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[-] HonoraryMancunian@lemmy.world 67 points 2 weeks ago









[-] Zachariah@lemmy.world 30 points 2 weeks ago
[-] PastyWaterSnake@lemmy.world 13 points 2 weeks ago


[-] brbposting@sh.itjust.works 7 points 2 weeks ago

Who told you the names of my children?

[-] RobotZap10000@feddit.nl 1 points 2 weeks ago
[-] lugal@lemmy.ml 34 points 2 weeks ago

Pretty sure you're a Taurus. Tauruses do not believe in astrology. Source: I'm also a Tauraus

[-] guiguinofake@sh.itjust.works 13 points 2 weeks ago
[-] Kolanaki@yiffit.net 8 points 2 weeks ago
[-] bobs_monkey@lemm.ee 12 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

We have Ford Taurus at home

[-] kn0wmad1c@programming.dev 4 points 2 weeks ago

Astrology is the belief that the positions of the stars have some significance for you.

The picture is talking about our local planets, which is even dumber.

[-] lugal@lemmy.ml 12 points 2 weeks ago

In the astrological sense, planets are stars, too. The relative position of the planets is important.

[-] kn0wmad1c@programming.dev 7 points 2 weeks ago
[-] lugal@lemmy.ml 1 points 2 weeks ago

Astrology dates back into antiquity long before telescopes. Stars and planets were just dots in the sky, only difference is that planets move relative to the static stars hence their name (planet means something like wanderer).

I have heard stuff in astrology like "Mars is in the house of Taurus". Don't know what exactly it means but it is very important

[-] Lucidlethargy@sh.itjust.works 3 points 2 weeks ago

Yeah but, Mars is awfully bright tonight. Explain that!

Those who are educated amongst us know this is a clear sign that Voldemort is on the rise. To each their own, though. Go ahead and just be unprepared for the Dark Lord's reprisal.

[-] hellfire103@lemmy.ca 18 points 2 weeks ago

Well, I mean you can probably blame Earth for a lot of issues; although I suppose it's the population and not the planet itself.

[-] queermunist@lemmy.ml 5 points 2 weeks ago

I think we can blame the planet for being born. 😤

[-] aeharding@vger.social 14 points 2 weeks ago

I will blame Visual Studio for anything and everything thank you very much

[-] mexicancartel@lemmy.dbzer0.com 7 points 2 weeks ago

Why is your username purple? Are you an admin of instace or community or anything?

[-] aeharding@vger.social 10 points 2 weeks ago

I am Voyager app developer!

[-] mexicancartel@lemmy.dbzer0.com 6 points 2 weeks ago

Woah did not expect that!

[-] HootinNHollerin@lemmy.world 11 points 2 weeks ago* (last edited 2 weeks ago)

Mercury is like totally in Gatorade right now

[-] itsonlygeorge@reddthat.com 6 points 2 weeks ago
[-] OneWomanCreamTeam@sh.itjust.works 11 points 2 weeks ago

What about Ceres, Quaoar, Makmake and Haumea? What about Sedna, Eris and gonggong? How could anyone forget about gonggong?

[-] nexguy@lemmy.world 0 points 2 weeks ago

Those were never labeled planets. Pluto was. Arbitrary classification changed to keep Earth's label important. Wierdly earth centric decision.

[-] OneWomanCreamTeam@sh.itjust.works 1 points 2 weeks ago

The classifications were always arbitrary. But if you were to change the classification back to what it was before the dwarf plant thing you'd still be including other dwarf planets.

[-] nexguy@lemmy.world 1 points 2 weeks ago

Sure... what would be wrong with that?

[-] HootinNHollerin@lemmy.world 1 points 2 weeks ago

Plotting revenge

[-] noodlejetski@lemm.ee 5 points 2 weeks ago

in the moment of my birth, Barnum's effect was in retrograde

[-] barsoap@lemm.ee 5 points 2 weeks ago

Who. It's who. Nominative, not objective. Compare and contrast:

  • He, who smelt it, dealt it
  • Him, whom the letter is for, sent to it was.

See? Easy: Only ever use "whom" when speaking like Yoda.

[-] fossilesque@mander.xyz 1 points 2 weeks ago

I was being facetious.

[-] grrgyle@slrpnk.net 3 points 2 weeks ago

Spicy syzygy

[-] GraniteM@lemmy.world 3 points 2 weeks ago

“'This is the excellent foppery of the world, that,

when we are sick in fortune, often the surfeit

of our own behaviour, we make guilty of our

disasters the sun, the moon, and the stars; as

if we were villains on necessity; fools by

heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and

treachers by spherical pre-dominance; drunkards,

liars, and adulterers by an enforc'd obedience of

planetary influence; and all that we are evil in,

by a divine thrusting on. An admirable evasion

of whore-master man, to lay his goatish

disposition to the charge of a star! My

father compounded with my mother under the

Dragon's Tail, and my nativity was under Ursa

Major, so that it follows I am rough and

lecherous. Fut! I should have been that I am,

had the maidenliest star in the firmament

twinkled on my bastardizing.”


[-] pelespirit@sh.itjust.works 2 points 2 weeks ago

So the pull of the full moon affects the tides and we're mostly water. What if the planets affect our health and not our moods in very subtle ways. I doubt it, but it's a thought.

[-] wieson@feddit.de 1 points 2 weeks ago

The tides are not an indicator for the health of a body of water. They just move it back and forth.

My hypothesis: the planets affect which nostril you can breathe through this night.

[-] pelespirit@sh.itjust.works 1 points 2 weeks ago

The tides are not an indicator for the health of a body of water. They just move it back and forth.

I didn't say it was indicator, I wondered if it affected us in ways. Having your insides move around with the tides might do subtle things. Then again, it might not.

[-] EllenKelly@hexbear.net 1 points 2 weeks ago

Respectfully, no.

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