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The Astrology of Sect

An important concept in the Hellenistic astrological tradition that did not survive into modern times is the distinction between day and night charts, which is associated with a technical concept known as “sect.” In this article I will provide an introduction to concept of sect, and demonstrate how it is used in astrology. The term […]

history and philosophy of astrology

The Questionable Origins of the Exaltations in Astrology

Current academic scholarship tells us that the exaltations are one of the few techniques that were directly inherited and incorporated into the Hellenistic system from the Mesopotamian tradition of astrology, and at the present time this transmission is assumed to have occurred by the majority of historians in the field, both astrologer and academic alike.[1] […]