Symmetrical Astrology provides an alternate approach to chart interpretation as it combines traditional techniques and modern mid-point principles such as found in Uranian Astrology. It is a work in progress spanning close to 100 years.
Many of the fundamental principles of astrology are based on symmetry. Best known is the distribution of signs by element and quality, a scheme that is based on equal distances along the ecliptic and that produces perfect triangles and squares. Focusing on this idea of symmetry, Symmetrical Astrology breaks from the past without losing the conceptual basis of astrological practice. It uses the core technique of Uranian Astrology as initially developed by Alfred Witte. It also incorporates work by Arthur Blackwell, who developed a practical three-dimensional method of looking at the heavens. Taken together, these concepts open up an amazing amount of data and possible research possibilities.
Instructor: Bruce Scofield.
This course considers a range of astrological techniques that share a common principle – symmetry. Much of astrology is done using signs, houses and aspects which are essentially spatial, but do not necessarily involve symmetricality. The astrological chart itself is a grid on which planets are located in specific compartments, i.e. houses and signs. The planets can be shown to relate to each other by aspects based on the the division of the circle by various integers. In this way a delineation is produced. In this course we will consider only astrological techniques that are based on symmetry, which turns out to be quite a few.