Monthly Archives: June 2020

Mars/Saturn Conjunctions in Cancer in Mundane Astrology

Recently I’ve been reading some modern and classic texts on mundane astrology. One of the more obscure facets of historical astrology is the role of the Mars/Saturn conjunction in Cancer which repeats about every 30 years. One of the earliest … Continue reading

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Capricorn the Sea-Goat, did sea-goats really exist?

Capricorn is commonly represented as a mythical sea-goat, but is it possible that at one time such a creature actually existed and, if so, what became of them? Not long ago I stumbled upon a site which peaked my interest … Continue reading

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Predicting with Symolic Directions using Uranus-arc

Recently I was reading about Boris Cristoff’s “Proluna” method of prediction in which, if I understand it correctly, he directs the natal chart symbolically at the rate of 7 years per astrological house. This idea is based on the fact … Continue reading

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A Puzzling Horary about a Relationship

Recently I watched an enjoyable interview by Mychal A. Bryan with Ema Kurent on Integrative Approaches to Horary Astrology. Ema is the author of a recent textbook of Horary Astrology and during the interview she recounts her life in astrology, … Continue reading

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Return of Virtue in Horary

The multiple distinctions in the medieval and Renaissance literature about various types of reception in horary astrology continue to perplex me. For example, sometimes a faster planet tries to pass its “virtue” on to a slower planet, but the slow … Continue reading

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Lilly on Removing from One Place to Another

In a recent discussion in a horary astrology group, the question arose about how William Lilly utilized the 4th house in relocation horaries. This prompted me to reread Lilly to try to figure out exactly what he meant. In the … Continue reading

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House Divisions in Astrology

Astrologer Aswin Balaji invited me to discuss house divisions in astrology. Here is a link to the video of our discussion: House Divisions in Astrology The material is a bit technical but useful for astrologers to know. I tried to … Continue reading

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Will Coronavirus Kill Astrology?

Back in May a friend called to ask what I thought of an article in the NY Times which claimed that astrology was about to die out because astrologers had not predicted the pandemic. I hadn’t read the piece, so … Continue reading

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My two cents on the recent protests and riots in the USA

May 25th of 2020 was an eventful day for race relations in the United States. In NYC a white woman in Central Park threatened to call the police on a black man, who was bird-watching, because she was unhappy that … Continue reading

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