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Forum: Natal Astrology Yesterday, 09:29 PM
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Posted By david starling
Lightbulb Re: Masculine and feminine in astrology

I consider :uranus: to be the sole Domicile-ruler of Aquarius, with both a male and a female version. The ancient Greek prefix "Uran" means "of the Heavens", and it's included in both versions: The...
Forum: Traditional Astrology Yesterday, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By david starling
Smile Re: Planet temperament accord. to Lilly (vs. typical)

One correction--Lilly flourished in the 17th Century in England, not the 18th.
Forum: Traditional Astrology Yesterday, 07:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By david starling
Smile Re: Planet temperament accord. to Lilly (vs. typical)

This is a revival of ancient Hermetic teachings, just as there has been a revival of ancient Hellenistic and Renaissance astrology.
Forum: Aspects & configurations Yesterday, 05:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By david starling
Smile Re: Saturn symbol of opposition

If I convert local time to GMT and account for the rate of change in declination for each placement, I can use the astrobank declination for any date. It's set for 0 hours GMT.

It would be nice if...
Forum: Other Astrology Yesterday, 08:56 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 793
Posted By david starling
Question Re: Virgo represents our femininity

Fire and Air signs are assertive, especially Fire.. Earth and Water signs are acceptant, especially Water.

Culturally, men are expected to be assertive, and women are expected to be acceptant. ...
Forum: Other Astrology Yesterday, 06:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 793
Posted By david starling
Re: Virgo represents our femininity

The male dominated medical profession arose after female herbalist healers were burned as "witches" or imprisoned. Johan Kepler's mother was an herbalist, and he had to use his position as royal...
Forum: Fixed stars, asteroids and other cosmic objects Yesterday, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By david starling
Re: R136a1 biggest star is part of a cluster

Interesting that its longitudinal position is being tracked in the tropical zodiac.

What year did it ingress tropical Aquarius?
Forum: Fixed stars, asteroids and other cosmic objects Yesterday, 05:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By david starling
Smile Re: R136a1 biggest star is part of a cluster

Modern astronomy says it's currently 71.6 years for a precessional degree. It's believed to be in a faster period now, with the averaged out figure of 72 years.

As for when the sidereal Age of...
Forum: Other Astrology Yesterday, 04:02 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 793
Posted By david starling
Smile Re: Virgo represents our femininity

Although I have no planets in Virgo, I'm quite fond of people I know with their Sun in the Sign.

I'm also the only astrologer I know of who uses the exalted ancient Greek goddess Pallas Athena as...
Forum: Aspects & configurations Yesterday, 03:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By david starling
Smile Re: Saturn symbol of opposition

I just looked up some opinions about it, and one article says contra-parallels are more effective than parallels.
Forum: Aspects & configurations Yesterday, 03:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By david starling
Smile Re: Saturn symbol of opposition

Saturn makes a good ally because it always tells the truth, no matter how grim. And like the rattlesnake, it gives fair warning before it strikes. :wink:

You say "closely parallel". Does it...
Forum: Traditional Astrology Yesterday, 03:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 485
Posted By david starling
Smile Re: Planet temperament accord. to Lilly (vs. typical)

We must have a melancholic temperament as a nation, because we'd be nowhere without coffee!

But, the Nordic countries drink twice as much per capita. Even Canadians drink more than us.
Forum: Aspects & configurations 05-15-2022, 10:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By david starling
Smile Re: Saturn symbol of opposition

Saturn's my frenemy.
Forum: Other Astrology 05-15-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 793
Posted By david starling
Re: Virgo represents our femininity

Factor in Pallas Athena as representative of Virgo, and you could have been wearing a warrior's garb! She was about producing a bountiful harvest, and credited with the invention of the plow pulled...
Forum: Aspects & configurations 05-15-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By david starling
Question Re: Saturn symbol of opposition

Got it. Here's a teaching moment.

Without precisely adjusting for time of birth relative to 0 GMT, and looking at Albert's Mercury/Saturn longitudinal conjunction, Mercury was within 1 degree...
Forum: Aspects & configurations 05-15-2022, 08:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By david starling
Question Re: Saturn symbol of opposition

Anyone know of a free online web site for natal charts of well-known people that includes declination?
Forum: Aspects & configurations 05-15-2022, 05:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By david starling
Smile Re: Saturn symbol of opposition

Albert Einstein had Mercury tight conjunct Saturn in Aries in H10. Here's a quote: "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."

(That's a longitudinal conjunction, incidentally....
Forum: Aspects & configurations 05-15-2022, 05:08 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By david starling
Re: Saturn symbol of opposition

I think what you're saying is, don't blame the messenger, and disregard Saturn's messages at your own peril.
Forum: Aspects & configurations 05-15-2022, 04:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By david starling
Re: Saturn symbol of opposition

Those who CAN'T deal with it properly are the real problem. Not Saturn itself.
Forum: Aspects & configurations 05-15-2022, 04:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By david starling
Smile Re: Saturn symbol of opposition

Instead of "agreement or disagreement"?

You have a very elegant way of explaining things!
Forum: Aspects & configurations 05-15-2022, 03:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By david starling
Smile Re: Saturn symbol of opposition

Saturn has a "my way or the highway" attitude, more so than others. Best to let Saturn have its way, or find a means of getting around it, imo.
Forum: Aspects & configurations 05-15-2022, 03:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 549
Posted By david starling
Smile Re: Saturn symbol of opposition

Thanks Osa, for the clarification. I should have used the terminology "Agreement and "Disagreement" concerning the what the overall nature of the chart should be, involving communication between...
Forum: Other Astrology 05-14-2022, 08:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 84
Posted By david starling
Smile Re: Virgo and Cancer as the Ultra feminine signs

The goddess of Justice, holding the balance scale, is the full depiction of Libra.

The Babylonian image for Aquarius was originally just an overflowing basin. The full depiction is a person...
Forum: Natal Astrology 05-14-2022, 08:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By david starling
Smile Re: Why is Pisces, Virgo and Cancer considered the most feminine zodiac signs

Since this is Sun-sign astrology, the 3 signs mentioned are more likely to adapt to, and to accommodate the needs of others, which is considered "feminine" in our culture.
Forum: Natal Astrology 05-14-2022, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By david starling
Smile Re: Why is Pisces, Virgo and Cancer considered the most feminine zodiac signs

There are 3 "Earth" signs. There are 3 physical environments of the planet Earth, and, the Earth signs tend to focus on the physical.

"Fixed" Earth is the most solid, and is represented by the...
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