Red Night in St Peterburg


St Peterburg – Hermitage at night

On August 7 a partial lunar eclipse will be visible in Europe and Asia.
Since the obscuration of the Moon disk will be limited the influx of this lunar eclipse will be weak.


Moon eclipse 2017 August 7 – 18:20 UT

The Moon will be in Aquarius when the eclipse will occur. According to Ptolemy the north-east quarter of the earth is ruled by the air triplicity and in particular

 The regions of Sauromatica, Oxiana, and Sogdiana are in familiarity with Aquarius and Saturn

Since the eclipse will be visible in the north-east part of the eurasian continent, I looked for a place in that region where a particular configuration will show up. I found that configuration will occur in St Peterburg.


The eclipse will last for about two hours so the effects will last for two months and they will start soon after the eclipse since the eclipse will occur near the eastern horizon. The effects will be more intense after one third of that duration, that is about the end of August.

Since the Moon is in Aquarius in Saturn domicile and bounds and in the triplicity of Jupiter and the Moon is applying to Jupiter and Saturn, the eclipse is ruled by Saturn and Jupiter.  Jupiter and Saturn are in sextile and in mutual reception. Jupiter is combust so he has no light and he is very weak so his rulership is quite weak.

We see that Mars and Mercury are at the occidental horizon but they are both combust and so too weak for adding their influx.

In St Petersburg Saturn is exactly at the MC and so Saturn is the ruler of the eclipse.

Ptolemy says

Saturn, when he gains sole dominance, is in general the cause of destruction by cold, and in particular, when the event concerns men, causes long illnesses, consumptions, withering, disturbances caused by fluids, rheumatisms, and quartan fevers, exile, poverty, imprisonment, mourning, fears, and deaths, especially among those advanced in age. He is usually significant with regard to those dumb animals that are of use to man, and brings about scarcity of them, and the bodily destruction by disease of such as exist, so that the men who use them are similarly affected and perish. With regard to weather, he causes fearful cold, freezing, misty, and pestilential; corruption of the air, clouds, and gloom; furthermore, multitudes of snowstorms, not beneficial but destructive, from which are produced the reptiles harmful to man. As for the rivers and seas, in general he causes storms, the wreck of fleets, disastrous voyages, and the scarcity and death of fish, and in particular the high and ebb tides of the seas and in rivers excessive floods and pollution of their waters. As for the crops of the earth, he brings about want, scarcity, and loss, especially of those grown for necessary uses, either through worms or locusts or floods or cloud-burst or hail or the like, so that famine and the destruction of men thereby result.

The Moon will be in the constellation of Capricorn and so, according to Ptolemy, the eclipse will effect the sea and the water. Therefore a storm or a flood can be a possible effect.


The Moon in the constellation of Capricorn

At the end of August on the 25th Saturn will be in his second station and will begin again his direct motion. At that time probably the effects will show up.


The enigma of Macron


France could have all the socialism its capitalistic economy could support. Francois Mitterrand

Who is Macron? A man who presented himself as an anti-system outsider, but was in power for the past five years as Hollande’s special adviser and then minister of the economy without counting he worked as investment banker at a highly-paid position at Rothschild & Cie Banque; a man supported by the mainstream media, to the point of blatant partiality but being quite vague in general about his policies positions; a man mistrust as the final emissary of world financial powers but lauded as the only savior from the rising nationalism and anti-europeism; a man impersonating the fatal and romantic love for his spouse and suspected to have contracted a lavender marriage. Nobody really knows but of course it’s not so important like being able to be everything the majority of french people judges at this juncture as a suitable président de la république. And so it was.

The geniture

Emmanuel Macron

There is something uncertain and enigmatic also in his geniture. The ascendent and the other angles are all in the very end of signs. That makes the outcome very sensitive to the accuracy of the time of his birth, since if he was born only few minutes later the pivots would shift to the following signs.

The Temperament

The horoscope is in Capricorn in the terms of Mars. The stars Markab and Shaula, both of nature of Mercury and Mars, are rising. The Moon in Taurus is void of course and moving away from Mars. The Moon is also in square with Saturn in the zodiac and in trine with him in mundo. Therefore the Lords of Temperament are Mars and Saturn. Macron is melancholic and choleric. Both Mars and Saturn are oriental, in angular house, the seventh and retrograde. Their presence in an angle opposite to the ascendent angle is not good for his health. In particular Mars, which is out-of-sect and receives his debility from the Moon which is in Libra. Mars is by nature dry and hot and since he is retrograde is very hot leaning him a hot deceases as ulcerations, rashes and sores.

The Soul

Mercury in Sagittarius in the terms of Saturn is in opposition to Jupiter in Cancer and he receives Saturn in Virgo by trine. Since we have already seen that Moon has familiarity with Saturn, the Lords of the Soul are Saturn and Jupiter. Saturn and Jupiter are in sextile both in the zodiac and in mundo. Also Jupiter is exalted in Cancer. Ptolemy says:

Saturn, allied with Jupiter in the way described, again in dignified positions, makes his subjects good, respectful to elders, sedate, noble-minded, helpful, critical, fond of possessions, magnanimous, generous, of good intentions, lovers of their friends, gentle, wise, patient, philosophical.

Since both Saturn and Jupiter are retrograde they give some disproportion to the qualities of the soul previously stated. He will be sometimes to rigid and harsh sometimes too lavish and presumptuous.

The profession

Mars is oriental but retrograde so he is unfit as lord of activity. Venus is oriental but sub radii. Mercury is in conjunction with the Sun but retrograde. No planet has familiarity with the MC. There is no proper planet to be taken as the significator of activity. But since Mercury generally is not effected by the vicinity to the Sun as the other planets we can take him as significator of activity.

Mercury receives Saturn by trine. This aspect is a sign of is past activity as investment banker.

The Anonymous says:

It makes the natives reflexive and perspicacious, their reasoning is firm and they are secure. Their activities are related to reasoning, letters, numbers, and trading from which they earns what is enough for their lives.

and Valens adds

Saturn in trine to Mercury, especially in its triangles, makes the administrators of kings, superintendents and prosecutors, who are responsible for navigation or administrative affairs and similar assignments.  They are born perspicacious, cunning men.

Jupiter is in opposition to Mercury. This is a pulsatio naturae since Mercury is applying to Jupiter from the Jupiter domicile. But Mercury is in his exile in Sagittarius and also retrograde and combust so he is weak. Moreover Jupiter is exalted in Cancer but retrograde and so he is not really able to receive the gift from Mercury. This aspect is related to his political career since Jupiter is significator of authority and leadership.

But the Anonymous warns:

It is harmful to those who deal with writings and accounts: it means the insurrection and the anger of people or the denigration to the superiors dictated by envy, the death of the brothers and accusations and quarrels between relatives.

The Dignity

As we have seen from a previous article (French Presidential Election: part 1) Macron is among the other candidate the less dignified according to the doctrine of Ptolemy. Therefore we can judge that that doctrine in not entirely correct or, more probably, complete in detecting the rank of a geniture. Macron was already a very successful man and now, as president of France, is rank is definitely at the top. Despite this there is something out of place in his geniture for a star of first magnitude since most of the planets in Macron’s geniture are retrograde or under the rays and the luminaries are not angular. But Macron has actually a very fist magnitude star preeminent in his nativity: Regulus. Saturn which is the Lord of the Horoscope is angular with the star Regulus.


Saturn  with Regulus

The marriage

According to Ptolemy:

For men it is necessary to observe the position of the moon in their genitures. For, in the first place, if she chances to be in the eastern quadrants, she makes men marry young or marry women younger than themselves; but if she is in the western quadrants they marry late or marry older women. And if she is under the rays of the sun and in aspect with Saturn, they do not marry at all.

The doctrine of Ptolemy should be understood regarding both the mundane quadrants and the quadrants relative to the Sun. The Moon is in the occidental quadrant regarding her mundane position as the Moon is between the subterranean pivot and the horoscope. Also the Moon is in the occidental quadrant relative to the Sun as the Moon is between the first quarter and the Full Moon.

Vettius Valens says:

Venus trine with Saturn makes men severe, humorless, supercilious, rough in love and promiscuous, yet lying with base-born or elderly women, or with prostitutes

All those who have Venus in conjunction with Saturn, as a houseruler of Saturn, or in superior aspect with Saturn, and who have Jupiter in aspect with both, are united with prominent or elderly women.

Venus in in the terms of Saturn in aspect with Saturn and both Saturn and Venus are in aspect with Jupiter.
Moreover Venus is under the Sun’s rays and she is heading toward the combustion.
In the Solar Return for the year of his weeding that took place on the 20th October 2007 we see Saturn which is the  Lord of Horoscope both in the geniture and the Solar Return is at the occident, close to his natal position. Venus of nativity is close to MC of Revolution and with Mercury of Revolution. The Moon and Venus are in conjunction in their Capricorn and in opposition to the Part of Wedding.
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In the protection the profected Sun is with the Lot of Wedding. The profected Moon trines the Lot of Wedding and the Lot of Fortune. The Moon of nativity is with the profected Venus.
In the mundane directions we see the Sun and Mercury reaching the MC and squaring in mundo the Horoscope.

The victory

In the Solar Revolution previous the his victory we see the star Regolus exactly at the horoscope of revolution with Saturn of nativity. The Moon is translating the light of Saturn to the Sun. Mars is at the occident.

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In the mundane directions the directed Sun and Mercury are with Nike, the Lot of Victory.  The directed Moon is in opposition to Saturn of nativity. The directed Jupiter to the Sun and Mercury of nativity. The directed Mars to the Sun and Mercury of nativity.


With the aid of the astrolabe we see more clearly that the Moon reaches by direction the opposition to Saturn and Regulus of nativity.


French Presidential Election: part 2

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Marine Le Pen:

  • Zodiacal Directions:
    • directed Jupiter in conjunction with the Horoscope of nativity
  • Mundane Directions:
    • directed Mercury and Sun in parallel with Mercury of nativity
  • Solar Revolution:
    • Moon of Solar Revolution with Jupiter of nativity
  • Profection:
    • profected MC in Leo in conjunction with Sun and Mercury of nativity
  • Other aspects:
    • directed Sun in conjunction with Jupiter of Revolution
    • directed Sun in conjunction with profected Jupiter
  • Transit:
    • Jupiter in conjunction with the Horoscope of nativity

Jean-Luc Melenchon:

  • Zodiacal Directions:
    • directed Mercury in trine with the Moon of nativity
    • directed Mars in conjunction with Horoscope of nativity
    • directed Sun in conjunction with MC of nativity
  • Mundane Directions:
    • directed Sun in conjunction with MC of nativity
  • Solar Revolution:
    • Jupiter of Solar Revolution with Horoscope of nativity
  • Profection:
    • profected Horoscope in Pisces  in opposition to Mercury of nativity
    • profected Mercury in Aquarius in opposition to Sun of nativity
  • Other aspects:
    • directed Mars with Jupiter of Revolution
  • Transit:
    • Jupiter is in opposition to Jupiter of nativity

Francois Fillon

  • Zodiacal Directions:
    • directed Sun in opposition to the MC of nativity
    • directed Mars in square to the MC of nativity
    • directed Mars in trine to Mercury of nativity
    • directed Saturn in square to Mars of nativity
  • Mundane Directions:
    • directed Sun in opposition to the MC of nativity
    • directed Saturn in square to Mars of nativity
  • Solar Revolution:
  • Profection:
    • profected Mars in conjunction with the Sun of nativity
    • profected Horoscope in Sagittarius in opposition to Jupiter of nativity
  • Other aspects:
    • directed Saturn in conjunction with Horoscope of revolution
  • Transit:
    • Jupiter in conjunction with the Horoscope of nativity
    • Mars in conjunction with Jupiter of nativity

Benoit Hamon

  • Zodiacal Directions:
    • directed Saturn in trine to the Sun of nativity
  • Mundane Directions:
    • directed Saturn in trine to the Horoscope of nativity
    • directed Mercury in trine to Jupiter of nativity
    • directed Saturn in conjunction with the Moon of nativity
  • Solar Revolution:
  • Profection:
    • profected Mars in opposition to the Sun of nativity
  • Other aspects:
  • Transit: 
    • Jupiter in conjunction with Mars of nativity

Emmanuel Macron

  • Zodiacal Directions:
    • directed Venus in trine with the Horoscope of nativity
  • Mundane Directions:
    • directed Mars in opposition to Sun and Mercury of nativity
    • directed Moon in opposition to Saturn of nativity
    • directed Sun and Mercury in opposition the Moon of nativity
  • Solar Revolution:
    • Horoscope of revolution in conjunction with Saturn of nativity
  • Profection:
  • Other aspects:
  • Transit:
    • Saturn in conjunction with the Sun and Mercury of nativity


It’s very hard to compare for five candidates all the informations from directions, solar revolutions and profections and judge accordingly the final outcome of the election poll but there are some considerations we can make. Firstly we see for Melenchon the directed Sun in conjunction with the MC of nativity. This is a clear sign of success. Moreover there are other signs involving Mercury, which is the almuten of the X house, and Mars which is the doryphoros of the light in sect. For Le Pen we see many aspects involving Jupiter, which is the almuten of the X house and Sun a natural significator of success. The other candidates appear less favorites than Le Pen and Melenchon and so the predictive techniques confirm the picture we have already outlined in the part 1.

French Presidential Election: part 1

Elections présidentielles 2017 France-1

The French will go to the polls in April and May this year to choose the new president. Since France is one the major countries in the EU, the new president will definitely make a difference in the political scenario of the next years in Europe and probably also in the rest of the world. After the Brexit consultation which brought the UK on the road to leave the EU, the mounting dissatisfaction with the European policy in France can put in power an eurosceptic president.

In this article we will analyze the genitures of the five candidates in order to see who has the most significators of eminence and dignity. In a next article we will check the solar revolutions, the protections and the directions for each candidate in order to have a picture of the possible pool outcome.

Significators of Eminence

Ptolemy says:

It will be needful to determine the questions of dignity and happiness resulting therefrom from the position of the luminaries and the familiarity to them of their attendant planets. For if both the luminaries are in masculine signs and either both of them, or even one of the two, angular, and particularly if the luminary of the sect is also attended by the five planets, matutine to the sun and vespertine to the moon, the children will be kings. And if the attendant planets are either themselves angular or bear an aspect to the superior angle, the children born will continue to be great, powerful, and world-rulers, and they will be even more fortunate if the attendant planets are in dexter aspect to the superior angles. But if, while the others are in this position, the sun alone is in a masculine sign, and the moon is in a feminine one, and one of the luminaries is angular, they will be merely generals, with power of life and death. If, however, besides this the attendant planets are neither angular nor witnessing to the angles, they will be merely great and will enjoy partial dignities, those which involve the wearing of chaplets, or those of superintendence or of military command, and not those of first rank. But if the luminaries are not angular, and most of the attendant planets are either angular or in aspect with the angles, they will not attain the more conspicuous honours but rather civil leadership and moderate advancement in their careers. If, however, the attendant planets are not associated with the angles, they are rendered obscure in their actions and without preferment, and they are entirely humble and miserable in their fortunes when neither of the luminaries is angular, or in a masculine sign, or attended by the beneficent planets. The general outline, then, of the investigation before us involves a gradation of dignities of this sort. Since there are very many conditions intermediate between these grades, one must estimate them from the specific qualities of the luminaries themselves, and the particular variations in the manner in which they are attended, and the government of the attendance. For if their attendance consists of planets of the same sect, or of the beneficent planets, greater independence and security will attend the dignities; but if it involves the opposite sect, or the maleficent planets, there will be dependency and less security. The kind of future honour is to be divined from the quality of the attending planets; for if Saturn governs the attendance, he brings about power based on wealth and the amassing of riches, but Jupiter or Venus that which rests upon favours, gifts, honours, and magnanimity; Mars brings power founded on generalships, victories, and the fears of subordinates, and Mercury that which depends upon intelligence, education, and the care and management of affairs.

As we see front the passage above, Ptolemy assigns the rank of the native in decreasing order from the most dignity in the following manner:

  • Both luminaries in masculine sign
  • both or one angular
  • one or both luminaries have doryphory
  • doriphories angular or in aspect to MC
  • Both luminaries in masculine sign
  • both or one angular
  • one or both luminaries have doryphory
  • Sun in a masculine sign, Moon in a feminine sign
  • one angular
  • one or both luminaries have doryphory
  • doriphories angular or in aspect to MC
  • both luminaries or one angular
  • one or both luminaries have doryphory
  • no luminary angular
  • one or both luminaries have doryphory
  • most of doriphories angular or in aspect to MC
  • no luminary angular
  • luminary of the sect has doryphory
  • no luminary angular
  • no doryphory


In the table below for each candidate are displayed the main significators, which are the ptolemaic significator of eminence and secondary significators according to Valens, Rhetorius and Porphyry.

The doryphory to the Sun is an oriental planets which is in aspect with the Sun; the doryphory to the Moon is a planet which the Moon is applying to.

Rex and Miles are, according to Cielo e Terra and Gerolamo Vitali, are respectively the lord of the 5 hylegiacal place (Sun, Moon, Ascendent, Tyche, Prenatal Syzygy), and the  most dignified planet in the char both by essential and accidental dignities.

Marine Le Pen Francois Fillon Emmanuel Macron Benoit Hamon Jean-Luc Melenchon
Mainly significators
 Light of the Time Sun in masc. Leo (dom.) in X Moon in fem. Pisc. in V, combust Sun in masc.  Sag. in XI Sun in fem. Cancer, cadent XII Sun in masc. Leo (dom.), in XI
Other Light Moon  in fem. Capr (exile), in III Sun in fem. Pisc. in V  Moon in fem. Taurus (exal.) in III  Moon in masc. Aquar., IX  Moon in fem. Pisces, angular VII
 Doryphory to the Light of the Time Saturn in VII in Aries in his terms by trine  Mars in III in Sag. peregrine by square  Saturn in Aries in X by square  Mars in XI in Leo peregrine
 Doryphory to the other Light Mars in III in Sag peregrine by square; Jupiter in IX Gem exile by square  Moon void of course  Mars in XI in Leo peregrine by trine
Doriphory angular or in aspect to MC  Saturn angular in VII  Saturn angular in X
Secondary significators
 Aspects to Doryphory Mars square, Venus trine, Moon trine, Jupiter trine  in mundo Mars: Jupiter opposition, Venus, Mercury, Sun, Moon square  Venus trine, Jupiter trine, Sun square, Mars opposition Moon trine, Hor sextile, Saturn sextile
MC  in Cancer  in Cancer in trine with Venus, Sun and Saturn (all dexter)  in Scorpio  in Pisces trined by Jupiter  in Gemini squared by Moon (dexter) and Saturn, in sextile with the Sun
Planets in X house  Sun e Mercury in Leo, Mars in Cancer Cauda  Saturn in Aries
Almuten of X house  Jupiter in Virgo in XI applied by the Moon and in trine with Saturn in mundo Jupiter in Gem in IX in opposition to Mars, in square to Venus, Sun and Moon  Mars in Leo in VII in trine with Moon and Venus  Venus in Leo in II, trine of Mars, opposition of Moon, sextile of Mars and Sun  Mercury in Virgo retrograde, in XII, with Venus
 Phase  Venus: evening rising; Saturn: first station Venus: evening rising
 Tyche in Pisces  at the Hor  in Gem. squared by Saturn  in Pisces parallel in mundo with Mars  in Aries squared by Mars
 Daimon  in Taurus squared by Venus and in sextile with Mars  in Libra in trine with Jupiter and in sextile with Mars  in Scorp. sextile with Mars  in Libra with Mars, opposed by Saturn  in Aquar. opposed by Sun
 11th from Tyche Moon in Taurus
 Stars  Alphecca rising, Castor culminating  Bellatrix with Jupiter, Tyche with Arcturus  Markab,Shaula at Hor, Alphecca at MC, Sun with Laguna, Saturn with Regulus  Hor with Pollux and Betelgeuse, Jupiter with Sirius, Mars with Spica  Moon and occident with Deneb
 Miles Saturn  Venus Jupiter  Jupiter Saturn  Saturn
 Rex  Venus  Venus  Venus  Venus  Mars

Candidates in order of Eminence

Marine Le Pen

Marin Le Pen
Marine Le  Pen has the light in sect, the  Sun, angular in X, in Leo, a masculine sign, and Saturn is a doryphory of the Sun since Saturn is oriental, diurnal and he trines the Sun and has ruleship over the Sun by term. Saturn, the doryphory, is angular. So the geniture falls into category 3. Saturn is in his term but he is in fall in Aries. Saturn is doing the first station, so he is quite strong. Saturn has familiarities by trine with the Moon, which is concord with diurnal sect of Saturn since she is waxing; he has familiarity by trine with Jupiter and Venus, which doing the evening heliacal rising and by square in mundo with Mars which is his lord by domicile . Saturn is Miles, that is the most dignified planet in the chart. So Saturn is  strong signifier of eminence. Moreover we see that three star, the Sun, Mercury and Mars are in the X place.


Jean-Luc Melenchon

Jean-Luc Melenchon
Jean-Luc Melenchon has the light out of sect, the  Moon, angular in VII in Pisces, a feminine sign and Mars is a doryphory of the Moon since the Moon is applying to him and Mars has ruleship over the Moon by term and the Moon is waning. Mars, the doryphory, is nor angular neither he aspects the MC. Mars is nocturnal and oriental. So the geniture falls into category 4. Moreover Mars is peregrine in sextile with the Horoscope and Saturn which is on the oriental horizon. Saturn is in domicile in Libra is opposing the Moon which is on the occidental horizon. Mars is Rex, Saturn is Miles. Tyche is in Aries in square with her lord Mars. This geniture is far less eminent than Le Pen’s geniture.


Benoit Hamon

Benoit Hamon

Benoit Hamon has no angular light. Saturn is doryphory to the the light of time, the Sun, since Saturn is oriental, diurnal and squares the Sun. This doryphory is weak since Saturn has no ruleship over the Sun. Saturn is angular in the X. The geniture falls into category 5. Saturn is in fall in Aries and he is opposed in mundo by his lord Mars in Libra. Saturn is also in trine with Jupiter and Venus which is the almuten of the X. Saturn is Miles. The MC is in trine with his lord Jupiter. Some fixed star are notable: Betelgeuse  and Pollux at the horoscope; Sirius with Jupiter; Spica with Mars. I think that this geniture is quite close to the Melenchon’s geniture about eminence.


Francois Fillon

Francois FillonFrancois Fillon has no angular light. Mars and Jupiter are doryphory to the light of time, the Moon, since the Moon is applying to Mars and Jupiter and Mars has ruleship over the Moon by triplicity and Jupiter by domicile. Mars is nocturnal and oriental; the Moon is waning. Jupiter is diurnal and occidental in fall in Gemini so Jupiter is not in a very good condition as bodyguard; also is not of the same sect of the Moon.The geniture falls into category 6. Mars is peregrine and he is in opposition to Jupiter, his lord by domicile and triplicity. Mars is also in square in mundo with Venus, her lord by terms. Moreover is in square with the Sun.  The MC is in trine with Venus, Saturn and the Sun. Venus is doing the evening heliacal rising and is also Rex and Milex with the participation of Jupiter. Bellatrix is with Jupiter. Also this geniture is not so distant from the two previous genitures.


Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron Emmanuel Macron has no angular light and the lights have not doryphory. The geniture falls into category 7. The almuten of the X, Mars, is angular in the VII in trine with Venus and the Moon.  The Moon in exaltation in Taurus in the acquisitive place. This geniture doesn’t show significative marks of eminence.



Final Considerations

Marine Le Pen’s geniture is the most dignified among the candidates to the French Presidential Election. Emmanuel Macron who is credited for passing the first round has definitely the less dignified geniture. The other three candidate are in the middle between those two extremes, close to each others.


Erasmus Roterodamus


The highest form of bliss is living with a certain degree of folly. Erasmus

Recently I visit Rotterdam, homeland of the famous Renaissance humanist Erasmus. He was a scholar in latin and ancient greek and he prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament. He is mostly remembered for his witty and satirical work ‘In Praise of Folly’.
Although Erasmus referred several times in his writings to his age, there is no certainty about the year of his birth since those references point in many different directions, ranging from 1464 to 1472 or even later. Anyway I have found in the book “Astrologia Naturalis” written in 1645 by David Origanus, German mathematician, astronomer and astrologer, the geniture of Erasmus Roterodamus.


Erasmus’ geniture from Astrologia Naturalis

Probably the time of birth that Origanus reports in his book is not very reliable, since he wrote two centuries after the Erasmus’ birth, anyway I think it can be interesting to give a look the the chart and with a bit of folly, as Erasmus suggests, we will find Origanus even trustworthy .

About the birth date of Erasmus Origanus wrote in his ‘Astrologia Naturalis’: Anno 1467 Oct. Die 27 Hor. 16.30. In North Europe during the XVII century the hours were calculated as equal hours starting from the midnight according to the civilian mode or from the midday according to the astronomical mode. We can easily recognize that Origanus used the equals hours front the midday according to the astronomical computation since the Sun is in the second house in the fourth quadrant as it is between midnight and the dawn and not in the second quadrant as in the afternoon before sunset. So the Erasmus’ birth, according to Origanus, was on 28th October 1467, 4.30 a.m local time. Below we can see the geniture as calculated by Phasis. We see that some planetary and house positions in Origanus’ chart are not very correct but the differences consist at most in few degrees.

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Erasmus’ geniture – domification Regiomontanus

Origanus uses the geniture to exemplify the influence of Venus and Mercury over the manners of the native. He writes:De Venere.png

About Venus. Venus gift is beauty. Therefore in good aspect with Mercury especially in the first house she makes promptly excel in neatness of manners and speeches. In this way Erasmus from Rotterdam has Venus.

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Erasmus’ geniture – domification Placidus

In Erasmus’ geniture Mercury is with Venus which is also his Lord since he is in Libra. Mercury is retrograde but he is doing the matutine heliacal rising. Actually the Lord of the Soul is Venus since she is the Lord of Mercury and in conjunction with him. According to Ptolemy the Lord of Action is Mercury since he is doing the matutine heliacal rising and so Mercury with his Lord Venus gives him the beauty of speech and writing.  Both Mercury and Venus are in trine with retrograde Jupiter exalted in Cancer in the XI house giving fame to him for his religious writings while trying to be impartial in the religious dispute between the Catholic Church and the rising Protestant Reformation.



The shadowed Moon over Arabia

The 11th February 2017 a  Penumbral Lunar Eclipse has occurred. The phenomenon has been visible in Europe, Africa, part of Asia and America and will last for 4 hours and 19 minutes.

The eclipse in north Arabia

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Ptolemy says:

The remaining parts of the quarter, situated about the centre of the inhabited world, Idumaea, Coelê Syria, Judaea, Phoenicia, Chaldaea, Orchinia, and Arabia Felix, which are situated toward the north-west of the whole quarter, have additional familiarity with the north-western triangle, Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius, and furthermore, have as co‑rulers Jupiter, Mars, and Mercury.

and again

The Phoenicians, Chaldaeans, and Orchinians have familiarity with Leo and the sun, so that they are simpler, kindly, addicted to astrology, and beyond all men worshippers of the sun.

So we should expect that the effects of this lunar eclipse will show up in that region and especially in the North of Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Syria and Lebanon since those places have familiarities with the sign of Leo where the eclipse occurred.
In the city of Al Quarayyat in the north of  Saudi Arabia close to Giordania and Iraq during the eclipse we see a peculiar planetary placement: both the malefic planet, Saturn and Mars, are angular.

Since the Moon is the second quadrant between the MC and the occidental horizon the effects will start after eight months and will last for  4 months and 10 days, that is, between the first half of October and the first half of February 2018. The intensification of the effects will be around November.

Jupiter is the triplicity ruler of the Moon and she is applying to him. Jupiter is angular but peregrine and retrograde. Jupiter and Saturn are in mutual reception by sextile: Jupiter is in Libra, whose lord of exaltation is Saturn; Saturn is in Sagittarius whose domicile lord is Jupiter. Therefore the lords of the eclipse are Jupiter and Saturn. Let’s note that in this chart Saturn is angular, exactly at the horoscope; moreover Mars in on the subterranean pivot in his domicile Aries. The beneficial influence of Jupiter is here undermined by Saturn and Mars. Moreover Saturn, which is the out-of-sect malefic is predominant and he brings a strong cold quality to the event. Since the eclipse is in Leo in a fixed, fiery  sign an not too far from the MC, this indicates the fall or death of leaders and damage to buildings.


The American Midas


Annibale Caracci – Apollo gives the ass’ears to Midas

Though the rest was human, he was punished in that sole aspect: he wore the ears of a slow-moving ass. He was anxious to conceal them, and tried to detract from the shameful ugliness of his head with a purple turban. But the servant who used to trim his long hair with a blade, found it out, who, since he dare not reveal the disgrace he had seen, but eager to broadcast it to the four winds, and unable to keep it to himself, went off quietly and dug a hole in the soil. In a tiny voice, he whispered to the hollow earth, and buried his spoken evidence under the infill, and stole away having closed up the hidden trench. But a thick bed of quivering reeds began to shoot up there, and as soon as they had grown, at the end of the year, they gave the burrower away: stirred gently, then, by the wind they repeated the buried words, and testified against his master. Ovid Metamorphoses XI

In the presidential election of November 8 2016 the billionaire tycoon Donald Trump was elected president of the United States of America. Without any prior governmental or military experience and opposed by the cultural and entertainment elite he was eventually able to collect the votes of rural and deindustrialized zones and people who saw this eminent outsider as a possibility of change.

The geniture


The temperament

Mars is rising at the horoscope in the bounds of Mars. The Sun, Lord of the Horoscope, is in Gemini in the bounds of Mars and he trines Mars. The Moon in Sagittarius trines Mars and she is moving away by hexagon from her lord Jupiter. So the Lords of Temperament are Mars and Jupiter. Mars and Jupiter are both occidental. Jupiter is in his second station. Moreover Regulus, the heart of Leo, is rising at the horoscope. Regulus is of nature of Mars and Jupiter and so the rulership over the body of Mars and Jupiter is again stressed. The Moon is almost perfecting the opposition to the Sun, that is Full Moon, and so very hot. Therefore Trump’s predominant quality is hot and his temperament is Choleric Sanguine.

Ptolemy says:

When Jupiter is setting, he makes his subjects light, to be sure, but not as before, in such a way as to give them a good colour, and with lank hair or even bald in front and on the crown, and of average stature; in temperament they have an excess of the moist.

When he [Mars] is setting, he makes them in appearance simply ruddy, of middle height, with small eyes, not much hair on the body, and straight yellow hair; their temperament exceeds in the dry.

Since Jupiter is near to his highest boreal altitude Trump’s body is big and fleshy but agile.

The Moon is with Shaula a harmful star in the Sting of Scorpio which brings damage to the eyes.

The soul

Mercury is in Cancer, occidental and making the evening heliacal rising. Mercury is almost feralis, that is alone, except for a parallel in mundo with Jupiter which is his Lord by exaltation. Since Jupiter is the Lord of the Moon as we have already seen, Jupiter is the Lord of the Soul. Jupiter is occidental, in his second station, dignified by term, in a cadent house because of the ptolemaic rule of 5 dead degrees.

Jupiter in a equinoctial sign produces souls fitted for dealing with the people, fond of turbulence and political activity, glory-seeking; in his evening station he produces souls noble and wise, but with mediocre memory, not painstaking nor fond of labour, but investigators of hidden things, says Ptolemy. Moreover Jupiter is in his proper face or almugea to the Sun and so he gives a liberal, simple, self-willed, strong, noble person.

If Jupiter alone has the domination of the soul, in honourable positions he makes his subjects magnanimous, generous, god-fearing, honourable, pleasure-loving, kind, magnificent, liberal, just, high-minded, dignified, minding their own business, compassionate, fond of discussion, beneficent, affectionate, with qualities of leadership. If he chances to be in the opposite kind of position, he makes their souls seem similar, to be sure, but with a difference in the direction of greater humility, less conspicuousness, and poorer judgement. For example, instead of magnanimity, he endows them with prodigality; instead of reverence for the gods, with superstition; instead of modesty, with cowardice; instead of dignity, with conceit; instead of kindness, with foolish simplicity; instead of the love of beauty, with love of pleasure; instead of high-mindedness, with stupidity; instead of liberality, with indifference, and the like.

Here the Jupiter’s condition is not very dignified but it is also effected by some aspects with other planets. Firstly Jupiter is in mutual reception with Saturn and Venus by a quartile aspect both in mundo and in the zodiac since Jupiter is in Libra, domicile of Venus and exaltation of Saturn and Venus and Saturn are conjuncted in Cancer, exaltation of Jupiter. But Saturn and Venus are superior to Jupiter. Venus in right square with Jupiter gives a strong desire for women; he will love beautiful ladies and possibly harlots. Moreover the conjunction of Saturn and Venus corrupts the passive part of the soul and makes him even more prone to desire and indulgence in pleasures. The other aspect is Mars in sextile in mundo with Jupiter. Mars is very strong since he is angular but he is out-of-sect therefore he make Trump active and commanding but bossy and despotic. Here Mars is also in aspect with the Moon close to the Full Moon, so the choleric mood effects even more the sensitive soul. Moreover the Moon is with Shaula a harmful star of nature of Mercury and Mars.

Lets note that the Moon is actually not only very close to the Full Moon but also with Cauda, that is, Trump was born during a lunar eclipse though not visible from USA during his birth. This peculiar configuration is by itself quite critical and it effects the native strongly, in particular it clouds the sensitive soul and if had not been for the presence of Jupiter and the antiparallel between the Moon and Mercury, the angular Mars would have brought a serious illness to his soul.

The profession

Mercury is making the evening heliacal rising and so he is the Lord of Activity. Mercury is in parallel in mundo with Jupiter which is his exaltation lord, so Jupiter testifies Mercury.

Says Ptolemy:

For if Mercury governs action, to speak generally, he makes his subjects scribes, men of business, calculators, teachers, merchants, bankers, soothsayers, astrologers, sacrificers, and in general those who perform their functions by means of documents, interpretation, and giving and taking.

If it is Jupiter that witnesses, they will be law-makers, orators, sophists, who enjoy familiarity with great persons.

The Material Fortune

The Lot of Fortune is angular, with the descendent. It is in aversion with its Lord Saturn in exile in Cancer. But Saturn is aspected by benefics: he is conjuncted with Venus and squared by Jupiter in mutual reception as we have already seen. Moreover the Lot of Fortune is aspected by the Luminars, Jupiter and Mars. The trines of the Sun and Jupiter are quite beneficial but the opposition of Mars from the ascendent seems to indicate a sudden reversal of fortune or loss due to unwary and impulsive actions.

Lets note that both the Lot of Fortune and the Lot of Spirit are with Vega, the star of nature of Mercury and Venus, in the constellation of Lyra. Stade says:

The Lyra in the second house or with Jupiter or Venus or with the Lot of Fortune, gives great wealth.

Here Vega is not in the second house but she is with the Lot of Fortune aspected by Jupiter in the second house.

The Dignity

In Trump’s geniture we don’t find any proper doryphory. Mercury, which is making the vespertine heliacal rising and he is the Lord of the Sun by domicile, is unfit in a day chart to be a proper doryphoros of the Sun, since by his phase he is nocturnal.  Anyway Mercury is in parallel in mundo with Jupiter, his Lord by exaltation. This testimony is a sign of a dignified person and also of his father since the Sun is angular in the X house.

More significative is the star Regulus rising at the horoscope with Mars.  Rethorius the Egyptian says:

[Regulus] makes honored generals, subjecting and administering lands and cities and nations, and frightful men and commander and generals, administrator, those who shaken up, unconquered, outspoken, contentious, effective, shrewd, manly, those likely to conquer, with much property and very wealth, magnanimous and ambitious, fond of nice things, but not coming to an entirely good end.

The additional presence of the out-of-sect Mars makes those features even more pronounced and promises a possible bad end.

The Presidential Election


In the Solar Return we see that the Lot of Fortune is in Scorpio with her Lord Mars. They are also in sextile in mundo with Jupiter and angular, at the IC,  in the geniture and so Mars and Lot of Fortune of Revolution testimonies the horoscope and Mars of nativity. Mars in this chart is the Lord of the MC by domicile and terms signifying that some important achievement are going to be realized. The Moon is moving from Mercury to Saturn, the Lord of Lot of Fortune in nativity. The Moon is also in square with the natal Mercury, which is the Lord of Activity.


In the Profection Mercury is with the MC of nativity. The horoscope and Mars are with Venus and Saturn of nativity. Saturn and Venus are in opposition to the Moon of nativity.


We see in the direction a perfect conjunction of the Moon with Jupiter of nativity.

A Look into the future

On 21th August 2017 a Solar Eclipse will be visible in North America.

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Ptolemy says:

Usually, however, those men are affected by the more universal ills who in their own genitures happen to have the most essential places, by which I mean those of the luminaries or of the angles, the same as those that furnish the cause of the general misfortunes, that is, the places of the eclipses or the places directly opposite. Of these the positions most dangerous and hardest to avoid are those in which either of the luminaries is in possession of the very degree of the place of the eclipse, or the degree opposite.

In this eclipse we see that the Luminaries are on the horoscope of Trump’s geniture. Moreover Saturn in Sagittarius in the I house is exactly with the Moon of Trump’s nativity. Also Mars is close to the Mars of nativity, as Jupiter with Jupiter of nativity and Venus with Venus and Saturn of nativity.

The Solar Eclipse will last for about 3 hours and half so the beginning of its effects will start at the end of April 2018 and will last till the end of October 2021. The intensification will start at the end of August 2020.

On the 27th May 2018 we see a direction of Mars to the Moon of nativity.


In the Solar Revolution for the 2017 even if Jupiter is rising on the Horoscope of Revolution and in conjunction with the Jupiter of Nativity, others elements are not so beneficial. The Lord of the ascendent, Venus, is in Taurus in aversion with the horoscope and, more noteworthy, Saturn is conjunction with the Moon of nativity and in opposition to the Sun of nativity.

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Trump probably will face hard times during his presidential term especially from the end of April 2018. Definitely it will be very improbable that he will be reelected.