To the uninitiated, the science or art of Astrology appears complicated and its study too intricate to be followed or understood easily; this notion, however, is erroneous and is mainly caused by confusion of thought and the misconceptions which bias or prejudice has introduced into the subject.-from "Chapter 1: The Simplicity of Astrology"Some consider him the father of modern astrology, for in the early 20th century, prominent British astrology Alan Leo opened up the secrets of divination by the stars to the general public with his line of "Modern Astrology" manuals, a popular series of books that set off a craze for horoscopes that continues to this day. In this 1914 guide, Leo explains, in easy-to-understand language, the basic symbology that underlies the reading of the zodiac: the many aspects of the circle that can represent the solar system, the sun, and the moon; the cross, expressing the creative power of life and the physical body; the basic signs that signify each of the houses of the zodiac and each of the planets and what they metaphorically denote, and more. This is an invaluable resource for modern astrology buffs and those interested in the history of the paranormal.British astrologer WILLIAM FREDERICK ALLAN (1860-1917), a.k.a. Alan Leo, published Astrologer's Magazine as well as a line of astrological materials; he founded the Astrological Lodge of the Theosophical Society in 1915.
Over the centuries astrology has been a source of help to many people. Today, Jungian depth psychology has proven to be of great value in the therapy process. In this book, Alice O. Howell has successfully merged the wisdom of both disciplines, forming a warm and symbiotic relationship between them. Presented as a series of semi-autobiographical letters to an analyst friend, the author presents her ideas with a rare combination of humor and wisdom. It is an exciting, landmark work that brings into play the insights of Carl Jung alongside those of respected astrologers such as Marc Edmund Jones and Dane Rudhyar. Why and how astrology connects to the spiritual dimension is the underlying thrust of this book in which each chapter presents insightful, thought-provoking ideas and concepts that will help the reader better understand the chart from an esoteric perspective. Specific chapters focus on each of the planets, chart symbolism, karma, causality and synchronicity, ego and self, and the meaning of the chart. About this book, reviewers wrote: ..".Jungian Symbolism in Astrology has an intimate and personal flavor that makes it an extraordinary pleasure to read." Richard Nolle, Dell Horoscope ..".it can be enjoyed and understood by anyone with an interest in either Jung, astrology, or both." Kenneth Irving, American Astrology
The Semiotics of Symbols - Western Non-pictorial Ideograms
Author: Carl G. Liungman
Publisher: IOS Press
The book is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of Western ideograms ever published, unique in its search systems, that allows the reader to locate a symbol by defining just four of its visual characteristics. It is about our graphic cultural heritage as expressed in subway graffiti, fighter jets' signs and emergency exit symbols. It contains 2,300 symbols, 1,600 articles and streamlined reference functions. Ideogram scarved in mammoth teeth by Cro-Magnon men 25,000 years ago, put on modern household appliances by their manufacturers or sprayed on walls by political activists, are all presented in dictionary form for easy reference. Symbols cover current designs used in advertising, logotyping, architecture, design, decoration, religion, politics and astrology.
1969 Contents: the Birth of Astrology; the Planets Were Named for the Gods; Astrology of the Early Mediterranean Nations; the Swastika; Occult Astrology; the Symbolism of the Tarot Cards; the New Age is Here; Chart Comparisons.
Many books today simply widen the field of astrology by promoting newly created techniques or championing older historical methods for investigating every possible nook and cranny of a horoscope. In contrast, this award winning writer points the reader in a new direction toward deepening the way that we approach and think about astrology in these post modern times. Drawing upon the archetypal perspectives of Mircea Eliade, James Hillman, and Thomas Moore, the author presents a truly psychological astrology, an astrology of soul that can plumb the depths of our being, sounding out our centers in a manner that enriches our struggle to fully engage what it means to be human.
Essays on Astrology, Symbolism, and the Synchronistic Universe
Author: Ray Grasse
StarGates is a wide-ranging collection of essays on the art and science of astrology, exploring both the practical and philosophical aspects of this ancient discipline. Among the subjects discussed are the Great Ages, the astrology of anomalies, the United States' Pluto return, relationships and the 7th house, synchronicity and astrology, fate versus free will, traditional versus modern astrology, the search for Planet X, decoding the highest planet in the horoscope, the theory of correspondences, and much more."A stunning collection of essays from one of the astrology's most original thinkers. A must-have for every astrologer's collection." -Laurence Hillman, Planets in Play and Archetypes at Work
Each sign of the zodiac is a gateway to individual behaviour and psychological traits. In turn, these are represented in Jung's theory of archetypes -- the common experiences of the human race. Combining traditional astrology with Jung's theories, Karen Hamaker-Zondag gives students of astrology a firm foundation for interpreting charts. Planetary Symbolism in the Horoscope guides astrologers who want to understand the horoscope's psychological implications.
Examines the traditional wisdom of astrology in the light of Jungian psychology, revealing the horoscope as a picture of our psychic structure and a key to self-knowledge and personal growth. Beginning with an analysis of Jung's terminology, including archetypes, the collective unconscious, and the theory of synchronicity, the author explores the striking correspondence between Jung's theory of psychological types and the traditional astrological elements.
In her wide-ranging study The Daimon in Hellenistic Astrology, Dorian Greenbaum explores the daimon and astrology’s connections to fate, mythology, philosophy; Greek, Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Gnostic and Mithraic religion; the doctrine of lots and allotment; concepts of fortune, love and necessity.
Kirby's ten guided imagery journeys take you to the sun, the moon, and each of the planets. On the way she translates esoteric astrological symbols into personal images, explores the complex symbolism of the solar bodies, and offers interpretative guidelines to each journey.
The author explores the idea that the most powerful astrological technique is a quiet, meditative mind. The book presents astrology as a form of active meditation where we contemplate whatever is arising with expectancy, receptivity, and conscious use of will to shape what unfolds. The author presents meditations on the spiritual lessons of the planets and zodiacal signs, and, with the plentiful use of case histories, describes the technique of symbol amplification, which enables us to unfold the deepest meanings of chart symbols. The book ends with a discussion of astrology as a spiritual practice.
Publisher: Amer Federation of Astrologers Incorporated
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Focuses on the emotions, perceptions, feelings, impulses, urges & archetypes which live in the human psyche through dreams & are also alive in astrology through the symbolism of the signs & planets. By supplying the means, via which we can both communicate & make sense out of dream imagery, as well as by furnishing insight into individual & collective cycles, astrology becomes a valuable guide in the seemingly chaotic world of dreams. The transiting planets trigger the birth chart & affect dreams & the author has done a thorough job of interpreting the symbols that appear in dreams as influenced by astrological factors.
For the first time in the history of astrology, an entirely new method of reading horoscopes is given. The individual and personal stars of all individuals are explained by a series of star maps, showing how the age of the soul may be astrologically discovered. Complete instructions are provided for creating a star map from a horoscope.