Sometimes we are asked to interpret horaries to determine if an ill person will live or die. I am reading Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Book of Interrogations (Sefer Ha-She’elot), and here is what he has to say: If the querent poses a question about an ailing person—whether he will die from his illness or recover—observe: if […]
Keep an eye out on the fixed star Castor this summer. It’s at 20 Cancer, and represents the mortal half of the Castor-Pollux twins. Castor was the tamer of horses, while his immortal brother, Pollux, was a skilled boxer. Upon his death, Castor was to dwell among the dead, while Pollux would be elevated to […]
I created this infographic to help you navigate reception and aspects in horary charts, based on an excerpt from Bonatti’s Book of Astronomy. This is for those of you asking questions like: “Nina, what if the sextile is without reception? WHAT THEN?” You can also visit Skyscript for another chart by Deborah Houlding that presents the […]
A few days ago, I realized I had forgotten my master password, with no recovery mechanism. After a few hours of trying to remember it and failing, I asked the horary question: “Will I recover my password?” This is a photo of my horary journal to explain the situation, my analysis, and the outcome.
“As for the one who performs his magical spells, they go into him.” Papyrus Spiegelberg (Petubast), column 11/21-22, in The Mechanics of Ancient Egyptian Magical Practice by Robert Kriech Ritner, p. 20. Published by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1993.
[I first posted this article on Blogger in early 2006, and found it again while organizing my files. I reworked it a bit for clarity, but the substance is the same. Enjoy this blast from the past!] Princess Kiko was born into a middle-class Japanese family and married Prince Fumihito, who is second in line […]
The 2017 Aries Ingress set for Washington, D.C., reflects the exciting times we are living in. The Aries Ingress is the horoscope for the moment the Sun enters the first minute of the first degree of the first sign. This is the astrological new year and the beginning of Spring. This year, the Aries Ingress […]
“…there are four great collective sociological presuppositions in the modern world…that man’s aim in life is happiness, that man is naturally good, that history develops in endless progress, and that everything is matter.” –Jacques Ellul, Propaganda (1965) We modern people imbibe these four assumptions with our mother’s milk and they remain with us our entire lives. Part […]
Since Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential election, which I had speculated he would lose, I re-examined the 2016 Aries Ingress to identify precursors of his victory. Astrology is perfect as it speaks through celestial messengers, even though astrologers err. The Aries Ingresses set for Washington, D.C. have previously accurately predicted whether the incumbent party […]
The lunar eclipse of February 10/11 acts as a precursor for more intense activity the world will see in 2017. The lunar eclipse falls in the third decan of Leo, traditionally ruled by Mars, and promises feisty times ahead. William Lilly, in his text on eclipses, writes that when a lunar eclipse occurs in this […]