Dion Fortune Revisited

In December 2009 I wrote a blog post concerned with the rectification of Dion Fortune’s nativity. The article may be accessed here: Dion Fortune’s Nativity

We know that Dion Fortune was born as Violet Mary Firth at Bryn-Y-Bia in Llandudno on December 6th 1890 but there were different opinions about the exact location of the place where she was born and spent part of her youth, Lympley Lodge and the Craigside Hydro Hotel. Alan Richardson writes in his book Priestess, The Life and Magic of Dion Fortune:

It was at the foot of this lesser dragon [the Little Orme] that Violet was born, in the old house they lived in until the purpose-built Limpley Lodge was finished as the permanent housing for the owners and managers of the Craigside Hydropathic Establishment. (p.27)

To clarify  matters, I am now able to provide a picture of the Craigside Hydro Hotel with the Lympley Lodge in the foreground:

The  picture below shows the whole complex, seen from the Little Orme. Llandudno and the Great Orme are visible in the background.



Dear reader!

Welcome to my new web log.

As the name already suggests, this is a web log about traditional astrology.

From time to time I will publish some of my musings, thoughts and insights here. Not that I think I have much to say about astrology that has not been said somewhere else before. But never the less sometimes  I tend to come across bits and pieces which may be of interest to others. As a native German speaker who is interested in the history of astrology I come across a lot of German source material that does not seem to be well known amongst British astrologers. Some of the information I gather may be not enough to justify the writing of a whole article, but may still be worth publishing  in a forum of this kind. 

It is my opinion, that traditional astrology is one of the Magical Arts and has to be integrated and seen in a wider, magical, context. The study of historical sources may suggest that my point of view is correct. Expect therefore, dear reader, to find some of these topics related to astrology discussed on these pages as well.