How Astrology is like Nascar

I was convinced to write this after a couple of different discussions regarding the recent “astrology controversy”. Everyone suddenly had an opinion on astrology. Well, I think astrology is just like Nascar. Here’s why:

  • Mostly everything goes in a circle for a very long time, and when they complete one circuit they do it all again. And again. And again.
  • Mostly nothing happens. Things just go in circles day in and day out.
  • People are just waiting for something exciting to happen, like a car crash or a transit of Venus.
  • Every sign/car has different correspondences. Dale Jr. is brought to you by Amp and Scorpio is sponsored by sex.
  • All anyone remembers are the major sponsors/correspondences. No one pays any attention to that tiny patch from the shocks manufacturer or that Scorpio’s exaltation is in Uranus. (!)
  • People diss other drivers/signs: Virgo’s are too uptight/Jeff Gordon is a wuss.
  • Even if you don’t follow either astrology or Nascar you are aware of them.
  • You have one friend who will bring up one or the other in almost every conversation.
  • You have one friend who suddenly remembers an errand when either subject is brought up.
  • People who are not into it just don’t get it.
  • People who are into it can’t understand how other people could not be interested.
  • Some folks bet on Nascar with money. People bet on astrology with their life decisions.
  • Merchandise featuring your driver/sign is readily available and considered fashionable.
  • Alcohol is consumed while watching races. Alcohol is consumed while asking people about their sign.
  • Astrology once served a very practical purpose before it split from astronomy. Stock car racing once served a very practical purpose before it split away from bootlegging.
  • Both Nascar and astrology are featured in every newspaper.
  • Racing drivers are considered athletes. Astrologists are considered scientific. This is disputed by non-fans.
  • Neither activity is eligible for either an Olympic sport or Nobel prize.
  • Astrology places a lot of emphasis on where you were born. Nascar places a lot of emphasis on poll position.

I’m sure there are more things the two have in common. Feel free to point out connections I may have missed!

About Star Foster

Polytheistic Wiccan initiated into the Ravenwood tradition, she has many opinions. Some of them are actually useful.

  • Elrond Hubbard

    Bad rock music can provide a pretty good soundtrack for either one.

  • Elrond Hubbard

    Bad rock music can provide a pretty good soundtrack for either one.

  • Wes Isley

    Good one–thanks for the levity! Hmmm, now what we really need is an astrologer who races in NASCAR!

  • Wes Isley

    Good one–thanks for the levity! Hmmm, now what we really need is an astrologer who races in NASCAR!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=565429592 Christian Martinez

    As someone who bets NASCAR using Astrology, this post hit home!
    LOVE IT…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=565429592 Christian Martinez

    As someone who bets NASCAR using Astrology, this post hit home!
    LOVE IT…

  • astroguru

    If today’s horoscope comes true they will gladly
    share it with their friends but if it does not they will quickly forget about
    until tomorrow. Accuracy is unlikely to be that important although most people
    in this category will probably have a favorite source that they stick with.

  • astroguru

    If today’s horoscope comes true they will gladly
    share it with their friends but if it does not they will quickly forget about
    until tomorrow. Accuracy is unlikely to be that important although most people
    in this category will probably have a favorite source that they stick with.


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