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Astrological Roots: The Helenistic Legacy

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Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy is the first systematic presentation of Hellenistic astrology to the modern astrological world, and as such it uncovers rigorous techniques that have been lost to us for centuries.

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How exactly did ancient astrologers assess a chart for fame, career, and parents, love, and happiness? This book surveys ancient depictions of planets, affiliations between the planets and the zodiac, lots, houses or places, aspects, orientality, and fixed stars. Students and professional astrologers will find this book a treasure of astrological insight, technique, and new interpretative possibilities.

Not only will you gain knowledge of how ancient astrologers practiced their trade, but you will also have new tools that apply to modern life.


"For the past 15 years or so, some dedicated astrologers — including Robert Hand, Robert Schmidt, and others — have gone back to the primary sources (mostly Greek and some Latin) and translated them, to our great benefit.

Joseph Crane’s Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Legacy is the first extensive compilation of the techniques from this earliest chapter in Western astrological tradition. He relies primarily on Dorotheus of Sidon, Manilius, Vettius Valens, Ptolemy, Firmicus Maternus, and 9th-century Arabic astrologer Abu Mashar. His emphasis is practical, and his intent is to offer suggestions for modern astrologers to try for themselves.

In this very impressive book, the author contrasts ancient and modern practice and describes much of what is known of Hellenistic astrology. He extensively covers 'bound' rulers (later known as 'terms'), sect, the planets, triplicities, the signs (here called the 'zoidia'), the lots (also known as Arabic Parts), and fixed stars (including ecliptical positions, paranatella, and parallels of declination) in natal interpretation. He also explains some predictive methods, such as planetary time lords, ascensions, and directions."     ~The Mountain Astrologer

Author Crane, Joseph
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 314 pp.
Publisher The Wessex Astrologer 2007
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