Andrew Morton is an Astrologer from the United Kingdom.
He is a former Vice-President of the Astrological Lodge of London and has spoken and taught on a number of subjects, including various classes, workshops and lectures on both Astrological & closely related Astronomical topics and techniques in the UK, Europe, and in North America.
In 2012 Andrew presented at UAC in New Orleans and SOTA in Niagara Falls on the revealing insights of “Harmonic Astrology”.
He is the founding organiser of the Astrological Lodge's "Astrology and Healing" seminar, an annual event on the cusp of its 10th consecutive year.
Beyond the Naked Eye –
An integrated approach to Aspects and Aspect Patterns in Chart interpretation
Using an extended aspect set combining the Ptolemaic with the ‘minor’ aspects and by applying the techniques of “Harmonic Astrology” along with the use of mean points to determine the “Focal Points” in aspect patterns of three or more bodies in combination, uncovers a hitherto hidden world contained within, more complex, more comprehensive, more revealing.
The Ptolemaic aspects that we are most familiar with (sextile 60°, square 90°, trine 120°and opposition 180°, plus the conjunction 0°), are themselves derived from the ability to fairly straightforwardly measure the angular relationships between visible planets and
points in the heavens through often rudimentary astronomical techniques, such that our ancestors employed.
As the outer planets and other solar system bodies become an increasingly integral part of modern-day astrological interpretation, and as we ourselves move further beyond the principles of “seeing is believing”, it makes sense to open the horoscope, and indeed ourselves, to an extended exploration of the angular relationships contained within, to go beyond the rationale of our naked eyes.
To integrate those aspects that are less readily visible, such as the Quintile, Septile, Semi-Square, Novile and so on, with the classical visible aspects of our inheritance, enables a more complete perspective on what is enshrined in a chart. What innate truths, inner motivations, talents and potentials might be lying there?
And while “midpoints” might ascribe the energy focus of any two planets or points in a chart, the use of “mean points” can potentially reveal those hitherto unrecognised “Focal Points”, the convergence of the energetic pathways of three or more bodies in any planetary combination or aspect pattern, such as in T-Squares, Grand Trines & Grand Squares.
We explore the angular relationships between the bodies of the solar system, both seen and unseen, through the integrated use of conventional and “Harmonic Astrology” techniques and the further use of “Focal Points” to provide an illuminating approach to the interpretation of charts.
We explain and demonstrate the concepts and processes involved in the application of these techniques.