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Alan Leo (1860-1917) and Kim Farnell’s biography, Modern Astrologers: The Lives of Alan & Bessie Leo (2019)

As Nicholas Campion wrote in his review of Kim Farnell’s Modern Astrologers for the Astrology Quarterly 84/3 (Autumn 2019): “Alan Leo was a monumental figure in the history of modern Western astrology, his influence still felt in all forms of esoteric and karmic astrology… his emphasis on self-knowledge and the soul is an ancestor of

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Chart in Focus #6

Our fifth experiment has concluded. Here is the sixth experiment, which again depends on your comments for its success. The chart below is submitted by J Angelita    Please post, as a comment, an initial outline interpretation at the very top level. This should be around 3-10 paragraphs with, for example: What is your intuitive

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Chart in Focus #5

Our fourth experiment has concluded. Here is the fifth experiment, which again depends on your comments for its success. The chart below is submitted by Jo Dufranes.  Please post, as a comment, an initial outline interpretation at the very top level. This should be around 3-10 paragraphs with, for example: What is your intuitive reaction

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Chart in Focus #4

Our third experiment Chart in Focus #3, has concluded. Here is the fourth experiment, which again depends on your comments for its success. The chart below is for a female given the name Clarity.  Please post, as a comment, an initial outline interpretation at the very top level. This should be around 3-10 paragraphs with,

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Chart in Focus #3

Our second experiment Chart in Focus #2, has concluded. Here is the third experiment, which again depends on your comments for its success. The unusual chart below was supplied by Dawn Dudley-Blakeman. The subject is not specified to be male or female. Please post, as a comment, an initial outline interpretation at the very top

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Gifts for Mankind. Existentialism from Jean-Paul Sartre.

Jean-Paul Sartre was a French philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of Existentialism. After WW2, he became a leading figure in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism. His work has also influenced sociology, critical theory, post-colonial theory and literary studies. To this day, his influence in these disciplines continues. Sartre was also noted for his open relationship with Simone de Beauvoir

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Chart in Focus #2

Our first experiment Chart in Focus #1, has concluded. Here is the second experiment, which again depends on your comments for its success. The chart below was supplied by another APA member. The subject is male. Please post, as a comment, an initial outline interpretation at the very top level. This should be around 3-10

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Venus at her Philosophical Best. Simone de Beauvoir.

Venus is known as the goddess of aesthetics and, in the case of Simone de Beauvoir, of the beauty of thought: philosophy. This French writer and philosopher involved in Existentialism, is known primarily for The Second Sex, a scholarly and passionate plea for the abolition of the oppression of the feminine, of Venus in thought and action.

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Gifts for Mankind: AntiNaziism from Nietzsche

The German philosopher, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, was also a cultural critic, poet and philologist. His body of work had a profound influence on modern intellectual history and consequently on human consciousness, covering a wide range of topics, including art, philology, history, religion, tragedy, culture and science Unfortunately his achievements were marred by his sister Elisabeth (and

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Joseph Conrad. Chart of Darkness.

Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski) was an English novelist and short-story writer of Polish descent, whose works include the novels Lord Jim, Nostromo, The Secret Agent and the novella Heart of Darkness. He is still viewed as a writer of complex skill and striking insight, but above all of an intensely dark vision. He has been increasingly

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex

I wrote about Harry’s chart some time ago, on my astrological psychology blog, when there was speculation over whether or not he would go into action in the Iraq war. At the time, he was serving in the armed forces and stated (but note, only via his friends) that he wanted to go to Iraq.

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Gifts for Mankind: Ethereal Sounds from Pat Metheny.

This genius of jazz has won no fewer than 20 Grammy Awards for his magnificent music. In the same way Mozart was a prodigy of the piano, Pat Metheny is of the electric guitar. He was one of the first to play the electric twelve-string guitar in jazz. His work includes compositions for solo guitar, small

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William Blake (1757-1827) and his Legacy

I have been agonizing over what to include in an article on William Blake since the huge and mind-boggling exhibition of his work opened at Tate Britain, Millbank, on 11 September 2019 and it has only has six more weeks to run until 2 February 2020. Born on 28 November 1757 at 19:45 in London,

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The Blue Print of Analytical Psychology.

Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, founded Analytical Psychology. He was one of the most powerful influences in the fields of psychiatry, anthropology, archaeology, literature, philosophy and religious studies. His experience and in-depth study of these disciplines gave him a vast view of the psyche, making his Jupiter in the 9th house proud.

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The Astrological Neptunian Character 2

This is the continuation of John Grove’s explorations into his Neptune, following on from the previous post. A complex is an inner state of opposition between these two contrasting energies within the psyche; based on my personal psychological past of early attachments. The way a complex works in the outer world is that a bipolar

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