Tag: Chart Interpretation

Gifts for Mankind. Modern Dancing from Isadora Duncan.

Isadora Duncan, the Mother of Modern Dance, was an American who performed to great acclaim in many different countries in Western Europe, as well the Soviet Union, from the age of 22 until her death at age 50. Her philosophy of dance moved away from rigid ballet technique and towards what she perceived as natural movement. She wanted to restore dance

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Jupiter at his literary best. Lawrence Durrell.

Lawrence Durrell was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist and travel writer. Although he never won the Nobel Prize for Literature – his books were considered too ‘heterodox’ – by the end of the 20th century, he was a bestselling author and one of the most celebrated writers in English. The great French writer Gustav Flaubert said: “Language is

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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 #7

This is now an occasional series of charts for the consideration of readers – a bit of practice in top level chart interpretation. Why not give it a go? This particularly intriguing chart is submitted by Annita More. What do you think? Please post, as a comment, your initial outline interpretation at the very top

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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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Chart in Focus #1

This experimental post depends on your comments for its success. The idea is for anyone to submit a chart or their chart data. The chart will be posted on the blog, and APA members and others are encouraged to post, as a comment, an initial outline interpretation at the very top level. This should be

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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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Capricorn in Focus

I was particularly struck by these words by Simon Marlow, from the World Goodwill report of his talk at the recent full moon meeting for Capricorn 10 January 2020 at 19:21GMT: “There are two distinct yet interrelated qualities to Capricorn. On the one hand this sign symbolises and promotes the deepest involvement in the material

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