Heaven is full of the gods
to whom we give the name of stars.
- Aristotle, Writing to Alexander
Throughout history, the study of Astrology has attempted to apprehend the unknowable, to secure answers to questions about who we are and what meaning our life has in the greater unfolding of creation. The Lore of Astrology is a continuation of this ancient quest for meaning and order. This work is founded on the belief that the understanding of Astrology is not a closed book. There is much to be discovered still. Through a dedicated search one may yet come to understand and become more active in his/her relationship to the universe in which we exist.
pursuit of Astrological knowledge has
taken a variety of paths throughout the world. The names of those
who have pioneered the science and art of Astrology are legion.
Many of these figures are well known to history.
Claudius Ptolemy, Paracelsus, Johann
Kepler, Jerome Cardan, Campanus, Sir Christopher Hayden, Tycho Brahe,
John Flamsteed, Sir
Isaac Newton, these and hundreds more are collectively responsible
for the wealth of Astrological knowledge we possess today.
In the twentieth century, Astrology has grown to become a valuable tool of many psychologists. Carl G. Jung, considered the father of modern psychology, studied Astrology extensively, and believed it to be an important asset in understanding the human psyche.
Jung's theory of Synchronicity was based on his understanding of Astrology. "A thing or person born at a particular moment in time, takes on the characteristics of that moment in time." Sounds like the basis of Astrology, doesn't it?
Through its long journey, Astrology has evolved from a science of observation relating the coincidences between events on earth to celestial phenomenon, to a more self centered process. This occurred through a more humanistic approach of people like Jung, Maslow, Jones, Carter, Rudhyar and others. This method of Astrology assists people in resolving their personal and interpersonal conflicts.
Here the focus is less on predicting the future, as on helping people realize their unique potential. From this perspective, there are no certain good or bad aspects, only what a person is capable of achieving. Thus, a birth chart, a horoscope, as a language, a set of instructions, that if followed, can lead to self actualization. It is a language that can show you what you are about and your relationship within the greater whole. Destiny is therefore, no more, no less, than self actualization.
Lore of Scorpio
The Latins occasionally wrote the word Scorpios, but usually Scorpius, or Scorpio; while Cicero, Ennius, and Manilius gave the kindred African title Nepa, or Nepas. Astronomical writers and commentators, down to comparatively modern times, occasionally mentioned its two divisions under the combined title Scorpius and Chelis; while some representations even showed the Scales in the creature's claws.
In early China it was an important part of the figure of the mighty but genial Azure Dragon of the east and of spring, in later days the residence of the heavenly Blue Emperor.
the time of Confucius it was Ta Who, the Great Fire,
a primeval name for the star Antares; and Shing Kung was located
in the stars of the tail. As a member of the early zodiac it
was the Hare, for which in the 16th century was substituted
the Celestial Scorpion.
Sir William Drummond asserted that in the zodiac which the patriarch Abraham knew it was an Eagle. The Arabians knew it as Al 'Akrab and similarly it was the Syrians' Akrevã. The Persians had a scorpion in their Ghezhdum or Kahzdum and the Turks, in their Koirughi. Early India knew it as Ãli Viçrika or Vrouchicam,in Tamil, Vrishaman. On the Cingalese zodiac it was Ussika.
Born : July 26, 1875
Sun in Leo
Mar 21 - April 20
April 21 - May 21
May 22 - June 21
June 22 - July 22
July 23 - Aug 22
Aug 23 - Sept 22
Sept 23 - Oct 23
Oct 24 - Nov 22
Nov 23 - Dec 21
Dec 22 - Jan 20
Symbol: Sea goat
Jan 21 - Feb 19
Feb 20 - Mar 20
Symbol: Fish pair
your position may be on the subject, you
will find here an interesting body of information, gathered from many
cultures. Astrology has contributed much to the study of the solar
system and the understanding of human nature. Lore is simply a body
of accumulated knowledge.
What is gathered here then, is the old lore, observations on the relations of events on earth to celestial phenomena; and the new lore, the study of a symbolic language to aid in self actualization.
The intent of Earthlore is to encourage and support individual quests and original thinking. These features were created as source for content rich interaction with subjects of cultural history. To this end, the content featured will center around the personal experiences and findings of those who have immersed themselves in these subjects. All subjects will be treated objectively and presented in a manner best suited for subjective utilization. Within this stance, we look forward to the sharing of your own views!
The information contained in The Lore of Astrology is presented in a manner to help you form your own opinions on the subject. As with all electronic media, this is an evolving resource. New material will be added to these features continually. Make of it what you will, but please keep an open mind, and remember, not everything that exists is subject to verification. Ideas we once thought to be the outrageous rantings of unstable minds, have through time and test, proved true, valid, and valuable.
Some things need to be believed to be seen.
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