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I have not so far seen anything in ancient or medieval texts to support the idea, so often repeated today, about the MC being a 'sensitive point' that 'floats' across the houses. Like the distinction between 'topical' and 'dynamic' houses, I think it's a massive red herring. “57 And if the degree o...

Unless you can provide an example of profections with intermediate house cusps, you cannot claim that Valens was profecting with quadrant houses. Following your logic, the fact that Sahl shows the Asc and MC degree would make him use quadrant houses for interpretation, even when no intermediate hou...

But this does not change the fact that Vales was using whole sign houses with the technqiues he presented, like profections Except, of course, when he was profecting by quadrant houses (see my published paper for details). Every serious ancient astrologer nowadays who has read Valens knows about th...

I have read and re-read your posts several times. Several names and dates are mentioned in such a way that I still struggle to know who (and when) wrote that introductory commentary, stating that the division of WS was a method. I had assumed that was penned in the 16th century by someone as an int...

Paul, That is a good topic. That is also why I recommended that people read Robert Hand's full article above, because he also mentions this as well, quoting scholars. But this does not change the fact that Vales was using whole sign houses with the technqiues he presented, like profections, zodiacal...

Hi Deb, You said: "Without checking the actual words I used, I would hope that the full context of my presentation makes clears what my argument is about: the lack of recommendation of signs for houses as a preferred technique in ancient and historical texts (as opposed to a convenient approach...

Mark wrote: Could you elaborate exactly what you mean here please? Outside the Tajika tradition are you questioning the use of whole sign houses? Martin replied: Not the fact that they are commonly used, but the idea that they are explicitly prescribed in (classical, non-T??jika) Indian astrological...

You are welcome, Deb. The text is a treatise by Andrusar-Ibn-Zabi-Al-Farrukh aka Doronius, who could also possibly be Andruzgar ben Zadi Faruk, a 9th century Persian Jewish astrologer. His treatise was found by Hendrich Rantzau (1526-1598), Count of Schleswig-Holstein. James Holden writes in his Bio...

Deb said: Would you mind telling us what those passages are saying in English please ? (this is an English language forum). Yes, sure. Here it is: “ABOUT INTERPRETING THE HOROSCOPE Based on the treatise of Andrusar-Ibn-Zabi-Al-Farrukh, found by Hendrich Rantzau, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein. With co...

It is not a matter of being quotable but of doing the work all over again, because you won't watch the video. I showed over 13 screenshots from translations of Ben Dykes alone. Ok, here is the Bulgarian source: Специални??т начин за тълкуване на хоро??копа (1993), превод, подборка и коментари Валдем...

Martin said: I don't know if this is a genuine misunderstanding or just a straw-man argument, but to clarify, I think what Deb is asking for is a statement of principle similar to what you find in modern books and websites, along the lines of: The entire sign in which the ascendant degree falls is t...

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