The exquisite sign of Aquarius

                                                                          Marsilio Ficino: Due to the precession of the equinoxes we are entering the age of Aquarius. Many astrologers […]

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Love and Marriage- Some Considerations

                                              by Clélia  Romano, DMA  March 2017                        Astrological analysis of love, marriage and companionship is not difficult to delineate in a chart and […]

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A brief commentary on planetary essences

by Pablo Ianiszewski F. Why do we talk about benefic and malefic planets? Does it not predispose us to conceive existence from a negative point of view? Ancient astrologers had no qualms about recognizing a duality of light and darkness, of life and death, of creative and destructive forces throughout creation. From Zoroaster to Heraclitus, […]

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Al-Kindi – The Transmission of Greek Metaphysics to Islamic Theology

A blog post on someone of the stature of al-Kindi can scarcely do him justice; but it can serve as an introduction to this extraordinary man as well as the transmission and absorption of Greek texts into Islamic theology. It is also my hope that al-Kindi will regain his former prominence among the many other […]

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Isra and Mi’raj in the Zubdat-al Tawarikh

First and foremost, I’m fascinated that a book on the natural world is prefaced with a painting of how that world is both sustained and came into being. The visual arts and astrology have long been inseparable.  The earliest star-lore was depicted visually in Sumer and far back into the Paleolithic period. The movements of the Heavens […]

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Some thoughts about malefic and benefic planets

The last Mars / Saturn  conjunction in Sagittarius, on August 24th, 2016, raises some important considerations. On the same day of the conjunction it happened there was an earthquake in Italy and 240 people were killed. Here in Brazil the the impeachment trial of President Dilma Rousseff  was initiated by the Senate.. Ordinary people face […]

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Mundane Astrology and the Croatian Presidential Elections 2014/15 – Part I

It has been a while since I have written anything. There are many reasons for this but the main reason being I have had to concentrate on health issues. It is remarkable that when our physical being is “in tune” then often our “mental” or “soul” finds the appropriate partner to be more successful and […]

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The Mysteries in Hellenistic astrology

              The Mysteries in Hellenistic astrology the original article and some 2014 review Clelia Romano, DMA Copyright 2007-2014 This article was inspired by the lectures presented by Robert Schmidt during the Vll Astrological Conclave in Cumberland, July 2007. Robert Schmidt together with Robert Hand and Robert Zoller created the memorable project Hindsight. In the beginning […]

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The Days of the Week and Japanese Kanji

Classical Astrologers hold the view that the Enlightenment brought about a profound shift in sensibility that was detrimental to the craft of astrology.  While many of us would accept this as a matter of course, we have been educated within the matrix of post-Enlightenment thought.  There are two assumptions that seem to be particularly difficult […]

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Nativity Charts and Free Will

With the “discovery” of the outer Planets and the movement into Modern Astrology, many traditional associations of the seven Traditional Planets were re-assigned to the Outer Planets.  For example, the genius of Mercury was attributed to Uranus and the idealism and spirituality of Jupiter was assigned to Neptune.  In Modern Astrology, the Outer Planets were […]

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