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Re: Planets rising, culminating, setting and anti-culminating

I feel this discussion has outlived its usefulness, although I'm happy to discuss actual, concrete textual passages and the like if any more such should crop up. (That, incidentally, is something I have been doing for a living for decades, not least reading and teaching others to read Sanskrit comme...

Re: Planets rising, culminating, setting and anti-culminating

You appear unable to accept that there are other scholarly opinions and that they can differ in their interpretations and conclusions from yours. Not at all, but scholarly opinion is always based on argument, including refutation of opposing or erroneous views, and that includes Indian scholarly tr...

Re: Planets rising, culminating, setting and anti-culminating

You are not understanding; the bhava chart is not mentioned in Brihat Jataka because it is not needed, as signs and houses are synonymous. Yes, I do understand what you are saying, but it is all claims with no evidence. You are either arguing from silence ('X not being explicitly described in a cer...

Re: Planets rising, culminating, setting and anti-culminating

Aspects are reckoned from the signs; the bhava chart is not mentioned because it is not needed as signs and houses are conceptually related. So you keep saying, but from the texts I have seen, Greek and Sanskrit, there is nothing to support that contention. Aspects are relations between parts of th...

Re: Planets rising, culminating, setting and anti-culminating

Martin: Thanks for your learned opinion here on at least the Rao translation. I was hoping you would have been more familiar with the most popular of the translations, such as the Sastri one. Sorry not to be able to oblige, but as I don't really need to rely on translations from the Sanskrit, I ten...

Re: Planets rising, culminating, setting and anti-culminating

Martin: What is your opinion on the following translations of the Brihat Jataka? The Ranjan edition by PS Sastri, and the Moltilal edition by BV Raman's grandfather, B Suryanarain Rao. I haven't seen the Sastri translation. Rao's, like many popular Indian translations, is often so loose as to be mo...

Re: Planets rising, culminating, setting and anti-culminating

Chris Brennan's book is a useful introduction to ancient astrology in many respects, and I have recommended it as such myself, even in my academic writings. Having said that, it can hardly be called 'unbiased' when it comes to the topic of house division. I do second the recommendation that people i...

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