"Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abysses nature leads, or you shall learn nothing. I have only begun to learn content and peace of mind since I have resolved at all risks to do this."

(Thomas Huxley, 1825-1895)

Astrology today needs to go through the same process of enlightenment, a coming of age, as most other scientific disciplines experienced in the 17th and 18th centuries. It was at that time when reason, inquiry and freedom of thought prevailed over faith, tradition and authority. It is no accident that Uranus was discovered during this period (in 1781). While this revolutionary event shattered the Ptolemaic structure built on the seven sacred planets, more than 230 years later astrology still lacks a rational base that would loosen its medieval shackles. And several thousand years into its history, the astrological framework is still at the mercy of Platonic ideals, with no direct linkage to experiential proof.

My vision is an enlightened, rational and objective astrology, for which suitable models, theories and mechanisms are developed methodically on the basis of scientific evidence. My mission is making this transition happen together with a network of dedicated researchers.

Several projects are in the incubation stages now. A comprehensive encyclopedia of astrology is being assembled to define, demarcate and refine our discipline. A much-overdue literature review is being undertaken to provide the foundation for further research. Scientific research is being conducted to gather the evidence needed for developing enduring models and theories.

In January 2028, some 247 years after the discovery of Uranus, Pluto will return to its original position in the sign of Aquarius, and it is my goal to complete by that time the first phase in the enlightenment of astrology.

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  • As a research astrologist, my goal is to contribute to building a new, objective foundation for astrology. You can follow my progress here on the various projects I am undertaking with this goal in mind. ~Aquila
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