Thursday, October 22, 2015

Aspirant Blogger

We got back yesterday evening. Nothing prepared for today so...
One of my earliest "still wet behind the blogger's ear" posts from September of 2006:
Astrology's Future

I have read that some astrologers are of the view that at some point in the future, maybe the far future (if man survives), through advanced computer technology and the cooperation of scientists, it will become clear that astrology and the "mechanism" behind it is far more complex than anyone can currently envisage. Astrology is VERY complex now, so the mind boggles at the thought that this is but the tip of an iceberg.

I've chewed on this idea, and amalgamated it with an idea of my own which has formed after many years of interest in astrology.

When, at last, astrologers and/or scientists are able to pinpoint the "mechanism" by which the planets can affect humans and their personality, I believe that it will prove simpler, not more complex than we think. Any complexity will be due to what happens when "whatever" is mixed with the multiplicity of inherited family traits we all carry in billions and billions of combinations and proportions. Astrologers will then need to be psychologists, biologists, and perhaps physicists too least it was short!


LB said...

Twilight ~ Inherited traits/archetypal energies and so much more. The mythology we use to interpret our astrology -and to understand ourselves- has been passed along from generation to generation for thousands of years.

I think more recently discovered (but less-popular) astrological bodies/points sometimes represent more specific archetypal energies. They add to our story or tell us something more, maybe from a slightly different cultural perspective ~ even if we choose to dismiss them.

Sometimes we forget how connected we all are and always have been, throughout time, though each of us is unique too.

Welcome home.:)

LB said...

Adding, (in case my comment wasn't clear), how archetypal forces and universal symbols exist within each of us, making themselves known whether or not we study astrology or mythology, or consciously acknowledge their existence.

We live them out each day, experiencing them through our internal/external struggles, relationship dynamics, synchronicities, dreams, intuitions and creativity.

Twilight said...

LB ~ Thanks! Yes, we all have Earth's DNA imprinted within us, we're all siblings, with cousins in the bird, animal, fish and insect kingdoms, not to mention Earth's plant-life.

Humans, some of us anyway, try to relate the million/billion/trillion varieties of our Earth DNA to what's going on above us in the skies. Whether or not that has been, and is, a valid way to go about understanding ourselves, we have done it for many centuries and still do it. Much of the time it appears to work - which must mean something - but not everything. :-)

Twilight said...

LB ~ PS- I have missed wishing you Many Happy Returns - don't know exact date but I've just noted that we're fast running out of Sun in Libra time. I guess your day might well have been and gone - a belated Happy Birthday from me anyway! :-)

LB said...

Thanks Twilight, for remembering.:)

Off topic, but have you guys seen "The Martian" yet? My husband and I saw it last week and enjoyed it.

Oh, something else I wanted to mention. I happened upon a great (used) book last week, a compilation of short essays written by various authors on the topic of
'shadow". In a bit of synchronicity, one of my favorite articles from the book was written by your astro-twin, W. Brugh Joy!

I'm glad I'm already on our library's wait-list for one of his books.

Twilight said...

LB ~ No, we haven't seen "The Martian" yet, but do intend to, one way or another. It was at our local cinema recently, but for some reason we didn't get to see it - husband dislikes night driving now, and we only get afternoon showings at weekends these days.
Maybe we'll rent the DVD once it's out. We (or he) also want(s) to see "Bridge of Spies" - maybe an afternoon this weekend.

Hmmm - a quinky-dinky coincidence then, that you happened across some of Brugh Joy's writing! :-)

mike said...

Were the leaves colorful or did you have to wear those rose-colored glasses? Your "wet behind the ears" blog post of September, 2006, implies this is at least your ninth year...when did you begin?

Regarding today's post, I would say that astrology DOES work to the degree that the practitioner understands it. There are many astrologers that are exceptionally talented. Michael Lutin wrote his essay that cost him his job: "A planetary configuration not seen since 1776 is coming our way, heralding chaos, revolution, and rebirth. Let the stars guide you through the coming storm." ( ) seemed too over-the-top at the time, but was prescient. Astrologer Raymond Merriman has won accolades for calling the economy and market trends more accurately than anyone else, including the economists and financial advisors. Astrologer Joan Quigley was given the wink-wink credit for keeping the Reagan presidency afloat and teflon-coated.

I've put many, many hours researching and studying astrology, but I've never studied the subject like I did algebra, trigonometry, and calculus...nor inorganic and organic chemistry, etc. I'm novice-level, at best. I had no astrology teachers, though they are available, as are internships, and some universities actually offer coursework in astrology now. Most online, internet astrologers describe themselves as self-trained...some are proficient, others expose their weaknesses...does calling oneself a professional astrologer endow the novice with extra knowledge?

Astronomy and astrology were once one-and-the-same, yet astronomy separated and continued to develop and gain scientific status, obtained through scientific principles, which have been minimally applied to astrology. Astrology was left in the dust of the ancients, with minimal future development and modifications, and now has more similarity with psychology (psychology is not a true science, either, but gets more respect!).

Then again, maybe astrology is too complex. There are about 400 potential, proposed planets in our solar system:

mike (again) said...

LB - Happy birthday...another trip around the Sun!

Anonymous said...

Notes ...

The progressed ruler of my ASC changed signs for the 3rd and last time in September.
My everyday nature is a bit different now, and I have one more major change in Feb.

I know Annie doesn't do Progressions :)
But I wonder what it would be like changing every 2 1/2 years? ... (for a Cancer Rise)

And why do the rest of us have a progressed rx mercury?


Happy Birthday LB!
Your SR was a very good day for a lot of people.


It is a Douglas C-133 Cargomaster behind the Blackbird.


LB said...

Thanks, mike and kidd.:)

This year's SR looks interesting, with the Moon (ruler of my SR's Cancer Ascendant) in Capricorn right on the Descendant, forming a close T-Square with Uranus in the 10th, exactly opposite my progressed NN, btw.

I remember reading somewhere (maybe Darkstar Astrology?) how with Solar Returns, the important thing is the combination of planets/points rather than specific aspects. So whether it's a square, trine, opposition or conjunction, it doesn't make much difference. We'll see!

Twilight said...

mike ~ Re leaves etc. see tomorrow's post. :-) My 1st blog was in August of 2006.
Re astrology - well - we all have our own ideas, and nobody - and I do mean nobody, even the best of the best astrologers, do not really know what they are dealing with. Therefore all is theory and supposition. Some of it works, some of it doesn't. I prefer a minimalist route for myself, that's what my "inner antenna" tells me is right. Others have their own antennae which are likely aimed differently from mine.

I do agree with your last paragraph. Will read the link in the morning.

Twilight said...

Anonymous/kidd ~ Progressions are not my thing - no. For me it makes astrology into something akin to a board game - as do some other "tools". That's just me - obtuse as ever, I guess.

Douglas C-133....blackbird ?? I must be tuning in to a different wavelength tonight. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I've been tracking progressions since 1979 ...

C-133? ... His Flickr stuff ...


Twilight said...

Anon/kidd ~ Ah - got it now! I have the info on to Himself - thank you!
He will add the new info at Flickr and credit you - and, if he remembers, will come in to say a nice "thank you" here. :-)

Twilight said...

Anon/kidd - No coffee no typee! Should read "I have passed the info on to himself....."

anyjazz said...

Thanks anon/kidd! I have added the identification to the comment section on the Flickr site under the Blackbird photograph.