Nonetheless, this physical object definition of the vernal equinox, existent and accurate then, serves to provide a means to estimate the elapsed general precession of the equinoxes. Recalling that general precession is, to The star, Alpha Arietis, a. Recalling that Hipparchus' variance in error on measurements was about one degree, and that the rate of annual precession in declination is 0.
See Apparent Places of Fundamental Stars Using the value, The mean apparent place of Beta Arietis for is listed with right ascension of 1 h 54 m 33 s Gamma Arietis, , has right ascension of about 1. Precession in latitude is near zero and held as zero here: Next, I subtract out the elapsed general precession since BC, in right ascension 0.
This section demonstrated sound estimations, these uniformly indicating the amount of precession in longitude, at the vernal equinox, to be west one full zodiac sign, i. As shown in arguments, the general precession can be broken down into its equatorial coordinate components, some Arguments also afford calculation to dates somewhat earlier or later than BC. General precession, calculated from BC to present, is The invention's incremental adjustment is necessary on Western, Eastern and Chinese astrology positions, dates of signs, syndicated and reference data, and for any artifacts, systems or apparatuses.
In the means to this point, the inventor used where required the date, BC, as the date at which the vernal equinox was fixed as Aries 0 degrees by Western, tropical, astrology; this is the date when Hipparchus is to have finished his star catalogue. But, to begin to construct a star catalogue, the origin of the mapping system needed be first set, and as this is the vernal equinox, so, another valid and appropriate date to select for calculations is at the beginning of his cataloguing, by BC.
From BC to the new millennium AD, is years. Arguments the new millennium begins AD, is years. Further, arguments for BC project years as year AD. Next, is measured the number of years time, required to equal thirty degrees of elapsed precession, as from that full measure of one sign, the vernal equinox is marked thenceforth, Aquarius, and continues on at that time from Aquarius 30 degrees.
In ecliptic and in equatorial coordinate systems, the rate for general precession, 0. Starting the new millennium we enter the Age of Aquarius! This approximated value can be divided by the annual rate of precession in right ascension, 0. This shows that at BC, the star, Gamma Arietis, was physically observable as accurately marking the vernal equinox. As a confirming proof that both the star based means and the numerical means are reasonably robust, it is collaborated that the Thus, using a physical basis, here being the star, Gamma Arietis, which marked the vernal equinox at BC, a full 30 degrees precession is shown having elapsed by the new millennium.
Using a non-grid basis, Pisces marks the vernal equinox. These two means, star and non-grid, can also set the coordinate system's origin. To this point, several means have been provided by which the origin of the celestial mapping system and astrological positions can be determined. Second, Newcomb's constant for precession in longitude per tropical year was used Third, it was determined by calculation of elapsed general precession over that period; fourth, by adding precession in right ascension and declination, fifth, by transform between equatorial and ecliptic coordinates.
A means used the rate for general precession 0. Next, precise current position of Mesarthim Gamma Arietis was used to determined the historical date at which it was the exact marker of the vernal equinox, being before BC. Finally, using the physically observable zodiac stars in constellation, as determinable from the two-dimensional reproduction found herein, it was shown that the point of the vernal equinox, is in Pisces. All of these means are valid bases for precisely setting the origin of the celestial mapping system, and in turn, for naming the positions of any astrological planetary and axial component, of Sun signs and calendar dates, of lunar animal signs, of ascendants by hour, and for all astrological data, information and artifacts, including of horoscopes and subject dispositions.
Now, the essential consequence of these varied means for the determination of the origin concern the date when the sign on the vernal equinox changes from Pisces to Aquarius, and here, the user is advised to select the date from among the various choices which most suits their preferences or convictions. The various means presented herein do not otherwise ostensibly effect results found in the positions, signs, horoscopes and dispositions, since all data from these means are within one degree of each other.
Thus, the core mean prevails and is repeatedly confirmed: To conclude this section on the invention's technical means, several further means are detailed which can determine a precise setting of the coordinate mapping system's origin based on the date of the change from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius. Determining a full thirty degrees gives:. This date, of AD, is accepted as significant to spiritualists, mystics and believers, many of who prognosticate that the Messiah appears in this year. Others, particularly those who consider the admonitions and cosmic progression as revealed in the Apocalypse or Nostrodamus, may aver that before the Messiah appears, a phase of destruction and judgment occurs.
To determine the accurate date of the era of destruction, a unique means using a physical star basis is given. Acknowledged as one of the preeminent Rosicrucian alchemists of his millennium, the Comte St. The reference to the Leg is that of the Great Man Aquarius. Know that place sign or symbol, probably a zodiacal constellation, ed. To determine that future date:. Thus, there is one millennium to come before the end of the ages. Mystics talk of a thousand years of peace to rein on Earth; this is in time. Ptolemy, in his Tetrabiblios, relates his astrological facts regarding the unique stars within each different constellation along the ecliptic's belt.
Under the IAU constellation mappings, the constellation Aquarius begins at This concludes the section detailing means for determining the zodiac sign to degree on the mapping systems' equinox origin. The Book of Houses then follows below. At bottom, Lists of extracted Planetary Component Data, stated for longitude and latitude, with the data for the Moon reduced from the Greenwich noon data, and of Axial Component Data. The device of FIG. The drawing shows the Composition of two unique Astrological Tarot Decks. The drawing in FIG. The Systems can be directly linked to Home Page and to each other.
The present invention relates to methods, processes, systems and apparatuses for determining the signs under which a person is born, and for pluralities of subjects, by determining the zodiac positions for Sun signs and planetary and axial components within the constellations, as of a selected date and as annual sets of dates throughout time, as novel zodiac component data; processing the innovative zodiac component data into astrologers' artifacts; and utilizing such unique data and artifacts to predict, reveal, comment, interpret and entertain the astrological character of the subject s , as based on the data of zodiac signs and components.
The invention's locating methods and celestial mapping systems determine the positions of the twelve zodiac signs, and the positions of the zodiac components based thereon, respective the zodiac constellations. It is astrological practice to use an ecliptic coordinate system. Alternatively, to be detailed, each zodiac sign can be determined based on actual layout of the stars in each zodiac constellation.
By traditions and conventions long known and used by astrologers and astronomers alike, the vernal equinox marks the tropical year, with its zodiac sign given by name and degree. Each sign has a uniform 30 degree arc of the degree ecliptic coordinate sphere originating at the sign on the vernal equinox. The invention's methods incorporate the accurate effects of precession, which, over time, shift the sign on the equinox. This origin is accurate to one degree, The precise marking of the origin, which determines the positions of the zodiac signs, each of 30 degrees, is established according to the means detailed in the Technical Means section.
Any of these means can be used to determine the precise marking of the origin, with the data of FIG. That section showed that the lunar-based animal signs of Chinese astrology can be utilized, and via precession, to render the same conclusions. Thus, this mapping system, wherein each zodiac sign commands a 30 degree arc sector of the degree coordinate mapping sphere, is oriented by the means utilized to determine the precise marking of the origin.
Based on the marking used, the zodiac signs are then assigned in order. For determinations of zodiac sign data, each of 30 degrees, and component data, based thereon, the specification implements an origin and system based on an exact 30 degree precession from tropical sign positions.
The sign on the origin changes to Aquarius in the New Millennium. In order to map the longitudinal positions of the zodiac constellations, it was first necessary to Catalogue the Fixed Stars of the Zodiac Constellations in ecliptic coordinates, by longitude and latitude. Such position catalogue is invented in FIGS. The invented process for measuring the ecliptic positions of the stars and stellar objects of the zodiac constellations, and of any heavenly star, object, or constellation, enabling the cataloguing of said stars, objects, and constellations, in celestial longitude and latitude, as ecliptic coordinate data, proceeds by converting position data in non-ecliptic coordinates.
Therefrom, a catalogue of the ecliptic coordinate positions of the stars and stellar objects of the zodiac constellations was generated, wherein said ecliptic coordinate positions of individual stars and objects are ecliptic coordinate data: The invention's locating methods and mapping system, and utilization of the effects of precession over time, provide the basis in determining the calendar dates of the zodiac signs, useful for deriving astrological data, artifacts and information.
Such lists of zodiac signs by calendar dates, provided in the media, in horoscopes, in print, production, distribution, publishing, broadcasting and disclosure, center, originate, at the sign on the vernal equinox. These month-long visits in a sign are the crux and core components of astrology's syndicated features, such as daily horoscopes.
These dates are accurate to within one day for the seventy years following the new millennium, and the dates of FIG. The top section shows the Dates for the Sun Signs under each of these systems. The invention's method is unique to the prior art systems for the Dates of any Sun Sign, at all spherical points along the zodiac and at all times of the years. The reason for this differentiation from prior art, across all points and times, stems for the different Signs to the Degree of Solar Astrological Positions at the Equinoxes. The bottom section presents a comparison of positions among these methods.
The zodiac positions of planetary components are determined for the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Lunar Nodes, and with regard to the zodiac signs of Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces, with the astrological axial components of ascendant, mid-heaven, descendant, imum coeli, and demarcations for the twelve houses, being similarly determined with respect to the named zodiac signs, each of thirty degrees, with position specified by sign to degree.
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The manufacture of astrological artifacts can be executed by hand or by software programs running on a computer or internet server. For the manufacture of certain astrological devices of charts, tables and grids, upon which much astrological analysis rests, it can be necessary to define the angularities of horizon and axis, according to the date and geographical coordinates of the input inquiry. Once processed, these inputs return the rising ascendant and descendant signs of the querist's subject, the rulers of the heavens mid-heaven and imum coeli and the houses.
Certain aspects of astrological processing can be performed upon the user-specified input of date alone. Here, the subject of inquiry might be simply the locations of the sun, moon and node, and planets across the zodiac for a given day. These planetary component data are found formatted in ephemerides, or solar system calendars, presenting their zodiac positions for each day. Ephemerides, astrological calendars and daily aspectarians are tables by date, listing position in zodiacal sign, to its degree.
These latter tables show Sun Sign Changes vary a bit year to year. From solar, lunar and planetary component data, astrological analysis can proceed. The general character of the subject can be revealed for its zodiacal placements, since the signs of the sun, moon and planets have been discovered. Grids of Aspects between the novel component data can be created, revealing component interactions as established by their geometric relationships of: The aspects between components need not be exact, as astrologers allow for an orb around the exact value, these orb amounts varying by the specific type of aspect and the specific planets involved; invention computes aspects by astrology's standard degrees of orb.
Each component can also be categorized for astrological disposition: When the full range of input parameters are known for the inquiry's subject—time, date and earthly location, the complete and precise astrological component mapping can be generated. Specifically, the exact time and geographic location of the inquiry afford the ability to process and return the axial components which orient the planetary components, as well as for more precise data on fast-moving astrological components, lunar activity, eclipses and changes of zodiac sign, or on changes in apparent direction direct or retrograde of planetary components.
To construct an astrological artifact involving axial components, such as a natal chart from an individual's birth date, time and location, the positions of these components need to be discovered by computational processing, which in part can be met by conventional astronomical or astrological procedures. The GMT standard is principally used in astrology and is the basis herein.
Here, let a location on earth specified by date and time be the input parameters. The local time input is converted to Greenwich Mean Time per standard time zone tables or algorithmic discovery. This converted time is then adjusted for sidereal movement by a combination process: This resultant time is then adjusted for longitudinal equivalent to the input location and this is done by multiplying the longitude of the input location by four, with the result stated in terms of hours, minutes and seconds.
This amount is then added east of Greenwich or subtracted west of Greenwich to the sidereal time previously computed. This value is the local sidereal time LST for the input parameters. For Southern latitudes, the local sidereal time calculated by the process is increased by 12 hours; the book of houses per invention is referred to: The process references this local sidereal time, in cross-reference to the longitudinal coordinate of the input location, against a book or table of houses, a look-up table or by database algorithm which returns the zodiac positions of the axial components per invention—minimally, ascendant and mid-heaven.
Each house can be individually determined for complete charts. In performing typical input processing, the following group of look-up tables, calendars must be available, in full or part: It contains a portion of an Ephemeris, this ephemeris being further innovative in that it contains the Latitudinal Position of the Planetary Components, in addition to Longitudinal. The position in latitude is valuable for determining position within the physical stars in zodiac constellation. For this example, the processing methods are implemented to determine the subject's Local Sidereal Time:.
At bottom, are listings of the extracted Planetary Component Data, stated for celestial longitude and latitude, with the data for the Moon reduced from the Greenwich noon data, and of Axial Component Data. The Scorpio components predict and reveal the subject as a deeply emotional individual, loyal, intuitive and passionate, these as the foundation for thought processes, decisions, endeavors and inspiration. The Capricorn components predict the subject as highly conservative, cautious and conventional, materially and practically inclined, with a strong sense of status, responsibility and duty.
The Western components in Scorpio and Capricorn predict an individual who is dark and stocky, with large bones. Likely occupations are psychologist, government employee, military officer, corporate executive. This indicates that the subject has a predominant disposition to react rather than to act, to choose from existent situations rather than to create choices and opportunities.
The quality of the planets are reported as predominantly cardinal and fixed. This reveals the subject as a very stable individual and competent leader, with a fixed sense of self and others. The key planet in the Western manufactureds is Saturn in Capricorn, being in its regent sign, and this planet functions as the end-depositor for the composition.
This predicts the subject resolves as a person, ambitious for the sake of material wealth and personal status, practically pursuing goals. However, this is fully wrong. The manufactureds by the invention reveal that, in fact, the subject has a Libran Sun and rising sign Ascendant , Mercury and Neptune, with substantial placements in Sagittarius. Each planet and angle is in a zodiac sign different from the Western ones.
The subject is predicted and revealed, by the Libran components, as an intellectual and aesthete who is concerned with societal forms of art and science. The many Sagittarian components indicate that the subject has a religious and ethical nature, and is inclined to higher thought. On the physical side, the Libran and Sagittarian components predict a person who is fair, good looking, slender and athletic. Probable occupations include writer, artist, thinker, educator. This indicates a strong tendency to empower oneself to personally originated purposes and to pursue these in life.
The disposition and analytics further reveal qualities quite different from that produced by the Western Prior Art, as the subject's planets are predominantly in cardinal and mutable signs. This indicates a changeable, versatile nature, coupled with strong cardinal leadership qualities. Jupiter, ruler of religion, law and philosophy, not Saturn, is the primary planet for the subject disposition, with exaltations, detriments and fall changing also.
This predicts the subject resolves as an enterprising person, philosophical, full of ideas to better life. Thus, the invention improves on Western prior art by correcting the demonstrable flaws of its methods, tools, resources and artifacts for usage. The results of the example represent the typical improvement for any input choice, with the invention demonstrating its innovation over the Western Prior Art and establishing its usefulness and general benefit to society.
Three comments are important. First, the astrological characterization provided by the artifacts produced per the invention's methods seemed subjectively more astute, insightful and on-target to the subject than did those by the Prior Art. As a simple proof of its efficacy, the subject clearly resembles the invention's physical prediction, not the Western's.
Second, feelings that the prior art creates accurate artifacts stem from the astrological fact that the Sun of any subject, a preeminent astrological component for every inquiry, moves into the Western prior art natal position by adulthood, with progressed positions understood in astrology as indicating what the subject becomes or is influenced by, at that time in life. And third, by logic, the rational mind knows that it is the stars in the formations of the actual, naturally factual, zodiac constellations which is what, if anything, makes astrology transpire.
The interpretative and creative usages of astrological manufactureds are, to great extent, not topical to the invention. These developed specialties are independent of this invention, because they are not impacted by this invention. It is not an issue of interpretation; it is not that Taurus must now be understood differently.
It is that the prior art assigns locations incorrectly, placing a planet, e. Although the example focused on a natal chart, any variety of astrological process or artifact can benefit from the methods of invention. The transit data then is placed on the subject chart, by Overlay technique, as shown therein.
The transit overlay is made for any type of astrological chart. As with the two previous Figures, FIG. Synastry, the astrology of pairing two subjects, requires each subject's data and charts to be first rendered per invention. These types of astrological chart artifacts are used to portray the interaction, influence and compatibility of two subjects. For illustrative purposes, a second example subject is introduced, chosen for its date's numerological signature per the methods and correspondence systems described herein, of Jan.
That subject's natal positions of components and the natal chart for that subject are first determined and constructed. By use of the overlay technique, synnastry charts achieve their ends by linking the two natal charts, placing one subject's components by position over the chart of the other subject. In contrast thereto, the mechanism of composite charts is to make one single data set and chart from two sets of component positions, the new data set and chart revealing how that pairing operates together. The composite technique is by mid-points. Mundane astrology of events, objects, companies, utilizes the invention's data types, too.
Standard charts are made in manner of Western-, Eastern- and Chinese-Style astrology charts, except that the invention's charts are based on and reflective of the invention's zodiac positions of signs and zodiac components. From the Table of Grahas, one can see clearly that for every component graha, the invention's position, to the degree, is always different from the position found by Eastern prior art. The box Charts look very similar, which is because only the sign, but not the degree, is represented therein.
However, importantly the Sun signs differ. Given the focus in Chinese astrology upon the Lunar Signs' Elements, Seasons and Stems, the invention's methods provide vital improvement since the Western Methods err by one zodiac sign. Each zodiac sign is unique, and neighboring signs of the zodiac are always different with respect to their astrological Element, Quality and Polarity. The reproduction gives comprehensive view from outside the zodiac. The twelve zones of the grid are marked by sign glyph, with their corresponding zodiac constellation found within respective region. Each Constellation can be illustrated for its mythological symbol.
The example zodiac sign in this figure, in astrological symbol and underlying physical constellation, is of Aries, whose symbolic image is of the Ram. A circular base sheet is marked along its perimeter, being divided into twelve equal sections, each section being marked in an outer band on the perimeter by the glyph of one of the twelve zodiac signs in order along the zodiac belt, counterclockwise.
Next, an interior circle is drawn equidistant between the base sheet's center and its perimeter. This line represents the ecliptic, with position outward from this ecliptic line being for increasingly northern latitudes, the area going inward to the center, being for increasingly southern latitudes, each direction extending or marked to contain at least 30 degrees of latitude. Next, the actual stars in zodiac constellations are mapped and figured to the area between the center and perimeter, being mapped individually by longitude and latitude.
The symbolic entity of each zodiac sign can be illustrated on its constellation space. Onto this prepared circular base, the zodiac planetary and axial component positions can be mapped and rendered. An outermost ring with calendar dates, such that March 21 st is origin, dates proceeding counterclockwise, aligning with the Invention's Sun Signs, Equinoxes and Solstices by calendar dates, can be added.
On a radii from center, of axial components, latitude can be marked. These three varieties of positions are unique to the invention, based on its coordinate systems. The nearby stars are also given for each component position to aid zodiac determinations. For determination of the invention's positions, the star catalogues, FIGS. This particular version of the device is utilized as the mapping base of standard astrological charts, which map by longitude only, as are found in the FIGS. The dividing line separating Aquarius 30 degrees and Pisces 0 degrees is the origin of the mapping device, corresponding to the solar position at the vernal equinox, the degrees from the origin proceeding counterclockwise from that point of the circular base.
The zodiac glyphs are inward aligned, to permit legibility when rotating the device, for instance, to place a subject's ascendant at the nine o'clock position when mapping a subject.
A concentric inner circle is marked inside the circular base's perimeter band of zodiac signs, allowing that band to be divided by house axes, with the appropriate house marked therein. This astrological chart device was used for drawing the invention's example charts contained in the FIGS.
The stars of the irregular zodiac constellations result in arc sections which are without zodiac sign or where two constellations overlap, based on longitude alone. The former arc section is marked, shown herein by diagonal lines, the latter overlapping arc section by cross-hatching. The astrological mapping device, as each device of the FIG. The example subject's Neptune is at the end of Virgo by longitude, however, because it is, by longitude and latitude, closer to a star of Libra, its star-based position is determined as Libra.
By longitudinal measurement alone, subject's Ascendant is end-Virgo. Along the Ascendant axis lie the two Virgoan luminaries, Thus, the ascendant axis crosses those two Virgoan luminaries, corresponding to the two Feet of the Virgin. Per invention's non-grid, physical stars in constellation-based positions, position can be by point, longitude, visually, and by symbols on stars. It also shows, when it provides the best fit, components by longitude, visual inspection and symbol. To great extent, positions along the ecliptic belt by these means return zodiac signs which are unanimous.
However, examine the subject's conjunction of Ascendant, Mercury and Neptune: The calendar dates are given for each sign, when the Sun appears in that zodiac constellation. To enable the creation of these horoscopes, three compilations of astrological data for the given day, with respect to the zodiac signs, are useful. The horoscope method identifies, for each zodiac sign, any planets found in that particular zodiac sign, and attributes importance to the characteristics of those planets for that sign.
The method qualifies that information by any aspects which those domiciled planets make with other planets. Then, the method identifies planetary positions by sign for that day which make a significant aspect to the particular zodiac Sun sign, and attributes from this. For the purposes of this invention, the horoscopes of Western prior art Sun signs are not directly useable, or rotated, as the horoscopes of the invention's art.
This is because, though by invention, a Western Sun position in, for example subject, Scorpio, is in Libra, the subject cannot use the Western horoscope for Libra, as by invention, the Western positions which underlie its Libra horoscope are actually positions and aspects in relation to Virgo. It contains Celebrity Profiles by Invention, providing brief astrological sketches of eight celebrities. The profiles, being printed information generated per the methods of the invention, are analytic artifacts which house the invention's component data and describe the astrological character consistent therewith.
The profiles by invention are generated by approximately processing the Western prior art component data found in the Jillson profiles. Here, all prior art component data are adjusted by an approximate, corrective, amount, being to shift prior art positions one zodiac sign back, i.
Thus, if the prior art established Mercury as being in Cancer, the invention's position of Mercury is in Gemini, the zodiac sign which precedes Cancer. By culling and adjusting the component data found in the prior art profiles, the correct component data can be discovered, and this data then served the purpose of analysis in line with the methods of the invention.
All of the profiles created by invention are reasonable, informative and entertaining as considered on their own. The invention does not limit or restrict the latitude for interpretative astrological comment, but rather supports it with the foundation of empirically valid zodiac positions.
The invention allows the same personality traits to be discussed and pinpointed, though the analytic causality is different, since the invention identifies astrological components in zodiac positions at variance from the prior art positions. From an astrologer's perspective, the celebrity profiles generated by the invention are arguably superior to the prior art profiles, since the analysis of celebrity personalities rests on stronger astrological causality.
For instance, pronounced competitive spirit is attributed to Mars in its ruler of Aries, which Steffi Graf has by the methods of the invention. Jillson attributes this to Mars in Taurus, which is a weaker position for Mars. Similarly, Donald Trump's well-known activities and personality stem from his Sun in Taurus, this sign ruling personal property, real estate, physical beauty, love of riches and bodily pleasure.
The profile by invention features this, while the prior art places his Sun in Gemini, the sign ruling the mind, communication, education and ideas. Because the Sun is a preeminent planet, if it were in Gemini, astrology indicates a fully different life focus, personality and purpose from Donald Trump than the self-made, real-estate, casino and beauty-pageant mogul. Ancient maps of the heavens, however, were as apt to be drawn from the vantage looking in on earth, with the order of the constellations, the zodiac included, then being reversed in order and motion, from the earth-centered, outward-looking, vantage.
From their system perspective, the subject is found in the opposite zodiac sign, and the zodiac sign order is reversed. The top astrological artifact of FIG. The Sun, which appears from the earth as located at the end of Libra, on the cusp into Scorpio, sees the subject on earth in the opposite zodiac sign along the ecliptic, that is, as across from the natal position, at the end of Aries. This opposite vantage from each component portrays which complementary influences the subject native needs to effect Chinese balance and holistic wellness and shows what types of opinions and experiences others may well gather from having interpersonal acquaintance with the subject.
It can be thought of as revealing the zodiac sign in which a component apprehends the native in its own awareness. The middle astrological artifact of FIG. Reversal of constellations captures the precession of the equinoxes as a forward, not backward, shifting. This is because the order of the zodiac signs has a clockwise direction, this captured in the middle artifact, with an earthly vantage of component positions. Time does move forward, and one sees herein that the precession of the equinoxes now moves forward, too.
The bottom astrological artifact of FIG. This is a variation of system perspective, as represented in FIG. As is apparent from the charts, data and dispositions of FIGS. The vernal equinox origin is marked in opposite sign, at the line separating Virgo and Leo.
Even amidst apparently incoherent natural systems, order lurks amidst the chaos, ready to emerge.
I believe that we can learn much from such ideas, which are a counterpart to the idea that reality is some kind of machine that is ultimately mechanical and predictable. If you think about it, when we time an astrological 'event' to a particular moment of culmination, by the time that happens the event has already formed and its action is almost complete. In order to find those moments when we have greater freedom to act or better creative traction, we should really look at the unformed or chaotic times between the series of exact astrological events.
By the time the event happens, it is too late to change it, except in retrospect. Parallels between chaos theory and astrology teach us about important principles that we can use creatively to be more accurate and penetrating in our astrology work. Utilising the principles of 'fractal branching' and understanding the mechanism of 'strange attractors' inherent in nature and reflected in the horoscope make aspect interpretation far more accurate.
Using my Life Time Astrology techniques, we come to understand the either-or choices raised by two-planet aspect interpretation in a different light, which provides greater accuracy and added information for using astrological knowledge. The principles of chaos theory applied to Life Time Astrology leads to the creation of a 'micro-astrology' which will transform your practice. The principle of Life Time Astrology is that everything is eternally changing, that impermanence is a principle of life, and that there is a dynamic way of perceiving and living.
We imagine that the earth orbits around our static sun, returning annually to the same place where it started, but this is far from being the case. Our sun is in one of two logarithmic spiral rings that orbit around the Milky Way's galactic centre at an astonishing velocity of about , miles per hour or 12 million miles a day, pulling the planets along with it, which makes their orbits appear to be spiral filaments around the blazing central path of the sun.
The tightly wound innermost spiral is Mercury, followed by Venus, Earth and Mars. Outside the haze of the asteroid belt, the outer planets dance in stately fashion. Along the length of the sun's path, each spiral revolution of the Earth around the sun is one year. The asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter appears as a haze of smaller bodies, while the outer planets gracefully arch their way through time and space. The inner planets are wound tightly and the outer planets soar along at a distance. This spiralling pattern has been likened to a step-down transformer of cosmic energies originating from the galactic centre, each planetary spiral describing a different frequency range.
The horoscope is a slice through this spiralling circus on the date of birth, angled to reflect one's exact birth time and place. Although we use the birth time as a convention for calculating the horoscope, in reality we enter this space-time continuum at conception, approximately nine months earlier, and we are subject to the laws of space and time until we die at the end of our life.
We therefore describe a length of the solar system in time, a spiral pattern of life. This spiralling pattern looks and functions very much like the double helix of the genetic code. Indeed it is my contention that the spiral solar system in the macrocosm resonates 3 exchanges information both ways with the DNA molecule within every living cell in the microcosm. This image embodies a complete change of perspective and conforms very closely to the modern process-oriented psychotherapeutic models of life — that life is a process in time, beginning at conception and extending to death, and beyond into the transcendental realm.
As we age, we develop a succession of physical, emotional, mental and spiritual 'bodies', each of which represents a finer level of energy and a higher way of being.
Life information is encoded in the structure of the spiralling DNA, reflected in the galactic model. In the diagram, the path of the sun is shown as a straight line, but when the path of the earth is the central viewpoint, it is a spiral within the sun's apparent spiralling path. The question is, how can the cosmic process be understood and applied to personal life?
The horoscope is a slice through the spiralling pattern of the solar system at the time of birth, and the planets have a predictable movement ahead, after birth through life. When the circle of life is graded according to our changing perspective of time, we can see the sequence of planets unfold from conception through life. We measure time with clocks, but our perception of time is subjective, regulated by our inner biological and psychological 'clocks'.
Everyone experiences this phenomenon, which is central to our understanding of astrology, and this relativity of time can have a revolutionary impact on the way we use astrology and live our lives. Our time sense constantly changes because it is determined by our changing metabolism. The younger we are, the faster our metabolism and the slower time passes, while the older we are, the slower our metabolism and the faster time seems to pass.
When we grade our lifetime according to this logarithmic time, there are three developmental 'octaves' of life — Gestation, Childhood and Maturity — which are unequal in calendar time, but equal perceptually, energetically and psychologically. When the time scale is wrapped around the archetypal horoscope, each octave occupies four houses associated with the four elements.
The Ascendant is the birth moment; the Childhood octave extends through the first four houses; and Maturity begins at the 5th cusp and extends to the 9th cusp. This leaves the 9thth houses as the Gestation octave. The conception point and the death point coincide at the 9th cusp, justifying the traditional attribution of Scorpio and 8th-house qualities relating to death, while Sagittarius and the 9th house are rebirth and higher mind. The beginning and end of life join, like the ouroburos snake biting its tail.
The registration of the planets describes events in life occurring at specific times from conception to old age; archetypal and individual psychological mechanisms which determine character and behaviour, influential people in our life and their equivalent inner mechanisms, bodily glands, organ systems, times of their development and release and the pattern of our health.
The synthesis creates a revolutionary picture of our whole life, based on mathematically derived principles reflecting our changing sense of time: The planets represent the people who create or carry projected influences in your life, the equivalent psychological mechanisms within you, the body organs or glands that reflect this process biologically.
For example, as Venus is love, art, creativity and integration, it is also glands and their products, so when Venus registers, it indicates highly emotional situations that activate excessive glandular activity. They do not necessarily cause each other, but rather reflect and resonate with each other on different levels. Venus shows emotions deeply affecting in gestation the physical body, in childhood the personality, and in maturity our ideas and ability to communicate and relate to others. The octave of each planet is a critical factor in determining not only when it registered, but also on which level it functions.
Factoring in the element of the sign brings another opportunity to be specific to the equation. Aspects connect planetary archetypes as in traditional astrology, but in Life Time Astrology they have other obvious functions. They connect events and personifications or subpersonalities which register at different stages of life through time.
A constellation of planets can be dated, and when each planet registers, events associated with the others are evoked. An afflicted Mars in the 3rd, which can indicate childhood abuse, in quincunx with Saturn in the early 7th house of marital relationships in the early twenties, can show that one changes from being a victim to an abuser through the frustration quincunx aspect quality of a difficult relationship. In a sense, the aspects are time links connecting planets together in energetic webs which show the times of their manifestation throughout the life process.
The natal position of a planet shows the time in life when it acts most strongly or archetypally, but that is not the only time its influence can be experienced. It will also be experienced at all of its aspect 'sensitive' points around the circle, in a form determined by the quality of the aspect and the house and sign in which it registers. For example, if the natal registration of the sun shows a time when you identified with your father, the opposition point will show when you reacted against such identification.
It also creates a fascinating pattern of aspects which can be useful indeed. Astrology and Ancient Mesopotamia suggests that there is evidence that there was probably an older or parallel oral tradition of astrology at the time of publication of Enuma Anu Enlil  believed published over the period — BC. The ancient Mesopotamians believed that history repeated itself after a massive cycle of many years.
In the early post- Hipparchus period, two schools of thought developed about the slow shift of the fixed sphere of stars as discovered by Hipparchus. One school believed that at 1 degree shift per years, the sphere of fixed stars would return to its starting point after 36, years. The trepidation school believed that the fixed stars first moved one way, then moved the other way - similar to a giant pendulum.
It was believed that the 'swinging' stars first moved 8 degrees one direction, then reversed this 8 degrees travelling the other direction. In the 5th century AD, the Greek Neoplatonist philosopher Proclus mentions that both theories were being discussed. The Indians around the 5th century AD preferred the trepidation theory but because they had observed the movement of the fixed stars by 25 degrees since ancient times since around BC , they considered that trepidation swung back and forth around 27 degrees. The significant early exponent of the 'circular 36,' years method was Ptolemy and, due to the status placed upon Ptolemy by later scholars, the Christian and Muslim astronomers of the Middle Ages accepted the Great Year of 36, years rather than trepidation.
However some scholars gave credence to both theories based on the addition of another sphere which is represented in the Alfonsine tables produced by the Toledo School of Translators in the 12th and 13th centuries. The Alfonsine tables computed the positions of the sun, moon, and planets relative to the fixed stars.
The Italian astronomer Cecco d'Ascoli , professor of astrology at the University of Bologna in the early 14th century, continued to have faith in trepidation but believed it swung 10 degrees in either direction. Copernicus refers to trepidation in De revolutionibus orbium coelestium published in Though the one degree per hundred years calculated for precession of the equinoxes as defined by Hipparchus and promulgated by Ptolemy was too slow, another rate of precession that was too fast also gained popularity in the 1st millennium AD. By the fourth century AD, Theon of Alexandria  assumed a changing rate trepidation of one degree per 66 years.
The tables of the Shah Zij-i Shah  originate in the sixth century, but are unfortunately lost, but many later Arabic and Persian astronomers and astrologers refer to them and also use this value. These later astronomers-astrologers or sources include: There exists evidence that the modern calendar developed by Dionysius Exiguus in the 6th century AD commencing with the birth of Jesus Christ at AD 1 was influenced by precession of the equinoxes and astrological ages. Dionysius' desire to replace Diocletian years Diocletian persecuted Christians with a calendar based on the incarnation of Christ was to prevent people from believing the imminent end of the world.
At the time it was believed that the Resurrection and end of the world would occur years after the birth of Jesus. The current Anno Mundi calendar theoretically commenced with the creation of the world based on information in the Old Testament. It was believed that based on the Anno Mundi calendar Jesus was born in the year or years after the world was created with the year of the Anno Mundi calendar marking the end of the world.
Anno Mundi approximately AD was thus equated with the resurrection of Christ and the end of the world. He was heavily influenced by ancient cosmology, in particular the doctrine of the Great Year that places a strong emphasis on planetary conjunctions. This doctrine says that when all the planets were in conjunction that this cosmic event would mark the end of the world.
Dionysius accurately calculated that this conjunction would occur in May AD Dionysius then applied another astronomical timing mechanism based on precession of the equinoxes. Though incorrect, some oriental astronomers at the time believed that the precessional cycle was 24, years which included twelve astrological ages of 2, years each. Dionysius believed that if the planetary alignment marked the end of an age i.
He therefore deducted 2, years from the May conjunction to produce AD 1  for the incarnation of Christ. The 15th century Italian Renaissance philosopher Giovanni Pico della Mirandola published a massive attack on astrological predictions, but he did not object to all of astrology and he commented on the position of the vernal point in his day.
Pico was aware of the effects of precession of the equinoxes and knew that the first point of Aries no longer existed in the constellation of Aries. Pico not only knew that the vernal point had shifted back into Pisces , he stated that in his time, the vernal point zero degrees tropical Aries was located at 2 degrees sidereal Pisces. This suggests that by whatever method of calculation he was employing, Pico expected the vernal point to shift into sidereal Aquarius age years later as a one degree shift takes 72 years.
The Earth, in addition to its diurnal daily rotation upon its axis and annual rotation around the Sun, incurs a precessional motion involving a slow periodic shift of the axis itself: This motion, which is caused mostly by the Moon's gravity , gives rise to the precession of the equinoxes in which the Sun's position on the ecliptic at the time of the vernal equinox, measured against the background of fixed stars, gradually changes with time. In graphical terms, the Earth behaves like a spinning top, and tops tend to wobble as they spin.
The spin of the Earth is its daily diurnal rotation. The spinning Earth slowly wobbles over a period slightly less than 26, years. From our perspective on Earth, the stars are ever so slightly 'moving' from west to east at the rate of one degree approximately every 72 years. One degree is about twice the diameter of the Sun or Moon as viewed from Earth.
The easiest way to notice this slow movement of the stars is at any fixed time each year. The most common fixed time is at the vernal equinox around 21 March each year.
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In astrology, an astrological age has usually been defined by the constellation or superimposed sidereal zodiac in which the Sun actually appears at the vernal equinox. This is the method that Hipparchus appears to have applied around BC when he calculated precession. This means the Sun crosses the equator at the vernal equinox moving backwards against the fixed stars from one year to the next at the rate of one degree in seventy-two years, one constellation on average in about years, and the whole twelve signs in about 25, years, sometimes called a Platonic Year.
However the length of the ages are decreasing with time as the rate of precession is increasing. Therefore, no two ages are of equal length. Approximately every 26, years the zodiacal constellations, the associated sidereal zodiac , and the tropical zodiac used by western astrologers basically align. This alignment is often called the fiducial point and, if the fiducial point could be found, fairly exact timeframes of all the astrological ages could be accurately determined if the method used to determine the astrological ages is based on the equal-sized 30 degrees per age and do not correspond to the exact constellation configuration in the sky.
However this fiducial point is difficult to determine because while there is no ambiguity about the tropical zodiac used by western astrologers, the same cannot be said of the sidereal zodiac used by Vedic astrologers. Vedic astrologers do not have unanimity on the exact location in space of their sidereal zodiac. This is because the sidereal zodiac is superimposed upon the irregular zodiacal constellation, and there are no unambiguous boundaries of the zodiacal constellations.
Modern day astronomers have defined boundaries, but this is a recent development by astronomers who are divorced from astrology, and cannot be assumed to be correct from the astrological perspective. While most astronomers and some astrologers agree that the fiducial point occurred in or around the 3rd to 5th centuries AD, there is no consensus on any exact date or tight timeframe within these three centuries.
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A number of dates are proposed by various astronomers and even wider timeframes by astrologers. For an alternative approach to calibrating precession, see Alternative approach to calibrating precession in New, alternative, and fringe theories section below. As an example of a mystic contemporary approach to precession, in Max Heindel 's astrology writings,  it is described, that last time the starting-point of the sidereal zodiac agreed with the tropical zodiac occurred in AD A year after these points were in exact agreement, the Sun crossed the equator about fifty seconds of space into the constellation Pisces.
The year following it was one minute and forty seconds into Pisces, and so it has been creeping backwards ever since, until at the present time the Sun crosses the equator in about nine degrees in the constellation Pisces. Based on this approach, it will thus be about years before it actually crosses the celestial equator in the constellation Aquarius. However this is only one of many approaches and so this must remain speculation at this point of time. When the March equinox used to occur in Leo. The major event in this age was deglaciation of what now constitutes much of the modern habitable world.
The deglaciation ultimately caused a foot 90 m rise in the sea level. The sign Leo is a Fire sign and is mythically ruled by the Sun in astrology. When the March equinox used to occur in Cancer ;. In astrologic mythology this age marks the beginning of civilization, with domestication of farm animals and nomadic people settling down to living in permanent dwellings. Widespread evidence of the mother goddess in the Near East the 'mother' archetype in all shapes and forms is always related to the sign Cancer. When the March equinox used to occur in Gemini ;. During this mythological age writing developed, [ dubious — discuss ] and trade started to accelerate.
The constellation can be seen as two people holding hands thought to be twins , believed by some [ who? In myths associated with the constellation of Gemini, both writing including literature, newspapers, journals, magazines, and works of fiction and trade including merchants are traditional archetypes belonging to the sign of Gemini. Multiple gods, such as the pantheon of gods in Ancient Greek literature, are believed to have appeared in this Gemini age [ dubious — discuss ] probably in Sumer Mesopotamia.
When the March equinox used to occur in Taurus ;. Bull worshiping cults began to form in Assyria , Egypt , and Crete during this mythological age. When the March equinox used to occur in Aries ;.