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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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Recent video interviews about astrology

Recently I’ve done a couple of interviews about astrology, one with Belgian astrologer Levi Cosijn on finding lost objects with horary and the other with Indian astrologer Aswin Balaji on primary directions and the Morinus astrology freeware program.  Below are … Continue reading

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Musings on Days and Sidereal Time

I like to review periodically some basic concepts of astronomy to get a better perspective on what we do as astrologers. Perhaps the most basic idea of all is the length of a day, which is based on the rotation … Continue reading

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Fast and Easy Primary Directions

Primary directions are one of the oldest predictive techniques in Western astrology. In many ways they are like the dashas of Indian astrology in that they identify periods during which certain the planets involved tend to be active in the … Continue reading

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Primary directions as a time-lord system

In his book on Primary Directions Morinus makes clear that an event predicted by a primary direction rarely takes place on the date that the direction becomes exact.  Instead it may well occur within the several months before or after … Continue reading

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Morinus falls ill, and the Ptolemy-Naibod midpoint in primary directions

In his book on primary directions (Book 22 of Astrologia Gallica, pp.56-59 of the Holden translation), Morinus describes a serious illness which he contracted in 1652 while observing a solar eclipse.  He fell ill with a fever and catarrh on … Continue reading

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