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Re: List of Erroneous, Illogical and Fictitious Systems in Astrology

Originally Posted by petosiris View Post
Here is the opinion of one religious thinker and notable astrologer, Al-Biruni of horary:

''Here astrology reaches a point which threatens to transgress its proper limits, where problems are submitted which it is impossible to solve for the most part, and where the matter leaves the solid basis of universals for particulars. Where this boundary is passed, where the astrologer is one side and the sorcerer on the other, you enter a field of omens and divinations which has nothing to do with astrology, although the stars may be referred to in connection to them.'' - Lewis, J. R. (2003). The astrology book: the encyclopedia of heavenly influences. Visible Ink Press.
But Al-biruni is limited by the religious element of his time. It is not uncommon given divination was banned in the religion/empire of his time, and while astrology was permitted as the study of the influence of the planets, most techniques concerned with astrology were not about divination.
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