Astrology Weekly Newsletter

Week 2: January 15-21, 2006

In this issue:


Editorial

Another story from Anthony de Mello:

"An older gentleman owned an antiques store in a big city. One day, a tourist entered in his store and started to ask the old man about all old things gathered in there.

- What is the weirdest, the most mysterious thing you have here? asked the tourist.

After reviewing all the antiques and curiosities he had in that store, all the stuffed animals, ancient statues, hunting trophies… he turned to the visitor and said:

- Of all things in this store, the oddest one, without doubt, is me!"

To me, this story raises a question mark on who we really are. Are we the person defined in out natal horoscope? Is that all a human being is all about?

A couple of nights ago, my wife couldn't sleep and was awake, when suddenly she heard me talking in some odd language. Affirmatively, it was an articulate speech, not just some grumbling, snoring or other sounds people usually make during sleep. It sounded like Arabic or some kind of foreign language.

Where did that come from? Was it just some invented language in a dream or reminiscence from a past life? I incline to think that it must have been some memory from a past life, as I woke up with a kind of strange feeling.

We are mentally confined to a single life perspective, but our soul, our deeper self knows much more than that. Back in medical school, I met a patient who told me about his near death experience occurred after a massive haemorrage. It was an ordinary person who most certainly didn't read Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's book or any others on this subject, yet he described his experience by the book.

What can astrology say about that? Astrology is basically a set of rules for our living on Earth under the light and energy from the Sun, but what can it tell about life beyond death, about our soul's existence after leaving the physical body?

This is a subject we should always think about from time to time. Observe how your answer changes in time, as you evolve in life. And, why not, send me an email with your thoughts about it, or discuss it on the Astrology Weekly Forum.


Book Review

Astrographology

Astrology and graphology together: Astrographology

The astrology is an extraordinary tool that gives insight on one person's character and personality, potential and destiny. However, the tough part in astrology is to determine where an individual as arrived as a result of the more or less conscious choices made in life so far. How does that individual use the natal potential? Is he or she going to overcome the difficulties and be successful or is still living in frustrations? Is he or she consciously undertaking a transformation process that ultimately will lead to improve living and character?

This is where some other sciences come in handy. One of these is graphology, the science and art of analyzing one person's writing and revealing his/her personality and behavior. The graphology gives an answer to the question how is that person today.

Astrology and graphology are complementary to each other. The first one defines the character and destiny, the second one finds out in what way this potential is realized. Astrology shows the path, graphology shows the location where we are now.

I became aware of the importance of this new branch of astrology, the astrographology, the combined use of astrology and graphology, or analyzing the writing using the natal chart and the other way, by reading a book by Sylvie Chermet-Carroy, "L'astrographologie facile" (Edition Marabout, France, 1992).

The letters are not simply shapes, they represent sounds, which are vibrations, grouping them into words to express concepts and thoughts represents even more complex vibrations. So the writing is actually a living symbol of the subconscious.

Studies have demonstrated that inner transformation is preceded by multiple tiny changes in handwriting. So analyzing the writing helps tracking down the progresses made in any therapy that addresses to soul or mind. The natal chart shows the main issues in life, while the writing at one moment in time shows where the individual had reached.

People who enjoy delving deeply into psychological astrology will find the combined use of graphology in their practice incredibly helpful. There is a lot to study and to learn from it, so this is surely going to be very rewarding.


Sky Events

Aspects

Mars in opposition with Jupiter - January 15, at 4:26 am EST
Mercury conjunct Venus Rx - January 17, 10:30 am EST
Mars square Neptune - January 18, at 8:52 am EST

(for other timezones, please make the necessary corrections)

The Moon is void of course this week:

16 Jan 2006, 7:34 pm - 17 Jan 2006, 4:48 am EST
19 Jan 2006, 5:12 pm - 19 Jan 2006, 5:48 pm EST
20 Jan 2006, 12:15 am - 22 Jan 2006, 3:52 am EST

Ingresses

No planets (other than the Moon) change their signs during this week.

Retrograde planets

Currently in retrograde: Venus and Saturn.

Venus retrograde: December 24, 2005 - February 3, 2006
Saturn retrograde: November 22, 2005 - April 5, 2006

Next Mercury retrograde station: March 2, 2006.

Out of bound planets

Mercury is out of bounds until January 17 at noon EST. The Moon is out of bounds until January 15, at 8:00 am EST. No other OOB planets afterwards.


Miscellaneous

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