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About Rudhyar & His Work
Dane Rudhyar - An Illustrated Biographic Sketch. This fascinating and informative look at the life and multifacted career of Dane Rudhyar includes a selection of never before seen photographs. It additionally includes endorsements by notables, such as Martha Graham, Henry Miller, Leopold Stokowski, Anais Nin, Roberto Assagioli and many others.

A Listing of Musical, Artistic and Written Works by Dane Rudhyar

An Interview with Dane Rudhyar, 1977. Part 1;  Part 2.

The Essential Rudhyar by Leyla Raël. Authorized by Rudhyar, this 1983 volume provides an essential and accessible overview of all areas of Rudhyar's work.

A Selection of Paintings by Dane Rudhyar. The online Rudhyar Art Gallery is now open.

Concerning My Painting, by Dane Rudhyar. Don't miss this significant addition to the online archives. It presents some little known areas of Rudhyar's life and work. From 1983. Appearing here, now, for the first time.

Concerning My Poetry and Its Place in My Creative Activity, by Dane Rudhyar. Learn about poetry's place in Rudhyar personal and creative life. In this work Rudhyar also discusses the social function of bards and poets . From 1983. Appearing here, now, for the first time.

Poetry by Dane Rudhyar, Selection One. Read Cloture Now Comes the MomentHymmn To ShivaHymn to AgniThe TestTheurgy.

Online Astrology Articles
SANITY IN THE MODERN WORLD by Dane Rudhyar. From 1949, this unique series of four articles exposes the roots of many 21st Century problems. Jupiter and Saturn are symbols of all established and inherently static social-cultural and religious processes, the foundations upon which social normality is determined. Uranus and Neptune are representatives of forces and spiritual agencies which operate toward the close of the cycle of a society - to build the seed of a future civilization.
»Read it now.
ADDED 31 July 2010.
CYCLES OF SATURN by Dane Rudhyar. Saturn in a birth-chart indicates the manner in which the entire past of the Universe is focused upon that individual, conditioning his or her cycle of life-development. Saturn conditions, but does not control. It says: Here is your starting point. The universe, before you came, has gone so far; now, move on from here in your own way, the best you can. What you will accomplish from that point to the moment of your death will be your contribution to the universe.
»Read it now.
ADDED 29 July 2010

The JUPITER-NEPTUNE Cycle by Dane Rudhyar. "The only cycle which gives us a very regular sequence of two planets' conjunction in every successive sign of the zodiac is Jupiter-Neptune cycle of 166 years," Rudhyar states and goes on to show in a manner especially meaningful for the world situation of 2009-2010. Importantly, the article shows how the current Jupiter-Neptune conjunctions in Aquarius corresponds with the previous conjunctions of 1843 — a period in time in strikingly similar to our own.
»Read it now.
ADDED 5 December 2009.

DOES URANUS RULE ASTROLOGY? by Dane Rudhyar. Astrologers have for long, and without much thought, taken it for granted that the planet Uranus "rules" astrology. But is it necessarily so? In this article, unseen for 50 years, Rudhyar takes a close look at the myth of Uranus and the question of Uranus' rulership of astrology. Significantly, he makes a strong case for designating Neptune as the planet most connected with astrology and astrologers.
»Read it now.
ADDED 30 January 2008

Astrology Psychoanalyized. In this classic article from 1957, Rudhyar explores the psychological needs and drives which typically conditions one's approach to astrology and which motivates modern individuals to consult astrologers. In doing so, Rudhyar shows how the Mother Image and the Father Image conditions the two most prevalent approaches to astrology, and goes on to point to "Imageless Way".
»Read it now.
ADDED 30 January 2008.

The Planets and Their Symbols. This engaging five-part article shows how the astrological meaning of the planets can be seen in their symbols or glyphs. No prior astrological knowledge is required for this comprehensive and insightful work. From 1966.
ADDED 2 Feb 2004

The Birth Chart as a Celestial Message. "Your birth chart is the message of the universe to you - a message in the celestial language of symbols. But it can be deciphered, decoded. Astrology provides you with the means." Rudhyar's Address to the 1976 AFA Convention.
ADDED 2 Feb 2004

Clarifying Your Life Options with Astrology "The deepest reason for the recent spread of astrology is that at a time when so many options are possible, many people intuitively sense that astrology can help them clarify the nature of these options." From 1978.
ADDED 2 Feb 2004

Official Birthday and Solar Return Time. This fascinating article gives Rudhyar's personal account of this 84th Solar Return and explores the dilemma of official birthday charts vs. solar return charts. From 1979.
ADDED 2 Feb 2004

How You Can Create Your Own Security. How the astrological planets Jupiter and Saturn symbolize the human search for security and individuality. This highly accessible and compelling four part article is loaded with psychological insights. From 1971.
ADDED 11 Jan 2004

The Spiritual Value of Astrology The whole universe is focused in every human being according to a time-space formula, or "seed pattern" - one's birth-chart. From 1970.
ADDED 11 Jan 2004

To What Extent Are Life-Events Predictable? No prior astrological knowledge is required for this article addressing the fundamental and timely issue of astrology and prediction. From 1968.
ADDED 11 Jan 2004

Dane Rudhyar On Books. The transcription of a fascinating talk by Dane Rudhyar given for a bookstore opening during 1980.
ADDED 11 Jan 2004

The Riddle of the USA Horoscope. This article - which first appeared a few years before Rudhyar's The Astrology America's Destiny - neatly summarizes the main features of Rudhyar's time-proven 13 Sagittarius Rising United States birth-chart. From 1971.
ADDED 4 Jan 2004

The Future of Astrology - Profession or Revelation? What is astrology really for? Should astrological practice be officially recognized? And what about the downside of official acceptance and regulation? Learn what Rudhyar had to say about it when the issue of the "legalization" of astrology was a hot issue in the 1970s. From 1977.
ADDED 4 Jan 2004

The Three Faces of Your Horoscope. This accessible article discusses the place of the Sun, Moon and Ascendant in the birth-chart, along with explaining his use of the words "person" and "personality", closing with the key importance of the astrological houses and their role in person-centered astrology. From 1971.
ADDED 4 Jan 2004

Must You Be the Victim of Your Stars? No previous astrological knowledge is necessary for this highly accessible and engaging article on astrology and free-choice. This read is an easy and rewarding way to expose yourself to Rudhyar's astrological work. From 1967.
ADDED 4 Jan 2004

To Love or To Be In Love. In this accessible article of timeless value Dane Rudhyar explores the eternal question of human love. In so doing he sheds new light on the place, meaning and symbolism of the planets Venus and Neptune in astrology. From 1958

Man As A Solar System.

Astrology - Sacred & Profane.

The Beauty of Aging.

Statistical Astrology and Individuality.

Probing the Human Mind.

An Attempt at Formulating Minimal Requirements for the Practice of Astrology.

Address to the 1970 AFA Convention, by Dane Rudhyar. From the early days of the Humanistic Astrology Movement.

Concerning My Involvement with Astrology, by Dane Rudhyar. Rudhyar's last statement regarding astrology as his astrological work. From 1983.

Also of Interest


WE CAN BEGIN AGAIN TOGETHER by Dane Rudhyar; 1970.
A Bold Warning 50 Years Ahead of Its Time!
"The trend toward technocracy (envisioned by Howard Scott and his Technocracy movement) and militarism (with its 'magical' symbol, the Pentagon) have consistently and perhaps irrevocably sapped the very foundations of American democracy, as termites do with the beams that support so many of our suburban homes. . . .

What I mean by 'technocratized' is controlled in all its functions and its thought-processes by an elite of technicians just as amoral and ruthless as the American Howard Scott would have been if he had had power, or the German, Albert Speer, who engineered the remarkable survival and development of German industry during World War II . . ."

ADDED 12 April 2020.   »Read it now

 First published in 1977, Culture, Crisis and Creativity is an extraordinary vision of existence that explores the popular myth of cultural omniscience, omnipotence, and permanence, while broadening the meaning and value of art, music and dance. Exposes fascism in art and music, as well as in culture and politics. Outlines the cycle of cultures and the sweep of civilization.
   There comes a time, suggest Rudhyar, when for the sake of our spiritual heritage, we should consider breaking away from established patterns and values that have been imposed upon us through our culture. 'Spirit creates, culture reproduces.'

ADDED 28 Feburary 2018.   »Read it now

Beyond Individualism
BEYOND INDIVIDUALISM: The Psychology of Transformation by Dane Rudhyar, with a Foreword by James Fadiman, Ph.D.
"The first time I read this book, it was difficult for me to stay with the argument, to maintain my attention. I saw that my educational up-bringing has lessened my capacity to pay attention. The second time I read the book I could see how it has begun to work on me, I was willing to walk along with Rudhyar and notice things as he pointed them out. My defensiveness had diminished, my pomposity about being a 'real' psychologist had deflated. I realized I was in the presence of a great mind who was willing to clarify the place in which I found myself.
     I suggest you read this book for pleasure, not for enlightenment (for you are already enlightened), not for scholarship, not for the sake of 'keeping up,' but to give yourself a larger set of windows to view your life from. It is a pleasure to know that books like this are still offered to us. It is a personal pleasure to commend it to you."
-from the Foreword by James Fadiman, Ph.D.
ADDED 5 Feburary 2018.   Read it now . . .


What's Your Astrological Age?
WHAT'S YOUR ASTROLOGICAL AGE? by Dane Rudhyar reveals how the long cycles of Saturn and Uranus can be seen as hands of an astrological clock marking out your life-span in astrological time. Each "astrological age" carries its own set of opportunities and challenges. The Uranus "hand" of the astrological clock describes a complete 84-year Uranus cycle; the Saturn "hand" moves nearly three times faster, taking 29 1/2 years to make one turn of "the life-dial," with three Saturn Returns completing a full life. You don't need to know astrology, or to have a precisely timed birth-chart, to put this accessible guide to good use - all you need to know is your chronological age!
     As a bonus, the eBook includes two essays on related topics - Your Dangerous Age, and Great Turning Points in Life".

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THE TWELVE ASTROLOGICAL HOUSES - The Way of Creative Accomplishment. The material for The Way of Creative Accomplishment was written in 1943-44, immediately following The Zodiac as The Universal Matrix. Like its companion book, it is one of Rudhyar’s most accessible and easy-to-read works. It provides comprehensive descriptions of each of the ten astrological planets in each of the twelve astrological houses. The Kindle eBook edition includes links to the birth charts of dozens of interesting example nativities. Read more . . .
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Featured Articles from The Archive
Problems We All Face, symbolized by the Astrological Houses.
PROBLEMS WE ALL FACE, symbolized by the Twelve Houses by Dane Rudhyar. This series from 1952-53 shows that your natal chart indicates the solution of your basic problems as an individual self, not as a mass of physical, social and psychological tendencies pressuring you to conform.
Here, and in other works, Rudhyar exposes the unconscious conditioning and programming our family, class and culture imposes on us.
ADDED 8 August 2007  »Read it now.

1st House; 2nd House; 3rd House; 4th House; 5th House; 6th House;
7th House; 8th House; 9th House; 10th House; 11th House; 12th House.

A SEED, by Dane Rudhyar
Will You Be A Seed for a New Future?
In this short, provocative work from 1973, Rudhyar reveals the great choice ahead - the Way of the Seed or the Way of the Leaf. "If you have a winter followed by a spring, but there was no harvest in the fall, no seed will germinate during the spring, and you will have to start at the very beginning, into the most primitive time of manifestation. . . . We can follow the mass vibration and decay, like all the leaves of the world, in fall (however beautiful the golden leaves may be) they will have to decay and become manure for the future of civilization. But it is only the 'seed men' and 'seed women' that really count, and it is those you should look for."
ADDED 5 November 2005.   Read it now . . .

A Prelude to Humanistic Astrology, by Dane Rudhyar
Blueprint for the Total You was written in 1966, a few years before Rudhyar started to widely use the term Humanistic Astrology. In it he sharpens the constrast the between traditional astrology and the "new" approach to astrology he had been developing since the 1930. Here, also, is one of Rudhyar's first uses of the term person-centered astrology. Every sentence of this powerful article is loaded with significance. ADDED 16 August 2007.   Read it now . . .
New Recording of Rudhyar's Piano Music
four pentagrams DANE RUDHYAR - Four Pentagrams; Paeans; Granites; Prophetic Rite, Ron Squibbs, Piano
Dane Rudhyar (1895-1985), one of the most unjustly neglected composers, may finally be getting his due. Acknowledgment of his work seems to be growing: a couple of excellent websites offer most of his published writings on music along with some wonderful recordings, and Deniz Ertan has published the first book, other than Rudhyar’s own, about his music, ideas, and art (University of Rochester Press, 2009). During the last century, only a handful of recordings of Dane Rudhyar’s music appeared, but the new millennium has already seen fine recordings by Richard Cameron-Wolfe (Furious Artisans, in 2003), Steffen Schleiermacher (Hat Art, 2004; MDG, 2005), and Richard Zimdars (Albany, 2009). Now comes the world-premiere recording of “Four Pentagrams,” composed in 1924-26 and revised in 1971-74. Originally released in 2009 with one less piece, this 2013 reissue adds another world premiere, "Prophetic Rite" . . . Review by Robert Reigle   Read more . . .

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Newly Added Astro Articles
HOW TO EVALUATE & SOLVE EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS by Dane Rudhyar. The essential aim of any psychologically valid astrology is to help individuals to respond ever more successfully to the challenges of everyday life. The true aim of astrology is to help the individual in seeing his or her "crises", small or big, as phases of growth – and not as either senseless and chaotic occurrences or steps on the road to personal frustration, defeat and disintegration.
»Read it now.
ADDED 18 August 2011.
THE EXALTATION OF THE PLANETS by Dane Rudhyar. In this article from 1944, Rudhyar explains how declination should be related to the concept of 'exaltation'; zodiacal longitude, to the principle of 'rulership'. Understanding this, we can better understand why particular signs of the zodiac have been traditionally mentioned as the 'signs of exaltation' of particular planets; otherwise the system of exaltation would appear puzzling and without any consistent order.
»Read it now.
ADDED 18 July 2011.
AGE DIFFERENCE IN RELATIONSHIPS by Dane Rudhyar. Age gap relationships and May-December marriages have received much media attention recently, often critical. In this accessible article from 1962, Rudhyar explains the advantages of age gap relationships from an astrological approach, and reveals why relationships and marriage between two people of nearly the same age may not be entirely desirable or constructive.
»Read it now.
ADDED 16 June 2011

Classic Astrological Articles of Current Interest and Significance

Today's World-Crisis

In one of Rudhyar's most prophetic articles, THREE CONJUNCTIONS OF URANUS-PLUTO: 1965-66, we are warned, "Now the real thing is about to happen, and obviously many people will not like it. The institutionalized minds of political leaders, university regents and boards of trustees or directors will fight against the change, just as classes and groups owning privileges and special positions have always fought against inevitable social, political and cultural changes."

Gender Issues

Sex Factors in Personality and Sex and CounterSex.
New York sanctions same-sex marriage and the Himalayan Republic of Nepal includes third-genders in its census. In SEX AND COUNTERSEX, Rudhyar discusses astrology and human sexuality in a new way - Saturn in a woman's chart is shown to symbolizes her countersexual nature, while natal Jupiter represents a man's countersexual nature. In SEX FACTORS, Rudhyar explains how the natal Sun and Moon factor as sexual symbols while natal Jupiter and Saturn symbolize countrasexual traits.

Age Gap Relationships

Age Differences in Modern Marriage by Dane Rudhyar.
Since we posted AGE DIFFERENCE IN RELATIONSHIPS last month, a newly formed age gap marriage has been subjected to media ridicule. In AGE DIFFERENCES IN MODERN MARRIAGE, Rudhyar writes, "today the major planets - at least beginning with Jupiter - are to be found in practically the same zodiacal degrees in the birth-charts of the husband and the wife. . . . differences between the charts apply only to the personal planets - Mars, Venus, Mercury, and the Sun and Moon."
   Prophetic Articles on the Turbulent 1960s
Musical Books and Articles
The 1965-66 WORLD CRISIS
The 1965-66 WORLD CRISIS by Dane Rudhyar. The last US Presidential Elections was held on 4 November 2008, a date coinciding with an exact opposition between Saturn and Uranus. The powerful opposition last occurred during 1965, along with a conjunction of Uranus and Pluto. In this article from 1964 Rudhyar looks ahead to 1965, noting the days when Martin Luther King would receive the Nobel Peace Prize and of the momentous Berkeley Free Speech Demonstrations. In a sister article, 3 Conjunctions of Uranus-Pluto: 1965-66, Rudhyar warns that the Establishment would fight the inevitable change signaled by the Uranus-Pluto conjunction.  In What the May 1968 Full Moon Portends? Rudhyar exposes the Full Moon of May 1968 and what could be expected during the weeks before and after it.  Three Years of Destiny for America, written during 1958, warns us about Nixon's "deep-seated complexes" and places special attention on the 24-hour period of the now famous fourth and final Nixon/Kennedy debateThe 4th Degree Scorpio: What Does it Portend?, written during October 1966, foresees a great turning-point in human evolution coming in mid-1967.  »Read it now.

EARLY MUSICAL WRITINGS - Seminal Writings on the New Music of the XXth Century, by Dane Rudhyar. Rudhyar's musical writings from the 1920s will be added to the online Archive during late-2004. Many of these provocative, seminal writings are ready for viewing, including The Relativity of Our Musical Conceptions, Dissonant Harmony, and 'Going Back' in Music - To Where? and articles on the music of Varèse, Ruggles, Scriabin and others.

Additionally, two of Rudhyar's later articles - The Transforming Power of Tone and the Meaning of Dissonance from 1972 and When Does Sound Become Music from 1984 - have been added to the Archive.

THE MAGIC OF TONE and the Art of Music, by Dane Rudhyar. The Rudhyar Archival Project is pleased to bring you this long-awaited title. Out-of-print since 1987, The Magic of Tone is now issued free online. Serious interest in Rudhyar's pioneering work as a composer is growing rapidly. This title is Rudhyar's last word (written in 1982, three years before his passing) on Sound, Tone, Music and the Rhythm of Civilization and Culture. »Read it now.

THE REBIRTH OF HINDU MUSIC, by Dane Rudhyar. This compelling volume was one of the first modern books to examine the place and importance of Asiatic music in a sensitive, serious manner. First published in India in 1928 - when Indian music was being contaminated by Western influence and cheap Western instruments, like the Harmonium - in The Rebirth of Hindu Music Rudhyar urged Indian musicians to rediscover the sacred roots and power of Hindu Music. »Read it now.

Hear a sampling of the new recording, PARIS-X. The 35-second sampling is from Tetragram #3, Rebirth (1927), composed by Dane Rudhyar, performed by Richard Cameron-Wolfe. Hear the sample now, then buy it from Amazon.com. To be played at high volume. Sound sample used by permission of Furious Artisans Recordings.


Choreography by
Video DVD

For scores of Rudhyar's musical works, visit the site of the American Composers Alliance.

Musical scores of Rudhyar's compositions are also available from SheetMusicPlus.com

Featuring piano compositions by by Dane Rudhyar, Ruth Crawford, Carl Ruggles and Henry Cowell.
Performed by
Steffen Schleiermacher.
Buy it from Amazon.com.

Includes Rudhyar's
Tango d'Antan
Performed by
Yvar Mikhashoff.
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DIRECTIVES FOR NEW LIFE. Written in response to the pressing needs of the emergent "counter-culture" of the 1960s-70s, this engaging short work explores the deeper side of issues dealing with individualism, group and interpersonal relationships, education, ecology, social activism, a global community and more. Chapters include "The Transformation of Interpersonal and Group Relationships", "Principles for the Structuring of a Harmonic Society", The Time for Mutation is Now", and more.   »Read it now.
ADDED 16 August 2005

A Reformulation of the Basic Images of the Judeo-
Christian Tradition
, by Dane Rudhyar. In this long out-of-print volume from 1962, Rudhyar points out that, "Spiritual leadership has the power to change the hearts and minds of men and women, to rebuild a society. Because there have been and are so few examples of such leadership our Western society has been found wanting and unable to give to modern humanity . . . the message of the spirit."
  »Read it now.
ADDED 31 December 2007.

, A Spiritual Interpretation of Astrology in the Light of Universal Symbolism by Dane Rudhyar. "This book," Rudhyar writes, "understood as a whole, is in truth an epic revealing through symbols taken from ancient astrological lore the basic cycles of the development of human consciousness." First published in 1938, this title is the sequel to Rudhyar's The Astrology of Personality .
»Read it now.
ADDED 31 December 2007

   15 January 2008 | The Founders & Sustainers of Democracy
Thomas Jefferson Writes the Declaration of Independence by Dane Rudhyar. The Founders & Sustainers of Democracy.
PART ONE: FREEMASONRY & 18th CENTURY DEMOCRACY. The ideal of Democracy which fired the lives and minds of the American Founders didn't come out of nowhere. In this timely and informative article - unseen for more than 66 years - Rudhyar explores the antecedents of American Democracy.  Part Two: Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin. In this fascinating piece Rudhyar takes a look at two instrumental figures in American Democracy and how their birth-charts signal their unique personalities and destinies.  Part Three: Thomas Jefferson Writes the Declaration of Independence. Here the reader is treated to one of Rudhyar's earliest presentations of the USA birth-chart with 13° Sagittarius Rising.  Part Four: Washington & the Constitution. Here Rudhyar examines the birth-chart of George Washington and Washington's unique place in the American Myth. The US Constitution and the forces behind its creation is also examined.  »Read it now.

   31 December 2007 | Classic Astro Articles
A New Type of Lunation Guidance by Dane Rudhyar
A NEW TYPE OF LUNATION GUIDANCE by Dane Rudhyar. In this article from 1951, Rudhyar explores a new way of looking that astrological transits and progressions.  A New Approach to the Zodiac is a revealing two-part series from 1962 which takes a fresh look at the zodiac, with special emphasis on the Four Elements and the Three Modes. Sex Factors in the Personality, from 1966, explains how the natal Sun and Moon factor as Sexual symbols while natal Jupiter and Saturn symbolize Countrasexual traits in human personality. From 1960, Great Turning Points in Human Life examines the cycles of the Moon and Saturn and how they factor into "the wave pattern of human development based upon a 7-year and 14-year rhythm". Pakistan & Ali Jinnah - written March 1948 - explores the Independence Movement in India, the founding of the Moslem League, and the creation of Pakistan.  »Read it now.

   8 August 2007 | Problems We All Face
Problems We All Face, symbolized by the Astrological Houses.
PROBLEMS WE ALL FACE, symbolized by the Twelve Houses by Dane Rudhyar. This series from 1952-53 shows that your natal chart indicates the solution of your basic problems as an individual self, not as a mass of physical, social and psychological tendencies pressuring you to conform.
   Here, and in other works, Rudhyar attempts to expose the unconscious conditioning and programming our family, class and culture imposes on us.
ADDED 8 August 2007  »Read it now.

1st House2nd House3rd House4th House5th House6th House7th House8th House9th House10th House11th House12th House.

   16 August 2007 | More Classic Astro Articles
Are bad Aspects Necessarily So?
ARE "BAD" ASPECTS NECESSARILY SO? by Dane Rudhyar. In this engaging article from 1957 Rudhyar transcends the traditional classification of "good" and "bad" aspects. Casting new light on the so-called "hard" aspects, Rudhyar shows how to make good use of the challenges they present.  Blueprint for the Total You!. This accessible article from 1966 foreshadows the humanistic astrology movement of the late-1960s and 1970s. It also includes one of the earliest references to personal-centered astrology. The Astrologer's Role as a Consultant is another article from 1966 which raises issues which figure largely in humanistic, person-centered astrology. Indicators of Happiness in Human Relationship is an engaging article on one of astrology's most fascinating applications. Your Dangerous Age from 1954 is an article everyone will want to read. It shows how the study of planetary cycles can help us better understand human life-stages and the challenges and opportunities they bring.  »Read it now.

   1 August 2007 | Classic Astro Articles
Planets before and after the natal moon.
PLANETS BEFORE AND AFTER THE NATAL MOON, by Dane Rudhyar. In this article, unseen for 45 years, Rudhyar provides fresh insights into a natal chart by discussing the significance of planets enclosed by the Sun and Moon, as well as how the planets the Moon conjoins immediately before and after birth figure into the individual's destiny. Planetary Octaves and Rulership takes new look at the question of planetary rulership in astrology, explaining why do the planets rule the zodiacal signs they do - and why Pluto is a rightful ruler of Aries! Mysteries of Dreams and Sleep, from 1956, is a revealing and accessible article showing how the astrological planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto signify three classes of dreams. From 1977, Rudhyar's Formula for a Full Life discusses how the four angles of the birthchart can give significant clues regarding how to best realize a fuller life. Planets & Chakras explores the esoteric tradition of three sets of Chakras and how the planets of astrology corresponds with the Chakras.  »Read it now.

  29 July 2007 | Occult Preparations for a New Age
Occult Preparation for a New Age
OCCULT PREPARATION FOR A NEW AGE, by Dane Rudhyar. Written for 1975, this long out-of-print volume explores significant, often-overlooked aspects of the social movements, new ideals, and metaphysical concepts which foreshadowed the so-called "new age movement" of the late 20th-Century. Explore the nature and work of Avatars; learn how Freemasons and the American founding fathers set the stage during the 18th-Century; take a fresh look at H.P Blavastky, who in 1875 declared her mission to "change the mind of the 20th-Century"; discover the martyred Bab, who in Bagdad, during 1844, proclaimed the end of the Islamic Era and the dawn of a new global order; and learn about how it all corresponds with long planetary cycles.   ADDED 29 July 2007  »Read it now.

  Articles Added 20 December 2004
HOW TO INTERPET THE LUNAR NODES IN A BIRTH CHART? by Dane Rudhyar HOW TO INTERPET THE LUNAR NODES IN A BIRTH CHART. This two-part article is an excellent guide to the Lunar Nodes in astrology. Part One explains the meaning of the Lunar Nodes in birth-charts, and Part Two explores the 19-year transit of the Moon's nodal axis around the birth-chart.

Another article, The Moon's Nodes at Birth, examines the significance of the Lunar Nodes in the houses of a natal chart, and the importance of natal planets situated on a Lunar Node.

Meditations on Saturn by Dane Rudhyar. THE CLOCK OF YOUR INNER LIFE, by Dane Rudhyar. This accessible article, which requires no prior knowledge of astrology, discusses the nature of "objective" time and "subjective" time. It is an excellent introduction to the meaning and significance of progressions in astrology. How To Integrate Spontaneity and Planning shows how structure and spontaneity corresponds respectively with the astrological planets Saturn and Venus. "Venus gives to the poet his moods, his anguish, his ecstasies," Rudhyar writes, "but Saturn provides him with collectively understandable words and syntax."

   Articles Added 26 November 2004
Meditations on Saturn by Dane Rudhyar. MEDITATIONS ON SATURN, by Dane Rudhyar. In traditional astrology Saturn is known as the "great malefic" - the "big bad guy". But is the reputation justified? or does Saturn symbolize organic functions as necessary as any other astrological symbol? This article, which requires no prior astrological knowledge, takes an unbiased look at this misunderstood symbol.

THE 8th HOUSE AND BUSINESS by Dane Rudhyar. THE 8th HOUSE AND BUSINESS, is one of two new contributions added this week to our ongoing collection of articles on the astrological houses. The 8th House and Business is a fascinating and informative article serving a dual purpose - it sheds new light on the little understood eighth house, and also shows how the meaning of each of the twelve astrological houses unfolds. The Astrological Houses and Zodiacal Signs, is a popular article which requires no prior knowledge of astrology, presents the astrological houses as psychological factors and the signs of the zodiac as energy factors. When Rudhyar unleashed Humanistic Astrology in 1969, it didn't come out of nowhere; rather, it was an approach to astrology he had been formulating since the 1930s. The Harmonic Approach to Astrology, from 1948, outlines a new approach to astrology - "a rose by another name . . ."

  Recent Astrological Articles for Everyone
THE PLANETARY ALPHABET - Reading Your Celestial Name by Dane Rudhyar.
THE PLANETARY ALPHABET - Reading Your Celestial Name, is a perfect article for beginners, and so is Find Yourself in Your Horoscope, which is an accessible introductory guide on what natal astrology is really about, with tips on how to read your natal chart like a pro? Star Melodies shows how the astrological planets Venus and Neptune symbolizes two approaches to music, it's illustrated with the birth-charts of famous composers; we hear a lot about inconsistency these days, read Uranus vs. Saturn - The Value of Inconsistency for a look at the flipside.

  Recent Articles on Love, Sex and Relationship
Astrology and the Kinsey Report by Dane Rudhyar.
The 1954 article ASTROLOGY AND THE KINSEY REPORT commemorates the work of Dr. Alfred Kinsey and the release of a new film about his work; Sex and Countersex is a fascinating article in which Rudhyar explores human sexuality in a new way; and The Two Levels of Love is a popular article from 1963 showing how love operates in two fundamental ways - one symbolized by Mars and Venus, the other by Uranus and Neptune. In Age Differences in Modern Marriage, Rudhyar writes, "today the major planets - at least beginning with Jupiter - are to be found in practically the same zodiacal degrees in the birth-charts of the husband and the wife. . . . differences between the charts apply only to the personal planets - Mars, Venus, Mercury, and the Sun and Moon". Sex Factors in the Personality, from 1966, explains how the natal Sun and Moon factor as Sexual symbols while natal Jupiter and Saturn symbolize Countrasexual traits in human personality.

  Recent Articles on Lunation Factors and Progressions
Progressions in Astrology by Dane Rudhyar.
YOUR LUNATION BIRTHDAY, by Dane Rudhyar, is the first of a number of articles to be added to the archive on the Lunation Cycle and lunar factors. This four-part article is a short, popular version of some of the material which appeared in Rudhyar's 1946 book The Moon and Its Cycles - which was a precursor of sorts to Rudhyar's seminal 1967 book The Lunation Cycle. Your Lunation Birthday includes links to 41 online birth-charts which serve as examples of the Eight Lunation Types.
     On 14 November 2004 we added three articles on progressed lunation factors. Keynotes of Personal Unfoldment reveals how Progressed Lunation Charts symbolize a schedule or basic framework of lifelong personal unfoldment, What is My Nature explores your New Moon Before Birth Chart, and Progressions in Astrology presents the theory and use of astrological progressions - including converse progressions.

  Recent Articles on Age Factors and Life-Cycles
Happiness in Life's Middle Years by Dane Rudhyar.
HAPPINESS IN LIFE'S MIDDLE YEARS, from 1955, is an article for everyone. Learn why as we reach middle life we need to assimilate zodiacal energies opposite to those predominate at our birth; One Is Never Too Old To Begin Again is an engaging and prophetic work which is even more relevant today than it was when it was published in 1967; Keynotes of Personal Unfoldment reveals how Progressed Lunation Charts symbolize a schedule or basic framework of lifelong personal unfoldment.

  Recent Articles on the Astrological Houses
THE NATAL HOUSES - What Do They Represent? by Dane Rudhyar.
THE NATAL HOUSES - What Do They Represent? In this article Rudhyar treats the circle of twelve houses as the space surrounding the new-born, and how, in astrology, the houses represent twelve basic areas of human experience. In it Rudhyar also touches on why he uses the Campanus system of house division.
      Circumstances and Opportunties is a perfect article for beginners, and it also provides fresh insights for experienced students. The article treats the astrological houses as life-circumstances, and the astrological planets as life-opportunities. "Any planet in a house," Rudhyar writes, "represents a type of opportunity which you are most likely to encounter in the category of circumstances represented" by that house. »Read it now.

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Wholeness Books & Articles

The Astrology of Transformation by Dane Rudhyar
THE ASTROLOGY OF TRANSFORMATION - A Multilevel Approach. Published in 1980, this is Rudhyar's last astrological book. In it Rudhyar explores the many levels at which astrology may be studied and applied: from the biological level to the Transpersonal level where all that is symbolized in an astrological chart - especially transits of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto - is used for the process of transformation to a higher level of being. »Read it now.

THE PULSE OF LIFE - New Dynamics in Astrology, by Dane Rudhyar. The first truly modern book on the zodiac and its twelve signs. Essential reading for all students of astrology, The Pulse of Life presents the signs of the zodiac within the context of modern physics, philosophy and psychology.

The Pulse of Life has been out-of-print for many years and used copies are very scarce. We are pleased to offer you this prized title free online. »Read it now

RHYTHM OF WHOLENESS - A Total Affirmation of Being. Rudhyar's philosophical and metaphysical magnum opus. The culmination and summation of Rudhyar's philosophical work, this magnificant and accessible volume is a must read for anyone wishing to understand Wholeness in its fullest sense. From 1983, out-of-print for several years.

Dane Rudhyar's Rhythm of Wholeness is perhaps the most important and all-inclusive philosophical and metaphysical work of the 20th Century. »Read it now

THE FULLNESS OF HUMAN EXPERIENCE. Rudhyar's last book, this important volume explores the human dimension - individual and collective - of the philosophical and metaphyical concepts and principles presented in The Rhythm of Wholeness. An excellent summation of multi-levelled human evolution and the process of transformation. »Read it now.

A PHILOSOPHY OF OPERATIVE WHOLENESS, by Dane Rudhyar. The first philosophical and metaphysical statement regarding "Wholeness" ever! The 8-parts; from 1930-31.

Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5; Part 6; Part 7; Part 8.

  Online Astrology Books
The Astrology of America's Destiny -  Birth-Chart for the United States by Dane Rudhyar.
THE ASTROLOGY OF AMERICA'S DESTINY - A Birth-Chart for the United States, by Dane Rudhyar. This is the only book featuring a US Horoscope with a 13°10' Sagittarius Ascendant, based on historical records. The long suspense regarding the Year 2000 American Presidential Election ended within 36 hours of an exact Pluto transit of the United State's Ascendant. The Astrology of America's Destiny is as timely and significant today as when it first appeared in 1974.

An Astrological Study of Psychological Complexes by Dane Rudhyar.
AN ASTROLOGICAL STUDY OF PSYCHOLOGICAL COMPLEXES, by Dane Rudhyar. This long out-of-print volume is packed with astro-psychological insights. "Astrology provides the 'structure,' psychology the 'contents,'" Rudhyar writes in this accessible work. Learn about the psychodynamics' of planetary pairs: including Venus-Mars, Mercury-Jupiter, and others. An Astrological Study of Psychological Complexes includes significant material on retrograde planets.

Astrological Timing - the Transition to the New Age by Dane Rudhyar.
ASTROLOGICAL TIMING - The Transition to the New Age, by Dane Rudhyar. Here's the most comprehensive book ever on the coming Aquarian Age and the timing of its commencement. Astrological Timing additionally presents an indepth look at the long cycles of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto through the ages and how they tie in with historical developments and human evolution.
     To top it off, in Astrological Timing Rudhyar explores the subject of geodetic equivalents - how the zodiac corresponds with earth zones. Learn why Lhasa, Tibet is the most Scorpionic place on earth . . . and more! This long-unavailable volume is as timely and significant today as when it first appeared in 1969. You won't want to miss this important and provocative book.

An Astrological Classic
Rudhyar's Stand on Astrology
Theosophy & Spirituality
THE PRACTICE OF ASTROLOGY, by Dane Rudhyar. This accessible and significant work is a must read for everyone involved with astrology. Long out-of-print, The Practice of Astrology is the perfect book to become acquainted (or reacquainted) with Rudhyar's astrology. Read it and learn what most people involved in astrology today have forgotten!
FROM HUMANISTIC TO TRANSPERSONAL ASTROLOGY, by Dane Rudhyar. The story of Rudhyar's long astrological career, offering insights into the conditions and circumstances which led to his reformulation of astrology for the post-quantum age. Learn about the development of Humanistic Astrology and how it led to Rudhyar's formulation of Transpersonal Astrology - and discover what these often misused terms really mean! Read it and learn what it is really about!

Human, All Too Human and Beyond, by Dane Rudhyar. From 1984, one of Rudhyar's last writings. Outlines the path toward transpersonal living.

On 'Personal' and 'Impersonal'. The article in which Dane Rudhyar coined the neologism "Transpersonal" in 1929!

Traditions and Illusions. One of Rudhyar's greatest articles, this piece discusses issues all theosophists and spiritual seekers must face. From the American Theosophist, 1977. Students of theosophy will be especially interested in the discussion of letters between H.P. Blavatsky and T. Subba Row regarding the "Chaldeo-Tibetan" esoteric doctrine.

Toward the Companionate Male-Female Relationship. From the American Theosophist, 1976, this engaging article explores issues seldom touched on in the literature of theosophy.

Four of Rudhyar's Earliest Articles:

• 1921 Inertia and the Mystery of Evil.

• 1923 The Work and Aims of a Theosophical Lodge. From the Canadian Theosophist.

• 1925 The Second Opening. One of Rudhyar's most revealing articles on theosophy, it explores the roles of H.P. Blavatsky, W. Q. Judge and Damodar in the Theosophical Movement. From the Canadian Theosophist.

• 1926 Theosophy - The Triune Soul of the Cycles. From the Canadian Theosophist.

Magnet of Love by Dane Rudhyar, 1952. Copyright © 2001 by Leyla Rudhyar Hill. All Rights Reserved. Unauthorized reproduction or distribution is strictly prohibited.
WHEN COSMIC LOVE AWAKENS - A Transpersonal Love Story, by Dane Rudhyar. There was a conjunction of Venus and Mars on Valentine's Day 1951. Here's the previously unseen story about what happened that day to two men and a woman who worked at New York City science fiction magazine office and their remarkable meeting with Mr. Ramar, who showed them how to travel to the planets within. One of Rudhyar's greatest and most inspiring works of fiction! »Read it now.

  Literature | Added 29 July 2007
RANIA - an epic narrative by Dane Rudhyar. RANIA is the intense and dramatic story of the evolution of a woman's soul. It is the heroic pilgrimage of a woman's being, exalted and enslaved, possessed and discarded, struggling for freedom. This is Rania's tortuous search for spiritual growth, ultimately sustaining her in her final battle with the Powers of Darkness. Read it now.

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