Category Archives: Astrology

The Neglected Nonagesimal

In most types of astrology the Midheaven (MC, or Medium Coeli) is considered to be of extreme importance. Most quadrant house systems use the MC as the cusp of the 10th house. Some astrologers incorrectly refer to the MC as … Continue reading

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Never get married on a Tuesday

In Spain there is a proverb which goes: “En martes, ni te cases ni te embarques.” (On Tuesdays, neither get married nor embark on a journey.) According to wikipedia: “In Spanish-speaking countries, instead of Friday, Tuesday the 13th (martes trece) is considered a … Continue reading

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Embolismic Lunation Returns – example of a hellish year

Recently I’ve been experimenting with Placidus’ method of progressing a birth chart via ’embolismic lunations’ (returns of the Sun and Moon to the same phase angle they held in the birth chart). In reading Martin Gansten’s recent book Annual Predictive … Continue reading

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Embolismic Lunations — Another Example (Alan Leo)

The previous post discussed the idea of Placidus about using ’embolismic lunations’ (Sun-Moon phase angle returns) to progress the natal chart. Placidus mapped each such lunation onto a year of life. To test the method, I have been experimenting with … Continue reading

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Embolismic Lunations

Recently I was reading Cooper’s 1814 translation of Placidus’ Primum Mobile and going over the charts in the section Thirty Remarkable Nativities in which Placidus discusses the chart of King Charles V of Germany (23 Feb 1500 – 21 Sep … Continue reading

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When is the Moon truly void-of-course?

A recent horary chart posted by Lynn Holt in a Facebook horary group featured a void of course Moon, yet the outcome was favorable for the querent. Lynn kindly gave permission to reproduce her chart in this blog post. The … Continue reading

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Volcanic eruptions and geodetic equivalence charts

In the previous post I discussed geodetic equivalence charts which were popularized by Sepharial in his 1925 text on the subject. Much of the evidence he cites to justify the technique has to do with volcanic eruptions, so when Mount … Continue reading

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Geodetic Astro-Mapping

Currently I’m taking an online course about astro-mapping, given by Spanish astrologer Gloria Roca Riera, DFAstrolS. Today we discussed geodetic charts (fixed locality astrology based on geodetic equivalence of ecliptic longitude), which I’ve never made much use of and have … Continue reading

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Pushing management, power and nature in horary

A fellow astrologer recently asked me a question about a horary (Chart 51) in my 1998 text. The question was asked by my editor Tom about an advertisement he was writing. Tom wanted to know whether his superiors at the … Continue reading

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The surprising resignation of Pablo Iglesias Turrión

In breaking news from Spain on 4 May 2021, The Guardian reported the surprising news that Pablo Iglesias was leaving Spanish politics: “One of the more remarkable and once-unthinkable trajectories in modern Spanish politics came to an end a little … Continue reading

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