24.10.20

A Philosophy of Astrology #5 ~ The Geometry


In the previous episode i was complaining and being negative. I suggested that astrologers ignore celestial information that can be used to sharpen or disambiguate their interpretations. In this episode i'll complain some more, but this time about the use of aspects.

21.10.20

A Philosophy of Astrology #4 ~ The Subjectivity


In the previous episode the astrological world view was characterized as 'essentially holistic' because it integrates planets and people, cosmos and consciousness, in a deeply coherent way. So why do critics think astrology is superstitious nonsense?

17.10.20

A Philosophy of Astrology #3 ~ The Coherence


For thousands of years, astrologers worked with the Sun, the Moon and the planets that are visible with the naked eye, from Mercury to Saturn. A relatively small selection of stars, often the brighter ones, was also considered. Nowadays new asteroids, stars, black holes and so on are discovered automatically on a daily basis. Some of these newly discovered celestial objects are relevant for astrologers.

13.10.20

A Philosophy of Astrology #2 ~ The Web


If we look at basic claims of astrology, and take them serious, it seems that reality as it appears to us, and life as we know it, are informed by a holistic, deeply mysterious web of synchronized symbolic concepts and processes.

12.10.20

A Philosophy of Astrology #1 ~ The Intro


Let's try to think about astrology. Is it absurd? Is it meaningless? Is it the voice of the Gods? And what do we mean by astrology and by philosophy?

20.9.20

Predicting the American election with asteroids

Predictive astrology is hard. Richard Tarnas explains it like this: "astrology is archetypally predictive". Meaning you can only predict in a general sense which kinds of qualitative influences are to be expected at a certain moment. You can see which dice will be rolling, but the numbers they're going to land on are anyone's guess.

1.5.20

The astrology of 2020



Chill out folks. Astrologers knew. And altho it's bad, it's probably not the end of the world. Let Richard Tarnas school you.