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Writer Irvine Welsh: Placidus vs Whole Sign Houses

Recently I watched a video by astrologer Patrick Watson in which he discussed the birth chart of Scottish writer Irvine Welsh from both a Whole Sign and a Placidus house perspective.  After presenting Welsh’s birth chart, Patrick maintained that his … Continue reading

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Lilly’s use of almutens in the Houses of Master B

In the previous post, the question of using the almuten of the Ascendant as a significator was important to judging the chart accurately.  Lilly used the same technique in his famous horary about whether he would be able to purchase … Continue reading

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The “horary” method of Evangeline Adams

When I was first learning astrology back in the 1950s, the only books available in my local library were those of Evangeline Adams.  I was impressed by the fact that she had predicted that the USA would enter into a … Continue reading

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Twelfth-parts in horary – a Sirius example from Lilly

Ever since reading about the use of 12th parts in horary, I have been impressed by their usefulness.  Recently I was reading Lilly’s example (CA392) about a dog that went missing.  The querent asked Lilly where in London to search … Continue reading

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William Lilly’s Con-significators of the houses

In Christian Astrology William Lilly identifies the signs and planets which are consignficators of the 12 houses of the zodiac. I must confess that I have never fully understood this idea of con-significators.  In the early 1990s I wrote the following … Continue reading

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More than one way to skin a cat …

Recently I came across a review of a presentation given by John Frawley, in which Sarah Laurent (17 October 2003) mentions a horary chart which John discussed: “Several years ago he moved, and the family cat disappeared. So he cast a horary … Continue reading

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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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