Monthly Archives: January 2021

Another example of “prohibition” in horary

In the last post I considered the concept of prohibition in horary and discussed a case example. Lilly’s definition (CA 110): “Prohibition is when two Planets that signify the effecting or bringing to conclusion anything demanded, are applying to an … Continue reading

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Some thoughts about “prohibition” in horary astrology

Recently a colleague asked a question about “prohibition” in horary, which prompted me to look up Lilly’s definition (CA 110): “Prohibition is when two Planets that signify the effecting or bringing to conclusion anything demanded, are applying to an Aspect; … Continue reading

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An example of CAZIMI in horary

The horary literature speaks of planets being in the state of “cazimi” or “in the heart of the Sun,” meaning that that are located within 17 minutes of arc from the center of the Sun. Since, to the human eye, … Continue reading

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The theft of the slave girl’s linen

In Chapter 16 of my 1991 book Horary Astrology, The History and Practice of Astro-Divination, I discussed an ancient horary chart delineated by Palchus in the 5th century CE and reported in Neugabaur and van Hoesen’s Greek Horoscopes. Recently there … Continue reading

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Tarot suits and social class

Our modern tarot deck appears to have its origins in a playing card deck used by the Mameluk Egyptians and brought into Europe after the Muslim forces invaded and conquered the Iberian peninsula. Muslim soldiers used these cards to play a … Continue reading

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Will Joe Biden survive January 20th?

Astrologer Fernando Ruiz Guarin recently posted a video looking at the transits for the day of Joe Biden’s Inauguration, 20 January 2021. The sky looks fairly ominous that day, and an assassination attempt or other form of violence seems highly … Continue reading

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The Use of Separating Aspects in Horary

A colleague recently asked about the use of separating aspects in determining the outcome of a horary chart. There is apparently a view among some practicioners that only applying aspects should be used. A good example of Lilly’s use of … Continue reading

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Saturn as the “Sun of the Night”

Back in the 1980s, while reading about the history of astrology, I came across the description of Saturn as the “Sun of the night,” which was apparently how the Babylonians viewed the ringed planet. This idea of Saturn playing the … Continue reading

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Lord of the Orb in Annual Revolutions

Ben Dykes in his translation of Abu Ma’Shar on the Revolutions of the Years of Nativities (2019) discusses the concept of “lord of the orb.” Dr. Dykes notes that it appears unclear, in the text which he translated, exactly how … Continue reading

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Mother or Father in the 4th House?

Astrologers often disagree about parental assignments related to the 4th House. Some insist that the mother belongs in the 4th, others that the father belongs there. Many of the classical texts refer to the 4th as the house of the … Continue reading

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