Mars Effect

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Mars Effect

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Of the various attempts to demonstrate astrological influence by statistical means, the most successful have been the large-scale studies by Michel Gauquelin and Françoise Gauquelin. The Gauquelins uncovered correlations between vocation and the position of certain specific planets. The most significant of these was the so-called Mars effect, a correlation between athletic achievement and the position of the planet Mars—a planet traditionally associated with physical energy and therefore with athletic achievement—in certain influential sectors of the sky (e.g., close to the eastern horizon and near the zenith) at the time of birth.


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Melton, J. Gordon, Jerome Clark, and Aidan A. Kelly. New Age Encyclopedia. Detroit: Gale, 1990.
The Astrology Book, Second Edition © 2003 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.
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He describes the grossly biased attempt by CSICOP to analyze the Mars effect and to negate an obviously significant result that was contrary to their beliefs.

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