The Joys of the Planets and the Origins of the Significations of the Houses and Triplicities
In this lecture Chris will present the results of a recent discovery about the origins of western astrology. He will demonstrate how the Hellenistic doctrine of the planetary joys originally provided the motivation for the the assignment of the four classical elements to the triplicities, as well as the motivation for the significations of some of the houses. He will also show how this discovery can shed light on some other concepts such as the doctrine of sect, the triplicity rulers, and the exaltations. We will conclude with a discussion about the implications of this discovery in terms of the broader study of the history of astrology, as well as current debates within the astrological and academic communities about the origins of western astrology.
Chris Brennan is a practicing astrologer from Denver, Colorado, who specializes in Hellenistic astrology. He was educated at Kepler College, where he focused on cross-cultural comparisons between the astrological traditions. He is the former President of the Association for Young Astrologers, as well as the former Research Director of the National Council for Geocosmic Research. He offers consultations and teaches online classes through his website www.ChrisBrennanAstrologer.com
Outline & Directions:
The meetup takes place at the Theosophical Society, which is right next to Quest Bookshop. You may enter through the bookshop or to the left of the bookshop. A sign will be posted. The following is a rough outline. Please come on time so you can introduce yourself.
3:00 - 3:15 - Brief intros from attendees
3:15 - 4:45 - Talk/presentation
4:45 - Socializing
In line with the non-profit model, the goal is to collect just enough money to pay for expenses including room rental, meetup fees, and hopefully some compensation for the speaker. The hope is that a consistent amount of $5 from everyone each meetup will cover costs, averaged over the long term.
Since Chris is coming from out of town, any amount more than $5 would be greatly appreciated to help pay his expenses.