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by mikestar13
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Misc. on Natal Astrology
Topic: What makes you LGBT+
Replies: 32
Views: 575
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Re: What makes you LGBT+

Reminds me of a female coworker I read a nativity for in the 80's. Her sexual adventures with guys were notorious with her full consent--she told me she enjoyed having a "reputation." Seeing a tight Venus-Uranus square with angular Mars rising in Aquarius, I said "you go for girls too." She asked me...
by mikestar13
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Aspects
Topic: Ptolemaic Aspets - toward a unified theory
Replies: 7
Views: 248
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Re: Ptolemaic Aspets - toward a unified theory

Jim, I can't quite grasp the formula you are using. Are you using an Excel spreadsheet to calculate? If you could share it, so I can understand the formula you are currently using, I think I can tweak it to give more reasonable conjunction/opposition orbs.
by mikestar13
Tue Oct 30, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Aspects
Topic: Ptolemaic Aspets - toward a unified theory
Replies: 7
Views: 248
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Re: Ptolemaic Aspets - toward a unified theory

My personal theory of "why" these aspects. Let's assume aspects are always measured on the shorter arc, so only separations of 0 to 180 degrees need be considered. For the first harmonic we get 0/1 = 0 degrees for the conjunction, which is unique, starting our set of Ptolemaic aspects. For the secon...
by mikestar13
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Discuss Your Own Horoscope
Topic: Partner
Replies: 15
Views: 464
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Re: Partner

...If I had any advice for you as her partner to help her I would ask that you be aware that she is very sensitive and to not take her moods and feelings personally but to be supportive and understanding... I cannot agree more or stress this enough. Mary my girlfriend has similar issues, compounded...
by mikestar13
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: "Many Things"
Topic: coolcoolcwr
Replies: 12
Views: 578
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Re: coolcoolcwr

sotonye wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:13 pm
A good example of the point that double rims have a tendency of causing trouble wherever they go

(Not that I'm not a bit of trouble myself, having a Sun in Aries)
Not always imagine an otherwise identical chart as cool's, with Venus and Mars switched. Now how does Aries/Pluto manifest?
by mikestar13
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: "Many Things"
Topic: coolcoolcwr
Replies: 12
Views: 578
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Re: coolcoolcwr

It's what running the site and encouraging it to flourish requires. I get that pretty well. I've had to deal with a similar (though less extreme) individual in my Tuesday bible study. Of course I'm religiously obligated to do the patience and long-suffering thing. You chose it, my hat is off to you.
by mikestar13
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: "Many Things"
Topic: coolcoolcwr
Replies: 12
Views: 578
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Re: coolcoolcwr

My God, by his chart he virtually has to confront everybody. New Moon Aries angular, opposite Pluto and sextile Mars, all those aspects within two degrees. Not that he's incapable of civil discourse, he just has to work harder to control his anger than some of us. The Jupiter sextile to his luminari...
by mikestar13
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Misc. on Solunar Returns
Topic: Return charts for other planets
Replies: 3
Views: 811
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Re: Return charts for other planets

There is also a potential issue for planetary returns not applicable to solunars. This is the question of the "triple transit." For comparison consider that a lunar orbital period is 27 1/3 days approximately, so throughout our live we have one lunar return each 27-28 days without exception. Similar...
by mikestar13
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: The Planets
Topic: Combustion - real or not real?
Replies: 4
Views: 306
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Re: Combustion - real or not real?

Cyril Fagan wrote quite a bit about the corruption of natal astrology by horary techniques, I don't recall if he specifically mentioned "combust", but he surely would have classified it that way. Fagan said that the systems need to be kept entirely separate, Jim of of the opinion that Horary is not ...
by mikestar13
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Mundane Forecasts
Topic: Trump's conviction by the Senate
Replies: 4
Views: 358
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Re: Trump's conviction by the Senate

Clay, I did not mean to suggest you personally said anything pro or con about Trump, My intention with "You say Trump..." was to address the fair number of readers who would describe themselves as Trump critics. You have identified yourself as neither a critic nor a supporter of Trump, but present y...
by mikestar13
Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Mundane Forecasts
Topic: Trump's conviction by the Senate
Replies: 4
Views: 358
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Re: Trump's conviction by the Senate

I believe this prediction is wrong, though the astrology seem right. I can't conceive of a Senate controlled by the currently existing Republican party convicting Trump by the required two-thirds vote no matter what evidence , unless it is part of an agreed stratagem to elevate Mike Pence. So unless...
by mikestar13
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Misc. on Mundane Astrology
Topic: U.S. President Administration charts
Replies: 32
Views: 2632
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Re: U.S. President Administration charts

Our posts crossed, Jim. I'm leaning toward your view, with the reservation that Washington's first term legally began March 4, 1789 at noon, which produced a very inauspicious chart as you indicated.
by mikestar13
Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Misc. on Mundane Astrology
Topic: U.S. President Administration charts
Replies: 32
Views: 2632
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Re: U.S. President Administration charts

With regard to the question of when the administration of a Vice-President who succeeds to the Presidency, Article II, Section 8 of the Constitution says: Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:—“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will fai...
by mikestar13
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Misc. on Mundane Astrology
Topic: U.S. President Administration charts
Replies: 32
Views: 2632
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Re: U.S. President Administration charts

Readers may find this link instructive: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_presidential_inauguration Note: when the date is given as March 5 or January 21, this indicates a public inauguration on Monday, as it is not the custom to conduct the ceremony on Sunday. But in each case, the Presid...
by mikestar13
Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Discuss Your Own Horoscope
Topic: Veronica
Replies: 185
Views: 8961
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Re: Veronica

I know plenty of people born at all hours of the day and night, and I haven't seen any correlation between birth time or gender and night owls or robins. The only thing I have noticed is some robins think being a night owl is some kind of moral failing, which manner of thinking I consider a moral f...
by mikestar13
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Aspects
Topic: Aspect Distinction
Replies: 15
Views: 1118
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Re: Aspect Distinction

To my mind, static aspects very often do result in "action" but the action is often confined to the native's own mind/psyche/soul or whatever, without a particular pressure to manifest in actions in the external world. Whereas dynamic aspects tend to manifest in the external world as well. Simplisti...
by mikestar13
Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Sidereal Solar Returns
Topic: 2018 SSR
Replies: 5
Views: 945
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Re: 2018 SSR

Sorry to necro an old thread, but looking back on this chart a bit more than a month before my demi-solar and eight months after I wrote about my upcoming SSR, I guess I haven't been looking at the world through Venus colored glasses after all. Here I am inhabiting a broken body and living in a fair...
by mikestar13
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Misc. on Mundane Astrology
Topic: U.S. President Administration charts
Replies: 32
Views: 2632
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Re: U.S. President Administration charts

Roosevelt's first term began on March 4, 1933. But due to the adoption of the twentieth amendment in 1933, his subsequent terms began on January 20. Eisenhower was first President whose initial inauguration was January 20. For Truman's second term and Roosevelt's second, third, and fourth term, Janu...
by mikestar13
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Angularity
Topic: Most foreground planets
Replies: 2
Views: 252
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Re: Most foreground planets

Using James' recommendations of considering a planet to be foreground if it is (a) within 10 degrees measured on the prime vertical from a major angle, (b) within 2 degrees of longitude from an ecliptic square of a major angle, or (c) within 3 degrees of right ascension from the eastpoint or westpoi...
by mikestar13
Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Angularity
Topic: Most foreground planets
Replies: 2
Views: 252
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Most foreground planets

What is the largest number of foreground planets you have encountered in a nativity? I ran across one nativity with six, and the most striking thing about the native was that his picture was next to "larger than life" in the dictionary. Is there some significance to having a high number of foregroun...
by mikestar13
Thu Aug 02, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Discuss Your Own Horoscope
Topic: New love
Replies: 13
Views: 973
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Re: New love

Amen, Veronica, amen. That which I call God also matters to us, but He's been on board from before the beginning.
by mikestar13
Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Discuss Your Own Horoscope
Topic: New love
Replies: 13
Views: 973
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Re: New love followup

Well it's the first of August and Mary and I couldn't be happier. We are known by everyone to be a couple and this is approved of by 90% of the people who give a damn, including the pastor. Hearts are trumps, folks.
by mikestar13
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Discuss Your Own Horoscope
Topic: Help with my chart
Replies: 9
Views: 511
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Re: Help with my chart

I meant to edit my post, not quote it! The formula for aspects in the second post is "correct."
by mikestar13
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Discuss Your Own Horoscope
Topic: Help with my chart
Replies: 9
Views: 511
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Re: Help with my chart

Mike, I love your % numbers. Have you posted somewhere how you calculate these percentages? Angularity: For planets within 10 degrees of horizon or meridian: cos(6*PV distance from angle) For planets in ecliptic square within 2 degrees to horizon or meridian: cos(30*longitude distance) For planets ...
by mikestar13
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Discuss Your Own Horoscope
Topic: Help with my chart
Replies: 9
Views: 511
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Re: Help with my chart

Mike, I love your % numbers. Have you posted somewhere how you calculate these percentages? Angularity: For planets within 10 degrees of horizon or meridian: cos(6*PV distance from angle) For planets in ecliptic square within 2 degrees to horizon or meridian: cos(30*longitude distance) For planets ...