The Augsburg Wunderzeichenbuch – A Mid-Sixteenth Century Book of Miracles

You may consider this post as something like a page from a scrapbook on the artistic records of historical comets and other celestial phenomena. The New Year in our current tradition begins with the first day of January which is named after Janus.  In Roman religion, the animistic spirit of doorways (januae) and archways (jani). Janus […]

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Tokens of Impending Doom

First of all, the title is part of a quotation from Manilus, one of the most respected astrologers of his time. This is a rather different kind of article.  It’s a short introductory piece on the nature, history and reputation of what must be the best-known comet The long history of this object and the events […]

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Legends of the Fall & the Ascent of the Soul

There was a comment left by one of my readers remarking on the fact that phenomena such as eclipses and comets are invariably seen as negative events or even evil ones. There is a reason for this, and for good or bad, it is something with which every traditional astrologer needs to make their peace. […]

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Passage of the Emerald Comet

It cannot be anything but auspicious to witness an emerald green comet  in the region of Orion at the New Year. It was detected by telescopes in August, but in astrology we deal with the visible in our science of light.  Comets or “hairy stars” have fascinated humanity since the dawn or time.. If you are […]

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