Saturn will be in his own sign for the next several years as he passes through Capricorn and Aquarius, granting astrological mages the opportunity to create talismans and craft petitions specific to the kinds of boons that Saturn bestows. Saturn and astrological magic together usually evoke dark and destructive rituals, and it’s true – […]
I created a new one hour horary lecture entitled “Horary of Current Events,” and it’s a unique enough lecture topic that it merits an article of its own. One of the challenges that horary astrologers often face is that they try to use the techniques of personal horary questions on charts asking about current events, […]
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 […]