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The relatively recent rediscovery of Hellenistic astrology has led to a resurgence in the use of the Lot of Spirit by astrologers, but up until now there has been no commonly agreed upon glyph or symbol to use in order to represent this point in astrological charts or computer programs. I would like to rectify […]

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Did Ptolemy Use Whole Sign Houses?

Published on December 8, 2011 by in Techniques

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The question of Ptolemy’s preferred method of house division came up on the discussion forum on Skyscript recently. I said that I had always thought that Robert Schmidt did an adequate job in his translation of the Tetrabiblos in pointing out the instances in which Ptolemy clearly employed whole sign houses. I suggested that anyone […]

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A full translation of the Anthology of the 2nd century astrologer Vettius Valens was released online yesterday for free. The translator is a retired classics scholar named Mark Riley, who posted a PDF of the translation on his website (here is a direct link to the PDF). Riley’s name is familiar to those in the […]

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The glyphs or symbols that are commonly used by modern astrologers to represent the planets and signs of the zodiac were only firmly established in the Middle Ages.  While there is evidence that some of these glyphs may have evolved out of certain symbols that were used during the late Hellenistic tradition, and some possibly […]

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It has been quite a while since I’ve done any updates to this blog, or to the Hellenistic Astrology Website in general for that matter, although I’m happy to announce that I will be returning to the project and redoubling my efforts in the near future. The first step is a round of website updates, […]

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Meredith Garstin and I created a couple of YouTube videos in order to show people how to setup their computers so that they can type words in ancient Greek on their keyboard. We created one video in order to show users how to setup their keyboards so that they can type in Greek for users […]

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Hellenistic Astrology Blog Launched

Published on August 19, 2008 by in Site news

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I launched www.HellenisticAstrology.com a few days ago, and although I’m still working on the rest of the site I thought that it would be a good idea to set up the blog. In this section we will have articles, news and updates about all things related to Hellenistic astrology. Stay tuned for articles from some […]

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