Портал "Русская Профессиональная Астрология"
Subject: Re: Astrology in Russia
Date : 28 Dec 1997 20:12 GMT
From : Ian Cinis (email@example.com)
To : Ben Cook (BenLCook@compuserve.com)
BC> Could someone tell me the differences, if any, between Russian Astrology
BC> and Western Astrology.
Well.. There are no BIG differences in general.
Each year foreign astrologers visit Moscow lecturing
(Alphee Lavoie was here even twice in 1997) as well as
Russian astrologers are lecturing abroad (you may have
heard about Farida Assadulina or smb. else:)
As for me - i had not discovered serious differences.
Of course, there are not absoulutely similar:
1. Russian astrologers use houses (Pete Stapleton doesn"t:)
maybe more intensive than western astrologers;
2. Sometimes we use vedic schemes like "Ruler of 1st in 8th"
or "Ruler of 5th aspected by Ruler of 12th", but, again,
this is a valid technique and some western astrologers
also implement this;
3. In Russia astrologers are mainly tropical like western
not sideral as Indian ones;
4. Many Russian astrologers include and interprete Lilith
and Moon Nodes seriously. I mean these points are considered
to be primary objects (like planets);
5. Many Russian astrologers also use 12th harmonic of Uranis
called "White Moon". It is absolutely fictious point, but
who cares? If you need more info about this, please, feel
free to browse Albert"s site, you may find additional info
about this (arta@ in Albert"s e-amil means "White Moon",
i don"t use this point);
6. We (i cannot say: never, but) VERY rarely use Uranians;
7. Russian astrologers pay serious attention to planetary
configurations, e.g. stelliums, grand trines, T_squares, e.t.c.;
8. We also held conferences, workshops, e.t.c.
you can examine links at Albert"s site <http://www.astrologer.ru>
for more information.
Most published western astrologer here is Dane Rudhyar
(and i believe He is GREAT:), textbooks by March & McEvers
are interpreted into Russian, e.t.c.. Of course, we do not have as
many books available as western astrologers, but we have enough basic
knowledge to invoke astrologer"s vision of patterns and influences.
I"ve promised to start website called "Astrology in Russia",
but still severely short of time to assemble everything together
(however i"m paying my ISP a fee for DNS mantainence, so i already
have platform to publish materials giving foreign astrologers the
insights about current situation with astrology in Russia. Hope this
will not take me more than 2-3 months, i"ll inform you, OK?)
In brief: astrology in Russia was "restricted & underground"
science until Gorbatchov"s perestrioka, after that Russians
exerienced the peak popularity of "mystic" & "fantacy" (i mean
the flood of fiction style books, because they were aslo
limited while communists governed Russia), now the process
stablized, however, there are rather few practising astrologers
in Moscow and other big cities.
Hope this may help.
Feel free to write to netforum or directly (if you like just to chat:)))
P.S. Ben, you also can contact me via ICQ: 2510395