Heliocentric Astrology: Or, Essentials of Astronomy and Solar Mentality, with Tables of Ephemeris to 1910

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D. MacKay, 1899 - Astrology - 258 pages

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One of the most inaccurate astrological books I've ever read!
Some of the planet's were given to different signs (Mars is given to Sagittarius instead of Aries, etc.). And some of the signs
' traits were switched around. For example, Leo the LION is said to be of mostly religious inclination instead of aggressive dominance and defence although it is usually Sagittarius that has a more religious or philosophical mind and Leo that tends to be aggressive and dynamic.
Leo is a LION. Of course Mars will do well in the sign and of course it has aggressive and combative tendencies! And yet this book tried to deny this. In fact, Leo was the ONLY sign in ancient astrology that was considered to be fiercer than Sagittarius who was only half "feral," while Leo was both fully "feral" and "bestial."
I know that Heliocentric Astrology is probably different from the mainstream type, but the signs' symbols and meanings remain the same, and the author didn't seem to know them well enough.
I'm sure there are many other more accurate books of astrology than this one.

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Page 76 - Leo nature with 3) in Taurus is always inclined to influence the world in the direction of moral and social methods, and usually adapts one of the learned, often the scientific, professions — taking as a life-work their place among biologists, naturalists or physicians. In oratory there is often expressive power, and elegance in sentiment and movement ; at times there is a wide range of imaginative power, but usually of an egotistic quality — maintaining self as the center of all plans of activity.
Page 178 - Earth's taken as 1, is about 1,245,000 ; his mass about 315,000. THE MOON. The Moon's mean distance from the Earth is 239,000 miles. The diameter of the Moon is 2,160 miles; her density, as compared with water, is 3.5. The time of revolution around the earth is 27.322 days. Daily geocentric motion 13 10
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