The Part of Fortune is often in a very interesting exact degree aspect at significant points in people’s lives. This connection may seem obvious, but I am not convinced of its ‘fortunate’ nature.
-- Corinna Hurst
The author of this article, Corinna Hurst, is working toward her diploma in the Kepler Certificate Program. She selected the Part of Fortune to examine more closely for an assignment in her course on Symmetry in Astrology with Bruce Scofield. This paper represents her journey testing whether or not the generally accepted meaning of the Part of Fortune applies in actual practice.
The Astrological Association and the Astrological Journal proudly presents a competition for original essays by young astrologers. We are looking for great new talent ready to show the world their astrological ideas.
If you are aged between 18 and 35 years old by the closing date of 1st August 2013 you could enter and be our winner!
£100, your essay published in the Journal and free AA membership and Astrological Journal for 1 year
£50, your essay published in the Journal and free AA membership and Astrological Journal for 1 year
£25 and your essay published in the Journal
4th and 5th prize
Your essay published in the Journal
We would like young astrological writers to send us their essays (up to 3,500 words) on any astrological topic. Maybe you have a fascinating Horary story to tell, you have insights into the current world astrology, traditional techniques or the latest psychological ideas. Whatever your astrological focus we want to hear from you and have great prizes to give out as well as the chance to be published in the UK’s prestigious Astrological Journal.
Get writing – we can’t wait to hear from you!
Instructors; Joseph Crane and Enid Newberg
Each individual 4-week session is $200; $530 if you take all three.
Is there a quality in natal astrology that is specifically about that part of ourselves we call the soul? What symbols in the chart can be used to represent the soul? Is this soul immortal? It is part of the body, the mind, or the emotions? Is the soul unity or multiple? Does the soul transcend this life? Can soul be modified by good or bad actions?
These are just a few of the questions that philosophers, theologians and astrologers alike have asked from ancient to modern times. This course explores both the questions about soul and different astrological approaches from the Ancient pagans through the Renaissance and into modern times with the Theosophical movement and Evolutionary Astrology. Along the way, students will investigate the many ways to include these concepts of soul into the practice of astrology.
Each week students will work with how different astrologers approached the question of soul in the astrological chart, including the underlying philosophy and the technique involved. Students will be expected practice with these techniques in their assignments. Each week, there will also be a 90 minute online conference where students can work with each other and the instructors to question and further explore the concepts involved.
E520A. Soul as Psyche: Astrology and Character (the Soul captured by time and space)
E520B. Being Alive: Soul and its Connection to the Cosmos (the Soul’s journey throughout space)
E520C. Soul: Eternally Recurring and Evolving (the Soul’s journey throughout time)
Instructor: Gary Christen
If Astrology only has a past, it has no future
This course delves into what distinguishes Symmetrical Astrology from anything else that has come before it. It will be an understanding of why astrology needs a complete break from its past without losing the conceptual basis of the field.
Symmetrical Astrology is a work in progress spanning close to 100 years. While the core technique of Uranian Astrology is widely practiced all over the world, Alfred Witte, the principle designer, could only re-conceptualize what was available in his era and more discoveries in our field have been made since his time.
Many practitioners think that his ideas mainly concern funny dials and non-existent planets and such opinions are wrong. Witte thoroughly examined all the available ancient sources (and prior to WW1 these sources were considerable), creating underlying principles that conceptually tied together previously unrelated material. However, he wasn’t exposed to any knowledge of the emerging discoveries of pre-Greek astrology.
Witte didn’t study Mayan or Babylonian sources as most didn’t exist or weren’t accessible in a useable way during his era. His development of a language of astrology and other viewpoints were based on planes and the Greek concept of the horoscope as a point in time – very two-dimensional. Arthur Blackwell conceived of the Babylonian direction early on as the translations of the cuneiform texts became available to the scholarly public. Blackwell introduced three-dimensional, very practical ways of looking at the heavens. His concepts combined with Witte’s core elements opens up an amazing amount of data and possible research possibilities.
Rob Hand has suggested that astrology is a dangerous knowledge that, by its very existence, threatens the current worldview and scientific paradigm. He provides the spark to make our work have great meaning and purpose. I consider these concepts to be his greatest contribution to the field.
In this course, we will learn these underlying principles in a practical, useful way. You should, by the end, be equipped to help build new and modern astrological forms to bring what was known in the past into the new cultural world that is emerging and transforming everything.
This is not a beginning course. Students should have a strong grounding in the basic astrological symbols and natal interpretation.
The Uranian system of astrology, also known as the Hamburg School of Astrology, had its origins in the early part of the twentieth century. It was first established by Alfred Witte (1878-1943) and his student and colleague Friederich Sieggrum (1877-1951), both well-known German astrologers.
Uranian astrology, and its offshoot Cosmobiology developed a specific set of highly useful techniques. Most well known are midpoints and the 90 degree dial, which have gained wide usage. But there is far more to Uranian astrology than just these two methods.
The techniques of Uranian astrology are precise and specific in both their natal interpretations and their application to pinpointing events.
EV101 Introduction to Evolutionary Astrology-The Pluto Material (Laura Nalbandian)
Note, this course is 13 weeks and begins June 13.
This course uses Jeffry Green's groundbreaking material on Pluto to explore the nature of the soul in the natal chart. We'll start with the discussion of the three evolutionary states of consciousness and the basic rules of the Pluto methodology. Students will then move onto exploring the twelve house placements of Pluto.
E400 Astronomy for Astrologers (Bruce Scofield)
Astronomy and astrology have the same origins in the explorations and explanations of the visual sky. The primary focus of this will be on solar system astronomy and fixed stars as seen from the perspective of someone looking up into the sky.
WR204 Practicum for Natal Interpretation (Karen McCauley and Bruce Scofield)
This intermediate-level course is designed for students of astrology who know the symbols but have difficulty synthesizing their meaning into a coherent interpretation. Students and instructors will work together on natal charts in this highly interactive course on delineation.
Recently two new moons were discovered orbiting Pluto. They were called P4 and P5 (pretty dull). Planetary astronomer Mark Showalter announced a contest on February 13, 2013 where the public was asked to help name the newest discoveries. The named suggested needed to come from Greek mythology.
With the help of Star Trek fans, the most popular name turned out to be Vulcan followed by Cerberus. Vulcan was the Roman god of fire and is a nephew of Pluto. Cerberus was the three-headed hound that guarded the gates to the underworld. Go to http://www.plutorocks.com/to see how the voting came out. For more details about how Vulcan got in the running, click here.
The voting results do not automatically mean that P4 and P5 will end up being called Vulcan and Cerberus. SETI is going to recommend the winning names to the International Astronomical Union — the organization ultimately responsible for naming the moons. While the IAU will take the results into consideration, they have final say over in naming these tiny moons.
Pluto's three bigger moons already had mythological names: Charon, the ferryman of Hades; Nix for the night goddess; and the multi-headed monster Hydra. Charon is almost as large as Pluto, so some astronomers consider them to be a double-planet system.
February 15, 2013 will be a close flyby of an asteroid named 2012 DA14. This is a smaller asteroid (although its impact would be quite large if it hit the earth), about 50 meters in size--to small to see without a telescope. There is an interesting video that shows its near-earth pass from the perspective of the asteroid on the website Universe Today.
If you don't have a telescope, you will still be able to see a near-earth visitor when comet PANSTARRS gets closer in March. For those of you in the Southern Hemisphere, you should have the best views from now to the end of February. The Southern Hemisphere is also where the comet Lemmon can barely be seen as a greenish glow right now.
Comet ISON will become visible as early as October, could be as bright as the full moon. NASA has caught it's first pictures at 493 million miles away. Read More
Julia Purdy, former Kepler College MA student, and Mark Richardson recently released their first astrological applications for mobile devices. This article is about the challenges they faced.
How to create an astrology application for mobile devices in three easy steps:
The trick to getting a commitment from your developer in step three requires that he be totally oblivious to the complexities of astrology and the scope of effort required to build this idea of yours, until things have progressed to a point that there is no turning back.
By Walter C. Cambra, M.A. (F. R. C.)
The last unsolved riddle in The Sibylline Oracles suggests there is an arcane name for the Heavenly Father of Jesus-the-Christ. The numerical value total for the letters of the Heavenly Father’s name conceals two occult features which, when elucidated, reveal the Heavenly Father to be the source of light in its physical and metaphysical aspects.
The proposed solution to the last unsolved riddle explains the solar/astronomical context for the riddle and its connection with the magic square of the sun, from which are generated significant numerical triplicities such as 666 in The Book of Revelation 13:18 in the New English Bible, 888 in Book One of The Sibylline Oracles, and 999 mentioned in The Kabala of Numbers.
Chart rectification can be challenging and different astrologers have advocated different methods. In the final class of the certificate, Moving the Chart in Time (W112), students have a chance to test different methods. Corinna Hurst, a student from the Certificate program, has volunteered to share her Week 6 assignment. Corinna started studying at Kepler in the fall of 2010, starting at the beginning with W101 Introduction to Astrological Symbolism and Practice.
Week 6 assignment for W112 Rectification class taught by Carol Tebbs (Fall term 2012-2013)