Universal Astrology is what the Hellenistic Astrologers called what we term “mundane astrology today. It was the art of studying the “big picture” that affected states and nations. Originally, it was the only form of astrology, because the only folks who could retain astrologers were the kings, queens and warlords (we do have to eat), and all they really were concerned about was establishing a dynasty or how they could hold on to their power.
Since very ancient times, various astrologers and philosophers began to divide up the world they knew into zones of specific planetary or zodiacal interest. Monuments like the Pyramids, Stonehenge and various others were oriented, however, directly on the stars – their antiquity predates the zodiac and its even divisions. They were used to predict eclipses, forecast weather and other things, but they were, first and foremost, calendars that were only inaccurate by fractional amounts.
Eventually, temples were sited and built into patterns that either were directly under certain stars, or formed a “grid” that connected them. Statues were erected under specific alignments, just as talismans were made; the philosophy was based on the idea that starlight is magic, and this was the way to anchor the celestial light on earth, so that the benefits received from them would last as long as the stars themselves.
As we became better at calculation, and defining accurate planetary and stellar alignments, much of the old craft was lost, due to the dominance of the church militant, and for other reasons – but the discovery of the outer planets and the possibilities of new coordinate systems has allowed us to add a whole new dimension to this art.
Today we can study long spans of history, and compute the planetary positions within very tight tolerances, even on cellphones. This is the primary focus of these posts; how astrology relates to place, the economy, history and the fate of the nations. Just to give a preview as to what is coming up over the next few months, here’s a list as to some of the subjects I’ll cover:
- The Geodetic Map, or the earth grid
- Astral Geography and Astral Maps
- Seasonal charts, Eclipses and Grand Alignments
- Universal Astrology, the economy and history
- Universal Astrology and political systems
- Universal Astrology and world leaders
- Universal Astrology and the financial markets
- Universal Astrology and war
- Universal Astrology and natural disasters
Yep, those are my projects for the spring and summer, although I will be finishing up threads on resonance and other matters. I’m not putting these posts in the Novice Notes, because although the material is introductory, there will be plenty of food for thought in these posts even for practicing astrologers.
So watch for updates and enjoy, as we explore the ancient and modern world with astrology… Oh, and here’s the geodetic map, which I will refer to often in these posts.