according to the astrological principles and practices
known to the subject and his circle
Bryan Griffith Dobbs, Ph.D.
[If we distinguish between astrology
as it was practiced from Late Classical Antiquity until the end of the
nineteenth century and astrology as it is practiced during the twentieth
century, it is appropriate to say that ancient astrology was more rigidly
prescriptive than its contemporary counterpart and more occupied with traditional
moral questions. It tended to be specific in its predictions in a
manner entirely atypical of modern practice, which primarily emphasizes
psychological values. In the interpretation that follows, I have
attempted to present a reading of Sabbatai Zevi's natal chart as he himself
and his circle would have interpreted it. The horoscope wheel accompanying
this analysis is, however, based on late twentieth century techniques.]
[The interpretations that follow are those of Ptolemaic astrology, as filtered through Greek, Arabic and Hebrew sources and set forth by Abraham Ibn Ezra in 1143 in RESHIT HOKHMAH, "The Beginning of Wisdom", the most widely disseminated, translated and studied astrological text of the mediaeval period; I have gleaned additional insights from contemporary, that is seventeenth century, European astrological theory and practice.]
[Ancient astrological interpretation abounds in contradictions. In what follows, a representative selection has been made, so that it will be immediately apparent that some of what is said (using the words of the classic text itself) directly applies to the person and life of Sabbatai Zevi and some does not. While the definitive source in English for biographical information remains Gershom Scholem's magisterial Sabbatai Sevi: The Mystical Messiah, a briefer source is the article Scholem wrote on Zevi for the Encyclopedia Judaica, which has been reprinted a number of times together with all of the contributions by Scholem on Jewish mysticism, under the title Kabbalah. Most recently, Moshe Idel has published Messianic Mystics and Harris Lenowitz has published The Jewish Messiahs. Because of the abundance of readily accessible biographical material, I have not felt it necessary to insert confirmatory biographical comments throughout. I do so however on a limited number of occasions. Even someone with only a basic knowledge of the life, person and ideas of Sabbatai Zevi will readily recognize the degree to which the astrological predictors, taken from the classic source and not modified, related directly to him.]
[Using Ibn Ezra's techniques, Mercury has been read into
the 4th House and Venus has been read into the 5th House.]
|Aug 01, 1626
|The 213th day of the year
Planetary hour: Saturn
[Note: This confirms my surmise as to an appropriate birth time.]
6th hour of Venus-Night
Moon in 2nd Quarter
Julian Day: 2315156.42459
|1||28 degrees 9 minutes of Taurus||Empty|
|2||23 degrees 16 minutes of Gemini||Empty|
|3||14 degrees 35 minutes of Cancer||Mercury 04d34m of Leo|
|4||07 degrees 01 minutes of Leo||Sun 08d24m of Leo
Uranus 25d33' of Leo
Mars 26d01m of Leo
Lunar Nodes 26d44m of Leo
Venus 01d32m of Virgo
|5||05 degrees 00 minutes of Virgo||Saturn 13d53m of Virgo|
|6||13 degrees 15 minutes of Libra||Neptune 22d18m of Libra
Jupiter 23d40m of Libra
Vtx 27d37m of Libra
Moon 13d29m of Scorpio
|7||28 degrees 09 minutes of Scorpio||Empty|
|8||23 degrees 16 minutes of Sagittarius||Empty|
|9||14 degrees 35 minutes of Capricorn||Empty|
|10||07 degrees 01 minutes of Aquarius||Empty|
|11||05 degrees 00 minutes of Pisces||Empty|
|12||13 degrees 15 minutes of Aries||Eq 11d53m of Taurus
Pluto 19d02m of Taurus
I. THE HOUSES IN
[The horoscope is presented in
the form of a wheel. Life experience is mapped onto the wheel which
is divided into twelve houses, grouped thematically and assigned
to the signs of the Zodiac. The houses in the wheel accompanying
this essay are based on the methods of the seventeenth-century Italian
monk, Placidus de Tito. This system, most favoured at present, allocates
the houses that amount of space required by the Sun to pass from
one sign to the next. As opposed to this temporally based system,
the earlier systems of Ptolemy, Campanus, Regiomontanus and Morin were
** The Affairs of the First
House: Health, Vitality and
.. The Ascendant is in Taurus
big or thick arms,
Complexion: swarthy brown
Eyes: full or great
Big or broad face
Broad, high or large forehead
Crisping or curling, thick, black hair
Short and fat neck
Large, strong shoulders
Short, full, well-set stature
Refer to the portrait of Sabbatai Zevi (right):
.. The Almuten of the Ascendant is the Moon
Such a person loves to wander from place to place, is a lover of
peace, loves novelty
and is ingenious. Such a person is also unsteadfast, wavering and timorous.
... and the Moon is Debilitated by Fall
Such a person is loose, if not lazy, and careless. If left to his
own devices, he
is liable to live in a poor or mean condition.
... and the Moon is in Scorpio
Such a person will be perceived as bad, whether he actually is or not.
least, such a person is impudent, but often this develops into theft, abandoning good works
and deliberately consorts with "bad" types.
The Dispositor of the Ascendant is Venus
... and Venus is Dignified by Triplicity
Such a person is inclined to mirth, and is generally virtuous, delighting
neat in appearance, often ensnared in love affairs, although constant in his affection
and remarkably free of jealousy.
... and Venus is Debilitated by Fall
Such a person is dominated by his desire for pleasure and doesn't much
care if his
reputation is hurt thereby.
... and Venus is in Virgo
Such a person's health will be focused on intestines, bowels, diaphragm
He will have a tendency towards obstructions, hypochondria, excess secretions,
gas, and colic when young. His body will be spare, he will be of average height
for his family, with dark hair, a long head, and eyes larger than typical for his
family. He will be well-spoken, curious, discreet and inconstant.
[Sabbatai Zevi is said to have died of a bowel obstruction.
Poison remains a distinct
.. The Dispositor of the Ascendant is in 5th
Such a person is given to all kinds of pleasures, including gambling.
from efforts on his behalf by friends.
.. In-Sect Triplicity Ruler of the 1st is in Detriment or Fall
Such a person's childhood was not fun and more of a hindrance than a help.
.. Out-of-Sect Triplicity Ruler of the 1st is in Detriment or Fall
Adulthood is a problematic rite of passage for
such a person. During those years, he
will not feel in control of his life for any great length of time.
... and the Out-of-Sect Triplicity Ruler of the 1st is Peregrine
Such a person's adulthood involves many twists and turns, sometimes good,
bad, but almost always unsettled. Such a person avoids these complications by
adopting an unconventional path through life. He is much happier when he puts
himself outside normal expectations.
** The Affairs of the Second House: Money and Possessions
.. The Ruler of the 2nd House is Mercury
Such a person will most likely be able to make money from:
bargains, business, arts, exercise of the wits, study; or invention of new things,
or through searching after curiosities. He will profit from buying and selling
information, he will be a conduit for data and will profitfrom the distribution or
publishing of information.
.. The Ruler of the 2nd is in the 4th House
Such a person's wealth will increase by inheritance.
.. The Out-of-Sect Triplicity Ruler of the 2nd is Peregrine
Such a person's adult experience of money will involve many ups and downs.
The way such a person achieves some level of stability is to make money
through unconventional means.
** The Affairs of the Third
House: Short Trips,
Spirituality, Information, Siblings and Relatives
[The Third house in the Ptolemaic system is the House of the
Goddess. In Ibn Ezra's system
it becomes the House of the Shekinah, of religious manifestations that are feminine in nature.
Since women were the out-of-power party in religious matters, theThird House is seen as the
setting for religion encompassing heresies or practices that don't follow the societal norm of
the subject's cultural environment. The Ninth House is called the House of God. When that house is evilly aspected, as in the case of the present subject, it points to an individual who is a heretic or schismatic.]
.. The Ruler of the 3rd House is the Moon
The Moon is a rather severe filter forinformation: what such a person
and understands and, hence, communicates to others is very dependent on what his
mood is when he hears it. His mood is a very sensitive indicator of his physical state
and the small fluctuations that occur in daily life can result in major changes in his
ability to learn and understand. Such a person especially needs to be careful
not to overeat or overdrink at times when he needs his concentration to be at its best.
.. The Ruler of the 3rd is in the 6th House
Life is not easy when it comes to the relatives; there is constant contention.
.. The Out-of-Sect Triplicity Ruler of the 3rd is in Detriment or Fall
Middle siblings or cousins, if any, work at cross purposes to such a person,
end up requiring extra attention or actively denigrate him.
... and the Out-of-Sect Triplicity Ruler of the 3rd is Peregrine
Such a person will find that others vacillate in their relationship with
For him to make these relationships work, he must not follow any expectations
that others have.
** The Affairs of the Fourth
House: Parents, Property and
.. Mars is in the 4th House
Such a person has a violent streak, which if not controlled could
be felonious. This
violence can utterly ruin his reputation, cause calamity and trouble, destroying both his
reputation and his dwelling. it threatens damage by fire, wounds and hurts to the body;
molestation, loss or damage from his partner. His temper knows no bounds, and
rampaging, snuffs out like a candle, leaving an unsavoury scent behind.
... and Mars is Conjunct Venus
Such a person may exercise self control and find an outlet for his energy.
... and the Chart is Nocturnal
Such a person has martial leanings and ends up being stationed in forlorn
places or ends up taking care of wild beasts. Such a person is rebellious and
likely to waste his inheritance or any other money.
.. The Sun is in the 4th House
Such a person attains honour and dignity in old age, as well as wealth
He may find buried treasure and much gain.
... and the Sun is Conjunct the Ruler of the 4th House
Such a person will inherit a great estate.
.. Mercury is in the 4th House
Such a person has an excellent memory and good understanding, a brain apt
for higher education. He is acute and apt in allbusiness. By industry and ingenuity,
he can accumulate a stable fortune in lands and estates. However, there is likely to be
contention, strife and molestation with those closely related to him.
... and Mercury Rises before the Sun
This person is capable of teaching secret arts.
... and the Sun is Conjunct Mercury
This person's background may not be the greatest, but he is skilled in
illegal arts. Despite this, he is sober and honest.
.. The North Node is in the 4th House
This person stands to gain much from the acquisition of lands, houses,
inheritances and so forth. He may be surprised by the extent of his
gain, although he will have benefited from a noble and stable family tree.
.. The Ruler of the 4th is in the 4th House
Such a person is fortunate in all financial matters, he will benefit from
his family and will increase his family's wealth.
... and the Ruler of the 4th is Combust
No matter how much this person profits, he will spend more and more.
The Out-of-Sect Triplicity Ruler of the 4th is in Rulership,
Exaltation or Triplicity
This person will do well in financial matters having to do with property or land.
.. The Participating Triplicity Ruler of the 4th is Peregrine
This person has difficulty keeping the end in mind. It is easy for
him to get bogged
down in projects and to forget what the goal is. He must therefore set aside externally
encouraged goals in favour of internally generated ones. He can achieve great things
if he follows his own course.
** The Affairs of the Fifth
House: Children, Affairs,
Speculation, Recreation and Fun
.. Saturn is in the 5th House
This person will have few if any children. If there are any, their
health will be delicate.
They will be cross and disobedient, causing much worry and grief. In negotiations,
such a person often becomes taciturn and rather than heed the message punishes the
... and the Chart is Nocturnal
This person is fortunate over time, but only slowly. He lacks courage,
more because of
lethargy than from fear.
.. Venus is in the 5th House
Such a person will have much joy in life and will have prosperous
children. While he will not necessarily become well known, he will succeed
in his calling, will be inclined to pleasurable recreations and will find it easy to
obtain his goals.
... and Venus is Sextile Jupiter
This person has the capability of making an impact on others that will
noticed. If he does well by others, they will be sure to reward him.
.. The Ruler of the 5th House is Mercury
Not exactly a natural gossip, this person enjoys all forms of verbal communication.
.. The Ruler of the 5th is in the 4th House
This person will enjoy an estate from his parents.
... and the Ruler of the 5th is Combust
However, that estate will not be large. Any children of this
person may face troubles, mortal dangers and imprisonment.
.. The Out-of-Sect Triplicity Ruler of the 5th is in Detriment or Fall
Whenever this person tries to enjoy himself, he seems to have problems.
.. The Out-of-Sect Triplicity Ruler of the 5th is Peregrine
This person's pleasure is transitory.
** The Affairs of the Sixth
House: Illness, Danger and
.. Jupiter is in the 6th House
This person is generally healthy, but often finds himself exposed to danger
through lack of caution.
.. The Moon is in the 6th House
Many diseases may plague this person in mind and body.
... and the Moon is in Rulership, Exaltation or Triplicity
Overall, this person's vitality is good. He benefits from servants, employees
older relatives. He may make money dealing in small animals and birds.
.. The Ruler of the 6th is in the 5th House
This person has a susceptibility to venereal disease. He can easily
from overeating. Any children he may have will tend to be sickly.
.. The Ruler of the 6th House is Venus
This person is subject to the following general health problems:
suffocation, sudden and brief illnesses, dislocation and venereal disease.
... and Venus is in Virgo
In addition, he is subject to bowel problems and worms.
** The Affairs of the Seventh
House: Intimate Partners,
Business Partners, Open Enemies and Clients
.. The Ruler of the 7th House is Mars
This person's preferred type in a long-term relationship is, if fortunate,
imperious spirit, one that can bear nothing of wrong, desirous of revenge,
willing to rule rather than fail her partner; hasty, etc. But if unfortunate,
this partner will be evil-minded, proud though beggarly, stubborn, insolent,
never quiet except when asleep, given to scolding and quarreling.
.. The Ruler of the 7th is in the 4th House
This person will increase his holdings through a good partnership
who is virtuous and honest.
.. The Out-of-Sect Triplicity Ruler of the 7th is in Detriment or Fall
This person is advised not to start an argument or engage in a quarrel.
He will generally lose.
.. The Out-of-Sect Triplicity Ruler of the 7th is Peregrine
This person is not always ready for conflict and is most
successful at it when using unconventional means.
.. The Participating Triplicity Ruler of the 7th is in Detriment or Fall
Social intercourse escapes this person. He is not good at small talk.
** The Affairs of the Eighth
House: Death, Taxes, Inheritance
and Other People's Money
.. The Ruler of the 8th [Anareta] is in the 6th House
Neither servants nor employees nor pets will serve this person in good stead.
.. The Out-of-Sect Triplicity Ruler of the 8th is in Rulership, Exaltation or Triplicity
This person will benefit both from older people and from anything old.
.. The Participating Triplicity Ruler of the 8th is Peregrine
The nature of this person's inheritance may be somewhat unusual and its
disposal will prove challenging.
** The Affairs of the Ninth
House: Long Trips, Law,
Education and Spiritual and Philosophical Matters
.. The Ruler of the 9th House is Saturn
There is much travel in the life of this person. As well, education
is an unending,
... and the Ruler of the 9th is Peregrine
It will be impossible for this person to stick to one single field of interest
during his entire life: because of his eclectic interests, he will have to invent
an intellectual or philosophical field for himself. He will reject a black and white code of
ethics, since he can appreciate the many shades of grey. Absolute codes will be rejected in
favour of situational ethics.
.. The Ruler of the 9th is in the 5th House
Travel will be enjoyable to this person.
.. The Diurnal Triplicity Ruler of the 9th is in Detriment or Fall
This person may come to detest travelling, since something always seems
go wrong. He will either be hassled or subjected to schedules which frequently are
... and the Diurnal Triplicity Ruler of the 9th is Peregrine
This person's stock-in-trade is wandering, which becomes a second nature to him.
.. The Nocturnal Triplicity Ruler of the 9th is in Detriment or Fall
This person is someone who goes from being a heretic to an apostate to
Because he refuses to take religion on blind faith, he will end his life in a religion
different from that of his parents.
** The Affairs of the Tenth
House: Career, Business, Honour,
Status, Promotion and Mother
.. The South Node is in the 10th House
This person will suffer a loss of honour, reputation, credit and esteem,
a deprivation of position. He will be thrown from the top of the heap to the bottom.
He may have to leave town to escape his misery. His mother's life is unhappy.
.. The Part of Fortune is in the 10th House
This person will achieve fame, riches, honour and promotions from eminent
This person will be fortunate and happy in his chosen field.
.. The Ruler of the 10th House is Saturn
This person will receive honours by inheritance and possessions from older individuals.
.. The Out-of-Sect Triplicity Ruler of the 10th is Peregrine
This person's reputation ebbs and flows,without a direct relationship to
affairs of the moment.
** The Affairs of the Eleventh
House: Friends, Hopes and
.. The Ruler of the 11th is in the 6th House
This person will not live a long life and will be impeded by many troubles.
... and the Ruler of the 11th is Dignified and not Combust
This person will be able to struggle through his misfortunes with ease
He will ultimately be victorious over many of them.
.. The Out-of-Sect Triplicity Ruler of the 11th is in Detriment or Fall
This person will experience many fair weather friends.
... and the Out-of-Sect Triplicity Ruler of the 11th is Peregrine
This person's truest friends are those who live at some distance from him.
.. The Participating Triplicity Ruler of the 11th is in Detriment or Fall
This person's friends are more frequently detrimental than helpful.
** The Affairs of the Twelfth
House: Secret Enemies,
Confinement and Sorrow
.. The Ruler of the 12th is in the 4th House
There is strife with and between this person's parents and possibly older
A catastrophe may befall this person's home or land.
The Out-of-Sect Triplicity Ruler of the 12th is in Rulership, Exaltation
This person will seldom be confined in an institution against his will.
.. The Participating Triplicity Ruler of the 12th is Peregrine
This person's enemies are too scattered to concentrate too strongly on
Or else they find novel ways to attack.
II. THE PLANETS
IN SABBETAI ZEVI'S
** The Sun
.. The Sun is in Leo
This person is capable of being highly honoured, and of gaining wealth
dignity. This person is courageous, proud, sober, grave, generous, resolute,
strong, valiant, crafty, cruel, discreet and fierce. He is affable enough,
but not good at telling a white lie. He is grave of manner, high-minded and honest.
It is a matter of honour that he keeps his promises. As a bestial sign, he
can be quite lascivious; this means that if angered he can be vicious or violent.
This person is a Fire Sign and is therefore both "hot" and "dry".
The dry component means that he can see distinctions easily and that he
is swayed more by intellectual argument than by passion. The hot component
means that he reacts to things quickly. He expresses his anger strongly and
immediately and doesn't tend to harbour a grudge. Others who are not hot
in temperament willperceive him to be angry. Although he will be perceived to
have high energy, he will be aware of a curious stillness amidst the seething activity.
He may require more sleep than colder types.
This person is a Fixed Sign and thus is strong-willed and stubborn.
He will also hang
on to people and things long after they have ceased being useful to him. Being a
four-footed sign, he will have a strong sex drive. This also means that if angered he
will become vicious or violent.
... and the Chart is located in the Northern Hemisphere
Leo is a sign of Summer, which is hot and dry.
The combination with the Fire Element is doubly hot and dry.
** The Moon
.. Mercury is more dignified than the Moon
This person operates more from reason than from emotions and desires.
.. The Moon is in Scorpio
This person can be very moody, malicious and foolish. The foolishness
be cured by education.
.. Mercury is in Leo
This person is hasty, proud and conceited, ambitious for honour, a boaster,
and often subject to contention.
.. Venus is in Virgo
This person is a good orator, but somewhat unfortunate in most affairs.
He is a discriminating, active person, of an aspiring nature, but one
who rarely obtains his desires.
.. Venus is Peregrine
This person takes his pleasures from a wider range of things
than the merely conventional.
.. Mars is in Leo
This person's passion over weighs his reason. He is noble, generous and free-spirited.
.. Jupiter is in Libra
This person has a mild, winning disposition and delights in noble exercises
He is obliging to all, thereby gaining much honour and esteem.
He has broad fore-teeth.
.. Saturn is in Virgo
This person has a solid countenance, but is much inclined to melancholy.
on to his anger for a long time. He is a projector of many curiosities, but to
little purpose. He is studious, discriminating and reserved, but liable to be
tempted by petty theft and indirect dealing.
III. THE ALCOCODEN IN SABBETAI ZEVI'S
The Alcocoden is a calculated planet, related to the Hyleg
or Giver of Life. Called the Giver
of Years, the Alcocoden is the Almuten of the Hyleg. The Alcocoden was traditionally used
to calculate the length of life. It may also indicate proclivities for certain diseases.
.. The Alcocoden is the Moon
This person is subject to: colic, stomach aches, edema rheumatism,
eye rheums, worms, rotten coughs, convulsions, epilepsy, scrofula [associated
with moral corruption], abscesses, smallpox, measles, lethargy and excess phlegm.
... and the Moon is in Scorpio
This person is also subject to: genital diseases, poison, heart afflictions
IV. ASPECTS IN SABBETAI ZEVI'S CHART
Venus in Conjunct Mars
... and Mars is the Significator
This person has the love of women. He retains the acquaintance of
prostitutes and others
outside the normal social hierarchy. He is kind, gentle,courteous, sometimes hasty,
of a good humour and disposition. Often his kindness is his undoing. He is a very
hard worker who can sublimate his passions into work.
Mercury is Conjunct the Sun
... and the Sun is the Significator
This person is adorned with wit, ingenuity, learning, arts, sciences, policy,
understanding of languages and the power of words. Because Mercury
delights to be under the Sun beams, not being there by hurt, as are the other Planets,
this person will get an excellent education and prove a good rhetorician and logician.
Saturn is Sextile the Moon
... and the Moon is the Significator
This person is cold by nature and of ill complexion, inclining to
sordid and ill
actions, and yet deliberate when doing ill, doing it with preconsideration. This
person is apt to invention, but very willful in all things,conceited of himself and
thinking nothing well done if not done by himself.He is out of touch emotionally
Jupiter is Sextile Mars
... and Jupiter is the Significator
This person is aware that actions have moral consequences. He is a stickler
for doing the right thing no matter what the cost. He has a free and noble
disposition, bold, valiant and honourable, attempting and attaining brave and
admirable exploits, generous to his friends, obliging to his enemies, yet desiring
and endeavouring to be in charge, resolute and subtle.
Jupiter is Sextile Venus
... and Jupiter is the Significator
The two benifics together tend to produce courtesy and civility.
This person is of
a pleasant, loving, courteous disposition, kind to women, of an exceeding good nature,
and the patron of hospitality. This is the Aspect of love, concord, agreement, good
fortune and riches. He is promoted and rises through the ranks because of women.
Saturn is Conjunct Jupiter
... and Jupiter is the Significator
The combination of Saturn and Jupiter means that the ability to achieve
[Saturn] is related to his religious state [Jupiter]. This means that in carrying out
his work, this person will be dogged by religious and ethical concerns. He will
experience unmitigated troubles and miseries. He will be a continual loser.
He has great crosses to bear, will meet with disgraces and contempt and will be in
danger of ending up a beggar. He is of a poor, low spirit, cross, peevish, lethargic, dull,
miserable, and unfortunate in the world.
Jupiter is Conjunct Venus
... and Jupiter is the Significator
This person is ruled by fornication and lust. He is given over to debauchery.
The Sun is Square the Moon
... and the Sun is the Significator
This person finds it difficult to be satisfied with any situation, always
being enticed by
something different possibly being better, His fortune is mutable and unstable.
He falls easily into contempt and reproach among the common people and will merit
the hatred or displeasure of some eminent or politically connected person. He is a cheat,
deceiver or impostor. He is given to self-aggrandizement.
Mercury is Square the Moon
... and Mercury is the Significator
This person has an unusually strong talent for saying the inappropriate
When he argues with people, more often than not he infuriates them rather than
convincing them. He is mutable, unstable in all his ways, foolish, arrogant, void of
reason and good manners, loquacious, and very much conceited. This person will
encounter many troubles and oppositions, he will lose the favour of some eminent
woman and be reduced to an exceeding degree ofpoverty.
V. THE FACES IN
.. The Ascendant is in the 3rd Face of Taurus
This person has an image of misery, servitude, poverty, necessity and cruelty.
.. The Dispositor of the Ascendant is in the 1st Face of Virgo
This person has an image of farming and of gathering wealth and riches.
.. The Almuten of the Ascendant is in the 2nd Face of Scorpio
This person has an image of contentions, strife, seditions, theft, of sowing
and debate amongst men, and of deceit.
VI. PLANETS IN PEREGRINE
IN SABBETAI ZEVI'S CHART
.. Venus is Peregrine
Social standing is a real problem for this person, who either tries very
hard to fit
in or flaunts being an outsider. This person is absolutely unclear about what
others like in him and about what he likes in himself and others.
VII. THE HUMOURS IN SABBETAI
.. Complexional Scores
Sign of Ascendant: Taurus = Cold and Dry
Ruler of Ascendant: Venus [Virgo] = Cold and Dry
Aspect to the Ascendant: Venus [Virgo] = Cold and Dry
Aspect to the Ascendant: Mars [Leo] = Hot and Dry
Sign of Moon: Scorpio = Cold and Wet
Phase of Moon: First Quarter = Hot and Dry
Aspect to the Moon: The Sun [Summer] = Hot and Dry
Aspect to the Moon: Mercury [Leo] = Hot and Dry
Aspect to the Moon: Saturn [Virgo] = Cold and Dry
Season: Summer = Hot and Dry
Ruler of Geniture: Saturn [Virgo] = Cold and Dry
Ruler of Geniturre: Mars [Leo] = Hot and Dry
Ruler of Geniture Mercury [Leo] = Hot and Dry
Almuten of the Moon: Mars [Leo] = Hot and Dry
.. This person's
complexional type is Dry.
Dr. Dobbs wishes to indicate his indebtedness to the Winstar Plus Astrology Software of Matrix Publishing for the natal wheel and to the Solar Writer Classical Report by J. Lee Lehmanas well as to J. Lee Lehman's Classical Astrology for Modern Living: From Ptolemy to Psychology and Back Again, West Chester, PA.: 1996. He refers all those interested in the techniques of classical astrology to this work which is available from Amazon.com for US$19.95 and which is the best introduction to the subject.
ReferencesPrincipally consulted was:
Abraham Ibn Ezra, Reshit Hokhmah, The
Beginning of Wisdom. An Astrological
Treatise Edited by Raphael Levy and Francisco Cantera and Translated by
Raphael Levy from the Hebrew and Old French versions. Baltimore: The Johns
Hopkins Press, 1939.
Also consulted were:
Henry Coley, Clavis Astrologiae, or a
Key to the Whole Art of Astrology. New Filed and
Polished in Three Parts. London: Thomas Sawbridge, 1676.
John Gadbury, Genethlialogia, or The Doctrine
of Nativities Together with The Doctrine of
Horarie Questions. London: William Larner, 1658.
William Lilly, Christian Astrology.  London: Regulus, 1985, reprint.
John Partridge, Mikropanastron, or an Astrological Vade Mecum. London: William Bromwich, 1679.
William Ramsey, Astrologia Restaurata. London: Robert White, 1653.
The co-operation of the Pontifical Library of the University of St.
Michael's College in the University of Toronto and of the Thomas Fisher Rare Books Room of the Robarts Library
of the University of Toronto is gratefully acknowledged.
Dr Dobbs may be contacted at
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