Hand, Robert – Astrology & Western Magic

Through most of the 20th century most astrologers tended to stress the separation of Astrology and Magic. Yet this has not always been the case. In the medieval and early modern period there was a kind of Astrology that was strongly linked to Magic and there was also an Astrology that was in terms of its day considered “scientific.” This lecture will discuss the two kinds of astrology from an historical point of view, their differences and similarities, and what portions of each may be applicable to 21st century uses.