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A question about primary directions

Recently a fellow astrologer, who had rectified her chart using several life events and various predictive techniques, asked whether primary directions would clearly indicate the passing of her father, which occurred in November of 1995 when she was 34 years … Continue reading

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The Birth Chart of Charles E.O. Carter

Recently I was reading a book by Charles Carter (31 Jan 1887 — 4 Oct 1968) and wondered what his birth chart looked like. A quick internet search revealed that there are several charts, all within a few minutes and … Continue reading

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An interesting case of twins born 2 minutes apart

Recently I was reading in post by Michel Ibarra on the FB Traditional Astrology Forum about the charts of twin sisters, one of whom was murdered. The birth times are Rodden rating AA and taken from their birth certificates, so … Continue reading

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When do Planets finally grow up?

In the book Light on Life (1996), the authors, Hart de Fouw and Robert Svoboda, note that Hindu astrologers believe that each planet ripens or reaches “maturation” at a certain age, specifically: the sun at year 22 (I believe these … Continue reading

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An interesting rectification

Rectifying charts is not an easy task. Recently I’ve been re-reading some old books by Robert DeLuce from the 1930s. In his text on rectifying natal charts, DeLuce gives a case example which I thought would be worth looking at. … Continue reading

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A blast from the past — Robert DeLuce and Primary Directions

A colleague recently asked my opinion of Robert DeLuce’s 1935 book on prediction in astrology. I responded that I couldn’t recall the book and could therefore not offer an opinion. A few days later I realized that I actually had … Continue reading

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Hypsicles and ascensional times in astrology

According to wikepedia, Hypsicles (Greek: Ὑψικλῆς; c. 190 – c. 120 BCE) was an ancient Greek mathematician and astronomer in Alexandria, known for authoring On Ascensions (Ἀναφορικός) and the Book XIV of Euclid’s Elements. In his book On Ascensions (On … Continue reading

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William Lilly’s “True” Birth Chart

The previous post about Lilly’s view of eclipses got me thinking about his birth chart. There has been controversy in the literature about the true natal chart of the famous 17th century astrologer William Lilly. A widely accepted birth chart … Continue reading

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The Power of Primary Directions

Primary directions are one of the most venerable techniques in Western astrology. They are based on the idea that in the hours after birth, as the sky continues to rise in the east and set in the west, the natal … Continue reading

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The Day Susan Fell Off Her Horse

Cyril Fagan, an Irish astrologer (22 May 1896 – 5 January 1970), wrote extensively on sidereal astrology after discovering that the ancient Babylonian astrologers used a sidereal rather than a tropical zodiac. He is one of the authors of the the … Continue reading

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