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.

The Birth Chart of Arthur M. Young

Recently I began reading Nested Time, the autobiography of Arthur M. Young. According to wikipedia, “Arthur Middleton Young was an American inventor, helicopter pioneer, cosmologist, philosopher, astrologer and author. Young was the designer of Bell Helicopter’s first helicopter, the Model 30, … Continue reading

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Musings on ayanamsas

Ayanamsa (also ayanabhāga) is a Sanskrit term which refers to the longitudinal difference between the tropical and sidereal zodiacs. Many ayanamsas exist so that Vedic astrologers may give different readings, depending of their ayanamsa of choice. The beginning of the … Continue reading

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Kepler College Webinar on Antiscions

Several people asked if they could still view the webinar of August 10th even though they had not registered in advance.  I checked with Kepler College and got the following response: Here is a link to the recording of the … Continue reading

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The Pope’s Near-death Experience

In a recent online seminar offered by Nestor Echarte of Argentina we discussed the chart of Roman Catholic Pope Francis (aka Jorge Mario Bergoglio).  I was intrigued when the teacher mentioned that as a young man the Pope had to … Continue reading

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Reflections on Secondary Progressions

Secondary progressions are one of the most commonly used predictive techniques in modern astrology.  They are often attributed to the 17th century monk Placidus de Titus but their origin dates back at least as far as Vettius Valens in the … Continue reading

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Musings on Days and Sidereal Time

I like to review periodically some basic concepts of astronomy to get a better perspective on what we do as astrologers. Perhaps the most basic idea of all is the length of a day, which is based on the rotation … Continue reading

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Quadrant Houses at High Latitudes

One of the vexing problems of astrology is that at high latitudes the quadrant house systems are of little use.  Horoscopic astrology is founded on the importance of the ascendant and at high latitudes the ascendant can simply disappear or … Continue reading

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