I am Dave Monroe, a student of astrology and related topics since the early 1970’s. This blog is intended to explore “conscious awareness” or “spiritual awakening” through an astrological exploration of the charts and events in the lives of those experiencing these personal milestones.
The inspiration for this blog comes from a 1794 fairy tale written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe relating to his path toward ‘Conscious Awareness.’ His astrological patterns for this experience appear in the charts of others who have also had similar spiritual awakenings. It is these similarities that will be explored. This has required the following approaches to be taken:
- A core-concept based on a recorded seminal event and documentation.
- A specific approach to charting that is designed to portray these developments.
- Current day examples for study and learning purposes.
While the concepts are simple, the whole exploration process is more involved. The jig saw puzzle in the splash screen defines the interrelation of several broad areas that the reader will wish to explore in whatever order they prefer.
The core-concept is provided by the life of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, a German who lived in the late 1700s and early 1800s. He was a natural scientist, deep thinker, philosopher, writer, poet, government official and the writer of one fairy tale — The Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily. It is the events surrounding this fairy tale that relate to this blog site and exploration.
A specific charting methodology is required. The ‘standard practice’ using the trio of charts (natal-progressions-transit charting) is not sufficient to discover and follow the unique astrological patterns of Goethe’s conscious awareness experiences and their linkage to current people having similar experiences. Another form of charting builds on the strong symbolism of the Sun (representing the logical mind) and the Moon (representing the feeling and sensual nature) is presented. As a tool, this approach brings into clarity the uniting of the Sun and Moon natures into a spiritual awareness. These are central to Goethe’s teachings and experiences. The importance of the Sun and the Moon relative to spiritual issues is recognized by many, including Rudolph Steiner and Dane Rudhyar. (Note 1).
Current day examples are not that easy to acquire. Many have had NDE’s (Near Death Experiences), OOB’s (Out of Body journeys), inspirational or Kundalani awakenings or other paths to opening the veil between the physical world and a cosmic environment. Many keep such experiences to themselves and go forth with an expanded life purpose. Those who feel that their experience is special and needs to be shared with many, take a different approach. They write books, develop web-based outreach programs and organize speaking tours. These approaches seem to have two characteristics. First, the access to their biographies, birth and event data, and providing access for asking questions is highly structured and limited. Second, the experience-turned-business is very money-driven to support the teaching work that they take up. All of this contributes to making the collection of data difficult.
There are at this time some dozen examples of people with unique stories that I will be sharing over time. There will be no monetary activities connected to this sharing.
The purpose of this blog site is to share my astrological findings with other astrologers so that help may be extended to their clients and studies concerning conscious awareness.
Note 1. Rudolph Steiner was a German philosopher, spiritual scientist and writer who lived in the latter 1800s and early 1900s. He is acknowledged as a most astute and highly knowledgeable student and authority on Goethe. It was his essay, “oethe’s Spirituality as Revealed in The Fairy Tale of the Green Snake and the Beautiful Lily” that inspired this blog site. The essay was written in 1899 and a published english translation was printed in the Arts and Ideas section of the autumn-winter issue of Being Human, a magazine printed by the United States Anthroposophical Society for its members. Dane Rudhyar was the most notable of the great 1900s astrologers. He was a philosopher, astrologer and composer. His writings on symbolism and underlying principles of astrology are essential study material for every serious student of astrology.