Botticelli -I Segreti della Primavera

I have often referred to the works of Botticelli in relation to Neo Platonism and The Hermetic Philosophy, particularly The Primeva, The Three Graces and Birth of Venus – These masterpieces were painted under the tutelage of Marsilio Ficino

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De Divino Furore – Albecht Durer & Marsilio Ficino

The case of Albrecht Durer’s engraving, known as Melancholia I has left many scholars ultimately confounded. This article doesn’t pretend to answer all questions surrouding this work of art. However to the best of my knowledge nobody has actually looked at the humours of Durer and Ficino from a Traditional astrological perspective. That is to say that the humours are discerned by astrological […]

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Quintessence & the Circle of Spirit

The survey of the elements hardly seems complete without discussion of the Quintessence, also known as Aether, Anima Mundi, Spirit and root of the word ethereal It’s the primary source element present in all things. It’s an animating force or principle, providing space, relatedness and balance for all Elements to exist. The Quintessence is mentioned throughout the […]

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Sacred Geometry – The Vesica Piscis

This is something of a footnote to my recent article on Pisces. I’m posting it here to augment some of my comments and queries in that article, for reasons which will become fairly obvious. The Pisces / Virgo axis is one of the core meanings of the Vesica.  The  Vesica Piscis is a shape – the […]

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Pisces – A Bridge Between the Worlds

I have wanted to write a short piece on Pisces for some time. There have been a few reasons holding me back, not least the fact that I’m a solar Pisces and could be considered biased. However, I have no interest in elevating Pisces beyond its station. That would serve no useful purpose. I also […]

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Fire Incarnate – The Choleric Humour

 It seems to be very easy for people to forget the actual physical attributes of the elements and think of them as symbolic only. This is regrettably the case with some some students of astrology. It’s easy to say “I’m a Fire Sign” without thinking much about what Fire really is and how it relates […]

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Towards a Living Tradition

This is a purely editorial piece – my first and probably my last.  It’s meant to raise some issues I think need to be discussed in the astrological community. My remarks should not be construed as referring to any particular individual. It’s an open letter to the Astrological community and all interested readers. The resurrection of several texts […]

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