astronomy and astrology in the age of scientific revolution

Where we discover that Jung supports Ptolemy view on astrology.

The following is the translation of the Conference kept  by Prof. Ornella Faracovi on the 11th November 1993 in the Physics Department of Milan university. Prof. Faracovi is  an expert of history of philosophy and the director of Centro Studi Enriques.  She is an expert of Renaissance and Medieval astrology- she has published  the Italian version of Cardano’s Comment to the second book of Tetrabiblos and  De iudiciis geniturarum, Marsilio Ficino’s astrological letters, and several books on astrology and philosophy in Middle Ages and Renaissance. She is in the Honour Commitee of CIDA, the Italian Astrological Association.

Translation from the Journal of the Italian Astrological Association CIDA, LINGUAGGIO ASTRALE   n. 94, 1994

A  model quite common in historiography connects the birth of modern astronomy (what is now called the Copernican Revolution) and the crisis of astrology. This assumption was already implied since the first works on the history of astrology, between the end of 1800 and the beginning of 1900, when several important researches about antiquities, oriental studies, art history highlighted the main role astrology had  among the history and civilisation of the West during centuries.

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