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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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A note of the concept of Void of Course in horary

Sue Ward recently appeared on The Astrology Podcast with Chris Brennan. One of the topics they discussed was her seminal paper on Lilly’s understanding of a void of course moon or planet. Sue mentioned that the definition had changed since … Continue reading

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A Classic Horary by James Wilson – will my friend live or die?

In his 1909 text on Horary Astrology Alan Leo reproduces a classic horary chart by James Wilson, taken from Wilson’s Dictionary of Astrology. In January of 1819 a good friend of Wilson took ill with fever and shortness of breath. … Continue reading

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A Classic Horary by Alan Leo — Moon in a Pitted Degree

On Tuesday August 4, 2020, a hurricane passed through my home state of Connecticut, cutting power to a huge number of residents, including me. Fortunately on Saturday (8/8/2020) power was restored With several days of no internet, phone, TV, etc., … Continue reading

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A Famous Horary about Alan Leo

When astrologer Alan Leo fell seriously ill in August of 1917, his wife Bessie asked her husband’s colleague H.S. Green (author of a well-known book on mundane astrology) whether her husband would succumb to the illness. On page 82 of … Continue reading

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A horary by Edwin Casael

Edwin Casael was a British astrologer who did a lot of work in horary. Alan Leo was impressed with Casael’s work and published the following question in his 1909 book on horary: “Will I benefit from my uncle’s will?  If not, … Continue reading

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The Modern Confusion about Astrological Houses

Alan Leo did pioneering work in re-introducing astrology into the modern world at the end of the 19th century. Unfortunately in his zeal to simplify astrology, Leo introduced many misunderstandings into the modern astrological lexicon.  The most egregious of these … Continue reading

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Alan Leo’s 1898 horary: “a proposed new company”

Recently I read a horary chart analysis done by the famous astrologer Alan Leo in 1898. Astrologer Lee Lehman, on her site, reproduced Alan Leo’s text (now in the public domain) which he published in 1907 in No. 7, Horary Astrology, of his … Continue reading

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