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The subject of semiarc vs. alcabitius method of directing has been discussed since many years1.It’s very easy (quite easy at least) to show as the two methods are just one, and we will repeat the experiment here taking our example from Quadripartite, III, 10 (your gentle writer has read the Italian translation cura Prof. Giuseppe [...]
The earliest followers of this blog know how much I’m freaked with old villas and buildings and old palaces, so I could not lose the opportunity to visit Boboli gardens in the very center of Florence. For some strange coincidence/synchronicity a couple of days later I started to read Dan Brown’s Inferno (too much frantic [...]
One of the most widespread urban legends in the field of astrology is “in order to focus a chart one should copy the printed chart by hand because only like that we can enter into communication with the spirit of the chart itself”.
Astrology can tell us many things, but we should always think about what we are talking about: trusting too much to a chart is very risky sometimes, as the Ancients know quite well. William Lilly in his well known example about temperament in Christian Astrology III, cannot help to consider his [...]
The election of the new Pope Francis, in the world Jorge Mario Bergoglio , is obviously in all media’s headlines in these days, for several reasons, not last the fact it seems to fulfill the prophecy of the Black Pope, the caput nigrum.
A couple of weeks ago world was shocked with the news of the Pope Benedict’s resignation, which is in fact it’s a very strange news considering here are well know both Celestine V and Malachy’s prophecy about the last Pope. But what about astrology?
In this short post I’ d like to compare the main methods of directing in Hellenistic astrology. Many have already explained this subject1 but it can be useful to recapitulate the matter.
CLAUDIUS PTOLEMY’ METHOD
Ptolemy does not use the Hellenistic method but a method which it is differentiated according the position of the point.
The astrologer Ile Spasev1 in a Christmas thread in Skyscript forum posted an interesting excerpt from Vettius Valens about the rank of the native. Writes Valens :
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