The Astrological Journal 2015


September 2015

July Astrological Association Journal
Editorial
by Victor Olliver

"Star Wars! The mighty movie franchise returns this year with The Force Awakens. In its 38-year history, starting with A New Hope in 1977, the series has made $27 billion (about £17.5 billion as of late July 2015) from global box office receipts and sales of DVDs/books/toys/etc - and think of the billions more to come in any currency. Another Star Wars flick is promised for 2017. Creator George Lucas' personal net worth is estimated at a very conservative $3.6 billion. All this is the language of the literal, audited world. How very awesome! Astrology, of course, offers an entirely different perspective - and this is to be found in Dr Glenn Perry's remarkable astro-psychological analysis of George Lucas' natal chart and his sci-fi colossus on p.12. Strip away the glamorising hype, spectacle, celebrity and statistics - Neptune, in a word - and what we find is a rich metaphor for a very human story acted out behind enthralling illusion in a world far, far away. Or, not that far, far away, as Lucas and his personal struggle to live his life according to cosmic intention is the human story very much of planet Earth - and the emotional inspiration of Star Wars. Is Luke Skywalker the dream George Lucas? Star Wars won't seem the same ever again once you've read Part 1 of Dr Perry's essay (Part 2 is published in Nov-Dec)."

Read the rest of September's editorial here.

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July 2015

July Astrological Association Journal
Editorial
by Victor Olliver

"After a certain point, each Journal issue assumes a life of its own. Take this one, for example. I had planned months ago a royal theme for the July-August 2015 edition to mark Queen Elizabeth II becoming Britain's longest-reigning monarch. Kings and Queens through the ages have been guided by stargazers. Let's tell the story and have some fun on the way - was it worth examining the synastry, say, between Elizabeth I and each of the actresses who have played her? So, three astro-royal features were commissioned including Frank C. Clifford's razor-sharp biography of the Queen, partly by reference to her solar arc directions. What I didn't know then - and no, I didn't see it coming - was that the BBC would foolishly reanimate the 13th zodiac sign claim on one of its science websites and enrage a sizeable chunk of the world of astrology. Do I detect growing, educated militancy in otherwise (largely) veggie-practising astrologers? I hope so."

Read the rest of July's editorial here.

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May Astrological Association Journal

May 2015

Editorial
by Victor Olliver

"While climate scientists cast contradictory 'peer reviewed' research statistics at each other on the topic of global warming and its disputed causes, Christopher Kevill offers another perspective. His piece 'The Astrology of Climate Change' (p. 42) examines the role planetary cycles may play in world temperature fluctuations - and in particular, the part of the Aries ingresses of Saturn and Pluto. He has discovered intriguing correspondences through Earth's ages worth further investigation. ..."

Read the rest of May's editorial here.

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March 2015

March Astrological Association Journal
Editorial
by Victor Olliver

"'Fate and Destiny are different animals, I think,' wrote Dennis Elwell back in 2004. 'Destiny is higher; it has more to do with one's potential, or dharma, or divine plan. Destiny is something for which we must strive; Fate is what happens to us if we don't. Both are visible in the birth chart.' In this issue we republish the essay, in which he makes these points, as part of our tribute to a man described by many as one of the 'greats' of astrology. Personally, I'm getting to know him posthumously since I had not read him at all before his passing of last year ..."

Read the rest of March's editorial here.

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January 2015

January Astrological Association Journal
Editorial
by Victor Olliver

"Sun sign astrology has long been held in contempt, not just by several of the newspaper and magazine editors happy to reap reader goodwill by publishing horoscope columns but by many serious and scholarly stargazers embarrassed by its seeming simplicity if not 'fraudulence'. Harper's Bazaar and Cosmo astrologer Jessica Adams begs to differ. In this issue she argues for its legitimacy and for its inclusion as an option in the curricula of schools of astrology..."

Read the rest of January's editorial here.

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