Astrology is useful because it makes the four elements fun. Indeed, some might feel that there is a bit of too much intellectual and spiritual four element contexts
in this book – so bringing in this somewhat playful aspect of the four elements feels right. Even while that tact might be yet said to exist in this 4E Psychology chapter, astrology does have the power to make the four elements kind of fun. It can be somewhat frivolous, and lead to questionable ways of seeing how different people of different signs get along, build friendships, romances, business relationships. It can lead to predictions of this or that as different astrological
As we explore Four Element Psychology through astrology, let us not forget that the wisest of many cultures used astrology. They used it not only for divination but more importantly for personal growth and spiritual transformation. Significantly as well, from Plato, Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo to Isaac Newton, most scientists up until the last few centuries believed that the heavens showed important cosmic, spiritual truths.
Today’s astrology has had the input from the wisest of literally hundreds of generations. More importantly perhaps is the recent input of what might be called humanistic thinking. Humanism takes the Genesis declaration that “we are made in God’s image” seriously. Astrologers through the ages connected this Genesis concept to the idea that the heavenly cosmos above manifests the glory of God as well. For many, the circular span of stars and planets constantly moving above implied a spiritual dimension, a Oneness to the cosmos.
With all this said, I do fear that bringing astrology into our four element discussion could cause some to find reasons to think less of this book. I’ve concluded, however, that to be faithful to the four elements, astrology should be addressed. As we will see, the zodiac helps us see the four elements in the context of twelve. Here I refer to the zodiac’s division of the cosmos into twelve parts. In our holistic version of reality – patterns like the four repeat and even build into larger ones like this one of four times three, twelve parts.
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