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.

Elemental Dignities in Tarot Readings

Recently someone asked about the use of elemental dignities in tarot, a topic which I addressed extensively in my book Tarot Beyond the Basics. This blog is a brief overview of the topic. The basic idea comes from the teachings … Continue reading

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Distortions due to the Astrological “12-letter Alphabet”

One of the banes of modern astrology is the adoption of the 12-letter alphabet which equates planets with signs and with houses. In such a system there is no difference in signification, for example, between Mars, Aries and the 1st … Continue reading

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A Useful Predictive Feature of the Moon’s Nodes

The Nodes of the Moon are points in space where the orbit of the Moon around the Earth crosses the apparent path of the Sun (the ecliptic) in its annual journey around the Earth in the geocentric model of the … Continue reading

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A question about primary directions

Recently a fellow astrologer, who had rectified her chart using several life events and various predictive techniques, asked whether primary directions would clearly indicate the passing of her father, which occurred in November of 1995 when she was 34 years … Continue reading

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Divisors and Participating Planets as a Team

Recently during a discussion with a group of astrologers someone asked how to interpret the interaction of the divisor and the participating planet in an annual forecast. The study of divisors and participants is an ancient predictive technique which Dorotheus … Continue reading

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Wisdom Teeth and Solar Returns

This week a colleague showed me the chart of a 27-year-old man who needed oral surgery to remove his wisdom teeth which had recently become a problem. Glancing at his birth chart and solar return, and using some standard predictive … Continue reading

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What does the sign Gemini have to do with wainscoting?

Recently I reviewed a horary chart about a missing piece of jewelry. The Moon in this chart happened to be in Gemini along with Jupiter, which ruled the 4th house cusp. The Moon is a general signifier of missing things … Continue reading

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Morin delineates a solar return of Cardan

Astrologer Pedro Hernández recently posted a translation from Latin into Spanish of Morin’s delineation of Cardan’s solar return for his 34th year of life (ages 33-34). Pedro has kindly given permission to repost his article here, and I have translated … Continue reading

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The Birth Chart of Nostradamus

Recently I heard Deborah Houlding discuss a horary by Nostradamus, and I wondered about his birth chart. Unfortunately, we do not have a reliable birth chart for the great physician and seer. According to Patrice Guinard, “the archives of Saint-Rémy … Continue reading

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Horary on the fly

Recently I was visiting my in-laws because of an illness in the family. On Saturday, 25 Sep 2021, my sister-in-law was about to prepare some food from a recipe but she couldn’t find her reading glasses. She recalled having used … Continue reading

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