Harmonic Astrology in Practice takes off where David Hamblin’s previous book, The Spirit of Numbers: A New Exploration of Harmonic Astrology comes to a close. The practical advantage of harmonic astrology is that it offers a far richer and more complete insight into the interrelationship of planetary forces than is possible through using the traditional aspects – opposition, trine, square, etc. All of those are based on divisions of the circle by Two, Three, or multiples of Two and Three, but in harmonic astrology we can also study aspects that are based on Five, Seven, or any other number. Using copious case histories which include Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, Malala Yousafzai, Leonard Cohen, Winston Churchill, Hermann Hesse, Amma, Rolf Harris, and many, many more, David Hamblin unlocks secrets of the charts which might otherwise remain hidden. A fascinating and impressive study.
I am writing this book because I feel that in The Spirit of Numbers, although I described harmonic astrology to the best of my ability, I did not give sufficient practical guidance to astrologers on how to integrate harmonics into their work. So I will now attempt to offer this guidance. I presume that my readers will mainly be working astrologers, familiar with conventional astrological techniques, who would like to add harmonics to their “repertoire”, and I will do my best to help them to do this.
Of course, this book can only be an introduction. The study of harmonics is essentially a study of the meaning of numbers, and this is something about which we are only beginning to obtain clarity. Thus, many of the interpretations which I will offer in this book (based, as they are, on my own beliefs about the meanings of particular numbers) are of a tentative and exploratory nature, rather than statements of definite facts. My greatest hope is that this book will inspire astrologers to continue this exploration, and to share their findings with one another, so that eventually there will be a consensus about the meaning of harmonics throughout the worldwide astrological community. In my view this is the greatest challenge, and the greatest opportunity, facing astrology at the present time.