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MA in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred: A report from Geoffrey Cornelius

I welcome the opportunity to report to Faculty students that the MA in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred at Canterbury Christchurch University started running in January 2014. I set out here some details of its genesis and ambitions, and indicate why this programme should interest students and practitioners of astrology. Background We are fortunate in …

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Astrology at University: the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology by Nicholas Campion

The MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology is unique in that it is the only university degree in the world to feature the history, culture and theory of astrology. Its success story is evident in the fact that it is in its twelfth year of teaching, and its seventh year as an on-line, distance-learning course …

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The Gift of Mercury Retrograde by Vanessa Couto

Every time we are entering another of Mercury’s retrograde phases the collective seems to respond with anxiety and a sense of foreboding. Even those who aren’t astrologically minded, raise their hands to the heavens blaming Mercury retrograde for their misfortunes with computers, traffic and contract signing. For three weeks, the world seems to be immersed …

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Get Real About Astrology – Part 2 by Francis O’Neill

Image courtesy Caltiva Creatividad Looking at 6 myths/misunderstandings about astrology! Astrology tends to be treated or tolerated mostly as entertainment. Astrologers themselves, not all of course, have aided and abetted this ‘only for entertainment’ development by writing star sign astrology in the first place. It’s a bit of a catch 22 situation though for in …

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Get Real About Astrology – Part 1 by Francis O’Neill

Image courtesy Caltiva Creatividad Seriously is Astrology rubbish!? Some time back I read an article by Martin Robbins, in The Guardian, called Astrologers angered by stars. The stars in this case were the astronomer Brian Cox and the comedian/tv presenter, Dara O’Briain. Both had made comments rubbishing astrology in a BBC2 programme, Stargazing Live, and …

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Debating on the Ruler of Astrology: An Unorothodox Perspective by Sonia Giudici

 “The truth is that stars are nothing more than giant, inanimate, orbs of rock and gas floating in the vacuum of space. They don’t influence your life any more than the pile of rocks in your front garden dictate your life. The stars do not care about you, or your job, or your finances, or …

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