Astrology Articles – Index
This page serves as a linking index to internally hosted articles on astrology, its history and its literature written by Philip Graves to date.
It does not, however, include most of his articles that have been published independently in magazines, separately listed here.
- Legacy Introductory Astrology Articles
- Astrology Booklists
- Astrology Books: particular book discussions
- Astrology in Culture and History
- Astrology Research
- Book Conservation and Collecting discussions
- Philosophy Discussions
- Utilities for Astrologers
- About the Astrology Articles, Group 1
- About the Astrology Articles, Groups 2-8
1. Legacy Introductory Astrology Articles
- Introduction to Arabic Parts and Greek Lots – Part 1: Fortune, Spirit and Lords
- Introduction to Aspects in Astrology 1: Aspect Types; Patterns; Harmonic Charts
- Introduction to Asteroids in Astrology
- Introduction to Celestial Bodies – 1: Types of Celestial Bodies; Apparent Size
- Introduction to Houses & Angles 1: Great Circles; Classification; House Division
- Introduction to Lilith, Chiron and the other Centaurs
- Introduction to Lunar Phases
- Introduction to Lunar Nodes
- Introduction to Natal Astrology – 1: Philosophy; Factors; Chart Patterns
- Introduction to Natal Chart Calculation
- Introduction to Planetary Influence – 1: Glyphs and Significators
- Introduction to Predictive Astrology Part 1: Transits
- Introduction to Prenatal Eclipses
- Introduction to Relationship Astrology 1: Objective Factors
- Introduction to Rulership and Dignities 1: Essential Dignities
- Introduction to Zodiac Signs 1: Basis; Groupings; Great Ages
2: Astrology booklists:
- Authors with the most books in the astrology library, May 2022
- Best online bibliographies on the history of astrology
- Book lists: comment on ‘The Astrologers’ Book Lists Part 1′
- Book lists: comment on ‘The Astrologers’ Book Lists Parts 2-4′
- Books on astro-meteorology in the library
- Books delineating character from sun and moon sign combinations
- Books on financial astrology and stock market astrology in the library
- Books on horary astrology in the library
- Books on the individual degrees and Sabian Symbols in astrology
- Books on Hamburg School or Uranian astrology in the library
- Books on Vedic astrology in the library
- Checklist of editions of astrological texts from the Juste list
- Chronology: overview of the chronological demographics of astrology books in my collection
- German-authored works on the history of astrology
- Journals 1: some early astrological journals
- Journals 2: complete list of periodicals in my astrological collection (2010)
- Journals 3: tally of journals and almanacs in my astrology collection in all languages (2016)
- Journals 4: contribution to the bibliography of astrological periodicals
- Linda Goodman’s recommended reading: a critical commentary
- Medical Astrology 1: classic works on medical astrology – owned and unowned
- Medical Astrology 2: medical astrology-related books, 1553-2009
- The Most expensive pre-1800 astrology books for sale
- Most expensive 2: the world’s top-priced unsold astrology books
- Most owned 1: Survey of the 564 most owned astrology books in English
- Most owned astrology books as listed at LibraryThing.com, updated
- Printed astrological texts before Ebeneezer Sibly
- Publications in my collection by selected American astrological publishers by year
- Tally of books in the library published by selected academic presses
- What is “The New Astrology”? A summary bibliography on historical principles
3: Astrology books: particular book discussions
- The Astrologer’s Magazine and the Primum Mobile Intrigue
- K. T. Boehrer’s unpublished works
- On the mysterious ‘Introduction to Astrology’ by John Boncastle
- Broughton’s ‘Elements of Astrology’: 1898 vs. 1906 editions
- Leandro Cantamessa ‘Astrologia: Opere a Stampa’: Book review
- On the curious manuscript annotations of Christopher Cooke
- Dr. William M. Davidson on ‘Critics of Astrology’ in 1936
- Dr. William M. Davidson on fate, free-will, karma, God and astrology, in 1936
- Reinhold Ebertin’s Kombination der Gestirneinflüsse and Kosmopsychologie
- Gordon 1: On the lost works of American medical astrologer Henry J. Gordon
- Gordon 2: Henry J. Gordon’s unpublished masterwork: a cautionary tale
- Haly Abenragel – printed editions
- Journal of sidereal astrology called ‘The Constellations’
- Contribution to the history of Sun sign astrology: Katia
- Latin critical editions of the hermetic astrological corpus
- On Léon Lasson’s ill-fated prediction of fifteen years of peace
- Mr. Lilly’s History of his Life and Times
- The Astrological Home Study Course of Ellen McCaffery
- On Alfred Pearce’s ‘Text Book of Astrology’ Volume 2 (1889)
- Placido de Titis’s ‘Physiomathematica sive coelestis philosophia’
- Sepharial’s ‘The Birthday Book of Destiny’
- Simmonite’s ‘The Prognostic Astronomer, or Horary Astrology’
4. Astrology in culture and history discussions:
- Astrologers’ evaluation of Uranus and the asteroids in 1834
- Astrology As It Is author; 20th Century Astrologer editor(s)
- Astrology’s place in today’s popular intellectual culture quantified
- G. W. Cunningham: mundane enthusiast and astrology teacher
- Ernest S. Green and his War Predictions
- Five Myths on the History of Modern Astrology Reviewed
- Hazelrigg’s fight to grant astrology academic respectability
- Neptune’s rulership of Pisces: first published sources
- On the historical and modern concepts of the ‘quindecile’ aspect
- On the origins of circular astrological figures
- On the origins of modern aspect orbs – the McCann-Graves correspondence
- On the origins of the Llewellyn Publishing Company
- On Professor Nick Allum’s Attempt to Explain Away Belief in Astrology As Science with reference to Sociology
- The Philosophy of Astrology in Nineteenth Century England: a Literary Survey, 1784-1811
- Pluto’s sign rulership: first published assessments, 1897-1931
- Shortlist of astrological surname namesakes and sound-alikes
- Suzel Fuzeau-Braesch: Brief Obituary
- Top 400 greatest dead western astrologers (revised)
- W. J. Tucker and scientific astrology
- Who exactly was R. Hollingsworth?
5. Astrology research:
6. Book conservation and collecting discussions:
- Are we at the cusp of a dark age for the preservation of published information?
- Having antique astrology books rebound: a Sibly experience
- OCLC as a guide to book value
- On the inconsistency and inadequacy of booksellers’ book condition ratings
- Some choices inherent in preparing a new edition of a 16th century text
- Some perils of buying used books online
- Why scanning old books isn’t always as easy as it sounds
7. Philosophy discussions:
- On hocus-pocus, mumbo-jumbo, flim-flam and jiggery-pokery
- On the existence of the universe and the human impossibility of determining its cause
8. Utilities for astrologers:
About the Astrology Articles, Group 1
The first group consists of the introductory articles on assorted astrological topics that Philip Graves wrote for the MSN Groups community educational website on astrology with which he was formerly involved.
These articles were written down to a size, 16 kilobytes per page, as determined by the system limitations of the MSN Groups format. The style is therefore dense and concise, and source references are brief, naming individuals but not their works. This may be amended in the future.
But note that several extend over two, three or even four pages, with integral links at the foot of each page taking you through to the following one.
Also please note that these articles do not benefit from the thousands of additional sources acquired since they were written, and may therefore be found to contain some assertions that, with the benefit of more thorough scholarship, could be significantly improved upon. This is something Graves may eventually undertake. In the meantime, he would greatly appreciate being notified of any inaccuracies and questionable statements.
With these provisos in mind, he felt they still retained sufficient value as elementary quick-reference material to be worth conserving.
Finally, please note that the former “Key to glyphs” article is dysfunctional owing to the loss of the original images used and has therefore been removed from the index for the time being. It is Graves’ intention to schedule time in MS Paint with a view to replacing it in the future.
NB: The astrology articles in this first group were formerly stored at an older version of Astrolearn’s web infrastructure that was more compatible with displaying their existing HTML coding than the WordPress infrastructure of the newer part is. However, work was undertaken between late May and June 10th, 2016 to re-port all these legacy articles to the WordPress infrastructure, which required substantial reformatting owing to numerous incompatibilities between WordPress and the legacy transitional HTML 4. With the exception of the glyphs article, they are therefore now fully integrated into the main part of Astrolearn.
About the Astrology Articles, Groups 2-8
Groups 2-8 inclusive consist chiefly of short blog-type articles originally posted to Facebook, Skyscript, and / or an external WordPress-format blog site, mainly in the period 2006-2013, but also includes some completely new or substantially updated articles published for the first time since Astrolearn was launched, i.e. between late 2014 and 2016. All the astrology articles in this group have been date-stamped with the dates on which they were originally published and / or (where applicable) the dates when they were most recently revised.
These articles are either directly or indirectly relevant to the consideration of astrology, but are not intended as instructive articles on the terms and techniques of astrology in the manner of the first group.
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Is this the Phillip that traded mail books? Old.MSN? If so, lemme know
Thanks for your messages, James! I’ve just replied to the one you left on the home page.
Hey, quick question, anyone know where I would go to find chart patterns like Yods and/or Boomerangs?
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