Venus & the Cube in Arabian Cosmology

When we read the works of astrologers from other times and cultures we tend to feel we have a lot in common with them. For example, it is natural to assume that Venus must have much the same qualities and associations in our cultural tradition as she does in others Some accommodations are made, but […]

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Essence & Light in Astrological Tradition

I have absolutely no interest in initiating yet another debate about Intelligent Design vs Science, largely because I would have nothing in common with the majority of its proponents. This actually reaches back to an ancient discussion in many ways. It was debated by various classical philosophers and amounts to the question of whether intelligible […]

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Global Uprising

It has been said that there are   no revolutions, only rebellions. Historically this idea has considerable currency. The Czar is killed and his successor is a brutal dictator. The Chinese so called Communist Revolution also ended as one charismatic  leader who convinced his own people to destroy as much of their own culture as […]

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Litha – Summer Solstice 2013

Here’s wishing everyone a most joyous and auspicious Summer Solstice.  Litha is the longest day of the year and is to be celebrated. An ancient  One ancient Celtic ritual was to shoot a flaming arrow into the rising Sun on Litha, to add fire to fire. Bonfires are lit all over the world. The Sun […]

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Just a Kiss Away

I’m not keen on celebrity astrology for a number of reasons.  However, I recently saw a chart for Mick Jagger that raised a few questions. To the best of my knowledge there are no  Traditional readings of Jagger’s chart either published in book form or on the Internet. I’ll be reading the chart, looking for […]

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Iran on the Edge

It is exceedingly difficult to know which charts to use for a civilization that stretches back beyond five millennia. It produced the first bill of human rights in history c. 500 B.C., long before the Conquest of Alexander. The best way to approach this is to read charts in terms of regimes, therefore giving us a […]

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Mundane Astrology & Janus Geminus

The Roman god known as Janus Geminus has a number of attributes, but the most salient is that he has two faces, usually one young and one old, looking into the past and the future at the same time. I find this to be a most apt image to describe the essence of Mundane Astrology, […]

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Kashmir Accession – Part One

We’ve discussed the charts of Pakistan and the Independence of India. It makes sense to look at the chart for the accession of Kashmir, cause for the single greatest conflict between the two countries, both of which are nuclear power. It has been generally regarded that the onset of a nuclear war is most likely […]

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Kashmir Accession – Part Two

Mountbatten’s conditional acceptance of accession is dated 27 October, 1947 to signify his acceptance of the Instrument of Accession signed by the Kashmir Maharaja. The letter reads, in part : ” In the special circumstances mentioned by your Highness my Government have decided to accept the accession of Kashmir State to the Dominion of India. Consistently with […]

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The Legend of the Titanic

The story of the Titanic and her swift demise due to an unseen iceberg is the stuff of legends. She was a very fine and very expensive vessel built during they  the heyday of the British Navy. She was of course not a naval ship, but benefited from the state of the art technology and […]

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