Monthly Archives: May 2015

how astrology works, part 7: the mysteries of number

In part 6 I looked briefly at one aspect of where astrological “meanings” come from, namely the empirical approach of making observations of the world in the light of the symbolism connected with the named planets and signs. Taking the … Continue reading

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how astrology works, part 6: of planets, metals, and revolutions

In part 5 I got as far as suggesting that the connection between the placement of planets and stars in the sky and events here on Earth is not a physical one, but rather one of meaning, a meaning that rides along … Continue reading

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how astrology works, part 5: holding the mirror up to nature

In my last post I discussed the 4 levels of meaning in a story, as established (so I believe) by the grammarians of the ancient library of Alexandria. If you’re curious about how all this relates to astrology, stick with … Continue reading

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how astrology works, part 4: of women and wasps

As I mentioned in my last post, my reflections on why astrology appears to work eventually came to be illuminated by my researches into the art of storytelling. I got as far as describing briefly the ancient approach to the … Continue reading

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