Tag Archives: Placidus

Embolismic Lunation Returns – example of a hellish year

Recently I’ve been experimenting with Placidus’ method of progressing a birth chart via ’embolismic lunations’ (returns of the Sun and Moon to the same phase angle they held in the birth chart). In reading Martin Gansten’s recent book Annual Predictive … Continue reading

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Embolismic Lunations — Another Example (Alan Leo)

The previous post discussed the idea of Placidus about using ’embolismic lunations’ (Sun-Moon phase angle returns) to progress the natal chart. Placidus mapped each such lunation onto a year of life. To test the method, I have been experimenting with … Continue reading

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Embolismic Lunations

Recently I was reading Cooper’s 1814 translation of Placidus’ Primum Mobile and going over the charts in the section Thirty Remarkable Nativities in which Placidus discusses the chart of King Charles V of Germany (23 Feb 1500 – 21 Sep … Continue reading

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The Beheading of Jerome Cardan’s Son

The Italian astrologer Jerome Cardan (1501 – 1576), aka Gerolamo Cardano, was one of the greatest mathematicians of the Renaissance. Because he was often short on cash, he developed probability theory to help him win at gambling. Cardan was born … Continue reading

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The Problem with Birth Time Rectification

Any astrologer who has tried to rectify a birth chart knows what an arduous task it is. I know astrologers who have spent years trying to rectify their own charts, and nearly every time a new major event occurs in … Continue reading

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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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Zadkiel’s Rejection of Regiomontanus Houses

On Friday 21 February 2020 I had the great pleasure of chatting with Chris Brennan of The Astrology Podcast about a blog post I did regarding the switch from Regiomontanus to Placidus houses in England, starting at the end of … Continue reading

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Reflections on Secondary Progressions

Secondary progressions are one of the most commonly used predictive techniques in modern astrology.  They are often attributed to the 17th century monk Placidus de Titus but their origin dates back at least as far as Vettius Valens in the … Continue reading

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