What people say about astrology, read classic quotes about Astrology …


“Anyone can be a millionaire, but to become a billionaire you need an astrologer.”

—John Pierpont Morgan


“A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.”



“Astrology reveals the will of the gods.



“Astrology is just a finger pointing at reality.”

—Steven Forrest


“We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac.  The zodiac is well worth flirting with.”

—D. H. Lawrence


“The starry vault of heaven is in truth the open book of cosmic projection…”

—Carl Jung


“Astrology is one of the oldest and most accurate tools known to mankind.”

—Chris Flisher


“Astrology is a Language. If you understand this language, The Sky Speaks to You.”

—Dane Rudhyar


“Without astrology man treads, as it were, in the dim twilight of ignorance.”

—Luke Dennis Broughton


“Your path is illuminated by a road-map of stars. I am here to guide you!”

—Ambika Devi


“Astrology has no more useful function than this, to discover the inmost nature of a man and to bring it out into his consciousness, that he may fulfil it according to the law of light.”

—Aleister Crowley


“The soul of the newly born baby is marked for life by the pattern of the stars at the moment it comes into the world, unconsciously remembers it, and remains sensitive to the return of configurations of a similar kind.”

—Johannes Kepler


“I believe in a lot of astrology. I believe in aliens…I look up into the stars and I imagine: ‘How self-important are we to think that we are the only life-form?’”

—Katy Perry


“We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.”

—Carl Jung


“About astrology and palmistry: they are good because they make people vivid and full of possibilities. They are communism at its best. Everybody has a birthday and almost everybody has a palm.”

—Kurt Vonnegut


“Astrology had an important role in the ancient world. You can’t understand many things unless you know something about astrology—the plays of Shakespeare and so on.”

—Steven Pinker


“I was born during an eclipse. I believe very much in astrology. If you were born on an eclipse it indicates your destiny is chaotic.”

—Gloria Vanderbilt


“We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.”

—Carl Jung


“The way that I see astrology is as a repository of thought and psychology. A system we’ve created as a culture as way to make things mean things.”

—Eleanor Catton


“To the medical man, astrology is invaluable in diagnosing diseases and prescribing a remedy, for it reveals the hidden cause of all ailments.”

—Max Heindel


“Astrology is assured of recognition from psychology, without further restrictions, because astrology represents the summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity.”

—Carl Jung


“For all its complexity, however, astrology remains fundamentally simple. It offers a time-honored system of symbols that sum up key aspects of human life while providing profound insights and practical guidance.”

—Anne M. Nordhaus-Bike


“The planets are God’s punctuation marks pointing the sentences of human fate, written in the constellations.”

—James Lendall Basford


“There is no better boat than a horoscope to help a man cross over the sea of life.”

—Varaha Mihira


“We are merely the stars’ tennis-balls, struck and banded which way please them.”

—John Webster


“The astronomer has a starry map of the past; the astrologer, of our futures.”

—Terri Guillemets


“A child is born on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with his individual karma.”

—Sri Yukteswar


“Astrology is one of the earliest attempts made by man to find the order hidden behind or within the confusing and apparent chaos that exists in the world.”

—Karen Hamaker-Zondag


“I will look on the stars and look on thee, and read the page of thy destiny.”

—Letitia Elizabeth Landon


“Astrology is like a weather report; it tells you what conditions you’re likely to face in the future. If the weatherman says it’s probably going to rain, you bring an umbrella. If you follow that advice, you won’t get wet.”

—Lee Goldberg


“There is something out there. Astrology is like a game of chess with an invisible partner. We set out the board and the rules, make a move, and then find that the pieces are moving themselves, as if by an invisible hand.”

—Noel Tyl


“Don’t laugh at the voice of the stars. They are far away, their rays are light and pale, and we can barely see their sleeping shadows, but their sorcery is stern and dark.”

—Leonid Andreyev


“Though Astrology is like a deep ocean…anybody can get knowledge through going deeply in water and get some drops of nectar of this divine knowledge.”

—Onkarlal Sharma Prmad


“Men should take their knowledge from the Sun, the Moon and the Stars. ”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The controls of life are structured as forms and nuclear arrangements, in a relation with the motions of the universe. ”

—Louis Pasteur


“If the people were a little more ignorant, astrology would flourish…”

—Robert G. Ingersoll


“A touchstone to determine the actual worth of an “intellectual” – find out how he feels about astrology. ”

—Robert A. Heinlein


“Our jovial star reigned at his birth. ”

—William Shakespeare


“Do not Christians and Heathens, Jews and Gentiles, poets and philosophers, unite in allowing the starry influences?”

—Walter Scott


“The celestial bodies are the cause of all that takes place in the sublunar world”

—Thomas Aquinas


“The puzzling thing is that there is really a curious coincidence between astrological and psychological facts, so that one can isolate time from the characteristics of an individual, and also, one can deduce characteristics from a certain time…. ”

—Carl Jung


“Astrology furnishes a splendid proof of the contemptible subjectivity of men.  It refers the course of celestial bodies to the miserable ego:  it establishes a connection between the comets in heaven and squabbles and rascalities on earth.  ”

—Arthur Schopenhauer


“Astrology is a fact, in most instances.  But astrological aspects are but signs, symbols.  No influence is of greater value or of greater help than the will of an individual…. Do not attempt to be guided by, but use the astrological influences as the means to meet or to overcome the faults and failures, or to minimize the faults and to magnify the virtues in self. ”

—Edgar Cayce


“Responsibility, n.  A detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one’s neighbor.  In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star. ”

—Ambrose Bierce


“At the moment I am looking into astrology, which seems indispensable for a proper understanding of mythology.  There are strange and wondrous things in these lands of darkness.  Please, don’t worry about my wanderings in these infinitudes.  I shall return laden with rich booty for our knowledge of the human psyche. ”

—Carl Jung


“I will look on the stars and look on thee, and read the page of thy destiny. ”

—Letitia Elizabeth Landon


“The astrologer who spells the stars, mistakes his globes, and in her bright eye interprets heaven’s physiognomies. ”

—John Cleveland


“Well, one gets out of bed and the planets don’t always hiss or muck up the day, each day. ”

—Anne Sexton


“The astronomer has a starry map of the past; the astrologer, of our futures. ”

—Terri Guillemets


“Astronomy to the selfish becomes astrology. ”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson


“His gaze wandered from the windows to the stars, as if he would have read in them something that was hidden from him.  Many of us would, if we could; but none of us so much as know our letters in the stars yet – or seem likely to do it in this state of existence – and few languages can be read until their alphabets are mastered.”

—Charles Dickens, Edwin Drood


“You stars that reigned at my nativity, whose influence hath allotted death and hell. ”

—Christopher Marlowe


“The stars which shone over Babylon and the stable in Bethlehem still shine as brightly over the Empire State Building and your front yard today…. ”

—Linda Goodman


“Look you, Doubloon, your zodiac here is the life of man in one round chapter.  To begin: there’s Aries, or the Ram – lecherous dog, he begets us; then, Taurus, or the Bull – he bumps us the first thing; then Gemini, or the Twins – that is, Virtue and Vice; we try to reach Virtue, when lo! comes Cancer the Crab, and drags us back; and here, going from Virtue, Leo, a roaring Lion, lies in the path – he gives a few fierce bites and surly dabs with his paw; we escape, and hail Virgo, the virgin! that’s our first love; we marry and think to be happy for aye, when pop comes Libra, or the Scales – happiness weighed and found wanting; and while we are very sad about that, Lord! how we suddenly jump, as Scorpio, or the Scorpion, stings us in rear; we are curing the wound, when come the arrows all round; Sagittarius, or the Archer, is amusing himself.  As we pluck out the shafts, stand aside! here’s the battering-ram, Capricornus, or the Goat; full tilt, he comes rushing, and headlong we are tossed; when Aquarius, or the Waterbearer, pours out his whole deluge and drowns us; and, to wind up, with Pisces, or the Fishes, we sleep. ”

—Herman Melville


“A mind is accustomed to mathematical deduction, when confronted with the faulty foundations of astrology, resists a long, long time, like an obstinate mule, until compelled by beating and curses to put its foot into that dirty puddle. ”

—Johannes Kepler


“Mercury passed among the ancients for the planet of intelligence and science…. Venus… has been considered, time immemorial, the planet of love. She owes her name to her splendour, for she appears the most brilliant planet of any to the inhabitants of our globe. She has long been called Lucifer, or the morning star, when she precedes the rising of the sun, or Vesper when she comes forth after his setting…. But the heavenly bodies are, doubtless, governed by laws totally unknown to us, and inexplicable either by attractive or centrifugal powers…”

—J.B.H. de Saint-Pierre, “Harmonies of the Sun and Planets,” 1815


Astrology can clear up or mix up a person as much as any other psychological, philosophical or religious mirror, a looking glass in the endless mirror hall of life. 

—Markku Siivola


“Failure or success seem to have been allotted to men by their stars.  But they retain the power of wriggling, of fighting with their star or against it, and in the whole universe the only really interesting movement is this wriggle. ”

—E.M. Forster


“The cosmos is a vast living body, of which we are still parts.  The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins.  The moon is a great nerve center from which we quiver forever.  Who knows the power that Saturn has over us, or Venus?  But it is a vital power, rippling exquisitely through us all the time.”

—D.H. Lawrence


“I know that astrology isn’t a science… Of course it isn’t.  It’s just an arbitrary set of rules like chess or tennis…. The rules just kind of got there.  They don’t make any kind of sense except in terms of themselves.  But when you start to exercise those rules, all sorts of processes start to happen and you start to find out all sorts of stuff about people.  In astrology the rules happen to be about stars and planets, but they could be about ducks and drakes for all the difference it would make.  It’s just a way of thinking about a problem which lets the shape of that problem begin to emerge.  The more rules, the tinier the rules, the more arbitrary they are, the better.  It’s like throwing a handful of fine graphite dust on a piece of paper to see where the hidden indentations are.  It lets you see the words that were written on the piece of paper above it that’s now been taken away and hidden.  The graphite’s not important.  It’s just the means of revealing their indentations.  So you see, astrology’s nothing to do with astronomy.  It’s just to do with people thinking about people. ”

—Douglas Adams, Mostly Harmless


“Astrologers are agreed that the squiggles called a horoscope contain some sort of message to be decoded…”

—Dennis Elwell


“The vast majority, who believe in astrology and think that the planets have nothing better to do than form a code that will tell them whether tomorrow is a good day to close a business deal or not, become all the more excited and enthusiastic about the bilge when a group of astronomers denounces it.”

—Isaac Asimov


“Before one accepts spirituality, astrology is very powerful, like a lion.  Then when one enters into a deeper spiritual life, astrology becomes a tiny household cat.”

—Sri Chinmoy


“The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. ”

—John Kenneth Galbraith


“This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune (often the surfeits of our own behaviour) we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars: as if we were villains on necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treacherous by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on.  An admirable evasion of whoremaster man, to lay his goatish disposition on the charge of a star! ”

—William Shakespeare


“We are merely the stars’ tennis-balls, struck and banded Which way please them.”

—John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi


“Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.”

—Rebecca West


“Dreams, and predictions of astrology…. ought to serve but for winter talk by the fireside. ”

—Francis Bacon, “Of Prophecies”


“Superstition is to religion what astrology is to astronomy:  the mad daughter of a wise mother. ”



“There’s some ill planet reigns:
I must be patient till the heavens look
With an aspect more favourable.”

—William Shakespeare, Winter’s Tale, Act 2, Scene 1, spoken by Hermione


“No date prefixed directs me in the starry rubric set. ”

—John Milton


“Figure-flingers and star-gazers pretend to foretell the fortunes of kingdoms, and have no foresight in what concerns themselves. ”

—Roger L’Estrange


“I find my zenith doth depend upon
A most auspicious star, whose influence
If now I court not, but omit, my fortunes
Will ever after droop.”

—William Shakespeare


“I came into the world under the sign of Saturn — the star of the slowest revolution, the planet of detours and delays. ”

—Walter Benjamin


It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves; we are underlings. 

William Shakespeare


“I have been told that one of the reasons the astronomers of the world cooperate is the fact that there is no one nation from which the entire sphere of the sky can be seen.  Perhaps there is in that fact a parable for national statesmen, whose political horizons are all too often limited by national horizons. ”

—Adlai Stevenson


“The signs of the zodiac are karmic patterns; the planets are the looms; the will is the weaver.”

—Author Unknown


“All anyone can see in a birthchart are tendencies that will become facts if he does not do something to alter them.”

—Isabel Hickey


“A child is born on that day and at that hour when the celestial rays are in mathematical harmony with his individual karma. ”

—Sri Yukteswar


“They do not believe in astrology because it can not tell from a chunk of mud millions of miles away what is going to happen to them, without knowing that light as a visible part, and other invisible parts travels and is already near to reach us”

—Author Unknown


“Astrology: do we make a hullabaloo among the stars, or do they make a hullabaloo down here? ”

—Mason Cooley


“Failure and success seem to have been allotted to men by their stars. But they retain the power of wriggling, of fighting with their star or against it, and in the whole universe the only really interesting movement is this wriggle.”

—E.M. Forester


“A wise man shall overrule his stars, and have a greater influence upon his own content than all the constellations and planets of the firmament.”

—Jeremy Taylor


“How can one possibly believe… that every ray of a star is a thread attached to a man’s head?”

—Victor Hugo, Notre Dame de Paris, 1831, translated from the French by Jessie Haynes, 1902


The stars dot out the plans of God.

James Lendall Basford (1845–1915), Sparks from the Philosopher’s Stone, 1882


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