation box so buy for yourself or for a friend they will make lovely gifts. BUT HURRY - This is a genuinely limited first-come-first-served offer. You may buy as many or as few as you wish as long as stock lasts. Simply add $10 plus $1 p.h. & i. for each additional pair. PLUS! Each pair carries our full 5 year money-back guarantee. Don't miss out . take ME NOW ONLY advantage of this tremendous offer now. Simply send this advertisement plus your name, address and the appropriate sums of money to: M AILEX INTERNATIONAL, Sun Herald Sapphire Offer; Dept. SHS1, 14 Sydney Rd, Manly, N.S.W. 2095. Pay by BankcardDiners Club Card if you wish write your number clearly below your address. P.S. Because we are an International Company and can buy in bulk, we are able to purchase precious gems and gold at extremely low prices that we can pass on directly to you, the customer. However, we cannot guarantee that we can always hold these prices at their present all time low. TRADE PLEASE NOTE: Individual jewellers may buy up to 20 pairs at this price (includes sales tax) on a first-come-first-served basis. Please allow up to 10 days for delivery. ' m m mm 31 THE" SUN-HERALD, SEPT 19, 1982 31

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