Gehrz, Andrea – Daimons Are Forever

Plato defended the “Daimon” as the “spiritual intermediary between God and a man” (Eponimos 984e). While much of modern astrology is philosophically based upon a Platonic framework, it has essentially omitted Plato’s concept of the Daimon (or modern day “spirit guide). Modern astrologers are currently embedded in a scientific culture, which consistently challenges astrology as a valid subject. In response, modern astrologers often try to prove astrology through statistical research. The questions must consequently be asked: could, perhaps, the mechanism of astrology be inherently connected to the Daimon? And could modern astrologers benefit from incorporating the idea of the Daimon back into the philosophical framework of astrology?