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  Topic: The Astra project and podcast
Martin Gansten

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Forum: News, Notices, Books, Links   Posted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 2:36 pm   Subject: The Astra project and podcast
This is an exciting time of new scholarly projects on astrology! In addition to Levente László's recently announced HOROI project, the new website of the Astra project was launched just a few days a ...
  Topic: Book announcement: The Jewel of Annual Astrology
Martin Gansten

Replies: 6
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Forum: News, Notices, Books, Links   Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:32 am   Subject: Book announcement: The Jewel of Annual Astrology
Thank you, Zagata and James. Yes, there is a hardback version available for €75/$90, which is a bit pricey but a lot less so than most Brill books (thanks to the funding body which paid to make the ...
  Topic: Book announcement: The Jewel of Annual Astrology
Martin Gansten

Replies: 0
Views: 69

Forum: Indian and Asian astrology   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:40 am   Subject: Book announcement: The Jewel of Annual Astrology
An announcement relevant to Indian astrology was just made here:
http://skyscript.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=10986
  Topic: Book announcement: The Jewel of Annual Astrology
Martin Gansten

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Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:39 am   Subject: Book announcement: The Jewel of Annual Astrology
An announcement relevant to traditional astrology was just made here:
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  Topic: Book announcement: The Jewel of Annual Astrology
Martin Gansten

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Views: 227

Forum: News, Notices, Books, Links   Posted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:37 am   Subject: Book announcement: The Jewel of Annual Astrology
Following a longer-than-anticipated absence from Skyscript, I am pleased to announce that my edition and translation of Balabhadra’s Hāyanaratna (The Jewel of Annual Astrology), the first-ever scho ...
  Topic: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
Martin Gansten

Replies: 138
Views: 41354

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:32 pm   Subject: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
I'd call Ptolemy's scheme outlined in Apot. 3.11.3 a "house system" if it were used for topical investigation consistently throughout the work.
Thanks for articulating your definition of th ...
  Topic: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
Martin Gansten

Replies: 138
Views: 41354

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:22 pm   Subject: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
Impressive as always, Levente! But I don't understand this:

Now, there seem to be two elements that suggest Ptolemy is introducing a "house system": (1) the use of the word "place&qu ...
  Topic: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
Martin Gansten

Replies: 138
Views: 41354

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:14 pm   Subject: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
Given the facts that the notion of "places" appears to have originated from decans already incorporated into the signs, the whole-sign system is prevalent in the actual case horoscopes, and ...
  Topic: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
Martin Gansten

Replies: 138
Views: 41354

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:11 pm   Subject: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
Martin, I'd like to not misunderstand you. So, do you mean your quoted conclusion is the prevalent notion or its opposite? And what do you think its opposite is?
Sorry if I was unclear. It seems to m ...
  Topic: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
Martin Gansten

Replies: 138
Views: 41354

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:49 pm   Subject: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
The overwhelming evidence, therefore, suggests that if we must make a generalized statement about the practice of Hellenistic astrologers, we can't but say they used whole signs; there is simply no ev ...
  Topic: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
Martin Gansten

Replies: 138
Views: 41354

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:29 pm   Subject: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
I am not seeing the relevant example in Ptolemy 3.11 translation by Robbins, perhaps you can supply us with a quote.
It is III 10 in the Robbins translation, III 11 in Hübner's more recent critical ...
  Topic: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
Martin Gansten

Replies: 138
Views: 41354

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:06 am   Subject: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
I agree with Konrad that this is a side-track, and I don't really have a big theory to present; it's more in the nature of an observation and a doubt. So I'll just explain briefly here what I meant an ...
  Topic: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
Martin Gansten

Replies: 138
Views: 41354

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:16 pm   Subject: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
Without calling the X sign culminating and an angle, there is no way for one to accept whole signs, he will see the quadrant division as more ''astronomical'' and the like misdirections.

You proba ...
  Topic: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
Martin Gansten

Replies: 138
Views: 41354

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:55 pm   Subject: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
although Martin avoids the word culminating (preferring ''highest'') for the zenith, it can be applied to it as well.
Yes, I prefer to use words in their established sense. I find that it facilitates ...
  Topic: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
Martin Gansten

Replies: 138
Views: 41354

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:26 am   Subject: Equal House System in Renaissance Astrology?
Culmination (an astrological term) = intersection of prime meridian with the ecliptic (MC point)
Highest altitude = the point 90 degrees from the ascendant (Nonagesimal), the ecliptic degree closest ...
 
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