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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The rectification by the trutine of Hermes in Lilly merchant’s chart

Of the three books of Christian Astrology the most famous is obviously the second dedicated to horary which eclipses the rest of the work, especially the third, about nativities, which is a pity because the third contains some important chapters, like the one about temperament or the one about the rectification of the birth hour, which we are going to recalculate in this post. This is Lilly’s “English merchant”

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