In Astrology Does the Distance of the Planets Matter?

saturn-colorfulAstrologers are an interesting bunch. It’s hard to sit down with an astrologer and delve into the questions of how astrology actually works.

Like what exactly is┬áthe mechanism that allows the planets to affect our lives? And if you think it’s hard to pin one of them down, try asking a question to┬áseveral in the same room. You’ll end up in with a bunch of testy astrologers each espousing their own theories.

So if you want to have some fun at your next astrology gathering try asking this question:

Does it matter how far away the planets are from the earth? Continue reading In Astrology Does the Distance of the Planets Matter?

The Philosophy of Determinism and the Tarot Card Deck

The Wheel of FortuneThere is a wonderful debate that has been raging since the days of the Greeks about whether we have the ability to choose our actions or not. Some say that we have what is called free will. Others insist that all of our actions are predestined or determined by prior causes.

The free will argument is the one most of us believe. I mean, suppose I want to raise my right hand. I can do it or not, right? I could stand up right now and yell “hippopotamus.” Or buy that new car –yeah, the red one… convertible… These are all choices where we consider the various possibilities and pick the outcome we want, right? Continue reading The Philosophy of Determinism and the Tarot Card Deck

The Amazing Math of the Celtic Cross!

The Fool Tarot CardSo you’re getting a Tarot reading and you look over the cards and mumble to yourself “I’ve had this spread before!” Well, not likely.

Actually there’s a huge possibility that no one in the world has ever had exactly that spread. Why is that? it turns out there are a lot of different Tarot Card Celtic Cross spreads. Let’s see if we can figure out how many there are (don’t worry, this will be easy). Continue reading The Amazing Math of the Celtic Cross!