©11-4-2010 by Donna Cunningham, MSW
Suppose that we knew the natal and transiting patterns that the charts of women who developed breast cancer had in common.
What if an impeccably designed research study found astrological signatures that were statistically significant?
If that happened, it would be a major discovery that not only would go a long way toward validating astrology but would also help identify at-risk women. If you knew that the signatures were present in your chart, you’d make sure to do breast self-exams each month and have regular mammograms to watch for any lumps that might develop.
A promising study is already underway through AstroInvestigators, a group led by Alphee LaVoie, the research chair for NCGR.
They’ve collected and analyzed close to 300 charts of women who developed breast cancer, along with the data on when the cancer occurred and the results of the treatment. They’ve already detected patterns and tested them on new charts with some accuracy. However, for an astrological application of this magnitude, they want to expand the study to 1000 charts. Alphee asked me if I could help them find more examples, and so I said I’d put the request out on Skywriter. Astrological research is extremely important for our field’s credibility–not to mention our knowledge base.
Readers, do you have birth data on any women who have had breast cancer? Or, can you prevail on anyone who knows anyone? As closely as possible, include the dates of diagnosis and treatment as well as the outcome. Names are not necessary. Email the data here: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s more about the group, who call themselves the Gators, from the The Astro Investigators :: Home Page:
The Astro Investigators are a group of astrologers dedicated to the scientific scrutiny of long held astrological concepts. Our home base is the Astrological Institute of Research (AIR) headquarters in West Hartford, CT, USA, and we work with colleagues throughout the world. With the aid of AIR’s research software, we formulate hypotheses and gather and analyze data to determine the statistical significance and validity of chosen axioms.
Most scientific disciplines employ four discrete steps when researching phenomena in their sphere of knowledge and The Astro Investigators have adopted these fundamental guidelines in their research work:
- Observation of a phenomenon.
- Formulation of an hypothesis to explain the phenomenon.
- Gathering data concerning the hypothesis.
- Analyzing and interpreting the data gathered to see if it supports the hypothesis.
Reports on Some Previous (and ongoing) Research Projects:
I hope you’ll help with this important study if you can contribute–or collect–any data. They would also welcome new members to AstroInvestigators.