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Michel and Francoise Gauquelin
The Truth About Astrology
Truth and Science - leading to Truth and Medicine - was the topic of the last eletter.
Comments on Truth came in from readers
in New York and Texas to Scotland, Brazil and Argentina. Wow!
They are posted below the article at http://theportableschool.com
After I sent out the enote, I decided that a book had been sitting in my To Be Read pile long enough. So, I read The Truth About Astrology by Michel Gauquelin.
The French psychologist, Gauquelin, studied astrology as scientifically as he could for over 30 years. He came up with changing conclusions and his own Neo-Astrology by the 80s.
The following paragraph derives from the last page of the book and gives a sense of the man and his experiments:
"Here, astrology has always remained enigmatic and, to the perfectly proper question,
"'Should I believe it?'
"I can only answer by rejecting both the unconditional opponents and the confirmed upholders. Of course, I am aware that I have presented in these pages an astrology 'a la Gauquelin', a neo-doctrine for my own person use. That is because the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, does not exist in astrology -- not yet, anyway. This is the only thing I am pretty sure of. My ideas on astral influence have changed continually, swinging back and forth like a pendulum. I deserve the double reproach of excessive credulity and extreme skepticism."
My read gave me fodder for the article-review below which may be worthy of your quick study and/or comment. I have also posted several pages of extracts from the book which partially explain Gauquelin’s inclinations, ideas, and research.
My basic takes on Gauquelin’s book:
• Michel tackled a big subject.
• He seemed to think that truth can be obtained by application of modern scientific methods.
• So, he approached astrology piece by piece comparing birth data of famous people with single planets or signs, also studied birth information in respect to “planet profiles”, and used surveys of astrologers and clients.
• Gauquelin had several successes and quite a few failures.
• He convinced few astrologers in his failures and got little respect from scientists in his successes.
• But can The Truth About Astrology, like life itself, be quantified, verified or validated by experiments and calculations?
• Monsieur Gauquelin deserves credit for tackling the subject of the validity of astrology, but neither his successes nor failures have had much effect on science or astrology.
Can a human being be separated into its pieces to find the whole. How about a horoscope?
I suspect that most astrologers believe their work is really an art - intuitive and symbolic, expansive and sympathetic - with bits of science and mathematics in supporting roles.
Potential astrology clients should look for purveyors with those qualities in their charts and in their beings.
Click to take at a few pages of notes I took on The Truth About Astrology.
Signs of the Times: 2014, An XYZ Year
It is hard for me to say Happy New Year, because the signs say it may well be an XYZ Year.
X because it may be the time of a Great Crossing. It starts out - to be sure - as the Year of a Grand Cross.
Y because we are still in the orb of the Millennium transition - Y2K. That Great Passage is still occurring and its effects persist.
Z for Z______, a word which is becoming more and more common in the vocabulary, in the media, and as a tag for many events. Like a Z_____ Christmas.
I desisted from writing a note recently about having a Z_____ Christmas, because I didn’t want to disturb anyone’s holiday. I do hope everyone had a Merry, Happy, or Joyful Christmas.
If you dare to consider the XYZ Year ahead, read on. Send comments to me at theportableschool at gmail dot com, if you like - good, bad or indifferent.
In a similar vein, you may wish to peruse the new front page of http://peoplemedicine.net. I recently posted a long list of links to 75 articles I collected from the Internet over the past few years which show our present brand of Doctor Medicine in its Good, Bad, and Unknown angles.
I predict that 2014 will be an XYZ Year with all that comes along with those ultimate letters of our western alphabet. Those letters seem to portend major challenges. They also may indicate substantial opportunities.
Let's proceed - 2014 Signs of the Times
Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep
This RAM symbolizes one of the incarnations of Capricorn in our lives.
From Billy Goat and Sea Goat, we eventually rise to the mountain top
with the Big Horn Ram and the fabled Unicorn.
Rocky Mountain Astrologer
Welcome to my country: The Great Northern Paradise.
The author lives in rural Rocky Mountain America for many reasons:
fresh air, wide open spaces and scenic vistas and a slower pace,
hardy history, pioneering spirits and regular reminders that God is still creating.
Practical and Direct are common traits out here.
And, that’s the kind of work and information available in and through this site.
The basic premise here is simple:
ALL ASTROLOGY IS BASED ON SYMBOLS.
YOU CAN READ A HOROSCOPE BECAUSE
YOU READ - AND YOU WORK WITH SYMBOLS EVERYDAY.
YOU CAN BEGIN TO LEARN ASTROLOGY IN HOURS,
GET COMFORTABLE WITH THE HOROSCOPE IN DAYS,
AND READ LIKE AN ASTROLOGER IN A YEAR.
Truths are waiting to be revealed all around and in us as well.
The horoscope is one of the most accessible ways to gather some of those truths.
The Rocky Mountain Astrologer wants to help you read between the lines,
open to deeper dimensions, and recognize pieces of the inner worlds.
And thus, live more consciously.
Pictorial Astrology, Medical Astrology, and Spiritual Diagnosis will bring symbols alive for you.
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