Essential Dignities & Debilities

There are many things that have been lost in Modern Astrology, and of them, I think the most useful is essential dignities and debilities. They add a richness and depth to a chart reading, like harmony and accompaniment do with music. In this article, I will talk about what essential dignities and debilities are and … Continue reading Essential Dignities & Debilities

Who’s In Charge? Disposition and the Almuten Figuris

One of the big dilemmas when it comes to astrology is the problem of fate vs. free will. When we read a Nativity Chart or do predictive work, are we saying that our lives have been predetermined by the position of the planets at the moment of our birth? I do not believe this to … Continue reading Who’s In Charge? Disposition and the Almuten Figuris

Humors and Temperament, A Simplified Approach for the Modern World

When attempting to apply Classical Astrology to the practical problem of health and well-being, among the first hurdles an astrologer faces are the related subjects of temperament and humors. Temperament and humors have a long pedigree in traditional medicine, and they were used from before the Classical period through the Middle Ages and Renaissance, until … Continue reading Humors and Temperament, A Simplified Approach for the Modern World

A Second Look at Secondary Progressions: A Tale of Two Queens

In chart work, I have always looked at secondary progressions, but, to be honest, I was never able to glean much information out of them, except for a bit from the progressed Moon.  In my study of eclipses, however, I read The Eagle and the Lark, by Bernadette Brady, and I learned about the practice … Continue reading A Second Look at Secondary Progressions: A Tale of Two Queens