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5 March 2017 0 Comments

Major Essential Dignities March 2017.

The Major Essential Dignities Feb 2017.
The essential dignities are a powerful tool for evaluating the capacity of planets to fulfill their purpose.
They are used to answer questions concerning relationships, work, money, investments, family, health and other important matters.
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essential dignities March 2017

Elements March 2017
Modes March 2017

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4 March 2017 0 Comments

The Modes March 2017

The chart for the the modes for March 2017 colour coded, including eclipses. Feel welcome to share.

Notice the dominance of cardinal and mutable and the relative absence of the fixed mode.

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The Modes March 2017

Elements March 2017
Major essential dignities

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4 March 2017 0 Comments

The Elements March 2017

The Elements March 2017 chart colour codes the 4 elements to present an overview of their distribution on every day for the month.

The elements are sometimes called “the triplicities” because there are 3 zodiac signs per element.

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The elements March 2017

Major essential dignities
Modes March 2017

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The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.

The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the "how-to" practical application about how to read the hands.

22 February 2017 0 Comments

Money borrowed

Sometimes we hear the statement: “The 8th house represents money borrowed or shared money”.
I understand that this is generally assumed to be true but I don’t think it’s supported by good astrological logic.
The person you are borrowing money from is represented by the 7th house and their money is the 8
th house.
If they give money you their money it’s now in your possession and your possessions are represented by the 2nd house. Maybe it’s loaned to you with all sorts of conditions attached but it’s still in your possession until you pay it back. It’s in ‘your pocket’. We can’t call money you have borrowed shared money because unless you pay it back the lender can’t access it. Even if there are legal agreements that you should pay it back, while the money is in your possession it is represented by the 2nd house.

The houses do not by themselves carry meaning relating to legal or ethical constraints. They relate only to the simple reality of possession. It doesn’t matter whether the money in your spouse’s bank account or pocket is earned, stolen, borrowed or whatever. It’s in their possession and therefore ruled by the 8th house.
If someone borrows money from you, then this money is in their possession (the 8th house) until they pay it back to you.

Some astrologers think of the 8th house as shared resources or shared energy. This confusion is partly due to the loose definition of the 7th house as “other people” and therefore the 8th house as “other people’s money”. However when we are looking at a chart, whether it be natal or horary, the question usually concerns a specific person, not an amorphous group of unidentified people.

However if we do accept the idea that the 8th represents shared money, say for example money shared between you and me, then we would have to accept that therefore the 7th would represent us together; you and me. However I can find no astrological authorities, ancient or modern, who support this idea. In one’s natal chart the 1st house represents me and the 7th represents the other; usually the spouse or partner, the open enemy or person we are in contention or doing a deal with. But the 7th is never “us”.

This suggests that the logic for describing the 8th as shared money, or our money, is flawed. It simply does not make sense that the 8th house can be shared money but the 7th house does not represent us. The 8th house always represents the movable possessions of whoever is represented by the 7th house. It is a fundamental principle of astrology that the 2nd from the 1st always represents the movable possessions of whoever is represented by the 1st house.

The 8th represents someone else’s money, normally the lender or the spouse, and that money that stays in their possession until they give it to you. It’s not really shared. When they give it to you it’s your money and is ruled by the 2nd house. 

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2 February 2017 0 Comments

Prove how astrology works

A common question put to astrologers by sceptics and other well meaning people is: “How can you prove that the celestial bodies have any influence on our lives? Prove how astrology works.” 

The trap in the question

The question is framed by assumptions about astrology that are not true and to answer this question it is important to step outside this framework. The basic assumption inherent in the question is that astrology is based on the notion the celestial bodies physically ‘influence’ our lives. This is not true, although there exceptions such as the two lights and Jupiter. The Moon in relation to the tides and other liquids, and the sun with its heat and light; and Jupiter, the great vacuum cleaner of the solar system, which sucks up the numerous stray asteroids and other space debris which otherwise would have destroyed civilisation many times over in the past. Astrologers call Jupiter “the greater benefic” for good reason.

Little other scientific evidence

However there is little other scientific evidence that the celestial bodies influence our lives in a physical sense. Some postulate subtle gravitational and other types of rays which may have an influence, but these influences have yet to be verified scientifically. The trap in the question is the assumption that astrology is concerned solely with a physical relationship between what is above in the heavens and what is below on earth.

More than the material world

However astrology at its heart is concerned with something other than the material world. It is underpinned by an understanding that there is something more to life than our material existence. The seen and the unseen. The material and the spiritual. This understanding is encapsulated in the ancient cosmology of astrology by the symbolic diagram depicting the spheres of existence. The two outermost spheres represent the divine, the spiritual, the immutable glory and perfection of the highest realm. The inner spheres represent various stages in the material world where everything is subject to the cycle of birth, growth, decay and death.

The wrong tool

The trap in attempting to answer questions about how astrology works in a physical sense is that something which is spiritual in nature cannot be proven by any physical method. It’s like trying measure air pressure with a spanner. It’s simply the wrong tool.

There is no point in trying to prove any causal relationship in a scientific sense because science is restricted to the physical and incapable of assessing anything associated with the unseen spiritual world. It’s ‘out of its depth’.

The unseen power

The other very important point is that it’s not the celestial bodies which cause anything to happen on earth. The real connection is that both the celestial bodies and events on earth dance to the beat of the same unseen drummer. Call it what you will, God, the universe, or something else.

It is this unseen fundamental power that dictates the rhythms of the celestial bodies and life here on earth. We are not looking at a causal relationship between the celestial bodies and events on earth. Rather the predictable patterns of the celestial bodies provide a simple way of understanding what is happening here on earth, and the nature of future trends and events. What we are witnessing in the heavens is much more extraordinary than a simple physical influences..

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1 February 2017 0 Comments

Antiscia aspects February 2017

Below is a planetary listing of antiscia. Antiscia are like shadow aspects and reflect something that is hidden They are very useful in horary astrology and natal astrology where they show people with undisclosed agendas.

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antiscia aspects February 2017

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31 January 2017 0 Comments

The modes for February 2017

The chart for the The modes for February 2017 colour coded, including eclipses. Feel welcome to share.

Notice the dominance of cardinal.

The modes for February 2017

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The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.

The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the "how-to" practical application about how to read the hands.

31 January 2017 0 Comments

The Elements Feb 2017

The Elements Feb 2017 chart colour codes the 4 elements to present an overview of their distribution on every day for the month.

The elements are sometimes called “the triplicities” because there are 3 zodiac signs per element.

Elements for February 2017

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The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.

The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the "how-to" practical application about how to read the hands.

30 January 2017 0 Comments

February 2017 Graphic Ephemeris & Lunar Phases

The graphic ephemeris is a very useful visual tool for showing the luminaries and planets as they move through the signs and form aspects with each other.

The 45 degree graphic ephemeris is most commonly used to show the hard aspects (squares and oppositions, and also shows conjunctions, semi-sextiles and sesqui-squares.

Here the 30 degree ephemeris includes the so-called soft aspects (trines and sextiles), as well as the hard aspects (squares and oppositions, plus conjunctions and inconjuncts).

Lunar Phases
I have added a colour coding for the lunar phases. The lunar phases show the interactions between the luminaries. They are very useful for gardening and business projects.

Eclipses
The full Moon on February 11 is a lunar and the new Moon on February 26 is a solar eclipse.

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The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.

The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the "how-to" practical application about how to read the hands.

30 January 2017 0 Comments

Major essential dignities Feb 2017

The Major essential dignities for Feb 2017.
The minor essential dignities: triplicity, term and face, are not included.
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Horary Astrology Reading Request a reading. Most subjects covered.

The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology.

The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the "how-to" practical application about how to read the hands.