What is Astrology?
Note: As a courtesy to beginners, the following is presented as an orientation to astrology as an art, science and language.
Astrology is a science and fine art correlating celestial cycles and positions with terrestrial events and experiences. “As Above, So Below” – thus runs the ancient axiom attributed to the Egyptian sage Hermes. The solar system and universe are reflected in every human being. An astrological birthchart is a symbol, picture or mandala that can reveal any individual’s life purpose. It is calculated for the beginning moment of life – whether the first cry of a baby, the artist’s moment of creative inspiration, the inauguration of a president, the purchase agreement for a new car.
Are we more vitally conscious than an Egyptian 3000 years B.C. was? Are we? Probably we are less. Our conscious range is wide, but shallow as a sheet of paper. We have no depth to our consciousness." -- D.H. Lawrence in Apocalypse (1931)
Dateline: March 2, 2003, 3:35PM PST, Eugene, Oregon -- I am giving you the exact time for the typing of this article as it is one of the most significant I have ever written. I have been preparing it for several weeks -- studying history books, taking notes, printing out charts, looking over obscure newspaper features. You won't find this journalistic report anywhere else -- so don't bother looking elsewhere on the web. Right now the New Moon at 12+ Pisces is about three hours away.
As a special courtesy for beginners – and anyone who wants a refresher in astrological basics – I am offering below President John F. Kennedy’s birthchart. You will see a variety of helpful boxes along with the birthmap. Use this entire JFK astro-portrait to gain a better sense of what the world of horoscope charting is all about.
Note the following:
JFK’s birthchart including Sun, Moon, 8 planets, 4 asteroids, Chiron, lunar nodes, and part of fortune