[the Opponents Of Astrology

At the very beginning of this work it is imperative before we do anything else to answer those writers9 who are trying to destroy the whole theory of astrology by many different kinds of arguments. These men are carried away by their faith in rhetoric and think they can shatter the whole of celestial science with mere arguments. I am convinced, and the facts bear me out, that these men are not motivated by their theory, weak and false though it is, but merely by the desire to be in opposition....

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CHARTS SHOWING THE INFLUENCE OF VENUS 1. If Jupiter and Venus are in conjunction in the sign of Saturn, and Saturn is in a near-by sign, that is, the second, so that he himself will next come into conjunction with Venus, and Mars is in aspect to the Moon and Venus also Saturn is in aspect to the Moon the Sun is on the MC, and the Moon and the ascendant are both in Cancer in this case the natives, possessed by incestuous fury and removed from the protection of any celestial power, achieve...

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We have described in general what the angles indicate. Now we shall explain in more detail the effect of the ascendant located in the terms of the planets. You should note attentively what we say and commit it to memory. Otherwise you will not be able to interpret the fates of men. 2. If the ascendant is found in the terms of Saturn, this will make the natives always sluggish and slow, with thoughts hidden in deep silence they are wicked and malevolent, alien to all grace and charm their plans...

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Constant help of the gods, especially if, in important houses, Saturn, Mars, the Sun, Mercury, Venus, or the Moon is in trine aspect. 4. Those who have Jupiter in Taurus will have great fame and power but in early life they will encounter serious troubles illness, law suits, even slavery, quarrels with the powerful, losses, toil, injuries. But after they have been thus oppressed they will find a fortunate outcome to all their affairs. They will have fame and the friendship of powerful men who...

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Thus Taurus toward Leo and again Leo toward Taurus Aries toward Virgo and again Virgo toward Aries Pisces toward Libra and again Libra toward Pisces Scorpio toward Aquarius and again Aquarius toward Scorpio Sagittarius toward Capricorn and again Capricorn toward > Sagittarius. 9. Thus if, in, computing the chart, some of the planets are not in aspect, it must be asked whether they are connected to each other through the relationshipof the antiscia. For when they send an antiscium in such a...

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The signs of the zodiac, my dear Mavortius, have their own nature even without the presence of any planet. They have great power of forecasting and in many charts this is sufficient, even when bare of planets. But this effect is found only on the angles. I shall give an example so that you may understand more clearly. 2. If the ascendant is found in Aries, the MC in Capricorn, the descendant will then be in Libra and the IMC in Cancer. I shall explain in a general way what this situation...

Mercury

Mercury located exactly on the ascendant in signs in which he rejoices, in a daytime chart, makes philosophers, teachers of the art of letters, or geometers often he makes those who measure heavenly phenomena or study them so that they can contemplate the presence of the gods, or men skilled in sacred writings. Often he makes orators and lawyers, especially if in this house he is in his own sign or in other voiced signs. 2. If either the Sun, Saturn, or Jupiter are in aspect to Mercury in this...

The Aspects38 Trine Square Sextile Opposition And The Unaspected

Among the most important things which we must discuss are the mathematical principles, that is, the nature of the aspects of opposition, trine, square, sextile, and the unaspected, and which is the right trine, the left trine, the right and left sextile. 2. In opposition to Aries is Libra, and to Libra, Aries. Scorpio is the opposition of Taurus and Taurus of Scorpio and all the other signs in the same way. But so that you may find these not only with the eye but by calculation, we will show...

Taurus

The Pleiades96 are found in the sixth degree of Taurus. Those who are born when these are rising are always involved in luxury and lust. They are always drenched in perfumes, given to too much wine drinking, impudent in speech, so that in banquets and love-making they attack their companions with a sarcastic wit. They are addicted to all crimes of passion and are the kind who raise laughter by their biting tongues. 2. They will always be well-groomed and well dressed. They twist their hair in...

Venus

Venus on the ascendant by night will make men of divine intelligence, friends of emperors and powerful men, entrusted with the management of their affairs. They will be important and respectable orators according to the nature and quality of the signs. Venus in human signs will make the natives chief priests, robed in purple and gold, able to foretell the future. They will be handsome and charming if no malefic planet is in aspect. 2. If Mercury is in aspect to Venus or in conjunction with her,...

Anafora Astrology

We have told enough, my dear Mavortius, of the charts of famous men. Now we must return to the order of the work we have started. 1. If Saturn is in Libra in the terms or exaltation of Jupiter, and the ascendant is found in that same degree, but Venus on the descendant in Aries is in opposition Mars and the Moon are in conjunction on the MC the Sun and Mercury are in Gemini in the ninth house and Jupiter is in Aquarius holding the fifth house and making his station (turning retrograde or...

Index Of Ancient Writers On Astrology

Author of a prose introduction to Astrology used by Rhetorius (q.v.) and Porphyry (q.v.). Formerly placed in second century a.d. (W. Kroll,i , Suppl. IV, 32 ff.), he is now considered to belong to the first century b.c. Mentioned by Firmicus II, 29, 2. E. Boer, Der Kleine Pauly , (1963) 662 F. Cumont, Antiochus d'Athenes et Porphyre, Melanges Bidez, Bruxelles, 1933. 150 verses attributed to him are probably by Dorotheos of Sidon (Kroll,loc. cit.). Fragments, CCAG, I, 108,...

Saturn

Saturn, when located by day on the ascendant, will bring the native to birth with a great cry. The one born will be the eldest of all children or, if any is born before him, that one will be separated from the parents. That god always, by day, on any of the angles, will make the native the first-born or the first to be reared, or he destroys those born before. But he makes the natives themselves boastful and full of pride. 2. If Saturn is on the ascendant by day and Mars is on another angle...

The Duodecatemoria35

Now I shall briefly set forth what you want to know about the duodecatemoria. Some people think that from these the whole essence of the chart can be found and they claim that whatever is hidden in the chart can be revealed by the duodecatemoria. 2. What these are will be shown by example. Of whatever planet you wish to compute the duodecatemorion, multiply its degree by twelve, and however much that comes to, divide it among the thirty degrees of the individual signs, beginning from the...

Sun In First Decan Pisces

Decan Astrology

Each sign is divided into three parts, and each part has one decan,26 so that in each sign there are three decans, each having ten degrees out of the thirty, and over those ten degrees it exercises its power and control. They have infinite power and freedom in indicating the fates of men. 2. In addition, the decans themselves are allotted to individual planets, so that if the planet should be in that decan, even though it is in a strange sign, it is considered as if it were in its own sign....

Matutine And Vespertine Planets

The five planets, that is, Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Venus, Mercury, are either matutine, vespertine, occiduales setting , or absconsae hidden, i.e., by the Sun's rays . These the Greeks call afaneis hidden , synodicae in conjunction with the Sun , or acronyctae at nightfall . How they came to have such characteristics and why they are given their names we shall now explain. Matutine planets are those which in their rising precede the Sun. Vespertine or evening planets are those which in rising...