Monthly Archives: January 2023

Jay Leno confronts Saturn, Mars and Zeus

Recently the comedian Jay Leno has been in the news because of a series of accidents and surgeries. An avid fan of automobiles, he suffered severe burns to his face and upper body on November 12, 2022, while working on … Continue reading

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Monterey Park Mass Shooting

Frequent mass shootings have become a staple of life in the United States. The most recent gun massacre occurred on 21 January 2023 at 10:22 PM near a Lunar New Year celebration in Monterey, California. It is a tragic event … Continue reading

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Lilly on Planets that Impede What Is Demanded

On pages 184-186 of Christian Astrology, William Lilly gives a rather dense account of conditionsunder which the thing demanded in a horary question can be either hindered or assisted in coming to pass. Because Lilly’s 17th century English can be … Continue reading

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Seasons and Temperament

Frequently astrologers ask whether the principles of astrology, which were developed in the northern hemisphere, apply equally in the southern hemisphere. This question is prompted by the fact that the Summer north of the Equator corresponds to Winter south of … Continue reading

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Claude Dariot’s System of Moieties

Claude Dariot was a 16th century French astrologer who influenced the way in which aspects were being evaluated when he presented his method of “moities” in his 1558 text L’introduction au jugement des astres (translated into English as Introduction to … Continue reading

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Lilly’s Table for Assigning Natal Planets to Body Parts

On page 119 of Christian Astrology (1647) William Lilly reproduces a table from the traditional literature “showing what members in Man’s Body every Planet signifieth in any of the twelve SIGNS” of the zodiac. This table is based on the … Continue reading

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