Investigating Correspondences Between Numerology and Astrology Part 2 — Introducing Cheiro’s Numerology System (Chaldean)

In part 1 of this series, I gave an introduction to the foundations of numerology. In the following parts, I am going to introduce you to three different numerology systems. I’ll start with the one known as the Chaldean numerology system as practised by Cheiro. After reading this article, you will know how to calculate your personal numbers according to this system. You will also get practical advice on how to use your numbers best in daily life. Continue reading Investigating Correspondences Between Numerology and Astrology Part 2 — Introducing Cheiro’s Numerology System (Chaldean)

Investigating Correspondences Between Numerology and Astrology Part 1 — Foundations of Numerology

Numerology is easy, so it seems. In case you wanted to know the number your name makes you just need to pick a table which shows you the numerical value assigned to the letters of the alphabet. With the help of this table, you then convert your name into a series of numbers. Lastly, you add all the numbers together, and voilà—there you have your name number!

But wait, what if you get interested in the ‘How’ behind the assignments of numbers to letters? What if you wanted to know the original source of the table you just used? If you are also familiar with astrology, you might start to wonder if there are correspondences between numerological and astrological symbolism. Soon you notice that there are many numerology systems, and they all use more or less different assignments of numbers to letters and planets. You become also aware that those systems vary in how they are used and interpreted. Suddenly, you find yourself in a state of great confusion. Welcome to the jungle of numerology systems! Continue reading Investigating Correspondences Between Numerology and Astrology Part 1 — Foundations of Numerology

Acquiring a Proper Astrological Toolbox — Final Thoughts About Chris Brennan’s Hellenistic Astrology Course

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

What You See Is What You Believe, What You Believe Is What You See — About Astrology and Worldview

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

Reconstructing the Self — Memories of a Saturn Return (aka 30’s Crisis)

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)

The 4 Big Celestial Events of a Year — The Foundation of the Seasons and the Tropical Zodiac

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