check out ALMUTEM FIGURISI read only two methods. A traditional Spanish astrologer who said it was any planet over the angles counting 10 degrees, if not the ruler and so on. Another method that was by aspect score, state of the planet, regency, etc.
What methods do you use to calculate dominance in your chart?
Almutem Figuris is an old doctrine where one planet according to certain calculations applied, receives the honors to be the Ruler or Lord of the Chart.
The word Almutes is an Arabian word which means 'Winner'.
Because, the planet is the Winner of all the 'life giving' places. Or the places which are most sensible and important in the natal figure.
Zoller about the Almutem Figuris says that it is equally as powerful as all the other planets taken together."
Benjamin Dykes (great student of Zoller) says about Almutem Figuris:
"Almutem Figuris, a powerful planet in the natal figure whose spirit or angel acts as the native's special link to the Divine. The Almutem Figuris is a spiritual astrological delineation, similar to but not the same as Lilly's the "Lord of the Geniture." But like Lilly (and Plato), the Almutem Figuris was taken to affect the native's thoughts, beliefs and character. Spiritual enlightenment can demand that we open our eyes to this particular planet and use it to access the Divine. Significantly, this is a function that many modern astrologers now attribute to the sun sign." (In his article on Happiness).
The method of calculation
1. Find the Essential Dignities (the 5 dignities, apply 3 points to all 3 triplicity rulers), in the Degree of the:
- Part of Fortune
- Syzygy (the prenatal lunation, the one that came last, i.e. after which the birth follows - New or Full Moon).
2. Add 7 points for the Day ruler and 6 points to the Hour ruler.
3. Add accidental dignities scores.
For the planet in 1st house you add 12 points.
10th house = 11 points
7th house = 10
4th house = 9
11th = 8
5th = 7
2nd = 6
9th = 5
8th = 4
3rd = 3
12th = 2
6th = 1
The planet which has most points in the aforesaid places is the Almutem Figuris of the chart!
Don't forget to apply the 5 degrees ruler for the planet near the cusp of the houses. For example, if Saturn is at 15 Scorpio in 4th, but the 5th house cusp is at 19 Scorpio, you will calculate that Saturn already in the 5th, and you will give him 7 points instead of 9 as he would took if he was in 4th house. This can make big difference.
The free traditional astrology software - Morinus (google it), calcualte the Almutem Figuris. You can find this option by typing F3. But I should warn you that in that calculation is included some adding of points according to the planets phases. Zoller did not mention any kind of phases calculation so at this moment I'm not aware why the author of the software did included that.
But the best way and more enjoyable is to calculate it with your own hand. You will be familiar with the chart more deeply if you do this calculations with your own hand as the older astrologers did.
And if you must use the Morinus software than subtract the phases scores and you will get the Almutem Figuris right. All else is the same calculation as the Ezra/Zoller method.
Zoller gives short discriptions for every planet being Almutem Figuris:
"If the Almuten figuris is the Sun, the native will want to lead, express his creative power and be recognized."
"If the Moon, s/he will want to care for, be cared for, eat and make love, dream"
"If it is Mercury, s/he will be diligent in the sciences, business and communications"
"Id it is Venus s/he will be a lover of beauty, of music, of men and women etc."
"If it is Mars, s/he will fight in order to dominate"
"If it is Jupiter, s/he will philosophize and teach"
"If it is Saturn he will retire from society, investigate hidden things and suffer adversity.""
With this method I get all planets: Uranus 17, Sun 13 and Mars 12 as dominants.
With the traditional ones: Mars 12, Venus 9, Sun 9 and Jupiter 9.
In the Appleo method I get Mars 4, followed by Saturn 3 and Sun 2.
The almuten figuris I am figuring out how to get it out.
I keep it in mind, in fact because in the first method I learned to calculate dominants from a traditional astrologer he talked about 10 degrees between the angles taking into account first AC, then MC and then the rest, this method with placidus. But, it is not very different from the result by you approach it in the whole house system. In this method the dominant is the sun and its co-dominants Jupiter and the moon.
Precisely you helped me in the other thread my natal chart and I thank you, as well as Jupiterasc and Elena. But I use placidus, do you know how to interpret it with placidus?
With almuten I don't feel like I have dominant Saturn, I have saturnine things no doubt, but as dominant I don't see it. I am very optimistic, I like the public. I think my energy is more solar, martian or jupiterian, maybe even Uranian.
There are multiple methods to researchEverything is different.
My almuten figuris is Saturn according morinus, I really don't know
which method is correct.
The only thing I can see is that Mars, Sun and Jupiter are repeated in all of them.
Investigate the MASTER OF THE NATIVITY
the bound houseruler of the Predominator.
The beginning, the main, the end
the measurement standard of the whole nativity is the Master.
It makes clear what kind of person the native will be
what kind of livelihood he will have
what appearance or health one will have
and all the things that will accompany him in life.
Without this star nothing, neither occupation nor advancement
will come to anyone.
Robert Schmidt of PROJECT HINDSIGHT
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
The ship itself
the native’s life
as represented by the Predominator
The first and second Trigon Lords
aka Triplicity Lords of the Predominator
are the Winds that carry the ship to its destiny.
The third Trigon aka Triplicity Lord
symbolizes the oars that move the ship.
Oikodespotes aka Domicile Master of the chart
is the ship owner
sets the agenda or destiny for the native
under the restrictions set by the bound ruler of the Predominator.
KURIOS aka LORD OF THE NATIVITY is the CAPTAIN OF THE SHIP
aka the one responsible
to bring the ship
to the destination set by Oikodespotes aka Domicile Master.
The Ascendant sign is the “...helm...” of the ship
and represents the physical life.
Domicile Lord of the Ascendant is the Helmsman
or the First Officer of the ship.
Lot of Fortune
represents everything that befalls the native
that is not of his or her own doing.
Domicile Lord of the Lot of Fortune
represents the man on the prow of the ship
aka Second Officer
who is on the look out for things/events
that are going to befall the native.
Clearly it is crucial that the Lord of the Lot of Fortune
be able to communicate with the Domicile Master
LORD OF THE NATIVITY aka KURIOS
I'm no expert - anyone can read translated ancient texts & applyI think it would be like this,
Nativity Master Venus,
and Nativity Lord Saturn or Venus/Mars.
It can be wrong