Encyclopedia Entries on Medical Astrology

Hyleg

© 2002 J. Lee Lehman, Ph.D. Published in: Lewis, James R. 2003. The Astrology Book. Visible Ink: Detroit.

The Hyleg (Arabic), Apheta (Greek), Prorogator (Latin), or Giver of Life, was a planet or point that was calculated as part of the process to evaluate both the life expectancy, and periods when the Native was at mortal risk. When this point was directed (using what we would now call primary directions) to an Anareta (or killing point – there may be more than one), or vice versa, death occurs. Early versions such as that of the Roman astrologer Babillusi allowed any planet to be Hyleg; later versions restricted the Hyleg (except under relatively rare circumstances) to being one of the hylegical points: Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or Part of Fortune.


House placement is critical to the definition of the Hyleg. The earliest Greek houses were what we would now call whole sign: if the Ascendant was in Cancer, then the first house was Cancer, regardless of the degree of the Ascendant. This is similar to traditional Vedic usage as well. In this system, the words “sign” and “house” become literally interchangeable, as in, “The Sun is in his own house” being equivalent to saying “The Sun is in Leo.” Ptolemy, who represents the later Greek period, used equal houses from the Ascendant, where the 1st House was comprised of the region from 5º before the Ascendant, through 25º after. Each of the following houses was constructed the same way. Using this definition, Ptolemy then defined the prorogational or hylegical places, or houses: the 1st, 7th, 9th, 10th and 11th Houses.ii Before we proceed, we need to also mention that in Ptolemy’ s definition, the Part of Fortune was always taken using the daytime formula: unlike many classical sources, he did not reverse the calculation by day and by night.iii

In calculations of the Hyleg, the general procedure is to examine particular hylegical points in a given sequence. Determine if the first planet or point in question is in a hylegical house. If it is, and it meets all other specified criteria, then that body or point is declared the Hyleg, and the procedure ends. If it is not, then the next body or point in the sequence is examined, then the next, as necessary.

Ptolemy’ s method begins with no provision other than whether the body or point is in a prorogational or hylegical place. The sequence of placements examined depends on whether the chart is diurnal or nocturnal.

If diurnal: examine first the Sun, then the Moon, then the planet which has the most types of rulership (all five essential dignities) over the Sun, the prenatal New Moon, and the Ascendant. If none of these bodies or points is in a prorogational house, then the Ascendant is Prorogator or Hyleg.

If nocturnal: the Moon, then the Sun, then the planet which has the most types of rulership (all five essential dignities) over the Moon, the prenatal Full Moon, and the Part of Fortune. If none of these bodies is in a prorogational house, then the Ascendant is Prorogator or Hyleg if the prenatal syzygy (i.e., lunation) was a New Moon; otherwise if the prenatal syzygy was a Full Moon, use the Part of Fortune as Hyleg.

Ptolemy then uses the Prorogator and principally its aspects to benefic and malefic planets to calculate the length of life.iv

By contrast, here is the system of calculation according to Bonatti.v At Bonatti’ s time, we also need to specify what ‘placement in a house’ meant. Bonatti did not use 30º houses. In his system, if a body was on the cadent side of an angle, it was still angular if it was within 7º of the cusp. If was on the angular side of a succedent house, it was still succedent if it was within 5º of the cusp. And if a planet was on the succedent side of a cadent house, it was still cadent if it was within 3º of the cusp. In this table, the Hyleg is found once a statement is true. In other words, once you come to a true statement, stop looking: you’ ve found your Hyleg.

1

The Sun in 1st,10th,or 11th House in a masculine or feminine sign.

2

The Sun in 7th, 8th, or 9th House in a masculine sign only.

3

Moon is in an angular house or in a Succedent house; & in a feminine sign, & possessing any of the 4 dignities: exaltation, trip, term, or rulership.

4

Born on a waxing Moon: examine the dispositors of the Ascendant. If any of its dispositors also aspects the Ascendant, the Hyleg is the Ascendant, otherwise check Fortuna for an aspecting dispositor.

5

Born on a waning Moon examine the dispositors of Fortuna. If any of its dispositors also aspects Fortuna, then use Fortuna as Hyleg; if not, check the Ascendant for an aspecting dispositor.

6

If all else fails see what planet has dignity in the degree of the New or Full Moon before birth.

7

If none of these work then the chart is a 3rd differentia and child will die before age 12

While this might look like a very rigorous system, there is actually one point of ambiguity. In Bonatti’ s original definition, it was not stated that the Sun or Moon, in order to be Hyleg, also had to aspect one of its dispositors. The necessity for an aspect between any potential Hyleg and one of its dispositors was made in Omar of Tiberius’ commentary,vi but it was initially unclear whether this was simply a variation introduced by Omar, or whether it reflected Bonatti’ s actual usage. With the availability of more classical sources, we can now be reasonably sure that Bonatti simply gave a slightly abbreviated version of his actual working definition.vii

While this might seem like a relatively minor point, its significance is that one study of the efficacy of the various classical definitions of the Hyleg was done, using the data from the shootings in the classroom in Dunblane, Scotland, in which about half the students were killed, and half were not. Penny Shelton compared methods from Ptolemy, Dorotheus, Bonatti, Lilly, Gadbury and Coley, and found the Bonatti system to be the most satisfactory in predicting which of the children lived, and which died.viii However, Shelton did not incorporate the necessity for the Sun or the Moon to aspect a dispositor to be counted as Hyleg. So perhaps this particular restriction needs reexamination.

The later methods of Lilly, Gadbury and Coley that Shelton included represent various simplifications of the older system. Later, the simplifications became even more extreme: for one thing, all the earlier definitions were dependent on the five essential dignities, and this became impractical once these dignities were forgotten.

In the Arabic period, the calculation of the Hyleg and its derivatives became the principal system for evaluating the length of life. In the Hellenistic Period, this function was instead derived from the position of the Ascendant.ix

The calculation of the length of life proceeds as follows. First, we need to examine the Alc[h]ocoden, which is the Almuten of the Hyleg in the case of the Sun or Moon, or the planet which is the aspecting dispositor (see above in the definitions) for the Ascendant and Part of Fortune (also the Sun and the Moon, if you require this as part of your definition). The Alcocoden is also called the Giver of Years in English.

We then examine the condition of the Alchocoden with respect to the Table of Years given below. If it is essentially dignified (and I would include only the major dignities here; i.e., Rulership, Exaltation and Triplicity) and angular, then according to this first step, the Native’ s life span is enumerated from the “old years” column. As the transition occurs to lesser dignity to no dignity, and Succedent to Cadent, then the starting point shifts to one of the other columns.

The final stage, as given by Omar of Tiberius, is to examine whether the Alchocoden is aspected by either the Benefics or Malefics. In either case, an aspect results in either adding or subtracting the lesser number

Table _. Table of Years. After Gadbury, page 92.

Old Years

Mean Years

Least Years

Saturn

57

43

30

Jupiter

79

45

12

Mars

66

40

15

Sun

120

69

19

Venus

82

45

8

Mercury

76

48

20

Moon

108

66

25

To get a better feel for how well this works, I’ ve taken the data for a series of Czars, with the results as follows in Table _. While there are a couple of very close hits, overall, the system is not one that I would pick for staking my reputation! One of the reasons I picked this particular set is that, with the exception of Nicholas II, none were really subject to the modern understanding of hygiene and allopathic trauma care, which arguably could have thrown off the longevity compared to traditional expectations.

Table _. Longevity expectations for Czars of Russia.

Czar

Hyleg

Alchocoden

Alch. Years

+/- aspects

Expected Years

Actual Years

Peter I

Asc

Mars

40

+12

52

51

Paul I*

Sun

Saturn

57

-15+8+12

62

46

Alexander I

Fortuna

Jupiter

45

n/a

45

47

Alexander II*

Sun

Venus

82

-15-30+12

49

62

Alexander III

Asc

Mercury

48

-15 +8

43

49

Nicholas II*

Sun

Venus

45

+12

57

50

* Assassinated.

When freed from being a system of precise longevity calculation, the system does provide some very useful information. Clearly, a person who shows a short to medium longevity is more likely to have serious health consequences earlier in life than a person with greater longevity. This can translate into the necessity of paying more attention to bodily symptoms so that serious conditions are not the only necessary outcome.

Medical Astrology

© 2002 J. Lee Lehman, Ph.D.

There are two completely different components to medical astrology: that which belongs in nativities, and that which is done through interrogations. Both parts have their genesis in Hellenistic astrology.

Nativities:

The early medical applications in nativities involved the following:

  1. The general calculation of the length of life through the Apheta, a calculation that later become known as the Hyleg. See Hyleg.

  2. The sign position of the Sun could indicate the nature of infirmities, or even death if sufficiently afflicted.x

  3. Sickness could also be generally interpreted through the delineation of the 6th House.xi

  4. Bodily form and temperament could, to a certain extent, indicate particular tendencies toward particular health conditions, as well as ideas for living a more successfully healthy life. This interfaced to astrology, because astrological methods of computing temperaments were developed. See Temperaments.

  5. The calculation of planetary periods of the life, which could have health considerations as well as more general ones, such as riches, marriage, children, etc.xii

Sign Position of the Sun:

The signs were assigned to parts of the body, as follows:

Table __. Parts of the body assigned to the signs of the zodiac.xiii

Aries

Head, face

Taurus

Neck

Gemini

Shoulders, arms and hands

Cancer

The breasts and stomach

Leo

Heart and back

Virgo

Intestines

Libra

Kidneys, small of the back, genitals

Scorpio

Bladder, reproductive organs

Sag

Hips, thighs

Capr

Bones, skin, knees, teeth

Aquar

Shins, ankles

Pisces

Feet

Thus, the Sun in Sagittarius could mean possible weakness of the hips, or the region of the hips.

The planets were also assigned parts of the body, which generally overlapped with their traditional sign rulerships.

Table __. Parts of the body assigned to the traditional planets.xiv

Saturn

Bones, knees, spleen, teeth

Jupiter

Arteries, blood, lungs, ribs, sides, veins, reproductive seed

Mars

Gall bladder, kidneys, reproductive organs, veins

Sun

Left eye (women), right eye (men), heart, sinews

Venus

Kidneys, small of the back, reproductive organs and seed, throat

Mercury

Brain, hands, tongue

Moon

Left eye (men), right eye (women), brain, bladder, stomach, bowels, womb

These planetary rulerships would be utilized either to delineate the effects through house rulership, or if a planet were particularly compromised in the chart.

The 6th House:

In the Arabic and Latin Medieval periods, the 6th House emerged as a focal point for the delineation of illness. xv The Ruler of the 6th House and especially its debilities could show something about the frequency and severity of illness, especially when that ruler was afflicted by primary direction.

The Periods of Life:

The periods of life were not primarily or exclusively a medical technique. They were used to examine the predominant planetary influence of any given period, much like the Vedic system of Dhasas or Bhuktis.

Death:

As for death, the sign of the 8th House was understood to have something to do with the means or manner of death, although this was usually counted as the 8th from the Part of Fortune, not the Ascendant.xvi In the extant horoscopes from the Hellenistic period, references to death far outnumber references to accidents or disease: this is especially interesting since the average person presumably has multiple illnesses and only one death!

Interrogations:

The other primary system for using medical astrology involves interrogations, which are better known as horary, event and electional astrology.

The form of delineation is the same for the horary question, “What is the cause of my illness? What will be the course of the disease?” as for the delineation of any event known as a decumbiture. A decumbiture is a moment of health crisis, of which the following are typical:

  • An acute event, such as a heart attack, stroke, breaking a bone, or having a car accident
  • The time for checking into a hospital
  • The time that a diagnostic procedure is performed
  • The time that the patient is given a diagnosis
  • Waking up in the morning and finding that you are sick and cannot (should not?) get out of bed
  • Having that feeling that this time, the flu has really got you, even though you don’ t experience full-blown symptoms, but only something like a tickling in your throat

In all event (decumbiture) charts, the 1st House is given to the patient. In horary questions about health conditions, the 1st House is for the person asking the question. When a person asks his or her own question, this is no problem. But when a question is asked about another person (or an animal, for example), the chart may need to be turned. The exception is that if a person asks on behalf of someone else, i.e., when the person asking is acting as the “agent” for the patient, then the patient is considered the 1st House, and the technical Querent (person asking the question) is ignored. If this is not the case, then the chart is turned to give the patient to the house that most closely indicates the patient’ s relationship to the Querent: as to the 5th House if the Querent is the parent of the patient, etc.

Before proceeding with the delineation, one of the things we need to know is whether the disease is physical, mental, or spiritual. Table _ compares some of the astrological indicators of physical vs. mental or spiritual disease.

Table _. Typical configurations for physical and mental diseases, as described by Lilly and others.xvii

Physical

Mental/Spiritual

Ascendant and Moon afflicted; their rulers not afflicted.

The Ascendant and the Moon not afflicted; but their rulers afflicted.

Mars or Saturn afflicting the Moon, but not the Ascendant.

Mars or Saturn afflicting the Ascendant, but not the Moon.

Jupiter in the 1st or 6th

Ruler of the 9th or 12th in the 6th (witchcraft)

Ruler of the 1st in the 6th

Ruler of the 6th is Mercury (witchcraft)

Moon or Ruler of the Ascendant in the 12th.

Ruler of the Moon or Ascendant in the 12th.

The debate in classical medical astrology was about whether the Moon and the Ascendant, or their rulers, represented the body or the mind. However, the presence of a 12th House influence was an argument for witchcraft. Witchcraft in those days was believed to be a spiritual affliction. In modern parlance, we would translate the use of “witchcraft” as involuntary coercion, a psychological affliction.

Before we can examine this classification, we need to define the astrological houses that are used in beginning a medical horary analysis.xviii

  • The 1st House represents the health and vitality of the patient/Querent.
  • The 5th House shows the liver, and what virtue(s) are disrupted.
  • The 6th House shows the disease.
  • The 7th House shows the health care practitioner
  • The 8th House shows the possibility of the death of the patient
  • The 10th House shows either the method of cure, or the diagnostic method or technique, depending on the nature of the question.

The normal diagnosis assumes a condition of physical disease. While there are literally thousands of aphorisms that apply to medical astrologyxix, the basic rules are fairly simple. Among the most important rules are:

  • The Moon represents acute conditions (ones that are less than ninety days in duration); the Sun chronic ones. All the rules that are given as applying to the Moon are subsequently interpreted according to the placement of the Sun after 90 days.xx
  • It is better to have as little relationship as possible between the 1st and 8th Houses, and the Moon and the 8th House. When there are ties between these, it is an indication of death.xxi We define death as meaning that the person would have died in the 17th Century, prior to the advent of modern medical crisis procedures. Nowadays, we would call this a life-threatening illness, and it can still mean death.
  • A relationship between the 1st and 6th Houses means that the patient is the “cause” of his or her own disease.xxii This usually translates to a lifestyle choice or decision, like eating the wrong foods or ignoring a serious food allergy, taking a drug that provokes a reaction, or having to cope with too much stress.
  • A relationship between the 6th and 8th Houses means that there is a danger of the patient having the disease unto death, meaning that the patient is likely to still have the condition at death. This does not mean the patient dies as a result of this condition.xxiii

In both decumbiture and medical electional delineation, the basic procedure is to look for an improvement in the patient (1st), quite probably as a result of the treatment protocol (10th), without putting the patient in danger (8th), and without allowing the disease to become chronic (6th).

In electional, it is still common to be asked to elect a time for surgery, or other medical procedures. Let’s begin with some basic considerations.

  • Know your disease or condition. In order to elect a proper time, you need to understand the context of the condition in question. This includes:

    • What is the purpose of the procedure? Is it meant to diagnose, or to cure?

    • What part of the body is being affected? Right or left?

    • What are the odds of survival of the procedure? Obviously, you must apply much more care if there is only a 30 % chance or survival, compared to 99.97 %!

    • What days of the week/ times of the day does the health care provider operate?

    • How long is the procedure?

    • Is anesthesia given? General or local?

    • How long is the typical recuperation period?

  • Consider the condition of the Moon. The Moon is unequivocally the paramount concern in all medical charts. In surgery, the cardinal law is never to cut those portions of the body that are ruled by the sign of the Moon.
  • Consider the qualities of the angles. Do you want cardinal, fixed, or mutable, according to the nature of what you are electing.

Oftentimes, the best service the electional astrologer can perform is to scan a period of time, such as several weeks, looking for the best possible time within the range of times specified by the health care practitioner. This involves eliminating the worst times, leaving times that, while perhaps not ideal, are at least acceptable.

Temperaments

© 2002 J. Lee Lehman, Ph.D.

The theory of temperaments or complexions incorporated four basic qualities: Hot, Cold, Wet, and Dry. These four qualities varied by season, gender, age, and person. The ideal of Hippocrates was to lead a balanced life, because if the body is balanced, then disease is less likely to take hold. The method of creating balance was diet and regimen, which meant life style issues such as frequency and type of exercise, time of eating, and sleep patterns.xxiv

The entire ancient scheme was based on the four qualities: Hot, Cold, Wet and Dry. “Hot” and “Cold” were one pair – “Wet” and “Dry” the other. From a behavioral perspective, “Hot” is exactly what you would expect from the common parlance: someone who reacts vigorously to anything even remotely perceived as an attack. “Hot under the collar” is exactly on target. A “Cold” type is basically lethargic, or slow to react, often perceived as being unemotional, but “slow to react” would actually be closer. The expression “cool under pressure” is also a good fit.

“Dry” represents anything with a discrete shape or structure, while something “Wet” adapts its shape to the container. “Dry” thinking is characterized by making distinctions, while “Wet” thinking sees connections. A new example of Wet thinking is “hyper-linking:” the World Wide Web is definitely Wet! A Dry thinker is more easily swayed by intellectual argument than by passion. A Wet thinker fits emotion into the picture. Dryness is the position that this moment is unique, that reality can be “objectively” known.” Yet one other way to contrast the two is to say that the epitome of Dry thinking is clarity and the epitome of Wet thinking is ambiguity. And yes! The very process of attempting to explain the concept is Dry!

Each of the four qualities actually represents a cluster of concepts. For example, the qualities Hot and Cold do not represent extremes of a temperature continuum, as we would define them. They represent qualities of energy, where Hot represents high energy or physical heat, and Cold represents low energy or physical Cold. But these qualities are opposites in a critically different way from the way we normally envision them. Take temperature. From a purely chemical perspective, molecules in a hotter gas vibrate more rapidly on average than molecules in a colder gas. Mixing Hot and Cold gases will produce an intermediate result. In other words, in our thinking the “Cold” portion is completely canceled out by a portion of the “Hot” component. But this is not how it works – at least as far as the qualities, and not chemistry, is concerned! Opposites do not cancel each other out!

Thus, people have Hot and Cold qualities simultaneously. In fact, having “half and half” would be to manifest equal quantities of each, not to have a “zero-sum state” in which “Hot” cancels “Cold,” perhaps producing lukewarm.

Finally, this is where Astrology comes in. Hippocrates put forward a workable theory of qualities, but other than general distinctions of age, gender, and physical appearance, he had no way to classify a person as having a particular make-up. We do. By using the chart, we can actually calculate the temperament type. Further, this result can then be used in a host of ways, including to establish a diet and exercise plan that truly supports well being.

We finally get something we can sink our teeth into, because Astrology eventually became the preferred mode for distinguishing the general constitution from its components, or humors.

There are several possibilities for the computation of the temperament type. The general definition includes the following components. xxv

1. Sign of Ascendant

2. Planet ruling Ascendant

3. Planets aspecting Ascendant

4. Moon sign and phase

5. Planets aspecting Moon

6. Quarter of Year

7. Lord/Lady of Geniture

8. Lord/Lady of Moon

Each component is assigned qualities as follows:

1. Signs:

Fire Hot and Dry

Air Hot and Wet

Earth Cold and Dry

Water Cold and Wet

2. The Moon is classified by phase.

New to 1st Quarter Hot and Wet

1st Quarter to Full Hot and Dry

Full to last Quarter Cold and Dry

last Quarter to New Cold and Wet

3. Seasons are classified as follows.

Spring Hot and Wet

Summer Hot and Dry

Fall Cold and Dry

Winter Cold and Wet

4. Lord/Lady of the Geniture: this is a compound Almuten for the hylegical points and angles: the Sun, Moon, Part of Fortune, Ascendant and Midheaven.

This actually gives nine temperament types, not four. The reason is that often two of the qualities are often in balance, or so close as to have little dominance. These nine types are:

Hot and Wet sanguine

Hot and Dry choleric

Cold and Dry melancholic

Cold and Wet phlegmatic

Hot sanguine-choleric

Cold melancholic-phlegmatic

Wet sanguine-phlegmatic

Dry choleric-melancholic

all balanced

What may appear to be the simpler states, the single quality ones, are actually more complex. The reason is that the single quality types are in fact mixtures, because, as we have seen, qualities don’t cancel out. Having close to an even ratio of Hot and Cold, or Wet and Dry, means that it is easy to become out of balance: stress, the change in season, or even too much to drink.

Endnotes:

i Neugerbauer and Van Hoesen. 1959. Greek Horoscopes. The American Philosophical Society: Philadelphia, pages 76-77.

ii Ptolemy, Claudius. 2nd Century A.D. Tetrabiblos. Translated by F. E. Robbins. Harvard University Press: Cambridge. 1971, III(10): page 273.

iii Ptolemy, III(10): page 375.

iv Ptolemy, III(10): pages 281-307.

v Zoller, Robert. 1981. Tools and Techniques of the Medieval Astrologers. Privately printed: pages 18-33.

vi Omar of Tiberius, Three Books of Nativities. Translated by Robert Hand. Project Hindsight, 1997.

vii For an especially clear definition, see Ferrier, Oger. 1550. Des Jugements astronomiques sur les Nativitez. Jen de Tournes: Lyon, pages 32-35.

viii Shelton, Penny. 1998. Awareness of Fate. The Horary Practitioner January 1998: pages 53-63.

ix Neugerbauer and Van Hoesen, pages 136-138.

x Neugerbauer and Van Hoesen, pages 94, 97, 122.

xi This technique did not become typical until the Arabic period. In the Hellenistic era, the 6th and the 12th Houses were named after the Bad Spirit, so bad things could happen here, but this would not have been restricted specifically to illness.

xii See for example, Document 95 in Neugebuaer, Otto and Van Hoesen, pages 28-38. This horoscope dates to 95 CE.

xiii For a fuller version of this table, with full citations, see Lehman, J. Lee. 2002. The Martial Art of Horary Astrology. Whitford Press: West Chester, PA.

xiv For a fuller version of this table, with full citations, see Lehman, (2002).

xv Burnett, Chalres, Keiji Yamamota and Michio Yano. 1994. Abu Masar: The Abbreviation of the Introduction to Astrology. E. J. Brill: Leiden, page 105; and Levy, Rachel. 1939. The Beginning of Wisdom: An Astrological Treatise by Abraham ibn Ezra. Johns Hopkins: Baltimore, page 226

xvi Neugerbauer and Van Hoesen, pages 84, 99, 102, 103, 109, 122, 126.

xvii See especially Lilly, page 284.

xviii For a fuller exposition of this concept, see Lehman, J. Lee. 2002. The Martial Art of Horary Astrology. Whitford Press: West Chester, PA.

xix I have programmed many of these in Solar Writer/Medicus, available from Esoteric Technologies Pty.

xx Culpeper, Nicolas. 1655. Astrological Judgment of Diseases from the Decumbiture of the Sick. American Federation of Astrologers: Tempe, AZ, page 7.

xxi Lilly, pages 251, 257; Culpeper, page 68; Saunders, Richard. 1677. The Astrological Judgment and Practice of Physick, deduced from the Position of the Heavens at the Decumbiture of the Sick Person, &c. Thomas Sawbridge: London, page 62;

xxii See for example, Saunders, page 43.

xxiii Lilly, page 250.

xxiv For a fuller exposition of this concept, see Lehman, J. Lee. 1996. Classical Astrology for Modern Living. Whitford Press: West Chester, PA.

xxv The method of computation comes from Gadbury, John. 1658. Genethlialogia, or The Doctrine of Nativities Together with The Doctrine of Horarie Questions. Printed by J[ohn] C[oniers] for William Larner. In production: Regulus Publishing Co., Ltd.: London, pages 249-258; and more specifically in Lilly, William. 1647. Christian Astrology. Reprinted in 1985 by Regulus: London. Also available: Just Us & Associates, pages 531-534 and 742-749.

Lunar Eclipses 1900-2050

These lunar eclipse positions are calculated for the exact opposition of the Sun and the Moon in tropical longitude. This is not the eclipse maxima. Computed by Solar Fire Gold (version 7).


These lunar eclipse positions are calculated for the exact opposition of the Sun and the Moon in tropical longitude. This is not the eclipse maxima. Computed by Solar Fire Gold (version 7).

Lunar Eclipses 1900 ns – 2050

Set for Washington, DC 38°N53’42”, 77°W02’12”

Date Type House Longitude Time Time Type

Jun 12 1900NS Lunar (3) 21°Sg38’ 10:38:35 pm EST

Dec 06 1900NS Lunar (8) 13°Ge53’ 05:38:07 am EST

May 03 1901 Lunar (1) 12°Sc35’ 01:18:43 pm EST

Oct 27 1901 Lunar (7) 03°Ta30’ 10:06:12 am EST

Apr 22 1902 Lunar (1) 01°Sc41’ 01:49:29 pm EST

Oct 17 1902 Lunar (7) 22°Ar56’ 01:01:04 am EST

Apr 11 1903 Lunar (1) 20°Li55’ 07:18:14 pm EST

Oct 06 1903 Lunar (6) 12°Ar11’ 10:23:31 am EST

Mar 01 1904 Lunar (11) 11°Vi06’ 09:48:14 pm EST

Mar 31 1904 Lunar (12) 10°Li22’ 07:44:14 am EST

Sep 24 1904 Lunar (6) 01°Ar13’ 12:49:42 pm EST

Feb 19 1905 Lunar (11) 00°Vi28’ 01:51:47 pm EST

Aug 14 1905 Lunar (4) 21°Aq37’ 10:31:19 pm EST

Feb 09 1906 Lunar (10) 19°Le40’ 02:45:32 am EST

Aug 04 1906 Lunar (4) 11°Aq12’ 07:59:34 am EST

Jan 29 1907 Lunar (10) 08°Le31’ 08:44:56 am EST

Jul 24 1907 Lunar (4) 01°Aq04’ 11:29:20 pm EST

Jan 18 1908 Lunar (10) 27°Cn04’ 08:36:44 am EST

Jun 14 1908 Lunar (3) 23°Sg03’ 08:55:03 am EST

Jul 13 1908 Lunar (3) 21°Cp02’ 04:47:43 pm EST

Dec 07 1908 Lunar (8) 15°Ge25’ 04:43:56 pm EST

Jun 03 1909 Lunar (2) 12°Sg46’ 08:24:28 pm EST

Nov 27 1909 Lunar (8) 04°Ge29’ 03:51:40 am EST

May 24 1910 Lunar (2) 02°Sg09’ 00:38:47 am EST

Nov 16 1910 Lunar (8) 23°Ta47’ 07:24:51 pm EST

May 13 1911 Lunar (2) 21°Sc21’ 01:09:27 am EST

Nov 06 1911 Lunar (7) 13°Ta07’ 10:47:55 am EST

Apr 01 1912 Lunar (12) 11°Li48’ 05:04:18 pm EST

Sep 26 1912 Lunar (6) 03°Ar00’ 06:33:55 am EST

Mar 22 1913 Lunar (12) 01°Li15’ 06:55:50 am EST

Sep 15 1913 Lunar (5) 22°Pi03’ 07:45:31 am EST

Mar 11 1914 Lunar (11) 20°Vi45’ 11:18:12 pm EST

Sep 04 1914 Lunar (5) 11°Pi10’ 09:00:48 am EST

Jan 30 1915 Lunar (10) 10°Le14’ 11:40:53 pm EST

Mar 01 1915 Lunar (11) 10°Vi06’ 01:32:20 pm EST

Jul 26 1915 Lunar (4) 02°Aq25’ 07:10:41 am EST

Aug 24 1915 Lunar (5) 00°Pi37’ 04:40:03 pm EST

Jan 20 1916 Lunar (10) 28°Cn57’ 03:28:35 am EST

Jul 14 1916 Lunar (3) 22°Cp20’ 11:39:48 pm EST

Jan 08 1917 Lunar (9) 17°Cn29’ 02:41:33 am EST

Jul 04 1917 Lunar (3) 12°Cp17’ 04:40:12 pm EST

Dec 28 1917 Lunar (9) 06°Cn06’ 04:51:18 am EST

Jun 24 1918 Lunar (3) 02°Cp05’ 06:37:55 am EWT

Dec 17 1918 Lunar (9) 25°Ge03’ 02:17:07 pm EST

May 14 1919 Lunar (2) 23°Sc09’ 09:00:54 pm EWT

Nov 07 1919 Lunar (7) 14°Ta31’ 06:34:47 pm EST

May 02 1920 Lunar (1) 12°Sc19’ 08:46:53 pm EST

Oct 27 1920 Lunar (7) 03°Ta51’ 09:08:35 am EST

Apr 22 1921 Lunar (1) 01°Sc37’ 02:48:58 am EST

Oct 16 1921 Lunar (7) 23°Ar02’ 05:59:14 pm EST

Mar 13 1922 Lunar (11) 22°Vi06’ 06:13:58 am EST

Apr 11 1922 Lunar (1) 21°Li09’ 03:43:12 pm EST

Oct 05 1922 Lunar (6) 11°Ar59’ 07:57:58 pm EST

Mar 02 1923 Lunar (11) 11°Vi32’ 10:23:23 pm EST

Aug 26 1923 Lunar (5) 02°Pi09’ 05:29:11 am EST

Feb 20 1924 Lunar (11) 00°Vi45’ 11:07:02 am EST

Aug 14 1924 Lunar (4) 21°Aq43’ 03:18:51 pm EST

Feb 08 1925 Lunar (10) 19°Le39’ 04:48:55 pm EST

Aug 04 1925 Lunar (4) 11°Aq33’ 06:58:50 am EST

Jan 28 1926 Lunar (10) 08°Le13’ 04:35:09 pm EST

Jun 25 1926 Lunar (3) 03°Cp31’ 04:12:36 pm EST

Jul 25 1926 Lunar (4) 01°Aq30’ 00:13:10 am EST

Dec 19 1926 Lunar (9) 26°Ge35’ 01:08:38 am EST

Jun 15 1927 Lunar (3) 23°Sg14’ 03:19:10 am EST

Dec 08 1927 Lunar (8) 15°Ge38’ 12:31:50 pm EST

Jun 03 1928 Lunar (2) 12°Sg38’ 07:13:19 am EST

Nov 27 1928 Lunar (8) 04°Ge53’ 04:05:24 am EST

May 23 1929 Lunar (2) 01°Sg52’ 07:49:43 am EST

Nov 16 1929 Lunar (8) 24°Ta10’ 07:14:05 pm EST

Apr 13 1930 Lunar (1) 22°Li34’ 00:48:22 am EST

Oct 07 1930 Lunar (6) 13°Ar46’ 01:55:29 pm EST

Apr 02 1931 Lunar (12) 12°Li06’ 03:05:25 pm EST

Sep 26 1931 Lunar (6) 02°Ar45’ 02:44:50 pm EST

Mar 22 1932 Lunar (12) 01°Li40’ 07:37:19 am EST

Sep 14 1932 Lunar (5) 21°Pi48’ 04:05:59 pm EST

Feb 10 1933 Lunar (10) 21°Le21’ 08:00:25 am EST

Mar 11 1933 Lunar (11) 21°Vi05’ 09:45:36 pm EST

Aug 05 1933 Lunar (4) 12°Aq53’ 02:31:27 pm EST

Sep 04 1933 Lunar (5) 11°Pi12’ 00:04:18 am EST

Jan 30 1934 Lunar (10) 10°Le06’ 11:31:22 am EST

Jul 26 1934 Lunar (4) 02°Aq48’ 07:08:30 am EST

Jan 19 1935 Lunar (10) 28°Cn39’ 10:44:10 am EST

Jul 16 1935 Lunar (3) 22°Cp44’ 00:00:22 am EST

Jan 08 1936 Lunar (9) 17°Cn18’ 01:14:35 pm EST

Jul 04 1936 Lunar (3) 12°Cp31’ 12:34:26 pm EST

Dec 27 1936 Lunar (9) 06°Cn15’ 11:00:06 pm EST

May 25 1937 Lunar (2) 03°Sg40’ 02:37:34 am EST

Nov 18 1937 Lunar (8) 25°Ta34’ 03:09:30 am EST

May 14 1938 Lunar (2) 22°Sc53’ 03:38:55 am EST

Nov 07 1938 Lunar (7) 14°Ta51’ 05:23:21 pm EST

May 03 1939 Lunar (1) 12°Sc17’ 10:15:20 am EST

Oct 28 1939 Lunar (7) 03°Ta56’ 01:41:35 am EST

Mar 23 1940 Lunar (12) 03°Li01’ 02:33:14 pm EST

Apr 21 1940 Lunar (1) 01°Sc53’ 11:36:53 pm EST

Oct 16 1940 Lunar (7) 22°Ar49’ 03:14:56 am EST

Mar 13 1941 Lunar (11) 22°Vi30’ 06:46:42 am EST

Sep 05 1941 Lunar (5) 12°Pi44’ 12:35:54 pm EST

Mar 02 1942 Lunar (11) 11°Vi47’ 08:19:45 pm EWT

Aug 25 1942 Lunar (5) 02°Pi17’ 11:46:03 pm EWT

Feb 20 1943 Lunar (11) 00°Vi42’ 01:44:43 am EWT

Aug 15 1943 Lunar (4) 22°Aq05’ 03:33:56 pm EWT

Feb 09 1944 Lunar (10) 19°Le20’ 01:29:28 am EWT

Jul 06 1944 Lunar (3) 13°Cp57’ 00:26:39 am EWT

Aug 04 1944 Lunar (4) 11°Aq58’ 08:39:12 am EWT

Dec 29 1944 Lunar (9) 07°Cn47’ 10:38:04 am EWT

Jun 25 1945 Lunar (3) 03°Cp39’ 11:07:51 am EWT

Dec 18 1945 Lunar (9) 26°Ge49’ 09:17:21 pm EST

Jun 14 1946 Lunar (3) 23°Sg04’ 01:41:35 pm EST

Dec 08 1946 Lunar (8) 16°Ge03’ 12:51:57 pm EST

Jun 03 1947 Lunar (2) 12°Sg21’ 03:26:42 pm EDT

Nov 28 1947 Lunar (8) 05°Ge16’ 03:45:13 am EST

Apr 23 1948 Lunar (1) 03°Sc17’ 08:28:16 am EST

Oct 17 1948 Lunar (7) 24°Ar37’ 09:23:24 pm EST

Apr 12 1949 Lunar (1) 22°Li54’ 11:08:24 pm EST

Oct 6 1949 Lunar (6) 13°Ar30’ 09:52:33 pm EST

Apr 2 1950 Lunar (12) 12°Li32’ 03:48:47 pm EST

Sep 25 1950 Lunar (6) 02°Ar31’ 11:21:25 pm EST

Feb 21 1951 Lunar (11) 02°Vi26’ 04:12:10 pm EST

Mar 23 1951 Lunar (12) 01°Li59’ 05:49:46 am EST

Aug 16 1951 Lunar (4) 23°Aq24’ 10:59:25 pm EDT

Sep 15 1951 Lunar (5) 21°Pi51’ 08:38:21 am EDT

Feb 10 1952 Lunar (10) 21°Le13’ 07:28:10 pm EST

Aug 05 1952 Lunar (4) 13°Aq17’ 03:39:59 pm EDT

Jan 29 1953 Lunar (10) 09°Le47’ 06:44:10 pm EST

Jul 26 1953 Lunar (4) 03°Aq12’ 08:20:35 am EDT

Jan 18 1954 Lunar (10) 28°Cn29’ 09:36:45 pm EST

Jul 15 1954 Lunar (3) 22°Cp57’ 08:29:01 pm EDT

Jan 08 1955 Lunar (9) 17°Cn28’ 07:44:05 am EST

Jun 05 1955 Lunar (2) 14°Sg08’ 10:08:23 am EDT

Nov 29 1955 Lunar (8) 06°Ge41’ 11:49:48 am EST

May 24 1956 Lunar (2) 03°Sg24’ 11:25:50 am EDT

Nov 18 1956 Lunar (8) 25°Ta55’ 01:44:35 am EST

May 13 1957 Lunar (2) 22°Sc52’ 06:34:14 pm EDT

Nov 07 1957 Lunar (7) 14°Ta55’ 09:31:58 am EST

Apr 03 1958 Lunar (12) 13°Li52’ 10:44:45 pm EST

May 03 1958 Lunar (1) 12°Sc33’ 08:23:15 am EDT

Oct 27 1958 Lunar (7) 03°Ta43’ 10:40:59 am EST

Mar 24 1959 Lunar (12) 03°Li25’ 03:02:24 pm EST

Sep 16 1959 Lunar (5) 23°Pi23’ 08:51:35 pm EDT

Mar 13 1960 Lunar (11) 22°Vi46’ 03:25:47 am EST

Sep 05 1960 Lunar (5) 12°Pi52’ 07:18:43 am EDT

Mar 02 1961 Lunar (11) 11°Vi44’ 08:34:38 am EST

Aug 25 1961 Lunar (5) 02°Pi39’ 11:13:15 pm EDT

Feb 19 1962 Lunar (11) 00°Vi25’ 08:17:53 am EST

Jul 17 1962 Lunar (4) 24°Cp24’ 07:40:31 am EDT

Aug 15 1962 Lunar (4) 22°Aq30’ 04:09:10 pm EDT

Jan 09 1963 Lunar (9) 18°Cn58’ 06:08:06 pm EST

Jul 06 1963 Lunar (3) 14°Cp05’ 05:55:23 pm EDT

Dec 30 1963 Lunar (9) 08°Cn01’ 06:03:50 am EST

Jun 24 1964 Lunar (3) 03°Cp30’ 09:07:59 pm EDT

Dec 18 1964 Lunar (9) 27°Ge14’ 09:41:11 pm EST

Jun 13 1965 Lunar (3) 22°Sg48’ 09:59:18 pm EDT

Dec 08 1965 Lunar (8) 16°Ge25’ 12:21:07 pm EST

May 04 1966 Lunar (1) 13°Sc55’ 05:00:27 pm EDT

Oct 29 1966 Lunar (7) 05°Ta32’ 06:00:01 am EDT

Apr 24 1967 Lunar (1) 03°Sc37’ 07:03:23 am EST

Oct 18 1967 Lunar (7) 24°Ar20’ 06:10:46 am EDT

Apr 12 1968 Lunar (1) 23°Li19’ 11:51:38 pm EST

Oct 06 1968 Lunar (6) 13°Ar16’ 07:46:05 am EDT

Apr 02 1969 Lunar (12) 12°Li50’ 01:44:52 pm EST

Aug 27 1969 Lunar (5) 03°Pi58’ 06:32:23 am EDT

Sep 25 1969 Lunar (6) 02°Ar35’ 04:20:50 pm EDT

Feb 21 1970 Lunar (11) 02°Vi17’ 03:18:40 am EST

Aug 16 1970 Lunar (4) 23°Aq48’ 11:15:20 pm EDT

Feb 10 1971 Lunar (10) 20°Le55’ 02:41:22 am EST

Aug 06 1971 Lunar (4) 13°Aq41’ 03:42:20 pm EDT

Jan 30 1972 Lunar (10) 09°Le39’ 05:58:10 am EST

Jul 26 1972 Lunar (4) 03°Aq23’ 03:23:32 am EDT

Jan 18 1973 Lunar (10) 28°Cn40’ 04:28:24 pm EST

Jun 15 1973 Lunar (3) 24°Sg34’ 04:34:33 pm EDT

Jul 15 1973 Lunar (3) 22°Cp50’ 07:55:53 am EDT

Dec 09 1973 Lunar (9) 17°Ge51’ 08:34:36 pm EST

Jun 04 1974 Lunar (2) 13°Sg53’ 06:09:37 pm EDT

Nov 29 1974 Lunar (8) 07°Ge01’ 10:10:03 am EST

May 25 1975 Lunar (2) 03°Sg25’ 01:50:34 am EDT

Nov 18 1975 Lunar (8) 25°Ta57’ 05:28:14 pm EST

May 13 1976 Lunar (2) 23°Sc09’ 04:04:02 pm EDT

Nov 06 1976 Lunar (7) 14°Ta40’ 06:14:34 pm EST

Apr 03 1977 Lunar (12) 14°Li16’ 11:08:52 pm EST

Sep 27 1977 Lunar (6) 04°Ar07’ 04:17:23 am EDT

Mar 24 1978 Lunar (12) 03°Li39’ 11:19:58 am EST

Sep 16 1978 Lunar (5) 23°Pi33’ 03:01:05 pm EDT

Mar 13 1979 Lunar (11) 22°Vi41’ 04:14:15 pm EST

Sep 06 1979 Lunar (5) 13°Pi15’ 06:58:34 am EDT

Mar 01 1980 Lunar (11) 11°Vi26’ 03:59:38 pm EST

Jul 27 1980 Lunar (4) 04°Aq51’ 02:53:37 pm EDT

Aug 25 1980 Lunar (5) 03°Pi03’ 11:42:12 pm EDT

Jan 20 1981 Lunar (10) 00°Le10’ 02:38:56 am EST

Jul 17 1981 Lunar (4) 24°Cp30’ 00:38:49 am EDT

Jan 09 1982 Lunar (9) 19°Cn14’ 02:52:49 pm EST

Jul 06 1982 Lunar (3) 13°Cp54’ 03:31:36 am EDT

Dec 30 1982 Lunar (9) 08°Cn26’ 06:32:35 am EST

Jun 25 1983 Lunar (3) 03°Cp14’ 04:31:45 am EDT

Dec 19 1983 Lunar (9) 27°Ge36’ 09:00:16 pm EST

May 15 1984 Lunar (2) 24°Sc31’ 00:28:35 am EDT

Jun 13 1984 Lunar (3) 22°Sg44’ 10:41:47 am EDT

Nov 08 1984 Lunar (8) 16°Ta30’ 12:42:36 pm EST

May 04 1985 Lunar (1) 14°Sc16’ 03:52:48 pm EDT

Oct 28 1985 Lunar (7) 05°Ta14’ 12:37:32 pm EST

Apr 24 1986 Lunar (1) 04°Sc02’ 07:46:21 am EST

Oct 17 1986 Lunar (7) 24°Ar07’ 03:21:38 pm EDT

Apr 13 1987 Lunar (1) 23°Li37’ 10:30:58 pm EDT

Oct 07 1987 Lunar (6) 13°Ar22’ 00:12:15 am EDT

Mar 03 1988 Lunar (11) 13°Vi17’ 11:01:04 am EST

Aug 27 1988 Lunar (5) 04°Pi22’ 06:55:51 am EDT

Feb 20 1989 Lunar (11) 01°Vi58’ 10:31:51 am EST

Aug 16 1989 Lunar (4) 24°Aq12’ 11:06:36 pm EDT

Feb 09 1990 Lunar (10) 20°Le46’ 02:15:44 pm EST

Aug 06 1990 Lunar (4) 13°Aq51’ 10:19:25 am EDT

Jan 30 1991 Lunar (10) 09°Le50’ 01:09:42 am EST

Jun 26 1991 Lunar (3) 04°Cp59’ 10:58:25 pm EDT

Jul 26 1991 Lunar (4) 03°Aq16’ 02:24:21 pm EDT

Dec 21 1991 Lunar (9) 29°Ge02’ 05:23:11 am EST

Jun 15 1992 Lunar (3) 24°Sg20’ 00:49:44 am EDT

Dec 09 1992 Lunar (9) 18°Ge10’ 06:40:40 pm EST

Jun 04 1993 Lunar (2) 13°Sg54’ 09:02:12 am EDT

Nov 29 1993 Lunar (8) 07°Ge03’ 01:30:45 am EST

May 24 1994 Lunar (2) 03°Sg42’ 11:39:21 pm EDT

Nov 18 1994 Lunar (8) 25°Ta42’ 01:57:00 am EST

Apr 15 1995 Lunar (1) 25°Li03’ 08:08:11 am EDT

Oct 08 1995 Lunar (6) 14°Ar53’ 11:51:50 am EDT

Apr 03 1996 Lunar (12) 14°Li30’ 07:06:56 pm EST

Sep 26 1996 Lunar (6) 04°Ar16’ 10:50:46 pm EDT

Mar 23 1997 Lunar (12) 03°Li35’ 11:45:14 pm EST

Sep 16 1997 Lunar (5) 23°Pi56’ 02:50:29 pm EDT

Mar 12 1998 Lunar (11) 22°Vi23’ 11:34:09 pm EST

Aug 07 1998 Lunar (4) 15°Aq21’ 10:09:37 pm EDT

Sep 06 1998 Lunar (5) 13°Pi40’ 07:21:21 am EDT

Jan 31 1999 Lunar (10) 11°Le19’ 11:06:30 am EST

Jul 28 1999 Lunar (4) 04°Aq57’ 07:24:47 am EDT

Jan 20 2000 Lunar (10) 00°Le26’ 11:40:26 pm EST

Jul 16 2000 Lunar (4) 24°Cp19’ 09:55:13 am EDT

Jan 09 2001 Lunar (9) 19°Cn39’ 03:24:24 pm EST

Jul 05 2001 Lunar (3) 13°Cp38’ 11:03:46 am EDT

Dec 30 2001 Lunar (9) 08°Cn47’ 05:40:32 am EST

May 26 2002 Lunar (2) 05°Sg03’ 07:51:14 am EDT

Jun 24 2002 Lunar (3) 03°Cp11’ 05:42:21 pm EDT

Nov 19 2002 Lunar (8) 27°Ta32’ 08:33:39 pm EST

May 15 2003 Lunar (2) 24°Sc52’ 11:35:57 pm EDT

Nov 08 2003 Lunar (8) 16°Ta12’ 08:13:21 pm EST

May 04 2004 Lunar (1) 14°Sc41’ 04:33:26 pm EDT

Oct 27 2004 Lunar (7) 05°Ta02’ 11:07:22 pm EDT

Apr 24 2005 Lunar (1) 04°Sc19’ 06:06:28 am EDT

Oct 17 2005 Lunar (7) 24°Ar13’ 08:13:38 am EDT

Mar 14 2006 Lunar (11) 24°Vi14’ 06:35:26 pm EST

Sep 07 2006 Lunar (5) 15°Pi00’ 02:42:03 pm EDT

Mar 03 2007 Lunar (11) 12°Vi59’ 06:17:06 pm EST

Aug 28 2007 Lunar (5) 04°Pi45’ 06:35:05 am EDT

Feb 20 2008 Lunar (11) 01°Vi52’ 10:30:30 pm EST

Aug 16 2008 Lunar (4) 24°Aq21’ 05:16:27 pm EDT

Feb 09 2009 Lunar (10) 20°Le59’ 09:49:09 am EST

Jul 07 2009 Lunar (3) 15°Cp24’ 05:21:25 am EDT

Aug 05 2009 Lunar (4) 13°Aq43’ 08:54:52 pm EDT

Dec 31 2009 Lunar (9) 10°Cn14’ 02:12:45 pm EST

Jun 26 2010 Lunar (3) 04°Cp46’ 07:30:21 am EDT

Dec 21 2010 Lunar (9) 29°Ge20’ 03:13:27 am EST

Jun 15 2011 Lunar (3) 24°Sg23’ 04:13:34 pm EDT

Dec 10 2011 Lunar (9) 18°Ge10’ 09:36:22 am EST

Jun 04 2012 Lunar (2) 14°Sg13’ 07:11:33 am EDT

Nov 28 2012 Lunar (8) 06°Ge46’ 09:45:55 am EST

Apr 25 2013 Lunar (1) 05°Sc45’ 03:57:06 pm EDT

May 25 2013 Lunar (2) 04°Sg07’ 00:24:55 am EDT

Oct 18 2013 Lunar (7) 25°Ar45’ 07:37:39 pm EDT

Apr 15 2014 Lunar (1) 25°Li15’ 03:42:16 am EDT

Oct 08 2014 Lunar (6) 15°Ar05’ 06:50:34 am EDT

Apr 04 2015 Lunar (12) 14°Li23’ 08:05:31 am EDT

Sep 27 2015 Lunar (6) 04°Ar40’ 10:50:28 pm EDT

Mar 23 2016 Lunar (12) 03°Li17’ 08:00:46 am EDT

Aug 18 2016 Lunar (4) 25°Aq51’ 05:26:30 am EDT

Sep 16 2016 Lunar (5) 24°Pi20’ 03:05:02 pm EDT

Feb 10 2017 Lunar (10) 22°Le27’ 07:32:48 pm EST

Aug 07 2017 Lunar (4) 15°Aq25’ 02:10:32 pm EDT

Jan 31 2018 Lunar (10) 11°Le36’ 08:26:38 am EST

Jul 27 2018 Lunar (4) 04°Aq44’ 04:20:15 pm EDT

Jan 21 2019 Lunar (10) 00°Le51’ 00:15:57 am EST

Jul 16 2019 Lunar (4) 24°Cp04’ 05:38:05 pm EDT

Jan 10 2020 Lunar (9) 20°Cn00’ 02:21:09 pm EST

Jun 05 2020 Lunar (2) 15°Sg33’ 03:12:14 pm EDT

Jul 05 2020 Lunar (3) 13°Cp37’ 00:44:16 am EDT

Nov 30 2020 Lunar (8) 08°Ge38’ 04:29:32 am EST

May 26 2021 Lunar (2) 05°Sg25’ 06:13:42 am EST

Nov 19 2021 Lunar (8) 27°Ta14’ 03:57:17 am EST

May 15 2022 Lunar (2) 25°Sc17’ 11:13:57 pm EST

Nov 08 2022 Lunar (7) 16°Ta00’ 06:01:57 am EST

May 05 2023 Lunar (1) 14°Sc58’ 12:33:50 pm EST

Oct 28 2023 Lunar (7) 05°Ta09’ 03:23:49 pm EST

Mar 25 2024 Lunar (12) 05°Li07’ 02:00:04 am EST

Sep 17 2024 Lunar (5) 25°Pi40’ 09:34:13 pm EST

Mar 14 2025 Lunar (11) 23°Vi56’ 01:54:22 am EST

Sep 07 2025 Lunar (5) 15°Pi22’ 01:08:37 pm EST

Mar 30 2026 Lunar (11) 12°Vi53’ 06:37:35 am EST

Aug 27 2026 Lunar (5) 04°Pi54’ 11:18:14 pm EST

Feb 20 2027 Lunar (11) 02°Vi05’ 06:23:19 pm EST

Jul 18 2027 Lunar (4) 25°Cp48’ 10:44:36 am EST

Aug 17 2027 Lunar (4) 24°Aq11’ 02:28:22 am EST

Jan 11 2028 Lunar (9) 21°Cn27’ 11:02:44 pm EST

Jul 06 2028 Lunar (3) 15°Cp11’ 01:10:28 pm EST

Dec 31 2028 Lunar (9) 10°Cn32’ 11:48:10 am EST

Jun 25 2029 Lunar (3) 04°Cp49’ 10:21:58 pm EST

Dec 20 2029 Lunar (9) 29°Ge20’ 05:46:08 pm EST

Jun 15 2030 Lunar (3) 24°Sg42’ 01:40:37 pm EST

Dec 09 2030 Lunar (9) 17°Ge54’ 05:40:04 pm EST

May 06 2031 Lunar (2) 16°Sc24’ 10:39:27 pm EST

Jun 05 2031 Lunar (2) 14°Sg39’ 06:58:07 am EST

Oct 30 2031 Lunar (7) 06°Ta40’ 02:32:17 am EST

Apr 25 2032 Lunar (1) 05°Sc57’ 10:09:14 am EST

Oct 18 2032 Lunar (7) 25°Ar57’ 01:57:42 pm EST

Apr 14 2033 Lunar (1) 25°Li09’ 02:16:55 pm EST

Oct 08 2033 Lunar (6) 15°Ar29’ 05:57:41 am EST

Apr 03 2034 Lunar (12) 14°Li06’ 02:18:24 pm EST

Sep 27 2034 Lunar (6) 05°Ar04’ 09:56:20 pm EST

Feb 22 2035 Lunar (11) 03°Vi33’ 03:53:25 am EST

Aug 18 2035 Lunar (4) 25°Aq55’ 07:59:48 pm EST

Feb 11 2036 Lunar (10) 22°Le45’ 05:08:10 pm EST

Aug 06 2036 Lunar (4) 15°Aq12’ 09:48:25 pm EST

Jan 31 2037 Lunar (10) 12°Le02’ 09:03:36 am EST

Jul 26 2037 Lunar (4) 04°Aq29’ 11:14:36 pm EST

Jan 20 2038 Lunar (10) 01°Le11’ 10:59:23 pm EST

Jun 16 2038 Lunar (3) 26°Sg02’ 09:29:58 pm EST

Jul 16 2038 Lunar (4) 24°Cp04’ 06:47:41 am EST

Dec 11 2038 Lunar (9) 19°Ge45’ 12:29:50 pm EST

Jun 06 2039 Lunar (2) 15°Sg56’ 01:47:06 pm EST

Nov 30 2039 Lunar (8) 08°Ge19’ 11:48:59 am EST

May 26 2040 Lunar (2) 05°Sg50’ 06:46:28 am EST

Nov 18 2040 Lunar (8) 27°Ta03’ 02:05:32 pm EST

May 15 2041 Lunar (2) 25°Sc32’ 07:51:43 pm EST

Nov 07 2041 Lunar (8) 16°Ta09’ 11:42:50 pm EST

Apr 05 2042 Lunar (12) 15°Li55’ 09:15:15 am EST

Sep 29 2042 Lunar (6) 06°Ar25’ 05:33:38 am EST

Oct 28 2042 Lunar (7) 05°Ta31’ 02:47:43 pm EST

Mar 25 2043 Lunar (12) 04°Li49’ 09:25:36 am EST

Sep 18 2043 Lunar (5) 26°Pi02’ 08:46:23 pm EST

Mar 13 2044 Lunar (11) 23°Vi52’ 02:40:28 pm EST

Sep 07 2044 Lunar (5) 15°Pi29’ 06:23:42 am EST

Mar 03 2045 Lunar (11) 13°Vi08’ 02:51:55 am EST

Aug 27 2045 Lunar (5) 04°Pi43’ 09:06:56 am EST

Jan 22 2046 Lunar (10) 02°Le39’ 07:50:33 am EST

Jul 17 2046 Lunar (4) 25°Cp37’ 07:54:17 pm EST

Jan 11 2047 Lunar (9) 21°Cn44’ 08:20:34 pm EST

Jul 07 2047 Lunar (3) 15°Cp16’ 05:33:03 am EST

Jan 01 2048 Lunar (9) 10°Cn31’ 01:56:16 am EST

Jun 25 2048 Lunar (3) 05°Cp10’ 09:07:17 pm EST

Dec 20 2048 Lunar (9) 29°Ge03’ 01:38:23 am EST

May 17 2049 Lunar (2) 26°Sc59’ 06:12:55 am EST

Jun 15 2049 Lunar (3) 25°Sg08’ 02:25:57 pm EST

Nov 09 2049 Lunar (8) 17°Ta40’ 10:37:05 am EST

John Partridge (1679): The Qualities of the Planets

Text Copyright 2007 J. Lee Lehman

This material is excerpted from pages 10-18 of Partridge’s work:

Partridge, John. 1679. Mikropanastron, or an Astrological Vade Mecum, briefly Teaching the whole Art of Astrology – viz., Questions, Nativities, with all its parts, and the whole Doctrine of Elections never so comprised nor compiled before, &c. William Bromwich: London.


Chap. III

Of the Names, Natures, Characters, and Significations of the Seven Planets, and Dragons Head and Tail.

Under the Ecliptick and Zodiack before-mentioned, do the Planets perform, and finish their Revolutions in their respective Orbs; of which you may read more in Astronomical Authors, which is not my business at present to discourse.-

Saturn Poetically Phaenon, is cold and dry, and appears to us of a Leaden pale colour: He is slow of Motion, near Thirty years in finishing his Revolution; he is melancholy, Masculine, Diurnal, the Author of Solitariness, and the greater Infortune.

Saturn generally signifies one of a middle stature, a Swarthy pale muddy Complexion, his Eyes little, downward and unpleasant look, broad Forehead, harsh dark or black Hair, great Ears, lowring Eye-brows, flat Nose, thick Lips, splay-footed, and in brief, he or she is a very unpleasant and uncomely Creature.-

Note, That the Orientality, Occidentality, Latitude, Stations, &c. of the Planets, do
somewhat alter their Descriptions, and this is worthy of observing as well in Questions as Nativities, that when Saturn is Occidental, he gives a shorter stature, and a little more fleshy; but when Oriental, more black and lean with less Hair, and that more curling.

If he hath South Latitude, he makes the Native more fat and fleshy; but if North inclining to leanness, and less active.

Quality of Men, he signifies all old and aged Men of all kinds of Professions- also, Fathers, Grandfathers, Day-Labourers, Clowns, Husbandmen, Beggars; and I had almost forgot, Monks and Jesuits too.

Places he delights in, are all Departs, Woods, Caves, Sepulchres, Church-yards, Ruinous Buildings, Coal Pits, Sinks, and all stinking places.

Parts of the Body he governs are, the Spleen, his great Residence, the right Ear, the Bones, the Teeth, the retentive Faculty through the whole Body.

Diseases of Saturn are, Dropsies, Consumptions, Deafness, Leprosie, Stone, Scurvey, Canker, Quartan Agues, weakness in Generation, Tooth-ach; and all Melancholy Distempers.-

The Effects and Properties of Jupiter followeth.

Jupiter, Poetically Phaeton, is of a cleer bright Azure Colour, finishing his Revolution in the space of Twelve years, or thereabouts: he is hot and moist, Masculine, Diurnal, Temperate, the greater Fortune, and gives an upright tall stature, ruddy Complexion, oval Visage, the Forehead high and large, a large grey Eye, brown hair, of a Chestnut-colour, the Body every way well compos’d, and the Person, whether Man or Woman, is sober, grave, discreet, and of a noble disposition. Quality of Men when well dignified, are Judges, Lawyers, Councellors, Civilians, Senators, Clergy-men, Scholars, Students in general – But if ill dignified, Mountebanks, Hypocrites, Cheats, Atheists, and broken Persons.-

Places he delights in are, Courts of Justice, Churches, Garden, Palaces and places of Oratory.

Parts of the Body he governs are, the Liver, Lungs, Ribs, Sides, Veins, Blood, the Digestive Faculty.

Diseases,- Cough, Asthma, Inflammation of the Liver, Plurisies, Diseases of the Lung, Apoplexy, &c.

The Properties and Effects of Mars.

Mars Poetically Mavors, is hot and dry, passing through the Zodiack in almost two years; he is Masculine, Nocturnal, Cholerick, and the lesser Infortune – Representing a person of a strong able Body, big Boned, but a middle stature, round Visage, brown Complexion, Hair Red or Sandy, and much curling, a sharp Eye, a bold Countenance, undaunted, fearing nothing; and when Mars is well dignified, the Native is Prudent, a great Warrior, of good Behavior, and Victorious in all his attempts; but if ill dignified, a Pratler, having neither Modesty nor Honesty, a Quareller, a Thief, Perjur’d Treacherous, an Incendiary, who will neither fear God, nor reverence Man.

Quality of Men,- well dignified, he signifies Conquerors, Generals of Armies, and other Officers; Physicians, Chymists, Gunners, Barbers, Smiths, Curriers, Tanners, Dyers, Taylors, Carpenters, Cooks, Bakers, Butchers – ill dignified, Hangmen, Bailiffs, Thieves, Serjeants, Murtherers, Jaylors, and all Cut-throat persons.

Places,- Smiths-Shops, Labratories, Furnaces, Slaughter-houses, where Bricks and Charcoal are burned, and Chimneys.

Parts of the Body, the Gall, the left Ear, the Meseraicks, the Smell, the Apprehension, and the Chollerick Passion in Man, the Attractive faculty.

Diseases,- Plague, Impostume, Yellow-Jaundice, Small Pox, and a great sharer in the great Pox too, Madness, Fistula’s, Wounds, and Scars, all kinds of sharp Fevers, all Distempers of the Gall, Calenture, St. Anthonies Fire, &c.

Nature and Quality of the Sun.

The Sun, Poetically Titan, he is insensu naturali, oculies & Lux mundi, & Rex Planetarum; and the Hebrews from their Zeal and high opinion of this Creature calls it … Shameth, ministravita, because it did dispense its Rays equally to the whole World; and sometimes they called it … the Day Star, and the Greeks call it Helios, signifying his Power and Regency, as having none to controul him; and like a just Magistrate he keeps his Royal path, i.e. the Ecliptick, and doth never deviate as the other Stars do.

He is Masculine, Diurnal, Cholerick, hot and dry, and yet he is more temperate than Mars, and is twelve months in finishing his Course through the twelve Signs; and signifies one of a large full fleshy Body, a large Face, and broad Forehead, his Hair flaxen and curling, sometimes black, his Complexion tawny, a full Eye and a sharp sight, a very honest courteous well-meaning Soul, yet something lofty, and aiming at high things.

Sun well dignified,- signifies Emperors, Kings, Princes and all Gentlemen of Quality in general, down to the inferior honest Courtier, Goldsmiths, Minters of Money, Pewterers; but ill dignified, he shews Tyrants, Usurpers, troublesom Constables, and all such troublesom petty Images of Authority.

Places,- Palaces, Courts of Princes, Theaters, all Stately Buildings for Ornament, and Honour.

Parts of the Body he sways, are – The vital Spirits in general; the Heart and Arteries, the right Eye in Men, the left in Women.

Diseases,- all sudden Swoonings, Palpitations of the Heart, all Inflammations in the Eyes, Gripings at the Stomach, and other peracute Diseases.

The Nature and Quality of Venus

Venus Poetically Phosphorus, Hesperus the Evening Star, Lucifer the Morning Star, she finisheth her Course through the Twelve Signs in the space of about twelve Months; she is Nocturnal, Feminine, Flegmatick, the lesser Fortune, and the Author of Mirth and Jollity,- she represents one of a fair Complexion, something black, black Eyes, a round Face, a dimple in the Chin, a cherry Lip, a very well-shap’d Body, of a middle stature, of an excellent shape, and proportion, and very inticing in all their Actions, Gestures, Speeches; and indeed a very comely Creature.

Qualities of Men, when well placed, she signifies Musicians, Embroyderers, Jewellers, Linnen-Drapers, Perfumers, Picture-Drawers, Silkmen, and all other imployments which serve to the setting forth Women, &c. Women, Widows, Wives, Virgins,- but ill-placed, she personates Fidlers, Pipers, Painters, Woman-Taylors, and all the Inferior sort of those before-mentioned.

Places,- fine Gardens, Bed and Bride-Chambers, fair Lodgings, Beds, Hangings, Dancing-Schools, &c.

Parts of the Body,– the Womb, the Seed both in Man and Woman, the Reins [small of the back], Loins, Neck and Throat.

Diseases, the Strangury, French Pox, Gonorrhea, defect and Diseases of the Sperm, all diseases of the Womb, of the Neck, Throat and Loins.

The Nature and Quality of Mercury

Mercury, Poetically Stilbon, by his swift Motion is a Messenger among the Stars, and partakes something of their Nature, with whom he is joyned, he is of a dark Silver-colour, and finisheth his Course through the Twelve Sings, in less than Twelve Months, he is naturally cold and dry, and the author of Thefts, Perjuries, and subtil navish Tricks- Mercury denotes one of a higher stature, strait Body, Visage long, Forehead high, long Nose, fair Eyes, thin Lips, sad brown Hair, long Arms, the Complexion dark, or of an Olive Chesnut colour; and if he be with Saturn he is heavy, with Jupiter temperate, with Mars rash, with Sun Courteous, with Venus Jesting, with the Moon a shifter and a meer shirk, chiefly when he is peregrine; but if he be well placed with a Fortune, he gives a penetrating Brain, a Man sharp and witty, learning any thing without a Teacher,— but when ill placed, a troublesome Wit, a Lyar, Boaster, Busy-body, and a spoiler of Ink and Paper, and this is chiefly when he is in Sagittary or Pisces in square or opposition to Mars and Moon.

Qualities of Men he governs, are – if well dignified, Astrologers, Philosophers, Mathematicians, Secretaries, Sculptors, Poets, all kind of witty Advocates, Lawyers, School-Masters, Ambassadors, Attorneys, Orators, and all ingenious Artificers,- but if ill placed, troublesome Clerks, Thieves, Carriers, Messengers, Footmen, and petty-fogging Lawyers.

Places he governs are – Schools, Halls, Tennis-Courts, Markets – in a Tradesman’s House his Shop, in a Gentleman’s House his Hall, Study, Library, &c.-

Parts of the Body – the Memory, Imagination, the rational part in Man, the Tongue, Hands and Feet, and indeed all the Intellectual parts.

Diseases,- all Diseases of the Brain, as Vertigoes, Madness, &c. Diseases of the Lungs, as Asthma’s, Phthisicks, and all stammering, Hoarseness, Lisping, Coughs, and all defects of the Intellectual faculty.

Nature and Quality of the Moon

Luna the Moon, Poetically Cynthia, is Flegmatick, Feminine, Nocturnal, and finisheth her Revolutional Period in about twenty eight days.— She gives a stature somewhat above the middle size, a round Face but pale, grey Eyes, much Hair, and of a bright colour, the Body plump, the Hands short and fleshy, the colour of the Hair doth vary according to the Sign where she is; if she is strong and well placed, – she signifies a delighter in Study, a lover of Novelties, yet something unconstant and wavering; and if she is in Pisces, in good Aspect to the Fortunes, she makes a Man a good Husband; but yet a notable good Fellow – if she be ill dignified, she denotes an idle careless Sot, a Drunkard, a Begger, a fickle, mutable unconstant person, content in no condition.

Quality of Men – She signifies the common People in general.

Places she delights in are – Fountains, Fields, Pools, High-ways, Rivers, Desarts, Fish-Ponds, Common-shores and Wharfs.-

Parts of the Body she governs are – the Brain, Bowels, Guts, Bladder, Stomach, the right Eye of a Woman, and the left of a Man.

Diseases,- Green-sickness, all Obstructions and the Menstrua in Women, Epilepsie, Diseases of the Eyes.
The Dragons-head and Tail are no Stars, but Nodes, or imaginary points in the Heavens, and is no more but the Intersection of the Ecliptick and Orbite of the Moon, to which points when she comes, she changes the denomination of her Latitudes; and the use of them in Astrology is this,

the Dragons-head is accounted a Fortune, and doth increase the good of the fortunate Stars, and abateth the force of evil ones.

the Dragons-tail is esteemed an Infortune, and doth increase the Evil of the Infortunes, and abateth the good of the fortunate Stars.

Glossary of Terms

Material Copyright 1996, 2001, 2002 J. Lee Lehman

What follows is a glossary of terms, based on classical sources.

Where a clear ancient source for the definition exists, I have quoted it verbatim, according to the following sources:

LI = Lilly, William. 1647. Christian Astrology. Reprinted in 1985 by Regulus: London.

PA = Partridge, John. 1679. Mikropanastron, or, an Astrological Vade Mecum Briefly Teaching the Whole Art of Astrology, Viz. Questions, Nativities, with All Its Parts, and the Whole Doctrine of Elections, Never So Comprised, nor Compiled before, So That the Young Student May Learn as Much Here as in the Great Volumes of Guido, Haly or Origanus. microform. Printed for William Bromwich … London.

RA = Ramesey, William. 1654. Astrologia Restaurata, or, Astrologie Restored Being an Introduction to the General and Chief Part of the Language of the Stars : In 4 Books … : With a Table of the Most Material Things Therein Contained. London: Printed for Robert.

Accidental Dignity: this is a mix of conditions, all of which relate to the strength of a planet being increased (or decreased, with accidental debility) because of the planet’s placement, apart from its tropical zodiacal position. The kinds of factors which are included in the tables of accidental dignity include: house placement, whether oriental or occidental, in conjunction to fixed stars, aspects to benefics or malefics, closeness to the Sun, and speed.

Alchocoden: the giver of Years. Depending on the calculation method for the Hyleg, the Alchocoden is either the Almuten of the Hyleg, or the disposing planet that allowed the Hyleg to qualify as Hyleg. Once the Alchocoden (various spellings survive) and the Hyleg were known, a calculation for of the length of life was possible, based on the essential dignity of the Alchocoden and its fortitude through benefics, or afflictions by malefics.

Almuten/Almutem: There are five Essential Dignities for any degree of the zodiac: the rulership (+5), exaltation (+4), triplicity (+3), term (+2), and face (+1). If you take a particular house cusp, find the planet which rules each of the five essential dignities of the position, and assign the points to the planet. The planet with the highest point value is the Almuten. For example: for 8 Aries 15: Mars is the ruler (+5), the Sun rules the exaltation (+4), the triplicity (+3) and the face (+1) = +8, and Venus the terms (+2): the Sun is Almuten. Arabic sources give the word as “Almutem,” but by the 17th Century, the word was consistently being translated into English and used as “Almuten.”

Almuten of the Chart: this was one of many attempts to find the planet which best exemplifies the individual’s incarnation. It was defined by ibn Ezra and Aferrier as follows: the Almuten of the Sun, Moon, Part of Fortune, Ascendant and the prenatal syzygy. See “Lord of the Geniture.”

Antiscion: “Some of the learned in this Art do hold that the Antiscions of the Planets be equivalent unto a Sextile or a Trine-aspect, especially if they were beneficial Planets; and their Contrantiscions to be of the nature of Quadrate or Opposition. How to know the Antiscions is no more than this; first, know the Antiscions of the signs, which is no more but a sign being equally distant with another from Cancer and Capricorn the two Tropicks; as Gemini hath its Antiscion in Cancer, Taurus in Leo, Aries in Virgo, Pisces in Libra, Aquarius in Scorpio, and Capricorn in Sagittary; for when the Sun is in 1° of Gemini, he is as far from the Tropick point of Cancer as when he is in 29° of Cancer; and in the 5° of Taurus, as when the 25° of Leo, &c…. The Contrantiscion is known thus; look in what sign, degree and minute your Antiscion falls, and your contrantiscion will be in the same degree and minute as your opposite sign to your Antiscion. [RA]

Apoklima, is a 12th sign relationship between two bodies. This term appears in Hellenistic astrology, and casts a malefic relationship between the two bodies.

Application, “is when two Planets approach each other, either by Body or Aspect; and this may be three several ways: First, when both Planets are direct, for Example, Jupiter in 11 deg. of Aries, and Mars in 9 degrees of Aries, both of them direct; here Mars apples to a conjunction of Jupiter.

“The second is when two Stars are Retrograde, and apply to each other by a Retrograde motion; thus Jupiter in 9 degrees of Aries. Retrograde, and Mars in 11 degrees of the same Sign Retrograde also, here Mars applies to the body of Jupiter by Retrograde motion.

“Thirdly, when one Planet is Retrograde in more degrees of a Sign, and another direct in fewer; as suppose Mars in 12 degrees of Aries Retrograde, and Venus in 10 degrees of Aries, here Mars applies to Venus and Venus applies to Mars, and this kind of application is of great force and efficacy in all manner of Astrological Resolutions; but this must be remembered also, that a Superior Planet cannot apply to an Inferior one, unless he be Retrograde. “[PA]

Beholding: This word has shifted somewhat over time, but it refers to two planets which are either in ptolemaic aspect (conjunction, opposition, trine, square or sextile) or antiscial, or contranticial relationship.

“The Bendings”: the points square the Nodal axis. If a planet square the Nodes is zodiacally between the North Node and the South Node (i.e., start counting at the North Node), then it is at the Northern Bending; if between the South Node and the North Node, it is at the Southern Bending.

Besieging: “this I think need no Explanation, for every Souldier understands it; as suppose Saturn in 10 deg. Jupiter in 12 deg. and Mars in 13 deg. of Leo; here Jupiter is besieged by Saturn and Mars.” [PA]

Cazimi: “is when a Planet is in the heart of the Sun; that is, not distant from him above 17 min. as Mars in 10 deg. 30 min. of Aries, the Sun in 10 deg. 15 min. of Aries; here Mars is in Cazimi.” [PA]

Chaldean order: the sequence of the planets and lights in order of geocentric mean motion, from the slowest to the fastest: Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Sun, Venus, Mercury, Moon. This sequence is used in all sorts of different classical techniques.

Collection: “Matters are also brought to perfection, when as the two principall Significators doe not behold one another; but both cast their several Aspects to a more weighty Planet than themselves, and they both receive him in some of their essential dignities; then shall that Planet who thus collects both their Lights, bring the thing demanded to perfection: which signifies no more in Art than this, that a Person somewhat interested in both parties and described and signified by that Planet, shall performe, effect and conclude the thing which otherways could not be perfected: As many times you see two fall at variance, and of themselves cannot think of any way of accommodation, when suddenly a Neighbour or friend accidentally reconciles all differences, to the content of both parties: And this is called Collection.” [LI]

Combustion: “A Planet is Combust when he is not distant from the Sun 8 deg. 30 min. either before or after him; for Example, Jupiter in 10 deg. of Aries, the Sun in 14 deg. and Mars in 18, here both Jupiter and Mars are Combust; and observe that a Planet going to Combustion is more afflicted than when departing from it.” [PA]

Critical days: Refers to a recurrence of crisis times in a disease that occur periodically. The concept goes back at least to Hippocrates, and was probably not an astrological concept, but a clinical observation: in malaria, which was very common in the Mediterranean region, fevers recur on a more or less predictable frequency. Astrologically, this became associated with taking the decumbiture for the illness, and examining charts for when the Moon is at any 4th or 8th harmonic placement relative to its original placement in the original decumbiture: it is at these times that the disease can take a turn for the better or worse, because these represent potential crisis period.

Decumbiture: Literally, to lie down. This is a medical event which can then be used to chart the future course of an illness. A decumbiture can be taken literally from when the patient is too sick to no longer stand up, but it can also be a crisis event like the time of a heart attack or seizure, the time of taking a diagnostic test or receiving the diagnosis from it, or the time of a hospital admission or operation.

Essential Dignity: Essential dignity was a system for assessing the strength of a planet by its placement in the zodiac alone. There were five essential dignities: by sign, exaltation, triplicity, term, and face. A planet with dignity can act or do as it wants, whereas a planet without dignity has difficulty getting from Point A to Point B except by a very circuitous route.

Face: One of the minor dignities, also called Chaldean decanates. The faces are 10° slices of the signs, marked by planetary rulers falling in the sequence known as the Chaldean order. The Face is given +1 point.

Frustration: “is when a lighter applies to one more weighty, and before he can come to a perfect Conjunction of him, he gets to a Conjunction of a third, and this is called Frustration; for Example suppose Saturn in 20 degrees of Aries, Jupiter in 19 Aries and Mars in 1 of the same Sign, here before, Mars gets to Conjunction of Jupiter, Jupiter gets to a Conjunction of Saturn, by which means Mars is frustrated.” [PA]

In a House; the 5° rule: Consider the movement of the planets diurnally. For example, the Sun “rises” by going from the 1st House to the 12th House. A planet on the 12th House side of the Ascendant may be said to be angular if it is within 5° of the Ascendant: this is the so-called 5° rule. Depending on the source, this may actually entail anywhere from 2° to 7-8°, depending on the source, and whether the House moved into is Angular, Succedent, or Cadent (largest for Angular; smallest for Cadent).

Hyleg: the giver of Life. Since the Hellenistic period, astrologers designated a particular planets as being important as expressing life force in the chart. There were multiple systems of calculation, the most common being Ptolemy’s and Bonatti’s. The methods were later simplified post Renaissance. Whatever the means of calculation, primary directions to the Hyleg, or other stress to it could result in disease, injury, or death.

Joys: This word was used two ways, which can lead to some confusion. One use was as a synonym for “exaltation.” The second was an indicator of which house would be the top choice for a given planet. The joys by house are: Mercury = 1st House, Moon = 3rd House, Venus = 5th House, Mars = 6th House, Sun = 9th House, Jupiter = 11th House, and Saturn = 12th House.

Lord of the Geniture: this was one of many attempts to find the planet which best exemplifies the individual’s incarnation. It was defined several ways, but a common one is the Almuten of the Sun, Moon, Part of Fortune, Ascendant and Midheaven. See “Almuten of the Chart.”

Occidental: “is when a Planet or Star sets after the Sun is down.” [PA]

Oriental: “is when a Planet riseth before the Sun.” [PA]

Partile: within the same degree number. Notice that this is not an orb size. The Moon at 6 Leo 01 is partile Mars at 6 Leo 59, while the Moon in the same place, and Mars at 5 Leo 59 is within a degree, but not partile. Any aspect may be called either partile, or plactic, for those that are not partile.

Peregrination: “a Planet is Peregrine when he is in a Sign and degree where he hath no Essential dignity, as Mars in 26 degrees of Gemini is Peregrine, because he hath no dignity there, &c.” [PA]

Primary Directions: a system of moving the chart based on diurnal rotation. There are many systems, but the typical basis is that one year of life is given by one degree of movement, roughly four minutes ephemeris time. When planets come to an angle, events of the nature of that planet are expected.

Profection: a system of moving the chart one house per year of life, inherited from the Hellenistic Era. Within this system, the chart may be further moved by subdividing the house into smaller units of time. When planets within a house thus come to an “angle,” events of the nature of that planet are expected.

Prohibition: “is when two Planets are applying to a Conjunction or Aspect, and before they can attain it, another Planet comes to the Conjunction or Aspect of the Planet applied to, and so prohibits the former; as suppose Saturn at 12 degrees of Aries, Jupiter in 10 degrees applying to a Conjunction of Saturn, and Mars in 8 degrees of the same Sign, here Mars by the swiftness of his motion, comes first to a Conjunction of Saturn, and so hinders and prohibits the thing signified by Jupiter.” [PA]

Projected Ecliptic Degree: This is not a classical term, but it explains a process. The fixed stars or planets can be located in the sky either by assigning them a degree placement in longitude and latitude, or by specifying their proximity at a particular time to the earlier system of rising, culminating, setting and anti-culminating (what is now called paran). There is no question that the projection of the position to an ecliptic degree is a newer process, but it has the advantage of expressing the star’s position absolutely, and not at a particular time of day. The problem is, the further away from the ecliptic in latitude, the more arbitrary such a projection may appear. And some of the fixed stars are very far off the ecliptic. The advantage to the paran system is that it expresses an immediacy about the primacy of the star at a particular time of year: that in Spring, this star rises at dawn in this location.

Quality: the Greek system of components that underlaid their elemental and physical systems: the qualities are hot & cold (active), and wet & dry (Passive). Please refer to the table shown under “temperaments” to see how these qualities corresponded to the system of elements.

Reception “is when two Planets are in each others dignities, as the Sun in Aries, and Mars in Leo, here is a Reception by House, it may be also by Exaltation, Triplicity, Term and Face.” [PA]

Refranation: “is no more but this, when a Planet is applying to another by Body or Aspect, and before it be accomplished, he become Retrograde, and is then said to Refrain his Aspect or Conjunction, as Saturn at 1 degrees Aries, and Jupiter in 9 degrees of the same Sign, and before his Conjunction he becomes Retrograde; and that is called Refranation.”[PA]

Sect: whether diurnal or nocturnal. The primary sect of a chart is whether the chart itself is by day or night. A night chart has the Sun posited in the 1st through 6th Houses; a day chart has the Sun in the 12th through 7th Houses: right on the Ascendant-Descendant is anyone’s guess! In addition, planets were considered to have intrinsic sect (Sun, Jupiter and Saturn: diurnal; Moon, Venus and Mars: nocturnal; Mercury: mixed); signs had intrinsic sect (Masculine = diurnal, Feminine = nocturnal), and planets had sect placement, according to whether they were diurnally or nocturnally placed in the chart in question.

Sect Light: The Sun, for a day chart; the Moon for a night chart.

Separation: “is when two Planets have been in Conjunction or Aspect and are going from it as Jupiter in 6 degrees of Aries and Mars in 7 degrees; here Mars separates himself from Jupiter; but yet he is not quite separated from him till they are distant from each other 8 degrees 30 minutes, which is the moiety of both their Orbs; what their Orbs and Aspects are.” [PA]

Temperament: This was a system that Hippocrates used for relating a number of common conditions found in people. He described four temperaments, and each type was characterized by a similar psychology, metabolism, and pattern of illnesses. The four types are given in the following table, taken from Classical Astrology for Modern Living:

Air Libra, Aquarius, Gemini Sanguine Wet, becoming Hot

Fire Aries, Leo, Sagittarius Choleric Hot, becoming Dry

Earth Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo Melancholic Dry, becoming Cold

Water Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces Phlegmatic Cold, becoming Wet

Sanguine types are the jolly glad-handers; choleric type fly off the handle; melancholics are morose and brooding, and phlegmatic are lethargic. The temperaments system was recognized and used by all Galenic physicians, whether they used astrology or not in their practice. The astrologically-inclined would add the ability to calculate the temperament from the nativity, and the ability to predict challenges to the temperament based on the hard aspects of the Moon the to decumbiture chart.

Term: One of the five essential dignities. The Term ruler was said to be “of the body” of that planet, so if the Ascendant is in the Terms of Saturn, it would represent a person serious, older, in a saturnine profession, etc. – primarily physical or outward appearance. The Term was given +2 points, and is considered a minor dignity.

Translation of Light and Nature: “is no more but this, the separating of one Star from the Body or Aspect of another, and carrying his Light and Nature to a third; as for Example, Saturn in 10 degrees of Aries, and Jupiter in degrees of Aries, and the Moon in 8 degrees of Leo, here the Moon separates from a trine of Jupiter, and translates the Light and Nature of Jupiter , by a trine to Saturn.” [PA]

Triplicity: One of the five essential dignities. Triplicities run by element, so there is one set of rulers for the fire signs, another for earth, etc. Triplicity is worth +3 points on the scale of essential dignities. The trick is that there are three different systems. Two of them utilize a day, night, and mixed ruler; the third, which was in common use by English astrologers in the 17th Century, used only day and night. Among the most obvious differences between the two that will be seen in this work is Jupiter being the mixed Triplicity ruler of Air: thus, for a year with Jupiter In Aquarius, Jupiter will often be the most dignified planet, and will virtually always be a contender for use because of the dignity.

Under the Sun’s Beams: “a Planet is said to be under the Sun’s beams, till he is full 17 degrees distant from him.” [PA]

Via combusta: zone from 15 Libra to 15 Scorpio, in some sources; from the Fall of the Sun (19 Libra) to the Fall of the Moon (3 Scorpio) in others. Considered a dangerous area of the sky. Exact definitions of exactly why are difficult, but the definitions unequivocally extend back to the Arabic period.

Void of Course: “is when a Planet is separated from one, and doth not apply to any other while he is in that Sign, and it is most observable in the Moon.” [PA]

Waning Moon: The Moon from Full Moon to New Moon; the Moon from the opposition to the Sun until the conjunction.

Waxing Moon: The Moon from New Moon to Full Moon; the Moon from the conjunction to the Sun until the opposition.