Michel Gauquelin was a French
statistician who was highly skeptical of the validity of astrology.
In his book, Written in the Stars, he outlines the research he
conducted to find out if there was a correlation between a person's
chosen profession and their natal chart.
Gauquelin divided up the wheel
of the chart into different segments than the house systems commonly
used by astrologers. He found that people of certain professions tend
to have the same planets in these critical segments with a greater frequency
than statistical average. Not only that, but he also found an effect
that he titled the "theory of eminence." Not only did he find
that people established in their chosen fields have a greater than statistical
chance of having those planets in these important fields, he also noted
that the more eminent a person is in their field, the greater the likelihood
that those planets will be found in those critical segments. For example,
doctors were found to have the planet of Saturn in these critical segments.
If you take a typical general practice physician, the chance that he
or she has Saturn in that critical position is much less than in the
chart of a highly prominent physician, one who is frequently published
and renowned in the field. In other words, the more prominent you are
in your field, the greater the chances that you will have the corresponding
planet in the critical field of the wheel.
About 50 years ago a Czechoslovakian
physician by the name of Eugene Jonas formulated some theories of fertility
cycles based upon study and research. His theories, which he later put
into practice, were as follows:
1. Women have more than one fertility
cycle. In addition to the standard period of ovulation calculated to
occur two weeks following the last menstrual cycle, Jonas concluded
that women can also conceive when the sun and moon duplicate the angle
at which they were sitting at the moment the woman was born. In fact,
according to his studies, he found that conception occurred with greater
frequency during this sol-lunar cycle than during the standard ovulation
2. The gender of the child is
determined by the sign of the zodiac in which the moon sits at the time
of conception. If the moon is in a feminine sign at conception, a girl
will be conceived. If the moon is in a masculine sign, a boy will be
conceived. He was able to predict the sex of a child with an accuracy
rate of greater than 90 percent.
3. The position of some of the
outer planets influences the viability of the fetus.
Using these theories, Jonas was
able to help women in two different capacities. First, he was able to
help women use these sol-lunar cycles as a natural form of birth control.
Second, he was able to help women who were seemingly non-fertile to
become pregnant. In numerous instances he was able to help women conceive
a child of a desired gender. These theories were outlined in the book
Astrological Birth Control, by Sheila Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder,
authors of Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain.
Signs of Mental Illness,
by Mitchell E. Gibson, MD
Dr. Gibson outlines his studies
regarding the declination of the planets (a) at the time of the birth
of people with obvious psychological disorders and (b) the dates of
significant international events, such as the Jonestown Massacre, Pearl
Harbor and others. He found impressive statistical data that suggest
a correlation between the aberrant nature of these people and events
with respect to planetary declinations.