Hi Richard, welcome.
An astrology with no signs sounds most unusual, although I have heard of this being practised. I couldn't do without the signs myself, the more bredth of symbolism the better. I'm such an imaginist you see, can't get my head around complex maths, I have troiuble with adjusting timezones, never mind 'mathematical philosophy', but it sounds interesting. I wish I had more of a head for mathematics, but I suppose we all have different gifts.
So how would you go about a natal analysis, what are you looking for when you explore a chart with no signs and eight houses?
I'm very intrigued by the use of eight houses rather than twelve. I've heard of this but know little about it. What can you tell me about this, what does each house signify?
I like to flirt with equal houses, there is a ordered sense of uniformity that pleases my Virgoan sensibilities, but I tend to use Placidus, I think because at first, everyone else seems to and then it just sticks by force of habit. I do think astrologers should think more about houses. I like to experiment with Porphyry as well at times.
What can you tell me about 22? I find that number of high personal significance, and last year, it kept cropping up everywhere for months.
Being into numbers, do you find numerology far too simplistic? I do. For example, why should the number, say, 1298, be reduced to 20/1, I mean, what's the significance of 1298, as it stands?
What do you consider to be the symbolic qualities of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division? These are things I have thought about, but as I say, I'm more a mind for symbols than the rigours of mathematics, so I can only take such thought so far. Personally, I associate addition, subtraction, multiplication and division with the four elements, so then you can do some really interesting things with numbers potentially.
Why do you consider the harmonics charts of the prime numbers so important, what sets them apart from the rest?