To all Members and Friends of The Uranian Society,
we are very sorry to announce that Nona Press, our former president, has passed away on September 10, 2021.
Nona was not only one of the founders of The Uranian Society but also of NCGR. Her contributions were important to our longevity as a group and to specific studies in astrology. Nona was also the president of the Declination SIG (Special Interest Group). Her special project was always Personal Name Asteroids, and her book “New Insights into Astrology” on Number Symbolism, Aspects, Asteroids and Research was published in 1993. Our community has lost a founder and a friend.
On 18 January 2020, in my lecture at the study centre Hamburg School, I pointed out the striking position of Kronos = Hades = Nodes.
With the spreading of the corona epidemic, this position has again gained special attention, because Hades stands for "disease" and Nodes for "contacts". Together with Kronos in the 10th Earth House, this results in the phrase "the above average (KR) contact (NO) disease (HA)," which is significant for the "world/public" (10th).
At the moment, this explanaition fits well. Nevertheless, caution is required, because one cannot clearly assign this planetary picture to a specific disease and naturally it has other meanings, too. So one should not concentrate too much on the corona epidemic alone to capture this position.
With deep personal concern, we must inform you that Bernd Singer, long-time author and member of the editorial staff of the German Uranian Journal (Hamburger Hefte), passed away on 20 August 2019 shortly after the current Journal went to press. Bernd Singer has been known to our readers for 30 years. Since 1989, Bernd has demonstrated his skills in more than 100 articles in the our Hamburg Journal. Bernd was co-founder and board member of the Astrological Study Centre Hamburg School (Astrologisches Studienzentrum Hamburger Schule; 2015), which is committed to the tradition of the Astrologers Association Hamburg School (Astrologenverein Hamburger Schule; 1925). Members and guests of the Study Centre have always enjoyed his lectures with great attention. Bernd Singer's way of performing astrological lectures was based on clear evidences paired with a pleasant humour and very friendly charisma.
Bernd Singer began his studies in 1981 with the so-called "classical or traditional astrology" and the Munich Rhythm Theory (Münchner Rhythmenlehre). In 1987 he continued his studies with the Uranian method. In 1994 Bernd became editor of the Hamburger Hefte Journal for the section “working tasks” (Arbeitsaufgaben). In 1997 his astrology book "Romy Schneider” (the astrological biography of an actor) attracted a lot of attention. This textbook gives an overview of the theory, technique and analysis of symmetrical astrology. One of Bernd's goals was to highlight the similarities between "traditional astrology" and the Uranian Astrology. For this reason he didn’t use Uranian planets in his book. Bernd Singer oriented himself strongly to the writings of Alfred Witte and in particular to Ludwig Rudolph, whose textbook "Leitfaden der Astrologie" Bernd Singer regarded as the most successful textbook of the Uranian technique and therefore became a model for his own book. At the 4th conference of the International Uranian Fellowship, Hamburg 2009, Bernd Singer also became known abroad with his lecture "Personal Daily Horoscope (pDH)".
by Michael Feist, Hamburg
from Hamburger Hefte Journal Nr. 177/2016, p. 25
The graphic linear and circular ephemeris have a long and important tradition in the Hamburg School. While the graphic circle ephemeris (see left) gradually lost importance with the increasing computerization since the early 1990s, the graphic linear ephemeris remained an integral part of the Hamburg method - for 90 years now. Unfortunately, the lines and intersecting lines sometimes seem confusing to the untrained eye, while the application of the graphic ephemeris is incredibly simple and yet effective. Beginners, even without a formal education, can benefit greatly from the linear ephemeris after a short introduction. There is hardly any other prognostic method with which one can learn so quickly the analysis of the constellations in the radix, directed (or progressive) and transit. In 1926 Ludwig Rudolph presented a new development in his book "Das Linear- oder Streifenhoroskop und seine Verwendung" ("The Linear or Striped Horoscope and its Use"), which led to more order and more effective results in connection with the graphic linear ephemeris. He was convinced of his discovery and registered his development of a special measuring strip as a utility model with the Patent Office (DRGM No. 857709). Ludwig Rudolph on graphic representations in his writing:
"For the sake of simplicity and clarity, graphic works have long since been given their due place in the sciences and technology and, of course, should not be missing from serious astrological research.
The Hamburger Schule has paid special attention to these fields for a long time, and their successes and progress have been significantly influenced in a favourable sense. Also the calculations of the much disputed transneptunian planets have become possible only by means of the graphic way.
[...] The Hamburger Schule uses graphical representation of the celestial bodies for a period of 1 to 3 months at a size of 1 to 2 meters. Such designs [...] can, of course, only be dedicated to special purposes, but one can also take from them trigger constellations exactly to the hours of the day".
Since the early 1930s, but especially since 1936, Witte-Verlag has regularly published graphic circular and linear ephemerides in standardized form. An advertising leaflet showing four miniaturized linear ephemerides as pocket companions as well as a round graphic ephemeris has been preserved.
Ludwig Rudolph wrote here in his accompanying text: "What will the New Year bring? - Great news from the Witte-Verlag publishing house as the announcer of Alfred Witte's German cosmobiological idea! What kind of news? You will hear this from us on a case-by-case basis. Under the spring sun of the new year, the ice of the last two years will have melted to make way for a new life and movement in the Witte-Circle. Also the Rules Book will be expected again.
The former 90° linear ephemeris had a size of 30x60cm (today 21x29cm). They showed all Transneptunians as well as Pluto and indicated further on the line of the sun the moon phases. –