Placidian directions with Bianchini’s latitude in Worsdale’s Collection of nativities

Reading a Facebook post about the opening nativity of Worsdale’s Collection of Remarkable Nativities (1) about the nativity of Robert, an unfortunate child, found dead in 1797, without any reason.

This is his chart as drawn by John Worsdale.

The Nativity of Robert Twelves

Then the astrologers rectifies the nativity: in fact when Robert was three, he had a limb broken.

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Stars, stones, herbs, images of Quindecim Stellis according La révélation d’Hermès Trismégiste (1944)

The so called

Quindecim stellis

Courtesy Morgan Library, Confessio Amantis

is one the most famous astro-magical treatises of Middle Ages, and it was incorporated in several Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern books, for example in Ficino’s De Vita III and Agrippa’s Philosophia Occulta.

There are several variants, mostly divided into 3 groups:

Dodekatemoria in Alfonso d’Este Anonymous horoscope

 

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Several years ago I commented some techniques employed by an unknown astrologer in a judgement written for Alfonso d’Este, the illegitimate son of the Duke of Ferrara. This judgement contains many  tables summarizing several traditional techniques: of some I have already talked here.

Someone asked  me about the table concerning dodekatemoria.

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The Piratess Carola is free

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The new Italian heroine, the fearless Piratess against the far right Interior Minister Salvini, has been freed since a few hours; she was in fact arrested because with her ship brought some migrants safe on Lampedusa coast, with an act of civil disobedience.

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