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  Topic: Date of a Balbillus nativity
Chris Brennan

Replies: 4
Views: 453

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 7:16 pm   Subject: Date of a Balbillus nativity
Yeah, that is probably the most we can say really either way. I know sometimes in the past that I've overlooked important textual issues that could push the interpretation in one way or another, so I ...
  Topic: Length of Life, Balbilus, To Martin Gansten
Chris Brennan

Replies: 9
Views: 744

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:04 pm   Subject: Length of Life, Balbilus, To Martin Gansten
This is only tangentially related to this thread, but I was having a discussion with someone the other day that involved the two Balbilus charts, and I was wondering what your thoughts are about the d ...
  Topic: Tropical Vedic Astrology
Chris Brennan

Replies: 123
Views: 29496

Forum: Indian and Asian astrology   Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:33 pm   Subject: Tropical Vedic Astrology
The key texts are basically Medieval-era Sanskrit astronomical and philosophical works that have been influenced by Greco-Roman astronomy essentially, right? That would be the main counterpoint to the ...
  Topic: Hillary Clinton-Birth Certificate sourced?
Chris Brennan

Replies: 82
Views: 13553

Forum: Mundane Astrology & World Events   Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:30 pm   Subject: Hillary Clinton-Birth Certificate sourced?


Pisceen doubts that Penfield even made the phone call.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cphNpqKpKc4
  Topic: Predominator vs. Apheta: semantic differences
Chris Brennan

Replies: 6
Views: 3175

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:17 pm   Subject: Predominator vs. Apheta: semantic differences
Just about all of the Hellenistic astrologers switched to quadrant houses when trying to find the predominator for the length of life technique, I think because this is how it was done in the Petosiri ...
  Topic: Predominator vs. Apheta: semantic differences
Chris Brennan

Replies: 6
Views: 3175

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 2:47 am   Subject: Predominator vs. Apheta: semantic differences
The distinction is that the predominator becomes the apheta when you want to "release" it from its fixed position and allow it to move through the chart using primary directions. So it is li ...
  Topic: Flatangle Charts - High quality charts
Chris Brennan

Replies: 132
Views: 29264

Forum: News, Notices, Books, Links   Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 6:22 pm   Subject: Flatangle Charts - High quality charts

I'm not completely familiar with it, but it seems that "whole sign houses" implies slight changes to the chart's graphics. For instance, House 1 is not the Ascendant, and the Asc/MC are ne ...
  Topic: Flatangle Charts - High quality charts
Chris Brennan

Replies: 132
Views: 29264

Forum: News, Notices, Books, Links   Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:08 pm   Subject: Flatangle Charts - High quality charts
This is really nice!

I have a few questions:

1. Is there any way that you could add whole sign houses as an option? This is one of the main traditional systems of house division.

2. Could ...
  Topic: Sun near Ascendant
Chris Brennan

Replies: 20
Views: 6423

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:16 pm   Subject: Sun near Ascendant

Ptolemy also explains how this consideration is used in the determination of the seasonal (i.e., planetary) hours, so that the change from diurnal hours to nocturnal hours happens simultaneously wit ...
  Topic: Do House Traits Reflect Tropical Signs?
Chris Brennan

Replies: 86
Views: 14551

Forum: Nativities & General Astrology   Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:12 pm   Subject: Do House Traits Reflect Tropical Signs?

I find it intriguing Ptolemy discusses that ''If the Lot of Fortune also falls among the signs that cause travel''. I assumed travel was associated with the houses or planets not the signs? Could th ...
  Topic: Do House Traits Reflect Tropical Signs?
Chris Brennan

Replies: 86
Views: 14551

Forum: Nativities & General Astrology   Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:23 pm   Subject: Do House Traits Reflect Tropical Signs?
Mars is known to have an "anomalous" phase in relation to the Sun, and this is mentioned briefly in Paulus, but I'm not sure if this gets extended to the idea of travel in particular.

I ...
  Topic: 'Female nativities' in Greek/Arabic sources?
Chris Brennan

Replies: 5
Views: 1808

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:08 pm   Subject: 'Female nativities' in Greek/Arabic sources?
The main statement that I had in mind was the one that Valens makes at the end of IV, 25 where he gives hundreds of delineations for different profections when activated in a given year:

"Thes ...
  Topic: 'Female nativities' in Greek/Arabic sources?
Chris Brennan

Replies: 5
Views: 1808

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:42 pm   Subject: 'Female nativities' in Greek/Arabic sources?
Valens makes a brief statement at the end of a few of his chapters where he outlines how to delineate specific topics where he basically just says something to the effect of "and the rules are ba ...
  Topic: Lot of Basis - what are its uses?
Chris Brennan

Replies: 6
Views: 2140

Forum: Traditional (& Ancient) Techniques   Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 11:03 pm   Subject: Lot of Basis - what are its uses?

But the formula for Eros is not the distance between Fortune and Spirit, but rather the distance between Spirit and Venus, according to several sources I read:

http://www.astrology-x-files.com/x- ...
  Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Astrology Debate
Chris Brennan

Replies: 65
Views: 13970

Forum: News, Notices, Books, Links   Posted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:40 pm   Subject: Traditional vs. Modern Astrology Debate

In other words, you believe that a Venusian approach is better than a Martial or Mercurial approach to this problem? Smile

Ha.. yeah, you could say that... Or maybe it is a inclusive Moon thing vers ...
 
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