‘How does astrology work? Is there any science to it? How can planets affect human behaviour?’ Those questions became the focus of a minor thesis (10,000 words) which I researched and wrote between 2001 and 2003.
I returned to the same research topic in 2006 and used the material in a conference paper I presented at the 16th FAA International Astrologers Conference held in Melbourne.
I looked at some of the major researchers, many of them scientist astrologers, who have influenced the thinking of astrologers on how astrology works, especially the biology of astrology.
Science has advanced over the past 12 years since I presented the paper, an entire Jupiter cycle (12 years). Jupiter represents further study, new perspectives and the quest for truth. Next month Jupiter will enter its own zodiac sign, Sagittarius, and start a new 12-year cycle. I last presented about the above questions when Jupiter was in Sagittarius 12 years ago.
Back in 2006, some of the key researchers who helped my understanding of the biology of astrology included:
- Percy Seymour – a plausible multilink theory for how astrology might work, including ideas from physics, astronomy, psychology, geomagnetics and magnetobiology
- Steven Strogatz – concepts of synchronology & biological clocks that show humans ‘might be a clock’ and that the ‘master biological clock’ that co-ordinates the trillions of ‘clocks’ within humans is located in the brain in the pineal gland region
- Frank McGillion – the possible role of the pineal gland, magnetite in the brain and melatonin in responding to electromagnetic activity and affecting cellular function
- Patrick Curry & Roy Willis – the exploration of how the biochemical/electrical impulses of newborns respond to units of meaning in spoken language right from birth as if engaging in ‘participation with divinity in the work of creation’.
A PDF of the whole thesis reference list is here.
I’ve researched further since then but the process of putting pen to paper on this topic was interrupted while I researched and experienced more about health, healing, personal-growth, the soul’s needs, meditation and spirituality, and spent a number of years writing various drafts of a book on astrology and the moon, which also got interrupted! Perhaps now with Jupiter back in Sagittarius I might get back to writing about astrology and science, and complete writing about astrology and the moon, or find another way to write about the self and the soul.
But in the same way I don’t predict for others, nor do I predict for myself, so it’s a case of setting goals and forecasting the different variables and waiting with anticipation to see how my efforts, personal growth, greater understanding and integration of different needs, plus inner-outer intentions co-create with life.
What will I prioritise as being more the ‘core me’? What does life know I still need to experience? What will life bring me? What will I say back to life each time it serves up a dish I order from one of its ‘restaurants’? Which of its restaurants do I want to eat from? Am I choosing the worst dishes due to blindspots? How can I discern which dishes are good for me and others?
Constantly engaging with these questions is at the core of my quest to integrate my self, soul and contribution to life, love and relating, which for me is at the crux of healing.