The Inspiration Behind with Demetra George

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The Good and Evil Daimon: A Traditional View of the Eleventh and Twelfth Houses

Hellenistic Aspects and Trauma

The inspiration behind both UAC lectures arise from my 20-year love affair with Hellenistic astrology. The romance of discovering lost long astrological texts that were the origins of the Western tradition and that no one had read or hardly even known about was fascinating, intoxicating, and nourished some deep part of my soul memory.

In the beginning when I tried to convince Project Hindsight translators of the importance of the asteroids, Robert Schmidt challenged me to find a place for the asteroids in the cosmology of the ancients. The multitude of semi-divine helpful and harmful ephemeral spirits called daimons who inhabited the heavens were a natural fit for the asteroids. I presented these ideas at UAC 2002.

Greek philosophy abounds with various descriptions and discussions about the daimons and the Hellenistic astrologers liberally appended these images to the names of the 11th and 12th houses, the Lot of the Sun, and the Ruler of the Nativity. In the ensuing years, the daimons continue to captivate my interest which I share in this UAC 2018 lecture in relation to the meanings of the houses.

As counseling astrologers, we receive many clients who are dealing with difficulties. Some problems are not so bad and will resolve on their own or with a helpful suggestion. However, others are indeed severe and an astrological reading is not going to fix them. How does an astrologer distinguish between the benign and malignant chart influences so as to guide the client to medical or more intensive psychological help when so indicated? A special subset of the Hellenistic aspect doctrine called the conditions of maltreatment can assist the astrologer in recognizing the planetary significators of trauma in the birth chart that manifest as severe injuries to the body or psyche. This skill is an invaluable asset in the practice of astrology as a helping profession.