Monthly Archives: April 2017

Blackouts across the USA

Today (Friday, 21 April 2017) there was a series of blackouts in cities across the USA. According to RT.com, “power outages hit Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco, leaving commuters stranded and traffic backed up Friday.” The first of … Continue reading

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Pushing counsel in astrological aspects

Ben Dykes in his translation of Bonatti’s 146 Considerations mentions in the Fourth Consideration “pushing strength or power” and “pushing management or counsel.” These ideas derive from the Arabic texts which Bonatti was referencing.  Apparently the use of the word … Continue reading

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Experimenting with 12th-parts in horary

Recently I’ve been experimenting with dodecatemoria or 12th-parts in horary charts. The idea behind 12th-parts is that you can project a single sign onto the entire zodiac. The 12th-parts of the original chart become a kind of hidden zodiac within … Continue reading

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A horary by Edwin Casael

Edwin Casael was a British astrologer who did a lot of work in horary. Alan Leo was impressed with Casael’s work and published the following question in his 1909 book on horary: “Will I benefit from my uncle’s will?  If not, … Continue reading

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Masha’allah: Acquire a kingdom?

Masha’allah spent the year 791 writing up a number of horary charts of his clients. On 23 May 791 a client asked whether he would be granted a kingdom which he was seeking. Here is a chart set for Baghdad … Continue reading

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Another example of 12th parts in horary

The ancient Babylonians and the Hellenistic astrologers used twelfth-parts (dodecatemoria) of the signs of the zodiac.  The idea is that each sign can be projected onto the entire zodiac circle, with each 2.5 degrees (twelfth-part) of a sign being projected … Continue reading

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Masha’allah: Will a sick person recover?

The 8th century Jewish Muslim astrologer Masha’allah had a way of analyzing horary charts that is quite instructive. In the previous post I reviewed one of his charts about a 10th house matter. Here I would like to consider how … Continue reading

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Perfection by opposition: a horary about a kingdom by Masha’allah

(This was originally posted in April of 2017 and was updated with some additional comments about timing and zodiacal releasing on 8 Oct 2017.) Masha’allah (730-815 CE) was a Jewish astrologer from Basra who converted to Islam. His books were … Continue reading

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Puzzling receptions in a horary chart

The issue of reception in horary can be quite confusing. For example, Nina Gryphon stirred up a hornet’s nest of controversy when she published a blog about Bonatti’s idea that a planet being received by malefic planet abates the infortune’s … Continue reading

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Regiomontanus vs. Whole Sign in Horary

Recently I’ve been experimenting with the difference between Regiomontanus and Whole Sign houses in horary by recasting published charts with known outcomes in both house systems.  On YouTube I came across a horary presented by Peter G. Burns of the … Continue reading

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