Finally, after 17 months of excessive reading and studying the foundations of Western astrology, I finished Chris Brennan’s Hellenistic Astrology Course and got my Certificate of Completion. Here are my thoughts about studying astrology through this course. Continue reading Acquiring a Proper Astrological Toolbox — Final Thoughts About Chris Brennan’s Hellenistic Astrology Course
Sitting in front of some tasty food in a Chinese restaurant downtown, my dear friend asks me the following question: “Has studying astrology changed the way you see the world?” There is, of course, a short answer to this question. But far more interesting is to ponder a while about the connection between astrology and worldview, which I will do in the light of the Emerald Tablet and the first two chapters of Genesis. Continue reading What You See Is What You Believe, What You Believe Is What You See — About Astrology and Worldview
I’m reading the last pages of ‘Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend‘, written by Robert Wilkinson. Once again, my thoughts take me back a couple of years ago, when I was experiencing my first Saturn Return – or 30’s crisis, as some call it… Continue reading Reconstructing the Self — Memories of a Saturn Return (aka 30’s Crisis)
This article gives a brief visual introduction to the four celestial events that are determining the four seasons of a year. Those are the equinoxes and solstices, which are also the foundation of the tropical zodiac and western astrology. Continue reading The 4 Big Celestial Events of a Year — The Foundation of the Seasons and the Tropical Zodiac
“Astrology is the mathematical art and science of the cycles of life. Using astrology, we can correlate time with all that manifests in the material, emotional, mental and spiritual levels of existence. It reveals the larger patterns of meaning at any given stage of life or experience, and because it measures cycles, astrology marks the “action beats” of how and when things appear and disappear, both in an individual life, as well as in the world at large.”
Robert Wilkinson in ‘Saturn: Spiritual Master, Spiritual Friend’. 2016. Fifth Ray Publishing.
While studying the meanings of the planets in traditional astrology, I decided to make a table containing significations of the seven traditional planets, found in the 2nd-century astrologer Vettius Valens’ work called Anthology, in English, German and Finnish. I thought this could be useful for somebody, so I decided to publish the table here on my blog. Continue reading Meanings of the Planets in Traditional Astrology — Translations of Vettius Valens