Tag Archives: Ptolemy

Vocation in the Horoscope

I recently did a video with astrologer Levi Cosijn on traditional approaches to delineating vocation in the natal chart. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zt1TyJG4cM&ab_channel=LeviCosijnAstrology

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The Centre of the World in Ancient Astrology

Recently I was reading an article by Shlomo Sela about A Newly Discovered Treatise by Abraham Ibn Ezra (c.1089–c.1161) in which Sela discussed some of the astrological work done by Ibn Ezra during his stay in England. Among the many … 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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The 5-degree Rule in Horary and the Twilight of the Gods (part III)

This is the third post about the 5-degree rule in horary astrology, which Lilly adopted and used extensively in his practice. My hypothesis is that Lilly adopted this rule from Ptolemy’s discussion of how to calculate the length of life … Continue reading

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Does the 5-degree rule in horary make sense?

In speaking of the Ascendant, Lilly writes on page 33 of Christian Astrology: “…what Planet you shall find to be in that space, you shall say that he is in the first house; yet if he be within 5 degrees of … Continue reading

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Neuroscience Discovers the Tropical Zodiac

Two thousand years ago Ptolemy in his Tetrabiblos attempted to summarize the existing knowledge about astrology in the Hellenistic world.  Ptolemy, who viewed himself as a scientist and an encyclopedist, sought to put astrology on a scientific footing.  For this reason … Continue reading

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Did William Lilly Understand Ptolemy Correctly?

This is a follow-up to my previous post about triplicity rulers. In the 1940 Robbins/Loeb translation of Tetrabiblos Ptolemy discusses triplicities on pages 83 to 87, “Of the Triangles.”  Ptolemy begins by saying that the zodiac is divided into four … Continue reading

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