Astrologically Predictable Patterns In Work Related Injuries:
Doctoral Dissertation in Psychology.
In an effort to predict the occurrence of work-related accidents and to provide further perspectives to accident prevention, astrological patterns in work injuries were examined. Statistical results indicate that there are distinct periods of time when individuals are more accident prone. These periods involve hard aspects from the transiting Sun to the Sun's position at birth. The study included 1023 injured people who filed a Workers' Compensation claim and were disabled for at least three months. It was hypothesized that people tend to suffer accidental injuries significantly more frequently around the time of their birthday, three months before or after, or six months after their birthday. The research hypothesis was supported with a high degree of statistical significance. It provides support for some of the basic concepts of both Western Astrology and Jyotish (Vedic Astrology). The results also suggest possible programs that might aid in determining the timing of accidents and thus assist in their prevention, thereby contributing to the field of industrial psychology. This study also provides a hope that the fields of astrology and psychology can be bridged as both attempt to understand human nature and to predict human behavior.
September 21, 1992 was the date this work was defended. At the end of the presentation this researcher was presented with a newspaper article that appeared in the San Diego Union-Tribune that very same day. This article announced findings from a totally unrelated study, which found that people tend to die more frequently around their birthdays...