Cheri frequents the Justthinking.us Facebook page.
Last week in the midst of an unfortunate dustup over there: the result of my introduction to the post having to do with Indian women consulting their astrologer over when to schedule their C-sections, she offered the following thought.
She then asked the following question,
"Tell us what you think about women in India using astrology to determine the best date for a Ceasarian birth.
I'd really like to hear your thoughts on that.
I've heard that question an easy 25 or 30 times from the regulars over here who slogged through all of the "Bradley Model" posts and the "Summer of Doom" series without ever ..... ever (with the continued exception of Kluck, and EricO, that's never) posting a comment.
No ........ they have to call or email or worse yet barge into my office without an appointment offering all kinds of speculation regarding my general mental health, likely paranoia and questions of competency, only because I have challenged their comfy little view of the world.
You know who you are...
Anyway, here's what I think.
As previously discussed.
1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was[a] on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
4 And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness .........
.......... 14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years;
Here's what else I think.
Ecclesiastes 1 To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;
3 A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up;
4 A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance;
5 A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
6 A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away;
7 A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;
8 A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace.
Now, I will cheerfully admit here that my world view is somewhat different from that of most people.
I believe this to be the result of my having the more common than you might think "Germanic Genetic Funk Mutation" wherein I have possessed from birth almost incredibly good rhythm ....... for a white boy.
Life moves in rhythm.
The Earth and the Sun provide your daily and yearly rhythm.
We know that both the human mind and body feels the effect of changes in the various radiations emanating from the Sun.
The Moon provides the rhythm within your months.
We know that the gravitational pull of the moon drives the tides.
We also know that the human body is predominately made up of water (about 60% in adult males, 55% in females).
If the movement of the moon drives the tides, is it outlandish to suspect that it may promote changes within the human body?
All of the planets and their respective moons emit or reflect a variety of forces and/or emanations which ebb and flow as they make their way around the Sun.
Nothing in life is static.
Our lives are influenced by countless cycles.
The Sun heats up, it coooools down.
When something gets in it's way ..... sorry ..... I just couldn't help myself there.
Up north here, we all know that the days lengthen in the spring and that summer is on it's way as the Earth rotates on it's axis.
South of the equator at the very instant you are basking in the knowledge that summer is on it's way, someone is mourning it's passing.
Is it that outlandish to suppose that the single most profound of all of those cycles that surround us, the respective orbits and rotations of the planets that make up our solar system, has an effect on our world, our bodies, our lives?
I don't think so.