Astronomy, like geometry and mathematics is one of these venues through which the principles of harmonic logos, and the subtle workings of Kosmos are made manifest for the Philosopher to contemplate. In Sacred Astronomy, the Philosophical Mind found the keys to God’s kingdom and the road map to immortality. However, since the schism of the ‘Enlightenment’, Sacred Astronomy has been replaced by profane astronomy and mundane astrology. These two sub-disciplines by consequence of their separation are incomplete systems, and can thus never reflect the transcending principle of traditional Sacred Astronomy.
Astrology has degenerated to cheap materialism; addressing questions of love, money, and body-ego success; it has lost its purpose and sacred essence. By being divorced from the science of astronomy, astrology is no longer a quest for qualifying the harmony and order of Kosmos. Unlike the Chaldean Magi, the Egyptian Horary Priests, and the Pythagorean and Neo-Platonic astronomers, the astrologer today does not seek to understand the universe, but rather aspires to ‘divine’ the future for materialistic purposes and to understand earth-bound personalities and sentiments.
Rather than employing Sacred Astronomy as a means to resurrection, as a meditation to break through the restricting cycles and physical structure of the heavens and reunite with the eternal One; the mundane astrologer remains in the fallen state reflecting the patterns of the heavens back towards earth and tellurian matters. Thereby, the mundane astrologer will always be subject to the fate of the stars and will remain a peasant in God’s Kingdom bonded to the wheel of life and death. The proverb of the Philosopher’s Sapiens Dominatur Astris , ‘the wise rule over the heavens’, resonates with unfathomable truth.