Core Principles V – Benefic and Malefic Principles

Benefic and Malefic Principles - Astrology Project Intensive 5

The dual principles of the benefic and the malefic are threaded throughout the canon of astrological heritage. Basically, these categories represent an attempt to objectify what is ‘good’ and what is ‘bad’ – so symbolic judgement can be developed. Various components of a horoscopic chart may express in either of these modes, even though certain chart factors will begin from an essential classification as one or the other.

Yet what do these complementary but opposite terms really mean?

It is clear that both the positive and negative coexist and astrology’s heritage has openly acknowledged this fundamental truth. This Intensive aims to dispel any misconceptions about these principles, in presenting how to effectively deal with them as chart factors. Seeking to understand the definition of ‘benefic’ and ‘malefic’, plus what actually symbolises these terms, strengthens astrological practice.