Monthly Archives: March 2022

Reflections on the Coronation of the Raven King

This post was prompted by Aswin Subramanyan’s blog about Matthias Corvinus, aka Matthias I, King of Hungary and Croatia from 1458 to 1490. “Corvinus” comes from the Latin word for raven, the bird which was emblazoned on his coat of … Continue reading

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The Birth Chart of Emanuel Swedenborg

Emanuel Swedenborg (January 29, 1688 O.S. – March 29, 1772 O.S.) was a Swedish scientist, inventor, philosopher, theologian and Christian mystic, who at the age of 57 began to experience dreams and visions and allegedly communicate with the spirit world. … Continue reading

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Noel Tyl, Geocentric Latitude and the Celestial Sphere

On March 19th, I watched a discussion of the Vedic birth chart of Noel Tyl, presented by Kepler College in honor of Astrology Day. The sidereal Ascendant given was 07 Gemini 04′ (Lahiri ayanamsa), which at quick glance would mean … Continue reading

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Did Plato invent astrology’s secondary progressions?

In studying Hellenistic astrology, I was surprised to learn that Vettius Valens had mentioned secondary progressions in the 2nd century CE when he discussed his “day for a year” method of forecasting. Here is a direct quote: “… add a number … Continue reading

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Dariot: Will I get any of my brother’s goods? — a 16th century horary

The 16th century French physician and astrologer Claude Dariot (1533, Ponnar – 1594, Dijon) received his medical education at the University of Montpellier in France. He published several books on both medicine and astrology. His work on horary astrology was … Continue reading

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