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.


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.


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


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.