Soft and Hard, The Wet/Dry Polarity and Its Relationship to Astrological Aspects

The concept of sect, or the division between day and night, is a primary consideration in Traditional/Classical Astrology, and it corresponds to the hot/cold polarity in temperament. This consideration carries over to Essentialist Astrology. The day/night division has been tied to gender since at least the Hellenistic Era, with day being associated with masculine and … Continue reading Soft and Hard, The Wet/Dry Polarity and Its Relationship to Astrological Aspects

Managing Temperament, A Balancing Act

As we are moving into the summer in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter in the Southern Hemisphere, it seems a good time to talk about managing temperament. I previously wrote about my method for calculating a person's ideal temperament; however, anyone can become off balance in any direction, regardless of their temperament. As I … Continue reading Managing Temperament, A Balancing Act

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