He was called a modern renaissance man for his ability to express himself in many fields; music, painting, poetry, philosophy and metaphysics. Rudhyar had poor health as a child, a distraction that continued through his life. At 12, he had life-threatening surgery to remove his left kidney and adrenal gland. A bright youth, he passed his baccalaureate at the Sorbonne at 16, majoring in philosophy.
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The essential aim of any psychologically valid astrology is to help individuals to respond ever more successfully to the challenges of everyday life.
The true aim of astrology is to help the individual in seeing his or her "crises", small or big, as phases of growth — and not as either senseless and chaotic occurrences or steps on the road to personal frustration, defeat and disintegration. In this accessible article, Rudhyar explains the advantages of age gap relationships from an astrological approach, and reveals why relationships and marriage between two people of nearly the same age may not be entirely desirable.
From , this unique series of four articles exposes the roots of many 21st Century problems. Jupiter and Saturn are symbols of all established and inherently static social-cultural and religious processes, the foundations upon which social normality is determined. Uranus and Neptune are representatives of forces and spiritual agencies which operate toward the close of the cycle of a society - to build the seed of a future civilization.
Importantly, the article shows how the current Jupiter-Neptune conjunctions in Aquarius corresponds with the previous conjunctions of — a period in time in strikingly similar to our own. Saturn in a birth-chart indicates the manner in which the entire past of the Universe is focused upon that individual, conditioning his or her cycle of life-development.
Saturn conditions, but does not control. It says: Here is your starting point. The universe, before you came, has gone so far; now, move on from here in your own way, the best you can.
What you will accomplish from that point to the moment of your death will be your contribution to the universe. From Everyone will enjoy this article presenting the astrological planets as the vowels and consonants of the celestial language of astrology. The article includes a brief sketch outlining the astrological significance of each planet.
In this fascinating article. In this article Rudhyar treats the circle of twelve houses as the space surrounding the new-born, and how, in astrology, the houses represent twelve basic areas of human experience. In it Rudhyar also touches on why he uses the Campanus system of house division. Saturn - The Value of Inconsistency. In this article, as significant today as when it first appeared in , Rudhyar states that when a nation or, as today, the whole of humanity, has been shaken up by a crisis of extreme gravity, certain kinds of psychological reactions - symbolized by Uranus and Saturn - are almost inevitable.
Read it and discover the Value of Inconsistency. In this engaging article, which requires new prior knowledge of astrology, Dane Rudhyar - composer, philosopher and astrologer - uses the nativities of famous composers to present two fundamental approaches to music - Venusian Music and Neptunian Music.
In this popular article Rudhyar show how love operates in two fundamental ways - one symbolized by Mars and Venus, the other by Uranus and Neptune. This engaging five-part article shows how the astrological meaning of the planets can be seen in their symbols or glyphs. No prior astrological knowledge is required for this comprehensive and insightful work. But it can be deciphered, decoded. Astrology provides you with the means. How the astrological planets Jupiter and Saturn symbolize the human search for security and individuality.
This highly accessible and compelling four part article is loaded with psychological insights. No prior astrological knowledge is required for this article addressing the fundamental and timely issue of astrology and prediction. What is astrology really for? Should astrological practice be officially recognized? And what about the downside of official acceptance and regulation? Learn what Rudhyar had to say about it when the issue of the "legalization" of astrology was a hot issue in the s.
This accessible article discusses the place of the Sun, Moon and Ascendant in the birth-chart, along with explaining his use of the words "person" and "personality", closing with the key importance of the astrological houses and their role in person-centered astrology. No previous astrological knowledge is necessary for this highly accessible and engaging article on astrology and free-choice.
In this accessible article of timeless value Dane Rudhyar explores the eternal question of human love. In so doing he sheds new light on the place, meaning and symbolism of the planets Venus and Neptune in astrology. Rudhyar offers fresh insights into the relationship of the macrocosm and the microcosm in this popular article.
This significant article shows there has always been two basic approaches to astrological knowledge - the Sacred and the Profane. Explores the problems inherit in a statistical approach to astrology. From the early days of the Humanistic Astrology Movement. Most essentially stated, my ultimate aim in reformulating astrology has not been to help people using or studying astrology feel secure by avoiding the unpredictable and traumatic.
It has been to transform the search for a static kind of security by avoidance into a search for a dynamic kind of security that can be achieved only through understanding the place and meaning of the cathartic and transformative in human life. In order to do this and in order to help astrologers not take for granted the exclusive validity of traditional formulas and aims, I have repeatedly asked the question, "What is astrology for?
Rudhyar was also probably the most prolific writer on the subject, contributing 16 books and almost 1, articles to modern astrology. In this timely and informative article - unseen for more than 66 years - Rudhyar explores the antecedents of American Democracy. In this fascinating piece Rudhyar takes a look at two instrumental figures in American Democracy and how their birth-charts signal their unique personalities and destinies. The US Constitution and the forces behind its creation is also examined.
The powerful opposition last occurred during , along with a conjunction of Uranus and Pluto. What the May Full Moon Portends. During the few months following the Summer of Love and preceding the tragedy and upheaval of mid, Rudhyar wrote of the Full Moon of May and what could be expected during the weeks before and after it. The World Crisis surveys the Saturn-Uranus opposition, which also involved a conjunction of Uranus and Pluto.
In this article from , Rudhyar explores a new way of looking that astrological transits and progressions. A New Approach to the Zodiac is a revealing two-part series from which takes a fresh look at the zodiac, with special emphasis on the Four Elements and the Three Modes.
Sex Factors in the Personality , from , explains how the natal Sun and Moon factor as Sexual symbols while natal Jupiter and Saturn symbolize Countrasexual traits in human personality. From , Great Turning Points in Human Life examines the cycles of the Moon and Saturn and how they factor into "the wave pattern of human development based upon a 7-year and year rhythm". In this provocative series of 12 articles from Rudhyar takes a fresh approach to the study of a birth-chart.
Your birth-chart as a whole shows what you should develop into as an individual - the purpose of your existence on earth. The chart does not primarily describe what you are, but indicates the solution of your basic problems; it shows what you need, as an individual self, not as the mass of inherited physical, social and psychological tendencies which pressure you to conform.
Planetary Octaves and Rulership is an important article from the s everyone interested in astrology will want to read. It takes a new look at the question of planetary rulership in modern astrology.
Learn why the planets rule the zodiacal signs they do - and why Pluto is a rightful ruler of Aries! Finally, Planets and Chakras takes an indepth look at the Chakras and the esoteric tradition of three sets of Chakras mentioned by H. Blavatsky, showing how the planets of astrology correspond with the Chakras. Mysteries of Dreams and Sleep , from , is a revealing and accessible article showing how the astrological planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto signify three classes of dreams.
This two-part article is an excellent guide to the Lunar Nodes in astrology. In it Rudhyar explores the many faces of Neptune and how its passage through the zodiacal signs symbolizes generational characteristics. The Clock of Your Inner Life discusses the nature of "objective" time and "subjective" time; it is an excellent introduction to the meaning and significance of progressions in astrology. How To Integrate Spontaneity and Planning shows how structure and spontaneity corresponds respectively with the astrological planets Saturn and Venus.
But is the reputation justified? Meditations on Saturn takes an unbiased look at this misunderstood symbol. Written during October , in this engaging piece Rudhyar foresees a youth revolution - and a great turning-point in human evolution - coming for mid On 27 November two more contributions were added to our ongoing collection of articles on the astrological houses. The 8th House and Business is a fascinating and informative article serving a dual purpose - it sheds new light on the little understood eighth house, and also shows how the meaning of each of the twelve astrological houses unfolds.
The Astrological Houses and Zodiacal Signs , is a popular article which requires no prior knowledge of astrology, presents the astrological houses as psychological factors and the signs of the zodiac as energy factors. The Harmonic Approach to Astrology , from , outlines a new approach to astrology - "a rose by another name.
Want a introductory guide on what natal astrology is really about, and some tips on how to read your natal chart like a pro? Then this article is for you. It includes links to other articles in the Rudhyar Archive, so this is a great place to start your journey into the astrology of Rudhyar. The article Astrology and the Kinsey Report commemorates the work of Dr. Saturn - The Value of Inconsistency for a look at the flipside; and The Two Levels of Love is a popular article from showing how love operates in two fundamental ways - one symbolized by Mars and Venus, the other by Uranus and Neptune.
Your Lunation Birthday includes links to 41 online birth-charts which serve as examples of the Eight Lunation Types. On 14 November we added three articles on progressed lunation factors.
Keynotes of Personal Unfoldment reveals how Progressed Lunation Charts symbolize a schedule or basic framework of lifelong personal unfoldment, What is My Nature explores your New Moon Before Birth Chart, and Progressions in Astrology presents the theory and use of astrological progressions - including converse progressions. Not only is it a perfect article for beginners, it also provides fresh insights for experienced students.
The article treats the astrological houses as life-circumstances, and the astrological planets as life-opportunities.
Biography[ edit ] Dane Rudhyar was born in Paris  on March 23, At the age of 12, a severe illness and surgery disabled him, and he turned to music and intellectual development to compensate for his lack of physical agility. He studied at the Sorbonne , University of Paris graduating at the age of 16 , and at the Paris Conservatoire. His early ventures into philosophy and his association with the artistic community in Paris led to his conviction that all existence is cyclical in character.
The essential aim of any psychologically valid astrology is to help individuals to respond ever more successfully to the challenges of everyday life. The true aim of astrology is to help the individual in seeing his or her "crises", small or big, as phases of growth — and not as either senseless and chaotic occurrences or steps on the road to personal frustration, defeat and disintegration. In this accessible article, Rudhyar explains the advantages of age gap relationships from an astrological approach, and reveals why relationships and marriage between two people of nearly the same age may not be entirely desirable. From , this unique series of four articles exposes the roots of many 21st Century problems. Jupiter and Saturn are symbols of all established and inherently static social-cultural and religious processes, the foundations upon which social normality is determined. Uranus and Neptune are representatives of forces and spiritual agencies which operate toward the close of the cycle of a society - to build the seed of a future civilization. Importantly, the article shows how the current Jupiter-Neptune conjunctions in Aquarius corresponds with the previous conjunctions of — a period in time in strikingly similar to our own.
The Lost Writings of Dane Rudhyar