Monthly Archives: December 2019

The Passing of Edward Aschoff

There was a sad story this week about the unexpected passing of ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff at age 34 after a bout with pneumonia. Aschoff was born in Oxford, MS, on 24 December 1985, time unknown. He died on his … Continue reading

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On Capricorn, the Sea-goat

During this Christmas week, the sun is passing through tropical Capricorn as Christians around the world celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. In the tropical zodiac, zero degrees of Capricorn marks the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere and … Continue reading

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Astrological Talent in the Chart of Evangeline Adams

In the previous post I commented on a Jaimini technique presented by Laura Barat for identifying astrological talent in the horoscope. One of the major Western astrologers of the last century was Evangeline Adams, so I thought it would be … Continue reading

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Astrological Talent in the Chart of Vettius Valens

According to some scholars, the noted Hellenistic astrologer Vettius Valens used his own birth chart to explain astrological concepts of his writings. If such is the case, then the birth data of Vettius Valens reveals the following features (Mark Riley … Continue reading

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The Importance of Verifying Birth Data

Recently I was watching a video about a somewhat complicated Vedic technique in which the presenter attempted to explain well-delivered theoretic ideas with an actual chart. Unfortunately, the chart chosen was that of Napoleon I Bonaparte, which is in dispute … Continue reading

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Reflections on the Thema Mundi and Jaimini Astrology

Recently I’ve been trying to learn something about Vedic astrology and have been comparing the basic concepts of the Vedic approach with those of early Hellenistic astrology. Fundamental to the Hellenistic approach is the teaching device known as the Thema … Continue reading

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The Power of Primary Directions

Primary directions are one of the most venerable techniques in Western astrology. They are based on the idea that in the hours after birth, as the sky continues to rise in the east and set in the west, the natal … Continue reading

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