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    2015年5月29日, 00:03 世界時
    太陽7双子座20'20"21n32
    13天秤座4'23"4s47
    水星9双子座55'21"r20n21
    金星22蟹座24'52"24n14
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    木星16獅子座12'51"16n49
    土星1射手座11'44"r18s16
    天王星19牡羊座11'14"6n56
    海王星9魚座45'40"8s37
    冥王星15山羊座8'16"r20s33
    月の交点8天秤座24'16"r3s20
    カイロン21魚座14'27"0n42
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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.

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惑星の現在位置
2015年5月29日, 00:03 世界時
太陽7双子座20'20"21n32
13天秤座4'23"4s47
水星9双子座55'21"r20n21
金星22蟹座24'52"24n14
火星11双子座49'54"22n40
木星16獅子座12'51"16n49
土星1射手座11'44"r18s16
天王星19牡羊座11'14"6n56
海王星9魚座45'40"8s37
冥王星15山羊座8'16"r20s33
月の交点8天秤座24'16"r3s20
カイロン21魚座14'27"0n42
記号の説明
現在のチャート
Astrologer watching the sky through a telescope, by Eugene Ivanov
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