• MODULE ONE: ASTROLOGY GEOMETRICS

  • Day 1: Astrology Design

    The first module is about the geometry of astrology. In particular, we are referring to the geometrical shape of the chart. It’s an astrological mandala with the standard design being a circle or square with 12 houses or less depending on the culture, being the common theme in all astrological charts. An astrological chart is a complete thing that contains a lot of information hidden in its symbolism. In western astrology a chart has a circumference and a centre, and angles and lines that radiate out with divisions of 30°, making it up to the 360° of a circle.

    In effect the chart is a depiction of your DNA blueprint. The geometry is the structure of your inner astrological compass which gives you direction and guidance. The astrological chart on paper is a perfect way for plotting out any number of things. For example it’s a graphic representation for plotting transits which are the future trends of an area of life and the planets as they travel through each area, or it can be used if you’re an author for creating the theme and working out the plot where the planets become the characters in the story, or it can be used to plot one’s business, or relationships, or any other of the areas of life that make up the astrological mandala of your chart.

    Understanding the geometrical components of the chart, its unique pattern, and design layout, and meaning of each part all serve an important function which is it lays the foundation for a good grounding in the building blocks in development of cultivating a sound astrological interpretation and synthesis method which will be covered later on in the course.

    So the key objectives in this model is to understand each part that composes a chart and know how to cast a chart and become aware of the subtle links your individual chart represents as a piece of artwork with the imprint in graphic form depicting an empowering relationship between you and the cosmos. The microcosm and the macrocosm, the universal electromagnetic forces which permeate all of life is what you are actually synchronizing and becoming more familiar with in this course.

Astro ActivityModule One/Day One - Activity 1

 

The first step in the course is to create your natal chart using astrological software and print it out.
To do this go to http://www.astro.com/ (it’s free to register) where you can fill in your time, date and place of birth and you will be able to print a free copy of your chart. To see how to register and what to fill out on the chart data page the video has step by step guidelines. It also contains an explanation of a chart’s parts which we will be going through next.

 Part A: Video

After you have looked at the video and printed out your natal chart, we are going to do a “natural order chart” by hand which is the natural order of the way the signs go around the chart. So as not to confuse the issue at any time throughout the course from now on when we use the word natural it will always be in reference to the “natural order chart”—which is the natural order of the compliment of the signs, their planetary rulers and house divisions as they are placed around the chart. The “natural order chart” should always regarded as the underlying foundation principles for supporting any other chart and is often useful in gaining extra insight and valuable information into the meanings of the makeup of the chart in question ingredients.

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Part B: Creating a Natural Order Chart By Hand

 

Angles of the Chart

One of the first things to note in a chart is the main axis lines, which are commonly referred to as the “angles” that are orientated to the North, South, East and West compass directions. These divide the chart clearly into quarterly divisions and are considered to be of primary importance in interpretation. These four angles are known as the ascendant/descendant (the eastern/western horizon lines) which is the 00 degree and 180 degree cusp of the 1st and 7th houses, and the MC and IC angles ( the primary north/south lines) which are the 90 and 270 degree points that delineate the cusps of the 10th and the 4th houses. These angles represent major turning points in one’s passage through life. They emphasize the area of life and become enhanced even more so when a planet is positioned within so many degrees of the line and predominately active, especially with the type of events when a progressed planet or transiting planet is nearing and when crossing over them into the next house representing the beginning of that quarterly division. So when doing your outline and list for your interpretation remember to put the angles down with whatever sign, it’s natural planetary ruler and its position in the chart and any planets conjunct the angles and aspects they make somewhere near the top. *note: If you’re not familiar with aspects and their orbs then don’t worry we will be covering them in module three.

The Axis Lines

Next in your chart note the lines which radiate out like the spokes of a wheel from the center. They are called axis lines. These lines represent the secondary angles of the chart and the same significance applies to them as well, like when interpreting a secondary angle however it’s more to do with events and meaning related to the house cusp more so than a major angle however it can be a prominent feature again especially when activated by a progressed or transiting planet(s). They are a way of reading the chart and synthesizing it very quickly into certain denominations depending on the type of axis line it is.

There are different types of axis lines. Such as those just mentioned and which form the houses for example and there are also axis lines whose currents pertain to two or more of the coordinates of planets rays. An axis line orientation can run in any direction in the chart and is usually composed of the complimentary opposites such as 180° for example that link opposite areas of life or they can run across a series of houses. Axis lines are important because they are essentially rays of force of a varied nature linking together and forming a new combination of energies. They symbolize strong flow both ways and are prominent focal points of electromagnetic currents which depict increased awareness in certain areas of life depending on the type of angle created by the planetary bodies and axis line and their position.

In module five we will be going into “axis patterns”, but for now it's important just to get a grounding in the basic structure of the dimensions a chart symbolically depicts in terms of it being an astrological compass representing invisible, and active, and real enough subtle forces, whose design models in picture form, lines that make up the main divisions of the chart and divide it up into 12 areas of life, with the planets and planes of consciousness and other celestial bodies, making up the different currents of electromagnetic power whose circuits form the network of grids and patterns of subatomic matter that develops into the denser matter that becomes the holographic dimensions of the different parts of life that we enact out here on Earth.

First download and print out the blank chart and protractor template at the bottom of this page or alternatively if you prefer a bigger size by all means create one to suit your preference.
Next as we go along fill in the chart with each part after  you finish reading each of the days chapters to follow that are left in this module.

With your natal chart you printed out in front of you we can now go into describing the various components which make it up and so as to get a first feel for your chart and stimulate your subconscious through its symbolism entirely unique to your individual makeup. Drawing each part in by hand also will begin to establish at the start a link between you and it that will you will find as time goes on begin to resonate with you as you become more familiar with the electromagnetic properties of its design.

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Astro ActivityModule One/Day One - Activity 2

 

Tools you’ll need. Blank piece of paper with an astrological wheel drawn on it with only an outer circumference circle and a smaller circle drawn in the centre. (Use the downloadable protractor template and natural order chart template if you like) or alternatively you might like to create your own based on what the blank chart template look like as we will be filling in the other parts of it later.

Once you have the circle done fill in the 4 angles at 00°, 90°, 180° and 270° respectively. Just do the lines only, don’t label them with any degree numbers yet as later on when we do the names of the angles we will be turning the chart around to align its orientation to the compass points in real time. When you draw in the Angles leave the circle in the centre empty and start at its circumference and draw right out to the outer circle circumference.

Next: Module One: Day 2