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.

How long is a year in predictive astrology? Vettius Valens vs Nakshatra time.

When I was first learning about the technique of zodiacal releasing in the works of Vettius Valens, I was surprised to learn that Valens used a “year” of 360 days to time the unfolding of the various periods.  His system … Continue reading

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Void of course Moon in a “lost and found” horary

Recently while reading about Vedic horary astrology, I came across a question analyzed by a Vedic astrologer and wondered if Lilly’s approach would provide a similar answer. The querent had gone to the post office to mail a package but … Continue reading

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Combining Zodiacal Releasing with Vedic Mahadashas

Recently I’ve been re-reading an old book by astrologer Richarch Houck (13 Apr 1947 – 01 Apr 2001).  My first exposure to Vedic astrology came with reading Houck’s classic The Astrology of Death back in the 90s.  I must confess that at … Continue reading

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Donald Trump: Leo or Virgo rising

There has been some debate in the astrological literature about whether Donald Trump has tropical Virgo or Leo rising.  His birth certificate gives a time of birth within a few seconds of the change of sign on the Ascendant from … Continue reading

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More on symbolic directions

In the previous post I commented about so-called symbolic directions which were popularized by British astrologer Charles Carter in his 1929 book on the topic.  In this post I’d like to look at one of Carter’s case examples. A man … Continue reading

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Symbolic Directions Gone Wild

Recently I’ve been reading through the Spanish-language literature on what Charles Carter called symbolic directions, which are known as “ataçires” in Spanish from an Arabic word al-tasyir,  meaning to move, shift or displace.  It is apparently the Arabic word used for … Continue reading

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Horary about an astrological coaching practice

Today I received the following question from a reader of this blog. Because she raises an important question, I decided to answer her inquiry in blog form.  Here is her question: “Hi Anthony – I have a tattered copy of … Continue reading

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