Category Archives: Astrology

The sidereal zodiac in Hellenistic and Persian astrology

In reading the texts of Hellenistic and Persian astrologers, like Vettius Valens and Abu Ma’Shar, it becomes clear that in their case examples they are using the sidereal zodiac, which they inherited from the Babylonians. Even though Hellenistic astrologers around … Continue reading

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Con-significators in horary

In his descriptions of the astrological houses in Christian Astrology (pages 50-56), Lilly mentions the con-significators of the houses, which he appears to view as a kind of minor dignity somewhat like the joys of the planets, but he never … Continue reading

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A travel horary

Recently Indian astrologer Ashwin Balaji  invited me to participate with him in a video discussion about horary astrology.  In preparation I went through my files to find a representative horary chart. The following question has to do with a planned … Continue reading

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Looking forward to San Sebastian

I’ll be speaking on solar returns on Saturday, 15 June 2019, at the 36 Congreso Ibércio de Astrología in San Sebastian, Spain.  Here is the list of talks at the conference, copied from their website: VIERNES 14 9:00 Acreditaciones de los … Continue reading

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Book Review: Horary Astrology by Ema Kurent

A few weeks ago I received a review copy of a recently published book on horary by Slovenian astrologer Ema Kurent.  I don’t know Ema personally but I am familiar with her work through an online astrology group which we … Continue reading

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The Lord of the Orb in Solar Returns

Recently I’ve been reading through the literature on solar returns in preparation for a talk I’ll be giving in June of this year.  This post will review some interesting ideas that are not much discussed in the English-language literature. The … Continue reading

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A horary with a twist

Lost and Found Horary:  Where are my ear buds? The querent, my friend Michael whom I was visiting, was unable to find a pair of moderately expensive ear buds. He asked the question on Sunday 10 Feb 2019 at 5:27 … Continue reading

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