As Above, So Below Star Wisdom, Volume 3Steiner Books
As Above, So Below includes articles of interest on star wisdom (Astrosophy), as well as a guide to the correspondences between stellar configurations during the life of Christ and those of today. This guide includes a complete sidereal ephemeris and aspectarian—geocentric and heliocentric—for each day of the year 2021. Published annually, new volumes are generally available beginning in November for the coming year.
According to Rudolf Steiner, each step taken by Christ during his ministry, from the Baptism in the Jordan to his Resurrection, was in harmony with, and an expression of, the cosmos. The Star Wisdom series is concerned with these heavenly correspondences during the life of Christ and is intended to help in building a foundation for cosmic Christianity, the cosmic dimension of Christianity. It is this approach that, until now, has been largely missing from Christianity and its 2,000-year history.
Readers can begin this path today by contemplating the movements of the Sun, Moon, and planets against the background of the zodiacal constellations (sidereal signs) in relation to corresponding stellar events during the life of Christ. In this way, the possibility is opened for attuning in a living way to the life of Christ, who since the beginning of his Second Coming in 1933 is now spiritually present in the etheric aura of the Earth.
This year’s edition of Star Wisdom commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Astronomy Course given by Rudolf Steiner in 1921 (now available from SteinerBooks as Interdisciplinary Astronomy). In the tenth lecture of that course (Jan. 10, 1921), Steiner reintroduces to the study of stars the Hermetic Axiom “As Above, So Below” in a new and more complex form.
He observes that, while the starry heavens above us radiate their forces toward the Earth, there is an inverted image of those starry heavens radiating outward from the Earth’s center. This image forms the gesture of the articles in this edition of Star Wisdom—moving from the outer limits of the Zodiac in the article “Rama and Krishna: Karma Research and Star Wisdom,” all the way to the center of Mother Earth in “The Tree of Life: Returning to the Origin of the Houses, Part 2.”
The monthly commentaries for 2021 are provided by Joel Matthew Park, supported by Julie Humphreys’ astronomical previews for each month. They offer us an opportunity to connect the spiritual with the stellar configurations of 2021. This guide to direct interaction between human beings on Earth and angels and other heavenly beings connected with the stars is intended to help the reader develop the capacity to receive the wisdom-filled teachings of the spiritual hierarchies.