Originally Posted by moss
I'm just curious. I noticed that the waldorf school application form asks for my child's city of birth. I'm trying to figure out how that's pertinant info for an application form, and the only reason i could think of is that the teachers might want to plot a birth chart. They didnt ask for time of birth, but you can get a fairly accurate chart without it.
Or maybe there's some other reason that i'm just not seeing?
I'm sure they are not planning to do an astrological chart for your child. Can't think why the city of birth would be wanted though. Why don't you ask about it?
There is some astrological stuff that might come up in the curriculum, but that would have more to do with history than current stuff. For example the ancient Sumerians and Mesopotamians were really big on astrology, so stories about these peoples would probably mention stars and the zodiac.
Finally, there are some anthroposophists (students of anthroposophy, the philosophy founded by Rudolf Steiner that is connected to waldorf education) that developed a new approach to astrology called astrosophy. Even in anthroposophical circles it isn't widely known or much used. I had my chart done once and it was interesting and quite different from the usual approach.
That is probably a lot more answer than you needed!