Category Archives: Astrology

My two cents on the recent protests and riots in the USA

May 25th of 2020 was an eventful day for race relations in the United States. In NYC a white woman in Central Park threatened to call the police on a black man, who was bird-watching, because she was unhappy that … Continue reading

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Sibly on Length of Life in Horary Astrology

Recently I was browsing through Sibly’s 1817 book on astrology and studying some of his sample horary charts. Not long ago a colleague asked me about time limits for horary charts, whether they were of short duration or could span … Continue reading

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The Centre of the World in Ancient Astrology

Recently I was reading an article by Shlomo Sela about A Newly Discovered Treatise by Abraham Ibn Ezra (c.1089–c.1161) in which Sela discussed some of the astrological work done by Ibn Ezra during his stay in England. Among the many … Continue reading

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Tweaking the USA Gemini Rising Symbolic Chart

For many years my favorite chart for forecasting regarding the USA has been the Gemini rising chart with the 8th degree of Gemini rising. In the 19th century the British-American astrologer Luke Dennis Broughton (1828 – 1898) taught that the … Continue reading

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Further Reflections on Triplicity Lords

In the previous post I commented on a view of triplicity rulers that was prevalent in the 15th century. Having recently watched an interview with Jenn Zahrt done by Mychal A. Bryan, I was interested in comparing what Jenn had … Continue reading

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Triplicity Rulers in 15th Century Spain

A couple years ago I came across a 15th century manuscript entitled Opus Astrologicum by Diego de Torres, a university professor at the Colegio de San Bartolomé in Salamanca, Spain. The text appears to be his handwritten notes used for … Continue reading

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Luke Broughton on Gemini as the zodiac sign of the USA

The 19th century British-American astrologer Luke Broughton (1828-1899) popularized the idea that the USA was a nation ruled by the sign Gemini. This notion was repeated by other astrologers of the time, such as Raphael in his book on Mundane … Continue reading

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