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When is a planet really ‘cazimi’

In March of 2021 several astrological sites posted articles about the supposed upcoming phenomenon of Venus being ‘cazimi’ on March 26th at 5 Aries 50 in the tropical zodiac. The word ‘cazimi’ apparently comes from an Arabic term meaning ‘in … Continue reading

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The use of “modern” planets in traditional astrology

Many contemporary astrologers got their start in traditional astrology through the writings and teaching of Robert Zoller. I first met Robert in the 1980s at a conference in NYC. He mentioned how he was spending time in the NY Public … Continue reading

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Lilly’s definition of the Void of Course Moon

Recently Chris Brennan did a podcast on the various definitions of the void of course Moon. I thought it would be useful to clarify how Lilly used the concept because it is not widely understood in the astrological community. As … Continue reading

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Return of Virtue in Horary

The multiple distinctions in the medieval and Renaissance literature about various types of reception in horary astrology continue to perplex me. For example, sometimes a faster planet tries to pass its “virtue” on to a slower planet, but the slow … Continue reading

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Further Reflections on Triplicity Lords and the Triple Signification within Houses

In the previous post I commented on a view of triplicity rulers that was prevalent in the 15th century. Having recently watched an interview with Jenn Zahrt done by Mychal A. Bryan, I was interested in comparing what Jenn had … Continue reading

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The Hour Lord (& Pitted Degrees) in Horary Astrology

Horary astrology seeks to answer a question based on the moment that a “querent” or inquirer asks a question of the astrologer. In the history of horary astrology there has been a longstanding issue of whether the querent in being … Continue reading

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In horary, can a planet in a house signify the quesited?

There is disagreement in the literature about whether a planet in the house of the quesited can signify the quesisted if it is not also the ruler of the sign on the cusp. John Frawley, for instance, on page 34 … 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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The Moon’s Nodes – Review of an Article by Pepa Sanchis

In this blog I’d like to briefly review an article about the moon’s nodes, written by Spanish astrologer Pepa Sanchis and published on 29 July 2018 on the site http://primaluce.es. My approach will be to summarize and paraphrase her ideas and … Continue reading

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Bonatti looks at a horary by Sahl

In his Treatise 6 Bonatti discusses a classic horary by Sahl.  On July 5, 824 OS in the wee hours of the morning someone asked Sahl whether he would acquire a kingdom — a 10th house horary question.  To approximate … Continue reading

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