If you are interested in learning the Munich Rhythm Theory Method of Chart Interpretation you can start by going to this link http://www.radical-astrology.com/articles/articles/others/dobereiner.html and read the article by Bill Mullen to find where to purchase Mr. Dobereiner's books.
Dobereiner's system requires that students master the quadrants and their meanings. By absorbing what each quadrant represents and eventually the meanings contained within the houses you will begin to activate the intuitive part of your brain which eventually will lead to amazing results. Soon you will be able to glance at the quadrant pattens and begin to pull out chunks of eighteen carat gold .
I must make it known that this system is not for the faint of heart, however I will attempt to present Dobereiner's work in a much briefer and edited form in order to get you started. The editing has been difficult to manage especially because Mr. Dobereiner's work is of such high quality I fear tainting it with possible misinterpretation. With that caveat I will go forward.
To start with, Mr. Dobereiner assigns the Aristotelian Four Causes of being to each quadrant, begining with:
FIRST QUADRANT = THE CAUSA MATERIALIS
It is in this quadrant that the physical attributes of a person can be seen. Contained in this quadrant are three houses.
House one will tell us what this person or thing is striving to express.
House two will tell us about the form and substance of the person or thing.
House three will show us how the physical form will function in the space available to it.
CELLULAR STRUCTURE AND FUNCTIONALITY
Dobereiner explains that the form and cellular structure of a thing or person occurs in the second house. It is in the third house that will tell us how the physical form will function in the space that is available to it. He uses the example of an insect to explain the reason. The second house contains the cellular structure of an insect. It is in the third house where it will then be determined how this insect will function. It is in the third house that it is determined whether that insect will crawl or fly.
SAFETY IN NUMBERS
When explaining the core meaning of the second house, Dobereiner also suggests that the meaning contained within is analogous to the instinct of herd animals and explains that the act of living in herds provides safety from predators. By replacing the word money or values with the more appropriate word, "safety", the meaning of the second house conjures up a more familiar and urgent human need so recognized by the human psyche.
I have seen charts of policemen with second house emphasis. Instead of the second house being all about the dollar sign, it is more about protection and safety, which is the very thing that the police are striving to provide their citizens. This explanation is not to infer that the second house does not rule money; it means that all things considered equal, as always in the complex subject of astrology, all will depend on the location, sign and nature of each individual horoscope.
I will elaborate on the next three quadrants in future installments beginning tomorrow.