What Is Primal Astrology?
A long time ago ancient people looked up at the stars every single night. They watched as the sky slowly spun around in an endless loop, the same constellations returning again and again.
After charting the patterns of the night sky for years and years the ancient people eventually noticed a pattern. They saw that when people were born under certain celestial alignments they displayed many of the same traits. As science allowed human beings to see farther and clearer into these patterns, those who studied the stars were able to improve the accuracy of their predictions.
It wasn’t just one culture that did this. Completely separate societies from around the world discovered these patterns and recorded their own observations. No one knew for sure why the position of the stars affected a person’s inherent personality traits or paths in life, but they trusted their predictions so much that astrology, the study of decoding the stars, became an increasingly important part of civilization.
Like most metaphysical studies, astrology has seen its role in society shift into the background. Belief in anything beyond the “five senses” had little use to politicians and industrialists who sought to reshape society around the worship of material goods.
Yet astrology remains.
The belief that the alignment of the stars and planets can tell us about ourselves does not survive because it’s an amusing spectacle of a forgotten time, but because there is a truth inherent in an astrologer’s reading; a reflection of the same patterns that have persisted for thousands of years.
As past and present collide we now see evidence that our Universe is not an accidental mashup of protons and electrons, but a conscious, energetic system with an intelligence of its own. Different energy patterns come and go as the Earth and Moon repeat their tour around the Sun, providing shifting energies in our day to day lives. Astrology exists to explain these energy patterns and to catalog them for future generations.
Just as there are many cultures that studied astrology, so too are there a variety of astrological systems or zodiacs. I have taken what I consider the two most prevalent systems and merged them together. While some may think this is heresy at first glance, it actually makes perfect sense. One zodiac system is based on the solar calendar, and the other is based on the lunar calendar. Because of that, the two overlap perfectly.
“Tropical Astrology” is what most people in the “Western World” think of when they hear the word astrology. This is the 12-sign zodiac that includes Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.
The other zodiac comes from traditional Chinese astrology. This system also has 12 signs that westerners might recognize from “Chinese New Year” - Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog, and Pig.
By overlapping the two zodiacs, I was able to essentially multiply the two zodiacs together, creating an entirely new structure that now consists of 144 (12 x 12) different possibilities.
After three years of studying, writing, erasing, and trying again I was finally finished creating Primal Astrology, the combination of thousands of years of research by cultures across the world. I’ve put a great deal of care into honoring the observations of those who came before while updating the signs to reflect creatures in our modern world (with a few notable exceptions). I believe that the Primal Zodiac of 144 signs is the most accurate astrological system to date.
In order to reach as many people as possible that may be curious about astrology I have decided to release all of my writings on this website with no pay wall. If you would like to contribute to Primal Astrology and find out more about your personal astrological profile at the same time, please consider visiting the official Primal Astrology Store.
I hope you enjoy reading about yourself and the people in your life through the lens of Primal Astrology!
- Simon Poindexter
Creator of Primal Astrology