If the birth happens jjte> NOON as of London we add. If it happens iefare NOON, wc deduct from the neatest Noon position. Someone born at 11:58 P.M. on the 15th degree East, which would mean 10:58 London time, would add the differencial (about '/j of the planet's daily mocion) to the Noon position. This is done for each planet.
Of course, you will soon find ouc, the slow moving planets can be figured in the mind, and many rimes requite no adjustment whatever; it is only the faster moving ones, which need an adjustment and it is especially so with the Moon, our most important planet. The Moon must be figured exact to the minute.
A little while back we spoke of logarithms, but stopped short. I could not give an example to use them without explaining first othec matters. To figure tne movements of planets for any hour or minute exactly, we take recourse to logarithms, as given in Table VII, page 15.
Let us figure D in our example.
moved from May 15th to 16th, 1941, 13*33', which we find in the log table as (from the Log. Table) .2483
For the movement of 2hl5m we get +1.0280
Adding both numbers, gives 1.2763
The result in logarithms is turned back into degrees and minutes.
It shows in the Table that Log. 1.2763 = 1"16' (Table XII). This is the 3 motion during those 2 hours 15 minutes.
Gives 5'18'^r; the seconds we omit.
This is 3 place at 9h45m A.M. at London at the same time also for the birth place at the time of birth.
Most planets, except the Moon can be figured by heart when we consider the amount of hours the planet has to move to reach Noon or the hours which have passed since Noon to the Time for which we have figured the planet's position. This is done best when we make portions of the day. For example, when planets arc figured for around 6 P.M. London, we simply say: 6 hours is V4 of a day and depending upon whether it is 6 A.M. or 6 P.M., we deduct or add one fourth of the daily motion of die planet of the Noon position. 3 P.M. in the afternoon respectively 9 A.M. in the morning of some day represents Vs of the daily motion to be added or deducted. Of course, you must be sure not to make any mistakes when turning these values in your mind. If you are not firm, do it with logarithms, until you hive gained experience. 10 A.M. or 2 P.M. means 2 hours out of the way from Noon. Thus, we deduct or add 1/12 of the daily motion and get correct answers to the minute without using a lot of time with logarithms. Bur, as said above, with 3 we cannot do this approximation. We have to use logarithms each time.
The planet & is not given on che main page of the Ephemerides, but; we find it on page 39 of the 1941 Ephemeris listed for each 10th day. An adjustment for certain days must therefore be made in proportion to its speed over the ten days interval.
Since there ate no Pluto Ephemerides available for the past years, I bring here a condensed Ephemeris for the years 1874 to 1941. Adjustments have to be made, of course, which you can easily do.
TABLE XII ^ (Pluto) Tables from 1874 to 1941 (For later dates consult current Ephemerides)
IMP D 33-lfg TA, IJU-. J> ?>•)<'() Stfi IOK.
IMP D 33-lfg TA, IJU-. J> ?>•)<'() Stfi IOK.
IIW P <• >> rr zav » 7 4? n »i*- lat|>
lit) D l'.'*rn FA. »»^v; " t D l2-*s'n PA. I'd-.:
I»i D tyifa Mtf. 1} 26-47'JL Oct. iiJv i»ip D n :_if ararn Ott.
1?11 O J)-)l'n Mv. inf; ft at'S7"H fept. IfttV.
19" D !)->l's Mu. Kb: If If" I S Cut Jck.
MX O l)-IJ's Ap#. Jflth: | S'j)'s Co. lib t«J D Aft. lit»,. ]f o- fjl I Ilk.
In the Table above are given the dates when changes from its IJ. motion into D motion, and from the D motion back into motion again. When you make the proper proportions you can locate with the aid of this Table the O position for any day from 1874 to the present time and be right within two minutes. The dates for the actual D & place may be a week or so out of the way, because I can only approximate them!
Pluto^- moves forward (Direct) about 3", then retrogrades (IJ) for approximately 1*56', then forward again D, then J^. again, until it has completed its course through the Zodiac.
We must remember when a planet is stationary and begins to move again direct, it takes quite a while to get its normal speed again. In the middle between the direct moment and the retrograde moment its speed is the fastest, slowing off thereafter gradually until a new stationary position arrives. Therefore, when interpolating speeds, co-nsider this! For example, Pluto begins to move direct On February 27, 1906, at 20* H 39'; it moves I) again on Sept.
25th, at 23" XI 43'. The entice motion over chose 7 months is 3"4' and the last month of this period I would allow about 3r play space. I do not think, you will come more than 5 minutes out of the way with the actual-position of Pluto if you. proceed ihe way suggesced to locate the planet for any time covered here.
For March 1906 and September 1906, the months when ^ starts and ends its direct motion, I would allow for the entire direct motion of 184' at each side about 3' and use for the remaining five months, i.e. from April to the end of August the balance equally divided.
The total ?"4 or 184', we divide as follows: For movement of from Feb-ruiry 27, 1906, to March 27, 1906, allow 3 minutes, or practically no change in value as compared to the stationary position of February 27, 1906. The same would do at the other end, from August 25th to Sept. 25th, 1906, where we aliow a 3' movement to occur during this interval. Foe the middle part, Macch 28 to August 24, 1906, we give the rest of $ direct motion, which; amounts in this case to 178'. The 178' we divide by the number of days between March 28th and August 24th, 149 days to be exacc. 178-!-149=1.2' per day. Therefore, let us assume a birth occurred on June 3rd, 1906, for which a Horoscope is to be made, we would figure as follows:
First month ifcer direct movement © moves about 3'.
After that moves at the rate of about 1.2' each day. From March 28th to June 3rd are 67 days. 67Xl.2'=90.4'—1 "30'. Add 3' for the first month's motion, makes place for June 3, 1906, 20*39'H + 1*33' or at 22'12'H.
This example can be used for all cases where direct motion is involved.
With motion we proceed similarly, allowing for the first and last month of retrogression 3'j dividing the amount of 1} left over by the number of days belonging to the middle part. We then take the increment found in this manner and multiply with the days elapsed to the birch date, starting the count one month after planet began to move Jt. But when B we have to deduct!
Assumed a birth occurred on December 5, 1922: Procedure: Q ^ October 1, 1922 at U*9'fS. Allow 3' for period of Oct. I to Nov. 1. 1922. Then >& on Nov. 1, 1922, at ll'6'S-
D March 30, 192 3, at 9" 5'. Allow 3' for period from Feb. 28 (or March 1st) to March 30, 1923. Then $ assumed to be at 9'*S'S by Feb. 28, 1923-
Total *$f is 2*4'; 3' off on both sides, amounts to 6", leaves 1 '58' for the middle parr from Nov. 1, 1922, to Feb. 28, 1923.
Its length is 120 days.
Therefore, 30 days after runs IJ, we systematically deduct 1' for each day until we reach the time of birth. December 5rh. December 5th, 1922, is 35 days after Nov. 1st and 35' we have to take off in IJ motion.
less 35 days 35'
If birth has occurred on Oct. 13, 1922, we would deduct 1' or 2' from I) place of Oct. 1, 1922, and find ^ at 11*8'E5 or 11'7'S-
In the Epbemeris the only thing we use ftom the upper Table (at the right) is rhe position of the Node which is given every second day and which must be adjusted to each day.
Now, we have gone so far as to- be able to insert all the various planets for any horoscope made for any time of the day, morning, noon or night. Always refer your time to London and then figure the difference of our time towards the Noon place either the day before or the day after, depending upon which one is nearer. We always have to use two consecutive days in the Ephemeris to make this calculation possible. One day alone gives us nothing because with one position we cannot figure the speed of the planer for the day, i.e. for the interval of 24 hours.
Of course, you have to learn the abbreviations which are used for the planets learn abbreviations of planets and angles and each one must be constantly written with its abbreviation and not by long hand.
We have furnished you with the critical ingles already, which cause the ups or downs [n life. Some of these angles have names, others have no names. It may be preferrable to call each angle just by its size, such as a ¿0' angle, a 120" angle, etc., instead of using a special name, but, since other astrology books constantly refer to sextiles, trines and what-not, we have to be at least acquainted with what is meant, in case we read about them. When 2 planets are together in the Zodiac, that is, at the very same degree and minute, we call this a conjuntdon of the two and the abbreviation is: <i . When they are 45' apart they call it a soni-square, or half a square. "When two planets are 60' apart, it is caJled a seartile >fc; when 90 degrees »parr, such an angle is called a square □; when 2 planets are 120" apart, we speak of a trine A I arid when 135" apart, it is called a sesquiquadrate, Q ; when 150* apart, it is called a quincunx, 7! ; and when 180" apart, it is termed an opposition, g ■
The abbreviations are as follows:
0", d ; 30*, y ; 45*. 60", 90*, □; 120* A i 150", K.;180', <?.
There are no abbreviations for the other aspects or angles. In practice we just mark the number) of degrees next to rhe aspect and be done with it.
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