PAB Site News: New Glossary Page Under Construction
Today we’ve added a new page for a Glossary section, to help along beginners as well as people who do not know much about astrology with detailed explanations of the basics. Beneath the banner at the top of the page of the PAB, you might have noticed buttons that lead you back to the home page and our ‘About’ page, as well as links directing back to our parent blog, the HAB, (the Horoscopic Astrology Blog), and our sister blog, the CAB, (the Celebrity Astrology Blog). Now, you should be able to see the Glossary button. As sections of the glossary are completed, we will announce the updated sections in this “Site News” category of the PAB.
As the 2012 election campaign season begins, we anticipate a lot of traffic from the broader public curious about what astrology has to say about it. As we say in our mission statement on our ‘About’ page, our agenda is not partisan, but astrological. It will be a great opportunity to present astrology, (or the existence of an astrological phenomenon), as something that deserves a closer look. According to the most recent polls, only between a quarter and a third of Americans think there might be something to astrology, while a little more than half do not and the rest are not sure. We are in the minority. Our goal however is not necessarily to evangelize astrology, and a society that completely accepted and institutionalized astrology might not be the most desirable anyway. I think what astrologers would prefer to have is respectability. While I have come round to the view that there is something to astrology, I understand and sympathize with a lot of the skepticism of astrology. Astrologers have a lot to gain by seriously considering and thinking about some of the sincere and informed challenges by skeptics of astrology, and skeptics would have a lot to gain by studying astrology in earnest (especially before criticizing it!). Sometimes astrology is understandably although unfairly characterized as New Age pseudoscience hogwash. Here on the PAB, we try to transcend that limited and limiting view by presenting in the best way that we can, the existence of an astrological phenomenon.
Update (5/11/12): The glossary project has been moved off the PAB, and we have set up a new website for it called The Astrology Dictionary.