Hand, Robert – The Importance of Theory in Astrology

The search for theory is the search for consistent patterns in astrology that help to explain HOW astrology works not WHY. Because we do not do seem to care enough about theory in astrology, much of contemporary astrology is a patchwork of individual astrologers’ experiences derived from extremely unsystematic observations of charts. Also, many of the changes that early modern and modern astrologers have made in the tradition comes from a failure to understand the theory behind traditional techniques.