Tag Archives: length of life

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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Sibly on Length of Life in Horary Astrology

Recently I was browsing through Sibly’s 1817 book on astrology and studying some of his sample horary charts. Not long ago a colleague asked me about time limits for horary charts, whether they were of short duration or could span … Continue reading

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The 5-degree Rule in Horary and the Twilight of the Gods (part III)

This is the third post about the 5-degree rule in horary astrology, which Lilly adopted and used extensively in his practice. My hypothesis is that Lilly adopted this rule from Ptolemy’s discussion of how to calculate the length of life … Continue reading

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Does the 5-degree rule in horary make sense?

In speaking of the Ascendant, Lilly writes on page 33 of Christian Astrology: “…what Planet you shall find to be in that space, you shall say that he is in the first house; yet if he be within 5 degrees of … Continue reading

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