Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune

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Amor Fati Publications, Feb 10, 2017 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 696 pages
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Hellenistic astrology is a tradition of horoscopic astrology that was practiced in the Mediterranean region from approximately the first century BCE until the seventh century CE. It is the source of many of the modern traditions of astrology that still flourish around the world today, although it is only recently that many of the surviving texts of this tradition have become available again for astrologers to study. 

Hellenistic Astrology: The Study of Fate and Fortune is one of the first comprehensive surveys of this tradition in modern times. The book covers the history, philosophy, and techniques of ancient astrology, with a special focus on demonstrating how many of the fundamental concepts underlying the practice of western astrology originated during the Hellenistic period. 

 

 

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Contents

EARLY ASTROLOGY IN MESOPOTAMIA AND EGYPT
1
PRACTICING ASTROLOGY IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE
51
THE HELLENISTIC ASTROLOGERS
67
Rhetorius of Egypt 120 5 DECLINE AND TRANSMISSION
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PLANETS
165
Under the Beams 200 Morning Star versus Evening Star 205 Planetary Speed Retrogrades and Stations 206 Ascending and Descending Nodes 208 8 ...
213
Interpreting Planets in Signs 286 9 CONFIGURATIONS
289
Condition of the Lord of the Year 543 Activation of the Place Containing the Ruler 544 Repetitions and Transits 545 Advanced Method of Profectio...
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Source of the Technique 554 Calculating Zodiacal Releasing Periods 554 Interpreting Zodiacal Releasing Periods
559
Interpreting the Quality of a Period 568 Angular Triads Relative to Fortune
573
Spirit and Fortune in the Same Sign 586 Areas For Further Research 588 Conclusion
591
Timeline
603
Abbreviations
619
Index
647
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Chris Brennan is a professional astrologer from Denver, Colorado, USA. He is the former President of the Association for Young Astrologers, and the former Research Director of the National Council for Geocosmic Research. Since 2012 he has been the host of an award-winning weekly program called The Astrology Podcast. He has lectured widely on Hellenistic astrology since 2006, and teaches a certification course on the subject with students from around the world. 

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