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Constellational Astrology

Recently I’ve gotten interested in what has been called “astronomical astrology” or “true sidereal astrology” which is a form of sidereal or fixed-star-based astrology in which the planets are located in the actual constellations or star groups as they appear … 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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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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