“The stars once spoke to man.
It is world destiny that they are silent now.
To become aware of this silence
Can become pain for earthly man.
But in the deepening silence
There grows and ripens what the
man speaks to the stars.
To become aware of this speaking
Can become strength for Spirit Man.”
― Rudolf Steiner
Welcome to “From Astrology to Astrosophy”,
a journey in 12 meetings that will take us to discover the link between Astrology and Astrosophy, a discipline born from Rudolf Steiner’s Anthroposophy. In this path we will talk about the connection between the ancient wisdom of Western Astrology and the results of the investigations of modern anthroposophical Spirit Science.
Instead of denying the value of the astrological tradition, we will try to understand how it can work together with Astrosophy, integrating them trough the impulse of the Three Zodiacs indicated to us by Willi Sucher, pioneer of Astrosophy.
Western Astrology actually mainly uses two “zodiacs”: the Tropical Zodiac and that of the Astrological Houses, which Willi Sucher considered to be a zodiac in its own right. However, there is also a third Zodiac that is overlooked: that of the twelve Constellations.
How can we integrate this third level into our astrological practice? How can we tap into this higher—yet more remote— star wisdom? In this journey, we will understand how the constellation that shines behind each tropical sign constitutes its occult spiritual impulse.
As you may know, due to the precession of the equinoxes, tropical signs and constellations gradually shift in relation to each other. They are like two synchronized clocks, overlapping differently across the ages. In this way the spiritual impulses brought by the stars are realized through all possible means, following twelve different paths. These paths are precisely the tropical signs that Western Astrology deals with.
In this journey:
- We will explore together the overlap, specific to our Civilization Epoch, between the signs of the Tropical Zodiac and the Constellations, understanding how it is characterized by 12 specific spiritual impulses.
- We will also compare each spiritual impulse of our Fifth Civilizational Epoch with that of the Fourth, and discuss the practical way in which this impulse manifests in the world today through a specific Tropical Sign.
- We will deepen the understanding of the different zones (or areas) of a constellation and their different meaning, as well as the major fixed stars of each constellation.
- We will talk about the abodes of the Spiritual Hierarchies, connected to each of the twelve Constellations, and we will mention their actions through the metamorphoses of the earth (Ancient Saturn, Ancient Sun, Ancient Moon and Earth).
As an Astrologer and Anthroposopher, this journey is the result of a spiritual research that led me to evolve Astrology into Astrosophy, so that it would organically arise from it. In a spirit of continuous research and study, we distance ourselves from any one-sidedness with respect to this fascinating and complex subject.
Who is it for?
This path is aimed at anyone who has a keen interest in Astrology and Anthroposophy. In particular it is aimed at Anthroposophers, Astrologers, or astrology students who wish to expand their astrological knowledge in the light of the modern Spiritual Science.
Anthroposophers will have the opportunity to explore the specific spiritual impulses that are manifesting in our Fifth Cultural Epoch in relation to the cosmos. As well as to connect Astrosophy to the great transformations brought about by the recent earthly events, which are the focus of Mundane Astrology.
Furthermore, those who recognize themselves as Platonic Souls will find the presented contents particularly congenial, as they are spiritually connected to the Neoplatonic Hermetic stream.
For astrology enthusiasts, this path offers the possibility to reconnect one’s practice and understanding of this art to anthroposophic spiritual wisdom, which is an earthly reflection of the spiritual wisdom emanating from the Spiritual Hierarchies (the Gods).
In particular, those who feel the validity of the Sidereal Zodiac but who do not want to abandon the Tropical Zodiac will be helped to integrate them together in an organic vision.
Furthermore, astrology students will be able to extend their knowledge of the fixed stars, taking into account the entire constellation, and reconnect to sky observation, directly contemplating the position of the planets against the background of the constellations.
Meetings will take place the first Friday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm Italy Time.
This is the complete schedule:
- 1st Meeting
APRIL 7, 2023
The Constellation of Fishes through the signs of Aries and Pisces.
- 2nd Meeting
MAY 5, 2023
The Constellation of the Ram through the sign of Taurus.
- 3rd Meeting
JUNE 2, 2023
The Constellation of the Bull through the tropical sign of Gemini.
- 4th Meeting
JULY 7, 2023
The Constellation of the Twins through the sign of Cancer.
- 5th Meeting
AUGUST 4, 2023
The Constellation of the Ram through the tropical sign of Leo.
- 6th Meeting
SEPTEMBER 1, 2023
The Constellation of the Lion through the signs of Virgo and Leo.
- 7th Meeting
OCTOBER 6, 2023
The Constellation of the Virgin through the signs of Virgo, Libra and Scorpio.
- 8th Meeting
NOVEMBER 3, 2023
The Constellation of the Scales through the sign of Scorpio.
- 9th Meeting
DECEMBER 1, 2023
The Constellation of the Scorpion through the sign of Sagittarius.
- 10th Meeting
JANUARY 5, 2024
The Constellation of the Archer through the sign of Capricorn.
- 11th Meeting
FEBRUARY 2, 2024
The Constellation of the Goat through the sign of Aquarius.
- 12th Meeting
MARCH 1, 2024
The Constellation of the Waterman through the signs of Pisces and Aquarius.
How do the meetings take place?
Each meeting lasts 90 minutes and are held online by Zoom. You are going to receive a link by email to join. If you need instructions about how to create a Zoom account you can watch a tutorial by clicking this link.
Please note that these are online meetings and not a video course, nor a correspondence course. This means that online participation is required. However, in order to allow those who miss any meetings to catch up, they will be recorded
- 18 hours in total
- 12 meetings of 90 minutes
- The first Friday of each month
- from 6:00pm to 9:30pm Italy time
- Platform: Zoom (free account required)
- Language: English
Payment is in advance by Bank Transfer, Credit Card or PayPal:
in a single payment
in two installments
at the beginning and halfway the course
(6 meetings each)
Please choose from the list down below “From Astrology to Astrosophy” or “From Astrology to Astrosophy – Installment 01/02” and click next. Please note that day and time are going to appear as N/A, since the meetings have been already scheduled (see section above).