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Advanced Astrology (cont.)

The Lunation Cycle
   Part One
   Part Two

Part of Fortune
   Part One
   Part Two

Part of Fortune in the Signs

Part of Fortune and Planets

Part of Fortune Surprises

Retrograde Planets
   Part One
   Part Two
   Part Three
   - Transiting Retrograde Planets A

   Part Four
   - Transiting Retrograde Planets B

   Part Five
   - Surprises About Retrograde
     Planets

   Part Six
   - More Surprises About Retrograde
     Planets


Libra Ingress 1997

The Void of Course Moon
   Part One
   Part Two
   Part Three

Advanced Techniques
   Part One
   Part Two
   Part Three

Planetary Hours
   Part One
   Part Two
   Part Three
   Part Four

Capricorn Ingress, 1997

New Year's Resolutions

Lunations 1998

Using New and Full Moons

Eclipses

Reading the Chart
   Part One: Chart-As-A-Whole
   Part Two: Chart-As-A-Whole
   Part Three: Examples
   Part Four: Examples (cont.)

Total Solar Eclipse

Astrologers' Dilemma
   - Clinton's Birth Data


Lunar Eclipse

Aries Ingress 1988

Decanates
   Part One
   Part Two
   Part Three
   Part Four
   Part Five

Advanced Techniques:
Part One

Astrology has been practiced for thousands of years as humans tried to find some sense of order out of the chaos that they encountered in the world about them. Throughout these years, Astrology has adapted to scientific insights as these became evident to mankind. Different schools of Astrology have evolved. We have Heliocentric, Geocentric, Siderial, Tropical, Vedic, Chinese, and combinations of these, to name a few. Surprisingly, in the hands of competent Astrologers, all of the schools of Astrology seem to work.

Astrologers have been able to incorporate into their science the "newly" discovered planets Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. Some Astrologers also work with the "newly" discovered Asteroids. (When the science is thousands of years old, even a few hundred years since discovery qualifies Uranus as "new.")

As of now, the various schools of Astrology have established within themselves a relatively standard baseline for all of their Astrologers. I call this baseline "Classical Astrology."

Take, for example, the school of Geocentric Tropical Astrology. This is the most commonly followed school, and the most commonly practiced Astrology in the United States today. This school incorporates the known planets through Pluto, treats the Sun and Moon as planets, uses twelve zodiacal signs with zero Aries starting at the Vernal Equinox, uses twelve houses (here there are many choices: Placidus, Koch, Campanus, Morinus, Regiomantanis, Porphyry, Meridian, and Equal) and works with a well-defined set of Aspects (Conjunction, Opposition, Trine, Square, Sextile, etc.) The Midheaven, the Ascendant, and the Nodes of the Moon are also employed in the classical Geocentric Tropical school.

Some Astrologers successfully confine their study to the system described above. Others, as stated before, incorporate and find meaning in the Asteroids, in Chiron, in Fixed Stars, and in Comets as they approach the Earth. Other Astrologers experiment with non-standard aspects and with less popular house systems and find merit in these variations on the classical approach. Just as there are Astrologers who add items to classical Astrology as noted above, there are also Astrologers who use fewer items. There is a school of Astrology which does not include the use of the Moon's Nodes. I know some competent Astrologers who believe that we have not had enough time to fully observe and understand Pluto, and do not include Pluto in the horoscope. I know another competent Astrologer who does not use Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto, claiming that what was good enough for the Ancients is good enough for him.

All in all, there is more Astrological knowledge than any practitioner can employ for any one client. The Astrologer must pick and choose from this bounty. And bounty it is! Even within the bounds of Classical Geocentric Tropical Astrology, we have techniques as diverse as Harmonics, Astro*Carto*Graphy, Geodetic Equivalents, Johndro Charts, Composite Charts, Solar and Lunar Returns, and various predictive techniques.

From time to time, there have been a few Astrologers blessed with the genius intellect who have looked beyond the safety of staying within the bounds of their classical school and who have developed new insights.

One such genius was Alfred Witte. He was a well-trained Classical Astrologer who found the popular body of knowledge, useful as it was, still was unable to fully describe the chaos of World War One and the turmoil of post-war Germany. He and his students resurrected some ancient forgotten techniques such as midpoints, and invented some new ones, such as the use of a movable dial and Planetary Pictures. Their work became known as the "Hamburg School of Astrology." From their work there evolved the basis for the "Uranian System of Astrology" and from the "Uranian System of Astrology" emerged a simpler system known now as "Cosmobiology."

Both the "Uranian System of Astrology" and "Cosmobiology" employ many of the concepts of Classical Geocentric Tropical Astrology and those who use the newer systems typically use them concurrent with the classical analysis.

In the articles to follow, I shall describe some of the techniques of the Uranian System of Astrology and of Cosmobiology.

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