This text was written in 2002 when Saturn was transiting Gemini. Saturn
makes us repeat activities, Gemini symbolize writing and text, which is
the main astrological reason for the appendix to this text. You should
certainly read it for, you will find it illuminating.
How to study astrology? This is a
question and ever-present dilemma posed on many astrology lovers
throughout the world. Since we live in the age of consumerism where
people are in a habit of simply buying what they need, it is only
natural that every astrology lover will set off to a well-supplied
bookstore to buy what he/she needs the knowledge of astrology
condensed in books. As the years go by and pursuing astrology, almost
all astrology lovers develop a powerful addiction to this wonderful
science. Their addiction is also evidenced by a number of books on
astrology visibly and significantly placed on the bookshelves.
Craving for knowledge on astrology (reading books) makes them visit,
at least once a month, all the important bookstores in their hometown,
searching for the right book to help
them reach a higher level of astrological comprehension. However, after
a few years of going from bookstore to bookstore and piling books on
shelves, the only thing an astrology lover gets is the awareness that
there are few books that could really teach him/her something and help
him/her elevate to a more sublime level of astrological comprehension.
And the initial question is posed one more time
How to study and learn astrology?
Since the author of this text has trodden the same path as many
other astrology lovers in the world, the purpose of my text is to
let you in on a secret how easy and
simple it is to study astrology.
What did I do? I simply made a decision not to buy books on
astrology but to observe life through the eyes of astrology and study
this divine science by myself. Namely, since I have always been
convinced that astrology is an exact science and we are but the
celestial puppets with lives predestined and predetermined by planetary
arrangement at the time of our birth, I observed the planetary movements
on a daily basis and studied their influence on my life. Similarly, I
also studied the effects of planetary movements at more general level
in our country as well as in other countries.
Therefore, it is essential to know the planetary placements and have
a thorough photographic knowledge of a personal horoscope.
For instance, a week before the moment when Im writing this, I went
to pick up my daughter who is at the second grade of primary school.
Nevertheless, I failed to pick her up from school because she had some
extra classes. The teacher was very understanding and invited me to seat
in class until the end of the lesson. While taking a seat I suddenly
smiled because it crossed my mind that on that day as many as 4 planets
(Sun, Moon, Mercury and Venus) were transiting my third natal house
symbolising the primary-school education i.e. primary school. After so
many years I was pushed into primary school by the transiting Moon
which, together with the ruler of my Ascendant Mercury (my personality),
more than any other planets influences daily events. Since ruler of my
fifth house (my child) is Saturn which also rules mathematics, this was
a math class. At the end of the class, the teacher told me that an
initiative was launched that each parent should do or contribute
something for the classroom makeover. Since I had an extra aquarium in
my basement (Scorpio) (in my horoscope Neptune-aquarium in Scorpio
(basement) is at the second degree: two aquariums - one in the
basement), I offered to give away a completely equipped aquarium. While
talking about it again I laughed to myself because, at that moment, the
ruler of my Ascendant Mercury was transiting my natal Neptune
aquarium. After I had seen my daughter home, I went straight away to a
friend of mine who was into aquarium keeping (Mercury) and bought from
him the entire aquarium equipment (Neptune) needed. Since Neptune also
implies a loss, on my way home a piece of equipment fell out of my
pannier and hence, the negative aspect of the Ascendant ruler transiting
Neptune also produced its effects the loss.
A couple of days later, while Venus was transiting my natal Neptune, I
lost (Neptune) a bunch of flowers (Venus) in exactly the same way I
didnt even notice that they fell off my bike. Naturally, it happened
while I was on a bicycle because the natal Neptune (to loose) is placed
in my third house (traffic, vehicle, bicycle).
Well, let us pose a question what lesson I could have learned from
this story if I hadnt been sure in my knowledge and comprehension of
astrological symbolic? If Id had any doubts as to whether primary
school is described by the third or fifth house, as it is written in
numerous books, I would be certain now that the third house symbolises
primary school; that aquarium symbolises Neptune; that Neptune means to
loose; that Venus symbolises flowers
The point of this story is to fathom the essence through the events
of your personal life, thus reaching the precise and defined knowledge
on astro-symbolic as the only way to build the necessary confidence
which many authorities on astrology so seriously lack.
Similarly, one should keep testing oneself and ones knowledge. For
instance, I often give myself the astrology tasks. A couple of days ago,
while the Moon, which largely influences daily events, was transiting
Capricorn, I set off to a post office to send the second book I wrote to
my readers. On my way to the post office (Gemini) I was aware that I
would see many old people there. The Moon transiting Capricorn enhanced
the energy of Capricorn old age. Transiting Saturn, the ruler of
Capricorn, transited Gemini post office. Thus, it only takes to
connect the main symbolic of Capricorn (old age) and Gemini (post
office) to make an easy forecast delay, waiting (Saturn) in post
office (Gemini) due to many old people (Saturn, Capricorn). The accuracy
of prognoses also provides the required confidence.
During the summer we could watch world football
championship. As we know, world champions were Brazilians.
At the end of the game, after they had won the Germans,
something happened that confirmed my opinion that the
Brazilians, in their genetic horoscope, were born under the
sign of Virgo and Ascendant in Pisces. Brazilian flag
symbolising their country has a coffee bean (Mercury, the
Lord of Virgo, rules coffee). Ascendant of a nation
describes its image, something that this nation is famous
for. Ascendant also describes the territory of a country.
Brazil is primarily famous for Rio carnival. Neptune is the ruler of
carnivals and disguise. Brazil is famous for the biggest jungle Amazon.
Pisces rule wild and unexplored regions. Brazil is famous for football
Venus ruling football is exalted in Pisces and at the peak of its power,
hence the Brazilians are the best football players. But what was it that
happened at the end of the final game that confirmed my opinion about
Brazilians being born with the Ascendant in Pisces? After the referee
had blown the whistle announcing the end of the game, all Brazilian
players gathered at the centre of the pitch marked by circle (Venus),
kneeled on the ground and prayed to God they behaved in accordance
with their Ascendant in Pisces religion, God
There are many such examples. Follow the celestial motion and, in
observing life, you will gain knowledge of astrology - for astrology is
the science covering all aspects of our lives
Appendix (May 2005)
This appendix pertains to the part of the text where I described my
going to the post office to send books to my readers. Naturally, that
day, the Moon transiting through Capricorn (to wait) and largely
influencing daily events made me realize that in the post office
(Gemini) I will see a large number of elderly people (Capricorn-old
age). Entering the post office, I could see people waiting in two lines.
One line comprised seven people while there were four of them waiting in
the other. Naturally, like any other person would do, I started toward
the line where there were less people waiting. However, I noticed
something that made me change my mind and go for the line with more
What made me take the line where, by the obvious logic, I would have
to wait longer?
Above the line with less people there was a CLOCK
mounted on the wall!
My reasoning was as follows :
Today, the Moon is in
Capricorn symbolizing waiting but also TIME therefore,
it includes the gadget for
measuring time - clock; if I take the line under the
clock, due to the influence of this gadget ruled by
Capricorn (to wait, longer period of time), I will certainly
wait longer in this line
Thus, the clock (Capricorn-time, to wait) made me take another line.
From that line, I was closely observing the developments in the smaller
line under the clock. By the time I reached the postal counter as the
eighth person in the line, only two persons
in another line had managed to finish up what they came for! Therefore,
it is useful to apply astrological knowledge even in ordinary, daily