•    
    Actuele planetaire posities
    2-maa-2015, 20:53 UT/GMT
    Zon11Vissen57' 0"7s05
    Maan10Leeuw39' 6"13n13
    Mercurius15Waterman57'13"16s58
    Venus12Ram18'45"4n17
    Mars8Ram19'21"2n52
    Jupiter14Leeuw39' 6"r17n23
    Saturnus4Boogschutter48'48"19s04
    Uranus14Ram33' 4"5n09
    Neptunus7Vissen26'31"9s27
    Pluto15Steenbok1'58"20s30
    Ware Knoop10Weegschaal14'42"r4s03
    Cheiron16Vissen56'24"1s04
    Uitleg van de symbolen
    Horoscoop van dit moment
| Mijn Astro | Forum | FAQ

Liz Greene: Astrology is an Art

Astrology is an art, rather than a science or a system of religious beliefs. But what, then, is art? The artist mediates between different dimensions of life. The images, sounds, words and forms which the artist utilises are languages which can communicate the meaningful patterns of levels of reality which would otherwise be incomprehensible or incommunicable to the rational mind. When we are affected by art, it is because the work speaks to us on many levels: intellectual, intuitive, emotional, visceral. The symbols of astrology touch chords in us on so many different levels that it is not possible to ever exhaust its mystery. This is the nature of symbols, and astrology is a symbolic language.

So the astrologer can, in viewing one person‘s horoscope, see Mars as a symbol of unexpressed and unconscious aggression and rage; in another person‘s horoscope, as a symbol of motivating power, courage and initiative; in another person‘s horoscope, as an expression of headaches, rashes and other somatised signals of internal tension, anger and stress which are not being dealt with; and in yet another person‘s horoscope, as a symbol of a particular kind of person or event that the individual is likely to meet in the outside world. All these are „true“ interpretations, and the ability to discern how this symbol is most likely to be expressed in any individual at any particular time relies on faculties other than those involved in empiric testing.

The art of astrology does indeed require intellectual clarity; but equally, it requires empathy, intuition, imagination, perspective, and experience. Even then, an interpretation may not hit the mark, because art has never guaranteed precision. At best, it can guarantee meaning and insight.

Many people take up astrology in the hope that simple answers will be offered to complex questions about major life issues. But if the person looks more deeply, it becomes apparent that such simple answers are not what astrology is about. Ultimately, those who make a lifelong study of astrology do so not because it offers the reassurance of science, but because they love it. And a large part of that love is invoked because astrology never fails to offer yet another set of mysteries to explore, and yet another set of unanswered questions to stretch our minds and transform our views of reality. Perhaps that is a good definition of art.

Liz Greene

Dr. Liz Greene Liz Greene is a qualified analytical psychologist (Association of Jungian Analysts) and holds PhDs in Psychology (1971) and History (2010). She is the author of most of the horoscopes at Astrodienst.

Liz Greene has published a number of books on astrological, mythological and psychological themes. She is director of the Centre for Psychological Astrology in London, which she founded 1982, and a Tutor on the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the Sophia Centre, University of Wales Trinity St. David.

More about Liz Greene

Horoscopes by Liz Greene

Actuele planetaire posities
2-maa-2015, 20:53 UT/GMT
Zon11Vissen57' 0"7s05
Maan10Leeuw39' 6"13n13
Mercurius15Waterman57'13"16s58
Venus12Ram18'45"4n17
Mars8Ram19'21"2n52
Jupiter14Leeuw39' 6"r17n23
Saturnus4Boogschutter48'48"19s04
Uranus14Ram33' 4"5n09
Neptunus7Vissen26'31"9s27
Pluto15Steenbok1'58"20s30
Ware Knoop10Weegschaal14'42"r4s03
Cheiron16Vissen56'24"1s04
Uitleg van de symbolen
Horoscoop van dit moment
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
Adverteren
Als een van de grootste astrologie-portals biedt WWW.ASTRO.COM heel veel gratis materiaal over dit onderwerp. Dankzij kwalitatief hoogstaande interpretaties van wereldberoemde astrologen zoals Liz Greene, Robert Hand en andere auteurs, vele gratis horoscopen en uitgebreide informatie over astrologie, voor beginners en professionals, is www.astro.com het beste adres voor astrologie op het web.
Homepage - Gratis horoscopen - Astro Shop - Astrologie Kennis - Ephemerides - Team & Auteurs - Mijn Astro - Tijdzone Atlas - Sitemap - FAQ - Forum - Contact Astrodienst