I have to admit that I was surprised to see "The 50 Best Astrology Blogs" posted on a site called Online Christian Colleges. Often deeply religious people deem astrology and the new age to be unsuitable outlets. And yet I have written about scholars who say that the three wise men in the New Testament were astrologers who followed an astrological event to predict that a King would be born and would change the world. And so, as with every field of human endeavor, two sides of any argument is possible.
Karen Anderson, who compiled the list, explains its inclusion on her blog as such:
Astrologers turn to the skies in order to glean the happenings of the universe. They look at everything from when to cut their hair to the impact of massive global events from a filter constructed of stars, planets, and other cosmic elements. Many who approach the subject see it as pure entertainment, while others find comfort and structure in concepts that make sense and speak to their spiritual needs. As always, it is up to readers to decide which route they elect to take to discover who they are as a person and as a facet of the universe itself.
Other blog rankers use metrics to judge ranks but I am not sure what methodology was used to rank these blogs since the rankers are very different from other more established rankers such as Best Astrology Sites, and Best Astrology Blogs . Could this ranker be based on blind faith?
Where does Madam Lichtenstein's Cosmic World rank among the fifty? 48th. Other rankers using standard metrics place my blog much higher - often within the top 15. So use this Online Christian Colleges list with caution.
Despite where you rank in the blogosphere, learning about astrology can help you make better decisions. Here is my favorite book on astrology and a "must" for anyone interested in learning more: Secrets from a Stargazer's Notebook: Making Astrology Work for You and here's a guide to the best books available this month.