1 Mar 2010

The Blog, the Low Point and the Nodal Age Point

4.3.2006. 16.14 GMT, Knutsford, UK

On 4th March, this blog will be 4 years old. It started life with a dual purpose: to share something of the Huber Method of Astrological Psychology to a wider audience and to keep my astrological interpretation skills oiled and honed. In addition, it offered a discipline and structure (there goes my Saturn talking!) within which I could practise my writing skills.

I started writing it when blogs were very much the in thing; over the past few years they have perhaps become less “flavour of the moment” as Facebook and Twitter have moved to the forefront. However, my blog has proved to be very well read throughout the world, fulfilling my intention of spreading the word about
Astrological Psychology and letting readers know where and how they could find out more about this. It’s attracted some new students along the way, some clients for me, and it provides a resource for students of the Astrological Psychology Association and other interested readers as well.

I didn’t elect the time and date to begin the blog; it happened when the time felt right for me. The chart didn’t exactly delight me, as it has no green aspects, but it also has redeeming features, like Sun conjunct Uranus in the 7th house - not bad for an astrological blog! Ah, you might say(especially if you're a student with APA)! having noticed that the Sun is on the Low Point of this house, that’s not so good is it? Well, I’m a great believer in working with what is and facing up to the challenges as they come along. I could have deleted the blog and waited for a more auspicious moment to launch it, but that would have dampened my initial enthusiasm to get it started, so I went with the moment that felt right.

Four years on, 158 blog postings later, and with thousands of hits worldwide, (thank you, thank you all you readers), I know it was the right thing to do. But there is a time for everything and I know it’s time to move on from making the usual regular postings on the blog. I was well aware that the blog's Age Point crossing the Low Point in the 1st house was a probable reason for this; the Low Point is a time to look inward, to connect with different energies and inspirations in order to move forward in new directions.

A look at the blog’s chart also threw some interesting light on the matter. Whilst the natal Age Point is on the Low Point and making an opposition to the Sun, the Age Point in the Moon Node chart is conjunct the Sun/Uranus conjunction in 7th. The nodal Age Point conjunct a planet or planets can be experienced as a nudge and a wake up call to look at, and use, these planets. As I see it, this points - appropriately! - to astrology yet again, but also to a change of mode and method. I shall continue to write, but not so very often for this blog. I need time and space to be creative in other directions and the Low Point right now pulls me towards looking at other ways of doing this. Some possibilities are already taking shape, so watch this space! In the meantime, the blog will stay accessible to all who want to read it, as a means of telling people interested in astrology and astrological psychology about the Astrological Psychology Association, the courses we offer and the way we look at charts, but also as a resource for all who are interested in this amazing 21st century approach to using astrology.

Want to know what
Low Points are? And Age Progression? And the Moon Node chart? Read all about it in the books on astrological psychology, available at the APA on-line Book Shop, and also at Amazon. And do watch this space, as I will update as I create, and keep in touch.


Em said...

I have so enjoyed reading your blog over the last couple of years. I wish you luck in all that you and please do keep us informed.

Joyce Hopewell said...

Thank you very much, Em.

I will be back and popping in to add a few things here & there, so do watch this space.


Barbara said...

A very Happy Fourth blog anniversary to you, Joyce !

You know that for myself this started through "belle-fille", and I continued reading.Marveling at the concepts that I never knew, and reenforcing older knowledge in Astrology.

It's been a wonderful experience, Joyce. Do continue to progress and to reach out to the world.

ig hugs to you & B

Joyce Hopewell said...

Hi Barbara - and thank you! I'll still be writing here but not so much, so do dip in from time to time to keep up.

I've also started an astrological off shoot


where I'm doing Astrology in Pictures - so please do take a look, as I'm still reaching out to the world in this way!

Joyce x

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