What Is Astrology?
Why Everyone Should Study Astrology
Studying astrology can increase one’s self-awareness and improve current relationships. By learning about one’s horoscope or natal chart. Learning About Astrology Means Developing Stronger Sense of Self Learning about one’s zodiac sign can help the person identify personal strengths and weaknesses that he or she may not have known or is currently discovering. Learning about all of the influences in …Read More
Does Astrology Conflict With My Free Will?
THE ONLY WAY TO PREDICT THE FUTURE IS TO HAVE THE POWER TO SHAPE THE FUTURE –Eric Hoffer, American writer and philosopher We live our lives at the intersection of fate and free will. If we assume that our life is fate-driven then we live at the mercy of our environment . . . a life of resignation, devoid of …Read More
Afraid of Astrology?
If I’m under great stress, I can’t look at a chart. It doesn’t feel comfortable if you are going through a difficult time. – Komilla Sutton The nervous and fearful should leave Astrology strictly alone, said Charles E. O. Carter. Yet, that is not likely to happen, on the contrary, astrology seems to have a lot of attractive power for …Read More
Who Invented Astrology?
Did the Greeks Invent Astrology? Since the 1980s there has been an increase in interest in the history of astrology with the resulting revival of the translation of ancient astrological texts into modern languages (Holden 1996: 209). This academic curiosity seems to have given rise to a debate concerning the origins of western astrology and of the civilization that fathered …Read More
Arguments Of Astronomy Against Astrology
nce there were two sisters living under the same roof, Astronomy and Astrology. Sometime in the past they separated because of a man named Copernicus. Later on the older Astronomy got hooked with Galilei whereas Astrology has remained a spinster. She isn’t jealous of her older sister, though. She respects and consults her. On the contrary, Astronomy debunks Astrology usualy …Read More
Do You Believe In Astrology?
Do you believe in magic? Do you believe in witchcraft? Do you believe in astrology? Or, for that matter, do you believe in God? What is a belief, anyway and how do we come by our beliefs? In an epistemological hierarchy (epistemology is the cognitive science that investigates how we know what we know) belief ranks as one of the least …Read More
Thoughts About the Nature of Astrology
Astrology can be described as a study of the process of unfolding of potential in our worldly experience, using the rhythms of the solar system we inhabit as a reference device. It is clear that we experience life as rhythmic. We breath in and out, enjoy the cycles of the seasons, live through the rhythm of the aging process, etc. …Read More
Good and Evil in Astrology
The evil of the good and the good of the evil are – unfortunately, unfortunately! – ineffaceable facts. – Carl G. Jung In psychiatric circles Karl Menninger once raised an important point: Whatever happened to sin? According to Menninger it’s too easy to explain (immoral) behavior. We may try to find explanations for all kinds of behavior patterns without classifying …Read More
Why Astrology Works
I understand the criticism of astrology very well as I used to be an ardent skeptic myself. I found astrology to be appropriately placed next to the comics in the newspapers. How in the world can everyone born in the same month have the same experience today? That is ludicrous! I have learned that the newspapers provide pop astrology, it …Read More
In what way is astrology congruent with the paradigm shift we are currently undergoing?
The philosopher of science Thomas Kuhn suggested that paradigm shifts occur in science when too much anomalous data accrues that cannot be accounted for under existing assumptions, theoretical models, and hypotheses. The anomalous data amassed over the twentieth century in various scientific disciplines was of such magnitude that the fundamental assumptions of classical science had been comprehensively undermined. Bell‘s theorem …Read More
The Branches of Western Astrology
Natal Astrology (Genethical) The Astrology based upon the individual’s nativity. Judicial Astrology The Astrology based upon Eclipses, Lunations, Ingresses, or particular moments in time. Traditional Astrology Personality, life circumstances, finances, etc. Esoteric Astrology A philosophical approach to the meaning of the chart. Medical Astrology The study of health related issues in the chart. Locational Astrology The branch of Astrology that uses …Read More
Is All Astrology The Same?
No, there are at least three types of astrology: Sun Sign astrology, Predictive astrology, and Psychological astrology. Sun Sign astrology Sun Sign astrology is the astrology that makes its presence most available in mass market, commercial outlets, namely, the astrology of newspaper columns and horoscope scrolls-“for entertainment purposes only” astrology. For good or ill, this is the astrology that immediately …Read More
If astrology works, in what ways does it effect me?
To make a long answer short, there is nothing that astrology doesn’t effect. Since the forces or fields that astrology measures and studies are considered to be close to the bedrock of the essence of reality, there is very little that isn’t effected by these archetypes, fields, or forces. Thus, astrology studies forces that effect all levels of being: physical, …Read More
How long has astrology been in existence?
Although an exact point of origin is unclear, astrology had its birth when human beings participated in what researchers such as Ken Wilber and Jean Gebser call “magical consciousness” some thousands of years ago. In magical consciousness a dim awareness of selfhood distinct from nature and the external environment flourishes, yet there exists a blending, or overlapping, between one’s sense …Read More
Fate & Free-will In Astrology
What about astrology and free will? Or, more precisely, doesn’t astrology assume that most of life is predetermined and fated? Are we free or is our destiny dictated by the planets? Which part is fate and which part is free-will in our lives? Let me clarify my position about the issue of determinism and non-determinism. I think Astrology is far …Read More
What Can Astrology Do For You
After the initial hurdles of skepticism concerning astrology have been navigated, one of the first questions asked by any student or client of astrology is “In what way is astrology informing my life, my personality, and my choices, and how can it assist me?” It is said by a great many philosophers and esotericists that the key to fulfillment and …Read More
Can An Astrologer Predict A Person’s Death?
Vedic astrologers believe they can predict death. Western astrologers, in general, do not. I firmly believe that predicting death from the natal chart is not only virtually impossible without the benefit of hindsight, but also extremely unethical. It is relatively easy to look at someone’s natal chart AFTER death, and to spot the transits and other clues which could have …Read More
How Is It Possible To Tell One’s Future By Looking At The Stars?
Well, there’s a whole bunch of philosophical questions about astrology tied up in that one little innocuous looking question! The answer of course, depends upon one’s attitude towards free will, and, to a certain extent also, upon one’s religion, if any. I don’t claim to speak for astrology in general, or for any astrologer other than myself, but here’s my …Read More
How Does Astrology Work?
If I knew the answer to that question, I would be a rich woman! As yet, we do not know specifically ‘how’ astrology works. There are at least two differing schools of thought, one quite esoteric in nature and the other more practical, but both, as yet, equally unproven. The first explanation is a principle similar to ‘synchronicity’, an acasual …Read More
Is There Scientific Research On Astrology?
The best-known research studies on astrology were carried out from the late 1940’s to the late 1980s by Michel Gauquelin and his wife Francoise, French psychologists and statisticians. Always interested in astrology but also a lifelong skeptic, Gauquelin set out to discover whether astrology had any validity. Gauquelin’s chosen method of research was statistical analysis. He looked at correlations using …Read More