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.
This course considers a range of astrological techniques and methods that share a common principle – symmetry. Uranian Astrology and the use of midpoints are obvious examples. But there are many other common techniques such as the distribution of elements and qualities, traditional rulerships and anticia that also use symmetrical principles.
Instructor: Bruce Scofield.
Independent study - students will have a maximum of 6 months for completion.
This course applies to the diploma electives. The course website will have readings, discussion forums, assignments and more. Students can contact the instructor at any time with questions.
Prerequisite - basic knowledge of astrology