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Astrology’s influence is not from planets which exist “out there” and physically influence our destiny. The planets influence us because of their affinity with, as well as expression of, the same laws as those used in creating (and continuing to create) our universe. We are a part, not apart from those universal laws. Their essence is mathematical, not physical.
I do not know about now, but I understand computing started out based on a two-digit algorithm. The way the instructions were written made those two digits--used again and again--so productive.
The genetic code created by DNA is comprised of four bases used again and again. Heredity does much of what it does using just those four bases. Their position and sequence--their environment relative to each other--determine how, and apparently even if--they manifest.
An astrological nativity is comprised of ten planets, twelve houses, and twelve signs. For the sake of argument, we could say planets are astrology’s equivalent to DNA’s bases. So, astrology has ten “bases”--six more than DNA. (If you are not interested in this section comparing this method to DNA, you can skip it by doing a search for "scientific method" which is below.)
This method creates a whole chart from each of the original 12 houses of the nativity. Each of those charts contains the original 10 planets of birth, their ten counterparts from time of conception, and each of their appropriate harmonic derivatives. The resultant "nativity" comprises twelve charts, each containing four sets of the original ten planets of our solar system. Each "base," then, is used 240 times per individual.
240 does not come close to matching the number of times the bases of DNA are used in the human genetic code. However, continuing with the analogy, astrological houses are to planets what position is to DNA’s bases. Planets express differently in each house just as bases express diversely in different positions. Signs have always been correlated with specific houses--Aries with the 1st house, Cancer with the 4th, Libra with the 7th, and so on. Therefore, signs also have something to do with position.
Ultimately, degree (there are 360 in each chart) is also related to position. That is, in any specific chart, a planet in one degree might be relatively inactive. In a different degree, the same planet could be crucial in defining the individual’s life.
Furthermore, all 240 astrological "bases" progress. They change degree, therefore position, throughout each individual's life. That means they (may) change sign. They (may) change house. Since all of them progress, they change in relationship to each other, which also alters the way they express.
Finally, planets in houses and signs often have timing, therefore position, implications. For instance, a planet in the 1st house usually first manifests its qualities in childhood. One in the 4th house often does not experience its full expression until the last years in life. Similarly, mercury, sponsoring mentation and representing youth, is usually experienced earlier than saturn, which has implications of decay, desiccation, and old age.
I have defined all the above qualities of astrology not about planets (i.e., "bases") as ones that are about position. This astrology has more than twice the number of bases than DNA. And because its positions per individual, as well as over generations, are in continual flux while those of DNA are primarily fixed, it has many more positions than does DNA. Position in astrology is not just linear--it is multidimensional. And, aside from the "limitation" of meaning of signs and planets--in this discussion that they must represent qualities of a human being-- is open-ended. We could, in fact, say the sum of each individual's set of 12 charts is an objective map of ongoing and apparently limitless subjective states, that is, our ongoing "take" on (and creation of our) reality.
A code comprised of so many fundamentals with so much possible variation promises tremendous diversity. It suggests dimensions unimaginable even with DNA. It delivers the “unimaginable”: the specifications for a human life--consisting of mind, feelings, body, material conditions, social conditions, mental and physical diseases, honors, susceptibilities and more, in fact everything about human life, both obvious and hidden--for each individual among an extremely wide variety of individuals existing through time and space. And it does it "correctly" for all of them (of course modified differently by the different physical, emotional, and mental cultures they are embedded in. We don't live in vacuums.)
Does all of this seem absurd? That may be, but how can it be more absurd than the already established and accepted reality that is genetics?
One might infer here that the implication is that there is nothing truly random about any human life. The question, I guess, is how non-random is it? Are there differing degrees of freedom for different people? Those interested in that old, poorly stated question, "is life Fated or do we have Free Will?" are encouraged to read: Creatolution--Creationism, Evolution and Astrospect Astrology, A Discussion. The conclusions generated by this form of astrology fall right in with statements made by Sages of all lands for all of written history. That is, that one is not free until he is free from his self. And to start with, he has to "know himself," which is not the simple journey implied by two such common words strung together.
What about the--American? Western? universal?--belief that "any one can be anything he wants?" Is it really true for any one? Does genetics deny that? What about astrology? Do they contradict human freedom? Who has truly examined that statement across the broad spectrum of human diversity? Over time? With what tool, using which fulcrum?
If, then, it is true astrology constitutes a code, that is, a set of specifications for making people in all their diversity, astrology’s code is rich enough to pull it off.
If, then, it is true astrology constitutes a code for making people consciousness with its accompanying material manifestations, astrology belongs not on the periphery, but in the hub of the human sciences.
Because if astrology constitutes a true code, then it behaves lawfully. If it behaves lawfully, then it is subject to the scrutiny, methods, formulations, and re-formulation of science.
Before going any further, we should review just what is scientific method. We want to tentatively answer, based on the material above, "can the scientific method be applied to this form of astrology?" Following are two links to papers written on the subject:
Introduction to the Scientific Method from the University of Rochester, and
A Long, Sophisticated Explanation on Scientific Method from Wikipedia (this was more than I wanted, but some readers might want to read all of it)
So, now we know that at birth this astrology yields 12 charts each containing 40 planets for each individual. We know that those forty planets are in constantly changing positions--not only are they different for each individual, but they change constantly over time within each individual's astrology. Such completely ascertainable positions yield far more astrological data per individual than any other method of astrology. And their unusually high research results firmly suggest that the birth chart alone, regardless of zodiac used, comprises only a part of the astrological deck (like a deck of cards) needed for productive research. This is hard to see because very successful astrologers exist who use either the tropical or sidereal birth chart, making it seem not only that the birth chart alone yields comprehensive astrological information, but also that both zodiacs are equally good astrological instruments. These artifacts are discussed further in the paper on the practical differences between tropical and sidereal astrology. Here is the link: Tropical and Sidereal Astrology.
The variety of information per individual produced by this method ought to make it highly suitable for research and application of the scientific method. If it doesn't organize data better than any other method (that is, if it doesn't show connections never before demonstrated, or if it doesn't simplify connections previously considered more complex), and if it does not yield reproducible results, then we can say the method appears invalid. But, this method does a superior job of organizing data more efficiently than other forms of astrology. And its results are reproducible. Evidence for same is in the papers and their addenda published on this site, all listed with links below. And they can be reproduced by any other astrologer because I have made the method, its derivation and principles, and its empirically-derived rules available in two other papers on this website. Their links are available at the very bottom of this page.
Observations, intuition, speculation, formal hypotheses, research, results. With new observations inconsistent with first hypotheses, then adjusted hypotheses, more research, more findings or not findings. This is consistent with scientific method, and is a process, for instance, that is the very core of research in the physical sciences.
Taking a longer, more social look at astrology, there are indications in ancient literature that astrology was once far more in ascendance than it is now. Understandably, many people today think its present debased status (it used to be a sacred science) an appropriate outcome for an out-dated superstition. Astrology, they believe, has died because it was based on the primitive, unscientific "belief" that the stars and planets influence human destiny.
On the other hand, perhaps astrology had to be suppressed, speaking teleologically, because it answered too many questions. It helped people see what could happen but not what they could do about it. By doing that, it sponsored too many vices--especially the vice of fatality. (Even worse, the vice of believing one knows what will happen.) More importantly, by answering too many questions, it impeded development of Western rationality and the sciences it fostered.
Before it was suppressed (or died, depending on your point of view), astrology answered questions relevant to the world view that existed then. It has better answers--and different questions!--for the world view that exists now.
Astrology can still sponsor many vices. A chart is, after all, a map of the individual’s consciousness, deep and superficial. As the papers on saints and gurus of east and west demonstrate, these astrological charts even demonstrate the individual's potential for higher consciousness. Aside from super consciousness, which, strictly speaking, does not really belong to man, his two other possible levels of consciousness, waking and sub-, sponsor so much of his life. Consciousness looking at itself is often tricky. Consciousness looking at its potential trajectory through time can get down-right scary. So, astrology is not for every one. It is not even for most people. It does have a unique quality that could benefit everybody.
The useful part of astrology is it can answer questions that only modern science can raise. It can take us deeper into mind/body and environment/heredity questions than any other science. It can identify current and potential physical, mental, and behavioral problems. It identifies "excesses" of consciousness which lead to disastrous behaviors and illnesses. All of these yield consistent and quantifiable information. In doing so they place astrology firmly in the category of a research tool as well as diagnostic aid. Astrology also has unprecedented potential as a learning aid: I can better understand another’s experience if ever in my life I have approached their astrology which represents that form of consciousness. If it is a painful experience, and in all my life I only experienced something half that difficult (indicated by its astrology), then I have some idea how bad it is for the other fellow. The same is true of being conned. Gambling. Asocial behavior. Being blindly in love. And so on. These are all astrologically sponsored experiences, moderated by the individual's genuine understanding.
Unlike most other sciences, astrology is unique in that it can also give us information about timing and duration of many conditions. (The paper about John Forbes Nash's schizophrenia is an excellent example. Here is the link: Paper on Nash. It can help us better see whether any particular treatment, diet, or practice helped the patient, or did he “heal himself?” That is, did the astrology that sponsored his condition change for the better? We live in a society filled with a multitude of forms of help. Can any one get the help he needs, or are certain astrological conditions necessary?
Astrology can illuminate the question of whether or not persistent, concerted effort to change our mind set (or our level of consciousness) changed our condition. Finally, in order to grasp what we actually accomplish with consciousness, we need an accurate map of each individual's skew on it. If we don't know where he started from, how can we tell how far he has come? What has he created--willed--and what has he simply fulfilled? More than any other science, astrology gives us that map. Without it, the other sciences--which have made tremendous gains in the study of consciousness in the past eighty years--are still working out of the black box of “primordial substance” called consciousness. By the time consciousness expresses through us as living beings on this planet it is not primordial. It is highly developed.
Papers listed below show some of the areas astrological information separates the wheat from the chaff diagnostically. As stated above, the method used here is not the traditional Western (or even Eastern, for that matter) one. For the best explanation of it, read the paper titled "About This Method" with a link at the bottom of this page. This method appears more complex than others. Actually, because of its consistency, in ways it is simpler, much simpler. For a better understanding of the empirically-derived rules for reading this form of astrology, read the paper "Chart Reading Rules," link at bottom of this page.
As can be seen among the titles of papers listed below, subjects covered range from the ordinary (compulsive talkers) to the extraordinary (the suicide of Carter Cooper) , from health and healers (Mary Baker Eddy, founder of Christian Science) to sickness (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s), from mental illness (schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) to mental incapacity (retardation and autism), from religion (Eastern gurus, Catholic saints, and Dag Hammarskjöld, the closet mystic), career success (thy name is legion, shown in many papers), gender differentiation (homosexuality, lesbianism, and bisexuality), and many more.
Information necessary to cast a chart is: (1) date of birth, (2) time of birth (from birth certificate), (3) location of birth (town, county if the state contains two towns of the same name, state, country). In addition, (4) date of diagnosis is helpful but not the diagnosis itself in confirming conditions. I usually ask for two or three incidents--like auto accidents, surgery, marriage, birth of children--to confirm that the time given on the birth certificate is correct and not approximate.
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PAPERS THIS FORM OF ASTROLOGY--THIS METHOD--IS NEW. FINDING OUT HOW IT WORKS INVOLVES A PROCESS OF LONG-TERM, CONTINUOUS DISCOVERY. PAPERS BELOW ARE PERIODICALLY UPDATED BASED ON THE BETTER UNDERSTANDING COMING FROM CONTINUED RESEARCH. UPDATED PAPERS ARE INDICATED BY "REVISED" PLUS THE DATE OF REVISION IN CAPITAL LETTERS PLACED RIGHT AFTER THE TITLE OF THE PAPER.
In Various Stages of Completion:
The Composite Physician--Highlights of 30 Physicians
Playing the Harmonics--What Do They Measure?
A Glossary of Terms and Symbols
Alan Turing: Genius, Homosexual, Enigma, Suicide.
Finished Papers, Presented in Reverse Chronological Order for the Date Written:
Robin Williams: Astrology for Suicide and Parkinson's Disease
Astrology of Twin Differences: Twins, Balloonists, and Inventors Auguste and Jean Piccard, Their "Explorer Gene," and Their Astrology for Death from Heart Attacks Ten Months Apart
Astrology of Twin Differences: The Silent Twins, June and Jennifer Gibbons, Born Ten Minutes Apart
Astrology of Thyroid Disorders: Ten Individuals, Including One Set of Twins, One Hypothyroid and the Other Hyperthyroid
The Pancreas: Astrology for Type I Diabetes in Children with Examples of Type II Diabetes and Adult Pancreatic Cancer
Part VI, LGBTI, Astrology of Gender Preferences--23 More Charts. Examples of Astrology of Homosexuality, Bisexuality, and Lesbianism, with One Example Each of Mixed Gender Preference and Intersex/Transgender Sexuality (FMT)
(More on) The Astrology of Schizophrenia and Paranoid Schizophrenia with One Example Each of Catatonia and Multiple Personality (Includes Sylvia Plath, David Berkowitz, and Chris Costner Sizemore)
Similarities in the Charts of Three Mass Murderers: Timothy McVeigh (Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, 1995), Thomas Watt Hamilton (Elementary School, Dunblane, Scotland, 1996) and James O. Huberty (McDonald's Restaurant, San Ysidro, California, 1984), (with Eric Harris and Charles Whitman Added In at Conclusion)
Astrology of the 2012 Presidential Election. UPDATED MARCH, 2013
Bruce Lee: Astrology for Death--Brain Hemorrhage, Murder, or Allergic Reaction?
Creatolution: Comments on Creationism, Evolution, and Astrospect Astrology
Twin Differences: One Twin Died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, the Other Twin Lived
Twin Differences: The Male Twin Died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, the Female Lived
Alzheimer's Disease, Part II: Seven Cases of Alzheimer's Disease, One of Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease, Three of Dementia Pugilistica, and One NOT Alzheimer's Disease
Gerald Amirault: Astrological Exoneration of the Pedophile Charge
The Astrology of Pedophilia: Charts of Twenty-Five Pedophiles and Three Individuals With Astrology for Pedophilia Who are Not Pedophiles
Little Richard: Singer, Pianist, Composer, Performer Par Excellence
Addendum to the Paper on Bisexuality: Seventeen More Charts
The Astrology of Bisexuality and More on Same Sex Attractions
Astrological Charts Favoring Spiritual Accomplishment Among Seven Catholic Saints
Taking a Closer Look at the Suicide of Carter Cooper
Mass Murderer and Suicide Eric Harris: His Murder and Death Chart
The Astrology of Lesbianism: Charts of Fifty Women
The Astrology of Homosexuality: Charts of Fifty Men
Twin Differences: One Twin Killed By Neighbor's Car in Driveway, The Other Twin Missed By a Few Feet (2 Minutes Difference in Birth Time)
Twin Differences: One Twin High-Powered, Uptight, The Other Twin Easy-Going, Relaxed (7 Minutes Difference in Birth Time)
Twin Differences: One Twin Drowned, Other Twin Did Not (Almost Three Years Old, with 1 Minute Difference in Birth Time)
Twin Differences: One Twin Lived Ten Hours, Other Twin Lived One Day (9 Minutes Difference in Birth Time)
Twin Differences: One Twin Born Healthy, One Twin Born With Myasthenia Gravis (4 Minutes Difference in Birth Time)
Twin Differences: One Twin Normal, One Twin Retarded, Example II (20 Minutes Difference in Birth Time)
Autism Addendum II: The Saturn/Pluto Autistic Child (An Error Corrected October, 2012)
Twin Differences: Female Twin Heterosexual, Male Twin Homosexual (2 Minutes Difference in Birth Time)
Twin Differences: One Twin Normal, One Twin Retarded (20 Minutes Difference in Birth Time)
Twin Differences: One Twin Normal, One Twin Autistic (2 Minutes Difference in Birth Time)
A Second Paper on Twin Differences: Twin One--Healthy, Heterosexual, and Employed; Twin Two--Sickly, Lesbian, Unemployed (20 Minutes Difference in Birth Time)
Writer, Poet, Chemist, Auschwitz Survivor--Primo Levi: Accidental Death or Suicide?
Developmental Astrology, The Message in Autism, Addendum III: The Astrology of One Individual with Asperger's Syndrome
Developmental Astrology, The Message in Autism Addendum II: The Astrology of High-Functioning Autistic, Temple Grandin
The Astrology of Venus and Jupiter Between Charts, The Seventh Couple: John Cage and Merce Cunningham
Josephine Baker, Entertainer Extraordinaire
The Tiger Woods Infidelity Scandal: Why Now?
More on Osho: The Astrology of His Arrest, Radical Independence, Golden, Mostly Silent Childhood, and Asthma
[September, 2009: Part II, comprising 21 more individuals with Parkinson's disease, has been added. Search "Parkinson's" for link below next to Parkinson's I.]
Addendum to "Gurus: Astrological Charts Favoring Spiritual Accomplishment"--Vivekananda
The Astrology of Asthma: Ten Individuals
Twins, the Death of One in Childhood: Comparing Their Astrology (41 Minutes Difference in Birth Time)
Comments on Synastry--Astrological Compatibility--Using This Form of Astrology
Synastry, The Astrology of Venus and Jupiter Between Charts, the Sixth Couple: Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward
Synastry, The Astrology of Mars and Saturn Between Charts, the Sixth Couple: Michel and Francoise Gauquelin
Synastry, The Astrology of Venus and Jupiter Between Charts, the Fifth Couple: the D Family
Synastry, The Astrology of Mars and Saturn Between Charts, the Fifth Couple: the F Family
Synastry, The Astrology of Venus and Jupiter Between Charts, the Fourth Couple: Ronald and Nancy Reagan
Synastry, The Astrology of Mars and Saturn Between Charts, the Fourth Couple: Carol and Michael Damon and Homicide/Suicide
Synastry, The Astrology of Venus and Jupiter Between Charts, the Third Couple: Marion Davies and William Randolph Hearst
Synastry, The Astrology of Mars and Saturn Between Charts, the Third Couple: Sandra and William A. and Her Homicide
Synastry, The Astrology of Venus and Jupiter Between Charts, the Second Couple: Queen Victoria and Albert, Prince of England
Synastry, The Astrology of Mars and Saturn Between Charts, the Second Couple: David and Jonelle Arien and Homicide/Suicide
Synastry, The Astrology of Venus and Jupiter Between Charts, the First Couple: Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Synastry, The Astrology of Mars and Saturn Between Charts Using the Charts of O.J. Simpson and His Deceased Wife, Nicole
Mental Retardation and Astrology's Classic Malefics, Mars and Saturn
Developmental Astrology: The Message in Autism, Addendum I (Seven More Autistic Children)
John McCain: POW and Subject of Torture
Suicide 13469: A Nine Year Old Boy
Addendum to Paper on Financial Loss: A Case of Identity Theft
The Correlation of Financial Loss with Forefront Mars and Saturn in the 2nd Chart
Nostradamus, Psychic Astrologer
Lottery Winners, Rich Men, Lucky Gamblers and the Traditional Benefics of Astrology
Addendum to Lottery Winners, Rich Men, Lucky Gamblers and the Traditional Benefics of Astrology: Steve Jobs
The Astrology of Aviation Homicide--Lockerbie and 9-11
The Astrology of Stroke
The Astrology of Parkinson's Disease: Part II
The Astrology of Parkinson's Disease: Part I (REVISED SEPTEMBER 2011)
Sigmund Freud: Founder of Psychoanalysis
Gurus: Astrological Charts Favoring Spiritual Accomplishment
Dag Hammarskjöld: From Suffering to Servant--the Charts
Duh...A Very Short Response to the Atomistic Approach of Modern Science
Diagram of the Electromagnetic Spectrum (just for fun, to sharpen your sense of the senses)
Astrological Duplication From Parents to Children--Inherited or Acquired Traits: Its Occurrence in One Family
Death from Anaphylactic Shock: Two Cases
The Disappearing Priest--One Man's Odyssey
Theodore Kaczynski, The Unabomber--More Than Schizophrenic
Jim Jones, David Koresh, Luc Jouret, and Marshall Appelwhite--Astrology for Group Deaths.
The Astrology of Insanity for Virginia Woolf, Friedrich Nietzsche (revised 4/11/03), Vaslav Nijinsky, and Vincent Van Gogh
Healing, Christian Science and Its Founder, Mary Baker Eddy
Male Promiscuity, Its Astrological Foundation and Development for One Man: Bob Crane, Star of Hogan's Heroes
The Sidereal and Tropical Zodiacs: A Discussion
The Astrology of Psychic Ability: Six Individuals--Peter Hurkos, Cheiro, Jeanne Dixon, Jane Roberts, Sylvia Brown, and Arthur Ford
Teen Suicide: A View of One Teen's World--Vivienne
Heredity and Depression: Alfred, Lord Tennyson.
Suicide: Jeremy Mike Boorda, Chief of Naval Operations, and "The Long Approach of Depression or Anguish."
More on Bipolar Disorder: Robert Schumann, with Progressions for Major Episodes
The Astrology of Alzheimer's Disease: 17 Cases (REVISED SEPTEMBER, 2011)
Addendum I:Alzheimer's Disease--Charlton Heston
Addendum II:Alzheimer's Disease--Astrologer Margaret Millard
An Abductor and His Victim: The Tragedy of Polly Klaas and An Unsolved Murder
Two Examples of Compulsive Talkers
Enron and Its CEO Ken Lay: Dupe or Robbing Hood?
More on Schizophrenia: John Forbes Nash, Jr. and the Duration of an Illness
Developmental Astrology: The Message in Autism--Five Autistic Children
William Styron and the Astrology of Clinical Depression
More Forensic Astrology: Charles Joseph Whitman: Mass Murder at the Tower, University of Texas, and Father Hatred
The Colorado School Shootings: Klebold and Harris
The Astrology of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome--Judith Curren
Astrology and the Endocrine Glands: The Pancreas and Pituitary--Sarah
Thomas A. Dooley III and Malignant Melanoma
John F. Kennedy, Jr. and The Astrology of Aviation Crashes
Paranoid Schizophrenia and John Hinckley, Jr.
Manic Depressive Illness and Patty Duke
More on Siege Conditions: Finances and O.J. Simpson--June 12, 1994 through February 4,1997
About This Method
Chart Reading Rules
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