The 2013 Eclipses and Traditional Astrology

Jessica Adams from The Astrology Show has published our recent Q&A interview on her website. We are covering a varied selection of topics, including my forecast of the upcoming solar and lunar eclipses, which some of my readers may find of interest.

To read the interview, follow the link below:

The 2013 Eclipses and Traditional Astrology

Tradition Library back online

After a long battle with thechnical problems the Tradition Library is back online!

NEW: Back issues of the Tradition Journal can now be purchased through the Tradition Library website.

Please click the logo below to open the Tradition Library page, or access it from the title bar on top of the page:

As always, we hope that astrologers will benefit from the publication of the papers available. Some are free of charge, but we hope that readers, downloading these files, will also make use of the ‘Donation’ facility. All your donations will help save animals lives, so please think of it as:


NEW – The Astrology of Comets

A new article with the title Between Science and Superstition – The Astrology of Comets has been published as an addendum to the Tradition Journal, Issue 4.

The article explains in detail the transmission of astrological lore concerning comets and provides an insight into the importance of the chapter on comets in Nicolaus Rensberger’s Astronomia Teutsch, first published in 1568.

The supplementary article can be found here: Astrology of Comets

The interested reader may as well find both, the article and the complete translation of Rensberger’s chapter on comets in the latest issue of the Tradition Journal.

NEW – Additions to the Tradition Library

Two new titles have been added to the Tradition Library:

  • Earthquakes

from Merlinus Anglicus 1670 Transcription of the text on the eruption of Mount Etna by William Lilly.

  • Conjunctions according to Cardan

from Merlinus Anglicus 1680 Transcription of the William Lilly’s text on the Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions according to Jerome Cardan.

The Tradition Libray website can be accessed by clicking on the logo on top of the screen or through the link The Tradition Library” in the menue bar.

NEW – Tradition Journal Issue 4

The Tradition Journal Issue 4 has just been released:


The Role of Dispositors of Planets in Signs

By Martien Hermes

Fit to be Judged: The Necessity of the 23 Considerations Before Judgement

By Christopher Magnus

Between Science and Superstition – The Astrology of Comets

By Peter Stockinger

For Posterity – Rensberger on Comets

Transcription by Peter Stockinger

Incarnation – Reincarnation

By Sue Ward

Book Reviews

This issue is available in PDF and EPUB (ebook) format and inclues a complemetary copy of William Lilly’s autobiography transcribed and annotated by Sue Ward.

Copies may be purchased via the website: Tradition Journal

Solar Eclipse

A total Solar eclipse will occur on Sunday, 11th July 2010. The chart shown below has been cast for the time of the eclipse in the UK:

William Lilly writes about eclipses in his work Annus Tenebrosus, published in 1652:

[A Solar eclipse occurring in Cancer, in the 2nd decanate]

“it dryes up Rivers and fountaines and intends much incontinency in man and women, and petulency, or ill offices amongst mortal man, viz. one cunningly thrusting another one out of his place”

In his Merlinus Anglicus of 1676, Lilly gave his opinion about Solar and Lunar eclipses:

“The Ancients do enjoyn us seriously to consider of present Solar and Lunar eclipses, and there is something therein to be considered; but in reality I declare, That nothing of that powerful efficacy ever apperared unto me as they have delivered and given caution of, I mean Eclipses operate not with that violence or so terribly as the Ancients have recorded and left in their Writings to Posterity, however they are with moderation to be handled; and the very truth is, they do rather work generally than particularly.”


A transcription of Lilly’s Choice Astrological Aphorisms from his Merlinus Anglicus 1676, by Sue Ward and a transcript of the meaning of eclipses and faces, from Annus Tenebrosus, by Luis Ribeiro, can be found at the Tradition Library