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Traditional and Modern astrology: a philosophical exploration (part 5 - Pythagoras)

Pythagoras and the Magic of Numbers

It is probably redundant to say that most everything in our Universe can be understood through numbers. Mathematics is truly the universal language, the secrets of which were first explored and brought to our consciousness by Pythagoras who lived from about 570 to 495 BCE. 715 more words

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Traditional and modern astrology: a philosophical exploration (part 4)

How does Greek Philosophy Relate to Astrology?

Horoscopic astrology developed alongside the ideas of classical Greek philosophy. It could be said that the observation of the sky and planetary motions inspired much philosophical musing. 608 more words

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Traditional and Modern astrology: a philosophical exploration (part 3 - the birth of modern astrology)

The industrial revolution (1750 – 1850) changed the lives of ordinary people and had a profound effect on society. The shift from an agriculturally based economy to a manufacturing one saw a decline in rural population and an increase in urban living. 561 more words

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Traditional and Modern astrology: a philosophical exploration (part 2 - history)

While we may never know exactly how or when horoscopic astrology first began. We do know that it sprung out of a time and place that was greatly influenced by the cosmological ideas of the Babylonian, the celestial religions of the Egyptians, the Hermetic magical understanding of correspondence in nature and the philosophies of the great classical thinkers and their schools, including Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle and the Stoics. 1,907 more words

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Traditional and Modern Astrology: a philosophical exploration (part 1)

Once we enter the world of traditional astrology our view of life and the world changes. It is very difficult not to be influenced by the great astrologers that came before us. 710 more words

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Electional Astrology Case Study: Erecting the Inception Chart in an Unfavorable period

Last year, I was informed by our boss at that we will have a company wide contract signing. Unfortunately, the astrological factors during that time were really bad. 1,114 more words

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Interpreting Reception: The Symmetrical and Complementary Relationship of Planets

I was reading Jay Haley’s book Strategies of Psychotherapy and the terms Complimentary and Symmetrical Relationship are predominantly used. As I was reading it, the concept of Reception came to my mind.  652 more words

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