Robert Burton and the Chart’s rectification by Ptolemy’s Animodar

Searching “Anatomy of melancholy” in my hard disk I came across a paper discussing the astrological skills of his author, Robert Burton.
The paper (1) makes some interesting points about how much Burton was inside astrology, and highlights the fact the chart Burton casts in the preface of the book is a not the real birth chart but a rectified one.
The actual birth time was around 9 a.m (2) but it’s likely Burton in a book about Melancholy would prefer to have Saturn smashed on the MC rather than falling in the 9th house
Continue reading Robert Burton and the Chart’s rectification by Ptolemy’s Animodar

Advertisements

Astrological aphorisms from Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy

From Robert Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy (1), astrological aphorisms

Jovianus Pontanus, in his tenth book, and thirteenth chapter de rebus coelestibus, discourseth to this purpose at large, Ex atra bile varii generantur morbi, &c., many diseases proceed from black choler

Continue reading Astrological aphorisms from Burton’s Anatomy of Melancholy