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population is gay. But for the sake of argument, we’ll use the long- standing estimate that 10% of the
world’s population is gay.
For there to be a “gay signature”
in the chart, signi cantly more than 10% of the people in the test group
would have to identify as gay.
But you also have to consider the control group.  e control group consists of an equally large sample
of people who do not have the x signature in their charts. You
would also need to demonstrate that signi cantly less than 10% of the people in the control group (without the “gay signature”) identify as gay.
 ere’s a great deal of specialized math involved here. You have to
consider standard deviation and other factors to see if your theory shows a statistically signi cant connection between x and y.
And then you have to do it all over again with entirely new test and control groups to see if you get the same results.
Fortunately, we don’t have to go to all of this trouble to test the theory.
I’ve assembled  ve key reasons why your chart can’t tell your sexual orientation.  e  rst three reasons speak to the methodology itself. It’s not possible to isolate the variables, and the numbers clearly won’t add up.  e  nal two reasons approach the issue from a more subjective and philosophical perspective.
1 Sexual Orientation Isn’t Black or White Human sexuality is varied and complex, and can’t be reduced to simple labels. To even begin to test the theory that there’s a “gay signature” in the natal chart you  rst have to de ne precisely
what “gay” means.
Alfred Kinsey was one of the  rst scientists to study human sexuality.
One of his biggest discoveries was that sexuality occurs on a spectrum. He created the “Kinsey Scale” where subjects self-identi ed and rated based on their degree of attraction to same or opposite sex partners.  e scale
Exclusively heterosexual
Predominantly hererosexual, only incidentally homosexual
Predominatly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual
Equally herterosexual and homosexual
Predominantly homosexual, but more than incidentally heterosexual
Predominantly homosexual, only incidentally heterosexual
Exclusively homosexual
The Kinsey Scale of Human Sexuality
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