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Post by SteveS » Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:38 pm

Jim, since this is a Sidereal Astrology forum, I have been meaning to ask your permission to open-up a thread on Ebertin's Cosmobiology related to my experiences with Cosmobiology in the late 70's and with a Cosmobiologist I met at a Las Vegas seminar in 1988---Eleonora A. Kimmel and her book “Fundamentals of Cosmobiology.” By no means am I an expert in Cosmobiology, but I do believe in my 38 years of studying astrology, techniques of Sidereal Astrology and Cosmobiology are the two best forecasting systems in the field of Astrology. Is "Many Things" OK for me to continue the subject topic of Cosmobiology?

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Post by Jim Eshelman » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:00 pm

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Jim, since this is a Sidereal Astrology forum, I have been meaning to ask your permission to open-up a thread on Ebertin's Cosmobiology related to my experiences with Cosmobiology in the late 70's and with a Cosmobiologist I met at a Las Vegas seminar in 1988---Eleonora A. Kimmel and her book “Fundamentals of Cosmobiology.” By no means am I an expert in Cosmobiology, but I do believe in my 38 years of studying astrology, techniques of Sidereal Astrology and Cosmobiology are the two best forecasting systems in the field of Astrology. Is "Many Things" OK for me to continue the subject topic of Cosmobiology?
BTW, I knew Eleanor fairly well. The Sidereal School in Hollywood hosted a weekend seminar for her in the late '70s, and then I encountered her over the years at national astrology conventions. She was quite a devoted and able astrologer and passionate about bringing Ebertin's work to America.

By all means open a thread on some aspect(s) of Cosmobiology that interest you. For now, "Many Things" is probably the best place for it unless a particular subject pertains to one of the other forum topics. Depending on where you plan to go with it, you might even want to put it in the "Experimental, Speculative, Exploring" forum.
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Re: Cosmobiology

Post by SteveS » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:14 pm

Jim wrote:
BTW, I knew Eleanor fairly well.
:) Yes, I knew you probably crossed paths with her. 

Jim wrote:
She was quite a devoted and able astrologer and passionate about bringing Ebertin's work to America.
Indeed, her passion was obvious in her teaching seminars on Cosmobiology, I loved her teaching style. I never fully learned how to manipulate the Wheel Dials used in Cosmobiology, and 1988 was when I bought my first PC with Nova, an astrological DOS program. Noel Tyl footnotes in his book, 'Solar Arcs:'
Ebertin knew his Cosmobiology was formidable. He told me personally, within the proper context, that he felt the Cosmobiological (Solar Arcs and midpoint) system would take over the astrology world. At the end of his life, sadly, he saw the advance of computers and their accomplishment of all the technical work at the speed of light; his beautiful wheels (dials) and graphic ephemerides were obsolete. Ebertin's extraordinary work in his Combination of Stellar Influences was understandably tainted with WW11 pessimism.
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By all means open a thread on some aspect(s) of Cosmobiology that interest you.
Thanks Jim, this is great. I am eager for us to voice our opinions about Cosmobiology. I would like to start certain techniques with Cosmobiology pertaining to Trump's reelection in 2020. Please feel free to interrupt this thread at any time for your personal learned input pertaining to Cosmobiology. Also, to correct any of my opinions which you think I am mistaken about.

I have my own book on Eleanor's “Fundamentals of Cosmobiology which I won at her Las Vegas seminar in 1988 in a drawing, and last week I was curious to see if any of her books were available on Amazon. I was quite surprised at the high cost of the used books for “Fundamentals of Cosmobiology. Below is the Amazon link for the various prices. Any feedback from other members would be appreciated.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0866901191

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Post by Jim Eshelman » Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:42 pm

Yes, I still have my copy of Fundamentals in storage somewhere. I saw it in recent months going through storage boxes.

The one point I would make is that Cosmobiology and Sidereal astrology have a great deal in common. Philosophically, they both are driven by empiricism and founded on a fundamentally psychological (rather than thingish and fortune-telling) approach.

In terms of the main components of a chart, Cosmobiology is the only system I know that places the same primary attention on angles and luminaries. (Ebertin also includes the lunar nodes among his personal points - I think it's outlandish to include something that takes 19 years to go around the zodiac in that group - but otherwise the focus is on luminaries and angles.) Both are driven heavily by aspects, with heavy preference for hard aspects (Cosmo includes the 45° and 135°, which Fagan and Bradley explicitly did not) and with tight orbs. Cosmo and Sidereal primarily ignore houses (neither does this entirely, but both do it nearly always). Finally, though Cosmo mostly ignores signs and Siderealists very heavily use signs, we at least agree on the low value of Tropical signs :)

That's a great deal of similarity.

The whole midpoint structure element is unique to Cosmo (and Uranian). However, Matthew and I (among others) felt it was not at all inconsistent with anything in Sidereal astrology, but a further layer. To be consistent with the root philosophy and historic approach of Sidereal astrology, midpoints have to be managed in an efficient way that doesn't leave the door open to finding anything and everything one might want in them - the application of discipline.

Ebertin's tools are of enormous value for Siderealists. I still use the 90° in Solar Fire routinely for all sorts of things.
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Re: Cosmobiology

Post by SteveS » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:09 am

Jim wrote:
Yes, I still have my copy of Fundamentals in storage somewhere. I saw it in recent months going through storage boxes.
Yes, when I purchased “Fundamentals of Cosmobiology” (FOC), I did not have time to seriously study so my copy went into storage. Since I have been looking at Solar Arcs more lately, I went through my storage boxes and pulled FOC out for a closer study.

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The one point I would make is that Cosmobiology and Sidereal astrology have a great deal in common. Philosophically, they both are driven by empiricism and founded on a fundamentally psychological (rather than thingish and fortune-telling) approach.
Jim, I was thinking the exact same yesterday before I read your above words.

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In terms of the main components of a chart, Cosmobiology is the only system I know that places the same primary attention on angles and luminaries
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Again, my exact thoughts.

Jim wrote:
The whole midpoint structure element is unique to Cosmo (and Uranian). However, Matthew and I (among others) felt it was not at all inconsistent with anything in Sidereal astrology, but a further layer. To be consistent with the root philosophy and historic approach of Sidereal astrology, midpoints have to be managed in an efficient way that doesn't leave the door open to finding anything and everything one might want in them - the application of discipline.
 
Excellent points Jim. I discovered Cosmobiology before Sidereal Astrology and have obviously blended both their principles in my work.

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Ebertin's tools are of enormous value for Siderealists. I still use the 90° in Solar Fire routinely for all sorts of things.
Indeed Jim. I have not routinely used SF 90* because I don't understand with the depth you understand, but I am picking up more usage with your post about its use for you.

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Re: Cosmobiology

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:44 am

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Jim wrote:Ebertin's tools are of enormous value for Siderealists. I still use the 90° in Solar Fire routinely for all sorts of things.
Indeed Jim. I have not routinely used SF 90* because I don't understand with the depth you understand, but I am picking up more usage with your post about its use for you.
But it's useful for so many things without getting into the subtleties. For one thing, I remember you tending to miss squares to angles, but they pop out at a glance on the 90° dial so I always flip to the dial when running a series of mundane charts in particular.

And for the basic approach of "show my hard aspects, with the closest ones more obvious at a glance," the 90° dial shows you that quickly. Here's a copy of your chart on a 90° dial.
Steve 90.jpg
The main aspect features pop off the page: Run your eyes to the angles and luminaries and you instantly get Jupiter-Ascendant and Sun-Uranus. Pull back a little, and the Saturn-Pluto and Mercury-Uranus are instantly visible. Closer aspects sort themselves from wider aspects at a glance, proportionate to what's already in the chart (with lots of close aspects, the orbs tighten themselves without having to do anything special; with few close aspects, the wider ones automatically take greater prominence.

The mechanical dials have an advantage the SF dial doesn't have: The pointer had little marks 5° either side of the arrow and 2° either side of the other end (semi-squares & sesqui-squares) so you didn't have to count degrees to get the same "pentade" orb Fagan encouraged.

That's what you get without even working at it more than a few seconds. You can then spin the pointer planet by planet and see the main midpoint structures quickly. For example, in the illustration I've spun the pointer to your Sun to instantly show not only the Sun-Uranus aspect and wider Sun-Venus, but the Moon/Mercury midpoint.

For hand-drawn charts, my custom horoscope wheel for decades was the simple American Astrology single wheel (classic horoscope) with a 90° dial on the outside, so I had the full chart but also the dial all in one place (and it was sized to fit the standard mechanical dial, that I could just drop on top of it).
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Re: Cosmobiology

Post by SteveS » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:59 pm

Jim wrote:
But it's useful for so many things without getting into the subtleties.

Your brilliant/gifted astronomical mathematical mind allows you to see these 'subtleties'.

Jim wrote:
For one thing, I remember you tending to miss squares to angles, but they pop out at a glance on the 90° dial so I always flip to the dial when running a series of mundane charts in particular. 
Yes, I do tend to miss those squares to the angles, but I think I am getting better :) . When you have time, offer us some detailed instruction for seeing what you see with mundane charts and the 90* dial.

Jim,
Ebertin's 90* Dial was simply ingenious for its day/age. Comobiology did not breach the USA until the early 70's. If Fagan/Bradley had access to this ingenious mechanical instrument in their time, it would have put a smile on their face. When Eleanor demonstrated its use to me in 1988, I immediately saw the brilliance of it quickly allowing the eyes to see the 0,90,180—and 45,135. I just never learn in a proficient-experienced manner an individual use because I was getting into computers/astrological programs which was a universe-send for us non-mathematicians astrologers. Actually, the 90 Dial was the first mechanical astrological computer---on paper/cardboard.

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Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:35 pm

SteveS wrote:
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For one thing, I remember you tending to miss squares to angles, but they pop out at a glance on the 90° dial so I always flip to the dial when running a series of mundane charts in particular. 
Yes, I do tend to miss those squares to the angles, but I think I am getting better :) . When you have time, offer us some detailed instruction for seeing what you see with mundane charts and the 90* dial.
It's really simple. When I have a quotidian up - quotidian (of the Capsolar or Cansolar etc.) on the inner ring and cusps, transits on the outer - I don't need to strain the brain and take the time to run my eyes around the two rings to see what contacts there might be. I just click the "Wheel / Dial" drop-down, pick dial, look at where the inner circle's angles fall, and see all the angle contacts in a second or two.
Ebertin's 90* Dial was simply ingenious for its day/age. Comobiology did not breach the USA until the early 70's. If Fagan/Bradley had access to this ingenious mechanical instrument in their time, it would have put a smile on their face. When Eleanor demonstrated its use to me in 1988, I immediately saw the brilliance of it quickly allowing the eyes to see the 0,90,180—and 45,135.
I still use it that way - in the fashion of your chart above, as an example.
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Re: Cosmobiology

Post by SteveS » Tue Jul 16, 2019 4:09 pm

Thanks Jim with your last post, it helps me hone my astrological sight.

In Chapter 4, The 'Cosmic Structure Pattern' from Eleonora A. Kimmel's book 'Fundamentals of Cosmobiology' (FOC), I will be quoting a couple paragraphs showing how Cosmobiology would analyze Trump's re-election bid for Prez in 2020. I will be using Solar Fire (SF), and will post at the end of this Trump post, SF instructions for the Cosmobiology technical data.
The COSMIC STRUCTURE PATTERN is the result of calculation that determines those midpoints which are the foundation of the natal chart. The entire Structure Pattern can be compiled on a single page, thus simplifying the task of the basic natal delineation. From the Structure Pattern one can refer, at a glance, to a particularly outstanding characteristic of an individual and know that the characteristic is an inherent part of the individual. It is very important that the student realize, at this point, that everyone has 78 midpoints, but no two people have the same structure pattern involving the same midpoints. Page 25, FOC.
* The COSMIC STRUCTURE PATTERN of our natal points is easily determine with SF, and labeled Midpoint Tress. The COSMIC STRUCTURE PATTERN of our natal points can be patterned with direct midpoints, indirect midpoints, and the hard aspects of only: 0,90,180, and 45, 135.

After one isolates the COSMIC STRUCTURE PATTERN of the key points in a natal chart with midpoints, the following is KEY for forecasting with the techniques of Cosmobiology:
Natal Midpoints are activated when other stellar bodies “contact” our natal midpoints through transit or progressions (including Solar Arcs). “Contact” is made when a stellar body comes to lie in the same degree as the midpoint. When this happens, an activation of the other bodies involved occurs along the midpoint axis. Page 20, FOC
to be continued with Trump's 'activation' points on election night Nov 3rd 2020.

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Re: Cosmobiology

Post by SteveS » Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:34 pm

IMO, when we are endeavoring to pick a winner or loser for any contest, as long as we have an AA rated birth time, I like to start with Solar Arcs. Ebertin recognized Solar Arcs as the # 1 forecaster of fated events in one's life development. I also look at the top of my Solar Arc list, if any, for conjunctions. Through my astrological experience, conjunctions has more % for initialing new beginnings in life, malefic or benefit, depending on the planetary symbolism.

How do I view Solar Arcs? There are several ways to view Solar Arcs with Solar Fire. I am not saying my way is the best way, but I like to calculate a chart for Solar Arcs, and then bi-wheel the Solar Arcs chart with the Natal chart. I have grown to like pictures and a chart is a picture. In the bi-wheel, I place the Natal Chart as the inside wheel, and the Solar Arc chart as the outside wheel.

The first thing I do with the bi-wheel is to allow my eyes for any angular contacts, particularly a conjunction! Writers who have written books on Solar Arcs, all agree when there is angular contact of 0,90,180 with a Solar Arc, there will be a major life development. Another huge factor about Solar Arcs is all the writers on Solar Arcs I have read says to use birthplace location for calculating Solar Arcs!!! This means I do not have to concern myself with WHERE a native will be at the time for a possible major event in his life. Below is a link for a bi-wheel with Trump's Natal as the inside chart, and his directed Solar Arcs for election night 11/3/2020, 11:00 PM.

By looking at this simple bi-wheel we immediately see a particle conjunction with Solar Arc Uranus cnj Trump's Natal Ascendant. This Solar Arc Uranus = ASC immediately tells us Trump will experience a major Uranus event in his life with this most important Uranus angular hit! But, if we happen to see a major Uranus event in his life before election night 2020, this Solar Arc may apply to an event in his life other than election 2020. Ebertin offers 3 simple words for the “Principle” for Uranus action:
Suddenness, revolution, change.
and for Uranus-Ascendant:
Probable Manifestation: The stage of rearranging one's environment, of changing one's residence. Upsetting and exciting experiences, sudden incidents; an accident.


Could this mean there is going to be a major change in Trump's life on election night 2020? I think it does mean exactly this: Trump will not be elected for a second term! There is other very strong Cosmobiology planetary symbolism which also indicates Trump will not be elected 2020, which will be continued later with more...

Trump's bi-wheel, inside wheel Natal; outside wheel Solar Arcs:
https://imgur.com/5Rnp5z2

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Re: Cosmobiology

Post by SteveS » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:47 pm

Now that we know for the Prez election in 2020 Trump has a major life development event scheduled with Solar Arc Uranus partile cnj his natal ASC, a seasoned Cosmobiologist is going to carefully analyze the COMIC STRUCTURE of Trump's Natal Ascendant. Is Trump's COSMIC STRUCTURE for his Natal Ascendant set-up with a Benefit, Malefic, or Neutral PATTERN with Midpoints??? This COSMIC STRUCTURE PATTERN for Trump's Natal Ascendant is a KEY for the Cosmobiologist in determining if his Natal Ascendant is Benefit, Malefic, or Neutral. I will go into Solar Fire and within seconds get Trump's Cosmic Structure of Midpoints with his Natal Ascendant by specifically looking at Trump's Midpoints Tree. I will only look at the ecliptic midpoints and use Ebertin's small orb of 1.30 degrees, since Ebertin developed his Cosmobiology Schools with a tremendous amount of research involving these small orbs using the ecliptic. Trump's Midpoint Structure for his Ascendant is very Malefic!!! Here is the Midpoint Tree Solar Fire calculates for Trump's Ascendant:

Ascendant =
Sat/Nep 0,06 (Direct *)
Mo/Pl 0,42 (Indirect)
Ve/Nep 0,52 (Direct *)
Ur/Pl 0,58 (Indirect)
Me/Sat 1.25 (Indirect)

Eleonora writes in what is probably the most definitive book (FOC) ever written how to apply Cosmobiology:
In Cosmobiology, a direct midpoint is an important configuration.
Robert Hand teaches the same. And, we as Siderealists realize how important angles of a chart are for pointing us to the most focus points of a chart. So, lest us read what Ebertin has to say about the two direct midpoints above.
For Sat/Nep = Asc he says in part:
An emotionally depressing environment...
What will be Trump's immediate environment on election night for Prez??? Obviously his immediate environment will be winning a major election. ***Donald Bradley, a great Siderealists wrote about Saturn-Neptune aspects when tied into the angles of a Sidereal Return Chart:
A real throne, this. Among its paramount keywords is "removal."

Although we are not analyzing Saturn-Neptune here with a Return chart, still this Saturn/Neptune = his Natal Asc is a very important DIRECT Midpoint tied partile into his Natal Asc.

Ebertin says in COSI for the direct midpoint of Ve/Nep = Asc:
Disappointments in love...
I think we can change “love” here for his relationships (Venus) with the voting public on election night. The Solar Arc of Uranus to Trump's Natal Asc is with a neutral stance symbolizing an important life development change, but his Natal Asc is Cosmically Structured with a 'Combination' of malefic midpoints.

To be continued.

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Post by Lance » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:09 am

Steve, would you care to give me Cosmobiology in a nutshell. Some of us are newbs.

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Post by SteveS » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:19 am

Remember, according to Eleonora's Cosmobiology teachings from her book 'Fundamentals of Cosmobiology,' any Solar Arc, Progression, or Transit falling in the same degree of a Natal Midpoint---Activates the Natal Midpoint in due time. But, a progression/direction (Solar Arc) to a Natal Midpoint can lay dormant for many week/months and we need to use other techniques for the more precise timing frame on election night. I will get into these more precise timing frames later. But, as I have explained with with Eleonora's own words, the Solar Arc of Trump's Natal Uranus to the degree of his Direct Natal Midpoint of Saturn/Neptune will be activated—its just a matter of TIME, and I think that TIME will turn out to be election night. Donald Bradly with his brilliant research tell us Saturn-Neptune symbolism has to do with a 'removal' principle as a 'throne toppler,' and Trump is the acting King on USA's 'throne' as President.

Do we see another potent Saturn-Neptune Solar Arc with Trump's Natal chart bi-wheeled with his directed Solar Arcs on election night in 2020? Indeed we do, his Solar Arc Saturn is particle cnj his Natal Neptune. We have here a Double whammy of Saturn-Neptune (removal/throne-toppler) for possible activation involving Solar Arcs with Trump on election night. But what we really need to see for election night is a 'triggering' effect with the rules of Cosmobiology from Eleonora's book 'Fundamentals of Cosmobiology. Eleonora states from her book:

One must remember that exact timing is rarely possible with secondary progression (or solar arc directions); and that the astrological/cosmobiological significance of progressions/directions should never be considered in and of itself, since the transiting positions of the stellar bodies trigger the activation of a Solar Arc or Secondary Progression, and they in turn trigger the natal chart.

Eleonora has told us Cosmobiology teach transit falling in the same degree of a direct midpoint will trigger the direct midpoint into operations, as well as other progressed/direct solar arcs sitting on natal direct midpoints. Lets take a close look at the transiting action on election night—Nov 3 2020. Below is a link of bi-wheel for Trump's Natal Chart (inside wheel), and the transits on election night, 11:00 PM. Look closely at the outer wheel transits and we see transiting Saturn at 01,22 partile opposing Trump's Natal Venus (inside wheel), but we need to see using Cosmobiology principles something else involving natal midpoints. Now its time to look at the Cosmic Structure of Trump's natal Venus checking first for direct midpoints involving his Natal Venus, here they are:

Sun/Asc 0,41
Sun/Mars 0,53 **
Me/Pl 1,17

Transiting Saturn on election night is partile 180 Trump's direct Sun/Mars natal midpoint. Ebertin writes in COSI about Sun/Mars =Saturn:
Obstructed manifestation of vitality, pessimism, weakness. Difficulties or obstacles in vocation or profession, defeat in a fight or contest, separation (probably from office of Presidency).
Ebertin's astrological science of the main principles for Cosmobiology is screaming at us Trump does not get elected for a second term!!! And, no matter who the Dem Candidate, Trump is defeated on election night-- if still running for Prez!!!

Bi-wheel for Trump's Natal (inside wheel); and transits (outside wheel) on election night:
https://imgur.com/lpmUFpz

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Re: Cosmobiology

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Steve, would you care to give me Cosmobiology in a nutshell. Some of us are newbs.
Lance, as you may understand, a comprehensive answer to that question requires more than a post. It would be embodied in over a dozen books I have, reaching in many directions. (Similarly, one can't summarize Sidereal Astrology adequately by saying, "They're the people who use a different zodiac and something about solar and lunar returns, and they all think they're superior to the rest of us." :) )

But, in a nutshell...

Cosmobiology is the school of astrology stemming primarily from the work of Reinhold Ebertin. Because he was in Aalen, it is also called the Aalen school, in contrast to the Hamburg school of Alfred Witte (which we know in America as "Uranian Astrology"). Up to a point, Cosmobiology resembles Uranian - Aquarian Ebertin, as Aquarian Witte's effective heir and active critic - but I won't digress into that contrast too deeply (just a sentence for historic perspective).

Cosmobiology, as a system, has attitudinal and technical distinctions. Its attitudinal distinctions (which it shares with Sidereal) are that its founder was one of the first significant astrologers fiercely driven by empiricism and taking a fundamentally psychological approach to interpretation. (The contrast between Ebertin's The Combination of Stellar Influences and Witte's Rules is substantial not just in their content but in their underlying approach.) If you have Combinations (or KdG, as it's usually known, for its German abbreviations), the first page for each individual factor or combination clearly shows how interpretations are built up from principle through psychological expressions.

What most people think of when they think of Cosmobiology, though, is its technical distinctions. Simplifying somewhat: Cosmobiology methodology almost entirely arises from two premises: (1) Individual chart factors (planets and angles) and the midpoints of any two of these are all valid chart factors. (2) Any 45°-series aspect is valid between any combination of individual of factors and/or midpoints (i.e., planet-to-planet, planet-to-midpoint, midpoint-to-midpoint).

In a big sense, that's it (or the 95% of "it" that can be summarized in a short piece). However, from those two premises come dozens of developments, practical applications, and strategies. Ebertin also invented new tools to make all of this dramatically easier (he invented the graphic ephemeris and modified Witte's 360° and, especially, 90° dials, tools that are now commonplace in astrological software). We wrote extensively (many excellent examples-ridden books) on basic principles of Cosmobiology, its application to natal analysis, its use in prediction, and its use in synastry. His rigorous psychology-driven approach always locked my attention. He expanded into medical astrology and we have several discoveries from him.

As you might expect, my greatest interest in Cosmobiology was always in natal analysis. Steve's presentation, on the other hand, looks like it will be focusing especially on the predictive side of things. In this respect, notice that the same two principles I cited above are at the core of everything: (1) Individual chart factors and their midpoints are all valid chart factors, and (2) any 45°-series aspect is valid between any combination of any of those.

From a method point of view, Cosmobiologists most rely on Solar Arc directions. I don't think this is because Solar Arcs are better than any other main method (though it's clearly a valid method) but because they only needed one sheet of paper to do any part of anyone's life! That is, since all solar arc points maintain the same relationship to each other that the original natal factors did, you can sit and spin the 90° dial forward and backwards to any point in life and instantly read all combinations that Cosmobiology thinks are worth bothering with. (I could show you in less than a minute in person, with a dial in hand; it's harder to do by description. Until you've walked someone through their fundamental character and every major detail of their lives with one chart on one sheet of paper and spinning a dial forward and back, you don't know what a speed rush from astrological analysis is like! <g>)

One of the most important practice principles of Cosmobiology - which Steve is emphasizing - is that every planet and point has a cosmic state, which is the sum of all the factors modifying it astrologically (within the Cosmobiology priorities, of course). This consists of aspects to points and midpoints; specifically all conjunctions, oppositions, and squares within 5°, semi-squares & sesqui-squares within 2°, and all midpoints (direct or indirect) within 1°. (Larger orbs up to 2° remain controversial, with a range of opinions which shifted according to when and from whom they originated.)

Finally, in addition to the attitudinal similarities between Sidereal astrology and Cosmobiology, there are several striking technical similarities in the working priorities of the two systems. Both heavily favor hard aspects (Sidereal founders were more comfortable including trines and sextiles as lesser factors; they are almost entirely neglected in Cosmo: Siderealists always gave highest priority to conjunctions, oppositions, and squares). Both place heaviest focus on angles and luminaries, which Cosmobiology calls the personal points (Cosmobiology also includes Moon's Node as a personal point). Both heavily minimize or ignore houses most of the time. Both minimize or ignore Tropical signs (Cosmo because they observe those signs are of negligible importance most of the time, Sidereal because we've found where the real signs actually are).
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Post by Lance » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:45 am

Thank you very much for the primer.

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Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:39 pm

Jim Eshelman wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:27 am
(I could show you in less than a minute in person, with a dial in hand; it's harder to do by description. Until you've walked someone through their fundamental character and every major detail of their lives with one chart on one sheet of paper and spinning a dial forward and back, you don't know what a speed rush from astrological analysis is like! <g>)
This is what YouTube is for. <g> And why we have phones that take video. <g>

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Post by Jim Eshelman » Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:33 pm

Actually, I'd also have to get a new set of disks. Mine are either lost in storage (the 90°, that is) or plain lost. I searched on line today and can't find anybody anywhere that still sells the metal disks or equivalents (like that wonderful board with the transparent plastic dial that Ebertin created).
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Re: Cosmobiology

Post by Jim Eshelman » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:24 pm

Here are paper (you can print them out) 90° dial + background page to use it on, if anyone is interested:
https://studentofastrology.com/resources/uranian/
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Re: Cosmobiology

Post by SteveS » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:13 am

Lance wrote and asked:
Steve, would you care to give me Cosmobiology in a nutshell. Some of us are newbs.

I will try Vance. As Jim explained in his post it is somewhat difficult to explain in a nutshell for it involves many definitive parts. I will offer some main basics: Cosmobiology was a refined system of Astrology using the Midpoints of the the Natal Planets and Angles (MC, ASC), developed by Reinhold Ebertin's exhaustive research into the Natal Chart. Ebertin was not the originator of Midpoints, it first appeared historically centuries in the past but no one knows the name of the originator for Midpoints.

The main astrological purpose for Midpoints are two-fold: 1: To quantify with midpoints the natal planets and angles with a Cosmic Structure Pattern offering a better judgment by the astrologer if a natal planet operates in the natal chart with more of a benefic or malefic content, or if the natal planet/angles is set-up with pure symbolic content of the planet with a neutral structure of natal midpoints; or with a natal planet possibly having no midpoints structure (rarely seen). Midpoint Structure of natal planets also helps the astrologer more to define an aspect between two natal planets. 2: The symbolic manifestations of planetary midpoints by themselves can be symbolically activated with transits, progression, or directions (Solar Arcs). For example: Trump has a direct midpoint of Saturn/Neptune =Asc. Come election night 2020, Trump has his Solar Arc Uranus partile cnj his natal Asc. If I understand certain teachings of Cosmobiology, this means a potent principle of Saturn-Neptune will manifest in his life, in a Uranus manner.

No astrologer can begin a study of Cosmobiology without Ebertin's book, 'Combination of Stellar Influences.' This book allows the astrologer to better understand the astrological tones of a midpoint between two planets, and for a direct midpoint involving 2 planets with a 3rd planet--the natal planet/angle--- a very potent midpoint. Also with an indirect midpoint involving the midpoint aspect of two planets with a natal planet/angle.

Later I will offers Ebertin's own words answering: What is Comobiology?

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Re: Cosmobiology

Post by Lance » Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:25 am

Thanks, Steve.

I think I know enough now to have a decent grasp. I’ll have to buy the book from here on out. COSI is en route at the moment.

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Re: Cosmobiology

Post by SteveS » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:46 pm

Lance wrote:
COSI is en route at the moment.
Great Lance--you will not be disappointed. What astrological program are you using?

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Re: Cosmobiology

Post by Lance » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:18 pm

@Steve

Solar Fire. I think it’s version 9.

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Re: Cosmobiology

Post by SteveS » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:56 pm

Lance wrote:
Solar Fire. I think it’s version 9.
This is good Lance. You are about to embark on a Self-knowledge adventure with your natal chart through the cosmobiological world of your individual natal midpoints, which is highly unique to self/soul. Do you know how to calculate your natal 'Midpoint Trees' with Solar Fire?

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Re: Cosmobiology

Post by SteveS » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:09 am

What is Cosmobiology?

Cosmobiology is a scientific discipline concerned with the possible correlation between cosmos and organic life and the effects of cosmic rhythms and stellar motion on man, with all his potentials and dispositions, his character and the possible turns of fate. It also researches these correlations and effects as mirrored by the earth's plant and animal life as a whole. In this endeavor cosmobiology utilizes modern-day methods of scientific research, such as statistics, analysis and computer programming. It is of prime importance, however, in view of the scientific effort expended, not to overlook the macrocosmic and microcosmic interrelations incapable of measurement. The word cosmobiology was coined by the Austrian physician Dr. Feerhow and later was used by the Swiss statistician K.E. Krafft to designate that branch of astrology working on scientific foundations and keyed to the natural sciences. Cosmobiology has, through the work of the author of this book, become increasingly well-known within the last forty years for those aspects marking it off from ancient astrology. Despite the great diagnostic value of cosmobiology in the fields of characterology and psychology, one should not forget that the individual's natal constellation can only be seen and properly interpreted in connection with his life history (medical history, personal home, brothers and sisters, milieu, upbringing, the time and circumstances in which he lives, religion, manners and morals, environment, etc.). Those who are concerned with counseling and want to give a genuine aid to those seeking advice will on the one hand find themselves unable to dispense with the cosmobiological and cosmopsychological diagnostic once they have become acquainted with its methods; on the other hand, they will find that well-grounded psychological and medical knowledge is essential for the correct evaluation and interpretation of the relevancy of all the individual factors in a natal chart.

Self-knowledge Through Cosmobiology

The interpretations of certain planetary constellations presented in this book are intended to provide an insight into the disposition, capabilities, aspects of character and possibilities of fate of the individual. In this respect, they aid in the analysis of the human being in psychological, medical and sociological terms. The reader is shown how he can combine the various elements of the natal chart to form a meaningful picture of himself. The 'Combination of Stellar Influences'-- Reinhold Ebertin, Aalen, February 1972.

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