Astrology in Forensic Science
Forensic sciences or forensics is the application of various scientific methods and principles to investigate criminal and civil actions which are of interest to the legal systems. In forensics all the clues collected from a crime scene are analyzed by specialist converted into evidences worth producing in legal courts. The forensic scientists work in close quarter with the police to exchange information and details necessary in solving a case. On a basic level, the word forensic originally the Latin ‘forensis” means public; public discussion; or belonging to debate or discussion. Thus, forensic science is science used in public, in a court or in the justice system. From this standpoint any science, used for the purposes of the law, is a forensic science.
So, the first question here is; What constitutes a science -is Astrology science? In general, astrology consists of a number of belief systems that hold that there is a relationship between astronomical phenomena and events or descriptions of personality and behavioral traits in the human world. In the recent past astrology was rejected by the scientific community as having no explanatory power for describing the universe and scientific testing yielded no evidence to support the premises or purported effects outlined in astrological traditions. Leading respected scientists, thus, determined that astrology could not demonstrated its effectiveness in controlled studies and thereby has no scientific validity. The main argument against astrology is that there is no proposed mechanism of action by which the positions and motions of stars and planets could affect people and events on Earth in the way astrologers say they do that does not contradict well-understood, basic aspects of biology and physics. That argument is currently loosing traction due to an on slot of recent findings in the world of physics, biology, and astronomy.
For over 16 centuries, modern astrologers like myself haven’t really known what ancient astrologers wanted us to practice. But in the past 20 years, traditional astrological texts have been translated into modern languages for the first time. These texts come from the same scientists who produced the first analog computer and principles of geometry that we still use today. Modern astrology may be overrun with mushy hocus-pocus thanks to conflations with psychology, but newly accessible ancient astrological methods are producing a revival in the power and credibility of the craft.If your mind is drifting towards Sun signs in the back of entertainment columns as you read this that might be because sun-sign astrology is a recent creation designed to appeal to mass audiences.I call it “Pop Astrology” and pop astrology was born in the late 19th century during the boom in new-age exploration, and was then fueled by developments in psychology in the 20th century. The notion that your sun sign indicates your character was most popularized by esotericist Alan Leo in England in the 1890s. Leo wasn’t the only one, during this time, Carl Jung also began exploring astrology. Jung, who created the psychological categories of introversion and extroversion and formed the basis for the popular Myers-Briggs personality test, utilized astrology in explaining the workings of the human psyche. He regularly referenced astrology in his books published from the 1920s through the 1970s, offering a legitimate point of reference for astrology to those serious scientist uninterested in theosophical new-age pseudoscience mania. Since then, a number of personality disorders are known to correlate with the month of birth, Schizotypal personality (which is different from schizophrenia) is one of them.
Law enforcement often struggles to connect the dots to identify someone as a killer beyond a reasonable doubt or locate a missing person. Forensic astrology can serve a much-needed civic and legal function -it helps connect dots between the crime and the perpetrator. Today, many serious astrologers are collaborating with law enforcement to find missing persons or assist in cold case files:
"There are characteristics that serial killers have in common across the board," says forensic psychologist Dr. Caoimhe McAnena, "like sadistic traits, wanting other people to suffer." McAnena, considered one of the UK's most experienced psychologists in her field, previously worked with high-profile offenders like Levi Bellfield, who murdered English schoolgirl Milly Dowler. Although there isn't any significant research into the personalities of serial killers yet, she says, she's still able to rattle off a list of further traits: "A high level of fantasy, which is very often linked into sexual fantasy. And that might be linked to the murders, but not always. They often have antisocial personality traits, which means they are people who have committed varied types of offending."
A New Your Post article “Meet the psychic who uses gift to solve FBI cold cases” Highlights Troy Griffin. Griffin’s testimony is not admissible in court, but he says he’s worked on about 100 cases in the United States, Germany, Canada and Australia -99 percent of them unpaid.
Additionally, there are hundreds of books written on forensic astrology using horary among other astrology techniques to solve crimes, pinpoint or eliminate suspects, gain clues from the crime scene chart, and profile criminals. Astrological DNA is real!
You can’t completely erase the darkness but we can work to curtail its activity and level of disruption in our lives. -Forensic Astrologer, B.D. Salerno
The nuts and bolts
There are two possible but related approachesto exploring cold case files or finding missing persons in astrology.There are more -but the two larger categories keep us from getting lost in technical terms or astrology lingo.The first is to cast an event chart for the time and place of the crime (An event chart is a horoscope that is cast for the date, time and place of a particular event. Such a chart is interpreted to gain