Sections of the German Astrological Association (DAV)
One Organization – many subject areas
The subject-specific diversity in the association includes classical and Vedic astrology, classical rectification, humanistic and psychological astrology and fixed-star astrology. Numerous specific areas are represented in the association by the corresponding experts in the field, for example horary astrology, mundane astrology, electional astrology, astromedicine, financial astrology and the casting of horoscopes. Different schools are also represented in the organization, such as the School of Hamburg or the Huber School. The activities of the DAV are continually being enriched not only through new impulses, new techniques and new modes of interpretation, but also through the revival of methods which have temporarily been neglected or even forgotten. We recommend the magazine `Meridian´ as useful reading matter.
Research and Exchange – the work content of the DAV
The DAV not only aspires to represent the professional interests of its members, it also seeks to provide new continual impulses for astrological research. This work is carried out in the following six sections:
The section Mundane Astrology observes and analyses political and historical events such as the founding of states, elections, political parties, changes of government, crises and wars. Further objects of research are natural catastrophes such as earthquakes, floods and volcanic eruptions, also economic developments and astronomical/astrological phenomena and cycles such as eclipses, Saros series, ingress or retrograde. Experiences and findings are exchanged during two to three meetings annually.
The Astrological Research section aspires to encourage and accompany astrological research which is orientated to practical application. This is of particular significance in the case of the specific situation of the field of astrology, a subject area which is recognized neither academically nor socially; thus fundamental research must of necessity be carried out. At the same time, astrology is a field of study which can pursue the historical and socio-scientific conditions of astrological cognition. During the section meetings the approaches to and methods and conditions of astrological research are discussed and research projects are presented.
The section Medicine and Astrology has the task of promoting exchange of knowledge in the field of astromedicine and supporting common research projects. Astromedicine goes beyond the necessary, exact medical findings of conventional medicine, as the radix shows the human being in his or her entirety, thus containing indications of his or her disposition to illness and disease, which affords possibilities for preventative health care. Opportunities for exchange are offered at the annual section meetings or by consultation of the internal list of contacts.
The section Cosmobiology follows the tradition of Reinhold Ebertin and strives to more fully integrate these techniques into astrological work and research. Included in cosmobiology is work with the ninety-degree-dial and the ninety-degree-circle, the use of midpoint techniques; drawing up yearly or life cycle graphs using transits, directions and progressions; research into the aspects of planetary declination and declination midpoints with regard to their effectiveness and the increase in the validity of prediction.
The Huber School section follows a different tradition, in that the section regards itself as a forum for astrologers who are interested in astrological psychology, known as the Huber method. It aims to promote friendly cooperation on astrological or astrological-psychological topics and encourages research through the exchange of knowledge and experience. As an advocate of astrological psychology, the section strives to contribute to the further development of an astrological method of consultation which is comparable to psychological counselling.
The Hamburg School section likewise follows a special tradition. The section is closely connected to classical astrology and aims for the interdisciplinary acknowledgement of the very different approach of the School of Hamburg by both the GAA and astrological experts. This approach includes first and foremost the application of direct and indirect midpoints instead of aspects and parallel equal house systems plus eight additional forces (‘Wirkpunkte’) in the horoscope, the so-called Trans-Neptunians.
If you are interested in meeting the active members in the various sections, we cordially invite you to sign up for our annual conference.
Are you interested in our work? Do you have any questions or suggestions? Please, do not hesitate to contact us. You are welcome to send an e-mail to the board; Klemens Ludwig,