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Saturn as the “Sun of the Night”

Back in the 1980s, while reading about the history of astrology, I came across the description of Saturn as the “Sun of the night,” which was apparently how the Babylonians viewed the ringed planet. This idea of Saturn playing the … Continue reading

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Antiscions in the chart of Consul Ceionius Rufius Albinus

In his book the¬†Mathesis (aka Matheseos Libri), the 4th century astrologer Julius Firmicus Maternus discusses the chart of a Roman Consul from the point of view of antiscions.¬† I used the James Holden translation of Maternus. The word antiscion derives … Continue reading

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