In an unusual study published Wednesday, Norwegian scientists said people born during periods of solar calm may live longer, as much as five years on average, than those who enter the world when the Sun is feisty.
The lifespan of those born in periods of solar maximum -- interludes marked by powerful flares and geomagnetic storms -- was " 5.2 years shorter " on average than those born during a solar minimum, they found.
"Solar activity at birth decreased the probability of survival to adulthood " , thus truncating average lifespan, according to the paper published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
The Sun has cycles that last 11 years, give or take, from one period of greatest activity or solar maximum, to the next.
Solar maxima are marked by an increase in sunspots, solar flares and coronal mass ejections that can disrupt radio communications and electrical power on Earth, damage satellites and disturb navigational equipment.
"We show for the first time that not only infant survival and thus lifespan but also fertility is statistically associated with solar activity at birth" , they wrote.
Now, read what scientists said in 1975.
In 1975, amid increasing popular interest in astrology, The Humanist magazine presented a rebuttal of astrology in a statement put together by Bart J. Bok, Lawrence E. Jerome, and Paul Kurtz. The statement, entitled 'Objections to Astrology', was signed by 186 astronomers, physicists and leading scientists of the day. They said that there is no scientific foundation for the tenets of astrology and warned the public against accepting astrological advice without question. Their criticism focused on the fact that there was no mechanism whereby astrological effects might occur.
We can see how infinitesimally small are the gravitational and other effects produced by the distant planets and the far more distant stars. It is simply a mistake to imagine that the forces exerted by stars and planets at the moment of birth can in any way shape our futures. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrology_and_science
Scientists ! You are just seeing the tip of the iceberg. See what you said in 1975 and what you are trying to say now !
And we have the so called rationalists who are stuck with your 1975 ideas when you were still in pre primary school.
"Aithareya Aaranykam 2.4.2 says
At birth , Agni enters the mouth as speech, Vayu enters through the nostrils as prana, Surya enters the eyes as vision, the directions (space) enters the ears as hearing, the plants and herbs enter the skin as hair, Moon enters the hridaya as mind, death enters the navel as apana, waters enter the genitals as retas.
Likewise, at the time of death " Suryam chakshurgamayat " - the eyes / vision goes to Surya.
This shows a clear co relation between these entities / forces of nature and the being. In astrology, at the time of birth, if the Moon is weak, that indicates affliction to mind etc. When a person is born at a time when the moon is weak, it is a weak moon that will enter him as his mind which will govern his future development. This is the elementary process with respect to human birth, then comes the interaction and interplay of all these forces against a time scale,
I am not saying here that the new scientific discovery is correct or not . At least scientists seem to have found some link between longevity of individuals and " infinitesimally small effects produced by the distant planets and the forces exerted by stars and planets at the moment of birth shaping our futures. "