Oscar Wilde or the anatomy of the Big Slap

When something remarkable happens, the kind of thing everybody talks about, there's a 99% chance that the asteroids have something to say about it too. The big slap during this year's Oscars is a classic.


Asteroids and volcanoes

In this post we’ll look at ‘confirmed’ volcanic eruptions in Italy in the 16th and 17th century with a known start date. In the astrological chart for each eruption the positions of asteroids Vulcano, Etna, Vesuvius and Stromboli are of special interest.

A Philosophy of Astrology #6 ~ The Science

For most people with a scientific background it's simply common sense that all things astrological are nonsense, when in fact, there's solid quantitative research to back up various astrological claims. Very few professional scientists have reviewed it.


Cryptocurrency astrology #2 ~ Manipulation

Markets are subject to manipulation. Big institutions, big media, trolling billionaires, governments, central banks and regulators have the power to move markets. But what's moving those movers and shakers? Or to quote Robert Anton Wilson: what's really going on?


Cryptocurrency astrology #1 ~ Bitcoin basics

Cryptocurrencies will be an important part of future money. Some people think of Bitcoin as digital gold. But whatever your opinion might be, cryptocurrencies are also interesting from an astrological point of view: lots of timestamps and significator asteroids.  


Jacob Collier's astrological muses

A week ago Jacob Collier won his fifth Granny. Not bad, considering that he was born on the 2nd of August 1994 (in London). Collier has Mozartian levels of musical skill, and he knows how to use Youtube. Watching him perform is a humbling experience for most musicians.


A Philosophy of Astrology #5 ~ The Numbers

Cosmic objects often arrange themselves in a plane. Our Solar System is relatively flat. Saturn's rings are flat too. Pluto and Damocles may have dramatic orbits, but most rocks prefer to dance around in a tightly choreographed disc-like formation. Aspects like conjunction and opposition contribute to the shaping of disc-like structures.


A Philosophy of Astrology #4 ~ The Subjectivity

The astrological realm is filled with signs, symbols and stories. Each (semiotic) sign points to a field of potential meanings. Interpretation of signs happens inside the heads of astrologers. They all think differently, and interpretation is a subjective business.


A Philosophy of Astrology #3 ~ The Coherence

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


A Philosophy of Astrology #2 ~ The Web

If we take the astrological claim serious, we assume that reality as it appears to us and life as we know it are in some sense synchronized by symbolic processes, that somehow transcend the physis~psyche duality. Call it a web of meaning, or even astrological order.


A Philosophy of Astrology #1 ~ The Intro

Astrology is a deep, and also a controversial subject. Skeptics claim that it's based on delusions, superstition or 'magical thinking' while believers are hearing the voice of the Gods. Paradigm wars aside, let's take a look at some of the basics of the astrological mindset.


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.


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.


Asteroid tales ~ C.G. Jung's Red Book

Carl Jung's influence on contemporary astrology is considerable. He introduced new ideas that remain popular, like collective unconscious, archetype and synchronicity. In some sense Jung was also an astrologer, although he didn't do a lot of 'cookbook-astrology'.