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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Regiomontanus and Placidean under the pole directions

In the latest post (( http://heavenastrolabe.net/semiarc-and-alchabitius-directions/ )) we saw as semiarc (or alchabitius, which is another way to collect numbers) fits very well with Ptolemy’s example given in Tetrabiblos III, 10 (( Ptolemy. Tetrabiblos. Translation Frank Robbins. Cambridge  Mass.  ;London: Harvard University Press ; W. Heinemann, 1980. I’ve used the Italian translation cura Prof. Giuseppe Bezza, unpublished )) . But what about Regiomontanus and “under the pole” directions? Are they different methods?  Are they congruent to Ptolemy?

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Semiarc and Alchabitius directions

The subject of semiarc vs. alcabitius method of directing has been discussed since many years (( see above all Kolev and Gansten )).It’s very easy (quite easy at least) to show as the two methods are just one, and we will repeat the experiment here taking our example from Quadripartite, III, 10 (your gentle writer has read the Italian translation cura Prof. Giuseppe Bezza).

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Directing according Valens and Ptolemy: ascensional times against semiarc

In this short post I’ d like to compare the main methods of directing in Hellenistic astrology. Many have already explained this subject (( see for example  Martin Gansten, in Balbillus and aphesis in Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies, n. 52 (2012) )) but it can be useful to recapitulate the matter.

CLAUDIUS PTOLEMY’ METHOD
Ptolemy does not use the Hellenistic method but a method  which it is differentiated according the position of the point.

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