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The Essential Role of Dispositors in Horary

Masha’allah in his writings on horary astrology makes extensive use of dispositors of planets. The dispositor of a given planet is simply the ruler of the sign which that planet occupies in a chart. For example, if Mars is in … Continue reading

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Live or die? An example of “prohibition” from Masha’allah

In the past couple of posts I’ve been looking at ‘prohibition’ in horary. Going through some old charts, I came across this horary from Masha’allah. The querent who is apparently quite ill wants to know whether he will live or … Continue reading

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Masha’allah’s Chart for the Epoch of Christ

In his book on mundane astrology, the 8th-century Persian Jewish astrologer Masha’allah offers a chart for the beginning of the Christian Era.  His method is to study Aries Ingresses and the cycle of the Great Saturn/Jupiter conjunctions as they pass … Continue reading

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Masha’allah’s Simultaneous Use of Whole Sign & Porphyry Houses

There has been much debate in recent years about the use of quadrant houses in Hellenistic times. The 8th-century Persian Jewish astrologer Masha’allah ibn Athari (740 – 815) was well versed in the writings of Dorotheus of Sidon, a 1st-century … 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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The 5-degree rule in horary, part II

In a recent post I raised the question about the theoretical reasons for Lilly’s use of the 5-degree rule in horary. What prompted my question was my being told by a colleague that horary astrologers in France and Spain had … Continue reading

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Masha’allah: a horary about a conflict

In his book On Reception Masha’allah discusses a horary chart about a potential armed conflict. The querent is apparently a general who was appointed by the sovereign to confront a rebellious in a province in Africa. From the data given by … Continue reading

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An interesting horary chart

An embarrassing addendum (24 Jan 2021): A colleague recently asked me about this chart and upon reviewing the text, I realized that I entered the wrong date in Janus to cast the chart.  My notes indicate that the question was … Continue reading

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Masha’allah: Acquire a kingdom?

Masha’allah spent the year 791 writing up a number of horary charts of his clients. On 23 May 791 a client asked whether he would be granted a kingdom which he was seeking. Here is a chart set for Baghdad … Continue reading

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Another example of 12th parts in horary

The ancient Babylonians and the Hellenistic astrologers used twelfth-parts (dodecatemoria) of the signs of the zodiac.  The idea is that each sign can be projected onto the entire zodiac circle, with each 2.5 degrees (twelfth-part) of a sign being projected … Continue reading

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