the methodology of how astrology communicates with cartography
The topsy-turvy world of Alice in Wonderland will stand you in good stead if you choose to be an astrologer.
I wish to point out that the following methodology is no different whether we are in the Northern hemisphere or the Southern hemisphere. North is North is North…
This is totally ‘off the planet’ to a scientific, rational map-reader or a cartographer and very confusing when learning astrology, I can tell you. Please just accept it as a ‘known’ that this is how things are in the world of astrology and the following will reveal itself, as it must.
An astrology wheel is a mirror image of the world as we know it according to cartography. Our maps of the terrain on the ground have North at the top and South at the bottom. The compass also follows the cartographer’s rules.
When we need to mix the two, the pseudo science with science, we defer and flip our tops. No, we don’t ‘lose it’… We just grin like a Cheshire Cat and turn our wheels upside down, however I digress.
When we want to transpose an astrology wheel onto a map of the land; overlay an astrology chart onto a screen-shot taken from Nearmaps or Google Maps, we must align North to North or this forensic methodology won’t work.
Rather than stand on our heads or turn the map upside down, we defer to the norm and flip our astrology wheel vertically.
The next stage is to use the wheel on the right-hand-side and superimpose it over a predetermined point on a screen-shot of a map, such as a location of someone’s home or a point of abduction or a relevant position on the globe.
Once North is aligned to North then any locator angles can be continued onto the cartographer’s map as not just a direction finder, but also a detailed line of interest.
East is East and West is West
To date, I haven’t had the occasion to need to flip a wheel horizontally, however there is no rule to say that it will not be needed at some point in the future.
We work with celestial longitude rather than latitude – it’s a matter of physics and the spacetime continuum that I keep rattling on about.