References for Part I

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The Air Houses

The entire range of personal relationship is represented by these houses, comprising not only the way one approaches various kinds of relationships but also the social urges and intellectual needs that motivate specific types of behavior in these areas. The angular air house, the seventh, symbolizes ACTION at the SOCIAL and INTELLECTUAL level. Since one-to-one relationship is the basic meaning of the seventh house, and since all social structures and activities depend upon the quality of such...

Archetypes Universal Principles

Earthly things must be known to be loved divine things must be loved to be known. The true purpose of philosophy (before philosophy came to be merely a sterile word game used to perpetuate intellectual arrogance) was once held to be the search for essences and for the underlying nature of manifested things, all based upon a love of wisdom. In modern terms, this could be called a search for the archetypal level of reality. Nowadays, of course, any statement about essences would cause one to be...

Notes on Education the Training of Astrological Counselors

Anyone involved in American education, either as a student, a teacher, an administrator, or a parent, is gradually coming to the realization that our educational institutions are archaic. Not only the structure of the curriculum but also the very assumptions upon which the entire system is based are due for a thorough transformation. Many parents nowadays are so disgusted with public school education that they are organizing their own free schools often at the price of great financial hardship...

The Fire Houses

The angular fire house is the first house and represents one's IDENTITY in ACTION, the phase of life wherein one is identified with specific, self-directed action. People with a strong emphasis on their first house are impatient for action since their sense of self begins to fade if they abstain from active individual involvement with the outer world. Traditionally, this house is also associated with the energy and appearance of the physical body and, using the key-words, one can see that the...

Over Emphasis on Air Fire Lack of Water Earth

This type at best represents an idealistic, aspiring, positive-thinking person whose intentions and motives are above reproach. Their approach to life is not particularly realistic, however, and they often find that they must learn about the darker side of life through hard experience and disillusionment. They often neglect the very needs and feelings which can give them more stability and inner strength. Those with this emphasis, however, often gravitate (by way of compensation) to the study...

Elements in Chart Comparison

The elements are the key to a full understanding of the art of synastry, commonly called chart comparisons. In comparing any two charts, even more so than in work with individual charts, one must take into consideration the relative harmony of the positions of the planets according to the elements as well as analyzing the specific aspects between one person's planets and those of the other person. As mentioned earlier, the closest aspects indicate a more dynamic interchange of energy than is...

Spiritual Perspective

In order to have the highest perspective possible in our efforts to understand the elements, it would be useful to refer to the writings of two of India's greatest spiritual teachers, both of whom Dr. Stone contacted in person and who have written extensively about the elements. Maharaj Charan Singh writes All that we see with the physical eyes is made up of one or more of the five elements, namely, earth, water, air, fire, and ether and all these five elements are inimical to each other. But...

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....

Air Earth Combinations

In this combination, although there can be an alternating pull between abstract-conceptual and practical-efficiency orientations, there is not so much conflict as there might seem. This is so since the air and earth signs are ruled by the same planets, thus coloring them with some of the same values, qualities, and modes of operation. One must realize, however, that their compatibility is more evident when found within one individual than when found in two different people's charts in chart...

The Elements of the Zodiacal Signs Their Key Concepts

Single-pointed release of energy toward new experience Sustained warmth of loyalty and radiant vitalization MUTABLE SAGITTARIUS Restless aspiration propelling A planet in this sign will be colored by these qualities Self-willed urge for action, self-assertion Pride and urge for recognition, sense of drama CARDINAL CAPRICORN Impersonal determination to get Depth of appreciation related to immediate physical sensations Spontaneous helpfulness, humility, & need to serve Self-control, caution,...

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...

The Earth Houses

The angular earth house deals with ACTION on the MATERIAL level and, traditionally, this house is said to represent one's reputation, position in the world, and vocation. The action that anyone performs in the material world is the basis upon which his reputation rests, and the public categorizes the individual according to what action he is performing baker, salesman, doctor, etc. The key-words also clarify the tenth house's association with the specific ambition that one hopes to accomplish...

Scientific Data

The following lists numerous reports of research and experiments which deal directly or indirectly with astrological premises. Although none of the experiments can be considered conclusive proof of astrology's validity, the results listed below do indicate a growing support in scientific circles for traditional astrological correspondences between the terrestrial and celestial spheres. 1. According to modern thought in physics, matter exists in four states solid, liquid, gas, and plasma, which...

The Symbolic Approach

The will, the urge to act, the spirit of enterprise, self-consciousness, the desire to lead Taurus Invigoration and strengthening, the creation of form Perseverance, consolidation, the power to shape, sense of form. Vivaciousness, versatility, superficiality Wealth of feeling, the feeling of fatherhood and motherhood The will to create, self-confidence, all offspring The harvest, utilization of what has been grown Diligence & care, tidiness, a domesticated nature, the critical faculty...

Appendix C Astrology Polarity Therapy

There is an exchange of energy in everything, a rhythmic pulsation of contraction and expansion which enables us to recognize that a plant, animal, or person is alive. Even the teeth and bones participate in this vital exhange of energy with the universal supply. All substance results from the unlimited combination of energy frequencies, and the basic energies at work have been termed the four humours, the four elements, or have been together designated as Qi, Prana, Mana, Vital Force, and...

The Training of Astrological Counselors

Anyone who has been actively involved in the field of astrology during the past few years is well aware of the difficulty encoun tered whenever any individual or group attempts to set standards of education or training for astrological practitioners. The outcry inevitably heard soon thereafter is not totally a result of the individualistic personality characteristics of astrologers it is also the result of the realization among many in the astrological field that their particular methods of...

The Causal Approach

The question of how does astrology work can be approached within numerous frameworks. If one sees astrology within a causal framework, there is a large and growing body of evidence to give support to astrology's validity. (See Appendix A.) One of the most common attempts to explain astrology within a causal framework can be called Cosmic Conditioning, referring to delicately balanced electromagnetic fields within the solar system and within man, which electromagnetic fields are constantly...

Psychology of the Individual

The four elements are particularly useful in understanding the essential nature of any individual's psychological make-up. In order to approach this subject, let us here limit ourselves to a discussion of the element of the Sun sign only for the element of the Sun sign is usually the dominant element in considering the overall psychology of the person. This is so because the Sun sign's element reveals the attunement of one's basic vitality and power of self-projection, as well as the realm of...

Worldwide Recognition of the Four Elements

Many cultures throughout the world include the four elements in their philosophical, religious, or mythological traditions. Most of these traditions postulate one primary energy which then manifests as stepped down energy currents known as the elements, a process resembling the working of an electric transformer. This primary energy has been called by many names prana, vital force, Qi, and others. The essential characteristics of this energy have been identical for all cultures, although the...

The Element Water

Those with the water element strongly activated in their charts realize from birth that various intangible factors play a greater role in life than is commonly believed. The water signs are in touch with their feelings, in tune with the nuances and subtleties that many others don't even notice. The water element represents the realm of deep emotion and feeling responses, ranging from compulsive passions to overwhelming fears to an all-encompassing acceptance and love of creation. Since feelings...

Imbalance of Fire

If one has too little emphasis in the fire signs, the fiery energy is lacking and the digestion is likely to be weak. A lack of fire usually manifests as a lack of spiritedness, a tendency not to trust life itself. The joy of living is often markedly absent, and the person is often devoid of faith and optimism. Self-confidence may also be poor, and there is often a tendency towards despondency and lack of enthusiasm for meeting life's demands. Challenges often scare these people, and any major...

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...

Astrology A Tool for Self Knowledge

After having used this key-word system for a while, it will become apparent that it is valuable not only for understanding the general life pattern shown in the natal chart, but also that it makes the meaning of current and future trends and cycles much more accurate and psychologically significant. For example, if a particular birth-chart has a lack of the air element as indicated by planetary placement, why is it that this person is so interested in people and continually involves himself in...

House Classification

The most familiar way of defining the different types of houses is to separate them into the classifications of angular, succedent, and cadent. The angular houses are associated with a self-activating quality and have an immediate impact on the structure of one's life. The key-word for the angular houses is ACTION. The succedent houses are associated with individual desires and the things we want to control and manage. This urge toward control is motivated by our need for SECURITY, the key-word...

Key Concepts for the Planets

SUN Vitality sense of individuality creative energy, radiant inner self (attunement of soul) essential values MOON Reaction sub-conscious predisposition feeling about self (self-image) conditioned responses MERCURY Communication conscious mind (i.e., logical or rational mind) VENUS Emotionally-colored tastes values exchange of energy with others through giving of self and receiving from others sharing Urges Represented Urge to be and to create Urge to feel inner support domestic and emotional...

Key Concepts and Definitions

A key to the understanding of all astrology is within the reach of anyone who truly understands the meaning of the following definitions The PLANETS indicate specific dimensions of experience. The SIGNS indicate specific qualities of experience. The HOUSES indicate specific fields of experience wherein the energies of the planets and signs operate. The ASPECTS (or angular relationships between the planets) reveal how various dimensions of experience are integrated within the individual. These...

Earth Fire Combinations

This combination has been termed the steam-roller by Zip-porah Dobyns. She calls it the most creative and productive of the combinations with the initiative and creativity of fire and the practicality of earth with its urge to produce in tangible form. In her book Finding the Person in the Horoscope, Dr. Dobyns further states that this combination has an impact on the world and is still going when everyone else is dropping by the wayside. This is an accurate description of the interactions of...

Imbalance of Water

Too little emphasis on the element water can manifest as a wide range of psychological, emotional, and physical problems. Most people with a lack of watery attunement have great diffi culty entering into the feelings of others with empathy and compassion, as well as getting in touch with their own feelings and emotional needs. This does not mean that they lack sensitivity in all cases, but they inevitably have trouble dealing with their own feelings the world of emotions seems to them a foreign...

Different Approaches to Knowledge The Question of Proof

I know the truth only when it becomes life in me. The physicist-philosopher L. L. Whyte (1948), in his book The Next Development in Man, argues that the Western intellectual tradition has been marked by what he calls a dissociation. What he means by this term is that, increasingly from the time of Plato and St. Paul to the twentieth century, Western man's deliberate behavior, directed by his mind, has been organized through the use of static concepts of nature, while his spontaneous behavior,...

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...

The Planets as Energy Regulators

Man has long been conceived of as a microcosm of the entire universe. Ancient yoga speaks of the chakras (or energy centers) within each person and many esoteric schools of thought have correlated various chakras with certain planets. This is so because the planets are related to us by the same vibratory energy waves which are latent within us and to which we respond. These chakras, therefore, are the centers within us which correspond to certain centers of energy in the solar system. The sign...

The Zodiacal Signs as Energy Patterns

The four elements of astrology (fire, earth, air, and water) are the basic building blocks of all material structures and organic wholes. Each element represents a basic kind of energy and consciousness that operates within each of us. Just as modern physics has shown that energy is matter, these four elements interweave and combine to form all matter. When the spark of life leaves a human body at death, the four elements all dissociate and return to their primal state. It is only life itself,...

Elements in Interpretation

The interpretation of astrological charts takes on a new and deeper meaning when emphasis is put upon the elements for in this way one is dealing with the specific life energies at work rather than concentrating only on the manifestations of these energies in outward behavior and personality characteristics. As we have stated before, every individual is, so to speak, composed of all four elements. A human being cannot exist if even one of the elements is missing, for he would then be totally...

The Limitations of the Old Framework

It is obvious to many people today that material science does not satisfy the deeper needs of man, no matter how much comfort and ease it may give the body and no matter how much pride it gives the intellect. In constructing a modern science of psychology, we have not only to satisfy the intellect but also to provide something that the heart and soul of man can respond to. We have today reached the point world-wide where man seems to know everything and understand nothing. It is fine to gather...

Over Emphasis on Water Earth Lack of Air Fire

The strongest characteristics of this type are a profound depth, seriousness, and self-protectiveness in all activities. They are usually hard workers and in fact don't feel comfortable if they are not bearing some burden, either emotionally or in their everyday work. They are very conscious of survival needs, security needs, and others' reliance on their solidity and resources. Hence, much of their energy is utilized in an effort to maintain their resources and a great attachment to money,...

Planets in the Elements

In order to attain the in-depth level of chart interpretation just described, one naturally has to have a way of expressing the at-tunement of each planet in the chart in a concise and practical way. The interpretation of all the planets is made more useful and more specifically accurate by an understanding of the elements involved, for the planets in the elements show not only how we are attuned to different dimensions of experience but also how we can consciously tune in to these dimensions...

Proofs of Astrology Why

Although many modern astrologers (as well as non-astrologers) are conducting statistical studies of astrological premises, we must realize that we cannot count on a statistical approach to explain everything for many areas of experience and qualities inherent in life are not amenable to such a study. In fact, even when a statistical study does reveal correlations of great significance, they often still do not explain the operation of the phenomenon itself. For example, there are certain...

Modern Science Psychology Today

The human phenomenon must be measured on a cosmic scale. Just as we are now undergoing a world-wide revolution in communications, social forms, and international relations, so we are also in the midst of a revolution in our views of man and the universe. The revolving wheel of change never ceases, but nowadays we seem to be at the crucial point at which an old cycle of life is ending and the initial characteristics of the coming cycle are beginning to become apparent. Science as a whole and...

Imbalance of Earth

Those having too little emphasis on the earth element are not naturally attuned to the physical world, the physical body, or to the limitations and requirements of survival in the material plane. They can therefore be spaced out, since they are not grounded in the here and now realization of their dependence on material things such as food, money, shelter, and other practical considerations. Such a person is often able to ignore the requirements of surviving in the material world and tends to...

Positive Negative Expression of Planetary Principles

Each planetary principle can be expressed positively and creatively or negatively and self-destructively. In other words, one's attunement to each dimension of experience may be in harmony with higher law or in a state of disharmony and discord. This results in the creative use or in the misuse of these various energies, forces, and attunements. The aspects to each planet must be analyzed in order to understand the degree of harmony or discord present within the individual. Positive Expression...

Imbalance of

Those with too little emphasis on the air element in their charts rarely perceive this to be a problem, for they are too involved in action, feelings, and material concerns to consider the implications of their involvements. However, it is just this lack of perception, this inability to reflect on life and one's self that creates problems for these people. It is difficult for them to achieve detachment from their personal actions, and hence they often find themselves burdened by involvements...

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...

The Four Elements An Energy Approach to Interpreting Birth Charts

Astrology A Language of Energy 71 The Zodiacal Signs as Energy Patterns 73 The Planets as Energy Regulators 76 The Astrological Theory of Personality 77 Key Concepts amp Definitions 79 10. The Four Elements The Basic 87 World-wide Recognition of the Elements 89 CHAPTER 11. Psychology of the Individual 101 The Elements in the Healing Arts 107 12. Elements in Interpretation 111 Imbalance of Fire 114 Imbalance of Earth 115 Imbalance of Air 117 Imbalance of Water 118 Self-Expressive or...

The Holistic Approach

The philosophy of holism assumes that the entire universe is one whole system and that, within the great whole, there are lesser wholes whose structures, patterns, and functions correspond completely to those of the greater whole. The astrologers and philosophers of medieval times used the microcosm-macrocosm concept to express this idea i.e., the whole universe is, in microcosm, within man and, in turn, the starry patterns in the heavens were seen as the Grand Man or the Cosmic Man. An example...

Astrology Psychology and The Four Elements

An Energy Approach to Astrology amp Its Use in the Counseling Arts Stephen Arroyo Author of Astrology, Karma amp Transformation Post Office Box 1460 Sebastopol, California 95472 U.S.A. All rights reserved. Printed in the United States of America. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever including photocopying without written permission from the publisher, except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews. INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK...