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.
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.
To the ordinary astrologer the Zodiac is simply a band of space, eighteen degrees wide, in the heavens, the center of which marks out the pathway of the Sun during the space of one year of 365 days, etc.
From that which precedes, it becomes clear to us, that in order to find harmony, we must learn in our present physical existence to have our lower self, with all its desires and habits, ruled by our conscience, correctly speaking our higher self, which is our real being. That higher, true self, struggles to conquer “the dragon,” the lower self, by which it gets the opportunity to re-unite with its divine Source.
Many of those who take up the study of astrology complain of the great obscurity of the books of study, of the many technical terms, incomprehensible to the laity, and especially of the difficulties of the calculations, which latter are unsurmountable for those who have no knowledge of mathematics and cosmology.
The first point for consideration in all horary questions is to determine whether or not an event inquired of will transpire and if not, the reason for its prevention. Upon this point rests about all the chances for success which the astrologer may have.