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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 :
author of the blog http://beyondtheheaven.wordpress.com/ [↩]
The famous article by Otto Neugebauer “The study of wretched subjects” in Isis 42, no. 2 (June 1951): 111.
Italian translation here
Astrology is not an archetype as many tend to think, but rather it is a model of the sky which is transmigrated from place to place, adapted to the local cultures, improved, enriched from the multicultural mix, it is in a word like a living being.
This idea is not new, it is well known inside [...]
Being obliged to wait spring for Italian political elections (moreover without so young and charming candidates) I’d like to give a look to Obama’s elections or better to some predictions, moreover successful for which I should congratulate with the authors (I surely could not do the same) .
As wrote in the previous post about Laura Malinverni’s lecture in Genova1 Renaissance astrology is my favorite field of study, because we can see how real astrology worked and how Hellenistic and Medieval techniques were applied in practice, included differences and interpretations of Sacred Astrological Texts.
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