We are all living in uncertain times and it can be nice to have a little bit of comfort here and there. With 6.93 million confirmed cases and nearly 400,000 deaths worldwide, we need reassurance now more than ever.
Scientists and statisticians have predicted a surge of Covid-19 cases as we come closer to the winter months, as it will be combined with a rise in flu cases and the cold weather. Even worse, they have predicted that the pandemic can last as long as next year if a vaccine is not found by then.Read More »
While science is frantically working towards a solution for our state of crisis, several astrologers have hopped into the battle. One such astrologer claims that rather than increasing in cases, Covid-19 will disappear quickly.
What is Astrology?
There are numerous forms, however, the most common definition is ‘the study of positions and movements of celestial objects in order to predict human affairs and events.’ In frank terms, astrology is using the positions of the stars and planets to predict upcoming events on Earth.
Astrologers are primarily responsible for predictions and horoscopes. If you have ever delved into the web searching for information about your zodiac sign( for instance, Aquarius, Aries, Capricorn, Taurus, Gemini, and more), you should already have an inkling of what horoscopes are.
Many astrologers claim that they use the Sun, Mercury, Venus, and Mars to determine the monthly zodiacs because the position of said bodies change every month or every few months. This makes it easier to track their patterns.
Astrologers can also use these patterns to make claims about your love life, future changes, and ways you can alter your behavior to create a positive change.
This practice is a type of pseudoscience, which is best defined as scientific but cannot be proven using the scientific method.
As such, there has been plenty of debate from scientists and astrologers.
Predictions That Came True
Countless predictions have come true over the past decades, and whether or not they are legitimate is still up for debate. Here are just a few of these predictions:
- Mobile devices and Wifi -1909
We are all aware of electronic engineer, Nikola Tesla’s massive success during his lifetime. What most of us are unaware of, however, is in the year 1909, Tesla predicted “It will soon be possible to transmit wireless messages all over the world so simply that any individual can carry and operate his own apparatus.
Whether his prediction was base don current trends in technological advancement, or purely by speculation, his prediction has come true as we now have phones, tablets, laptops, and internet available at our fingertips.
- President Obama -1968
Former president Barack Obama’s election was predicted in 1968 by an author named John Burner in the novel ‘Stand on Zanzibar.’ In this sci-fi, dystopian novel, Burner depicts a futuristic 2010 in which an African-American will be elected to the presidency.
The controversial part of this is that the name of the president was already depicted as ‘President Obama,’ years prior to the actual 2006 elections when Barack Obama was indeed elected.
- First Man on the Moon- 1865
Another prediction by an author, the first man on the moon was depicted in the novel ‘From Earth to Moon’ in 1865 by author Jules Verne. He stated that we might view the first man on the moon in the 19th century, and while his specifications about the first voyage to the moon including 3 astronauts did not come true, he still gave us a hint about what was to come.
- The Titanic- 1898
We all know the historic story of the tragedy that included the death of nearly 1.5 thousand individuals. Fourteen years before the actual tragedy of the Titanic, Morgan Robertson predicted a similar event that he coined ‘Futility.’ This event involved a ship colliding with an iceberg and sinking.
The tragedy of the Titanic occurred several years later.
Countless other predictions have been made by individuals across the globe that have come true, and it is ultimately up to us to decide if we believe in them.
Astrologers vs Scientists
While this practice cannot be scientifically proven, it does offer valuable insights to our daily lives and does give us the hope we need in times of uncertainty. For some, these predictions become a way of living, and they adjust their behavior and actions in accordance.
Many individuals find themselves shocked at how accurate zodiac predictions may be pertaining to their personal lives. Additionally, certain major-scale events that have occurred add to the validity of such predictions. While astrologers may not be accurate 100% of the time, they certainly hold some sort of reputability.
While the whole of the practice is not supported by science, there are some components that are. They include:
- The tides of the Earth are controlled by the moon.
- The sun’s energy sustains life on Earth.
- We are made of stardust. (This finding is backed by several reputable searches and can be found by searching on the web.)
We can use the claims and predictions of astrologers to make inferences and changes to our own lives and interactions with others.
Astrologer’s Prediction on Covid-19
Astrologer Arik Xander has predicted that the current pandemic will continue to create chaos before dissipating quickly. His insight based on astrological discoveries about the virus greatly contradicts current scientific predictions.
The information surrounding his prediction can be found on his blog. He stated,
“Coronavirus was declared with a lot of planets in Capricorn. I see the collective south node, which represents our collective fate, is conjunct with Venus- an air planet of gas- in Capricorn which is the sign of suffering and material darkness.
Capricorn in the 11th astrological house of the collective which is furthering the syndication of fear (Capricorn) and the virus.”
Xander’s reputability goes as far as being internationally renowned and founder of the DASH University. Whether or not his prediction comes true will be only be seen in the next couple of months.