Positive Results in the Book “Astrology under Scrutiny” by Kyösti Tarvainen Correlation, Vol. 29(2), July 2014, pp 41-47 Abstract The book Astrology under Scrutiny focuses on negative results in astrological research. Several positive results are, however, implicated in the book.
Confirmation bias in the Wyman and Vyse experiment by Kenneth McRitchie Correlation, Vol. 29(2), July 2014, pp 26-40 Abstract Psychologists Alyssa Jayne Wyman and Stuart Vyse designed their replication of Shawn Carlson’s double-blind astrological experiment to resolve the problem that the participants could not identify their own California Psychological Inventory profiles any better than their own astrological profiles, as written by reputable astrologers. To simplify these selfidentification tasks and ascertain the validity of each of these profile types, the authors used the NEO-FFI psychological self-test versus computer-generated astrological profiles. No astrologers participated. The authors claimed that their test subjects could
Planetary sequence and astrological heredity by Kenneth Gillman Correlation, Vol. 29(2), July 2014, pp 15-25 Abstract Observations of the birth data of British royalty lead to the suggestion that children tend to be born when the same celestial body occupies the corresponding position in the rising sequence that it held at the birth of one or both of their parents. Testing this hypothesis on the birth data of Parisian families collected by Michel Gauquelin provides statistically significant results.
Effects of Venus/Saturn aspects in marriages by Kyösti Tarvainen Correlation, Vol. 29(2), July 2014, pp 7-14 Abstract In 20,892 families in the Gauquelins’ heredity data, the age difference in marriages in which the husband has a Venus/Saturn aspect was slightly but significantly larger. Venus/Saturn aspects in both wives’ and husbands’ charts seemed to delay marriage, but did not prevent marriage.
Planetary Weather: Testing Astrometeorology by Bruce Scofield Correlation, Vol. 28 (2), November 2012 Abstract This updated and edited excerpt from a recent PhD thesis illustrates the value of using the observations of astrologers as a means of developing a hypothesis that can be addressed within the concepts and constructs of a modern science. The testing of the hypothesis itself, which would not fit within the space requirements of this journal, is not addressed here. The thesis, A History and Test of Planetary Weather Forecasting, was successfully defended in May of 2010 in the Department of Geosciences at University of Massachusetts,
Henning’s synthesis method shows validity of astrology in the Gauquelins’ data by Kyösti Tarvainen Correlation, Vol. 28, August 2012, pp 25-43 Abstract Ann Henning has proposed a synthesis method where scores of 12 potentials are determined. The first potential summarizes how much an astrological chart has Aries, Mars, the first house and some similar themes; the second summarizes Taurus, Venus, the second house and similar themes, and so on. The purpose of this research is to study whether, in some professions and groups in the Gauquelins’ data (over 23,000 persons), some Henning’s potentials are high. The strongest anticipation, based on