Tag: Ptolemy

Exploring the Balsamic Moon Phase in Astrology: Meaning and Origins

Balsamic derives from the word balsam, which is used to describe various aromatic plants and resins commonly used for healing in herbal medicine and burning as incense. Even though it’s a mystery where Rudhyar got the idea to apply this term to the final Moon phase, he popularized its usage and this term continues to be widely used by astrologers today.


The Best Books for Learning Traditional Astrology

When you start studying astrology, the sheer number of books on the subject is overwhelming. I remember feeling totally lost when I was trying to figure out what books to buy, and I ended up […]


Discover Your Planetary Time Lord with Annual Profections

One of my favourite ways to get a feel for the tone of the year is through annual profections. This is a timing technique that was widely used in traditional astrology. The majority of the […]