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From Edmond Wollmann <wollmann@rohan.sdsu.edu>:
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Subject: Astro definitions

All Follow-Up: Re: Astro definitions
Date: Fri, 02 Jan 1998 22:32:15 -0800

Astrology is the study of the synchronistic interaction of the psyche,
the physical world and the resulting momentums (physical effects)-or
experiences from it.
When blended with other paradigms of the helping professions it becomes
a powerful tool of insight, and guide to remediation psychologically
towards redefinition and reframing of psychic material on all levels.
Astrology combined with psychology assists us in taking responsibility
for the creation of our reality through the recognition and
understanding of HOW these projected versions of our psyche and
experience have been created, through our choices in belief and
definition of the self.

The horoscope can be likened to a photograph of the solar system
(geocentric perspective of the heavens) at the time of your birth from
the place of your birth of the positions of the planets against the
backdrop of Constellation configurations, or division of the equinox
(areas of space). It reflects a web or matrix of vibrational frequency
(explained as wave-forms in holographic terms), which is then
interpreted (not known currently in a mechanistic way) by the astrologer
or psychologist.

 The Horoscope is a map of the mathematical relationship of the planets
to the earth and each other at the time of our birth. It reflects
individuality and
identity, it does not cause it. The planets REFLECT the archetypal
references (existing as ideas) that are inherent in the Multiverse (many
layered universe) holographically. These archetypes were refined in
delineation by the noted psychologist, Carl Jung. These "ideas" are
reflected in all that we see around us because we are one with the
universe and are that reality. Physical reality is a projection-a
version of consciousness in material form.

 Perhaps this is where superstitious and uninformed beliefs about
astrology being a mechanistic cause rather than a synchronistic
reflection-comes from.

Here are a few of the unsubstantiated assumptions about astrology;

1) Astrology is a subject that one either "believes" in or not.

Astrology is not a religion or cult. Therefore faith is not required for
it to function. It is a subject that can be known and is operationally
obvious once it is learned. Hence the concept of believing in it is an
effect of the misperception of what it is. We cannot believe or not
believe in something that we know nothing about anyway. The sciences 
are belief systems it is acknowledged (See Kuhn and "The Nature of
Scientific Revolutions").

2) Astrology must be an Art or a Science.

Astrology is an Art/Science. The scientific aspect is in the horoscope's
construction, calculation, and mathematical interrelationship
measurements between astronomical bodies against galactic backdrop
(geometries). The art aspect is in the intuited blending of astrological
significators into psychodynamic awareness and the communication of this
awareness and remediation to client. This part, like all crafts, must be
mastered before application can ensue. Physics is now demonstrating that
the consciousness of the observer is intimately connected with the
creation of the observed (Please review "The Self-Aware Universe" by
Amit Goswami). Astrology contains science-but science cannot contain
astrology.

3) Astrology must be proven scientifically before we can accept it as
valid.

Astrology and science are two different ways of investigating the
universe. The horoscope like art, requires sensibilities not found in
science. However, astrology does contain science found in science. But
astrology is more than science as described above and cannot limit its
application to such a focused and exclusive subject as science.
Science is an ELEMENT of astrology. Since astrology is an Art/Science
only the scientific aspects can stand empiricism. The Art of
interpretation may be open to debate as to style or application, but
VALIDITY is always based on service to client or public-as is
psychology,
stock market forecasting, weather forecasting or earthquake prediction
NONE of which are totally empirically working models. 
Service is the client's or the served's decision and evaluation as to
life
quality enhancement.

4) Astrology influences human behavior.

This myth is the most difficult for everyone. We create our EXPERIENTIAL
reality utterly and only as the end product of what we believe or have
been taught to believe is true (although it must be stated emphatically
that most of these definitions are held in an unconscious state and must
be acknowledged). The horoscope "causes" nothing. It is a synchronistic
reflection of other aspects of the self and its definitions OF reality
at
any given moment. A vibrational frequency determination based on the
self's definitions. The illusion of external reality is just that, real
while you are focused and oriented to it-but an illusion none-the-less
"All That Is" or God is all that is, and we are all the different ways
that "All That Is" has of expressing itself within the creation that it
is-eternally. Philosophers and Religions have long known that the
"kingdom of heaven is within". This is NOT a new idea.

The value of astrology is in the ability through this reflection to
understand these beliefs and definitions that we may possess
unconsciously
so that we can acknowledge and own them, once you own them you can
redefine them. You cannot change something you do not own! Life is a
configuration of CHOICES. Nothing in the universe has built in meaning,
we give it meaning by the definitions we hold AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT. We
then attach this meaning to things, then we extract that meaning from
the
neutral props known as physical reality. Astrology helps us understand
WHAT meanings we may be attaching to "things" and hence WHY we extract
what we do.

Positive meaning in-positive effect out, negative effect in-negative
effect out. This is a simple mechanistic psychological understanding.
Psychological mechanics- which the observer then observes, creates,
establishes theories of, propagates ideas of, collects data from makes
hypothesis about and otherwise CHOOSES TO MAKE IT SO!
Yes- we create en mass an agreed upon collectively established reality
that appears to be fixed. This is necessary, or we would all have no
common ground on which to RELATE and share the experience we call
physicality.

But that in no sense means that we are bound 100% to it. Each of us
created the "hallway" of experiential choice at incarnation reflected
through the horoscope.
 Our actions-unless consciously acknowledged from unconscious belief and
momentum-are just REactions to the prescription the oversoul (ourselves)
made as a choice of general thematic "hallway" experiences. The free
will of the physical self (the oversoul in its physical VERSION) then
chooses HOW it will go down this "hallway" but go down this "hallway" we
have already WILLED.
 Our creations have shown this, that even COLLECTIVE limitations are
mass imposed- we have gone to the moon and back. So we can redefine
THAT reality at any given moment as well. It is a preferential choice.

Astrology's best use, is for the enhancement of awareness, alleviation
of self imposed limitation, and the promotion of self actualization and
empowerment through self discovery and positive individuation.

Posting with these basic understandings is greatly appreciated.
-- 
Edmond H. Wollmann P.M.A.F.A.          
 1997 Altair Publications
Astrological Consulting
http://www.flex.com/~jai/astrology/info/alt.astrology.faq.html

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