Some unexpected solar patterns in the Gauquelin data: time for researchers and astrologers to look at early astrological writings

Author: Graham Douglas
Abstract: In two previous articles I have searched for ways of understanding the Gauquelin Effect in evolutionary terms with the aid of the new variable of birth order in families, (Douglas 2001a, 2004a,b). I now want to report on some hitherto unknown Solar patterns which have emerged from a study of the Gauquelin data. These patterns also vary systematically between professional groups in a way that suggests for the first time a place for some early Greek and Roman measures of planetary strength in horoscopes. It is suggested that the Gauquelins’ research was weakened by their neglect of early astrological texts and traditions concerning the sun and moon, and that the effect cannot be described accurately without referring to these real effects. A 3-stage mechanism is proposed to describe the Gauquelin Effect in terms of the conjunction cycles of the sun with the planets. The results presented are discussed in the light of Seymour’s theory of astrology. The current revival of interest in traditional techniques among astrologers may provide an opportunity for a new collaboration with researchers, and more awareness of the incompleteness of the astrology that came out of the 19th century revival.
Keywords: Gauquelin, familiers,patterns, professional, Greek, Roman, conjunction cycles, sun, planets, Seymour
Publication: Correlation Journal of Research in Astrology
Issue: Volume 23 Number 2
Dated: 2006
Pages: 24 – 46

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