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.