1. Todd Carnes
    March 26, 2016 @ 8:43 am

    Thank you for a very informative piece, Nina!

    • Nina Gryphon
      June 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am

      Thank you, Todd! I hope to add more as the year progresses and as time permits.

  2. Charlie Obert
    June 5, 2016 @ 11:29 am

    This is another example of Lilly using change of sign and dignity. Page 198, lower paragraph, in the chart “Where an absent brother was.”

    Venus is Lord 3, the absent brother.

    “and because Venus was departing the Signe Sagittarius, and entering the sign Capricorn, wherein he hath essentiall Dignities by Triplicity and Terme, I judged the man was leaving the Country and place where he was, and wherein he had no Possession or Habitation, and was coming to his own house in London, wherein he had good property…”

    • Nina Gryphon
      June 5, 2016 @ 2:33 pm


      Thank you for sharing that! Yes, change of sign can often mean change of residence, in this case for the better. I was primarily interested in Lilly’s examples of change in dignity to measure a change in fortunes. In the two examples in the article, he looked at the long-term prospects of the Presbytery party and his own short-term cash situation, respectively. I do notice he used the method somewhat more sparingly than I was taught, which is an important lesson for me.


  3. pyrrhus
    October 18, 2016 @ 7:49 pm

    Excellent piece! I’m an amateur, but I have closely examined every Presidential election in history, looking at the signs of each candidate’s Sun, Mars, and Moon, and whether a candidate is a famous commanding general. Victorious commanding generals, as major party candidates, always win. My method picks the popular vote winner or plurality, as in 1824. In two obvious cases, 1824 and 1876, the popular winner was defrauded of the victory….Anyway, my method says that Hillary, with her Pisces moon, is unlikely to win. No candidate with either a Pisces moon or mars has ever won, while Grover Cleveland was the only Pisces sun to win a contested election since the Civil War, and his margins were thin….Hence Trump, although his signs aren’t great either for my simple system.

    • Nina Gryphon
      October 26, 2016 @ 7:02 pm

      Dear Pyrrhus, that is an interesting technique! We will certainly have to see. Whether you use natal methods or the Aries Ingress, one of the concerns, statistically, is that there simply haven’t been that many U.S. elections since the country’s founding.

      Kind regards,

  4. Kelly
    March 19, 2017 @ 4:33 pm

    A wonderful piece – both thought provoking and insightful! Thanks always for your great work Nina. Xo