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Saptarishis Astrology’s Astro News This issue we launch a new section of Astro News that focuses on the latest events in the world of global astrology. Here only extremely significant news will be covered that helps in spreading true & good astrology. So if you have an event or a conference of international level you can send in a well drafted Press Release to astronews@saptarishisastrology.com . This section will not be a regular feature and only very significant events will be reported here, also it will not be under the editorship of the publisher of this magazine. Ms Carole Schumacher from US will be the editorial head of this section. Volunteer Reporters can join in the team by writing to astronews@saptarishisastrology.com

It’s Hot - Traditional Astrology Radio Launched We've seen forums and blogs, but know, Traditional Astrology has its own radio station called WTARadio "Traditional Astrology Radio" which will kick-off on Monday the 25th of May at 6:00 PM Atlantic and Eastern time, 5:00 PM Central time, live. All you have to do is visit; http://www.blogtalkradio.com/WTARadio, from anywhere in the world, and you can listen in and chat or call free of charge to ask our guest any questions, or simply participate. If you want to call just dial (347) 237-4536, and you are in participating. What if I cannot make it in time to listen? Just visit their blog; http://traditionalastrologyradio.blogspot.com/ and you can listen on your free time to their latest guest. We suggest you stop by soon and see the page, which is also intended to leave your feedback on the show, provide suggestions, ask questions, or simply tell us what you think about the program. Ah! And participate in their latest poll; How Traditional are you? WTA Radio Schedule You would find some of the hottest names in international astrology on David’s Show. Check out their broadcast schedule and don’t miss it out. June 1st. – Aquarius – Mr. Robert Schmidt from Project Hindsight, will share his insight on Hellenistic Astrology, about himself, and his upcoming book, Definitions and Foundations. This promises to be an insightful interview. June 8th. – Windy Has Stormy Eyes – Ms. Carolyn Egan from WeatherSage, will inform us of the upcoming weather events, astrometeorology, and her lessons on astrometeorology. 161


June 15th. - I'm so excited - Ben Dykes shares with us his upcoming projects, and his new translations, which promise to have us all at the edge of our seats. June 22 – Primary Directions with Rumen Kolev: Come discover an ancient technique of prediction, Primary Directions. How the ancients used them and the importance in traditional astrology. June 29 – SolarFire with Madelyn Hills-Dineen: What’s new, and what needs to be added to SolarFire to satisfy the appetite of us traditional astrologers. Your chance to share your views, express your concerns and thank SolarFire for a job well done. July 6th. – Do you believe in Magic? Co-host Christopher Warnock from Renaissance Astrology, will talk about Astrological Magic, and what the ancients had to say.

Worldwide Group Research – Institute Of Scientific Jyotish Press Release Submitted by ISJyotish The Institute of Scientific Jyotish (isjyotish.com) was founded by astrologer Ernst Wilhelm in 2009 for the purpose of statistically testing astrological techniques and astronomical calculations. It is Ernst Wilhelm’s goal to generate data that will help astrologers be decisive in their selection of techniques and in their calculations, so many of which are controversial. It is also our hope that these statistics will help astrology to be respected as a mathematical and principled science and not only an intuitive art. Clear cut testing is what is needed for astrology to earn respect for the super science that it is. The average astrologer is more reliable in his predictions than is the average doctor with the correct diagnoses of disease or the weatherman in his forecasts, however, astrology is still not considered a science as is medicine and meteorology largely due to their not being any solid numerical proof of the merits of astrology. Astrology is sorely lacking in statistics and so the creation of isjyotish.com. Through taking birth data and short questioners it is the goal of ISJyotish to determine which astrological techniques and calculations yield better results. While astrologers have always worked hard to test their techniques, the astrologer working hand in hand with clients and working with charts is always somewhat influenced by their preconceived ideas as well as their perceptions. Preconceived ideas can skew the results of any test as it makes one blind to other possibilities, while an astrologer's perceptive ability often takes him or her into the realm162 of intuition - beyond statistics. For statistical


study, the unbiased and unperceptive "mind" of a CPU will really show the worth of a technique. The CPU does not have the ability to make a "silk purse out of a sow's ear," as the astrologer's intuition often does with a weak technique. There are computer generated reports which are quite satisfying, however, these reports are all character and psychologically centered and really not as accurate as people believe. For example, one study was made in astrology where several students at a university were given a psychological profile generated from their horoscope. The students all agreed that the reading was more or less accurate. They were then asked to pass their test to the person next to them – lo and behold, everyone had the same report! The point is, psychological we can all relate to very similar things. For this reason, psychological and character reports, while quite useful in some respects, do nothing to prove astrology as a science. We are all, after all human and so possessed of similar psychology and character to some degree. It is the many events and the myriad details in our lives that make us completely different from our neighbor. It is these things which must be tested. We are testing astrological techniques and calculations in two ways: First, by having people enter their birth data and answer a simple list of questions. This first step will help us build up ground data and each such test will not just have a right or wrong answer, but also a control - a control being something considered important to any scientific testing and something always lacking in other astrological tests. Such tests take only 2-3 minutes to complete as we do not want to place a large burden of time upon those who which to participate in a test. Second, by generating reports that can be viewed with different calculation options so that the astrologer can see which option they find more accurate. This second part will only be implemented after we have performed several tests via the first step. ISJyotish is currently in its first phase and we welcome you to visit our site, www.isjyotish.com to participate in a test or to read the results of completed tests. The first tests which are underway at this time are very simple tests, considering only one astrological detail at a time. As astrologers, we all know that in the horoscope there are always many influencing factors, but we still thought it was important to begin with these simple tests. As tests progress they will be more complex and take into account many astrological factors simultaneously. Eventually we hope to build an artificial intelligence unit capable of actually making concrete and not only psychological statements from a horoscope. At that point we will begin the second phase of generating reports that astrologers can view with different calculations options, such as different ayanamsas, so that they can see which option yields better results. To do these things we need everyone’s help to participate in the tests so that we can generate the necessary data and test the necessary techniques and calculations. Tests are short and fast and we do not keep any personal information that may be linked back to you.

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