The movie "The Passion of Christ" may seem
like old news but the astrological significance of
its release and success are not. The 2004
Presidential campaign is upon us and it's likely
that how the candidates' religious views
influence their stand on important secular
issues such as embryonic stem cell research and
gay marriage will be a major focus. While
writing an article on the success of Mel
Gibson's movie, our customer and Solar Fire user
Judith Goldberg called for some tech support.
When we finally saw her finished article, we
thought we'd share it with all of you.
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|THE RESURRECTION - Passion, Prophecy, Planets & Popcorn by Judith Goldberg
| "Were you there when they nailed Him to the
cross?" Or, maybe you caught the dramatic
re-enactment recently playing at a theater near
you. After its release on Ash Wednesday, Mel
Gibson's blockbuster epic, "The Passion of the
Christ" became one of the highest grossing
movies of all time. While moviegoers may have
found it difficult to swallow their popcorn (the
content is graphically violent), the film
generated a media feeding frenzy, both pre and
... Christian theology was front and center in the
public arena and with overlapping Passover and
Easter celebrations, perhaps it is relevant in
2004 to paraphrase the question Jews have been
asking at the Seder table for thousands of
years-not "Why is this night different from all
other nights", but "Why is this year different
from all others?" As one might guess, the timing
is anything but coincidental, and much of the
heightened visibility owes more to the stars in
heaven than in Hollywood.
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|August '04 Tech Tip - Solar Fire Font and ACS PC Atlas Issues by Ray White
| Fonts are one of the most problematic componests
of Windows astrology programs. Astrology
programs use their own special fonts which
contain the astro glyphs and other symbols that
astrologers need. These special fonts have to be
installed on any computer that is running the
astrology software. The version of the font file
has to match your version of the program as well
as your version of Windows. When the proper font
isn't installed, you can get strange characters
instead of astro glyphs such as alpha letters,
squares or miscellaneous characters on the
screen and/or printer.
Read more »
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AUGUST IS VACATION TIME FOR ASTROLABORERS: Four
Astrolabe staff members will be taking vacations
in August so we ask for your patience when
questions or tech support. Madalyn will be going
"home" to New York and New Jersey for family
stuff and fun from August 6-11. Debbie will
week of August 16th "just" chillin' --
sunbathing and doing crafts. Ray begins his
vacation on his birthday (Aug. 20, which he
believes should be a national holiday) and will
keep the celebration going all through the week
of the 23rd. Cindy's heading for parts unknown
on August 30th through Labor Day.
|Planetary Pictures: An Introduction by Gary Christen
| In our last issue, I discussed the
revitalization of astrology at the beginning of
the twentieth century and, in particular, the
impact of a German astrologer, Alfred Witte.
Witte's main contribution to modern astrology is
really a process of systematic thinking -
discovering and articulating the underlying
theories that govern various techniques and
expressing them in modern terminology. These
ideas are far-reaching and the thought process
containing them is profoundly liberating
In the next few articles we will focus on one of
the central features of Witte's observations,
the geometry of the parts that make up a
horoscope-- what he called "planetary pictures."
To understand planetary pictures, we must first
understand what midpoints are and this is quite
Full article »
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