Monday 22 April 2024

The importance of getting along with our own selves (Second House)!


We are "conditioned" to expect love to come into our lives through other people. That's an inherent "pattern" ingrained in us during our childhood, when our parents or other primary caregivers were the ones providing us with love and care. And although we might not be fully aware of it, we are so thoroughly "programmed" by this pattern, that even as adults we ever long for some cherubic "third party" to come into our lives and start loving us unconditionally! 

As the old adage goes, you can't love other people unless you love yourself first. However, there is a problem there, since most people don't seem to get along with themselves! That comes as a bit of a surprise, considering that people in general are quite egocentric and are thus supposed to take the very best care of themselves. But, as if they were plagued by some mysterious virus, they don't! On the contrary, they often are at war with themselves, acting in a self-loathing and destructive manner.

Thursday 18 April 2024

The better the astrologer, the less deterministic the predictions s/he makes!


I think all of us who practice astrology have gone through this phase: to interpret astrological data in a rather rigid, "deterministic" manner. Studying i.e. a chart and concluding that because the person has such and such planetary positions (aspects, domifications etc.) then s/he unquestionably has such and such traits in his/her character, while a specific set of events will befall him/her in the near (or distant) future!

Saturday 6 April 2024

OUR SOCIETIES ARE GOING THROUGH AN UNPRECEDENTED TRANSFORMATION!



(How to orientate ourselves in this cataclysmic chaos!) 

Join this Ev Zervoudakis and Thomas Gazis free online event, on the very day of the notorious 8th April Eclipse! 

We are in the most disruptive times in modern history. We just had a big earthquake a few miles away from NYC, the people are unsettled, the news may not be what it appears to be, hatred and corruption are escalating, and the bottom line is doom and gloom everywhere. The economy is tanking around the world. The disappearance of logic and truth.

Friday 22 December 2023

An astrological perspective on a possible Civil War in the United States


As you may know, the so-called transcendental planets (Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto) play a major part in Mundane Astrology. Every single variation of theirs, every new aspect they form, and notably their eventual sign shift, may provide us with crucial information about humanity's future course. 

There is, however, another important but lesser-known feature of the transcendental planets: the "resonance" of their orbits. I've been researching that feature for some years now and I firmly believe it's a quite useful element in the "mundane astrology" toolkit.

Wednesday 8 March 2023

Pluto in Aquarius: the dictatorship of the "commonness" and of the "abnormal" - And your money don't belong to you!


The majority of astrologers considers Pluto's upcoming entrance into the sign of Aquarius as a "positive thing". Probably because they tend to link the sign of Aquarius with an impending "golden age"! As a result, they mostly make optimistic predictions like "a new brighter era will dawn," "the common people will rebel against their autocratic rulers" and so on.

What those astrologers overlook is the fact that the "Pluto in Aquarius" "equation" has two coefficients: Aquarius AND Pluto! So, on the one hand Pluto is (somehow) "activating" the sign of Aquarius alright, but on the other hand it is simultaneously attempting to impose its "tenebrious vibrations" on the sign of Aquarius! That's crucial and unless we take that aspect into consideration, we will not be able to interpret Pluto in Aquarius correctly.

Saturday 5 November 2022

The eminent Byzantine astrologer John Abramius


Byzantine astrology is rather unknown among the general public. In fact, many people might be surprised to find out that Byzantine astrology even existed. It did, though, and it was marvelous!

Byzantium was somehow a continuation of the Hellenistic world, so astrology was a natural part of its tradition. Additionally, the Byzantines were geographically close to the Persians and Arabs - who themselves had adopted and developed the Hellenistic astrology. Consequently, Byzantium became a particularly fertile ground for the dissemination of astrological ideas, at the time.

Some of the most competent astrologers of that era originated in this part of the world. Among them was John Abramius, whom I am sharing with you in this article. Aside from his skills as an astrologer, Abramius kickstarted what we might call a “tardive Byzantine astrological school"! Its influence was such that even illustrious figures, such as Cardinal Isidore of Kiev, studied astrology there!

Monday 1 August 2022

The Mars- Uranus - North Node conjunction in Taurus (Empires crumbling down)!

                          

In just a few hours we are going to experience the major event of this month, August 2022 (and one of the major events of the entire 2022): the Mars - Uranus - North Node partile Conjunction, at the 19th degree of Taurus! 

I did a little research, in order to find out when this specific conjunction was repeated again in the past 3400 years - combined with the presence of Saturn in Aquarius. Only two dates came out: February 9th, 156 BCE and the period around June 1520 (when Mars, Uranus and the North Node were in Taurus alright, but not in a partile configuration). That's quite remarkable! The Mars - Uranus - North Node conjunction in Taurus (alongwith Saturn in Aquarius) has re-occurred just twice, in the last 3400 years!

Thursday 21 April 2022

Our "airplane" (the "West") is nosediving - but we think we are flying fine!


Throughout history, the empires seem to be ever shifting from East to the West! Starting with what we consider the oldest known empires, the Mesopotamian and Egyptian ones, the "world hegemony" was consequently taken over by the Hellenistic Empire, by the Roman Empire, by the Frankish one and - later on - by the Spanish and the English empires! Then, the center of power shifted further westwards and USA became the strongest world empire! And apparently the time has come for the "world hegemony" to shift even further westwards, to China! 

Such discussions are often held on the internet. But most of us are treating them as if they concerned some distant future event. Few people realize that this "changing of hegemony" process is happening right now, right in front of our own eyes!

Sunday 3 April 2022

The 500 years mega-resonance planetary cycle (and the irrevocable degradation of Europe)!

"Europe" by Justus van Egmont

I was watching the other day a video of a brilliant Greek geopolitical analyst (Constantine Grivas) who was positing that the current war in Ukraine is signalling - among other things - the definite ending of the 500 years European dominance over the world! Plus, it is signalling the irrevocable transformation of Europe into a "vassal continent", on the periphery of the new geopolitical protagonists of the world!

Wednesday 14 April 2021

Crimea 1853 vs. Ukraine/Crimea 2021: will history repeat itself?


Chances are you have never heard of the 1853 Crimea war. But out of some odd circumstances you might soon start watching on your TV/PC screen the brand new Crimea (and Ukraine) 2021 war, which most probably will be eerily similar to the 1853 one! Almost the same military powers will be involved in it! Russia from the one side and on the other side Turkey, alongwith the NATO alliance (comprising USA, UK and to some extent France).

If you do the math, you will realize that there are exactly 168 years seperating 2021 from 1853! But this number of years is significant to both astronomy and astrology! You see, it takes exactly 168 years for the planet Uranus to orbit twice the Sun (and thus, to cross twice the zodiac)! Plus, it takes almost 168 years (165 in reality) for Neptune to orbit the Sun and to cross once the zodiac!

Sunday 19 July 2020

Usa is ever more plugging into a sort of collective psychosis abyss!


(Disclaimer: I am a Greek citizen. I don't support Trump and I am not particularly interested in whom exactly is going to be the next USA President. But I find quite abnormal and interesting (astrologically, psychologically, semiotically) the phenomenon of the over-demonization of the current American President).

There are people who almost every single day are writing comments demonizing the current American President Trump. And since there are on Facebook so many Americans doing daily this "demonization ritual" they are ever more building it up! The demonization is ever more escalating and has reached by now an irrational "Μiddle Αges" - "which hunt" kind of level! We are seeing in the making the phenomenon that Eckhart Tolle described as a "destructive unconscious hive-mind" (when people are continuously and unceasingly demonizing a specific individual or a specific group of people).

Saturday 14 March 2020

Our cities/societies are getting ever weirder and deadlier! (Coronavirus & "Capricorn Climax")


Our entire planet is living now some unprecedented and even nightmarish situations, with this deadly coronavirus pandemic that has stormed upon us! Most of us are experiencing situations that no human (except for the few aware epidemiologists and Astrologers) would ever expect to live! Especially in the western world, no generation before us has lived something like this (except of course the two world wars - which did not cause the collapse of societies in the Americas). And if we put aside the so-called "Spanish Flu" (which more or less coincided with World War I), the "movie" that is playing now before our very eyes has not been played for thousands of years (the 1347 CE "black death" had not affected, again, the American continent, Australia, etc.)!

Although humankind is technologically advanced by now, it has proved to be rather "flimsy" in front of the coronavirus threat - and so far unable to produce a drug that can neutralize it! The only countermeasure (prevention - not treatment) left to us is to stay indoors (as if we were doomed to "home restriction")! If we kept congregating in public spaces, in crowded halls, stadiums, cafes, gyms, cinemas, public means of transport, etc. then we would be mourning an exponential number of victims!

Tuesday 7 January 2020

The economic and demographic plundering of Greece (astrological predictions 2020)!

background image: Sven Erik Golden "Jewels of Light"

Ten years ago, Greece was making headlines all over the world! You most probably remember why. For the first time ever, a European Union country was facing a sovereign debt crisis and there was a tangible risk of it going totally bankrupt! Not only that but (due to the so-called domino effect) the economies of many other countries in Europe (and even worldwide) seemed to be at risk because of the very Greek debt crisis!

That was quite odd! How could a minuscule economy like the Greek one affect the gigantic markets of our planet? How could Greece be responsible for the overall course of the international economy? I had the feeling that something was amiss there. Thus, I resorted to astrology in order to better grasp what was going on.

Friday 18 October 2019

Pluto in Capricorn disclosed to us the fact that the "King" is naked!


To some of you, this Frank Zappa's saying might seem just the mumbling of a stoned rocker. In reality, though, it is a profound and insightful statement, brilliantly explaining in just a few words the very essence of modern politics!

You see, politics is so complicated! But everything becomes crystal clear if we apply this Zappa's saying to it! Modern presidents are some sort of entertainers! Take Trump for example. Trump seems to be but the colorful host of the entertainment division of the all-mighty military-industrial complex! Apparently, his job is to amuse us, to distract us, so that big "industra" makes undisturbed good money!

Wednesday 9 October 2019

The Greek Astrological "school" "Alternative Education" ("Enallaktiki Paideia") - (A Critical Approach by Thomas Gazis)


Some non-Greek fellow-astrologers have seen this article (in Greek) on Facebook and they thought it might be interesting. By using though the automatic Google translation they couldn't make much sense of its content.. So, I have translated the article in proper English, for them to read it.

Many of us, who are stating that astrology is our main subject of interest on Facebook, have been bombarded in the last few weeks by an "ad" that was calling us to enrol in the "Alternative Education" astrology "school" ("Enallaktiki Paideia" in Greek ). I wanted to write a review of this "school" but I waited for  the enrolments to be completed first, so that my criticism wouldn't be considered a malicious one. Now that they have been completed, I can more freely express my opinion.

Sunday 22 September 2019

WE DESERVE A BETTER ASTROLOGY IN GREECE (and in any other country for that matter)!



Societies thrive when their most deserving members are promoted to higher positions. On the other hand, societies that routinely promote their less deserving members, the "well-connected, mediocre," are doomed to deteriorate and degenerate!

The pattern of "well-connected, mediocre" persons assuming prominent positions is more or less widespread around the world. However, the very nature of mature societies provides enough opportunity for recognition for many of their deserving individuals! I don't believe there is another civilized country in the world that supports "well-connected, mediocre" people to such an extent (at the expense of the worthy) as modern Greece!

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Uranus in Aries has gone away...and with it the "Better Me" virtual self?



Just a couple of hours ago planet Uranus left the sign of Aries and entered Taurus (definitely this time)! We all know that when we come down to Uranus we should expect the "unexpected"! Thus, it's not easy to predict the situations and events it will bring about on a collective level, during its seven years stay in Taurus.

It's far easier to study Uranus' effects in hindsight. And I personally think that one of the "themes" that Uranus brought about, during its stay in Aries (from 2010/11 on), was the "BETTER ME VIRTUAL SELF"!

Sunday 7 October 2018

The Richard Tarnas' Athens - Greece "Astro - Scholar evening" talk!




The friends of the "Babel Astro-Scholar evenings" are very happy to host next Tuesday (via internet) the world-leading Astrologer (with a capital "A") Richard Tarnas!

Richard Tarnas is a professor of philosophy and cultural history at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, where he founded the graduate program in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness. He also lectures on archetypal studies and depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, and is on the Board of Governors of the C. G. Jung Institute of San Francisco. A graduate of Harvard University and Saybrook Institute, he is the author of The Passion of the Western Mind and Cosmos and Psyche: An Intimation of a New World View. His “World Transits 2000-2020: An Overview,” focused especially on the years 2008-12, can be read at www.Archaijournal.org.

Saturday 7 July 2018

The unusual celestial phenomena of summer 2018 (the 3 eclipses, humongous Mars etc.)!



As most of you know, we are currently under the spell of the notorious "Capricorn climax". Of a "massive planetary turbulence" that is becoming increasingly powerful and will have an even greater impact on our earth during the next two years (2019-2020)! Aside from this "Capricorn climax" though that is setting the general tone of our times, we are additionally experiencing this summer some unusual celestial phenomena that will shower Earth with uncommon cosmic "energies"!

Sunday 18 February 2018

Meet Fabulous Astrologer Nadiya Shah in Athens - Greece (at the "Babel Astro-Scholar evenings")!



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The "Babel Astro-Scholar evenings" are a series of free talks and lectures taking place in Athens - Greece every Tuesday, at a cozy and friendly Art-space (located in Marousi, at the number 87 of Vas. Sophias street). We are trying to offer to the Greek public the best of International Astrology and we have had so far great, generous Astrologers from all over the world talking to us, via the internet!