In this lecture, research from developmental psychology will be presented
that affirms a twelve-stage zodiacal model. The zodiac not only symbolizes
the structure and dynamics of the psyche, but also depicts the evolutionary
unfoldment of consciousness. Signs can be understood as archetypal needs,
developmental stages, and distinct time-space perspectives. A sign's point
of view is intricately tied to how that sign perceives time and space. At
earlier stages, vision is relatively narrow and time moves slowly; at later
stages, time accelerates and vision broadens. Each sign's unique behavioral
attributes derive from its orientation in time and space, as well as from
its developmental task. Successful achievement of a sign-stage development
task represents the maturation of a capacity to fulfill the associated
need of that sign. Accordingly, human development occurs in a natural
sequential order that conforms to the structure of the zodiac.
The theme for this session is inspired by a book of the same title by the
influential Italian Renaissance astrologer Marsilio Ficino. It will explore
both traditional techniques and 21st century exercises drawn from transpersonal
psychology that can be used to help us more fully align ourselves with the
Practical examples of methods for living pro-actively
and case studies showing how these can empower and transform our lives will be
given. Such work leads to rich and often unsuspected benefits to be tapped for
ourselves and those around us, as well as planet earth itself - and deepens our
understanding of the subtleties of astrology at the same time. Carpe diem!
Learn classical ancient techniques which reveal how the placement of a planet in
the wheel determines the age of manifestation and fulfillment in life.
These are long-range timing methods that are based on the sequence of the Houses,
the Mundane Quadrants and the Solar Phases, and whose principles reflect the
Cycle of the Day, the Cycle of the Years and the Zodiacal Solar Cycle.
Together they can be dubbed as the best kept secret in astrology, as they have
been completely forgotten in modern time. Yet, they are found in most classical
texts, from the Hellenistic era of Ptolemy and Paulus Alexandrinus, through the
Arabic astrologers, all the way to Medieval Rabbi Abraham Ibn Ezra, Guido Bonatti
and William Lilly.
Unlike modern systems that require ephemeris tables, these are built-in in the
natal chart. They are immediately visible and available to the observer - no
calculations necessary. Thus, they are cost-effective, easy to apply and
concrete in manifestation. Most importantly, these enable the practitioner to
provide a better perspective on life, long-range forecast and best of all, the
age when chart potentials will come to fruition.
As these cycles unfold they release the symbolism and the energy stored in the
houses and reveal the true Personal Evolution over Lifetime. And when their
timing coincides, amazing things happen.
The "end date" of the Mayan calendar occurs on 12/21/2012. Interest in this
topic has been strong for several years now and will no doubt increase, yet
misinformation about it persists. Self-appointed prophets offer their own
mostly invented doomsday messages and the media encourages such marketable
fear. I will offer a different perspective. The Mayan calendar, properly
called the Long Count, is actually a kind of astrology that developed in
Mesoamerica about 2,500 years ago. In my presentation I will outline the
basic astrological system of the Maya, look at what is know about Maya
prophecy, and consider carefully the meaning and implications of 12/21/2012
in context of the Long Count.
We can easily navigate the complexities of Vocational Astrology using three hot spots.
Vocational Astrology is usually quite complex as we need to include a lot of
parameters in analysis. But what is the most important thing in order to give answer
as: how to make right career choice, what are main potentials in one chart, who
my clients are and what is my purpose here. We will explore these three hot spots
in many charts.
Why study weather? Natal astrology, while useful to the astrologer, can be
enhanced by astrometeorology which adds an important dimension.
Become intimately infused with the true nature of a planet while observing it
work in a forecast; this is simply very satisfying. The novice can bring a
new level of success to an astrological practice by using three simple steps
that will yield a weather forecast and the advanced astrologer is brought back
to the basic use of planets, signs, houses and aspects. With your first
successful local weather forecast, you can begin to apply the system to any
locale and begin to specialize in hunting hurricanes, tornadoes or west coast fires.
Keep it simple - with minimal instruction, and an in-depth examination of only
two houses, the Ascendant and IC will yield a good percentage of accuracy.
Where we are now in a Chain of Soul Learning Process? How was our previous incarnation
and how we can read strings between incarnations and discover the path of our soul?
Just as we use astrological grammar in Natal Astrology, so in Karmic Astrology we
use specific methods which helps us to create a complete picture of one incarnation.
Actually, we live in three different times and three incarnations simultaneously,
so if we want to understand the whole picture of it, we must make use of a certain
number of techniques to enter the story. In total, there are 8 techniques we use
to describe previous incarnation and 8 techniques to describe our next incarnation.
All this will be shown through examples and the use of different natal and karmic
The Ascendant sign symbolizes the new seeds of consciousness yet to be integrated
in the ego - these are new concepts that progressively increase in importance in the
course of one's life. Simultaneous to the new cycle initiated through the Ascendant,
the 12th house symbolizes the ending of a cycle - it captures the concepts in
consciousness that need to culminate in order for the new to rise.
Through the 12th house we reach a climax when our ideals inspire us to transcend
existing boundaries; yet what we perceived as the ultimate may not be as complete
as initially thought. Learning to surrender through the 12th house, gives rise
to a new life orientation through the Ascendant sign.
Signs will be place on the 12th house and Ascendant cusp to illustrate this fascinating dynamic.
Solar Arc Directions are often overlooked by astrologers, yet they can pick up
planetary activity that secondary progressions miss. The outer planets in the
secondary progression technique move at a snail's pace, but in Solar Arc Directions
their expression is much more remarkable. The Secondary Progressed Moon is quite accurate in pinpointing urges
toward fulfillment of desires, yet in Solar Arc Directions it falls somewhat flat.
Is one system better than the other? Or should both systems be utilized? This
lecture will focus on explaining the differences between the two systems and
examining their application in charts from case studies.
This lecture will provide an introduction to some of the core
technical concepts used in Hellenistic astrology, which is a
tradition of astrology that was practiced from the 1st century BC
until approximately the 7th century AD. The lecture is geared towards
modern astrologers who have little background in the ancient traditions
of astrology, and the goal is to provide a rich introduction to the
subject by highlighting the practical and conceptual value of some
of the older techniques.
To this end, I will emphasize a selection
of basic techniques and concepts from the Hellenistic tradition that
are immediately applicable in contemporary astrological practice. In
particular I will focus on the earliest conceptualization of the
planets, signs, houses and aspects, and show how the ways in which
they were originally used can have a profound impact on the practice
of astrology in modern times.
Using symmetry sometimes looks alien and complicated to the casual astrological
observer. However, this system of ideas is really a high-powered speed technique
that is easy to use, fast and accurate.
This talk will demonstrate the underlying basis of the ideas originated by Alfred
Witte. It will also contain ideas developed by AH Blackwell. In America Witte's
ideas are commonly called the Uranian System (coined by R. Svehla, who was one of
the early American pioneers of the ideas) or Uranian Astrology (coined by Hans
Niggemann a direct student of Witte), this technique employs some really great
and easy to use tools that unleash a high power method of analysis. Outside of
America, many schools have been founded that use Witte's ideas directly or
offshoots of them and all of them have strengths. AH's work brings in many of
the earlier distilled Babylonian ideas that Witte wasn't exposed to. Particularly,
the use of angularity and off-ecliptic material distinguishes Symmetrical
Astrology from other descendants of Witte's and Niggemann's teachings.
This is not a system of thought that will displace what you are currently doing.
It is like an astrological buffet where you can pick and choose what elements you
find useful and integrate them into your work and studies. To make things easier,
Astrolabe has a new program designed around these techniques as Gary uses them and
is a great teaching tool. One picture is worth a thousand words and you will be
shown visually what Gary does and how he does it.
You should leave this talk with a reasonable knowledge of the basic techniques
underlying Symmetrical Astrology. This workshop is appropriate for all levels of
astrologers from beginner to seasoned professional.
Asteroids can be overwhelming, but they can, if used properly, also be
enlightening. So we'll start out first with a discussion of what asteroids
are and how to use them. From there we'll move on to look at various
categories of asteroids --- for example asteroids useful in relationship
work, vocational work, etc. --- and asteroids with similar meanings (for
example Hera and Juno, Ceres and Demeter, etc.) Last but not least, we'll
discuss asteroids that are of limited or specialize use such as name asteroids.
Bring an asteroid listing from Solar Fire and Kepler and be prepared to be
surprised at what you find out!
The rules for virtually all forms of horary astrology strongly mandate
that the vast majority of horary questions will be answered with a no.
Yet there has been practically no discussion of this simple fact within the
horary community. In this lecture, Lee spells out not only why this statement
is true, but what the ramifications of the statement are, both in terms of
working with the client, and in terms of the horary astrologer's expectations
in examining a chart. Lee also discusses what this probability means in terms
of clients' expectations: in other words, why would clients continue to ask
questions within this climate?
Research of US and UK stock market data going back to 1695, shows that the
financial markets tend to move in repeating cycles and patterns, in at
least 80% of the time. Longer-term, intermediate term to shorter term cycles
have correlated with longer-term, intermediate term to shorter term planetary
cycles. The general mood that is known to be leading the markets, can be related
to astrological patterns that are present.
In this basic Financial Astrology
lecture Irma Schogt reveals how market cycles analysis in combination with
planetary cycles can help define the major trend of the market and economy.
A discussion of the current prominent cycles and which markets and sectors
may be most profitable in these years according to leading basic financial
Astrology can help us sustain and enhance our relationships so that we
flourish within them. This presentation introduces synastry and the art of
couples counseling, with an emphasis on lunar aspects as a means of
understanding each person's capacity for emotional attachment. Greg will show
how astrology aids us in working through relationships conflicts, anger, impasses,
and shutdowns. Astrology generates insights that can enhance, heal, and sustain
our relationships, enabling us to interact and live with other people more joyously,
with greater tolerance and humor. This talk will explore relationship symbolism
of the natal chart, and synastry, the process of comparing two charts and their
interactions. As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist since 1991, Greg has
found astrology to be an invaluable tool for couples counseling and for understanding
a couple's dynamics, conflict areas, and stress points.
Madalyn shares her knowledge of Astro*Carto*graphy and other locality
techniques using fascinating examples from the charts and lives of the
famous and the infamous. The concepts of planet angularity, parans and
local space will be examined. You'll also learn how to integrate midpoints,
planetary pictures and hypothetical planets into Jim Lewis' traditional
methods. Midpoints, planetary pictures, and parans will be viewed on both
maps and dials and explored from both a natal and dynamic perspective.
Madalyn will also introduce you to the concept of a paran clock, a cutting
edge tool that is useful for planning your daily activities. The goal of
this talk is to guide you to a new understanding of locality techniques and
help you to integrate them into your work.
This presentation provides an interdisciplinary context for understanding
human development through the sign of the natal Moon. The natal Moon
describes a specific quality of a child's relationship with the primary
caregiver and the effects on a child of the earliest attachment experiences.
The Moon renders a specific picture of an individual's internalized
relationship with her mother that continues to press for and recreate
the original model of nurturing in other relationships throughout life.
This lecture offers a unique hypothesis about human development that
dissolves apparent contradictions between nature vs. nurture and fate vs.
free will. In merging astrology with developmental psychology, the Moon,
representing the relational nature of growth, becomes the symbolic bridge
between the two.
The Picatrix or Ghayat al Hakim, the Aim of the Wise, is the most
important book ever written on astrological magic. Composed in Arabic
around 1000 A.D it was translated into Latin in 1256 for the Castilian
king Alfonso the Wise.
Picatrix is a compilation of many earlier works and represents, along
with De Imaginibus "On Images" of Thabit Ibn Qurra, the height of
astrological magic in terms of complexity and scope. Picatrix explains
not only how to create and ensoul magical statues and talismans, but
even speaks of whole cities constructed using the principles of
astrological magic. This combination of practical application and
theoretical rigor made Picatrix a key source for Renaissance mages
like Cornelius Agrippa and Marsilio Ficino.
The solar return or birthday chart, is a powerful technique for
understanding the year ahead. Every year when the Sun returns to its
natal position, it brings a whole new configuration, one that
emphasizes particular parts of the birth potential, a zoom on the key
issues of the year ahead. These charts provide a rich context for
transits and progressions and deepen our understanding of both
psychological processes and outer events.
The Sun and Moon form a
nineteen year cycle in the solar Return, with the Moon moving through
the elements in a repeating pattern. In addition we will look at the
resonance patterns with the birth chart, at angularities, and house
repetitions as significant keys to the year ahead. Most of all, we
will focus on the importance of the Moon, key to understanding the
mysteries of the Solar Return.
Please note: This lecture uses tropical astrology.
Once again, as it does every 584 days or so, Venus will retrograde between
October 8 - November 18, 2010. We will learn all about the cycle of Venus
including the planet's retrograde cycle, inferior/superior conjunctions
with the Sun, heliacal risings/settings, transition from Evening to Morning
Star and back again, and its eight year period when it returns to its own position.
We will see what ancient omens say about it, how these forecasts are as relevant
today as they were then, and discover how these positions, easy to compute, provide
amazing forecasting tools by which we can pinpoint with amazing precision both personal
and mundane events. Even if you have heard Ronnie talk about the cycle before, this
lecture will focus on this particular retrograde and the transition from evening
to morning star.
Traditional astrologers combined several annual predictive techniques when
looking at solar revolutions (solar returns). Among the most important of
these were profections and transits. Profections were a staple of professional
practice since antiquity, and are simple yet powerful tools for understanding
annual trends. They involve choosing a "Lord of the Yea" which defines the
general matters of the year, and an analysis of its condition, place, and
aspects. And unlike modern practice, transits were not a primary or initial
predictive tool: rather, transits were subordinated to, and understood in light
of, other key planets such as the Lord of the Year. Drawing on my recent
translations of Masha'allah and Abu Ma'shar for my Persian Nativities series,
this talk will show students how to delineate and combine profections with
transits in a traditional way.
This method for trading
stocks was first described in Bill's book Planetary Stock Trading in 1994.
The technique has become more refined since that time. The condition of the
natal first trade horoscope at the time of earnings announcements has a great
effect upon the subsequent price reaction. The basic concept of the first-trade
horoscope and the methodology will be explained. Case studies and future
projections will be utilized.
The T-Square is potentially a very productive aspect due to the pressure or
tension it produces. Pressure or tension can be a driving force that promotes
change and hence growth. This presentation develops the prototype concept that
is applicable to every T-Square, applying it to each quadruplicity of cardinal,
fixed and mutable patterns.
Each planet is examined at the apex as well as the
resolution through the empty leg that can prevent the potential tension from
turning to debilitating stress. Many examples will be included of people who
have made this a powerfully productive pattern. If you don't have one natally,
they occur through progressions and transits.
If we accept the premise that the Ascendant is eighty percent of the astrological
chart, we can appreciate the need to have a clear image of the Ascendant in order
to understand the chart. The Ascendant represents the life of the body, the mental,
moral, and intellectual constitution of the person, and the factors that condition
the formation of the person's temperament.
The whole chart is the microcosm - the universe born with the native that dies
when the native dies. If we accept the idea that "Character is destiny", we see
the importance of the Midheaven as the destiny each person undergoes as a
consequence of our actions and undertakings, and as the honors and dignities
accorded us as a result. From only the First and Tenth Houses, the planets
located in those houses, and the planets that rule there we see whether the
person's life is fortunate or unfortunate.
The Midheaven, like all else in the chart, depends on the Ascendant as our lives
depend on ourselves. As we form our character, we realize the destiny character shapes.
Through his client histories, Moses has researched the results of nearly 10,000
different relocations. He enjoys having the perspective of using both modern and
traditional western astrologies along with Hindu astrology, and these points of
view, along with his own passion for new research, have given him a somewhat
revolutionary view on the subject of locational astrology. He employs methods
that are both simple and sophisticated, and he brings with him tales from
inside the trenches of client work on the cutting edge of locational astrology.
Financial astrologers were able to forecast the 2008 global crisis several years
in advance. Roy will explain how this was possible and interpret the astro-cycles
until 2024 to consider whether world economic policies since 2008 have solved the
crisis or merely delayed and made it worse? What realities will the Pluto in Capricorn
period, and especially the outer-planetary/nodal cardinal cross trigger building
to 2011, be forcing upon us?
And from a mundane viewpoint, what role may ecological realities and disasters play?
How key is the relationship between President Obama and Prime Minister Cameron?
How sound is the apparent shift of economic power to Asia? Do the astro-cycles
suggest growth will be a source of salvation, or a barrier to genuine prosperity
Our talk on the genethliacal revolutions (or more commonly called today, the
solar returns) unfolds the force, depth, and utility of this traditional
forecasting technique. We discuss first how the particular times of events
are first and primarily caused by the so-called primary directions formed
by the primary motion of the natal chart.
We show through examples how primary directions that are in agreement with the
natal chart can do nothing without a corresponding solar return. It is the solar
return that acts (through similarity of configuration with the natal chart) as a
cooperating or concordant cause that reduces the potential of natal chart and its
corresponding primary directions to an actual event.
The force of both the natal and its directions is only a potential, and for this
potential to be reduced to an actual event, there must be a cooperating efficient
cause, and that cause is the similarity of the revolution's configuration with
the natal chart.
We draw examples from the rise and fall of some of the great names in history
and modern times to demonstrate the principles of solar revolutions.
Combining ancient metaphysics and modern psychology, Evolutionary Astrology suits
the needs and views of a large segment of the astrologically-oriented population.
As a psychologist assumes that forgotten experiences and emotional conditions in
one’s early childhood affect adult experience, similarly in evolutionary astrology
we assume an impact from unresolved prior-life dynamics. Behind your familiar birth
chart lies another chart, one whose existence you have never suspected. We believe
that it provides a parable that parallels actual past lives and that their effects
are visibly discernible in one’s present circumstances. Over the past two generations,
astrologers have been learning a set of techniques for lifting these subtle
fingerprints from the birth chart. Join Steven for a brief introduction to a new
world of astrological interpretation.
In this introduction to temperament and how it can be used in astrological practice,
Dorian will explain the ancient concept of temperament and its long history in astrology.
She will talk about the qualities hot, cold, wet and dry as components of the
elements, planets, signs and humors; and the humors themselves: choleric, melancholic,
sanguine and phlegmatic.
Why is temperament something astrologers should use
in chart interpretation? What is your temperament, and how is it reflected in
your birth chart? How does your temperament fit (or not) with the people in
your life? You'll go away with techniques for using temperament in your own practice.
Although there is not extensive material on prenatal eclipse and it's relation to
our life stories, I consider them especially useful pinpointing major life themes
within the astrological counseling when it is used side by side with the natal
chart. The themes of the sign of the prenatal eclipse and the natal condition of
it's traditonal ruler casts valuable information about the general direction in
life and the certain issues of the native.
We can look at the prenatal eclipse's sign as a broad canvas which can be painted
by our natal chart. Furthermore, it is the prenatal lunation, syzygy or prevention
which gives us interesting additional clues about how we realise our natal
promise. In this talk, we are going to have practical examples showing the
effectiveness of this crucial astrological points.
We usually consider the slow planet's transits from a global and social perspective,
but we rarely deepen its consequences in each natal chart's individual destiny,
except analyzing the house it crosses and its aspects.
But the whole time that elapses during the passing of a trans-saturnine through
a particular sign has important sequels, considering certain concurrent factors.
This is, not only the particular symbolism in this case of Pluto and Capricorn
conjoined, but also the situation in the Natal Chart of Pluto, the signs and
houses (sic) it rules, Saturn's sign and house position, and the set of natal
aspects that Pluto will make during its pass, independently of when they may happen.
We will illustrate the theoretical basis of these affirmations by giving examples
of renowned historical persons who lived under this strong transit.
The concept of light that creates the universe is a key idea of Greek philosophy.
It was developed through ages by several thinkers, to start with Plato, Plotinus,
Robert Grosseteste, St. Augustin, Arab philosophers and to finish with Johannes
Kepler. Light was associated with 'nous' or consciousness and a horoscope had
been examined as a tool to discover and understand one's destiny in the world.
Every component of the horoscope was considered from the point of view of
the 'sect', or division into light and darkness, day and night.
The presented material will demonstrate Hellenistic astrological approach
towards the sect (night or day) of the birth chart, the meaning of the planets
in connection with the sect and practical application of the astrological sect
and chart interpretation based on the night or day birth time.
We will examine several astrological predictive techniques based on the sect
and will apply the concept of the sect to the chart rectification.
If you do enough charts, you will encounter someone with a stellium
in Leo who is not obviously dramatic or self-centered, or a person
with a stellium in Scorpio who is not particularly charismatic, etc.
From encountering many "exceptions to the rules" over the years, I
have revised my understanding of the zodiac signs. Ideas and hints
from other astrologers have also helped.
We will look at charts of
people who do not fit the usual descriptions: belligerent Cancer,
non-materialistic Taurus, and meek Aries. Are other things in the
chart or blocks in energy flow, or do we need to look deeper at how
zodiac signs really work? I do think we need to look deeper, and in
doing so we gain some fresh insights
In this lecture, Laura will present and discuss two very crucial pieces of the
delineation puzzle ~ Dispositors and Rulers. Definition: A dispositor is a planet
that rules the sign another planet is in and rulers are planets that rule the
houses; based on what sign is on the house cusp. With these essential pieces
you add an amazing level of dimension, depth and understanding to the underlying
issues in any chart reading that you might otherwise miss.
Learn how to discern the subtleties and nuances of any planetary and house
interpretation; whether you are looking at a natal chart, solar return,
progression or composite. This is a nuts and bolts lecture, designed to give
you grounded and useful tools.
In late antiquity and during the medieval era, experience was often organized
form astrology's seven visible planets. In this lecture we converse with medieval
Europe's greatest poet and compare our understanding of astrology's planetary
symbolism with his.
This talk presents astrology's planets and how Dante uses in the Divine Comedy.
In Hell there is no sky and planets in Hell but its structure follows the
planets' elemental qualities and their status as benefics or malefics. Purgatory
is the place of purification structured by the planets' affinities to the "Seven
Cardinal Sins". The first seven of the ten divisions of Paradise are astrology's
planets and all contains people and environments that reflecting the planets themselves.
On Karmic and non-karmic astrology, some features of Tibetan astrology and its
destiny in the modern world. Tibetan astrology is least known in the West, it is
very difficult to meet real master of Tibetan astrology even in Tibet. This
tradition is on the verge of disappearance, but it contains a lot of invaluable
practical material for modern astrologers.
Tibetan astrology is closely connected to the Buddhist esoteric practices, and
to the doctrines of ancient pre-Buddhist Tibetan tradition Bon. It consists of
several sections; the biggest and most important of them are Kartsi - "white astrology" and Nagtsi - "black astrology".
Kartsi system is similar (but not identical) to the Indian astrology, Nagtsi
system - to the Chinese astrology, though they are not simple borrowing or a
copy - there is a lot of original Tibetan material.
Besides this there are two mysterious units of the Tibetan astrology that
sometimes are allocated into separate systems and sometimes are included into
the structure of the White astrology that is astrology of Kalachakra and Yangchar,
or "Ascending vowels".
In the course or the lecture we shall consider components of Black and White
astrology, "The Wheel of Life" or the archetype of the Universe and its
analogy to the Western astrological system, and discuss astrology as a spiritual
way to Liberation.
Many astrologers believe that there are no bad signs, malefic planets, or
dreadful aspects. If this is so, and the birth chart is a true reflection
of the person, then how do we account for the existence of aberrant and
pathological behavior? Aren't there bad, malicious, and dreadful people in
the world? Are there bad charts or is every chart, as Richard Idemon once
wrote, the perfect chart? Can one discern the chart of a saint from a sinner?
This presentation will focus upon the extreme expressions of sign/planet/house
dynamics and is designed to foster insight toward understanding our own capacity
for immoral, problematic, and harmful behavior, recognizing that a person without
shadow is also a person without substance.
1. It is wise to frequently review the basic principles of any art or science
as this enables the practitioner to keep said principles in mind and easily
accessible, thus facilitating their appropriate and timely application.
2. This is especially true in Judicial Astrology where the human brain is
challenged to analyze large quanta of relevant information all of which must
lead to a correct conclusion
3. In Ancient (Greek) Astrology and certainly in Arabic Astrology the
principles of Astrology and astrological delineation are often found embedded
in the rules of judgment.
4. Delineation must precede Prediction.
5. By delineation is meant identification of the chart's promise-only this
shows us what is predictable.
6. The basis of delineation in any chart is fourfold: esse planetarum,
substantia signorum, determination domum, testimonia non-planetarum (eg. We
consider Arabic Parts, Fixed Stars and other relevant astrologicals. See 7, below.)
7. The basic protocols for delineation are: Planet's nature, Planet in Sign,
Planet in Sign in House like Russian Dolls - one inside the other.
8. The Planet qua planet is a universal. As such it is incomprehensible to
us but we can apprehend that it is more than capable of establishing its nature
in this or that region of the
zodiac and house. At this stage the planet may signify something congruent with
its nature. However, the said planetary nature is so universal as to be truly
general; actively influencing all
things/forms equally and thoroughly.
9. In order for the astrologer to reduce the universal power represented by the
Planet's notum (aka glyph/symbol) the said planetary power, being one, must enter
into the universal polarity. This can in nowise be effected otherwise than by it
being introduced into a context where the said polarization is enforced upon it.
This context is the Zodiac with its alternating masculine and feminine signs.
10. Finally the Houses provide a concrete context in which the above Planetary
and Zodiacal influences manifest. The astrologer desires to see congruency between
the predicted reality and the actual manifested event.
11. All this will be exemplified by reference to a natal chart.
A generation ago, most of us held a job for the better part of our lives,
retired at age 59 or 65, received a gold watch and a pension and that was that.
Now, we are living longer, and with the rise of the "cultural creative" class
(an outgrowth of the "Human Potential" movement), a greater percentage of us are
self employed and/or find ourselves with second and third careers well into our 80's.
Where in the horoscope can we find those all important clues to vocation, multiple
careers, and professional fulfillment? How can we use our horoscopes for direction,
timing, and to jumpstart a new career?
In this presentation, we will focus on the role of the outer planets (natally,
by transit and progression), the midheaven and 10th house (vocation), the second
house (what's of value to the individual), parental/societal influences, and
other "turning point" indicators.
The epic of Gigamesh recounts the magnificent deeds and travels of the greatest
king of Uruk in ancient Mesopotamia. Gilagamesh lived in ancient Sumeria about
2,700 BCE. The story of his distinguished life and accomplishments was written
down shortly after his death and was maintained as a literary tradition through
the Akkadian, Babylonian and Assyrian periods in the ancient near east.
Even though the story was reserved for a select few in the ancient past it has a
read with the eye of one who is familiar with traditional philosophy and, most
especially, alchemy, it comes perfectly alive.
The story abounds with the most fundamental images in the ancient tradition of
the alchemical arts. Foremost in this imagery was the fact that Gilgamesh was a
king, thereby showing that this is a story directly related to the royal art. His
tremendous feats of action form a perfect series of alchemical accomplishments.
Events in the epic lead Gilgamesh on a truly remarkable journey to the land of
Utnupishtim of the faraway, who had survived the flood. It is there in the faraway
land that Gilgamesh comes face to face with the fundamental problem that he is so
determined to solve.
This tale brings the relationship between human consciousness, demonic existence
and divine power to a fascinating and exhilarating height.
This talk will expand on this very topic and attempt to bring forth all the wonder
and grandeur of this great epic tale.