Current planetary alignments historically correlate with major periods of political, economic, and cultural change, including significant advances in civil rights, the women’s movement, and queer liberation. Learn how major events in the history of the queer liberation movement are reflected in the archetypal meanings of specific patterns of planetary alignments and what these patterns of correlations might tell us about recent and future events.
Rod O’Neal is adjunct professor in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco. He was a founding coeditor of the Archai journal and holds degrees from Vassar College (B.A., highest honors, biochemistry), UC Berkeley (M.A., biochemistry), and the California Institute of Integral Studies (Ph.D., Philosophy and Religion). His doctoral dissertation, “Seasons of Grace: An Archetypal History of New England Puritanism,” is a detailed case study of the archetypal correlations between the phenomena of a particular historical movement and the outer-planetary cycles, as well as a theoretical exploration of the ancient philosophical roots of astrology and their implications for the current world view. Rod has been a professional astrologer for fifteen years, and has been involved in Western esoteric studies for nearly thirty.