Astrology is a means of divination using planetary groupings— the twelve so used being known collectively as the zodiac. Each is said to reflect individual personality characteristics.
However, since the system of astrology was created in ancient times, Earth's position in relation to the planets has shifted, yet most astrologers ignore this fact. Also they treat the "influences" of the planets as equal, although the planets are actually different distances from Earth.
Astrology critic Milbourne Christopher asks (in his ESP, Seers & Psychics, 1970): "Why is someone born at a certain time, on a certain day, in a certain part of the world of a certain nature? Did the originators of astrology study the traits of millions of people and discover that all those born at a specific time had identical chracteristics and futures? No! Nor has it been proven since that the early fictions are fact."
Described as "A Card Game of Numerology and Astrology," this Milton Bradley boxed game set features special decks of cards, a "vinyl card reader" (with transparent red "windows" that filter out red overprinting to reveal fortunes), and an instruction booklet copyrighted 1968. In it Jeane Dixon, the late clairvoyant, states her belief that "heavenly bodies control our experiences and destinies" and that "conscious and unconscious thoughts may be influenced by numbers" – the basis of, respectively, astrology and numerology. However, printed on the back of the booklet is the disclaimer, "No claims of mystical or supernatural powers are made for the equipment or devices supplied in the game." Labeled "for Ages 10 to Adult," the box measures about 11 ¼ x 16 ¼ x 1 ½" deep.