# Almuten

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#### lillyjgc

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[FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]ALMUTEN[/FONT]
By Cosmiccradle

[FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]The Almuten is the most powerful planet in the Chart having taken into account and calculated most essential and accidental dignities. The word Almuten is derived from the Arabic [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]al-mateen[/FONT][FONT=Verdana, sans-serif] meaning “[/FONT][FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]the strong one[/FONT][FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]” or “[/FONT][FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]the firm one[/FONT][FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]”. It is the planet that is most useful to the querent.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]Using the Almuten can be of great importance when interpreting the horoscope,as it gives us a visual insight into the strength of the planets as to their place within the horoscope. This is not to say that other points lose their importance compared to the Almuten, only that the hierarchy should be noted when taking the chart into account and that we should give special attention to this planet, or in some cases, planets. [/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]Finding the Almuten is a simple question of addition and subtraction, I have done my best to simplify all tables. If you use the Lunar Mansions with your calculations, you must take into consideration that it only includes the classical planets, and one must ratio the points to include the three planets, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, giving each planet 1/10[/FONT][FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]th[/FONT][FONT=Verdana, sans-serif] of the total points of the classical planets.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]In the chart we have three important Lords, [/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]Lord of the Geniture[/FONT][FONT=Verdana, sans-serif] = Almuten taking into account both accidental and essential dignities[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]Lord of the Figure = Almuten taking into account only essential dignities[/FONT]
[FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]Lord of the Ascendant = Ruler of the Ascendant[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]I am well aware that there is an ongoing discussion in respect to Rulership, and that some rather not use these tables because they feel that essential and accidental dignities or debilities are not based on sound research and history. However I can assure those that use these tables that you will be pleasantly surprised. The Almuten is almost as old as astrology itself. With more insight and use, we could being doing astrology a service by investigating Rulership placements.[/FONT]

[FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]If you feel that it’s too much work, a shorter version is to be had via a free software program which you can download via [/FONT][FONT=Verdana, sans-serif]http://www.astrowin.org/astrology_software.php[/FONT]

The tables are from *The Ruler of the Nativity* by Volquin.ISBN 0882310763
ASI Publishers.

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