Synchronicity and Astrology
Statisticians argue that the concept of synchronicity may be dismissed by pure random theory. Given enough combinations, they propose, sets of circumstances can and will arise within a given period of time so as to seem uncannily related.
Having studied statistics for two years at university, I can both understand and accept their point of view.
However, like many other people, I live my life based more on what my heart tells me, rather than what logic or my intellect interprets as truth. The reason for this is that my intuition has seldom let me down in the past, while logic is something that often tends to get adjusted somewhat the more we find out about the world around us. Even Einstein joked that he didn't mind setting the same questions every year at the university where he lectured, because the answers changed so much.
Synchronicity is related to time. Two or more events must occur within a fairly short period of time to appear to have some form of relationship. That relationship is most often unintelligible, but because there is a time criteria, synchronicity could have something to do with the "fourth dimension". It could be our third-dimensional glimpse of the next dimension.
The fourth dimension is the whole life of a third dimensional object or being, like ourselves, from its beginning to end. It is your whole life viewed at once. The "now" we live in is merely a "time slice" of our fourth-dimensional existence.
I know this is not a scientific view, but hey, scientists don't even know about astrology yet.
How Synchronicity might relate to the next dimension.
If you were a one-dimensional being, you would be able to see the next dimension up (a 2-D surface, or plane), but only as a line at any given time.
Likewise, if you were a two-dimensional being, you would also be able to view the next dimension up (our 3-D world), but only as a 2-D plane (surface) at any given time.
For example, imagine if you dipped a 3-dimensional object, like a tree, into a pond of water. A 2-dimensional being existing on the surface of the pond would be able to see the tree, but only as a series of separate, very thin wooden lines. Each wooden line would represent one of the branches of the tree at the point where it passed through the surface of the water.
However, from its 2-D viewpoint, it would not be able to establish any logical link between the lines it could see.
In this manner, it is conceivable that, as three-dimensional beings, we might occasionally get to view a "snapshot" of a fourth-dimensional phenomenon, even though there might not be a logical relationship between the objects or events in our snapshot. But, intuitively, we might know, with little doubt, that a definite relationship exists. Not only could we know, but we could act on that knowledge to deduce a valid outcome in our third-dimension world.
Technology might one day help us to understand more about synchronicity. Imagine a world where electronic concept-recognition systems are able to communicate with each other simultaneously around the globe. Synchronous words, phrases or events occuring in a magnitude beyond the realm of coincidence might be more easily identified and defined, and early-warning systems, derived by studying previous patterns and outcomes, could be activated.
Some interesting research has been made in this area regarding the use of internet bot technology.
The basis for synchronicity could well be planetary. Astrology itself seems to be based on some form of synchronicity.
In the past, when a chillingly synchronous set of events has happened in my own life (triple synchronistic happenings within a short period of time), I noticed that often a particular planetary aspect was in operation, for example, Mars was exactly rising on the ascendant of the daily horary chart.
The best part, for now, is that (like astrology), we do not need to understand how it works in order to use it. All we need to do is to be able to recognize it and relate it to other events occurring at approximately the same time in our currently relevant reality.
Synchronicity seems to have already been used for thousands of years by mankind in many forms of divination, from the tarot, runes, i-ching through to interpretations of the "random fall" of anything from bones to tea-leaves.
Everything reflects everything. The microcosm reflects what is going on in the macrocosm, and vice versa. As below, so above.
Using this concept with horseracing..