As we trace the ancient science of astrology back to its fascinating origins based on historical facts and the occult tradition, the question inevitably arises: Is there an esoteric astrology? and then, What actually is esotericism? In The Secret Doctrine, H. P. Blavatsky states that primitive astrology was as far above modern astrology as the zodiacal signs are above the lamp-posts. We will explore astrology’s links to the Laws of Karma and examine some of the enigmatic hints and assertions about astrology found in the Secret Doctrine in an attempt to find out where this ancient science fits into esoteric knowledge. 2021.