It will not be superfluous to begin with a few historical notes, in order to show how, through
all times, there have been eminent men, whose names sound throughout the ages, who believed in astrology and devoted their lives to this study.
Words are the symbols of ideas, and bear the same correspondence to the physical brain as matter does to spirit, a medium of expression, and are subject to continual change in their application and meaning, in exact proportion to the changing mental and moral condition of the people. As the planet, as well as man, is continually progressing, so must there be a higher and nobler conception of ideas.
The Astro-Mythological system of the ancients, though forming the last section, so to say, of the mysteries of the Divine Urania, is, perhaps, the most beautiful of its general features, and perfect in the complete fulfillment of the purpose for which it was intended, viz.:— to convey to the human mind a lesson, a moral, a truth in Nature; and last, but not the least, to serve as a basis upon which its inner aspirations and its more external faith might rest in security.
As a sequel to the foregoing subjects, viz., the Zodiac and constellations, we will add the spiritual interpretation of the twelve houses of an horoscope, which completes the triune expression of these celestial symbols of eternal truths.
The twelve great constellations of the zodiacal belt which forms the Earth’s orbit and the Sun’s shining pathway around the celestial universe have been considered as mere imaginary figures, or emblems, invented by an early, primitive people to distinguish the monthly progress of the Sun and mark out, in a convenient manner, the twelve great divisions, or spaces, of the solar year.
Astrologically speaking the Cosmos consists of the Sun (☉), the Moon (☽) and the planets Mercury (☿), Venus (♀), Earth (♁), Mars (♂), Jupiter (♃), Saturn (♄), Uranus (♅) and Neptune (♆). (also Pluto (♇)*).
Timorous people, the type who cross the bridge of adversity before they reach it, had better leave the study of astrology to stronger characters, because on these people the knowledge of future “bad” aspects might have a paralysing effect.
For centuries, people have been afraid of eclipses. These days they often closed in the temples and called for the help of the Higher Powers. However, as practice shows, a modern educated person is also afraid of this astronomical phenomenon.