This article is about my increasing holistic astrological knowledge and how I am finding it more difficult to put a given article under one category only.
I have had a lot of insights recently thanks to the intense research I have been doing, then taking a break, and renewing the studies.
Changing the theme and outlook of my blog
As a result of this, as well as some inner changes I have been undergoing, I have started perceiving things even more holistically. This needs to be reflected in the way I write as well, not just on my blog. I need to make some changes in scenery too, so I have modified my blog as of 11-12th of February 2016. I have also removed all sections except the information about me, my services and how to contact me.
It was fine for me for some time to write astrological articles that fall under only one category, but as my as my holistic astrological knowledge increased over the years, it was getting increasingly difficult to write. This is because my articles would either be way too long and/or way too difficult to handle. After all, unlike the vast majority of blogs which feature short, introductory articles, I write for people who are seriously studying and practising and not for beginners.
My thanks to Victor for his BaZi calculator (uses the lunar calendar):
Holistic astrological knowledge: not that many people are interested in the many disciplines I am covering
Due to the nature of the fields of knowledge I am interested in, that is, way fewer people are interested in them. I mean, compare this to say modern astrology, psychological astrology or modern/new age Chinese metaphysics, Rider-Smith Tarot etc. Also, due to the vast difference in the cultures and the philosophy and the rules of these disciplines coming from different continents, languages and periods of time, it seemed counterproductive to me to mix the material.
I admit, I have not searched that much, but how many people do you know that are deeply interested in diverse fields such as Ancient or Hellenistic or Medieval Western Astrology and Chinese Astrology? How about Chinese Physiognomy (includes Chinese Face and Palm reading too), Classical Feng Shui, Brotherhood of Light Egyptian Tarot, etc? I have come across less than 5 on the internet!
In any case, at this point if it is between having to separate the disciplines so that more people can read and appreciate them or mixing them and placing an article in a few categories, I’d choose the latter, because there is no coming back when someone has started integrating holistic Astrology and Chinese Metaphysics.
How I will be writing from now to reflect my holistic astrological knowledge
Thus, long story short, I will be writing about whatever I feel drawn and using whatever I know. This will inevitably bring up difficulties in comprehension in all but those readers that are deeply into the very same disciplines. So, dear readers, take whatever portions of the articles you understand and run with that knowledge, because there are just a few people out there doing what I am doing.
In conclusion, I have ordered all my posts except for the former categories “Example Charts” and “Sports Astrology”, which I have united in a single post each. Thus it is understandable that there is some discrepancy in time, because each includes articles written over months or more. I have written at the beginning of every post the month it was published.
In this way, those that share a similar fascination can see for themselves the changes I have undergone. I mean, writing “Medieval Astrology“, “Hellenistic Astrology” and finally “Ancient Astrology”. And then integrating Ancient Astrology with Chinese Metaphysics. I also plan to write articles more often if possible.
Written in February 2016