Practical Astrology: A Simple Method of Casting Horoscope
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In addition to signs of rulership, the planets manifest their power in signs of exaltation. Exaltation indicates a strong desire of the native to manifest the principle of the planet in the outward world, which is not always possible to accomplish. The main reason for this is the lack of desire to manifest the principle of the planet in life. Without the active use of the energy of the planet, there will be no realization.
The student understands clearly that the position of the Houses never varies; House I. always occupying the space devoted to the Zodiacal Sign Aries in our original design of the Zodiacal Circle, while the Zodiacal Sign of Nativity must be placed in this House I. in each particular case.
The special object of this chapter is the explanation of what is meant by “Astrological Aspects,” and the practical use to which the knowledge of these Aspects can be put for the proper casting of a Horoscope.
Now that we have obtained a pretty fair and accurate idea of the three main elements of Astrological lore, to-wit: The Signs of the Zodiac, the Planets and the Solar Houses, I want to enter into some further revelations which you will not find in any other works of the kind published on this side of the water or in England.
In seventeenth century England, astrology flourished. Most people who become interested in astrology come across the name William Lilly at some point in their studies and Lilly was probably the greatest of the seventeenth century astrologers.