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What did Lilly mean by “hardly”?

Lilly tells us in Christian Astrology (1647) that things “go hardly on” when the Moon is void of course.  The modern meaning of “hardly” is “barely or scarcely,” but did it mean that in Lilly’s time? According to the Online … Continue reading

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The Stolen Fish and the Transparent Eye-ball

When I was in high school, we were required to read Ralph Waldo Emerson’s 1836 essay Nature.  At the time I loved spending time hiking in the woods, so a particular passage really stuck me about enjoying the solitude of uninhabited … Continue reading

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The logic behind triplicity rulers

Recently I’ve been thinking about triplicity rulers and wondering about the logic behind the different systems.  I first learned triplicity rulers from William Lilly’s Christian Astrology (1647) and later learned the Dorothean system from Dorotheus’ 1st century work Carmen Astrologicum. … Continue reading

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Because of an illness in the family, I haven’t had much time to study the chart of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 which disappeared a week ago.  News reports give the time of takeoff as 0:41 AM on March 8, 2014 from … Continue reading

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A puzzling horary chart. Any comments?

Child last seen Friday, Oct 4, 2013 in Queens, NY. The above chart is updated from the original chart I posted on Oct. 4th from a news report which said he went missing at 12:30 pm.  The more exact time … Continue reading

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Masha’allah vs Lilly on Horary Astrology

Recently I read a post by a traditional astrologer, Konrad, at his site Esmeralda Astrology regarding  Masha’allah’s method of Horary  Astrology.  The question was “Will I get the job?” and the astrologer understood and cast the chart for May 17, 2011 … Continue reading

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Analogical Reasoning in Astrology

The previous discussion of William Lilly and con-significators  got me thinking about how astrologers draw conclusions in their work.  Sometimes astrologers use logical deduction (Morinus is a great example) and sometimes they appeal to evidence or facts (Ebertin on midpoints), … Continue reading

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