to 11.2 Conclusions: A Summary
Summary and Conclusions
Conclusions in 1.3, ‘Back to Basics’
1. Each planet has its own Zodiac
Since all planets in our Solar system have their own orbit time, they also have their own Zodiac and a corresponding Spring Equinoctial point (1.2). The influence of the Age of Pisces or Aquarius therefore only extends to our Earth and not to our Solar system as a whole. It is a phase in a cycle that only our Earthly Spring Equinox is passing through.
2. Axioms precede any separate reality
In the twelvefold division of the Zodiac, it is astrology itself that casts the background from which the significance of the planets is derived. Even though this background may be intended as a transference of the Sidereal Zodiac behind it, it still is just an image and not an actual reality (1.3).
This may lead one to the conclusion that the work of astrology is based on fantasy. Yet we ought to bear in mind that for any form of gaining knowledge, a self-designed framework is always required. In mainstream science this is not only common practice but seen as indispensable. We just cannot do without. Each field of knowledge needs fundamental axioms and/or points of reference in order to be able to determine its starting point and set up a mental framework. Without these, measurements will lack any point of application and the object of research will remain unmeasurable and undefinable. This would prevent us humans to get to know the world around us, or ourselves.
Consequently, all our observations, not just astrological ones, take place within a frame of reference that serves as a model for the real reality. Any observations are only valid within such a self-designed system. Even the results can only lead us back to this system of our own making.
As mentioned before, this is the essence of any development of knowledge.
We have cast out a sphere around the Earth, the Tropical Zodiac. This sphere arises from the Earth. This implies that the Earth is the center of its own imaginary world (1.4). By means of this imaginary sphere, the astrologer observes reality and interprets the events taking place in it.
Just like every planet has its own Zodiac, our personal horoscope, too, depicts a situation that only refers to us as a particular person (1.4).
5. In our own soap bubble
Seen from the larger context of the Sidereal and Tropical Zodiacs, we have been wrapped up threefold in our horoscope. We live within a tiny universe of our own that we have cast out around us from our own standpoint (1.4).
6. The Ascendant
Just like the sphere of the Earth is connected to the Sidereal Zodiac through the Spring Equinoctial point, we live our lives in connection with the Zodiac of the Earth Sphere through our own Ascendant point(1.4). Against this background, we make our life’s developmental journey.
7. Inner Sky
Further conclusions in 2.1: ‘What we found so far’
8. Zodiac and planets
The locations of the planets in the horoscope, however, are definitely real; those planets can be really found out there. Their interpretation is therefore not derived from any cosmic model, such as Zodiak and Ecliptic, and is unrelated to such a transference. Still, the interpretation of planetary positions colored by the significance of the Signs and Houses does fall under that zodiacal projection.
The astrological aspects are derived from the planetary positions in the Zodiac. They give the horoscope its dynamic. This dynamic, too, is therefore part of the projection.
In the horoscope, actual planets in the sky are being fit into a projected framework. To be able to further investigate the significance of this, some knowledge of projection is required, both in a technical and a psychological sense.