Astro Journal

The Astrological Ages: some historical speculation

Last time we looked at the origins of the idea behind the Age of Aquarius and some of its misconceptions. In this post we’ll put the ages to the test and explore whether the principle works in practice by looking at some examples from history. For details on how the astrological ages arise, see: The… Continue reading The Astrological Ages: some historical speculation

Astro Journal

The Age of Aquarius: History and Misconceptions

Last time we grappled with the technical side of the precession of the equinoxes and the astrological ages. In this post, we’ll investigate the origins of the belief in these ages and explore some misconceptions about the Age of Aquarius. Is it just a load of New Age flimflam or is there something else behind… Continue reading The Age of Aquarius: History and Misconceptions

Astro Journal

The Age of Aquarius and Precession of the Equinoxes

There’s a lot of Aquarius energy flying about right now so it’s time to tackle the elephant in the room. The elephant in question has been painted with rainbows and has flowers stuffed behind its ears and is probably feeling uncomfortable and a little embarrassed. In this series we’ll bust a few myths about the… Continue reading The Age of Aquarius and Precession of the Equinoxes

Film & TV

Ontological Despair and the Rebirth of Faith in Rev

A great example of the Jupiter archetype can be found in the BBC sitcom Rev which ran for three series. The story follows Adam Smallbone, an Anglican priest who is promoted from a sleepy rural parish in Suffolk to an inner-city church in London. It’s an intelligent and subtle comedy that’s beautifully written and has… Continue reading Ontological Despair and the Rebirth of Faith in Rev

Astro Journal · Mythology

Planet Myths: The Story Behind Jupiter

Jupiter represents your need to grow and improve yourself, to make progress and expand into new areas. It stands for the search for meaning and the desire to connect with something greater than yourself, to find faith and confidence in life, as well as grace and joy. Jupiter takes about 12 years to orbit the… Continue reading Planet Myths: The Story Behind Jupiter

Astro Journal

The Jupiter Saturn Conjunction – the start of a New Age?

Last time we explored some of the history of this cycle and looked at what happens when the conjunctions shift from earth into air. Earth cycles are about consolidating power and resources to increase material security. When these eras end, those power bases tend to fall apart, often at the hands of barbarian hordes who… Continue reading The Jupiter Saturn Conjunction – the start of a New Age?

Astro Journal

The Jupiter Saturn Cycle and the Transition into Air

Last time we looked at the ups and downs of the Great Mutation in the Jupiter Saturn cycle. We’ve reached the end of a 200 year cycle of earth conjunctions and are about to transition into an air cycle. In this post we’ll explore some of the history of these transitions to get a sense… Continue reading The Jupiter Saturn Cycle and the Transition into Air

Astro Journal

The Jupiter Saturn Cycle and the Great Mutation

The much anticipated Jupiter Saturn conjunction finally arrives on 21 December 2020 in Aquarius. This marks the end of a 20 year cycle and the start of a new one. But it’s also the start of a 200 year cycle of conjunctions in air signs. In this post, we’ll explore how that cycle works and… Continue reading The Jupiter Saturn Cycle and the Great Mutation

Apocalypse

Notes on Apocalypse – the End of Illusion

Last time we looked at what Traditional metaphysics has to say about the cycle of time and what brings it to an end. In this post, we’ll go deeper into eschatology and the meaning of apocalypse, relying again on notes from the excellent The System of Antichrist: Truth and Falsehood in Postmodernism and the New… Continue reading Notes on Apocalypse – the End of Illusion

Apocalypse · Book Reviews

Notes on Apocalypse – the System of Antichrist

In the last couple of posts we’ve been exploring the psychological impact of our current predicament. Now – if you haven’t guessed from the title – it’s time to go deeper with a plunge into some serious metaphysics. Buckle up! For these notes, I’m relying on Charles Upton’s epic critique of modern spirituality The System… Continue reading Notes on Apocalypse – the System of Antichrist