Here we explore some of astrology’s symbol systems and some applications to philosophy and spirituality. Critically examining some features of modern astrology that have become standard over the past several decades.
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.
Many astrologers in the last century have correlated signs, planets, and houses in ways that have brought confusion to astrology and distorted its range of application. Here I would like to look critically at the modern affiliation of the sign Aquarius with the planet Uranus, that Uranus is the “modern” ruler of Aquarius.