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Cycles of Becoming

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Holistic astrologer Ruperti modeled his method after Dane Rudhyar. "All moments within a cycle stretch back to the cyclic root and at the same time forward toward the cyclic seed. Every moment is pulled by the future as well as pushed by the past."

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This classic book on transit cycles contains the following:

  1. The Humanistic Approach.
  2. The Age Factor: waxing/waning hemicycles; individual years; applying the age factor.
  3. The Sun-Moon Cycles: cycles of the Moon’s nodes; eclipse cycles; solar & lunar cycles.
  4. The Personal Planets-Mercury, Venus & Mars: Venus-Mars cycle; Sun-Venus cycle; Sun-Mars cycle; Mercury cycle.
  5. The Jupiter Cycle.
  6. The Saturn Cycle: the generic cycle; the individual cycle.
  7. The Jupiter-Saturn Cycle: the Development of a Social Destiny.
  8. The Uranus Cycle: the Saturn-Uranus cycle; the Jupiter-Uranus cycle.
  9. The Neptune Cycle: the Neptune generations; the personal cycle of Neptune; Uranus-Neptune cycle; Saturn-Neptune cycle; Jupiter-Neptune cycle.
  10. The Pluto Cycle: the Pluto generations; the personal cycle of Pluto.
  11. Retrograde Movement of the Outer Planets.
"A boon to anyone who seeks a better astrological perspective on the many turns of a lifetime..."    ~Nolle


"Opportunities for growth which are not fully met leave a residue of unfinished business which must inevitably be dealt with later. That is the real meaning of karma - unfinished business from the past. However, if one does manage to completely fulfill all that life demands of him, there need not be any residue of unfinished business. Achieving this leads to spiritual mastery. Spiritual growth does not stop there, however. If one comes to the point where he has fulfilled everything he was meant to do as an individual, then comes the moment when he will be asked to take on larger responsibilities, to take on the karma of groups, and eventually of humanity as a whole.

The astrologer has a personal responsibility toward his or her client in terms of the way in which that client will respond to (and perhaps follow) the advice given. It should never be a question of trying to 'see' from a chart what will happen and then passing that information on to the client regardless of the consequences. That would not be psycho-astrological counseling, but simple fortune-telling, regardless of how sophisticated and 'scientific' the means used. In every case, before speaking or writing, the astrologer should ask himself what the client can do with the information presented to him. As every feature of a birth-chart including the progressions and transits can have a positive as well as negative potential, it is not the astrologer's function to crystallize this meaning as being 'negative' when dealing with present and future possibilities.

He must make the nature of the challenge clearer in terms of the overall life development and purpose. The decision to act positively or negatively must forever remain the responsibility of the client; and when I say 'positive' or 'negative', I mean a way leading either to spiritual fulfillment or to the loss of self in material values."


Alexander Ruperti (1913–1998) was born in Germany and educated in Britain. He was an osteopathic physician and a physical therapist living in Switzerland who first studied astrology with C.E.O. Carter at the Astrological Lodge in London in the 1930s. After reading Dane Rudhyar’s seminal book, The Astrology of Personality in 1936, he became the first person in Europe to teach a humanistic, psychological and modern approach to astrology. In 1984, with Marief Cavaignac, he founded the Réseau d’Astrologie Humaniste in Paris. His lectures in the USA in 1973 were a delight to all American astrologers. This is his only book translated into English.

Author Ruperti, Alexander
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 271 pp.
Publisher CRCS Publications 1978
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