Author Archives: Anthony Louis

About Anthony Louis

Author of books about astrology and tarot, including TAROT PLAIN AND SIMPLE, HORARY ASTROLOGY, and THE ART OF FORECASTING WITH SOLAR RETURNS.

Prohibition in Horary Astrology

William Lilly defines “prohibition” as follows (CA 110): “Prohibition is when two Planets that signify the effecting or bringing to conclusion any thing demanded, are applying to an Aspect; and before they can come to a true Aspect, another Planet … Continue reading

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Dexter and Sinister Aspects

In the previous post I mentioned dexter and sinister aspects. A reader left a message asking me to explain the concept, so here goes. Lilly (CA 108) gives the following handy table to determine whether aspects are dexter (toward the … Continue reading

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Ben Dykes has blown my mind

Yesterday Ben Dykes’ new version of Abu Ma’shar’s Great Introduction translated from the Greek original arrived in the mail. I had ordered it a few weeks ago, but it must have sold out in the first printing and there was … Continue reading

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Lilly’s definition of the Void of Course Moon

Recently Chris Brennan did a podcast on the various definitions of the void of course Moon. I thought it would be useful to clarify how Lilly used the concept because it is not widely understood in the astrological community. As … Continue reading

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Saturn square Uranus and the Death of Rush Limbaugh

The year 2021 will be marked astrologically by three squares between the slow-moving planets Saturn and Uranus, which are part of a roughly 45-year Saturn/Uranus synodic cycle, the most recent iteration of which began in 1988. These are waning squares … Continue reading

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The Moon and the Two of Swords in Tarot

The Moon appears on several cards in the Rider-Waite-Smith tarot deck, which is based on astrological associations with the tarot in the teachings of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. One such card is the Two of Swords. A.E. … Continue reading

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Interview with Aswin Balaji about my new book

Recently I had the pleasure of participating in an interview with Aswin Balaji of Celestial Vibes Astrology about my new book on lost objects and horary astrology. Here is the link to the video. This book focuses specifically on lost … Continue reading

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A ‘thank you’ to the readers of my books

Every once in a while I check how my books are doing on This morning I was searching for a book and happened to take a look at my most recent tarot book (2016) published by Llewellyn in the … Continue reading

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Hypsicles and ascensional times in astrology

According to wikepedia, Hypsicles (Greek: Ὑψικλῆς; c. 190 – c. 120 BCE) was an ancient Greek mathematician and astronomer in Alexandria, known for authoring On Ascensions (Ἀναφορικός) and the Book XIV of Euclid’s Elements. In his book On Ascensions (On … Continue reading

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Live or die? An example of “prohibition” from Masha’allah

In the past couple of posts I’ve been looking at ‘prohibition’ in horary. Going through some old charts, I came across this horary from Masha’allah. The querent who is apparently quite ill wants to know whether he will live or … Continue reading

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