DJ FAbo, Placidian directions and how to get them with Phasis & Morinus

A friend of mine asked me this morning how to get Placidus’ zodiacal directions in Phasis (1) and Morinus (2), two well known applications for traditional astrology.
Do Morinus and Phasis give the same result? The answer is yes, they do.
Let us choose our example chart, Fabiano Antoniani, the Italian A 39-year-old Italian DJ left blind and tetraplegic by a 2014 car crash, DJ Fabo,  dead after an assisted suicide procedure in Switzerland. (3)

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More on directions (Carrie Fisher & George Michael deaths according Ptolemy)

To George Michael and Princess Leila with love

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In the latest years a lot has been written about primary directions and for many astrologers they are not a mystery anymore, especially since they are implemented in several traditional software.   Suddenly anyway I realized that for the new generation of astrologers – the one following ours- is not like that and their Facebook pages are full of wrong examples, with awful and illogical directions following the order of zodiacal signs, which a friend of mine calls “the astrologers living in a place where the Sun sets in the East”.

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Bob Dylan wins 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature

The very day the Italian Nobel laureate Dario Fo had died in Milan, the famous American singer Bob Dylan was awarded for the same prize for the year 2016,  “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.

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The hanging soul: bipolar disorder and traditional astrology

The bipolar disorder is  is a disorder with periods of depression and periods of elevated mood, which in the humoral system is connected to the vapours of the black bile – the cold and dry melancholia- which predominates and obstructs the brain. Obviously the perfect remedy for this illness are hot oils warming and anointing the head and dissolving the corrupted bile.
Quoting Galen, Maimonides lists 16 signs of the disorder:

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