Interestingly, Dr. Carl Jung revealed that the meanings of the twelve signs of the zodiac are not arbitrary–they represent an encyclopedic knowledge of human psychology. “Astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity.” (44) Each sign represents an archetype,a specific type of personality. These patterns are written into the mind of the galaxy itself, according to the Law of One Series.


Beginning in 1949, Michel Gauquelin analyzed the astrology of thousands of notable historical figures and found that certain types of people were more apt to be born with planets in key positions. (50) Gauquelin started out as a total skeptic and was quite surprised to discover the real-word data thoroughly contradicted his original assumptions. Gauquelin’s most well-known finding is the Mars effect, in which sports champions and military personnel are much more likely to have Mars appear just above the eastern horizon at their time of birth, which is known as the “rising” point, or directly overhead, which is known as the “culminating” or “midheaven” point.

Michel and his wife, Francoise, analyzed more than sixty thousand people in eleven different professions and found strong correlations with five different planets. (51) Mercury influenced politicians and writers; Venus influences painters and musicians; Mars influences doctors, athletes, military personnel, executives, and scientists; Jupiter influences actors, military personnel, executives, politicians, journalists, and playwrists; and Saturn influencs doctors and scientists.

Certain planets were negatively correlated with certain professions as well–meaning that these planets were farther away from the rising or culminating points than usual in these people. Mercury is farther away from athletes; Mars is farther away from writers, painters, and musicians; Jupiter is farther away from doctors and scientists; and Saturn is farther away from actors, journalists, writers, and painters. (52)

His findings were further replicated by Suitbert Ertel and Arturo Muller using a data set of members of the French Academie Nationale de Medecine, Italian writers, and German physicians. (54) Furthermore, three different skeptic groups gathered their own data on athletes and validated the Mars effect–in some cases begrudgingly. (55) After fifty years, no skeptics have been able to definitively debunk Gauquelin’s findings. (56) (57)

Works Cited

44: Carl G. Jung, “Richard Wilhelm: In Memoriam,” in The Spirit in Man, Art, and Literature, Collected Works, vol. 15, p. 56

50: Bette Delinger, “Michel Gauquelin: 1928-1991,” Solstice Point

51: Ken Irving, “Misunderstandings, Misrepresenations, Frequently Asked Questions & Frequently Voiced Objections About the Gauquelin Planetary Effects,” Planetos

52: Ibid.

54: Ibid.

55: Ibid.

56: Ibid.

57: Suitbert Ertel and Kenneth Irving, The Tenacious Mars Effect; Robert Currey, “Empirical Astrology: Why It Is No Longer Acceptable to Say Astrology Is  Rubbish on a Scientific Basis,”, 2010