Our primary topic of discussion is the question “what is traditional astrology?”
This involves talking about some areas of continuity and discontinuity in the astrological tradition, in order to try to determine how the subject should properly be defined.
Despite the generic label that is often applied to the pre-20th century traditions of astrology, contemporary practitioners of “traditional astrology” are not just one homogeneous group of people. There was actually quite a bit of diversity in the technical, conceptual and philosophical approaches that astrologers adopted prior to the modern period. In some ways this is reflected in the different types of traditional astrology that are being practiced now.