Symbolism and Astrology: An Introduction to Esoteric Astrology

Author: Alan Leo

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 88

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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.

Symbols of Astrology

Author: Michael Delmar

Publisher: Editions Assouline


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 128

View: 179

Allows the reader to understand the meaning of the terms used in a horoscope: planets, houses, ascendants, solar revolutions, and invites us to plunge into the history and symbolism of the cosmos.

Horoscope Symbols

Author: Robert Hand

Publisher: Whitford Press


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 371

View: 288

An examination of the fundamental principles of astrology discusses the meanings of the various signs of the zodiac and the influence of the planets on human life

Jungian Symbolism in Astrology

Author: Alice O. Howell

Publisher: American Federation of Astr


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 726

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

Metaphysical Astrology

Author: John Hazelrigg

Publisher: Health Research Books



Page: 71

View: 852

1900 Contents: the Rational of Astrology; Inductive Astrology; Astrological Symbolism; Eclipses; Nature's Analogies.

Thought Signs

The Semiotics of Symbols - Western Non-pictorial Ideograms

Author: Carl G. Liungman

Publisher: IOS Press


Category: Science

Page: 698

View: 130

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.

More Mysteries of Astrology

Author: Mary Elsnau

Publisher: Health Research Books



Page: 59

View: 429

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.

Astrological Symbolism in Spenser's The Shepheardes Calender

The Cultural Background of a Literary Text

Author: J. Michael Richardson

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 563

View: 399

This is a detailed study that presents the hypothesis that Spenser fashioned his eclogues in accordance with the sign and planet governing each eclogue's month.

The Astrological Imagination

Where Psyche and Cosmos Meet

Author: Brad Hiljanen Kochunas

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 132

View: 842

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




Page: 348

View: 466

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

An Astrological Mandala

The Cycle of Transformations and Its 360 Symbolic Phases

Author: Dane Rudhyar

Publisher: Vintage


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 392

View: 221

Discusses human existence and the validity and meanings of the Sabian symbols in astrology

Planetary Symbolism in the Horoscope

Author: Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Publisher: Weiser Books


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 995

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.

Psychological Astrology

A Synthesis of Jungian Psychology and Astrology

Author: Karen Hamaker-Zondag

Publisher: Weiser Books


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

View: 110

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.

The Daimon in Hellenistic Astrology

Origins and Influence

Author: Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Social Science

Page: 600

View: 835

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.

Experiential Astrology

Symbolic Journeys Using Guided Imagery

Author: Babs Kirby



Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 191

View: 210

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.

Astrology and Meditation

Author: Greg Bogart

Publisher: The Wessex Astrologer


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 150

View: 262

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.

Astrology of Dreams

Author: Beth Koch

Publisher: Amer Federation of Astrologers Incorporated


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 130

View: 297

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.

Esoteric Astrology

Author: Alan Leo

Publisher: Simon and Schuster


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 318

View: 342

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.