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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 Three


In the previous articles of this series the story of the development of the Uranian System of Astrology and of Cosmobiology was told. Both are outgrowths of the pioneer work of Alfred Witte and the Hamburg School. Emphasis in the prior article was directed toward Cosmobiology with a brief discussion of its high points. Let us focus now on the Uranian System.

To repeat some material from prior articles, recall that Hans Niggemann, a student and friend of Witte, emigrated to the USA and, among other jobs, he taught and practiced astrology. He kept in touch with the continuing work of the Hamburg School and he published several books about the new system. He named the new system "The Uranian System of Astrology" (sometimes referred to as Uranian Astrology or the Uranian System.)

The major distinguishing features of the Uranian System are the use of Planetary Pictures, the use of the 90 degree dial, the use of the 360 degree dial, and the use of the eight TransNeptunian "Planets."

In Cosmobiology, a midpoint is usually looked upon as significant when some other planet (natally, by solar arc, or by transit) occupies that midpoint. What if the midpoint of A and B were not, by any means, occupied by C? Cosmobiology ignores this condition. Not so with the Uranian System. Unique to the Uranian System is the investigation of a midpoint location (axis) when there is no planet occupying the midpoint. Here is born the concept of the "planetary picture."

A planetary picture is a combination of three or more zodiacal elements around a common axis. For example, if the midpoint of A+B is the same as the midpoint of C+D, we would have a planetary picture. Another way that you may see this situation written is A/B=C/D. The Uranian Astrologer extrapolates from this equation the formula A+B-C=D or A+B-D=C. There are many combinations developed when planets are substituted for A, B, C, and D (such as MA+JU-SU=MO). All of the possible combinations have been assigned meanings by the originators of the Uranian System. Most of those meanings were developed to reflect the technology, views, and interests of the World War I era. I have found it necessary to augment these definitions to reflect modern times.

One important use of Planetary Pictures is to find the natal promise or potential in a person's horoscope. Another important use is to find the time when a solar arc direction will complete a planetary picture. So, when you ask a question of the chart, you can know if it will occur, or when it will occur. The planet that completes the planetary picture, by its nature and definition, describes the answer.


The original work of Witte employed a 360 degree dial, and some Uranian Astrologers still use the 360 degree dial. However, this type dial was speedily augmented by the 90 degree dial. I prefer to use the 90 degree dial, and have created my own version, called the Star*Dial System.

The use of the 90 degree dial permits us to investigate any axis for natal meanings with a view of the horoscope that shows all the hard aspects at once. Some dials show not only the conjunction, square, and opposition, but also the semi-square, sesquiquadrate, and semi-octile at a glance. With a dial like this, you are reading the horoscope in the second, fourth, eighth, and sixteenth harmonics. It is somewhat like clicking the lens on your microscope to enlarge and clarify what you are looking at.

I have previously mentioned the eight TransNeptunian "planets" of the Uranian System. They are so named because they were postulated when Neptune was thought to be our outermost planet. We have more than seventy years' experience using them in horoscopes. There is not enough space available in this article to describe these eight planets in detail. They may be the topic of a future article.

The preceding description of the Uranian System may appear complicated. But in truth the system is logical and straightforward. Any competent astrologer can learn the system and reap the rich rewards that it offers.

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