/ Weird and Wonderful
collection of Dr Z's astrology articles on the weird, wonderful, mysterious,
and sometimes downright quirky. The
majority of these articles were written with general audiences in mind
and little or no knowledge of astrology is needed.
Galilei As Astronomer and Astrologer The story behind
the story of this fascinating figure from history. It was much by
"chance" that Galileo ended up fathering a brand new branch
of astronomy, laying the building blocks of modern astronomy, and
changing his own life and destiny forever.
Obama and Abraham Lincoln
Granted... it's a crazy, irrational idea... but as I sit
here glued to my HDTV as Barack Obama becomes the 44th US President
on the eve of Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday... is it possible that
Barack Obama is the reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln?
Countdown To December 21, 2012 Okay... back in the day...
this used to be an interesting and controversial article... it's always
a wee bit of a let down when the world doesn't end.
Reincarnation, and Astrology Here's where you'll learn
about the Greek origins of many New Age ideas on the subject of reincarnation.The
fact is that we, in the Western world, feel much more at home with
the ideas of the ancient Greeks and especially with those of Plato.
One of the best peeks into the cosmological views of Plato and reincarnation
is contained in the final chapter of The Republic and the
"Myth of Er."
Edgar Cayce and the Planets A quick look at the fascinating
Sleeping Prophet and his take on astrology and the planets. One of
the more controversial [i.e. difficult to swallow] ideas promoted
by Cayce's mysterious "Source" was in regard to what happens
to our souls prior to and/or in between our incarnations on planet
Baby! What's Your Sign A quick look at the origins of
modern astrology and what your sign was in ancient Greece. These days,
when someone asks the question: "What's your sign?..." that
person is asking you (whether they know it or not) for the Western
Tropical Zodiac sign the Sun was passing through on the day you were
born. But you see… it's only been during the last 100 years
(or so) that folks started primarily identifying their Zodiac sign
with the birth position of the Sun.
Carl G. Jung and the Age of Aquarius Dr Jung's fascinating
ideas on the Age of Aquarius and when it might begin. Is
the Age of Aquarius finally here? And if not yet here… do we really
have a clue as to what it'll look like when it gets here?
Love's Enchantments and Tortures A fascinating look at
the tortures of love, European Renaissance style. If
a man were overcome with depression due to love for a woman - it was
thought that the man had come under the influence of a spell and enchantment.
The Original 007? Who was the original 007... trust
me... the answer to this question will definitely surprise you.
Year's Celebration and Renewal Our Western World celebrations
owe much to ancient Greek and Roman myths and rituals. However, certain
other crucial elements of our modern day traditions are, mysteriously
enough, leftover remnants of old and forgotten traditions having their
origin in ancient Babylon (circa 3500 BC).
the Ides of March If you've heard the ominous warning,
then it's most likely due to William Shakespeare and his famous play,
Julius Caesar. The warning was made famous in Shakespeare's
- An Ancient Astrological Computer This ancient ancestor
of the modern computer was an astronomical mechanism designed to locate
the zodiacal positions of the Sun, the Moon, and the five planets
(Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn).
Yonder Star - Was Jesus A Capricorn It's always great
fun to endlessly speculate about the true birth date of historical
Jesus. There are several proposed charts giving Jesus the Sun in Pisces.
There are also charts placing his Sun in Capricorn, in Leo, in Gemini,
and (even one) in Scorpio.
Fools Day and Astrology Only a fool would be bold enough
to proclaim that they know the one definitive answer to the origin
of April Fools Day. That's because there is no one definitive answer
to its origin. What follows is only one of the origins, most related
to Western Tropical astrology.
- Recommended books
Home to Main Menu
© You Bet Your Sweet
Astrology. All rights reserved.
/ Weird and Wonderful