Introduction to Hellenistic Astrology Part I - Zodiac
The zodiac completes a sidereal cycle in 23.93446 hours.
The twelvefold circle has no beginning, but it is so-held to begin with Cancer.
The image of the Crab is feminine, nocturnal, changeable, watery, amphibian, notable, silent, fertile,
digging, with many limbs, two-coloured, rising backwards, lying and of the west wind.
It indicates household, travel, matters standing in the way, water, celebrations,
those who become theatrical, constantly changing, luxurious, pleasure-loving, party-giving,
unsteady of mind, those who get involved in many activities and those who say one thing, but think another,
wanderers, hucksters, retailers, moneylenders, gardeners and those who cultivate the paths.
Depending on the placement of the houseruler, men born under the influence of Cancer
are small, popular, ambitious, wealthy, travelling and wandering
because the Crab and the Moon do not walk straight,
lavish, mindful, public, cheerful, with large face, wide head, sunken eyes,
higher lower part of the body, crooked teeth, shaggy hair and dark.
Domicile of the Moon, exaltation of Jupiter, depression of Mars, it controls the chest,
the respiratory system, the upper gastrointestinal tract and the eyesight,
especially the left eye, and it indicates skin diseases on account of the rough skin
and blindness on account of the Beehive Cluster.
It is like-empowered with Taurus and like-ascending with Libra,
tall in the Northern Hemisphere and short in the Southern Hemisphere.
It is summery, hot and dry in the north, and wintry, cold and moist in the south.
Cancer commands Scorpio in the north and obeys it in the south.
Cancer controls Noumidia, Carthage, Africa, Bithynia, Phrygia and Colchica.
The back and the first two limbs are rising up to the 7th degree, the next two limbs
and the Beehive Cluster up to the 13th, the head and the next two limbs up to the 19th,
the last two limbs and the claws up to the 26th, and the pincers up to the 30th.
The first 7° belong to Mars - hostilities, dangers, travel
The next 6° belong to Venus - passionate, graceful
The next 6° belong to Mercury - intelligent, trade, speech
The next 7° belong to Jupiter - good fortune, some are religious
The final 4° belong to Saturn - irregular, restless
Eyes - Mercury and moderately Mars
Claws - Saturn and Mercury
Beehive Cluster - Mars and the Moon
Asellus Borealis and Asellus Australis - Mars and the Sun
Such, then, are the observations of the effects of the stars
as made by our predecessors.
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William Heinmann, London.
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Assuming local skies are clear
by visual observation at night
and using ALDEBARAN 15
MOON TODAY is visibly observed in local skies worldwide
in CONSTELLATION of CANCER
CANCER is the domicile aka home of THE MOON
MOON IS INGRESSING 0[FONT=Times New Roman, serif]°[/FONT]
CURRENTLY TRAVELLING FIRST DECAN
trigon SIDEREAL PISCES SUN VENUS ASSEMBLY
diameter SIDEREAL CAPRICORN JUPITER SATURN ASSEMBLY
FOR VIDEO ANIMATION WITH DESCRIPTIVE NARRATIVE
Originally Posted by petosiris
1. The gods send signs to all nations, but they are not interpret the same for the different lands,
for one they signify hot weather, for another they signify cold weather,
and for third they signify temperate weather.
2. In the same way, the like-principles of rising times and daylight
become less discernible and causative in the equatorial zones.
3. Therefore another celestial influence is causative for nativities,
rather than the terrestrial effect of weather.
Otherwise, there would be no domicile, no exaltation
and no depression for the equatorial lands.
4. The rationale of the sidereal zodiac is compatible with this hypothesis,
the rationale of the tropical zodiac is not.
for beginners unfamiliar with Sidereal Astrology
Vedic astrology is Sidereal
there are also Western Sidereal Astrologers as well
KENNETH BOWSER is a Western Sidereal Astrologer
Jim Eshelman https://www.solunars.com/viewtopic.php?t=3
MOON travels each SIGN once a month aka "...moonth..."
is not always in the same sign SIDEREALLY as Tropical
although all Astrologers
– are commenting on and making predictions
regarding THE IDENTICAL MOON in the skies
a computer generated Tropical Chart
ALWAYS differs by DEGREE occuppied by the Moon
from Sidereal DEGREE occupied by the Moon
and sometimes differs by sign as well
Sidereal location of Moon
may be confirmed BY VISUAL observation of local skies
Notice there is a minimum difference of 20°
up to a maximum of approximately 24°
between Tropical and SIDEREAL MEASUREMENT
ANY planet at 0° OF any Tropical SIGN
is SIDEREALLY between approximately 6° - 10°
to a maximum 24° of the PREVIOUS SIGN
dependent on the ayanamsha