Exploring the Differences Between Modern and Traditional Aspect Doctrine
June 14,[masked]:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Joyce Beers Community Center, Hillcrest
Admission: general, $12; members, $7
This presentation will explore the differences between ancient and modern views of astrological aspects—and you might be pleased to find that in many respects doctrine hasn’t changed. However, as might also be expected, critical and important portions of original aspect doctrine have been lost, deliberately ignored and misunderstood.
Modern astrology derives interpretive material for astrological aspects from sign and house differences (Mars square Sun from Aries to Cancer is different from a square from Virgo to Sagittarius, for example). However, early astrologers also made note of fundamental structural differences in the aspect combination itself.
These ancient astrological distinctions—if employed—certainly add complexity to the interpretive process, but they also offer a wealth of unique explanatory material to the modern astrologer. It is these differences that will be explored through both lecture and example.
Along the way we’ll learn just why these lost doctrinal portions of aspect theory are so important. These very old, yet unfamiliar techniques allow us to explore and examine our own horoscopes by looking at our favorite (or not-so-favorite), personal aspects or aspect patterns through new and ancient eyes.
Bring your charts with you and please cast them using Whole Sign houses. This is an important distinction as we must inspect the horoscope using the perspective of the original astrologers. And if you’re not already familiar with traditional planetary rulerships, please brush up on this information. Note that outer planets will not be included in the rulership scheme.
Douglas Noblehorse has been studying and practicing astrology for over 45 years. Initially finding inspiration in the Rudhyar’s Humanistic astrology popularized during the 70s and 80s, he began a study of traditional Hellenistic astrology in 2006 —and was delighted to find unmistakable connections to modern-day astrology!
He lives in Phoenix, Arizona where he gives readings, lectures, teaches classes, and writes on various aspects of Astrology. Doug also serves on the board of the Arizona Society of Astrologers as their Education Director and Webmaster.