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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 Death of Kobe Bryant

Today (26 Jan 2020) there was shocking news from California. Basketball star Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash. Bryant was born on 23 August 1978 in Philadelphia. The time of birth is not independently verified but one source … 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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The “Unexpected” Death of Antonin Scalia

The recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has been much in the news. Such reports frequently speak of his “unexpected death” but was it really unforeseeable? Justice Scalia was born on 11 March 1936 at 20:55 (8:55 pm) … Continue reading

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