Elements, Signs, Houses, Planets and Luminaries. The Elements of Universe, according to Western Mystery and philosophical traditions, include Fire, Water, Air, Earth. In Universe all material expression (contrast energetic expression) derives from the combining and re-combining of Elements—from quanta to animated life itself. This conceptualization is as old as the pre-Socratic fragments dating to… Continue reading 5. First Principles of Astrology as Language
Quoting from issue No. 3 of the AF “We shall not rush, but rather move deliberately to describe topics important to understanding the structure and intelligibility of the horoscope…” This line was written 12 August 2016. Perhaps, if we are not going to rush, we could pick up the pace? We may be too accustomed… Continue reading 4. Inner & Outer Experience
Today we test new waters. We move from the sublime to the granular—from sweeping comments about waking and non-waking states, to a technical introduction of the Ascendant and its role in the hands of the Astrologer. Astrology anyone? When the editors at AF began studying astrology in the late 1960s every angle of every constellation… Continue reading 3. Imaginal Aptitude—What if we don’t get it?
It seems to please us, travelers all, to think of the journey this way: the zealator precedes the adept; the novice the sage; the apprentice the journeyman—when we know the mighty tree is present in the seed—and, bless the seed, it may only become a tree or try. A challenge facing the Astrologers’ Folio: how… Continue reading 2. Love and the river…let it be the Holy Grail, the Mystery of the Rood, the Great Prize…
We may thank the Polish speaking Lithuanian born poet and Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz for helping us consider our place in the world—perhaps, as he suggests, more powerfully defined by language than longitude and latitude. From his perspective, “Language is the only homeland.” The Western Mystery Tradition, a teacher-to-student conveyed legacy of the hermetic arts,… Continue reading 1. Welcome to the Astrologers’ Folio
The following assortment of links and illustrations are provided for study and research purposes. We consolidate this information in the No. 900 series pages for ease of reference. If you would like to introduce AF to a resource not listed, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Asrological Terms Dictionary. The dictionary of astrological terms selected… Continue reading No. 900 Western Mystery Tradition Terms & References