In his 1598 book A Treatise of Mathematicall Phisicke, or briefe Introduction to Phiscike, by Iudiciall Astronomy, the author “G.C. gent. Practitioner in Phisicke” has a surprisingly strong explanation of planetary reception. Certainly, it is more nuanced and a more complete representation of planetary reception than William Lilly, who explains only mutual reception in Christian […]
Ask Only the Necessary Horary Question. As a horary astrologer, I found the hard way that clear questions give us the clearest charts – and answers. This may seem obvious, but it took me years and many horary charts to figure it out. As a student of horary, I used to be the worst offender […]
I have been taking Austin Coppock’s excellent web course on decans or faces. It’s clear that each of these ten-degree bits of the zodiac has a multi-faceted, complex personality that is best expressed through images rather than keywords. The hallucinatory pictures associated by various traditions with each of the faces help us momentarily hold the […]
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Those of us who practice horary astrology of the 17th centuries and later think we know how to identify the correct planetary significator. You give the Ascendant and possibly the Moon to the person asking the question, then locate the other house or planet representing the desired matter or person, and you are done. However, […]
Something tells me that W. J. Simmonite, the 19th century English astrologer, and author of such books as The Complete Arcana of Astral Philosophy or Celestial Philosopher was a wagering man. I wanted to share with you some of his rules for determining who will win (but really, whether he will profit). His book The […]
A student asked me recently whether the condition of the Moon in horary was more or less important than the condition of the other significators. I thought this was a particularly valuable question deserving of a deeper answer than just “more” or “less.” Tucked away in the middle of William Lilly’s epic work on horary […]
Podcast Horary Question: Our querent for this episode is Frankie who received a pre-diabetic diagnosis. Obviously concerned about the implications this could have on her long-term health, Frankie asked what the likelihood of her developing diabetes was and what some good strategies would be to help her turn her health around.
Podcast Horary Question: My question is, should I stay living in Adelaide? I have been here for about two years, and while I have a relatively stable job and living situation here, I feel pretty lonely. I am originally from the east coast of Australia and have a lot of friends and family there. I […]
Question: “My dad has been trying to sell his restaurant in upstate NY and I would like him to move here in WA with us. Will it happen soon? Why hasn’t it happened already (price seems correct)?About 10 years ago, my dad and his girlfriend at the time who is also his business partner moved […]