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how astrology works, part 9: the Rosetta Stone of meaning

In my last post I introduced Arthur M. Young’s book The Geometry of Meaning, in which he shows how the deep, metaphysical aspect of every situation can be symbolized by numbers and angles—specifically the number 4 and the right angles formed … Continue reading

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how astrology works, part 8: “all meaning is an angle”

I intend to conclude my brief exploration of the “mechanism” behind the effectiveness of astrology with what I hope will be my deepest thoughts on the workings of number. For, as I said in my last post in this series, … Continue reading

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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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how astrology works, part 3: don’t do your own thing

In my last post I said that it was my study of the art of storytelling that eventually brought me to an understanding of why astrology works. Science might be able to show that astrology works—this is what Carl Jung attempted … Continue reading

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how astrology works, part 2

In a recent post I talked about my quest to understand why astrology appears to work. A big step in that direction was my discovery of Carl Jung’s concept of synchronicity, which he called “an acausal connecting principle” that functions … Continue reading

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astrology works—but how?

I’m talking about the Age of Pisces, the 2,200-year astrological age now drawing to a close. In my last post I explained the phenomenon of the precession of the equinoxes, which gives rise to the astrological ages. (I didn’t mention … Continue reading

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The Age of Pisces 101: precession of the equinoxes

I’ve promised to write more about my work in progress, The Age of Pisces. But where to begin? What to say about such a large project? I can start with the title. The Age of Pisces is a reference to … Continue reading

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