Astrology is a method for predicting worldly events based on the assumption that heavenly bodies, particularly planets and stars, considered in their arbitrary combinations or configurations (called constellations) somehow determine or indicate changes in the sublunar world. The fundamentals of astrology tend to be at odds with numerous basic facts from scientific disciplines. The authors commented on the example of Elizabeth Teissier, who stated that the Sun ends in the same place in the sky on the same date every year, as a basis for stating that two people with the same birthday but several years apart should be under the same planetary influence. Astrology states that astronomical bodies influence people's lives beyond basic weather patterns, depending on their date of birth.
James commented that attributing meaning to the constellation of the celestial sphere in which the Sun is located at dusk was based on human factors, namely, that astrologers did not want to wake up early and it was difficult to know the exact time of noon. If the astrologer were to insist on being incompatible with the current understanding and the evidentiary basis of physics, that would be an extraordinary statement.