Basic Principles

Copyright ©1976 Astro-Analytic Publications Revised edition ©1981 ACS Publications, Inc.

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Published by ACS Publications P.O. Box 34487 San Diego, CA 92163-4487

First printing, July, 1980 Thirteenth printing, October, 1993

We dedicate this book with many thanks to our students, whose urging and encouragement made it a reality, and with love to our husbands, Dean McEvers and Nico March, who spent many a long evening alone and neglected.

Contents vii

Contents

Foreword by Barbara Watters ix

Preface xi

Part I

Lessons 1: Introduction 1

What is Astrology? 1 What is a Horoscope? 3 Figure 1: Alphabet of the Astrologer 4 Natural or Flat Wheel 5 Elements 5 Qualities 6 Figure 2: Natural or Flat Wheel 7 Rulerships 8 Houses 9 Summary 10

Lesson 2: The Signs 11

Introduction 11 The Signs 12 Dual Planetary Rulerships of Signs 18 Quizzes 19

Lesson 3: The Planets 21

Introduction 21 The Planets 23 Nodes of the Moon 29 Figure 3: Table of Dignities 30 Dignities 30 Quiz 30

Lesson 4: The Houses 32

Learning to Interpret House Meanings 32 The Houses 33 Houses Within Houses 38 Figure 4: Wheel of Houses 39 House Division by Element 40 The Division of the Houses by Quality 41 The Meridians 41 Figure 5: Day and Night 42 Figure 6: Rising and Setting 42 Quiz 44 A Brief Comment Before We Proceed 44

Lesson 5: Delineating a Chart 46

Introduction 46 Using the Keywords in Delineation 47 Delineating a Sample Horoscope 48 Figure 7: The Horoscope of Franklin Delano Roosevelt 49 Quiz 53

Lesson 6: The Aspects 54

Introduction 54 Figure 8: Table of Aspects 55 Conjunction 57 General Rules and Guidelines for Aspecting 64 Understanding and Basic Meanings of Aspects 65 Figure 9: The Aspects 68

Lesson 7: Aspecting 71

Aspecting the Horoscope 71 Figure 10: The Horoscope of Franklin Delano Roosevelt 73 Summary of Lessons 6 and 7 75 Figure 11: The Horoscope of Judy Garland 76

Part II

Introduction 77

Lesson 8: The Sun 80

Some General Comments on this lesson 80 A Basic Overview of Judy Garland's Horoscope 81 The Sun in the Signs 82 The Sun in the Houses 87 The Sun in Aspect 92

Lesson 9: The Moon 104

Some General Comments 104 The Moon in the Signs 105 The Moon in the Houses 119 The Moon in Aspect 124

Lesson 10: Mercury 135

Some Comments 135 Mecury in the Signs 136 Mecury in the Houses 142 Mercury in Aspect 148

Lessons 11: Venus 158

A Few Suggestions 158 Venus in the Signs 136 Mecury in the Houses 165 Venus in Aspect 170

Lesson 12: Mars 179

Some General Comments 179 Mars in the Signs 180 Mars in the Houses 185 Mars in Aspect 190

Lesson 13: Jupiter 198

Important Comments 198 Jupiter in the Signs 199 Jupiter in the Houses 205 Jupiter in Aspect 209

Lesson 14: Saturn 216

Important Comments 216 Saturn in the Signs 217 Saturn in the Houses 224 Saturn in Aspect 229

Lesson 15: Uranus 235

Some General Comments 235 Uranus in the Signs 236 Uranus in the Houses 242 Uranus in Aspect 247

Lesson 16: Neptune 251

More Important Comments 251 Some General Remarks Regarding Neptune 252 Neptune in the Signs 252 Neptune in the Houses 259 Neptune in Aspect 264

Lesson 17: Pluto 266

General Comments 266 Pluto in the Signs 267 Pluto in the Houses 273 Summary 279 Figure 12: The Horoscope of Muhammad Ali 280

Appendix 281

Lesson 2: Quizzes 281 Figure 13: The Natural or Flat Wheel 282 Lesson 3: Quiz 284 Lesson 4: Quiz 284 Lesson 5: Quiz 285 Figure 14: The Horoscope of Franklin Delano Roosevelt 286 Figure 15: The Horoscope of Judy Garland 288 Lesson 8: The Sun 289 Lesson 9: The Moon 29 Lesson 10: Mercury 292 Lesson 11: Venus 293 Lesson 12: Mars 294 Lesson 13: Jupiter 295 Lesson 14: Saturn 296 Lesson 15: Uranus 298 Lesson 16: Neptune 299 Lesson 17: Pluto 300 Figure 16: The Horoscope of Marion March 301 Figure 17: The Horoscope of Joan McEvers 301

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