The Astrological Journal 2016


May Astrological Association Journal

May 2016

Editorial
by Victor Olliver

Scholars of 20th century American history face many challenges, and we are reminded of one of them with the passing of former First Lady Nancy Reagan. The historians' challenge goes something like this: "How do we, the highly educated, rational, probably atheistic scribes of the passing scene, cover up the fact that for eight years the US was run by astrologers, and one in particular called Joan Quigley?" And: "How do we account for the fact that the advice given by Nancy's stargazers was often spot on or productive, adding the Teflon coating to a presidency that seemed inexplicably untouchable whatever the scandal?"....

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March 2016

March Astrological Association Journal
Editorial
by Victor Olliver

"Planet Nine, Bowie and Shakespeare As I write, news of 'Planet Nine' has just broken. No one's seen it yet but its likely existence in our Solar System has been inferred from a gravitational influence on six other objects in the Kuiper Belt. Planet Nine, thought to be gaseous, could be ten times the mass of Earth and take up to 20,000 years to orbit the Sun. "Will this change astrology?" I am asked on Twitter. Now, there's a question. Astrology has deftly accommodated relatively recent discoveries of Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and many Kuiper planetoids, each tagged with a 'myth', corresponding attributes and an ancient deity or two. Nine was discovered in the wake of the death of showbiz god David Bowie - might this event (an admixture of music, celebrity, star-worship, imagemaking, glamour, global bereavement, courage/creativity in the face of mortality and vast capitalist life-richness) be co-opted in the construction of Nine's astrological symbolism? Appropriately, Bowie's last album is called Blackstar. Might Planet Nine even be renamed 'Bowie'?"

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January 2016

January Astrological Association Journal
Editorial
by Victor Olliver

"The revival of traditional techniques is one of the more surprising developments in the world of astrology in recent years - as true in the UK as, say, in the US. A lightning Google recce tells us of flourishing courses in the astrology of Classical Greece, and of the Middle Ages or Renaissance. Horary, electional and natal predictive techniques are proving popular with young and student astrologers. And we have yet to mention Vedic or Chinese systems...."

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