Kepler is highlighting astrological research throughout the month of September. Amy Shapiro has published the results of her research on careers and astrology in her new book Forces At Work. This book is for students and practitioners who want to look at parallels between Astrology and Career Development. Based on an original Career Survey conducted between 1990-92, and a follow-up in 2012-13, cases show the arcs of people’s careers and subtle forces that guided their choices, correlated to their charts. The findings are a long-term study of cosmic and psycho-dynamic links between Astrology and Career Theory with over 80 natal chart observations. Chapter 2, Geocosmic Career Indicators, surveys ancient-to-modern Astro-Career Theories with insights by Austrian Astrologer, Dr. Oskar Adler, a fresh look at the Gauquelin Sectors, Part of Fortune, Asteroids, Chiron, Ceres and Eris, with cases of famous people’s charts with a prominent Eris: Sigmund Freud, Arnold Schoenberg, Joan Baez, Princess Diana, Steve Jobs and John Stewart. In each, Eris serves the role of ‘Provocateur’ as a catalyst for evolutionary forces. In a special Resources section, Kepler College is recognized as a resource for Astrologers. Chapters 3 to 6 group 58 cases by their Sun/Moon/Horizon relation, and a chapter on Career Counseling gives practical advice to help your clients with career decisions.
In the Foreword, Economist, Ed Kaznocha writes: “Aptitude tests and counseling help us to gain insight, yet do not touch on our inner, hard-to-express wants and needs. As Amy describes: ‘Forces at Work combines self-perception, motivation, astrology and career theory in the interplay of visible and invisible realms.’ Her research and this book achieve what no economic or statistical study can do.”
By Walter Cambra
The center of our solar system is the Sun, the Giver of Life, and light to the whole system. It is the principal influence throughout the whole system of astrology and is the representative of Self. The Sun is the giver of the life principle, or the breath of life, and when manifesting in the physical world the Sun represents the specialized life or Prana in each separate individual.
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.
Numerous studies have shown a link between season of birth and personality, mood swings, age when babies crawl and more. But before getting too excited, we should consider what these studies showing a seasonal biological effect are measuring and what the implications might be for astrology.
A 2010 study "provides the first evidence for seasonal imprinting of biological clocks in mammals." Using baby mice, the researchers showed that the imprinting at birth had "dramatic effects on the reaction of the biological clock to changes in season later in life." But the imprinting was not specific to the actual time of birth. "Exactly when the imprinting occurs during the three-week period leading up to weaning and whether the effect is temporary or permanent are questions the scientists intend to address in future experiments."
Other studies have shown that there is a link between our biological clock and diabetes, that fiddling with our biological clock can suppress cancer, that babies born in the winter and early spring have a higher risk of schizophrenia, and that the month of birth can affect allergies. The issue for astrologers is that these differences are specific to latitude. In other words, January in the northern hemisphere shows the same results as July in the southern hemisphere. And it appears that these differences do not show up on the equator.
So, does this type of research really provide positive evidence for Sun sign astrology? If so, does this mean we need to modify how we practice astrology to better account for seasonal variations by latitude?