21. “I deserve your fury!” Blessed are the peacemakers.

“I deserve your Fury!”  These words are attributable to Freddie Mercury, at least how he is portrayed in the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” during a scene where he attempts to re-engage his bandmates after a long absence.  Freddie was seeking no truce, but a Peace. An apology would have delivered a truce. “I deserve your Fury”… Continue reading 21. “I deserve your fury!” Blessed are the peacemakers.

20. By the Numbers: the Wisdom of Tarot

The Western Mystery Tradition considers the Tarot its most visually compelling self-development practice, contrast Astrology, Kabbalah, Spiritual Alchemy, and Gematria. Tarot may also be the most tactile of Western hermetic arts—the cards are literally touched (palpated) by the hands of the reader.  In certain instances the reader and the client shuffle or select the cards.… Continue reading 20. By the Numbers: the Wisdom of Tarot

19. Covid-19 and Pluto

On March 20, 23 and April 1, 2020, Mars will complete a transit of Jupiter, Pluto and Saturn in that order.  The fact that this transit can take place in a matter of weeks tells us how close Pluto, Jupiter and Saturn are one to the other. Their proximity in Capricorn is a very rare… Continue reading 19. Covid-19 and Pluto

18. Venus, Mars, Eros…tattoo

“Some dance to remember, Some dance to forget…”  This is a reminder how incarnated experience serves each of us differently at different times in our journey.  It is a marvel we don’t find the asymmetry, non-overlapping variability of the human condition more crazy making!  Is there anybody out there who gets me, in here?  Rhetorical… Continue reading 18. Venus, Mars, Eros…tattoo

17. Ever Rethinking the Lord’s Prayer

In our last Post, our first Practicum,  we looked at the symbols for planets.  We also introduced a concept most often associated with harmony—the Alchemical concept of octaves—and we suggested some planets are ‘higher octaves’ of other planets.  Neptune, for example, is considered the higher octave of Venus. Octaves resonate one with the other because… Continue reading 17. Ever Rethinking the Lord’s Prayer

16. Practicum 1.1– How and Why we Draw the Planets

Symbols, not words! Symbols, not words, are used to convey the content of the horoscope. Earth is the cosmic address of our incarnation into history. Earth is our literal and existential home.  Existential awareness is shaped by waking and non-waking experience. The Western Mystery Tradition values the natal horoscope as a metaphysical idiom for curating… Continue reading 16. Practicum 1.1– How and Why we Draw the Planets

15. The Dragon’s Head

Before we embark on this post—The Dragon’s Head, let us prepare for a pleasant journey. Our destination?  A discussion of Draconic Astrology as a thoughtful augmentation of the Natal horoscope.  The lens for this special viewing—reconsidering the Moon’s North Node as guide. Draco, in Greek, is dragon.  Draconic Astrology is a special, if rarely explored, subset… Continue reading 15. The Dragon’s Head

14. The Salt Puppet

In earlier posts we have introduced a Western Mystery tradition known as “sacred degrees of the horoscope” notably expressed as the symbols comprising the Sabian Mysteries.  In Posts 10 and 11 we quote extensively from La Volasfera–an early text which codifies telepathically discerned interpretations of all 360 degrees comprising the horoscope. La Volasfera is a… Continue reading 14. The Salt Puppet

13. Love…the unsummoned quanta of meaning.

Welcome to the Astrologers’ Folio Post No. 13— a homily on Love. The language of Love has long been associated with aspirational art and wisdom literature. Secular sounding words like unsummoned and quanta, do they seem out of place? And meaning, are we talking about meaning as Love…as an object of ultimate concern? Are we… Continue reading 13. Love…the unsummoned quanta of meaning.

12. The basis for a philosophy of Western Astrology.

Happy 50th Anniversary—first manned Lunar landing, 20 July 1969! If we think about Western Astrology, philosophically, what question or questions are we trying to solve? Who am I? What am I doing? Where am I going? Defined for today’s aspirant: A philosophy is one way to think about the world including one’s experience of self… Continue reading 12. The basis for a philosophy of Western Astrology.