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Astrology Psychology and The Four Elements

An Energy Approach to Astrology & Its Use in the Counseling Arts Stephen Arroyo (Author of Astrology, Karma & Transformation) Some of the material incorporated in this book has been printed in the form of articles in Dell's HOROSCOPE magazine, Popular Library's astrology magazines (such as ZODIAC and AQUARIAN ASTROLOGY), and Llewellyn's ASTROLOGY NOW newspaper. We appreciate, therefore, the editors' permission to bring it forth in this entirely revised and enlarged presentation. Astrology is assured recognition from psychology, without further restriction, because astrology represents the summation of all psychological knowledge of antiquity.

Astrology At The Threshold

The vast dijjerence between astrology and other sciences, if I may put it thus, is that astrology deals not with facts but with profundities. The solid ground on which the scientist pretends to rest gives way, in astrology, to imponderables. Especially for the benefit of new students of astrology, it seems advisable to discuss briefly some crucial issues that relate directly to the study and use of astrology in this era. In fact, it would be inappropriate for this book or any teacher of astrology to introduce people to the power and depth of astrological science without frankly discussing certain philosophical, scientific, and practical matters that have a direct bearing on anyone's attempt to use astrology in Western society today. I cannot begin to explore all the relevant issues in this handbook, and in fact I have devoted an entire book to these subjects (The Practice & Profession of Astrology), as well as a sizable section of another book (The Jupiter Saturn Conference...

Astrology The First Science

Long before physics, chemistry, biology, or any of those other subjects you tried to avoid in high school or college, there was astrology. Astrology, in fact, was the first science. As early as 2900 b.c.e., the Sumerians built temples in the form of ziggurats, or terraced pyramids, to observe the stars and planets. It's a pretty safe assumption that astrology existed even prior to this. Astrology soon developed into an incredibly complex practice. By 2000 b.c.e., the magi of Mesopotamia believed that there were no accidents, and that everything in the universe people, objects, and events was connected. Not only did the magi (priests trained in astrology and other sacred knowledge) study the stars, they looked for omens in the weather, predicted the future from the livers and intestines of animals, and listened to what they believed to be the words of trees, dogs, cats, and insects to hear what they had to say. Astrology began as the study of the wandering stars, or planets, as we know...

Astrology and Science Can Peacefully Coexist

Some physicists now believe that astrology shows the order underneath what we see on the surface. This theory is based on physicist David Bohm's work (Bohm was one of Einstein's right-hand men). Basically, Bohm explains how energy, matter, and meaning are enfolded together, and he has written formulas that support this, kind of like E mc2. Bohm's theory explains how inner and outer reality are interwoven, or, as physicist Will Keepin puts it, The nature of reality is a single undivided wholeness. In other words, we are all part of something, and, like DNA, we each contain the pattern of that something as well.

The History Of Astrology

Christianity and astrology have been odd bedfellows. Initially, there was little disharmony, but as time went on the divisions grew more polar. However, at times and in places when one might expect hostility to be at its most fervent, Christianity has shown little desire for acrimony and has instead displayed a decided curiosity about the subject. sceptic of astrology. sceptic of astrology. For the following three centuries, astrology and the new religion coexisted peacefully, though there were some critics. St Clement of Rome - a friend and confidant of St Peter and his

The Practical Value Of Astrology

To the medical man Astrology is invaluable in diagnosing diseases and prescribing a remedy, for it reveals the hidden cause of all ailments. If you are a parent the horoscope will aid you to detect the evil latent in your child and teach you how to apply the ounce of prevention. It will show you the good points also, that you may make the better man or woman of the soul entrusted to your care. It will reveal systemic weakness and enable you to guard the health of your child it will show what talents are there, and how the life may be lived to a maximum of usefulness. Therefore, the message of the marching orbs is most important, and as we have shown the great danger of giving birth data to anyone else, there remains only one course To study the science yourself. These Planetary Spirits exercise a particular influence on the evolving beings upon other planets according to the development attained by such beings. The lower in the scale of evolution a being is placed the more potent are...

What Astrology Can Reveal in Your Everyday Life

Just like doctors, lawyers, or teachers, astrologers have different areas of expertise, based on their backgrounds and interests. Astrology is used in many different ways, from counseling kings and business leaders about strategies, tactics, and timing to learning about personal astrology for health, vocation, relationships, evolutionary paths, strengths, and challenges. There are astrologers who specialize in the stock market, in business, or in sports. And there are those who specialize in psychological astrology, which gets to the root of why you behave a certain way and explores your mental makeup. So, move over brokers, bankers, personal trainers, and therapists make room for astrologers In addition to helping you understand various areas of your life, astrology also can predict what you might do next. Part of this stems from the fact that people don't change their behavior very much predicting that Liz Taylor might get married again may not be a great stretch but because there...

Ayurveda and Vedic Astrology

Ayurveda is called the mother of all healing because it embraces all forms of healing including diet, herbs, bodywork, surgery, psychology and Yoga. It accepts anything internally or externally that promotes health, well-being and happiness. Ayurveda explores the qualities and effects not only of foods, medicines and behavior but also of climates, the weather and the stars (astrology). Possessing a similar scope to Ayurveda, Vedic astrology contains all aspects of astrology, including the reading of birth charts (natal astrology), mundane astrology (the effects of astrological influences on society), astrological timing and forecasting (muhurta), and an swering questions (prashna). In addition to these usual astrological considerations, Vedic astrology encompasses all forms of divination, including palmistry and numerology, of which several Vedic forms exist. It also includes astronomy and meteorology, which reflect karmic as well as physical forces. In the form of natal astrology or...

About Financial Astrology

In 19751 began to test the thesis that applied financial astrology can provide an edge to investors through mastery of the psychological component of investment behavior. Named animal spirits by the British economist John Maynard Keynes, market psychology often has little to do with supply demand fundamentals that constitute the mainstay of the current MBA generation's investment process. Even with technical analysis, which aims to take a stab at market psychology, there are few methods that can identify exact periods of potential trend change and propose the event catalysts through astrological symbolism, generally months in advance. Financial astrology has improved my understanding of market psychology and has often given subscribers a considerable edge in making profitable trading decisions. No tool - whether fundamental, technical, or astrological - works consistently well all the time. Nor is financial astrology suited to be a standalone market analysis tool - it's only one of...

The Future of Astrology as a Science a Profession

In what ways can astrology be considered a science * In general, it can be designated a science simply because it comprises a set of principles and laws that have been accumulated through observation and many of these principles can be tested and observed to be reliable. Just because one can find ideas and theories within the vast tradition of astrology that do not usually work and in fact some which are completely unreliable does not mean that a wholesale rejection of all astrological tradition is called for. Every science is constantly growing and changing, and the theories come and go, are discarded or refined, or are encompassed by a more complete theory astrology is no exception. But the fundamental principles of astrology, if properly understood, are quite reliable. *See also Arroyo's The Practice Er Profession of Astrology for a more extensive discussion of the definition of science, how astrology is scientific, etc. Much of modern psychology has to rely on guesswork about...

There Is Much More to Astrology Than Sun Sign Astrology

During the last three decades, the most popular branch of astrology has been SUN-SIGN ASTROLOGY. This is the astrology that focuses on what your Sun Sign is it is the astrology most popularly used in the astrology columns of magazines and newspapers. Most people believe that Sun-Sign Astrology is all there is to astrology, but it Is actually only one small part of traditional astrology. The entirety of astrology is vast in scope and broad in approaches and techniques. Magi Astrology employs the best of these methodologies and adds its own unique precepts. The result is an astrology that goes far beyond normal expectations. For example, one great advantage of Magi Astrology is that it solves the riddle of Sun-Sign characteristics. Most people are aware of traditional astrology's inclination to assign characteristics and personality traits to various Sun Signs. Although there is some merit to this approach, the problem has been that some of the traits Sun-Sign astrologers attribute to a...

Solar And Cosmic Astrology

In summary, we could say that Tropical astrology may best be called Solar astrology. Its signs may be more accurately called solar houses, or equinoctial signs. Its zodiac measures the Earth-Sun relationship but has no direct correlation with the other fixed stars. Sidereal astrology can be called Cosmic astrology. Its signs are the stellar constellations. Its zodiac measures the relationship between our solar system, the fixed stars and the galaxy itself. As such, its concerns cover a broad area. It possesses good predictive powers and, perhaps, a better basis for a spiritual astrology. For spiritual astrology we must consider the great galactic center and the position of the signs relative to it. Tropical zodiac reflects in addition the yearly rotation of the Earth around the Sun. The Sidereal zodiac adds to this the millennial rotation of the solar system through the precessional cycle. In this way, one could measure all three of these factors and thereby integrate eastern and...

Magi Astrology versus Traditional Astrology

Most of you reading this book probably have an intuition that astrology really works, but in the past, you may have been at least a little disappointed in the limited capabilities of traditional astrology. This is where Magi Astrology comes in. It has powerful new knowledge that will serve to renew your faith in astrology. In 1995, the Magi Society's first book, Astrology Really Works , provided proof that everyone has not just one, but two distinct astrological charts. This fact is now being accepted world-wide by most top professional astrologers. You can just imagine how significant this revelation is. You literally double your knowledge by including your second chart. Have you ever had your second birth chart analyzed In this book, we will teach you how to analyze both of your birth charts, and make use of them to take command of your life in matters of love and money. This is just one of the many valuable precepts of Magi Astrology. Another powerful tool of Magi Astrology is the...

American Council of Vedic Astrology

The American Council of Vedic Astrology (ACVA) was founded in November 1993. This nonprofit educational organization, located in Sedona, Arizona, is the largest Vedic astrology organization in the West and is affiliated with the Indian Council of Astrological Sciences (ICAS), founded by B. V. Raman. The ACVA has offered a forum for Vedic astrologers of all types and backgrounds, and has served as a network for them to connect and share their views. ACVA offers a 600-hour certification program for learning Vedic astrology through its approved tutors, which is the first real attempt in the West to teach Jyotish on a broad scale. The council is governed by a steering committee whose members include Christina Collins Hill, Dennis Flaherty, David Frawley, Dennis M. Harness, Edith Hathaway, James Kelleher, William Levacy, and Chakrapani Ullal.

The Sources Of Tibetan Astrology

The Tibetan science of astrology has many sources, among which four in particular may be distinguished the Bdn religion, Chinese astrology, Indian astrology, arid the Buddhist Kdlaca-kra Tantra. nt ' Bftn- ihf re two types of priew, the -J,en and the amJ cW teaching included royal muak, methods of divination and astrology, rites for prosperity, longevity, healing, and exorcism, as well as very waited spintuat teachings such as Dzogchen, which ts also found in Buddhism. Astrology assumes considerable importance in the Bon tradition in the first vehicle, the Cha Sbert gyi Thekpthe Vehicle of the Shen of Prediction, astrology is Associated with other methods of divination and enters inro different rites intended to ward off the negative influences that sometimes threaten the lives of human beings. Ir also plays, pan in medical diagnosis. According to the lift, which has been translated in par hv David Snellgrove,1 this vt-hicie uses four methods divination or mo astrological calculations...

The Origin of Astrology

The Babylonians' interest in astrology originated from their desire to be able to predict the future for their monarchs and themselves. At first they were mainly looking for ways to tell if a day was good for planting a crop, or harvesting one. Along the way, for obvious reasons, the Babylonians quickly became just as interested in trying to predict matters of war and peace, and also natural catastrophes. Was a day good for peace Was there danger, because a war could break out Or would a day be one that might bring about a major tragedy, such as an earthquake, flood, or assassination The Babylonians were also very interested in the destiny of all newborn babies and believed that astrology could foretell their future based on the day the infant was born. The Babylonians studied astrology because they wanted to be able to predict whether a baby would be a king, a great warrior-or maybe a very talented musician, poet, or astrologer.

Babylonian Astrology Was Missing Key Planets

Some of you might be thinking that these examples are not truly representative, and are chosen only because they work. But we assure you that Planetary Geometry and astrology both do work. We prove it at the end of the book by using Planetary Geometry as well as some new concepts that are unique and powerful tools of Magi Astrology. However, we understand why some of you might have doubts at his time. After all, you might be thinking, If the astrology of the Babylonians was always as accurate as the few examples given so far, then why isn't astrology recognized and respected as a science How come there is no college or university giving out degrees in astrology The Babylonian astrologers were right about the importance of symmetrical patterns made by the planets, but they did not know about enough of the planets to hold on to this belief. Even worse, they would think they were wrong. Trying to do astrology without all of the planets is like trying to write a doctoral thesis with a...

Astrology Is Everywhere Going Beyond the Stars

Once you realize the connection between you and the rest of the world, you also realize that astrology is everywhere. First of all, it's about you and about everyone else. It's about your relationships, and health, and jobs, and money and it's about why you (and everyone else) behave the way you do. In addition, astrology is about your evolutionary purpose and what your soul came to learn and experience. Astrology is also about the sky in fact, some astrologers call the study of natal astrology the inner sky. When you stand outside at night, beneath a sky filled with stars, planets, comets, and meteorites (and satellites and airplanes and maybe a UFO or two), you're reliving the human-sky connection where astrology began. Astrology connects you with everything. Remember Sunday School, where you learned that God is in everything Remember those physicists, discussing the inner order and the outer order Both of those concepts are about the same thing that astrology goes beyond the stars,...

Magi Astrology Is Very Accurate Even Without a Time of Birth

For every 12 minutes of time, the ascendant and all the houses are shifted about three degrees. Three degrees is the orb that we use. This means that if a birth time is inaccurate by 12 or more minutes, the horoscope chart can be misleading or entirely invalid. For this reason, the Magi Society decided long ago that it was necessary to develop and perfect a form of astrology that can be highly accurate and helpful when only a date of birth is available, without requiring a time of birth. We believe that we have achieved this through Magi Astrology. We have done so by concentrating on the Planetary Geometry of a birth chart, and greatly advancing the techniques used to evaluate Planetary Geometry. By focusing our research on Planetary Geometry, the Magi Society made one of the most exciting discoveries in the astrology of love and all relationships. We learned that the pieces of Planetary Geometry created by the planets when we were born are very much like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle...

Horary Astrology [continued

Horary Astrology may also be used to select a favorable time for commencing an important undertaking, for the starting point of an enterprise is its birth, and the influences then governing will be powerful determinators of success or failure. It is said that the Royal Astronomer who laid the corner-stone for the Observatory at Greenwich used this method, and that has certainly been a very useful and successful institution. The birthplace is, in Astrology, always considered the highest point on earth, and the principal circle seem from there is the horizon. This is either sensible or rational.

Agricultural Astrology Planting by the Signs

Agricultural astrology is the practice of choosing the time to plant and harvest crops according to the phase and sign of the Moon. As such, agricultural astrology is a branch of electional astrology. Planting according to the phase of the Moon during the waxing phase for most yearly food crops that produce their yield aboveground may be the human race's oldest astrological practice. In the more recent history of the West, agricultural astrology has been referred to as planting by the signs the practice of planting seeds according to the astrological sign of the Moon, which, because Agricultural astrology is the one area of contemporary astrology in which people still rely on the traditional classification of fruitful signs and barren signs. If planted while the Moon (which rules the principle of conception) is in a fruitful sign, crops supposedly grow bigger and better planted in a barren sign, crops are less healthy and less tasty. However, periods during which the Moon is in a...

Humanistic Psychology Humanistic Astrology

During the past decade, there has been a resurgence of interest in those aspects of life which are distinctly human and subjective. This approach in psychology has been termed third force or humanistic psychology, and it is distinctly different from the more mechanistic models of man constructed by previous generations of psychologists. Although Humanistic Psychology is growing at a rapid pace and is increasingly influencing other fields of study, it is still considered by many old-school psychologists to be insufficiently precise and scientific. Humanistic Psychology is a more comprehensive and holistic approach to man's psychic and emotional life than the majority of other approaches commonly used in the field. Its very comprehensiveness, and its emphasis on holism and subjectivity naturally make the inclusion of easily measurable, objectively-verifiable data more difficult. Still, there is one psychological tool that fulfills Humanistic Psychology's need for a precise system of...

Uses Of Signs In Vedic Astrology

Western astrology tends to focus on the Sun sign. In Vedic astrology the Ascendant is the most important factor, then the Moon sign and third the Sun sign. This is logical because the Ascendant is the most quickly changing of all planetary factors. It changes signs in two hours, compared to two and a half days for the Moon and a month for the Sun. Hence it more directly reflects our individuality. As it is the point of orientation of the Earth to the heavens it also more directly reflects the meaning of our particular incarnation on Earth. However, whatever sign has the greatest strength by aspect or association of planets will be the strongest in the chart. It may not be one of these three signs, though it usually is. The signs are not irreducible elements. It is the planets which are the main factors. For this reason, in Vedic astrology we speak of individuals according to their most powerful planet or planets, not so much by signs. We judge individuals primarily by their planets....

Kabbalah and Astrology

Astrology is often called the mother of science because of its ancient roots and all-embracing qualities. The symbolism used in astrology contains all basic spiritual and esoteric principles. In the Kabbalah, which contains ancient esoteric Jewish teachings, astrological symbolism is used to explain how the structures of universe and men are established. A very important model used in Kabbalistic teaching is the Tree of Life, which was already used during the era of, or maybe even before, ancient Egypt. The Kabbal-istic teaching had worked out this energetic model that shows how the universe came into existence. The different branches of the Tree show the stages of this development and provides a view and a key to understanding how the universe is composed. As above, as below is a well-known ancient saying, meaning that what happens in macrocosmos reflects in the microcosmos. Therefore, the Tree of Life also shows the structure of a human being from his most divine to his most earthly...

Uranus and the Field of Astrology

Uranus is the planet designated by the majority of astrologers as having to do their profession, and most astrologers seem to have both Uranus and Neptune strong in their charts. Needless to say, that makes some of them difficult individuals to deal with--eccentric, dogmatic, arrogant, contrary, and elitist Trying to keep an astrology organization together and functioning harmoniously is like trying to get a union of anarchists to agree. Each astrologer has his or her own viewpoint, and rather than recognize that as a necessary and even desirable consequence of the Uranian nature, these folks insist that those who do not agree with them are the enemy. Feuds are commonplace, and, as a result, astrology has more splinter groups than any political movement. There is even a faction of astrologers who call themselves Uranian. At first I thought the term a pure redundancy, but later found it applied to the particular techniques they use. Popular astrology, dealing with Sun signs alone, is...

Neopagan Spirituality and Astrology

Astrology can be found in the roots of most religions, if not all, and indeed, astrology may be the oldest of them all, just as astrology's evolution to astrology is among the most ancient of sciences. Stone-age artifacts, including the carving of notches on bones coinciding with lunar phases point to very ancient uses of skywatching to keep track of time, presumably to make it possible to anticipate cyclical change. These, along with other carvings and cave paintings, suggest that ancient humans saw both spiritual and practical use of such observations. They saw spirits gods within all of nature, within the lights in the sky, and within animal and plant life of Earth. This idea, that deity is immanent within nature, is central to Paganism. Virtually all Neopagans use at least some astrology in their practice because their ceremonies and rituals follow the cycles of correspondence between earth and sky lunar phases, primarily New Moon and Full Moon, and the seasonal holy days based on...

Aspects In Western Astrology

Western astrology carefully considers the exact degrees between planets in its calculation of aspects. It has major aspects like the square or trine, 90 or 120 degree aspects, and minor aspects, like the semi-sextile, 30 degrees. These aspects are counted as effective if the planets are within a certain number of degrees or orb of each aspect (for major aspects orbs are around 8 degrees, for minor aspects 1-- 3 degrees). Aspects are considered to exist equally whether a planet is before or behind another planet in the zodiac. Both planets are considered to be affecting each other. Many western astrologers have gone into great detail and minute accuracy with these different aspects and it is a major consideration in the system, if not the most important. Western astrology ascribes a different nature to the different aspects. Some aspects tend to be malefic or difficult (like the square) others tend to be benefic or easy (like the trine), whatever the planets involved.

Contemporary Academic Study of Astrology

Astrological Glyphs

Like the field of new religious movements (NRMs), mainstream academic studies of astrology are a comparatively recent development. While the scientific study of NRMs has developed for approximately 40 years, the university focus on astrology as a behavioral phenomenon developed only in the 1990s. The reflection of this novel innovation is that there are few published works that approach the subject from a detached and sophisticated perspective. The sponsorship efforts of the British-based Sophia Trust is one attempt to remedy this situation and encourage production from within a range of critical inquiries such as sociological studies of popular belief in astrology. As a system of divination based on the positions of the sun, moon, planets, and stars, astrology finds its origins in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt. During the days of imperial Rome, this astral method of divining flourished intermittently. Astrology died out in western Europe in the fifth century c.e. under the combined...

History of Western Astrology

The investigation of the heavenly bodies, in the forms that are now distinguished as astrology and astronomy, began in the European world at the beginning of Greek civilization. The word astrology comes from the Greek astron, meaning star, and logos, meaning study). The study of the stars had both scientific and religious purposes. The rhythms of the stars provided the basis for calculating calendars. The stars also represented a kind of natural watch in a clockless age and provided spatial reference points, important for such practical matters as navigation. Berosus, a Chaldean priest from Belus who settled in Cos to teach, probably in the early fourth century b.c.e., is traditionally regarded as having introduced astrology to Greece. The Greeks were interested in the study of the stars much earlier, however. The pre-Socratic philosopher Thales (c. 625-c. 547 b.c.e.), who founded the Ionian school, and Pythagoras of Samos (c. 580-500 b.c.e.), founder of Pythagoreanism, had already...

History of Astrology in America

Astrology came to America during the colonial era along with the entire body of occult teachings available in Europe in the seventeenth century. The first American THE ASTROLOGY BOOK Through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Americans attracted to astrology derived their interest from a flow of material from Europe, even though several almanacs, which passed along astrological data for farming and doctoring, were published in America. After reaching a low point in the eighteenth century, a distinct new era for astrology began in England in the early nineteenth century. This new era can be marked by the 1816 publication of James Wilson's A Complete Dictionary of Astrology, which for the first time gave its readers the basic kind of astrological information they needed to construct astrological charts and interpret them. A decade later, Robert C. Smith (1795-1832), writing under the pen name Raphael, launched the first successful astrological publishing house. His first book,...

Astrology In Everyday Life

Despite the low profile of women in the literary horoscopes, perhaps distorted by the clientele of Valens, the treatises do sometimes pay specific attention to women, as we have seen. In Juvenal's satirical portrait, women are singled out for attack because of their excessive addiction to astrology Though Juvenal's account is clearly to be taken with a large pinch of salt, nevertheless recognisable uses of astrology are visible in his account. His main interest is in elite women, but he shoots a broadside at the others in passing. Women of lower rank resort to the cheap fortune-tellers of various sorts, including astrologers, who ply their trade at the Circus for advice But if we have only sneering depictions of the uses of astrology among those of less than illustrious background, we can find some clues to what it offered the ordinary person in the treatises. Dorotheus offers a revealing discussion on horary astrology. There are chapters on buying land, forming a business partership,...

Astrology Is Your Compass

Now that you understand how your chart unfolds with progressions and transits, you can see how astrology can be used to look ahead into your life. Astrology can be used as a compass because you can see not only the kinds of events or changes that are going to unfold, but also how you're evolving and growing during your life. Knowing that gives you a road map for your life and a more conscious approach for dealing with it. After all, wouldn't you rather know where you're headed on your life's journey than move ahead blindly

Psychological Astrology

Psychological astrology is an attempt to reformulate contemporary astrology in terms of psychological concepts and practices. Although psychological astrology received its initial impetus from Carl Jung's analytical psychology and later from Dane Rudhyar's attempts to integrate astrology with humanistic psychology, contemporary astrologers have gone beyond these early forays. More recent attempts include the assimilation of ideas from psychodynamic theory, existential psychology, object relations theory, general systems theory, gestalt therapy, cognitive behavioral psychology, and various other psychological models and perspectives. In this regard, humanistic and Jungian approaches must be regarded as subsets of psychological astrology as a whole. Perhaps the defining attribute of a psychological approach to astrology is its focus on integrating the birth chart and, thus, supporting the human potential for growth and change. Outside of this one primary focus there is probably no...

The Nakshatras The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology

As in tropical astrology, learning the basics of planets, houses, signs, and aspects is the foundation of learning natal chart analysis. But, to appreciate the depth and uniqueness of Vedic astrology, one must also encounter and explore the nakshatras. Naksha-tra literally means that which does not decay. The nakshatras reflect the primordial level of the zodiacal belt, which lies beneath the 12 basic signs. The concept of the lunar mansions extends across many cultures as a natural result of observing the lunation cyle. The Arab, Tibetan, and Chinese cultures also utilized lunar mansion systems in their astrology. The nakshatras can be thought of as the 27 Moon signs of the Hindu zodiac. In comparison to the signs or rasis as they are called in India, the nakshatras reveal a deeper, more profound effect of the constellations. While the rasis reflect a mass or heap of the 12 signs, the nakshatras further divide the constellations into 27 segments of equal length. Each nakshatra is 13...

The Reagans and Astrology

Regan, secretary of the treasury (1981-85) and chief of staff (1985-87) for President Ronald Reagan, published For the Record, his account of his years in the Reagan White House. Regan's description of the role Joan Quigley, first lady Nancy Reagan's astrologer, played in the Reagan presidency became an occasion for the press to ridicule both astrology and the president. The New York Post, for instance, ran the headline Astrologer Runs the White House. According to Regan, astrology was a daily, sometimes an hourly, factor in Ronald Reagan's schedule. In Regan's book, he made it appear that this control over scheduling amounted to placing the president's life and consequently the American nation under the control of Quigley. Nancy Reagan's memoir, My Turn, was published the following year. She devoted an entire chapter to a defense of her reliance on the science of the stars. Reagan defended herself by portraying astrology as a kind of emotional...

The Horizons Of Lunar Astrology

Lunar Astrology, which has the advantage of being shared by all traditions rather than being just a local astrological system, may be extremely important in the pursuit of exactness. No one will deny the role played by the 144 soli-lunar polarities popularized by Alan Leo, which arc merely the combinations of the influence of the luminaries according to the signs which they occupy. The use of the Mansions supplies us with 336 soli-lunar types (12x28), while the variations in the lunar influence according to the distance from the Sun (in other words, the Lunar Houses) increase that number considerably. Astrological tradition has not preserved the interpretations of all the soli-lunar variations, but a complete list could easily be reconstructed by observation and deduction or by traces and illusions found in religions, superstitions and customs in every country. Certainly the reasons for the dating of Easter belong to the domain of Lunar Astrology but the allusions in Oriental...

Astrology and Stock Market Forecasting

Louise McWhirter, astrologer and financial analyst, was able to combine both her specialties by originating a new scientific theory of stock market forecasting. Her book is a superb source of techniques and information on financial astrology, and is of value to both students of astrology and economic analysts.

Impact of Jungian and Neo Jungian Systems on Astrology

In the 20 th century, astrology began to reemerge as a subject for serious study, after two centuries of obscurity and neglect. A major issue for astrologers of this period was to try and reclaim the intellectual respectability that the subject had been stripped of by the scientific revolution. The most popular strategy was to link it with the new science of psychology, and in particular with the psychology of Jung. Dane Rudhyar, in his book The Astrology of Personality, wrote in 1936 We are above all stressing values and using a terminology which are found in C. G. Jung's works, because we are deeply convinced of their inherent validity, and also because they dovetail so remarkably with the general set-up of astrological symbolism. Three other astrologers who have been particularly prominent in promoting the discipline that would become known as psychological astrology have been Stephen Arroyo, Liz Greene, and Howard Sasportas. In addition to her astrological training, Greene holds a...

Major Elements of Tibetan Astrology

It has been the view of Western observers that the East has a tendency toward fatalism and resignation to what fate has delivered to them. For instance, many Tibetan lamas and teachers are not particularly interested in astrology, outside of using the lunar cycle to plan and time events. To the Buddhist mind, personality makeup is not of great importance. For, no matter what that makeup, good or bad, the remedy remains the same mind practice of one form or another. In fact, throughout the East, there is little interest in personality psychology as there is in the West. Those in the East have no need to flirt with the deeper areas of the mind, but have long ago been introduced to them, and take them as a matter of course. Keep in mind that reincarnation is the accepted belief system in both India and Tibet and, for that matter, the greater part of the world. A key belief of theirs is continuity of consciousness.

Ten Plus One Ways to Use Astrology in Your Life The Art of Timing

Rnf timing is everything, then astrology is the key to success not natal astrology, which has to do with your birth chart, but electional astrology, the intricate, high-pressure art of choosing a favorable date in advance. By applying its principles, you can choose auspicious times, avoid problematical ones, align yourself with the cosmos, and increase your chances of having a happy outcome. In this chapter, I show you how. To partake of the wonders of celestial timing, you must have an astrological calendar. I like Llewellyn's Daily Planetary Guide and Jim Maynards Celestial Guide and Celestial Influences calendars, but there are others. You can take a close look at them online and order them through the Astrology Center of America at www.astroamerica.com.

Homosexuality and Astrology

The treatment of homosexuality in astrology has tended to reflect the social conditions and the attitude toward homosexuals at the time. Ptolemy, the father of Western astrology, very matter-of-factly mentions patterns that distinguish homosexuals from heterosexuals in his classic work Tetrabiblos. If Venus (the ruler of romantic relationships) and Jupiter precede the Sun in a man's chart, and if the former two planets also aspect Mars (the ruler of passion), then he will be sexually interested only in other males. If, on the other hand, Mars and Venus are in masculine signs in a woman's chart, she will be inclined to lesbianism. In another place, Ptolemy notes that links between Mercury (corresponding to the Greek Hermes) and Venus (Greek Aphrodite) indicates an attraction to young men. This interpretation may have been suggested by the joining of the Greek names of these two planets, which results in Hermaphroditos. By way of contrast, astrologers who matured during a period of time...

Astrology and Healing

Through its ability to help us understand our physical constitution or body type, Vedic astrology shows our overall disease propensity, indicating the types of health problems that we are most likely to be vulnerable to. In addition to this, it can indicate the timing of disease, so that we can know when we are likely to get sick and can guard ourselves against it. Once we have come down with a disease, Vedic astrology can be an important aid in its prognosis, showing our ability to get well, so that we can know how easily we are likely to recover. Vedic astrology is not only helpful for ordinary disease conditions it has a special relevance for helping us understand conditions, both physical and psychological, which may not be curable by the usual medical methods. It provides us a precise methodology for dealing with diseases that derive from internal and karmic causes, whose roots reside not so much in the physical body but in our mental state or the condition of our will, the...

Genetics and Astrology

Adherents as well as critics of astrology sometimes ask the question, How do astrological influences interact with the forces of genetic heritage to determine human nature In the hands of critics, this issue becomes the assertion that genetics can explain any inborn traits. A subsequent assertion is then that contrary astrological influences cannot possibly overcome genetic factors, and hence astrology is false. However, this way of stating the problem does not do justice to the manner in which astrologers would actually approach the issue. In a similar manner, astrological influences do not work by competing with and overcoming terrestrial forces, such as genetic inheritance. Instead, the universe runs in such a manner that events on the terrestrial sphere mirror events in the celestial sphere (the patterns of the planets). Thus, occasions do not arise in which genetics and astrology conflict with each other.

Proofs of Astrology Why

The primary limitation of the statistical method is that, while it is useful for dealing in generalizations, groups, and quantities, it is almost always rather irrelevant in relation to individuals and qualities, which are the primary focal points of a person-centered psychology or astrology. As psychologist Rollo May (1969) writes Astrology is unique in that it includes both the aspect of wholeness and art, and that of details, precision, and science. But, as Dane Rudhyar (1964) writes, the emphasis is on the art of interpreting the cyclic ebbs and flows of the basic energies and activities of life so that the existence of an individual person is seen as an ordered process of change, a process which has inherent meaning and purpose. Rudhyar (1968) goes on to say that the measurements in astrology are symbolic and have to be translated into human qualities Astrology deals essentially with, in Rudhyar's words, a quality of being, and it is just such a qualitative language that...

Psychology and Astrology

Because so much of astrology at least as it is currently practiced is psychological, the relationship between psychology and astrology is complex. Examined here are some of the issues that psychological researchers have addressed when questioning the validity of astrology. The various studies by Fran oise and Michel Gauquelin dealt with in the essay on vocational astrology have successfully demonstrated significant correlations between occupation and the positions of certain planets at birth. Most studies of sun signs have failed to find statistically significant correlations between sun signs and professions, although there was a series that appeared in the Guardian, a British newspaper, in 1984 that showed correlations from census data. A disingenuous critique published in the Skeptical Inquirer the next year attempted to explain away the Guardian study as resulting from the imputed tendency of people to pick professions based on a prior knowledge of the professions associated with...

Numerology and Astrology

Like astrology, numerology interprets character and predicts future conditions. Following the Kabbalah (also spelled Kaballahala, Kabalah, Kabbala, Qabbalah, and other variations), which is a system of Jewish mysticism popular in occult circles, the letters of the alphabet are assigned numerical values. When the letters of a person's name are added together, the resulting number indicates her or his basic character the numerological equivalent of an astrological sun sign. The numbers making up one's birth date are also added together, providing a second number, which is interpreted in a like manner. Cheiro Hamon, Count Louis. Astrology and Numbers. In The Best of the Illustrated National Astrological Journal. Richard Wagner, 1978. Gettings, Fred. Dictionary of Astrology. London Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985. Westcott, W. Wynn. The Occult Power of Numbers. North Hollywood, CA Newcastle, 1984. (Originally published 1890.)

The Bible and Astrology

The Hebrew and Christian Bibles are a complex set of documents. To advocates of astrology, it is not difficult to find passages presenting the science of the stars in a positive light. If, on the other hand, one wishes to attack astrology, it is also possible to find passages condemning stargazing. Certain Scriptures appear at least in the King James Version (KJV) to condemn astrologers as those who keep, watch, or observe the times e.g., Ye shall not eat anything with the blood, neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times (Lev. 19 26). This allusion to astrology, however, was an interpolation by KJV translators. In modern translations, it is clear that the original biblical condemnation was against divination in general, rather than astrology in particular You shall not eat meat with the blood in it. You shall not practise divination or soothsaying (New English Bible) and You shall not eat any flesh with the blood in it. You shall not practice augury or witchcraft (Revised...

Christianity and Astrology

Historically, astrology was integrated into the church along with other aspects of Hellenistic civilization. From time to time, various Christian thinkers worried about the tension between free will and the apparent determinism of astrology, but by and large the science of the stars occupied an honorable position in the Western tradition. Although some of the biblical prophets disparaged stargazing, the Three Wise Men were clearly astrologers, and in certain other scriptural passages it was evident that God regularly used heavenly signs to instruct the faithful. Despite certain tensions between them, astrology and Christianity were not separated until the fundamentalist movement of the early twentieth century. For various reasons, but particularly because of astrology's association with metaphysical religion (e.g., the New Age movement), fundamentalists and, later, most other varieties of conservative Christians rejected astrology as a delusion at best and as a tool of Satan at worst....

Experiential Astrology

Experiential astrology succinctly includes any technique that puts people into direct contact with their horoscopes. Its purpose is to place soul instead of prediction at the center of its inquiry. The horoscope need not remain a static, one-dimensional wheel of planetary glyphs and signs, but can become a field of planetary action that is interactive, imaginative, and vibrantly alive. Techniques include astrodrama (acting out the horoscope), group dynamics and process, in-depth therapeutic methods, artistic mandalas, contemplation of images, creating rituals and talismans, dramatic mythic storytelling, dreamwork, journaling, flower essences, and more. Many of these techniques are described in Barbara Schermer's Astrology Alive Experiential Astrology and the Healing Arts. The history of experiential astrology finds its roots 500 years ago with Marsilio Ficino, the first experiential astrologer. Ficino was the translator of the Hermetic writings, the principle translator of Plato, and...

Refranation Astrology

Nadir X The Nakshatras The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology X Natal Astrology X Natal Chart (Birth Chart Nativity) X National Council for Geo-cosmic Research X Native X Nativity X Natural Astrology X Natural House (Natural Chart Natural Ruler) X Negus, Ken X Nelson, John X Nemesis X Neopagan Spirituality and Astrology X Neptune X Nerthus X New Planets X Newspaper Astrology X Newton, Sir Isaac X Night Horoscope X Nike X Niobe X Nocturnal X Nodes of the Planets X Nonplanets X Northern Signs X Nostradamus X Novile X Numerology and Astrology X Nymphe Occultation X Occultism and Astrology X Occursions X Odysseus X Old, Walter Gorn (Sepharial) X Opposition X Orb of Influence X Orbit X Orpheus X Osiris X Ox (Buffalo) Pales X Pallas Athene X Palmistry and Astrology (Astropalmistry) X Pandora X Paradise X Parallel X Paran (Paranatel-lon) X Parsifal X Part of Fortune X Partile X Partridge, John X Patientia X Pax X Pecker X Peregrine X Perigee X Perihelion X Periodical Lunation X Perry, Glenn X...

Gemstones and Astrology

Quite a bit has been written on the correlation between gemstones and astrology. Unfortunately, much of that has not been in agreement. Some of the disagreement stems from the fact that Vedic astrologers have a very different philosophy from Western astrologers. Additionally, confusion in the Western system seems to stem from the gem industry's attempt to translate these correlations into birthstones for each month, even though the signs straddle two months rather than starting and ending neatly with the beginning and end of each month. This confusion is compounded because European birthstone selections, especially those from German-speaking countries, do not always coincide with the North American birthstones. Some of this may very well be attributed to the difference in availability of stones in Europe and in North America. although some authors consider secondary gems. In all cases in the Vedic system, gems should be as close to flawless as possible and color is an extremely...

Index Of Ancient Writers On Astrology

Author of a prose introduction to Astrology used by Rhetorius (q.v.) and Porphyry (q.v.). Formerly placed in second century a.d. (W. Kroll,i , Suppl. IV, 32 ff.), he is now considered to belong to the first century b.c. Mentioned by Firmicus II, 29, 2. E. Boer, Der Kleine Pauly , (1963) 662 F. Cumont, Antiochus d'Athenes et Porphyre, Melanges Bidez, Bruxelles, 1933. 150 verses attributed to him are probably by Dorotheos of Sidon (Kroll,loc. cit.). Fragments, CCAG, I, 108, A. Olivieri. CRITODEMOS. One of the earliest Greek writers on astrology, perhaps of the third century b.c. Mentioned by Pliny (N.H., VII, 193) as a disciple of Berossos by Vettius Valens (III, 12) as the author of a work called Horasis by Firmicus Math. IV, proe.), after Nechepso-Petosiris, Abram and Orpheus, all more or less legendary. FRONTO. Mentioned by Firmicus Math. II, prae.), together with Hipparchus, Ptolemy and Navigius (Nigidius ) as sources of the antiscia theory. Called unknown by...

Tibetan Astrology Lunar Gaps

The lunar cycle has been observed for ages. The moon, from a Sanskrit term for measure, is the primary means by which the majority of the people in the world measure time and their own lives. Eastern and western astrology use the lunar cycle in the same and different ways. In the West, the lunar cycle is seen as a key to the personality and the birth chart. Although books like Dane Rudhyar's The Lunation Cycle, William Yeats's A Vision, and many others describe the cycle as a dynamic process that unfolds each month, their focus is more with individual snapshots (the various lunar types) taken from the overall process. The emphasis in the West has been individual birth charts that represent the various lunar phase types. In contrast, the East seldom mentions the individual birth chart. Their primary interest is in the dynamics of the lunation cycle itself, which they divide and analyze in great detail in order to make use of the opportunities it offers for day-to-day decision-making....

Therapeutic Astrology

Therapeutic astrology, or astrotherapy, can be defined as the application of astrology to psychotherapy. More specifically, it is the attempt to integrate astrological principles with psychological concepts and practices, particularly as these relate to working with clients on an ongoing basis. As clinical psychology is concerned with the examination and treatment of patients, therapeutic astrology would be any form of treatment utilizing astrological precepts for the purpose of treating emotional and behavioral problems, removing or modifying existing symptoms, and promoting positive personality growth and fulfillment. Just as there are many forms of psychotherapy, there are many forms of astrotherapy as well. Efforts have been made to integrate astrology with humanistic, Jungian, psychoanalytic, gestalt, psychosynthesis, object relations, and transpersonal therapies. There is, in short, no single form of astrotherapy. It is rather a general tool for fostering empathic understanding...

Astrology Modern Research In Energy Fields

Research in many fields (especially physics, psychology, and medicine) is increasingly concerned with the energy aspect of life and of the individual human being. Although we can choose to see astrology as merely a symbolic language, we must admit that symbols are symbols precisely because they refer to some reality which is otherwise inexpressible or incomprehensible to human consciousness. The rather transcendent reality referred to by astrological symbols is energy, a term which is hard to define although everyone speaks of it and experiences it. Not only physicists, but also the more progressive members of the healing professions, are increasingly referring to energy as the fundamental reality underlying all particular manifestations. The reason why astrology is the most complete and accurate symbolic language, as well as the most useful diagnostic tool in the healing and counseling arts, is because astrology is essentially a language of energy, thus enabling practitioners in...

Astrology as a Diagnostic Tool

In its application to psychotherapy, astrology is primarily used as a diagnostic tool rather than as a form of treatment. Because every chart is unique, astrology functions as a diagnostic assessment device of unparalleled richness. Many therapists are beginning to use astrology as a diagnostic tool because of the advantages it presents over traditional psychological tests. Since it is based on an external frame of reference, the chart offers a character portrait that is entirely independent of test responses as occur on traditional psychological questionnaires, thus eliminating any possibility of response bias by subjects who might unconsciously wish to manipulate their scores. Whereas most diagnostic tests provide a flat, static profile based on a quantitative assessment of various personality attributes, astrology presents a qualitative assessment of psychic structure based on psychological processes in interaction (i.e., conscious and unconscious dynamics, areas of repression and...

Traditional Chinese Astrology

In our modern age, what is regarded as Chinese astrology generally refers to fate-calculation. The most sophisticated systems of fate-calculation are the Ziping method described in Appendix II and the Ziwei dousbu method referred to in Chapter 3. Knowledge of astronomy and an ability to identify stars in the night sky are not essential in these methods. Traditional Chinese astrology would however require knowledge of astronomy. Both in Europe and in China, the word 'astronomy' in the past used to include what is now known as 'astrology'. However, while in Europe astronomy and astrology parted company with the coming of the scientific revolution, in traditional China the two never separated from each other and remained together to the very end until their 'astronomy' component was replaced by modern astronomy. Another characteristic of Chinese astrology is that, unlike Western judicial astrology, it did not draw up horoscopes to read the destiny of individuals. This is the traditional...

Vedic Astrology Hindu Astrology

Hindu astrology, or Vedic astrology, as it is more commonly referred to by its practitioners, has made tremendous inroads into the Western astrological community in recent years. The origins of Vedic astrology are primarily in India and have flourished for several thousand years. According to modern Vedic scholars, a continuous record of basic astrological knowledge can be traced back to 2500 b.c.e. and the Indus Valley region. As one of the true systems of astrology, Vedic astrology is renowned for its spiritual depth and accuracy in predicting future events. Based on the sidereal zodiac, it reflects an astronomer's perception of the movement of planets through the constellations. The father of Vedic astrology is Parashara Muni. He was reported to have lived around 1500 b.c.e. and was supposedly one of the first astrologers to actually cast natal charts for individuals. The date of his life is speculative and based on oral tradition. It is recorded that he made a specialized study of...

Astrology And Psychology

Astrology has its origin within the mists of ancient times, and was studied almost universally by most advanced cultures and civilizations. At an early age in history observers were able to distinguish between stars and planets, and chart their motion through the heavens. Cultures that kept accurate records were able to predict where the planets would be at any given time, and the horoscope came into being. In the Western world it was the early Greeks that clothed the other worlds with mythical, god-like attributes, and the concepts of astrology took root. Astrology operates simultaneously on two levels that I have defined as objective and subjective. As opposites there is always a state of tension that is resolved through what is best understood as synchronistic events or physical mental states. We think of the relationship between the physical facts of the sun-planet system and the subjective mental states of man as bound by an acausal connecting principle that produces meaningful...

Introduction Astronomy And Astrology

Movement, and it is because the Earth does not 'stand up straight' in its orbit, but is tilted in relation to the plane of the ecliptic, that we have the varying seasons (Figure 7). The ecliptic, the apparent path of the Sun, is actually the plane of the solar system. The planets' motions are approximately in this plane they are also not circular but elliptical, and, apart from the Moon, orbit round the Sun rather than around the Earth. This is why they appear to stop and go backwards from Earth. As for the Sun itself, it is because the Earth makes a circuit of the Sun once a year that the Sun seems, from a point of view on Earth, to complete a journey round the ecliptic in the same period, appearing against a background of the zodiac. This does not matter, as astrology is concerned with movements relative to the Earth. Now in fact the relationship of each area of the sky designated as a zodiac sign to the constellation after which it was named is even more arbitrary than in the...

Few More Fragments Of Lunar Astrology

Lunar Astrology forms a totality so vast that this book could not pretend to exhaust the subject, especially when its author is an isolated investigator, not possessing the means of a Frazer to mobilize a whole team to assemble dat he needs, on the five continents. It is very possible that one day archaeology will provide us with indisputable proof that the Pleiades were used as a reference point for the vernal point, but I confess to being skeptical for several reasons, The Babylonian astrological tablets have been translated piecemeal, often badly (the translator being completely unfamiliar with Astrology) and in obvious bad faith. The subject holds no interest for historians. (An impressive number of divinatory tablets, catalogued many decades ago, have not yet been published.) Also, one must remember that Mesopotamia had, besides the writings of the poor the tablets - a writing of the rich parchment, which was in use far in advance of its supposed invention in the city of...

Astrology Under Threat

As the attitude to heresy hardened, so moves were made against astrology in Church law. The first record of a Council forbidding clergy to be astrologers or magicians is from the Council of Laodicea, in 365. It is possible that it was interpolated later.55 In the Constitutions of the Apostles, a fourth-century set of regulations attributed to the apostles, astrologers, along with debauchers, magicians and philosophers, are to be refused baptism or damned. It is also most severely forbidden for Christians to pray to the Sun, Moon and stars, or to swear by them.56 The really severe reaction came in response to the heretic Priscillianists, followers of the bishop of Avila who was blamed by his younger contemporary Sulpicius Severus for introducing Gnosticism into Spain.57 He was denounced as a Manichaean and accused of magic and immorality by another bishop, for which he was executed in 385. Priscillian's own involvement in astrology is uncertain but his followers were specifically...

White And Black Astrology

BFI.TRt- in astrology is universal and ancient. Most of the great men ofhistory, such as Caesar, Pliny, and Ciccro believed in it. Marcus Antonious never travelled without the astrologer recommended to him by Cleopatra. Augustus, when ascending the throne, had his horoscope cast by Thcagenes. Tiberius discovered pretenders to his throne by means of astrology and divination. Alexander of Macedonia consulted astrologers before his invasion of India. During World War II the Nazis and the*allies both appointed astrologers to assist them in their campaigns. 111 ere must be something fundamental in such a widely prevalent belief. Professor Ph. Lebas of Prance in his article on astrology in the Dictionnaire Encyctopedique da France has rightly indicated that adherence to the subject by such a number of highly intellectual men should it itself be sufficient for believing that all astrology is not a folly. Madame HP. Ulavatsky, a famous Russian occultist of the I9lh century, in The Secret...

Palmistry and Astrology

In the pyramid crypts of the ancient Pharaohs of Egypt, the Pharaohs' palm prints, as well as their birth charts, were displayed on their tombs. In the text of the Hebrew mystical writings, the Kabbalah, there are references and diagrams of the palms of people and their connections to astrology and the Tree of Life. And, in the Hindu tradition, there has been a correlation of both birth charts and palmistry for forecasting one's destiny for many centuries. All these ancient traditions connect the format of palmistry to that of astrology.

House And Sign Charts In Vedic Astrology

Vedic astrology usually employs two different systems of house determination. First, it has a special chart, called the Bhava Chakra or House chart, which specifically measures the houses. It can be done in two ways. It can consider the houses according to the Midheaven. Or it can just consider them from the Ascendant as an equal house system. It most resembles the house systems commonly used in Western astrology and has the same general variations. Second, it considers the houses in the Rashi Chakra or Sign chart. This we find to be more commonly used. In this chart it is not just an equal house system is used, it is an equal sign system.

Geocentric System of Astrology

When Copernicus proved that the earth and the other planets revolve around the Sun, he is said by scoffers and skeptics to have exploded the system of Astrology which regards the earth as the center around which the Sun, Moon and planets circle. That is a mistaken idea, which may perhaps be shown by an illustration. We still continue to say that the Sun rises, though we know that it is the earth that moves while the Sun remains stationary but whether the Sun moves in a circle around the earth, and illuminates each portion of its surface in turn, or the earth moves upon its axis and thus exposes one part after another to the rays of the stationary Sun, the effect upon the earth is the same, namely, we get light and sunshine during part of the twenty-four hours. Similarly with the other planets, Astrology judges their effects when in certain positions relative to the Earth, regardless of how they came there. Besides, it is so much more convenient to speak from the geocentric standpoint...

Astrology A Tool for Self Knowledge

In the area of understanding transits, progressions, Key Cycles, and similar projection techniques, the astrologer who uses this system will no longer have to choose one of the many possible meanings of, for example, transiting Jupiter or Saturn in a certain house, leaving the distinct possibility that the main point will be entirely missed. He will be able to know with confidence that the advice and explanations he gives will help clients to look within themselves for the real meaning of a particular time period, rather than encouraging them to focus on some trivial or non-existent event. By clarifying the basic principle involved in a particular phase of life experience, a principle that invariably pertains to the situation regardless of the surface conditions that the client may talk about, the astrological practitioner will be able to eliminate much of the usual guesswork and to avoid being misled by the client's lack of perspective or self-deception. In short, the utilization of...

The Lunar Nodes In Vedic Astrology

The lunar nodes in Vedic astrology are a much more complex and studied phenomenon than in Western astrology. Their meaning is usually quite different, though under certain conditions it can be similar to that in the western system. The lunar nodes, by themselves, are regarded as generally the most malefic forces in the chart. The north node, Rahu, is said to be like Saturn, the greater malefic the south node, Ketu, like Mars, the lesser malefic. Yet the nodes have a subtler, more psychic and difficult to neutralize malefic force than these two main malefics. Of the two, the north node, Rahu, is regarded as more malefic, as usually the most malefic force in the chart. Rahu, the north node, which Western astrologers see as Jupiter, Vedic astrology perceives quite oppositely as a more malefic form of Saturn. However, it does recognize that the lunar nodes (either of them, but more commonly the north node) can function in a positive, Jupiterian manner, when associated with a strong planet...

Christian Attitudes Towards Astrology

While Christianity was illegal, there were few Christian discussions of astrology. Indeed, in the period when there was no institution able to create and enforce orthodoxy, many Christians might find encouragement to take astrology seriously in the New Testament itself. Most important was the tale of the Magi, clearly envisaged as astrologers, who followed a star which they saw as presaging the birth of a great king.29 Apart from this sign of Christ's birth, there were also a number of celestial omens associated with his death, and his return.30 In Genesis, too, there was a passage referring to God's creating the stars as signs.31 Sidonius Apollinaris, Bishop of Lyons, writing letters on a pagan model, gives some indication of the accommodation which might be afforded to astrology by Christians as late as the fifth century. He refers to astrology with respect, as a serious and lofty matter, when writing to a friend who studies it. He reveals the names of several who dabbled in the...

The Uses of Astrology in the Counseling Arts

The previous chapters have already outlined some of the primary values and uses of astrological insights within the domain of psychology in general. Astrology is equally applicable to other areas of the counseling arts, whether they be marriage counseling, child and family counseling, specific types of psychotherapy, or merely the sort of counseling that many of us do in our everyday lives, whether or not we have the title of psychologist. Since the most important theoretical considerations have already been dealt with quite thoroughly in previous chapters, in this chapter I simply want to point to some specific and practical applications of astrology in the whole area of counseling. As most readers probably know, there are many types of astrology, complete with their particular symbolic correlations appropriate for the subject at hand, and there are many applications of the basic astrological laws. But it is in the area of the counseling arts that I am particularly interested, and so...

Mesoamerican Astrology

As in the ancient Near East, astrology and the birth of civilization were coincident in Mesoamerica, today's Mexico, and northern Central America. During the pre-Classic period, around 600 b.c.e., stone carvings made by Olmec artists are evidence that the key signs utilized in Mesoamerican astrology were already in use. During the Classic period, from about 300 to 900 c.e., the time of the rise and fall of Mayan civilization and the flourishing of Teotihucan in highland Mexico, astrology was a guide to religion, war, and daily life. During this period, ancient Mayan astrologers had considerable power and status, and they devised many sophisticated methods by which to Basically, Mesoamerican astrology gives blocks of time the same importance as Western astrology gives blocks of space. The Western zodiac, the aspects, and the houses are all spatial elements in a spatial astrological system. In the Mesoamerican system, blocks of time, with the day being the fundamental unit, serve the...

Astrology Has No Uniform Definition for Time of Birth

You cannot have a horoscope chart without the time of birth. This is because it is the time of birth that determines the ascendant and midheaven, and none of the 12 houses are able to be calculated without the ascendant. The houses are the key to horoscope charts. However, there is a very real problem that the astrological community has not yet come to grips with. Astrology has not defined time of birth. There cannot be horoscope charts without a time of birth, and yet astrology does not have a uniform definition of what time of birth is. Is it the time that the umbilical cord is cut The time any part of the baby first leaves the womb The time the baby first gasps for air and cries te the time of birth when the baby first opens its eyes and is aware of the world Or is it when the soul incarnates into the body And when is that Or, is it another parameter perhaps one that we have never thought of Astrology is not sure.

Occult Nature Of Astrology

ARYAN philosophy and Hindu astrology arc intimately connected. The latter provides an important clue to the esoteric side of the former. It is however extremely difficult to pierce the veil of esotericisin only the adepts have the true and complete key to such knowledge. What we may try to do is to collect fragments of occultism to see whether some meaningful conclusions can he drawn in this direction. If this endeavour fails, this line of enquiry may be abandoned and astrology may continue to be considered merely a study dealing with mundane subjects devoid of any hidden esoteric meaning. But, in drawing our conclusions, we must be aware of our limitations. Esoteric knowledge is given only to those who are deserving and who have proved themselves so by their life and conduct. Therefore our effort in this direction is bound to be only sketchy. However, if on this line of enquiry we find even a faint glimpse of such a possibility, we should pursue this aspect of the subject a lirtle...

Heliocentric Astrology

Although traditional astrology is geocentric (Earth-centered), some astrologers have undoubtedly considered using a heliocentric (Sun-centered) system ever since the Copernican revolution. The argument against heliocentric astrology is that, since we are situated on Earth, we need to focus on Earth's relationship to the other celestial bodies a Sun-centered astrology would make sense only if we were born on the Sun. This argument was persuasive enough to prevent the emergence of a true heliocentric astrology until relatively recently. The two factors behind this emergence were (1) the discovery that scientists had found a correlation between sunspot activity and angles between the planets (the same basic aspects that are used in geocentric astrology) and (2) the personal computer revolution, which made casting heliocentric horoscopes quite easy. Use by NASA scientists of a form of heliocentric astrology under the rubric gravitational vectoring to predict high sunspot activity was not...

Astrology and Shamanism

Astrologically, the asteroid Chiron is considered to be a symbolic shaman and wounded healer, and many astrologers study Chiron's cycles to note both universal and personal healing patterns. Chiron's cycles with Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are of particular interest because, as you'll recall from Chapter 22, Using Astrology to Map Your Life, these are slower-moving planets and so form aspects with longer and stronger impacts.

Appendix C Astrology Polarity Therapy

The aura to diagnose physical, mental, and emotional problems. Unfortunately, we nowadays get so much education that we early in life forget what is real. Our minds become cluttered with so much useless information and so many dead mental concepts that it takes years to re-establish our original sensitivity to the energies which manifest through all life. Polarity Therapy is a way of working immediately with life energies, an education in how the life forces operate, as well as a therapeutic tool of amazing power. The essence of Polarity Therapy is elegant in its simplicity, although on the surface it seems to the novice like a mind-boggling science that can never be mastered. In this way, it is like astrology a system so simple and unified in its essence that it takes many years of practice to perceive its simplicity. Dr. Stone says that an understanding of these fundamental energies is the foundation of the mystery of the link between Consciousness and Matter. He points out that...

Chorography Mundane Astrology

Chorography was rather a sub-discipline of astrology than a discipline in its own right, though it could be seen to offer an over-arching framework of explanation which would dominate geography, ethnography and even medicine as well as other parts of astrology. It corresponds to what is today called mundane astrology, being the study of the influence of the stars on cities or regions of the world. Ptolemy, who was the author of a treatise on geography, gives geographical astrology a prime role, devoting the whole of the second book to it Ptolemy includes in this book on 'catholic' astrology, apart from the astrology of cities and regions, events which affect whole areas, whether they are disasters like war, famine, plague, earthquakes and floods, or normal meteorological variations and their effects on agriculture. Astro-meteorology is yet another sub-discipline, which could be seen as just a province of astronomy, which had investigated from the beginning the link between the stars...

Vedic Astrology and the Three Bodies

Vedic astrology similarly considers the role of all three bodies. It starts out with an examination of our physical health concerns, but then extends to all the main factors of our well-being career, relationship, creativity and spirituality bringing in the roles of the astral and causal bodies as well. Each of these different concerns is denoted by specific houses in the birth chart. These houses along with their planetary significators are examined with precise rules of delineation and interpretation for determining their results. Our overall birth chart relates primarily to the subtle or astral body, which is the greater sphere of our life energies. It reflects the entire range of our activities, of which our physical health is just one factor. The birth chart is like the blueprint of the astral body, which forms the matrix or energy pattern for the physical. Astrology, as its name suggests, is primarily an astral science, having as its main concern the subtle or astral body, our...

What Is Magi Astrology

The legend of Magi Astrology began at dawn during the spring equinox of 1625. It was then that a small group of Shao Lin monks gathered at a monastery-fort on top of a mountain near the southern coast of China to form a secret society of astrologers, which has the Western name of the Magi Society. Since that time, most of the legendary astrologers of China have been Magi Astrologers. They have been best known for their remarkable ability to predict matters related to marriage, the birth of children, war, and peace. Through hundreds of years, the Magi Society remained a secret society for the very few who were the most gifted astrologers of China. Membership in the society was very limited, and each member passed on their secrets to new members. Anticipating that the communists would take over China, all of the members of the Magi Society left their homeland between 1945 and 1948. Most settled in Hong Kong and carried on the society's long-standing traditions of advancing astrological...

Emperors And Astrology

Improbable as the astrological secret police may seem as an imperial institution, the fear of those to whom astrologers had predicted an imperial future was not unjustified, even leaving out of account the fact that emperors, like most Romans, were not inclined to thoroughgoing scepticism about astrology. In two cases, both in 69 CE, the year in which four emperors ruled in a succession of coups, we actually hear of astrologers encouraging their clients to revolt with their predictions 'the astrologers also urged him to action, predicting from their observation of the heavens revolution and a year of glory for Otho.' Six months later, Vespasian's supporters were reminding him of the astrological backing that he had, as they encouraged him to go for the throne.36 However, though the worry that drove emperors to destroy possible rivals was well founded, encouraging astrologers to denounce their clients could be counterproductive. In Nerva's case, it was because he believed himself in...

Palmistry and Astrology Astropalmistry

In earlier times when the general populace's knowledge of astrology extended beyond newspaper predictions and sun signs, astrology was more than just the science of the stars. Properly understood, astrology was a universal language or symbolic code that contained widely recognized archetypes of general principles, types of humanity, and aspects of personality. Given the usefulness of this symbolic code, it was natural that astrological language and symbols would be adopted by other occult arts, such as the tarot and palmistry. In palmistry, the planets, including the luminaries (the Sun and the Moon), were used to name as well as to represent the principles of certain parts of the hand Mercury, the little finger the Sun, the ring finger Saturn, the middle finger Jupiter, the index finger Mars, the center of the palm Venus, the root of the thumb and the Moon, the lower mound of the hand. Various other lines and areas also bore the names of planets. The classical elements were utilized...

Ancient Astrology Summary

Despite the dangers which threatened astrologers under the Early Empire, astrology thrived in the milieu created by the emperors. But in a Christian state astrologers found ideological opponents whose determination to stamp out their art offered a real threat. Christian hostility to astrology was grounded in the belief that astrology offered an alternative source of truth to the Church, and thus an alternative source of authority. Astrology was connected with heresy, which challenged the Church with rival versions of truth and of authority. Christian authors, though they might re-use sceptical arguments from the pagan philosophers, often failed to reject it entirely. Their ambivalent attitude parallels that of Jewish authors. Many Christians agree that the stars may be signs of the future, though they may not allow astrologers knowledge of that future. Frequently, they fall back on explaining that astrology is the work of evil powers. The endless arguments about the opposition between...

The Four Elements The Basic Energies of Astrology

In an effort to modernize astrology along the lines of material science, many astrological writers have disregarded or almost completely ignored the ancient concept of the four elements. Some writers state things like, Now that science has given us the periodic table of chemistry, we know that there are many more than four elements. Other writers and teachers who still use the elements to some extent do not sufficiently explain what these elements are or how they function, nor do they seem to realize that the elements are indeed the very foundation of the zodiac and therefore of all astrology. One of the best expositions on the four elements that I have been able to find is in the introduction to C.E.O. Carter's An Encyclopedia of Psychological Astrology, which I will refer to later in detail. After describing what he calls the root-principles of astrology, Carter states that the elements are capable of being described from many standpoints and in great detail, but it is necessarily...

Why Has Astrology Survived Over 4000 Years

The Babylonians' theory of why planetary aspects worked was all just superstition because they incorrectly thought that the planets were gods. But the Rule of Combining Symbolisms is quite useful. We did not know the reasons why this rule worked 4,000 years ago and we still do not know why. But the rule works, which is why astrology has survived for so long. The ancient Babylonians were unaware of Magi Astrology, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, and Chiron and they were wrong about the planets being gods. Yet their astrology has survived the Mongols, the Crusades, the Dark Ages, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Industrial Revolution, and the age of science. Babylonian astrology has survived persecution by the Jesuits and the Roman Catholic Church, the ban by communism, and the ridicule of modern science. It has even survived the attack by the intellectuals and the established educational institutions. The astrology of the Babylonians survived because it works. This does not mean that all...

Astrology Under The Principate

It is under Augustus that astrology comes to the fore in literature. There is the first astrological work in Latin, indeed the first classical astrological work to survive in its original form, the didactic poem of Manilius. He followed a Greek tradition in writing in verse not only was Aratus' Phaenomena a model, but, as we have seen, Nechepso was said to have written thirteen books in verse on horoscopic astrology. Lucretius had also offered a Latin example, in writing his great exposition of Epicurean philosophy in verse. But Virgil's didactic poem on agriculture, the Georgics, written for the literary circle centred on the new imperial court, was probably a more significant predecessor. It may well be the case that Manilius was no more an astrologer than Virgil was a farmer, and that much of the appeal was in the difficulty of versifying such unlikely material. At any rate, it offers the sort of synthesis of astrological doctrine the author thought suitable for the Roman elite,...

Jewish Attitudes Towards Astrology

By the eighth century the great Jewish astrologer Messahala (known in the Near East as Masha' allah), who worked at the court of Baghdad, heralded a new era for Jewish astrology. Until quite recently it used to be assumed that Jewish interest was limited to occasional hostile rejection until the early Middle Ages. This is true of the Old Testament, a collection of books dating from the tenth to the second century BCE.22 This negative attitude is also found in the writings known as the Pseudepigrapha. For instance the author of 1 Enoch, probably of the early second century, argues that astrology is evil, having been taught to men by one of the fallen angels. This is an idea we find again among Christian writers. The third book of the Sibylline Oracles also condemns interest in Chaldaean astrology, and the book Jubilees presents it as wrong because it fails to leave matters to divine providence.23 But during the same period of the second century BCE, some Jews more open to outside...

Typology in AstrologyAn Evaluation

As already noted, the way in which Jung's psychology should be applied to astrology has been an object of some controversy among astrologers. It seems safe to conclude that, although it may have been born from astrological ideas, Jung's psychological typology has developed a character of its own, so that it is safer not to try and establish one-for-one correspondences between the elements and the four functions. This case is argued eloquently by Robert Hand in his book Horoscope Symbols Astrology understood as a system of psychology in its own right has a symbolic framework much more powerful than any in orthodox psychology. It would be unrealistic to expect that one man in one lifetime could develop an understanding of symbols as profound as that of astrology, which has been developing for thousands of years. Centre for Psychological Astrology. http www.cpalondon.com index.html. 1655. Reprint, London Ascella, 2000. Ebertin, Reinhold. Astrological Healing York Beach, ME Weiser, 1989....

Astrology As A Tool For Selfawareness1

A NOTE TO THE NEWCOMER Welcome to the world of astrology. You will be meeting many new terms and ideas in rather intense form, and you may at times feel that your brain is being stretched. It is My editor, Charity Heller-Hogge, herself a newcomer to astrology, has tried to alert me to places in the text that might be confusing, and so hopefully the text will be as clear and simple as this incredibly complex subject can be. Though terms will be defined as we go along, you may at times forget what they mean. In the bookmark section at the side of this page, you will find a glossary of astrological terms that you can quickly refer to at any time. Astrology has two helpful functions. One function is to identify the strengths and abilities we possess so that we can capitalize on them. For instance, it was only because numerous astrologers encouraged me to write that I came to have faith in myself as a writer. Before that, I considered myself a lousy poet and left it at that. I'm still a...

Astrology of the Seers

Distance Learning Program in Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda This comprehensive training program, authored by Dr. David Frawley, explains Vedic astrology in clear and modern terms, providing practical insights how to use and adapt the system for the contemporary student. For those who have difficulty approaching Vedic astrology, the course provides many keys for unlocking its language and its methodology, both in terms of chart interpretation and for the practical application of remedial measures. The course is unique in that it teaches Vedic astrology with a special reference to Ayurvedic medicine. This distinguishes it from other introduc' tory courses on Vedic astrology in which the Ayurvedic component is small or non-existent. The course is of special interest to Ayurvedic students and to those looking to specialize in medical astrology. To teach the fundamentals of Vedic astrology and chart interpretation through the planets, signs, houses, aspects, yogas, divisional charts and...

Astrology In The Thirteenth And Fourteenthcentury Kingdom Of Aragon

The study of astrology began in antiquity and continued to the modern era. Specifically in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, this pseudo-science became an interest, and in some cases a passion, of knowledgeable men kings, princes, those employed by the royal court, doctors, and theologians. Unlike the classical and Renaissance study of astrology, medieval enthusiasts who studied the constellations did not clearly delineate between astrology, astronomy, and alchemy, all of which they brought together in their teachings and written works. This feature was due to the Arabic influence that insisted on observing a series of points or parts of the sky, rather than the Greek practice of concentration on the individual heavenly bodies. From the time of Augustine to the thirteenth century, astrology had lost its prestige as a science due in part to Augustine's depiction of astrology as an illegitimate practice, driven by the powers of demons (Wedel 23). Arabic commentaries on Greek...

Smart People Use Astrology

Carl Jung not only recognized the synchronicity that is the basis of astrology, he once said, We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season in which we are born. Another well-known user of astrology is Nancy Reagan, who, after the assassination attempt on her husband Ronald Reagan in 1981, used astrology to determine the best times and worst times for Reagan to do everything from sign bills to travel to foreign countries. While the news media made fun of Mrs. Reagan at the time, it should be noted that Reagan was the first president since Jefferson elected in a year ending in 0 not to die in office. Using astrology can't hurt. Many other smart people have used astrology, including turn-of-the-century financier J. P. Morgan, who used astrology for business timing to amass his fortune. Morgan may have summed it up best when he said, Millionaires don't use astrology billionaires do.

Astrology A Language of Energy

Although astrology has been described in terms of symbolism, karma, synchronicity, psychological functions, planetary rays, and so on, most astrologers have overlooked the basic foundation upon which astrology is based energy. Indeed, all physical and mental life is a manifestation of energy. When the great astrologer Dane Rudhyar wrote Planets in a chart represent modes of functional activities within an organized whole, he was referring to specific energies that operate in each of us. Probably, the reason we have overlooked the energy foundation of all astrological phenomena is the fact that it is too obvious. It sometimes seems easier to develop elaborate schemes and theories rather than to open our eyes to what's right in front of us. In the field of modern psychology and parapsychology, researchers are now beginning to emphasize the importance of energy flow and energy blocks in dealing with their clients. Psychotherapeutic techniques such as Gestalt Therapy, Structural...

Meteorological Astrology Astrometeorology

Correlations between celestial events and the weather have been a longstanding concern in astrology. The very name given to weather study meteorology harkens back to a time when the appearance of meteors was associated with changes in the weather. Even contemporary scientific meteorology, which does not generally look kindly on astrological methods, has noted a relationship between long-term weather patterns and sunspot activity. Ptolemy, whose classic work on astrology exercised a powerful influence on astrologers for centuries, discussed the influence of the planets on weather as far back as the second century b.c.e. Even prior to Ptolemy, the ancient Mesopotamians viewed changes in the weather as being linked to the Moon. According to Hungarian Egyptologist Barna Balogh, the Mesopotamian rule of thumb (which Balogh originally came across in Egyptian sources) is that weather pulsates in two-week cycles. The prevailing weather can only change significantly on the fifth day after a...

Vedic Astrology and Ayurvedic Medicine

Vedic astrology is India's traditional system of reading the stars, the planets and the entire movement of time. It was originally called Vedanga Jyotish, meaning the study of light (Jyoti) which is a limb of the Veda (Vedanga). It was also called Jyotirveda, the 'light Veda' or 'science of light'. Ayurveda, which means the 'science of life', is the corresponding Vedic system of natural healing for both body and mind. Both are living branches of an ancient sacred science that arose in an older era in which humanity had a greater intuitive connection with the sacred universe. Unlike corresponding western traditions, their continuity, though shaken by hostile forces, has remained unbroken. These systems are undergoing a renaissance today as we once more learn to look within. Vedic astrology is an extraordinary predictive and counseling tool. There are many wonderful stories of how Vedic astrologers can pinpoint specific events in a person's life with uncanny accuracy. Yet Vedic...

Vedic Astrology in the West

In the last few years, as part of the greater interest in Hindu and yogic teachings, Hindu, or Vedic, astrology has made tremendous inroads into the Western world. It is now being hailed as one of the most profound and innovative systems of astrology, with tremendous predictive value. Many Western astrologers are now familiar at least with its basic principles. This has been the culmination of several decades of less visible groundwork by a number of people. Perhaps the point of emergence for Vedic astrology in the West was the First International Symposium on Vedic Astrology, held in October 1992 at Dominican College in San Rafael, California. The keynote speaker was B. V. Raman, who is currently considered by many to be the foremost astrologer of India. He was presented with a lifetime achievement award for his numerous contributions to the field of Vedic astrology. The symposium was an historic event that symbolized the birth of a new era of Vedic astrology in the West. Since that...

Benefic And Malefic In Western Astrology

These natural dispositions of planets as benefic or malefic generally agree with that of traditional Western astrology. The most notable difference is that of the Sun, which Western astrology usually views as a benefic. Sometimes in Vedic astrology it can be the most malefic of the planets. The Sun in the fifth house does tend to deny children or create difficulties with them. In the seventh house it can give separation or delays in relationship, partnership and other seventh house considerations. Even Western astrology recognizes such affects. It is similarly well-known that planets too close to the Sun, what is called in combust, do not usually give good results. The Moon also loses her strength becomes weak the closer she gets to the Sun. So the negative effects of the Sun's influence are well known. However, the Sun in Vedic astrology is also regarded as a Sattvic or spiritual planet. This is quite different than the other malefics which are Tamasic, gross or unspiritual, in...

Astrology And The Law Under Christian Emperors

Firmicus Maternus, a senator from Sicily, who wrote an astrological treatise in Latin for a patron high up in the imperial bureaucracy in 334, was careful to be specific about the limits of astrology We have much less evidence for astrology's being used by emperors from the later period, but there is a group of horoscopes from the fifth century which suggests that some old patterns persisted in the Eastern half of the empire, after the split between East and West. They have been re-edited and interpreted by David Pingree.14 Two of them are coronation-horoscopes for emperors who usurped the throne. They seem to have been cast by the astrologer working for the emperor Zeno, whose rule was threatened by these rivals. One tells us that the usurper Leontius had chosen his moment to be crowned in Antioch on 27 June 484, after consulting two astrologers.15 'Our' astrologer, who may well be Maurianus, the astrologer who was consulted about the succession,16 explains how they made mistakes in...

Magi Astrology Solves the Mysteries of Magical

In addition, and especially apropos these days with so many sexually transmitted diseases, Magi Astrology provides you with another significant advantage. You can apply it to help you accurately predict if you are sexually incompatible with someone without having to become intimate. Sex isn't everything. But unless you are a priest or minister, you will probably go through (or have already been through) a stage in your life when sex will be more than everything. Fortunately, Magi Astrology has very accurate astrological tools for predicting sexual compatibility. In this book, you will learn that sexual compatibility and attraction are very much astrologically driven and completely predictable. Magi Astrology has such a high level of accuracy in the area of sex that The Magi Society wrote this book to teach you the astrology of emotional and sexual relationships. After you master the material contained in this book, you will understand the real astrological reasons for attraction,...

[the Opponents Of Astrology

At the very beginning of this work it is imperative before we do anything else to answer those writers9 who are trying to destroy the whole theory of astrology by many different kinds of arguments. These men are carried away by their faith in rhetoric and think they can shatter the whole of celestial science with mere arguments. 2. By using far-fetched and extremely theoretical arguments, drawn in the first place from the professional responses of astrologers, these men are trying to creep in, as it were, through an underground passage to undermine and topple the edifice of our science. But the more aggressively they attack, the more various the ways in which they seek to convince us, the more strongly they bolster our faith in astrology. 6. Here I think I should leave any discussion of these matters, for we are not concerned with this kind of argument. As a matter of fact, we have not made up our own mind as to what to believe. We have, however, given a brief summary of these...

Intuition and Astrology

How's your psychic intuition Astrology and shamanism Every Chiron tells a story Psychic signs your intuitive advantage Like all esoteric arts, astrology acknowledges the influence of psychic intuition in our everyday lives. But did you know that your Sun sign has its own particular intuitive advantage Or that astrology and the ancient modern art of shamanism are closely connected