Traditional and Ancient Astrology

Traditional and Ancient Astrology

Astrology from ancient times, as practiced by the ancient Greeks, Persians, etc., as well as Medieval western astrology, traditional Chinese astrology, etc..

Traditional and Ancient Astrology
  • Whither & Whence: A Talk on Ancient and Modern Astrology, with Robert H. Schmidt

    This five-hour workshop with Robert Schmidt provides an introduction to ancient astrology by comparing and contrasting its concepts to those of modern astrology.

    Robert H. Schmidt was an astrologer, translator, and astrological historian whose work let to a renewed interest in, and understanding...

  • Significado de las casas en Astrología Tradicional, con Maria Blaquier

    Conocer el significado de las casas, es fundamental a la hora de hacer astrología natal, electiva u horaria. En este video les comparto el origen de los significados de las casas según la astrología tradicional y la razón por la que algunas casas son más fuertes que otras.

  • Saturn as a Benefic, with Robert Hand

    Most modern astrologers are aware of the positive attributes of Saturn — discipline, structure, order, etc. — but are unaware that in both the ancient world and the Renaissance Saturn has another set of positive qualities as a transcendental planet. From our point of view it would be the first of...

  • Dodecatemoria: el micro zodíaco, con Maria Blaquier

    En esta exposición para el Congreso de Astrología Tradicional, María Blaquier expone sobre el origen babilónico del micro zodíaco y de sus distintos usos a lo largo de la historia de la astrología occidental.

  • Astrología Horaria: Como Encontrar Objetos Perdidos, con Maria Blaquier

    La astrología horaria es una técnica que responde preguntas puntuales usando la carta del momento de la pregunta.

  • Saturn Returns: Night and Day, with Leisa Schaim

    Why are some people’s Saturn returns so difficult, while others emerge comparably victorious? Common wisdom says effort, but there’s actually a remarkable astrological tool to help distinguish between these. Sect, the difference between day and night charts, shows us how, as well as the shades of...

  • Johannes Kepler's Mundane Astrology, with Nicholas Campion

    Johannes Kepler threw out most of medieval astrology, realising that it had failed, in its own terms, to predict the future. Instead he proposed a reformed astrology which could be used to understand political processes and, perhaps, maintain peace and stability. So, what would Kepler have said a...

  • A Fascinating Quest for Alexander the Great's Birth Chart, with Thomas Gazis

    Apart from his marvelous deeds, there is something more to Alexander. Some very unusual charisma seems to ever emanate out of this unique personality, a charisma which we can still feel today, 2300 years later. Actually, there are so many heroic and – at the same time – tragic archetypes enacted ...

  • Fortune and Spirit:Principal Lots in Hellenistic Astrology, with Doug Noblehorse

    Fortune and her companion Spirit are the two primary Greek Lots (which were the precedent for Arabic Parts) which have survived into modern times as calculated astrological points in a horoscope. But what do you do with them, and what do they mean? Misunderstandings and misrepresentations about t...

  • Fiery Travels: The Story of the Via Combusta, with Kim Farnell

    This is the story of a small stretch of sky. The Via Combusta (fiery road) is a small stretch of sky, usually defined as mid-Libra to mid-Scorpio, that is seen by astrologers as A Bad Thing. When the Moon is there, it bodes bad results for horary astrologers, shows serious problems for electional...

  • The Most Powerful Predictive System in Astrology, with Joni Patry

    In her search for the most powerful system for prediction, Joni Patry has studied many techniques from Western astrology, but has found the Dasha system from Vedic astrology to be the most amazing and accurate. You will learn how to implement this powerful system into your astrological practice, ...

  • Fundamental Techniques in Hellenistic Astrology, with Chris Brennan

    A brief overview of Hellenistic astrology, touching upon the history, philosophy and techniques of the tradition with a technical focus on specific techniques from the Hellenistic tradition that should prove to be new and useful to modern astrologers, such as whole sign houses, sect, sign rulersh...

  • Roundtable Discussion on Traditional Astrology

    Roundtable discussion on various traditional astrological techniques with Norma Jean Ream, Ty Price, Doug Noblehorse, and Hazel Leung. Moderated by Chris Turner. Recorded September 13, 2009.

  • Dragon Embrace: Indian Techniques for Western Astrologers, with Karine Dilanyan

    This lecture is provided in both English and Russian.

    Эта лекция проводится на английском и русском языках.

    The theme of lunar nodes is one of the most confused and fogged in mass myths of Western astrology. In the course of this lecture, we will examine the mythology, astronomy, and history of...

  • Mundane Astrology: The Basics, with Ed Tamplin

    This lecture concentrates on the techniques and origins of mundane and political astrology and prediction. The lecture draws on classical techniques originating from ancient Mesopotamia and supplemented by such mundane masters such as Masha’allah, through Kepler and down to the more contemporary ...

  • Invisible Things: Horary Astrology - Thoughts of the Client, with Boris Boiko

    This lecture is provided in both English and Russian.

    Эта лекция проводится на английском и русском языках.

    Horary questions concerning hidden or absent things occupy an important place in astrological art. In fact, most of the manuals for astrologers describing the rules and methods of horary ...

  • Discovery of the Self in Medieval and Modern Astrology, with Nicholas Campion

    Astrologers often talk about the soul, but without saying what they think it is. Many scholars think that the Self was discovered in the late nineteenth century. But it was in the thirteenth century that the translation of astrological texts from Arabic caused a crisis in the European mind. This ...

  • Manzils, or Lunar Mansions, According to the Arabs, with Robert Hand

    Most astrologers with any knowledge of Hindu astrology (Jyotish) are aware that it uses a division of the zodiac into 27 nakshatras, often referred to as Lunar Mansions. Fewer astrologers are aware that Arabic and Medieval Latin astrology also have such a system except that it is based on the div...

  • Hellenistic Astrology Through the Oxyrynchus Papyri, with Thomas Gazis

    We could say that the Oxyrhynchus papyri are a sort of time capsule miraculously preserving not only the literature but the daily life that was taking place some 2000 years ago, in the so called Hellenistic era. Actually these papyri were discovered at an archaeological excavation of an ancient r...

  • Nodes of the Moon in Ancient Astrology, with Acyuta-bhava Dasa (Adam Elenbaas)

    In this talk, we explore the ancient Hellenistic and Indian understanding and use of the nodes of the Moon in natal astrology, comparing and contrasting the ancient use of the nodes, and the philosophy surrounding their use, with our current use of the nodes in modern astrology.

  • Mental Health Issues in the Chart: A Traditional View, with Elena Lumen, Ph.D.

    In this lecture, we will discuss how traditional western astrology identifies mental health illness in the natal charts. This was often seen in severe afflictions to the Moon, Mercury, excessive mutability in the chart, and some other configurations. Elena illustrates how these astrological patte...

  • The Great Conjunction: Persian Astrology Perspective, with Ehsan Khazeni

    Persian astrologers kept the track of time using several cycles, including the great conjunctions, for centuries. They based the conjunction points and cycles as one of the most deciding points of mundane astrology. The point of previous conjunction had been mentioned in birth chart of the kings ...

  • The Division of the Sky in Chinese Astrology, with Rod Chang

    Ancient Chinese divided the sky into seven regions. Three of them, called the Three Enclosures, are near the north celestial pole and the polar star, while the other four, the Four Symbols, are along the zodiac.

    These four zodiacal regions are symbolised with totems of dragon, tiger, turtle, and...

  • Mars and Pluto: Merging Traditional and Modern, with Dorothy Oja

    Mars: Understanding the traditional ruler of Aries and Scorpio, the first and eighth house. How can we incorporate the recognized modern ruler of Scorpio, Pluto, and its relationship to the eighth house and its relationship to Mars? Mars came first, but how does Pluto fit in? We’ll explore some i...