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As we approach the beginning of the astrological year in the first house, Aries, March 21 – April 19, there are elements of this sign that are helpful to know. For example: The symbol of the sign is the Ram. The ruling planet is Mars, the element is Fire, the mantra is "I Am," the colors are Red and Golden Yellow, and the Tarot card is The Emperor. But what about the chakra, the crystal for Aries, or the essential oil? Aries is filled with passion, drive, and the desire to be number one. Aries people are confident, cheerful, and highly motivated, and they like things done now. Mostly these traits are due to the fact Aries is the first sign of the zodiac. Aries represents the seed ...

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In the context of natal astrology, each of us is born during a particular "planetary hour," which can offer important information in delineating the birth chart. In electional astrology, planetary hours can assist in finding a favorable time to engage in a particular type of activity. In predictive astrology, the Persians made use of planetary hours as "lord of the orb" when interpreting the annual solar return for individuals. In horary astrology, we pay special attention to the planetary hour of the moment the chart is cast to help determine whether it is "radical" and able to give a proper answer to our question. To quote from my most recent book, Horary Astrology: The Theory and ...

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Deborah Houlding's The Houses: Temples of the Sky presents us with a bleak picture of the Twelfth House. Holding uses sources from Hellenistic and medieval astrology to inform her interpretations. Of the Twelfth House, she says, "It is a very unfortunate house, associated with sad events, sorrow, anguish of mind, tribulation, captivity, imprisonment, persecution, hard labour, all manner of affliction and self-undoing." She also writes that the Twelfth "represents matters that are hidden, restrained, secret, incapable of action or of being fully understood."1 Modern texts are only slightly more hopeful. In The Astrologer's Handbook, Frances Sakoian and Louis S. Acker write that the people ...

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People are always misplacing things. One of the more common questions posed to astrologers has to do with finding lost objects or locating missing persons. Such an interest is not new; the literature on using astrology to find lost objects and missing people dates back a couple of millennia! In my book, Horary Astrology, you will learn the method of William Lilly, a seventeenth-century British astrloger who carefully studied all the astrological texts available to him at the time, including translations of the works of the great medieval Arabic and Persian astrologers of the Hellenistic tradition as well as those of notable European astrologers such as Guido Bonatti. (For readers ...

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