A native of Washington, D.C. Alan served in Vietnam from 1963-64
as a green beret with the 5th Special Forces Group.
Alan’s interest in astrology
began in 1963 when he bought a Zodiac watch in Saigon
which depicted the phases of the Moon.
Initially skeptical he began studying...
secondary directions are typically believed to have been invented by Placidus
a 17th century astrologer, monk, and mathematician.
secondary progressions were also discussed by Vettius Valens :smile:
a 2nd century Hellenistic astrologer.
SUN is heating and moderately drying, common, masculine
SUN CONTROLS THE MIND
It is chronocrator over early adulthood up to the 41st year.
completes sidereal cycles with 365.25636 days
and anomalistic cycles with 365.25963 days.
In a nativity
No planet rules ALL eclipses :smile:
Eclipses occur in different SIGNS
and so clearly
the ruler of any individual eclipse varies :smile:
there is no "...one-size-fits-all..."
aka the Cookbook school of generalisation astrology
An eclipse does not necessarily affect everyone...
Ancient texts support MERCURY ruling astrology.
According to traditional astrology it's Mercurius
Only THE SEVEN ANCIENT CLASSICAL PLANETS can '..rule..' anything
by definition :smile:
HEPHAISTIO of THEBES an astrologer, wrote a three-book astrological compendium
in the early 5th century CE in Egypt.
which largely represents a compilation of earlier sources
that he either paraphrased
on different topics
in many instances
Particularly at the time vows are spoken at a wedding
(a) the Ascendant Ruler and the Ruler of Cusp Seven
must connect to the Natal Horizon DESC/ASC axis
that is what a wedding is, astrologically :smile:
(b) On the wedding day
Sun, Moon, Venus and Mars
Light - a foundational concept in almost every area of astrology :smile:
Planets and their phase relationship with the Sun heliacal rising and setting.
Planets reflecting the light of the Sun as Moon does.
The concept of SECT distinction between day and night charts
Schmidt says Greek astrologers used metaphor
to convey the idea of the functions of the various planets
based on the Greeks being a seafaring nation
who two thousand years ago navigated the oceans
using sailing ships
THE HELLENISTIC NAUTICAL METAPHOR :smile...