Many of these articles explore the relationships between astrology and its symbol systems and western literature and psychology, traditional and modern. Others critically investigate some features of modern astrology that merit criticism.
The development of astrology in the West owes a great debt to the philosophy of the Stoics. Their depictions of human bondage and freedom, their quest for serenity and their emphasis on nobility of character continues to influence astrology’s techniques and astrology’s underlying understanding of the human condition.
He was one of the pioneers of the early Italian Renaissance and used traditional astrology in surprising and innovative ways, bringing astrology together with a neoplatonic worldview, natural magic, and an emphasis on healthy body and soul. It’s a pleasure to be teaching about him this summer.