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 antiscia that also use symmetrical principles.
Instructor: Bruce Scofield.
This independent study course has 6 months for completion
Much of astrology is done using signs, houses, and aspects which are essentially spatial but do not necessarily involve symmetry. 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 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. 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.