Astrology by Hand
A column by Robert Hand
Here we would like to pay tribute to StarIQ
for giving us permission to republish a series of articels by Robert Hand which
was written and published on StarIQ in the years 2000 / 2001. Bit by bit he
explores the workings of astrology, its relationship with science, magic,
language and consciousness. He explains about horary and traditional astrology
as well as humanistic and psychological astrology. He presents his view of
astrology as revealed to him in his long studies. A very interesting approach
worth reading and comtemplating.
We will publish the articles as a succession of weekly installments, as it was
done by StarIQ originally. However, the last eleven articles deal with chart
interpretations of politicians at the time of their first publication. We have
drawn these together in parts of two or three at once. Please bear in mind
that this a piece of history as well as great practice in chart
Astrology and Science
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One of the most respected astrologers in the world
examines astrology's relationship to science.
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Astrologer Robert Hand continues his examination of the
relationship between astrology and science.
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Astrologer Rob Hand takes a look at psychological and humanistic astrology.
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Astrologer Rob Hand continues his discussion of the
relationship between astrology and science, and the changes astrology has
undergone in an attempt to bring the two studies together.
Horary Astrology (and Science)
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Rob Hand continues his discussion of the conflicts between
astrology and science with an examination of horary astrology.
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Rob Hand continues his discussion of horary astrology and
its connections to other branches of astrology and to science.
Letters, Comments and
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Rob takes a time out from his discussion of horary to look
into the idea of action-at-a-distance in physics, and how it relates to
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Rob continues to answer reader feedback, this time
addressing a letter about psychological astrology written by psychologist and astrologer Glenn Perry, Ph.D.
More on Horary Astrology
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Rob returns to his discussion of horary astrology and the mind of the questioner.
Astrology by Hand 10
Rob discusses what he believes to be the most common
reason for errors made in chart readings.
Astrology by Hand 11
Rob continues his discussion of the relationship between
the mind of the client or questioner and the chart, and begins to explore the connection between astrology and magic.
Astrology, Magic and
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Rob continues his discussion of the connections between
astrology and magic, and gives an example of astrological polymorphism.
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Rob explores different definitions and types of magic, as
well as whether or not such a thing even exists.
Astrology by Hand 14
Rob explores different types of magic—natural, ceremonial,
white magic and spell-casting—and looks at their relationship to the use
of the will.
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Rob discusses whether or not there is a difference between
magic and technology.
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Rob looks at the role consciousness and will play in magic and spell-casting.
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Rob takes a look at what consciousness and free will
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Rob looks at the link between language, magic and
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Rob argues that the use of astrology today to help clients
become more self-determining may actually be a return to the combination
of magic and astrology of olden times.
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Rob looks at the use of ritual in magic and astrology.
The Roots of Astrology
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Rob continues the discussion with a look at the languages
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Rob discusses other worlds and layers of reality.
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Rob argues that having planet-sign combinations
traditionally known to be in their detriment or fall may not simply be
bad, but have their own gifts as well.
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Rob goes more in-depth about planets in their debilities and looks at a few examples.
The Astrological Ages
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Rob gives examples of correspondences between historical
events and the movements of the equinoctial and solstice points through
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Rob concludes his thoughts on the dialogue between heaven
Astrology and its Traditions
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What exactly is "traditional astrology" and how
does it differ from "modern astrology?"
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Rob Hand gives a brief but fascinating history of Western
astrology that explains how astrology lost the sponsorship of
universities in modern times.
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Rob brings us up to the present with his history of
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Rob looks at the tension that has built up in astrology
between modernists and traditionalists and describes how each reflects
different times and needs.
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Rob begins to explain how modern astrology can benefit
from updating deterministic traditional techniques to fit in with today's
ideas of freewill and individual choice.
Astrology by Hand 32
Rob looks beneath the surface of a seemingly ludicrous
medieval astrological statement and shows that traditional astrology
Astrology by Hand 33
Rob explains the medieval view of the concepts of body and
soul, looks at how it differs from today's thought and explores the
possibility of modern astrology learning something from this ancient
Astrology by Hand 34
Rob continues his exploration of the function of the
planets by examining medieval ideas regarding the difference between a
planet occupying and ruling a house or sign.
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uses traditional astrology to show why George W.
Bush's Twelfth House Cancer Sun may not be as weak as it appears
according to modern methods for evaluating planet strength.
He then delves deeper into George W. Bush's horoscope using
traditional astrology to show what modern techniques fail to see.
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Rob takes a different angle on the new presidency by
looking at the horoscope of George W. Bush's inauguration. He finds that
astrology tells more about the current administration than does the
administration itself. Rob Hand finishes his examination of the Bush
administration's inauguration horoscope and comes to some interesting
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Rob Hand interprets the horoscope of John McCain as the
Virgo senator's bill on campaign reform is being debated in Congress.
Rob continues his look at John McCain's horoscope by
showing how the senator's imprisonment as a P.O.W. in North Vietnam is
accurately symbolized by astrology.
Senator John McCain is a Republican who has a reputation
for bucking his own party on campaign finance reform. This week, Rob Hand
looks at what factors in his horoscope encourage McCain to be such a
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Vice President Dick Cheney and former president Franklin
Delano Roosevelt share many striking astrological similarities. Yet one
was a progressive liberal and the other a staunch conservative.
Vice President Richard Cheney has already suffered two
heart "incidents" since the election in November. This week,
Rob looks at his birth chart for indications of health issues during his
term in office.
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Rob looks at the birth chart of Ariel Sharon for clues to
what kind of man the new prime minister of Israel really is and what the
rest of the world can expect from his leadership.
Rob discusses transits to the birth chart of Israeli
leader Ariel Sharon whose planetary patterns look quite challenging
during the latter part of 2001.