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TECHNIQUE EXPLANATION  

 

Astrological Reference Points: Personal and Relational: by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching: In our chart work, we use non-planetary reference points such as the Lunar Nodes, the Ascendant and MC, and the 0 cardinal point.How are these points actually distinguished from each other?In particular, what do the Lunar Nodes signify? This article deals with these issues. (added March 2002)

 

Working with Midpoints in the 22.5 mode: by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching: Working in higher harmonics does not require more midpoint dials.Ludwig Rudolph taught his student, Ruth Brummund, a straightforward technique of working in the 16th harmonic, for greater detail, by using the 90 dial, and Ms Brummund has incorporated this technique in her routine astrological analysis and research.This article summarizes this approach to midpoint analysis, which allows us to stay focused and continue using the 90 dial, so as to not stray from the core paradigm and frame of reference in our midpoint work. (added May 2004)

 

The Value of Sensitive Points: by Ruth Brummund, Dipl Psych. Sensitive Point Formulae, once a widely-touted feature of historical Hamburg astrology techniques, are no longer used in standard Uranian Astrology practice for reasons elucidated in this article.  (added November 2003)

 

Beginning Lessons in Uranian Astrology by Master Uranian Astrologer Ruth Brummund, Dipl Psych: A series of several articles for learning or teaching Uranian techniques to beginning astrologers.Ms Brummund lends her extensive experience with astrology and the Hamburg School to help us learn or teach Uranian Astrology from the ground up. (final lesson of series added September 2001)

 

Explanation of the 90 Degree Dial: by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching: An introduction that helps understand the truly simple principle upon which the 90 degree dial is based, and further explains its use in the 22.5 mode. (added September 2001)

 

Introduction to the Uranian Mandala (Meditation Wheel) by Master Uranian Astrologer Ruth Brummund, Dipl Psych:This is the definitive original article published in German by Ruth Brummund in 1984, now available in English translation.The article describes the basic format and principles and how the Mandala is to be read.Part 2 of the the article, to be added later, will explain the mathematical procedure (also mentioned in other Beacon articles by Ms Brummund) infor constructing the individualized Mandala.It would be wise to study this section now, to familiarize oneself with the symbolism and fundamanetal interpretive strategies.Still further information on the Mandala will be available in the Brummund Technique Book, in process of translation at this time. (added July 2001)

 

Beginning Lessons in Uranian Astrology by Master Uranian Astrologer Ruth Brummund, Dipl Psych: A series of several articles for learning or teaching Uranian techniques to beginning astrologers.Ms Brummund lends her extensive experience with astrology and the Hamburg School to help us learn or teach Uranian Astrology from the ground up. (first lesson of series added July 2001)

 

"Gems of Wisdom from Al H. Morrison": by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching: The first part of this article appeared some time ago on the Beacon, and it is now supplemented with a Uranian analysis of key configurations in Mr Morrison's chart, and includes interpretations of planetary combinations from the Brummund Rulebook, with supplementary interpretations by Blake Finley. (updated January 2001)

 

"Spirituality in the Natal Chart": by Ruth Brummund, Dipl.Psych: An article on Poseidon as a spiritual indicator, illustrated with the chart and mandala of Pope John XXIII. (added January 2001)

 

"Alfred Witte: Ahead of His Time yet in Sync with Today": by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching: A tribute to Alfred Witte, recognizing his contributions to the field of astrology, including a summary of developments that have led to today's Uranian Astrology. (added February 2001)

 

"Sensitive Points, Sums, and Midpoints": by Ruth Brummund, Dipl.Psych: Ms Brummund illustrates the redundancy of using an excess of mathematical techniques in general practice. (added January 2001)

 

"Sign Rulerships": by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching: Addressing the issue of using the old concept of "rulerships" in Uranian Astrology. (added January 2001)

 

"Sums compared to Midpoints": by Ruth Brummund, Dipl.Psych: Ms Brummund illustrates the redundancy of using an excess of mathematical techniques in accounting for the death of the eminent astrologer Michel Gauquelin. (added January 2001)

 

"In Memory of Ludwig Rudolph": by Ruth Brummund, Dipl.Psych: A tribute to Ludwig Rudolph and an assessment of a seed chart from the history of the Hamburg School of Astrology and its impact on past and future events. (added January 2001)

 

"Evolution of the Hamburg School since 1970": by Ruth Brummund, Dipl.Psych: This article summarizes the many developments that have occurred since the onset of the 1970s to today, including the incorporation of psychological astrology into Uranian techniques, and research projects spearheaded by Ruth Brummund and now open to further development through cooperation with other organizations. (added December 2000).

 

"Evolution of the Mandala": by Ruth Brummund, Dipl.Psych: This article gives an overview of the Uranian Astrology Mandala, originally inspired by the work of Bruno & Louise Huber, tracing its historical development from an angular table into a circular paradigm reflecting major principles of both Jungian and Freudian psychology. (added December 2000).

 

"The Hamburg School Today": by Ruth Brummund, Dipl.Psych: A summary of the different approaches and methodologies used by various teachers and groups within the Hamburg School, origin of Uranian Astrology (updated to December 2000).

 

"Astrology over the Course of Time": by Ruth Brummund, Dipl. Psych.: This short history of astrology takes you from the beginnings of civilization to the most advanced state of affairs in Uranian Astrology.It is an excerpt from Ms Brummund's coming English-language translation of her 1994 textbook The Brummund Technique Book. (in process of translation.) (added November 2000)

 

The Uranian Astrological Mandala: by Ruth Brummund, Dipl. Psych.: A personality assessment device synthesizing Jungian and Freudian principles. Jung emphasized that the study of the Mandala concept was a key to integrating elements of the personal and collective unconscious into consciousness, facilitating personal and collective empowerment, and deterring the recurrence oftotalitarian social orders (see Jung's Collected Works, v 10, para 450). Further explanatory text to appear in the future. (updated July 2000)

 

Astrological Research Bibliography:recently added to the Uranian Beacon Astrological Research page, a bibliography of books for study of astrological research issues and actual research data.Updated on an ongoing basis.If you have suggestions for additions, please contact blake@www.uranian-institute.org(added July 2000)

 

The Hamburg School Astrology: Excerpts from the comprehensive German reference Wege der Astrologie by Dr. Christoph Schubert-Weller 1996 (added May 2000)

 

A Chronological History of Uranian Astrology compiled by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching: An ongoing chronological account of Uranian Astrology events, based on personal correspondence from Ruth Brummund and Udo Rudolph, and from other printed sources.(added April 2000)

 

"Uranian Astrology for the 21st Century": An encapsulated summary of the state of Uranian Astrology today and tomorrow from the perspective of Master Uranian Astrologer Ruth Brummund, Dipl.Psychology. (added March 2000; updated August 2000)

 

"The Astrology of Hermann Lefeldt" by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching: The impact of Hermann Lefeldt on Astrology and why his works have been held in check. (added March 2000)

 

"The Vertex as a Functional Chart Point": by Blake Finley, M.A.Linguistics, Cert.Teaching: After all the speculations on the meanings of the Vertex, what its function actually seems to be. (added September 1999)

 

  "The Hamburg School Today": by Ruth Brummund, Dipl. Psych.: A summary of the different approaches and methodologies used by various teachers and groups within the Hamburg School, origin of Uranian Astrology. (added October 1999)

 

TECHNIQUE EXAMPLES

 

Franklin Roosevelt -- 21st Century Man Ahead of His Time: : by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching.  After 12 years of a Hoover-run "Libertarian" government which polarized the rich and poor, and thus crippled the USA, Franklin Roosevelt led a massive rebound and recovery starting in 1933. The majority of big international banks and corporations did not like him, but he saved the USA from falling to pieces, and restored dignity and fairness to the general population. (Jan.2008; posted in 21st Century lessons in 2006).

 

  Just Who Was Sigmund Freud? -- and his relatioinship to Jung: by Ruth Brummund, Dipl.Psych: A new study of Freud's chart and Mandala, using a recent biography of Freud; and a Uranian cluster synastry analysis of the dynamics of his relationship with Carl Jung. (posted Dec.2007).

 

Sun Myung Moon -- America's Rasputin? : by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching. Known in the 1970s for his ability to psychologically manipulate or coerce followers into blind submission, Sun Myung Moon has been in recent years has had many ties with American politicians in high places, including the semi-elected US presidential family.Is this related to the wave of cults and mind-control across the USA in recent times? (November 2006)

 

The Universal Chart for 2006:What does the Year Hold for Us to Work with?: by Ruth Brummund, Dipl Psych.Ms Brummund applies her nearly 50 years of experience with midpoint astrology, continually updated to reflect current observations and research, to analyze the potential of 2006 for the USA and Germany. (written Nov 2005, posted December 2005)

 

The Universal Chart for 2006: Indicators of the Real Sources of Terrorism: by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching. Using today's Uranian methods as taught by Ruth Brummund of Hamburg, Mr Finley demonstrates the remarkable correlations between major world events in 2005 and the Capricorn Ingress chart used with appropriate and efficient Uranian methods for the times we live in. (written Nov 2005, posted December 2005)

 

Chiang Kaishek & the Kuomintang -- America's Friends?: by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching. Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek of Taiwan was a highly controversial figure, supported (like Augusto Pinochet) for his strongly anti-communist stance.But his corruption and that of his party made many American politicians of his time think twice.His Kuomintang Party has been at the center of East Asian drug trafficking since the early 20th Century, a legacy which is more problematic than ever today. posted December 2005)

 

Martin Luther King II -- Man of Courage, Compassion, and Social Justice: by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching. This sample lesson from the 21st Century Uranian Astrology e-group lessons covers the chart of Nobel Peace Prize winner and champion of social justice Dr Martin Luther King II, chart rectified via the Brummund method Blake Finley. (written Sep 2005, posted October 2005)

 

Indira Gandhi -- Woman of Courage, Compassion, and Social Justice: by Ruth Brummund, Dipl Psych and Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching. This sample lesson from the 21st Century Uranian Astrology e-group lessons covers the chart of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, chart rectified via Ruth Brummund. (written Jun 2005, posted October 2005)

 

Nikola Tesla -- The Real Producer of Today's Electrical Wonders: by Ruth Brummund, Dipl Psych and Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching. This sample lesson from the 21st Century Uranian Astrology e-group lessons covers the chart of prolific genius and inventor Nikola Tesla, chart rectified via the Brummund method via both Ruth Brummund and Blake Finley. (written May 2005, posted October 2005)

 

Dwight Eisenhower -- Integrity First: by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching. Eisenhower, after leading the Allied forces to victory, seeing the political machinations after the war, and serving as US President for 4 years, warned Americans of the dangers of a "Military-Industrial Complex" which he saw in the making. His chart reveals him to be a sort of 'peaceful warrior' of his time. In this article, his birthtime is rectified to validate the time quoted by his mother. (written Nov 2005, posted December 2005)

 

Eleanor Roosevelt -- The World's First Lady : by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching. The wife of the US President who said, "The Only Thing we have to Fear, is Fear Itself".Eleanor Roosevelt was active in her husband's efforts to rectify the problems cause by Fascism, a philosophy of crass materialism and primal greed propped up by a coalition of the world's most powerful elitists and the world's most unscrupulous mafia thugs. (written Oct 2005, posted December 2005)

 

The Universal Chart for 2005: A Year in Retrospect: by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching. Using today's Uranian methods as taught by Ruth Brummund of Hamburg, Mr Finley demonstrates the remarkable correlations between major world events in 2005 and the Capricorn Ingress chart used with appropriate and efficient Uranian methods for the times we live in. (written Nov 2005, posted December 2005)

 

Helen Keller -- Success Despite Tremendous Obstacles: by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching. This sample lesson from the 21st Century Uranian Astrology e-group lessons covers the exceptionally determined and resilient Helen Keller, who made remarkable achievements despite being both deaf and blind.. (written Sep 2005, posted October 2005)

 

Tsunami -- Uranian Astrology Analysis: by Ruth Brummund, Dipl Psych. In this article, Ms Brummund uses the most current and straightforward methods for analyzingthe Tsunami disaster the caused so much grief in southeast Asia in late 2004.While traditional methods usually hinted at the nature of events in roundabout ways, today's Uranian Astrology identifies its literal nature and effects with straightforward and relatively unequivocal methods. (added April 2005)

 

21st Century Uranian Astrology: by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching:Uranian Astrology evolved radically in Germany after Svehla and Niggemann brought their early versions of Hamburg astrology in its earlier experimental stages to the USA.How as Uranian Astrology evolved since then, and where it it going?. (added October 2003)

 

The Annual Universal Chart for 2003 by Ruth Brummund, Dipl Psych.Astrologers have traditionally used the Capricorn Solar Ingress chart to analyze coming yearly world trends.In Uranian astrology, this is referred to as the Universal Chart.Here, Ms Brummund reads the annual Universal Chart of December 2002 and explains streamlined Uranian techniques for interpreting how it affects international trends. (translation added September 2003)

 

Astrological Reference Points: Personal and Relational: by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching: In our chart work, we use non-planetary reference points such as the Lunar Nodes, the Ascendant and MC, and the 0 cardinal point.How are these points actually distinguished from each other?In particular, what do the Lunar Nodes signify? This article deals with these issues. (added March 2002)

 

Philipp the Journalist by Ruth Brummund, Dipl Psych.A professional journalist faces a major turning point in his life and his career, and volunteers as a subject for analysis by a group of astrologers.First they rectify his chart, and then proceed to answer questions he has about which direction to take at this turning point.In this article, Ruth indicates her rectification results, and proceeds to answer the questions Philipp has about what potentials the future holds for him. (added March 2002)

 

Money and Astrology, elucidated via Uranian Methods: by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching:This is the first in a series of articles on money and how it shows up in Uranian charts.The first chart is of a man who was known as the "richest man in the world" in the early 20th century.His family and dynasty remain. (added March 2002)

INTERPRETATION

 

Synopsis of "Transneptunian Planets as a Developmental Sequence": by L Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching (full article to appear soon). The influence of Witte's transneptunians from an integrated humanistic/transpersonal perspective. A study based on over 20 years of analytical study, observation, and practice. (added September 1999)

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Hades and Populism: Can be Bad or Good News (Jul.2015)

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Click 'Astrology' then 'Meditations' on website of Janis Page, M.A. Counseling, for Depth Meditations on the collective archetypal energies of the Transneptunian factors used by Uranian Astrologers. 

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The Energies of the Uranian Mandala: by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching: Summary of some key planetary principles of Ruth Brummund's Uranian Mandala based on Mr Finley's personal experience. In essence, the Mandala offers a paradigm for summarizing planetary strengths and weakness in a mathematically- based midpoint/cluster model rather than the ambiguous and continually debated classical models of 'planetary rulership'. (added December, 2003)

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"Hades Yesterday and Today: a Study of the Underlying Principles" (recently updated): by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching.This is an ongoing study of Hades, recently updated.Hades triggers influences that one needs to handle without yielding to or being overcome by negativity or shallowness of perspective.(significantly updated November 2000)

 

Synopsis of "A Study of the Underlying Principles of Hades": by L Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching (full article to appear soon). Once considered the "scapegoat of the sky" (not unlike Saturn in centuries past), Hades effects influences that one needs to handle without yielding to or being overcome by negativity. (added September 1999)

 

Introduction to the BRUMMUND RULEBOOK, Second Expanded Edition: by Master Uranian astrologer Ruth Brummund, Dipl. Psychology. A Foreword, Introduction, and Prefaces to the new authoritative Uranian Astrology interpretive reference for the 21st Century. English translation 1999, 2000 by Ruth Brummund & Blake Finley. (added Jan 2000)

 

Keywords of the Uranian Planets and Points, including the Transneptunians translated from the Brummund Rulebook", Second Expanded Edition: The authoritative definitions of the Uranian Astrology planets and points by Master Uranian astrologer Ruth Brummund, Dipl. Psych. English translation 1999, 2000 by Ruth Brummund & Blake Finley. (added Dec 1999)

 

"What and Who is the Ascendant?": by Ruth Brummund, Dipl.Psych.: In clarifying the meaning of the personal points, consideration of what the Ascendant actually refers to. (added Dec 1999)

 

"The Transneptunians and Cultural Archetypes" by Ruth Brummund, Dipl. Psych.: An authoritative description of the archetypes of the Transneptunians through pertinent symbols from the collective unconscious, based on the author's research at the Hamburg University Library and her many years of practical experience working with the Transneptunians. (added Dec 1999)

 

"The Sun and Moon in Families: Astrology is Not Gender-Based" by Erin Sullivan: an excerpt from Erin's book "Dynasty: the Astrology of Family Dynamics". This article addresses the Sun and Moon in all of us. (added Nov 1999)

 

Planetary Glyph Symbolism: by Blake Finley, M.A. Linguistics, Cert. Teaching:Historically, astrologers have written on the componential symbolism of the planetary glyphs.This presentation extends the same principles to the Transneptunians. (added November 2001)

 

Sample page of interpretations from the Brummund Rulebook: this small excerpt from the new Brummund Rulebook, under preparation for publication, shows the interpretations for pictures involving Mercury with Jupiter and subsequent planets and Transneptunians. (added November 2001)

 

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