Turning 400 Years of Astrology to Practical Use & Other Matters is an absolute classic of financial astrology containing hundreds of astrological phenomenon that Bayer has found influence the markets and although most are easily researched some are not easy to understand and will require patience and work. He is obviously an expert in the field of financial astrology so we are amazed at some of the planetary influences he found without the use of a computer. This is an astounding collection of hundreds of planetary influences, or planetary rules on the markets.
In order to understand a science well, we have to get acquainted with its fundamentals or elements. They represent the frame of the entire building. If a fundament is lacking, in other words, when the basic laws are not completely and thoroughly understood, we are constantly limping. Otherwise everything seems to be half baked. Half-baked knowledge is very dangerous and costly.
Under heaven or sky we understand the blue bowl, which seems to surround our earth from all sides. When we look into the sky and note on a clear evening the hundreds of fixed stars and planets, we cannot conceive anything about their actual distances from us. They appear about equally far away, since nothing is present in the sky that would afford to make a comparison. The stars seem to be on the border of our sky-room. This way we obtain a conception that the sky is a round bowl dotted with stars.
But what are stars? They are heavenly bodies such as our Sun and only because we assume our Sun to be the Main Star of our Universe, can we detect and say that the other stars must be much farther distance from us, since they appear as glittering points. Fixed stars is their usual name. They sparkle and glitter.
There is another type of stars, the wandering stars or planets, which change their positions in the sky continuously. It must be understood, however, that the fixed stars also possess a small movement of their own, so that actually there are not even fixed stars. These movements are minor, invisible to the naked eye. The various groups of fixed stars today form the same types of pictures as they did several thousand years ago. From this fact we get the idea that the fixed stars are fastened to the heavenly sphere and that their sphere is turning every twenty-four hours from East to West around an axis.
To enable us to fix the positions of stars and planets it is necessary to run imaginary circles and use imaginary points in the sky, also lines and points on our earth, to which the places of the stars and planets can be referred to. By comparing the stars’ and planets’ places with these lines and points at different periods, we obtain a basis from which to judge their movements, their apparent occasional stationary positions in the skies, their direction and speeds. In order to fix the position of the stars and planets, several imaginary lines are used:
- 1) the Horizon with its cardinal points and poles
- 2) the Heavenly Equator with its World Poles and Declination Circles
- 3) the Ecliptic with its Poles
- 4) the Latitude Circles
- 5) the Aries point ( 0 deg. Aries )
These circles, like every circle, consist of 360° each, each single degree being equally large compared to any other. Each such degree is divided into 60 equal parts called minutes, each minute is divided into 60 equal parts called seconds and each second into 60 equal parts, called tertia. The diameter of the Sun or the Moon as we see them in the sky measures about half a degree or 30’.
- Rudiments about Astrology and Astronomy
- Rules for the 5-Fold Horoscope
- The Erection of the Horoscope
- The Stock and Wheat Horoscopes
- The Wheat Horoscope of 1587
- Advanced Astrology and Philosophy
Turning 400 Years of Astrology to Practical Use and Other Matters By George Bayer PDF Turning Four Hundred Years of Astrology to Practical Use and Other Matters