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HOW ASTROLOGY WORKS is a mystery. An ancient art honed through thousands of years of practice, it is based on the Doctrine of Unity: the notion that the universe is an interwoven fabric.

The astrological concept of a celestial-terrestrial connection has been with us throughout the ages, reflected in diverse spiritual traditions the world over and epitomized by the Hermetic maxim, "As above, so below."

"The ancient perception of unity between the human soul (the microcosm) and the vast world soul of the cosmos (the macrocosm) has become impossible for most people today, and the ancient formulation 'As above, so below,' has been relegated to the junk heap of outdated superstitions."

— Stephen Arroyo

Even though there is compelling circumstantial evidence for astrology's underlying principle of interconnection, we have yet to discover the scientific mechanism that can account for it. We are living in exciting times, however, when fields of modern physics and mathematics, are moving towards interesting, parallel understandings regarding the seemingly magical interplay of energy and matter, validating intuitive understandings that mystics have been alluding to for thousands of years.

I realize as an astrologer many people will automatically brand me as a lunatic; and yet here I am sticking my neck out anyway, risking ridicule. For even though the claimsThere are many aspects to this great big universe of ours we have yet to understand; and the underpinnings of astrology, the how and why it works, is one of those mysteries. of astrology do seem preposterous; nevertheless, over and over again, I see an undeniable accuracy when I apply it to my clients' lives and my own. There are many aspects to this great big universe of ours we have yet to understand; and the underpinnings of astrology, the how and why it works, is one of those mysteries.

We live in an era with a troubling lack of respect for the unknown and the mysterious. If some idea or notion has not been proven, it must certainly be rubbish. This — actually unscientific — narrow-mindedness is exactly what Carl Jung was getting after when he stated: "I shall not commit the fashionable stupidity of regarding everything I cannot explain as a fraud." It also reminds me of something Iain McGilchrist wrote in his book on the two hemispheres of the brain, The Master and His Emissary:

"Certainty is the greatest of all illusions: whatever kind of fundamentalism it may underwrite, that of religion or of science, is what the ancients meant by hubris. The only certainty, it seems to me, is that those who believe they are certainly right are certainly wrong."

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Spring Evening at Inokashira Park ~ Kawase Hasui

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Notes

The beautiful Japanese woodblock print above, "Spring Evening at Inokashira Park (1931)," is the work of Japanese artist Kawase Hasui, a leading print designer of the shin-hanga period. Shin-hanga ("new prints") was an art movement in early 20th-century Japan with a return to a traditional ukiyo-e approach, where artists, woodcarvers and printers worked together, rather than one person doing everything. Shin-hanga flourished from around 1915 to 1942, resuming briefly, after the War, from 1946 through the 1950s.