12.6.21

Cryptocurrency astrology #2 ~ Manipulation


Markets have always been and will always be subject to manipulation. Big institutions, big media, social media, FUD, 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?

22.5.21

Cryptocurrency astrology #1 ~ Bitcoin basics


Cryptocurrencies are an important part of the future of money. Some people even think of Bitcoin as digital gold. But whatever your opinion might be, there's another reason why cryptocurrencies are interesting from an astrological point of view: lots of timestamps.  

23.3.21

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. Let's take a look at his unusual talent through the lens of astrology.

24.10.20

A Philosophy of Astrology #5 ~ The Geometry


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.

21.10.20

A Philosophy of Astrology #4 ~ The Subjectivity


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

17.10.20

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.

13.10.20

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 metaphysical processes, that have deep roots in physical reality. Call it a web of meaning, or Indra's net, or even astrological order.

12.10.20

A Philosophy of Astrology #1 ~ The Intro


Astrology is a deep and fascinating subject. Some say it's nonsense, others are hearing the voice of the Gods. Philosophical paradigm wars aside, let's analyze some of the basics of the astrological mindset.

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.

24.8.19

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'.

29.6.19

Astrological tarot spreads


Astrology + Tarot can be a powerful combination. The house-based 'Astrological' or 'Zodiac' spread seems to be the most popular starting point. But if your astrology isn't based on the concept of houses, you might prefer spreads that use planets, asteroids or harmonics.

28.1.19

Greta Thunberg ~ Wounded healer


In Greta Thunberg's horoscope the Sun is conjunct Chiron, the Wounded Healer. That's saying a lot. Also a quirky Venus square Uranus and an empowering Jupiter trine Pluto. Planetary Golden Aspects are strong for Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. Asteroid themes include singleminded leader and hunter. Neither modest nor meek.

19.1.19

The aesthetic fallacy


Hard scientists love to project concepts like elegance and beauty on simple equations like E = mc². A revealing choice perhaps, but also quite absurd. Economic use of symbols is really about compressing a body of theory and data to its absolute limit. But if beauty = max compression, the most beautiful painting would be 100% abstract.