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A few words must be. said about ascronomers and their text books. I have id my library a goodly cumber of astronomical texts. Pracrically each one carries, a chapter about astrology. Each of these books carries a special chapter in which it condemns astrology, being "an absurd idea of a sick brain." Poor astronomer! I always say to myself: When these wizards of astronomy have completed their studies how the planecs, fixed stats and. comets niti around in the Universe, what have they to do afterwards in the way of study? They can figure out their planec-ary positions for 100 or more years ahead which would save time educating new astronomers. I don't think they can ga2e all day and all night at the stars, just to have something to do, while Astrologers have an advantage over thenr in that they put their figures to practical use. Whatever is dead to them, abstract, we enliven and apply. Of course, we could do no work unless we had astronomers, so we ace dependent upon their calculations.

But, if worse comes to worse, we just would have to figure chese movements ourselves since it is nothing but a mechanical mathematical formula, that has to be continued steadily, in order to fix the planets' places for a certain moment, each day of the year. These statements do not imply that I have not great regards for any astronomer, his work and product. For astronomers to throw mud in their books on astrologers is an unfair practice. It shows how little they know about human beings. They also move around rise world without recognizing great laws.

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