The Barnum effect comes into play, as astrologers rely on statements that seem specific but are universally relevant, such as: "On the surface you seem quite together, but deep down you have some insecurities". French says: "I'm not saying most astrologers are deliberate con-artists, but they are subconsciously tapping into the techniques that make many successful.
Professor Richard Dawkins goes further in his dismissal, having said that: "Astrology may be slightly damaging, but mostly it is just sad. So sad that people are ignorant of the true glories of the stars and of the stupendous distances and times that separate them, while they bother with the frivolous inventions of charlatans. He's an Aries. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here.
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Please enter a valid password. Keep me logged in. Great events occur under such aspects — think of the recent scientific breakthrough enabling a paralysed man to walk, and the stunning world records broken in the World Athletics Championships in Doha — so while we deal with those situations that seem relentless and unbearable keeping the faith and our sense of humour we must always have that thought in mind: one day soon it will be our turn to celebrate the joys of life.
Life has seasons. Winter will end. And her loss to the musical world is immense. Standing a little over six feet tall, she had a voice that matched her stature — deep, sonorous and perfectly suited to Wagner and Strauss. Not only an extraordinary voice but a mesmerizing stage presence; her ability to inhabit a role was compelling. Born in Augusta Georgia on 19 September to a musical and politically-active family, she showed a talent and passion for singing at an early age. Educated at Howard University, the Peabody Institute and the University of Michigan, she won the Munich International music competition in which launched her career in Europe.
She made her US debut fourteen years later. During the s she focussed more on crossover and popular music, acquiring a whole new audience. Norman was a passionate believer in civil rights and a powerful voice in the war on hunger, homelessness, youth development and arts and culture education. In the s she founded the Jessye Norman School for the Arts in Georgia, where, of course, her name will live on for generations to come.
Talent, like love, is beyond the brief of the horoscope. We see the quality of the person and the tools with which he or she carves out a life. And both Libra and Cancer are given to music, the arts and creativity. She died on Monday, 30th September of septic shock and complications related to a spinal injury suffered in She died forty-eight hours after a new moon in Libra on her Jupiter-Neptune conjunction. We can only imagine the chorus of joy in heaven as she arrived.
I think it looks rather nice. That new moon in Libra turned out to be of importance to another woman of colour, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. A tour which had gone a considerable way to balancing out the negative press they had received for a whole string of actions earlier in the year that were deemed hypocritical. To stand back and do nothing would be contrary to everything we believe in.