An astrolabes analysis of the signs of the zodiac has found that people of European ancestry tend to be better at predicting the planets than those of African or Asian ancestry.
The study, by the Astrolabia Foundation, looked at data from the American Medical Association’s Astrology Society, the Astrology Index, the American Association for Astrology, and the International Society for Astrological Research.
The researchers found that those of European descent are roughly 33% more accurate at predicting what planets to look for in the zenith of a person’s life, versus those of non-European origin.
“We are the ones who actually get this right the most,” said the study’s lead author, Andrew Boulton, a PhD student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“This is an indicator of what is happening in our genetic makeup.”
The study looked at 1,058 people from across the US and Canada, including 1,828 African Americans, 634 Asian Americans, 442 Latinos, and 2,068 Caucasians.
The team then correlated the data with the astrolabiometer, a device that measures the magnetic field produced by the sun and a planet’s apparent position on the sky.
The results showed that people with European ancestry were slightly more accurate in predicting the zend of the year, while African Americans and Latinos were more accurate.
The astrolabs findings have been published in the journal Astrology.
They could help improve astrolaics for African Americans because they tend to have lower birth rates, said co-author Dr. Daniela Pappalardo, a researcher at the Astrologia Foundation.
“Astrology is about predicting the future,” she said.
“It is very predictive of what a person will look like in the future.”