If you’re part of the small set of people interested in Renaissance Astrology and Quantum Physics, voila.
“In the waning weeks of 1570, the polymath Jerome Cardano is in a frigid prison cell in Bologna. His biographer from the 21st Century, Michael Brooks, shimmers in for a chat. Why not? In quantum physics, a particle can meddle with another from across the girth of a planet. Time can flow backwards. A spectral science writer, Brooks suggests, fits in with the mind-bending oddity of our universe.
Brooks is drawn to Cardano the man: the superstitious gambler, the chaser of fame, the astrologer who dared to cast the horoscope of Christ. We both believe that space and time are not what you and I have been raised to believe they are.”
The Quantum Astrologers Handbook looks fascinating, although it focuses more on Cardano’s genius in mathematics and physics than his astrology. Cardano’s Cosmos is about his actual astrological practice and techniques, in the 16th Century. I just ordered and will incorporate anything super useful.
Long before I knew a single thing about quantum physics, I thought time could flow in all directions. It reminds me of Einstein and Newton time or, as I call it, Saturn and Uranus time.
The best parts of Cardano’s Cosmos are the gritty little descriptions of everyday life as an actual practitioner of Renaissance Astrology. Like now, it sometimes involved too much coffee and paranoia about Saturn.