Why did the Golden Dawn employ the Placidus System of House? – Part 1

The topic of Flying Roll XXIV is “On Horary Astrology”. This Flying Roll was written by Dr Berridge (also called V.H. Frater Resurgum) and focuses on demonstrating the technique of Horary Astrology, although is a very bare form. While reading the “Commentaries of the Golden Dawn Flying Rolls” it was noted that while Horary AstrologyContinue reading “Why did the Golden Dawn employ the Placidus System of House? – Part 1”

An Analysis of the Signification of the Moon from Vettius Valens’ Anthology Part 1.

Continuing my series on the significations of the planets from the Anthology of Vettius Valens, I will now focus on the Moon. Much like in the post on the Sun, I will be using the translation from Mark Riley. However, the texts of Chris Brennan Robert Schmidt will be used from time to time. InContinue reading “An Analysis of the Signification of the Moon from Vettius Valens’ Anthology Part 1.”

Astrological Dignities from the Neophyte Knowledge Lecture Part 2.

In Part 1 of this series I gave a brief introduction to the dignities of the planets presented in the Neophyte Knowledge Lecture and a rationally as to the Domicile assignments of the planets. In this post I will discuss the Exaltations and Triplicities. 2. The Exaltations Exaltations tend to follow Domiciles in importance. WhileContinue reading “Astrological Dignities from the Neophyte Knowledge Lecture Part 2.”

Astrological Dignities from the Neophyte Knowledge Lecture Part 1.

In this blog post and the next, I will be discussing the rationale behind the dignities presented in the Neophyte Knowledge lecture from the original Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Traditionally, when one completes the Neophyte degree, they are given five subjects to memorize perfectly in order to advance. These are: The names andContinue reading “Astrological Dignities from the Neophyte Knowledge Lecture Part 1.”

An Analysis of the Signification of the Sun from Vettius Valens’ Anthology Part 3

In Part 1, I discussed many different archetypal ideas related to the Astrological Sol, including references from Ptolemy, the Qabalah, ceremonial magic and astronomical observation. In part 2 I provided rationales for about half of the significations. Here I will continue the rest of them. Refer to Part 1 blog for images and information. “judgement”Continue reading “An Analysis of the Signification of the Sun from Vettius Valens’ Anthology Part 3”

An Analysis of the Signification of the Sun from Vettius Valens’ Anthology Part 2

In the previous blog, I discussed many different archetypal ideas related to the Astrological Sol, including references from Ptolemy, the Qabalah, ceremonial magic and astronomical observation. Here I will discuss the individual significations outlined in Valens’ Anthology. Refer to the previous blog for images and information. “The all-seeing sun” This phrase is self-explanatory. The sunContinue reading “An Analysis of the Signification of the Sun from Vettius Valens’ Anthology Part 2”

An Analysis of the Signification of the Sun from Vettius Valens’ Anthology Part 1.

The purpose of these blog post is to analyse the significations of the Sun given by Vettius Valens in his Anthology. For this, I will be primarily focusing on the version translated by Mark Riley as it is available online for anyone to download (1). However, I will be borrowing from other translations as needContinue reading “An Analysis of the Signification of the Sun from Vettius Valens’ Anthology Part 1.”