Tag Archives: Ben Dykes

Sloppy Guido

Recently I’ve been reading through Ben Dykes translation of Guido Bonatti’s Treatise 6: On Questions.  As I read these ancient texts, I like to put up the charts for the case examples on my computer.  In the previous post I wrote … Continue reading

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The curious case of “not-reception”

Astrologers love to talk about how one planet receives another in one of its dignities, including the wonderful situation of mutual reception in which each planet occupies a major dignity of the other, for example, Venus in Cancer (ruled by … Continue reading

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Pushing counsel in astrological aspects

Ben Dykes in his translation of Bonatti’s 146 Considerations mentions in the Fourth Consideration “pushing strength or power” and “pushing management or counsel.” These ideas derive from the Arabic texts which Bonatti was referencing.  Apparently the use of the word … Continue reading

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Perfection by opposition: a horary about a kingdom by Masha’allah

(This was originally posted in April of 2017 and was updated with some additional comments about timing and zodiacal releasing on 8 Oct 2017.) Masha’allah (730-815 CE) was a Jewish astrologer from Basra who converted to Islam. His books were … Continue reading

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