Quest for the Age of Aquarius.

Astrological ages occur due to a phenomenon known as the precession of the equinoxes. One complete revolution of all twelve astrological signs is called a Great Year or Platonic Year. This takes about 25,920 years. Precession works in retrograde motion; so Pisces follows Aries, Aquarius follows Pisces which in turn is followed by Capricorn. Would […]

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Winter Solstice 2012

It seems a bitter irony that this date has been feared as the end of the world. I’d simply like to share some casual observations to address any concerns of catastrophe regarding this date and time. Cardinal Ingress charts are more about beginnings: the ingress of a new season. So these kinds of charts can […]

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Understanding the Nebra Sky Disc

This is a brief, but well narrated documentary on the Nebra Sky Disk. This find and other recent archaeological discoveries put the history of astronomical sophistication in Northern Europe and Briton to a much earlier time than had been thought.. I’m sure there will be many more discoveries. For much of the the last two […]

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Of the Planet Saturn and his Signification.

.Extracted from William Lilly’s Christian Astrology. Vol. I ] [Names] He is called usually Saturn, but in some Authors Chronor Phoenon, Falcifer. [Colour] He is the supreamest or highest of all Planets; is placed betwixt Jupiter and the Firmament, he is not very bright or glorious, or doth he twincle or sparkle, but is of […]

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Of the Planet Jupiter & his Signification.

[Extracted from William Lilly’s Christian Astrology. Chap. IX. . Vol. I] Jupiter is placed next to Saturn (amongst the Ancients) you shal sometimes finde him called Zeus, or Phaeton: He is the greatest in appearance to our eyes of all the Planets (the Sun, Moon and Venus excepted;) [COLOR, MOTION.] In his Colour he is […]

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The Planet Mars & his Severall Significations.

[Excerpted from William Lilly’s Christian Astrology. Chap. X. Vol I.] MARS doth in order succeed Jupiter, whom the Ancients sometimes called Mayors, Aris, Pyrois, Gradivus; he is lesse in body then Jupiter or Venus, and appeareth to our sight of a shining, fiery, sparkling colour, he finisheth his course in the Zodiack in one yeer […]

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Of the Sun : His Generall & Particular Significations.

[Excerpted from William Lilly’s Christian Astrology. Chap XI. Vol. 1] [SOL.] The Sun is placed in the middle of all Planets, and is called amongst the Ancients, both Poets and Historians, Sol, Titan, Ilioa, Phebus, Apollo, Pean, Osyris, Diespiter: It’s needlesse to mention his Colour, being so continuallly visible to all mortal men: He passeth […]

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Of the Planet Venus: Her Severall Significations and Nature.

[Extracted from William Lilly’s  Christian Astrology. Chap. XII. . Vol. I] [NAME.] After the Sun succeedeth Venus; who is sometimes called Cytherea, Aphrodite, Phosphoros, Vesperugo, Ericina. [COLOUR IN THE ELEMENT.) She is a bright shining colour, and is well known amongst the vulgar by the name of the evening Starre or Hesperus; and that is […]

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Of Mercury : His Signification, Nature and Property

Extracted from Chap. XIII of Christian Astrology. 1647 by William Lilly. [NAME.] He is called Hermes, Stilbon, Cyllenius, Archas. Mercury is the least of all the Planets, never distant from the Sun above 27.degrees; by which reason he is seldom visible to our sight: [COLOUR.] He is of a dusky silver colour; his mean motion […]

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The Moon : Her Properties & Significations

[Extracted from CHAP. XIIII. of William Lilly’s Christian Astrology. Vol. I ] [NAME.] The Moon we find called by the Ancients, Lucina, Cynthia, Diana, Phoebe, Latona, Noctiluca, Prosperpina; she is neerest to the Earth of all the Planets; her colour in the Element is vulgarly known: [MOTION.] she finisheth her courte through the whole twelve […]

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