Carl Jung not only recognized the synchronicity that is the basis of astrology, he once said, "We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born."
T. S. Eliot's epic poem, The Waste Land, is filled with astrological references, and four of its sections are named for the astrological elements: fire, earth, air, and water.
Another well-known user of astrology is Nancy Reagan, who, after the assassination attempt on her husband Ronald Reagan in 1981, used astrology to determine the best times and worst times for Reagan to do everything from sign bills to travel to foreign countries. While the news media made fun of Mrs. Reagan at the time, it should be noted that Reagan was the first president since Jefferson elected in a year ending in "0" not to die in office. Using astrology can't hurt.
Many other smart people have used astrology, including turn-of-the-century financier J. P. Morgan, who used astrology for business timing to amass his fortune. Morgan may have summed it up best when he said, "Millionaires don't use astrology; billionaires do."
The four elements describe the basic qualities of the signs and of life. There are three signs for each element. The fire signs are Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius; the earth signs are Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn; the air signs are Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius; and the water signs are Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces.
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