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Hate or love it, astrology is an ancient art form that continues to thrive even in today’s modern, technologically savvy times. The advent of the internet has only fueled it’s propagation by making available a staggering volume of free resources easily found through a simple google search. Here is a compilation of 33 statistics and alleged facts regarding astrology that you might interesting.

 1. Law breakers tend to be Aries.

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In 2011, the Chatham-Kent Police Service in Canada released data showing that out of 1,986 people arrested, Aries led the pack at 203 followed by Libra, 189; Virgo, 183; Leo, 177; Pisces, 169; Scorpio, 166; Capricorn, 166; Gemini, 159; Cancer, 147; Taurus, 146, Aquarius, 142; and Sagittarius, 139. (1)

 2. Aquarians are scandalous.

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Aquarius, followed by Aries are the most common users at ashleymadison.com, a website for cheating spouses. Aquarius outnumbers other zodiac signs on the affair-based dating site, by as much as 50%. (2)

3. Libras are the worst drivers.

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According to statistics released by insurance company Allstate, Libras are the most accident prone of all the signs. It is important to note that the data uses IAU constellation boundaries which differ from the more commonly used tropical zodiac dates. Here Libra is Oct. 31 – Nov. 21. (3)

 4. The Richest People Tend To be Leos

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Leos statistically earn the lionshare of wealth of all zodiac signs and are the most common sign among billionaires. Pisces statistically earn the least. According to a careerbuilder.com survey, Cancer, Leo, Taurus, and Scorpio are the signs most likely to earn $100,000 or more annually. (4)

 5. Women are bigger astrology fans than men.

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75% of all horoscope readers are women. Ladies love the zodiac. (5)

 

6. There are lots of astrology websites.

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There are over 2,000,000 astrology websites indexed by google. (5)

 

7. There are many professional astrologers.

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There are 7,000+ professional astrologers working in the U.S.A. (5)

 

8. There used to be more zodiac signs.

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The original Babylonian zodiac calendar featured 18 signs instead of 12. These additional signs included the constellations of Pleiades, Orion, Perseus, Auriga, Epsilon Pegasi, and Andromeda. (5)

 

9. A third of the population believe in it.

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A Harris poll released in 2008 revealed that 31% of Americans believe in astrology, 51% do not believe and 18% are unsure.  (6)

 

10. Scorpios overrun the planet.

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The most common zodiac sign is Scorpio comprising 9.6% of the population. Aquarius is the least common at 6.3%. (6)

 

11. Geminis get the most academic awards.

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Gemini is the most highly represented sign among Nobel Prize winners. Leos are the least represented. (7)

 

12. Spring chickens tend to be adrenaline junkies.

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A Swedish study found that people with February/March/April birthdays exhibit the most novelty-seeking behavior. (8)

 

13. Winter babies tend to have mood disorders.

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Schizophrenics and manic depressive people are more likely to be born in winter or early spring. Most have February birthdays. (8)

14. Cancerians are on the FBI’s watch list

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Based on information released by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (fbi.gov), Cancerians are the most arrested criminals, which shows they are one of the more mischivieous signs in the zodiac circle. (9)

 

15. Libras are patriotic

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Libra is the highest represented sign in military professions. Libra is also the most prevalent sign among politicians, and among cartoonist-illustrators. (10)

 

16. Anime characters have astrology signs too.

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In Japan, anime character birthdays are a big deal and are celebrated by their devoted fandom. Cloud Strife of Final Fantasy 7 has an August 11 birthday making him a Leo. (11)

 

17. Pisces are born to swim.

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The most predominant zodiac sign among athletes on the 2012 U.S.A. Olympic swim team was Pisces, comprising 13 out of the 49 athletes. (12)

 

18. Born in the dead of November.

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Most serial killers are born in November. Ted Bundy and Richard Cottingham are two examples.(13)

 

19. Astrology is a popular search topic.

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The words, ‘astrology’ and ‘horoscope’ are most searched topics on the Internet, according to a 1999 study by searchterms.com. Google reports an average of up to 10 million searches a month on these search terms. (14)

 

20. Hitler relied on astrology.

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II. Weltkrieg 1939-1945
Überfall der faschistischen deutschen Wehrmacht auf Norwegen am 9. April 1940.
Deutsche Truppen in erbittertem Kampf gegen norwegische Truppenteile in einem Dorf, 40 km westlich Lillehammer.
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Adolf Hitler employed the services of a Swiss astrologer named Karl Ernst Krafft and planned his military strategy around Krafft’s forecasts. [15]

 

21. Zodiac Etymology.

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The word ‘zodiac’ is derived from the Greek word meaning “circle of animals” and  is believed to have developed in ancient Egypt and was later adopted by the Babylonians. (16)

 

22. Presidential birthday.

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George Washington’s birthday is accepted to be February 22, 1732. However, in his family’s personal records there are documents which state his birthday as February 11. The different dates are said to be due to the British colonies shifting from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar. (17)

 

23. Aquarian commanders in chief.

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Aquarius is the most common zodiac sign among presidents. (18)

 

24. Carl Jung valued astrology.

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Swiss psychologist Carl Gustav Jung held a longtime interest in astrology and utilized it to aid his understanding of the human psyche. (19)

 

25. Astrology is big business.

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Americans Spend $100 Million on Astrology each year and an estimated 38 million people spend about $44 billion annually on new age products and services including Astrology. (20)

 

26. The Reagans confided in astrologers.

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After US President Ronald Reagan was shot, his wife Nancy employed Joan Quigley, an astrologer to forecast his future safety. (21)

 

27. You can get an astrology degree.

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The Kepler College in Seattle, Washington was the first to offer astrology degrees. You can even do a Master of the Arts (MA) post-graduate degree in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales in the United Kingdom. (22)

 

28. Astrologers have predicted major events.

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Nostradamus was a renown astrologer who reportedly predicted world events both during his time and long after his death. He has been credited with predicting the great fire of London, the atomic bomb and Hitler’s rise to power among others. (22)

 

29. Astrology helped farmers.

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The Zodiac first allowed farmers to know the planting dates to plant crops, based on the position of stars in the sky.  Especially Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky within the constellation Canis Major. (23)

 

30. Sagittarians are frisky and promiscuous.

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Sagittarius statistically has the most sex partners per year of all zodiac signs averaging 2 to everyone else’s 1. (4)

 

31. Taurus means business.

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The sign of Taurus is ruled by venus, the planet of love and money. Fittingly, Taurus is the most common zodiac sign among college business majors. (4)

 

32. Red Bull has astrological symbolism.

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Dietrich Mateschitz, the co-founder of the Red Bull energy drink company was born May 20, 1944 making him a Taurus. The Red Bull namesake along with it’s key ingredient taurine show the conscious influence of the zodiac on Mateschitz’s brand.

 

33. Aries women are drawn to Pisces.

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Aries women statistically prefer Pisces men over other signs as a romantic partner. Aries men tend to prefer Taurus women. (24)

 

(1) source: digitaljournal.com
(2) source: techinasia.com
(3) source: PRNewswire.com
(4) source: msn.com
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5) source: horoscope-sign.com
[6] source: statisticbrain.com
[7] source: research sceptical of astrology
[8] source: psychologytoday.com
[9] source: insightfulpsychics.com
[10] source: Most Succesful Professions for the Zodiac Signs
[11] source: schara.sunrockgo.com
[12] source: swimswam
[13] source: psych2go
[14] source: telegraph.com
[15] source: strange role of astrology in world war II
[16] source: american federation of astrologers
[17] source: www.archives.gov
[18] source: smartpolitics
[19] source: thezodiac.com
[20] source: simplysunsigns
[21] source: ten-amazing-facts-astrology
[22] source: thehoroscope.org
[23] source: 10-interesting-facts-about-astrology
[24] source: asteroid_astrology

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