astrology and grids

G Douglas (
Sun, 17 Nov 1996 21:56:35 GMT

>From: (G Douglas)
>Subject: astrology and grids
>Dear Fionn,
> Many thanks for your interesting note. I am exploring rep.grids
as a possible research tool for astrology, which may avoid some of the
pitfalls of personality questionnaires, particularly that of cancelling out
interior polarities, which seem to me the essence of astrology (as shown in
the opposing zodiac signs for one example). My experience with
questionnaires is that the most common comment people make is that they are
'extravert one day and introvert another', which is not a problem for PCP of
course. There is less reason to expect grids to remain constant compared to
personality scores however and this is likely to be a problem, but it's one
I prefer to look at after I have some results.So far I've collected over 50
grids with timed birth data to examine for any sign of the Gauquelin-sector
planets, (are you familiar with this work?), and realised that statistics,
although easily applied to a methodology I have worked out, will have to
wait until I have a clearer idea of exactly what it is possible to
hypothesize as a correlation between grid and chart.
> The kind of grid I'd like will have 10-15 constructs based on
'significant others ' in your life ,past and present and should be bipolar
with as much descriptive detail as you wish. If you want to do a principal
construct analysis or similar even better, I need to see how the constructs
cluster , especially the first two dimensions.
> Are you investigating construing of the built environment or is
it ecological issues that interest you ?
> I look forward to hearing from you again,
> Graham Douglas.