Astrology LLC: Research Projects
1980, the revival of traditional astrology has primarily concerned itself with
history, translation of texts, and transmission/impacts on culture. As
important to understanding the practice of astrology as these topics are, there
is no guarantee that these ideas remain relevant and their stated methods
actually work. What is required is systematic testing of the assumptions
and models behind Medieval Predictive Astrology. To this goal Regulus Astrology
LLC dedicates its research efforts.
Summary of Research
Dignities. This site uses traditional sign & exaltation rulers, Dorothean triplicity rulers,
Egyptian bounds, and Hindu decans.
Download a complementary
Dignity Wheel here.
Rectification Manual: The American Presidency
(December 17, 2007) is
designed to provide concrete answers on the mechanics of medieval predictive
methods: how they can be systematically employed, taught, and practiced
by contemporary astrologers viewed through the lens of natal chart
rectification. As the book’s introduction makes clear, there is no current
consensus on rectification because the modern predictive toolbox is grossly
under specified. A three stage rectification method is proposed which
incorporates the full gamut of medieval predictive techniques. Their
application is sequenced such that the robustness of each method is
commensurate to the level of uncertainty encountered during each stage of the
Errata for 1st and 2nd
Edition books purchased in 2007/2008
3rd Edition updates for 1st
and 2nd Edition owners
Horoscope Data Files: Janus, Morinus, Placidus, Solar Fire
House - Longevity: vitality and length of life. Whether a child will
be stillborn, take nourishment, survive infancy, or survive to adulthood was
considered the first delineation topic in natal astrology for medieval
House - Physiognomy: form and shape of the face and body. Defined as judging
character from bodily features by the Greeks in the 4th Century BCE,
physiognomy was first developed by a group of medical-philosophers operating
outside the scope of astrology. Beginning with Ptolemy, astrologers split
judgments of physical appearance and character into two separate
categories. What is now referred to as astrological physiognomy is
limited to physical appearance of the face and body.
House - The Soul: overall life purpose and social conduct including ethical
The Greek philosophers Aristotle and Plato strongly influenced astrologers in
their efforts to delineate the soul based on planetary configurations in the
natal horoscope. Broadly speaking, philosophers believed the soul comprised
those qualities which corresponded to “aliveness.” Among these qualities was
the ability of humans to reason, paying special attention to the connection
between reason and the ability of an individual to lead a moral life. Within
the Hellenistic astrological tradition, two technical paradigms emerged: (1) an
overall horoscope “ruler” whose delineation corresponded to the soul or (2) the
configuration of the Moon, Mercury, and their rulers as a measure of
Review on 1st House Topics
Astrological Physiognomy: History and Sources (April 20, 2010).
Astrology and the Soul: History and Sources
(April 25, 2012).
on 1st House Topics
Rectification Manual: The American Presidency
(December 17, 2007). Proposed a model for computing the epikratētōr / hīlāj
(“Giver of Life”) and continues with a discussion of the oikodespotēs
/ kadukhudhāh (“Giver of Years”) in Chapter
4. Appendices C and D include worked out examples of this methodology for
American Presidents and First Ladies.
Physiognomy of the
Rising Decan: Aries,
Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo,
Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces.
Victor of the Chart - Tests of Ezra's Model (November
Victor of the Chart - Tests of
Porphyry's Model (November
Victor of the Chart (Soul): Database (Ongoing updates)
Horoscope Data Files for Victor Study: Janus, Morinus, Placidus, Solar
House - Wealth
to the list of significators for wealth is the lot of fortune, the most
well-known lot of approximately one hundred. Lots are computed zodiac
positions based three horoscopic inputs. The lot of fortune (for diurnal
figures) is computed by projecting the distance taken from the Sun to the Moon
from the Ascendant. For nocturnal figures, the computation is reversed,
e.g., the distance from the Moon to the Sun is projected from the
Ascendant. There exists some ambiguity in the literature for nocturnal
figures whether or not the computation should be reversed. Using data for twenty-two
American Presidents, “Appendix B: Tests of Sect Influence: Part of Fortune/Fidaria” in A Rectification
Manual confirms the validity of
the reversed formula for nocturnal figures.
Calculator. An Excel spreadsheet model
for computation of natal lots.
Firdaria is a time lord technique believed to be of
Persian origin created during the Sassinid
Empire. Firdaria entered the Medieval Arabic
tradition during the translation wave initiated by the Abbasid Caliphate
beginning 750 CE. What is controversial is an alternate sequence of
planetary time lords for nocturnal figures. Insertion of the North Node
and South Node Firdaria period following the major
Mars period for nocturnal figures is recommended by Robert Zoller
and confirmed by analysis for twenty-two American Presidents. See
“Appendix B: Tests of Sect Influence: Part of Fortune/Firdaria”
Rectification Manual for details.
Firdaria Calculator. An Excel spreadsheet model
for computation of Firdaria main and subperiods.
practiced by Medieval astrologers, primary directions occupied a central, if not
the highest position, within the predictive hierarchy. Long abandoned for
their mathematical complexity in favor of the easier to calculate secondary
progressions, primary directions have been revived within the last ten years by
Directions Notation: Towards a Uniform Presentation Standard (April
Book Review: Primary
Directions: Astrology’s Old Master Technique
by Martin Gansten (October 6, 2009).
Primary Directions: Technical
Primary Directions: Example
accompany Technical Notes (January 2009)
Regulus USA National Horoscope
since Ebenezer Sibly first introduced his proposed
horoscope for the Declaration of Independence in his 1780 book “The Celestial
Science of Astrology”, agreement on the correct USA National Horoscope has
proven elusive with over a dozen different horoscope variations proposed.
is Born: Introducing the Regulus USA National Horoscope
(November 25, 2008) is
unique for its application of medieval astrological techniques to the question
of modern National Horoscopes. Included as a special application of
primary directions is the largest empirical study of Directing through the
Bounds ever attempted or presented. Results that the directed Ascendant
times shifts in the national consciousness represent a significant contribution
to the history of American social movements.
AIB - Errata
AIB - Supplement Part I
AIB - Supplement Part II
AIB - Guide to Excel Data
AIB - Excel Data Files
AIB - Horoscope Data Files: Janus, Morinus, Placidus, Solar Fire
2015-06-11 Regulus USA National Horoscope - Out of Sample Tests and Predictions
USA Presidential Election; Birth Chart Rectification: Candidates and Contenders
(November 20, 2007).
Provides complete rectifications for Michael Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton, John
Edwards, Al Gore, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, John McCain, Barack Obama, Mitt
Romney, and Fred Thompson.
Birth Time of Barack Obama: Out-of-Sample Tests (December
30, 2008). This
article documents procedures for confirming a rectified birth time which may
vary from a reported birth time. In statistics, this procedure is labeled
an ‘out-of-sample test.’ Testing continues to support the proposed
rectified birth time of 7:54:28 PM despite the official birth certificate time reported
as 7:24 PM.
a Balance: Mundane and Natal Astrology in American Presidential Election
(May 8, 2012). This article highlights
the importance of Jupiter-Saturn aspects and eclipses in the selection of
American Presidential candidates and winners.