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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.
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 Earth.
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
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
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.
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