"In all his works, Dane Rudhyar's main preoccupation has been to integrate various fields of human knowledge into a consistent and well organized whole, and to build foundations of thought needed for the development of global society. In this context, he has sought to develop a theory of "humanistic" astrology that would bring this ancient and controversial science to a level of thinking at which it can be fully accepted today. He broadens the entire concept of astrology by applying to it his extensive knowledge of Oriental as well as western philosophy, and Jungian psychology.
This book deals with the astrological houses. Using the houses—which he defines as "archetypal categories of experience" through which an individual passes during the course of his life—as a frame of reference, Rudhyar seeks to define and interpret the relationship of individuals to the entire universe, "so that they may be able to fulfill both their essential individuality and their destiny—i.e. their place and function in the universe."