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Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:17 pm    Post subject: Abel Haatan - On Marriage Reply with quote

I came across a pdf book written by Abel Haatan 'Traité d'Astrologie Judiciaire', easily found with a Google search. Published in Paris in 1895, it is divided in 3 Books covering the basics. The 3rd Book provides some interpretations and aphorisms.
I could not find much information about this astrologer except that he was a student of Charles Barlet (1838-1909) atypical character of the Belle-epoque, companion of Papus, but fallen into oblivion. In 1880, he became a member of the Theosophical Society. In 1885, he was a member of the Hermetic Brotherhood of Luxor (London) and was the representant in France. He was also a Kabbalist and a Rosicrucian.
He said, quotes "Do not call me master, I am only a old student."

In Book 3, Chapter XVIII he answers some questions on marriage.

The signifiers of marriage are for men:
1 ° The Moon and Venus;
2 ° House VII;
3 ° His ruler
4 ° The planet or planets which occupy House VII.

The foreshadows that we draw from the position and quality of these significators are as follows:

1. Will the consultant desire or hate marriage, and will he or she take a wife or husband or remain celibate?
2. Will he get his wife easily or with great difficulty?
3. What will be the time of his marriage?
4. Will he get married several times?
5. Who will be his wife?
6. What riches will it bring him?
7. Where will he take her?
8. What will the agreement be between the spouses?

1. Will the consultant desire or hate marriage, and will he or she take a wife or remain celibate?

For the first question, we must carefully consider the significators and see how they are affected. Thus, if Venus and the Moon are in a sterile sign (Virgo, Leo, Gemini) and in one of the places cadents of the figure (houses III, VI, IX, XII) the consultant will not marry, and if thanks to other influences there is marriage, he will surely be sterile.
This effect is quite evident when the other significators are found in sterile signs and in cadent houses.
When these significators, and mainly the Moon and Venus, are not so disposed, it is necessary to examine whether one of these planets is not united with powerful Saturn, while the other is in sterile sign and in cadent place. There again there is an omen of celibacy.
However, it is necessary to examine the nature and the provisions of the other significant factors.
When Venus is in opposition or in quadrature with Saturn, there is a good chance that the consultant will remain celibate, especially if the Moon is in sterile sign and cadent place.
The opposition and the quadrature of the Moon with Saturn have much less action, since they require to produce the same effect that Venus is in sterile sign.

Question 2. Will he get his wife easily or with great difficulty?

The more or less difficulty that the consultant will experience in getting married is indicated by the dignity of the significators. If they are powerful and occupy favorable places, the marriage will be easy. Otherwise, when they are debilitated and we hesitate even to know if the consultant will get married, we can predict with certainty that in any case it will only be with great difficulty.

Question 3 - What will be the time of her marriage?

If we want to know at what time of life the consultant will get married, we must consider the positions occupied in the celestial figure by the significators and mainly by the Moon. If they are Oriental with respect to the Sun and occupy the Eastern quadrants, they indicate youth. If on the contrary they are Occidental and occupy the Western quadrants, marriage will not be contracted until very late.
In addition, we examine the movement of the significators; when they are direct and fast, marriage will take place in adolescence, while if they are retrograde, slow, or stationary, it will only occur in the latter part of life.
Finally this epoch can also be determined by the direction of the house VII to the bodies or the rays of the Moon and Venus.

Question 4 Will he get married several times?

- We consider all the significators, and, if all or most of them have watery, that is to say, fertile signs, we can generally predict that the consultant will have several wives.
In any case, the Moon and Venus are in this matter the most powerful signifiers, to such an extent that the Moon placed in the 7th house, whatever the sign of the rest, suggests that there will be several wives, to unless it is very strongly imbued with the rays of Mars and Saturn.

Finally, before making a judgment, one should consult the following aphorisms:
Aphorism I. - The Moon conjoined with a single planet either exactly or approximately presages a single wife.
Aphorism II. - If no planet is conjoined with the Moon, it is necessary to find out which ones, direct, free from the rays of the Sun, without detriment and without fall, look exactly at it. The Sun is neglected in this operation. We then examine the signs occupied by these planets, because the fertile and the bicorporeal double the number of wives.
Aphorism III. - If they are lacking, we examine how many direct and free planets of combustion there are between the Midheaven and Venus, and there will be as many wives as will be found progressing from the Midheaven towards the Eastern horizon.
Aphorism IV. - Finally, if these planets are retrograde or combust but occupying their dignity, we will be able, in the absence of others, to draw the omen.
Thus in Sébastien Froschelius' horoscope (a 17th century theologian) we find three direct and free planets of combustion which therefore presage three wives.
Aphorism V. - When we cannot use the preceding rules, we must find out which planets are exactly looking at the ruler of the seventh house and rely on their number, whether direct or combust, to determine the number of wives.
Observation. - When the Moon is joined to a single planet, two cases can occur. In one, the planet is more powerful than the Moon, which indicates that the husband will perish before his wife; in the other, on the contrary, the Moon is the most powerful, and the husband will survive.

Question 5. Who will be his wife?

- All the attention must be focused here on the planets which look at the Moon by conjunction or any other aspect, because it is according to them that it is necessary to pronounce.

Saturn applying by body or aspect to the Moon indicates a Saturnian wife who will be hardworking, taciturn, serious, thoughtful and thrifty, if it is well aspected, but gloomy, morose, suspicious, depraved, envious and stubborn if it is badly aspected.
With Jupiter well aspected, she will be pious, gentle, chaste, noble, honest and thrifty; if it is badly aspected, it will possess the same virtues, but simulated, imperfect and united to a certain defect.
With Mars well aspected, she will be intelligent, bold, not supporting servitude and insults, eager for revenge and domination, irritable, etc. ; if it is badly aspected, she will be quarrelsome, proud, rebellious, violent, spendthrift and infamous.
Venus, well aspected, makes her beautiful, graceful, gentle, affable, honest; badly aspected, she grants him the same thing, but there is a certain imperfection mingled with it.
Mercury, well aspected, makes her witty, prudent, eloquent, sagacious and very suitable for cooking; badly aspected, he makes her cunning, malicious, lying, changeable, hypocritical.
Luminaries are neglected.
We must also take into account the signs occupied by the significators.

Question 6 What riches will she bring him?

- Here again it is necessary to consider the planets which are conjunct with the Moon or which regard it by any aspect.
They grant in fact, according to their dignity in the celestial figure, the goods which are proper to them. In general, the beneficial heralds wealth and fame, while the evil ones promise only poverty. Those who occupy the 7th house are the most important.

Here are some special cases:
1. The ruler of House VII placed in X promises a noble wife.
2. The ruler of house II in VII or vice versa announces that she will be rich and opulent.
3. On the contrary, the ruler of VII in XII or vice versa promises her poor and obscure.
4. When the ruler of house VII is in XII or that of the house II in VII, and they are well aspected and powerful, they presage a very rich wife and to whom will return many inheritances.
5. When the ruler of VII is in XII or vice versa, and afflicted by an evil conjunction or ray from Saturn, the wife will be old and misshapen; if instead of Saturn we have Mars in the same conditions, she will be dishonest, infamous and debauched.
6. The ruler of house VII in VI, or vice versa, being badly affected, announces that she will be sick.

Question 7 Where will he take her?

- When the significators obtain the signs of the journeys, like the house III or the house IX, or occupy foreign signs (peregrines), that is to say not to be found in any of their dignities, the astrologers judge that the consultant will lead his wife away from her homeland.

Question 8 What will be the agreement between the spouses?

- Regarding the understanding that must reign between the spouses, it is necessary, as much as possible, to consult their two genitures. If the two luminaries look at each other through beneficial aspects, and this in both themes, they presage concord. Otherwise, they predict hatred and continual arguments.
In the event that it would be impossible to obtain the two genitures, the following procedure should be followed:
1 ° It will be necessary to consider first of all the planets which indicate the number of wives, and, if they are benevolent and look at the Moon by a good aspect, they will promise a reciprocal love, a perfect union.
2 ° If, on the contrary, the planets are evil and gaze at the Moon with a bad aspect, any union will be impossible between the spouses.
3 ° If a beneficial planet looks at the Moon badly, the deal will be poor but pretty good. On the contrary, if an evil planet looks at the Moon from a good aspect, the agreement will be poor but inclining more towards disunity.

Marriage for a female geniture. - For women, the signifiers of marriage are:
1. The Sun and Mars.
2. House VII and its ruler
3. The planet or planets that occupy this house.
By the arrangement, the quality and the place of these significators, one obtains all the omens while conforming to the course followed for a male geniture. However, we will observe that in any examination we must replace the Moon by the Sun, and Venus by Mars.

From the ruler of geniture (See the Table of Dignities of Ptolemy)
Firmicus says that the ruler of the sign immediately following the one the Moon occupies at the time of birth is the ruler of geniture. Thus, if in a nativity the Moon is in Aries, it is Venus who will be endowed with this quality, since Taurus is her house. If it is in Taurus, it will be Mercury ruler of Gemini. Finally the Moon and the Sun cannot be raised to this dignity.

This was not the opinion of Ptolemy followed by the Arabs.
He searches for the essential dignities of the planets in five places called hylegiacs and considers as ruler of the geniture the planet which is there the most dignified. These five places are the ascendant, the place of the Sun, the place of the Moon, the Midheaven and the Part of fortune. Garcceus adds to it the degree of opposition or conjunction of lights, immediately preceding birth. Luminaries cannot be elevated to this dignity because of their importance and the judgment on all things that come out of them.
The Sun and Moon by themselves represent half of the dignities.
This ruler is of the greatest importance in the judgment of the geniture. According to its nature, one presages in fact of all the life, of manners, of the complexion or temperament of the body. For that, one must examine the quality of its relations with the other stars and determine which ones are favorable or unfavorable to it. We must also observe the nature of the sign it occupies.
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Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there any explanation for the frontispiece of Morin? It doesn't sound much like his style of astrology.
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Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the memories of the family picture Martin,
In his book he cites Ptolemy, Junctin de Florence, Morin de Villefranche, Robert Fludd and Garceaus mostly. which appears to be the filiation he draws from.
I would say at large the Rosicrucians.
Well that's the 19th Century, Kabbalists and Occultists were not too far away in the lineage.
In the French world, early 20th Century, Max Heindel, a Danish-American Christian occultist, astrologer, and mystic is the last one I remember to have survived in popularity.
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