An interview with Astrologer Rudolf Megert
12 2011, i was asked a number of questions in relation to understanding
what Astrology is, where it originates from and what it can do for people
The astrological questions
are in dark blue.
The astrological answers
in regular black below each question.
What is the history and the develpoment behind astrology?
I am not to greatly educated
into this segment. Sure is astrology has been practiced for some several
thousands of years. I would simply assume that back then people where much
much more exposed to the forces of nature than we are in our modern protected
world today, and so they must have sensed that there is an influence of
constellations and energies reaching between the planets in our solar system
that has an impact on events on this planet, and they started to observe,
think and analyse events in correlation with positions planets are in,
and that must have evolved slowly over the hundreds and thousands of years
How does astrology work and what does it mean?In a nutshell
astrology is the psychology of our planetary system (solar system - if
you want to use "psychology" as a measurement for energies interacting).
If this graphic http://useroo.byethost7.com/
tells you a bit more you understand that each of the planets in our
solar system (and i still count Pluto as a "planet" in terms of a viable
source of energies that needs to be present in any chart) has it's specific
Sun = central power unit
Mercury = intellect and
Venus = feminism
Earth / MOON = motherhood
Mars = male power
Jupiter = expanding, community
Saturn = controlling
Uranus = electrifying inventions
Neptune = spiritual insights
Pluto = focus
What astronomers measure
(using the Zodiac) is where (seen from Earth) the planets are positioned
and at what speed they progress (see any Ephemeries book on those numbers)
- while astrologers check A: for aspects between any and all of the planets
(no aspects between none of the planets, rare, would mean a totally neutral,
no events period of time, neither positive nor negative).
Aspects are divided into:
Positive = Hexagon, Trine,
Negative = Square, Opposition
Either of above, depending
on the planets involved = Conjunction
Such planet constellations
are read as you see at http://astrologyblog.wordpress.com/
for global quality of time
interpretations.For individual charts a persons precise time of birth plus
the global position (longitude / latitude) are added into the mix, resulting
in charts with a thing called the system of houses (of which the Ascendant
is the most known tip of the 1st house). Those the system of houses ads
a second layer of 12 segments, similar to the zodiac but rarely ever in
exact 30° sections, that puts each of the planets into a specific house.
Interpreting "planets in the houses" is the core thing for any personal
A full interpretation of
a personal chart therefor consists of:
1. planets at their
exact degree position (each of the 360 degrees of the zodiac has it's very
own meaning, check some of that at klap.pe.hu/scientific-astrological-advice/astrologybook
2. planets in the houses
3. aspects between the planets
and to the houses Asc. / Desc as well as MC / IC
4. (many ignore this important
part, never do i) CURRENT planet positions.
How is astrology practiced diffrently around the world?Wow,
there sure are differences! Indians have a thing called Vedic Astrology,
than there is the well known, easy to use and understand Chinese Astrology,
Native Americans have their own, i think called Bear Wheel or something
the like, and, of course, we have the Western style Astrology which i mainly
use because it is typical European intellectual stuff that goes into extensive
detail and can be used to really pin point events to half a day or closer
precision and is therefore the only thing i can consider "scientific accurate".The
general basics of all of them are similar, it's only cultural backgrounds
that make some a tad more simple or way more philosophical than strictly
practical and sober.
How does astrology influence diffrent cultures?It doesn't make
a distinction in terms of culture! Astrology affects either an individual
being or the planet as a whole. Example: http://astrologyblog.wordpress.com/shows
you how general planet constellations affect the quality of time overall,
for all, never mind what culture or global location. However, a bad time
in general (for all) can still be a totally great time for many individuals
as a current planet constellation may be totally positive to their personal
charts planets positions. The only difference in terms of cultures would
be that different cultures will deal with the currents differently.
What got you into astrology? My then girlfriend, back in 1985, we
had a bet going on what star sign Brigitte Bardot was. I lost the bet,
but i begun to look into astrology books more closely since than, my local
library (City of Basel in Switzerland) was extremely well stocked with
intelligent books on astrology, and i learned quickly that there is a big
difference between what is fact and what superstition in this metier.
What can people find out by using astrology? 1. Who they are and
what they can expect out of their life 2. What quality of time lays ahead
of them, 1 day, 1 month or 10 years ahead, wise to plan ahead of time,
no matter what the goals are.3. What is the interaction between themselves
and their place of living (very important). 4. What is the interaction
between themselves and their partners or any family member, co-worker,
team mate etc.
How can astrology be useful to us? That is explained in various
answers above already.
How do you practice astrology? You start out
calculating (or get it calculated) your personal chart on place of birth.
Once you fully studied that you use it as jump board for: A: (see question
6, answer 2) use it to make sure you know in advance when your time is
up to successfully go for whatever the goal is - or when to keep a low
profile and just be complacent. B: (see also question 6, answer 3) use
it to make sure you life at a place that brings the best out of you!
What got you intrested in astrology? (see answer 5)
How do horoscopes and zodiacs relate to astrology?The Zodiac is
commonly used by institutions like NASA etc. to calculate planet positions.To
astrologers the Zodiac means 12 segements dividing the year in general,
but to myself it is actually more than just 12 segments, see http://klap.pe.hu/scientific-astrological-advice/astrologybook/index.html
chapter 11! 12 months and 5 seasons so to speak. A horoscope there after
just uses the Zodiac as the baseboard for the correct plant position and
eventually the system of houses drawn on to it.
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