The Rational Idealist Esotericist

Musings in Life and Insights as I study Traditional-Hellenistic Astrology and everything Esoteric.

Reflections on Mercury Retrograde

In about a day, Mercury will turn direct in the 28th degree of Sagittarius ending the late Mercury retrograde of 2016 and first of 2017. The 2016-2017 Mercury retrograde cycle is peculiar because normally Mercury Retrograde happens thrice a year;... Continue Reading →


2017 – An Astrological Preview

Peter Stockinger's Traditional Astrology Weblog

This is a general overview of astrological events occurring during the year 2017. Some of the events mentioned below may affect us globally or nationwide, whilst others may only affect us on an individual basis. For details about the nature, strength or duration of any effect that may take place, inception charts as well as natal charts of people in charge of the countries in question will also have to be taken into consideration. For events affecting the native on a personal level, natal-, solar return and other charts will have to be consulted. This should achieve an accurate judgment of the level of influence. In this astrological preview, the following information can be found:

Retrograde motion of the planets

Noteworthy sign ingresses and transits

Other noteworthy phenomena (Solstices, Equinoxes, Super Moons)

Solar and lunar eclipses

Solar ingress charts

For more detailed information, you may watch this space for in-depth…

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The Ascendant and its Twin Sign

In Medieval astrology, the Ascendant and its Lord/Lady plays the most important role in interpreting charts. However, before the discovery of the Outer Planets, except for the Luminaries (The Sun and the Moon), each Planet rules two houses/signs in the... Continue Reading →

Hanging in the Balance

The Classical Astrologer


I think that by now the vision of an Aquarian Utopia populated by highly evolved, spiritualized beings devoted solely to the perfection of humanity has very little currency outside the lunatic fringe. At least I wish that were the case. The fact is, the idea has been marketed very successfully. If you can get a population to believe such things, they are very easy to control.

The illusion of progress makes real progress all but impossible to achieve. If you don’t realize there is a problem, there is no motivation to solve it. There are of course highly evolved and spiritualized beings here on Earth. There always has been. Humanity didn’t need to wait for Saturn.

This is likely to be the last article in a series regarding the nature of the Aquarian Age. The series of articles have been in large part a response to Robert Zoller whose views are notably dystopian.  I’m…

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Sun’s Libra ingress and 2016 U.S. presidential election

sfhorary Astrology

Henry Coley (note1) introduces us two different methods of the Sun’s ingress.

One is the doctrine of Ptolemy . That is erecting  for every year ,figures for the Sun’s ingress into the four cardinal points, Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn as also the new or full Moon preceding and succeeding the sun’s ingress into the same signs.

Henry Coley thought it was most rational .

Another is followed by Haly and Guido Bonatti. The methods is If at the Sun’s ingress into Aries, the ascendant shall be a fixed sign, then that figure shall serve for the judgment of the whole year, but if the ascendant be a common sign, the revolution figure shall continue but half a year and end at the Sun’s entrance into Libra, for which moment another scheme shall be erected for the other half year, but if the ascendant be a moveable sign at the…

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Electional Astrology Case Study: Erecting the Inception Chart in an Unfavorable period

Last year, I was informed by our boss at that we will have a company wide contract signing. Unfortunately, the astrological factors during that time were really bad. Knowing this, I asked our boss that I'll be signing on a... Continue Reading →

Interpreting Reception: The Symmetrical and Complementary Relationship of Planets

I was reading Jay Haley's book Strategies of Psychotherapy and the terms Complimentary and Symmetrical Relationship are predominantly used. As I was reading it, the concept of Reception came to my mind. Reception according to Masha'allah from Benjamin Dykes' book Works... Continue Reading →

Case Study: Essential Dignity in Horary Astrology

Medieval Astrologers give high regard to the Planets' Essential dignities. From Mundane to Horary Astrology, Essential dignities hold significant weight in judging the chart to accurately delineate interpretations, predictions and choose an auspicious time to start an activity. Medieval Astrologers... Continue Reading →

Venus and Mars: The Deities of Peace and War

Peace and War: Opposite as they may seem but they're inextricably linked. We will never know the calm of peace without going through the uncertainty of war. Likewise for Peace to ensue, we have to go through forms of warfare... Continue Reading →

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