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Ebenezer Sibly’s Use of Placidus Houses in the late 1700s

The British astrologer Ebenezer Sibly (1751 – c. 1799) is perhaps most noted for the chart he published for the July 4th 1776 Independence Day of the United States of America. In discussing with Chris Brennan on The Astrology Podcast … Continue reading

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How Placidus Became the Dominant House System

This month Chris Brennan invited me to discuss the history of the Placidus house system in England and America on his site The Astrology Podcast. It was a lot of fun and I think it went well. I learned a … Continue reading

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Why are Placidus Houses so Popular?

Recently I watched a YouTube video about house systems in astrology. This otherwise helpful video on astrological house systems contains a glaring error. The idea that Placidus became popular in the West only because tables of Placidus houses were so … Continue reading

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Writer Irvine Welsh: Placidus vs Whole Sign Houses

Recently I watched a video by astrologer Patrick Watson in which he discussed the birth chart of Scottish writer Irvine Welsh from both a Whole Sign and a Placidus house perspective.  After presenting Welsh’s birth chart, Patrick maintained that his … Continue reading

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