A Tiny Universe

Astrology and The Thema Mundi Chart

by Joy Usher



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/30/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 376
ISBN : 9781543403770
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 376
ISBN : 9781543403787

About the Book

A Tiny Universe is a textbook which is based on Thema Mundi, a symbolic chart of the planets’ positions at the beginning of humankind’s existence. Thema Mundi has existed as the teaching tool for astrological techniques since Hellenistic times and traditional sources from Greek, Persian, Arabic and Hebrew origins used the mythical representation of the Birth-chart of the Universe as a model for their evolving theories on astrology over the centuries. A Tiny Universe explores the seven original planets and their meanings and discusses the planets’ role, both in general through the time periods of life, and specifically through the astrology chart. The judgement of a planet’s condition under the terms of the Essential and Accidental Dignities is featured and the Friendships and Enmities which exist between various planets is discussed in the book. Thema Mundi embraces the process of life which begins with the four qualities, leads to the ‘roots’ which we call the elements, and completes its journey at the twelve zodiac signs. The final chapters highlight the importance of the twelve houses which set the planets into specific areas of an individual’s life through the astrology chart. A Tiny Universe takes a modern look at a very old chart as Thema Mundi introduces the planets, the qualities, the signs, and the houses, to the reader who is interested in astrology – from the novice astrologer, to the practitioner, who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of the origins of their craft.

About the Author

Joy Usher is an Australian astrologer who has been consulting, teaching and lecturing in astrology for the past 25 years. She has studied traditional techniques in astrology since the early 1990s and has incorporated traditional methods in the consulting room and the classroom since 2002. Joy Usher is co-principle of the astrological school Astro Mundi which has been operating in Adelaide since 2002. Astro Mundi runs attending, and online classes, with national students, and past and present international students from New Zealand, Canada, England, Spain and the Netherlands. Over the past two decades Joy has lectured at conferences and held workshops in Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland and the United States. She was a regular contributor to the Astrological Monthly Review in the early 2000s and co-wrote Scala Coeli: The Ladder to Heaven, a series of essays on astrology with Mari Garcia in 2012. Joy lives in the Barossa Valley in South Australia.