Rulers of the Horoscope

Finding Your Way Through the Labyrinth

Rulers of the Horoscope

A practical and thorough treatment on the meanings of all aspects of planetary and house rulerships, Rulers of the Horoscope: Finding Your Way Through the Labyrinth is the definitive sourcebook on this topic. Alan Oken masterfully guides you through the labyrinth of delineating and synthesizing the complex interchange between rulers of houses and their signs and the nature of the houses they occupy and rule. He defines and describes derivative houses, planetary and house rulerships, dispositorships, mutual reception and the compatibility and nature of importance of their placement in the horoscope. The astrological charts of well-known people are illustrated with detailed descriptions of planetary relationships, their positive and negative aspects, and the traditional and modern interpretation of the houses. Alan Oken's in-depth exploration of the ruler for each of the twelve houses and the rulers of the rising sign is an invaluable tool for astrology students and teachers alike.

Houses of the Horoscope

An Introduction

Houses of the Horoscope

Every astrologer needs a good understanding of the astrological houses, and Houses of the Horoscope: An Introduction provides a practical and valuable sourcebook. Alan Oken masterfully guides you through the concepts of the meanings and the nature of the twelve astrological houses. He provides a core description of the twelve areas of life delineated by the astrological house system. The energy of each of the planets in the houses tells us where on Earth that planet's energy lands and what area of our life it highlights. He gives a masterful analysis of how the astrological signs on the house cusps and the planets ruling the signs on houses express the nature of each house. The planets, signs, and houses in a chart represent the "whats", "hows", and "wheres", of your life. The planets tell us "what" kind of energy is at work. The signs indicate "how" this energy is working. But it is the houses that reveals "where" the events, people, and places in your life may be found. Alan Oken provides an expert guide to the understanding of the astrological houses and their interaction with these other elements of the horoscope.

Horary for Beginners

Horary for Beginners

This highly specialized astrological application is ancient. It deals with specific questions and methods of answering these questions based on Tajik Yogas formed in the horoscope of that time at which the question was asked. The basis of the horary chart is the time when your question is put to the astrologer, and from this a map of the sky is erected. Personal details, such as your date, place and time of birth, are not needed and so, for those who do not have this information, horary provides a method of dealing with problems. Horary astrology has its own strict system. The position of and aspects to the moon are of prime importance. The person asking the question, or querent, is represented by the ruler of the first house in the horoscope formed at the time of question. Planetary aspects are considered more important than in other branches of astrology (although it is the planetary rulers of the houses in question that take precedent in analysis). Typically, a horary chart is read by first assigning the thing asked about, the quesited, to a particular house in the chart. For instance, asking "Where is my lost dog?" would be represented by the sixth house, as it is the house that governs small animals (traditionally, smaller than a goat). Whenever anyone who does not have his/her birth details approaches the Astrologer, in such case the astrologer makes his horary chart and answers his/her queries. Horary astrology is based on the notion that the question and intensity to find its answer arises in the mind as a result of the divine command and at that particular moment, the planetary locations in the cosmos remains favorable. Sometimes a native has the queries related to his/her relatives, friends or neighbors even without having their birth-details. Horary Astrology has the adequate and significant tools based on divine principles to answer even such questions. Horary Astrology has the ability to answer any question whether it is regarding the lost articles, return of the person from abroad or any place, the time to get cure of a sick person etc. This book gives vivid knowledge of not only the basic tenets of Horary Astrology but also explains the related planets, signs and houses for a specific query related to a particular subject. This book has specially been designed for the students of All India Federation of Astrologers' Societies but the other students interested to know this subject can also get benefitted equally with the study of this book.

Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology

Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology

Perhaps the least understood and most misused elements in astrology today are the fixed stars. Current practice is to consider the stars as no more than mini-manifestations of the planets whose nature they are presumed to hold. The locations of the stars projected onto the ecliptic are then considered valid points for aspectual relationships. No special significance is attributed to the non-zodiacal constellations; nor is a star's location within a constellation given any weight whatsoever. Finally, modern astrology places no distinction on the use of the stars and constellations in genethliacal astrology and the other branches of the ancient art. In this book the natures of the fixed stars and constellations as known by the classicists are discussed in detail. Methods of delineating the fixed stars are indicated, with special emphasis on the applications to judicial astrology. Included are chapters on the nature of the fixed stars; the northern, southern and zodiacal constellations; genethliacal applications of the fixed stars; judicial astrology; and three appendices with information on mathematics and rulership and a complete listing of the fixed stars.

Alan Oken's Complete Astrology

The Classic Guide to Modern Astrology

Alan Oken's Complete Astrology

From the utmost basics of the sun signs and planets to a more comprehensive guide for building and interpreting an astrological chart, this book is all you need to get started in astrology. Oken introduces and reinforces the basics, while providing food for thought with different paths the more advanced practitioner may take. Extensively illustrated, Alan Oken's Complete Astrology includes exercises, workbook sections, background material, appendices, a bibliography, and an index.

The Duke and the Stars

The Duke and the Stars

The Duke and the Stars explores science and medicine as studied and practiced in fifteenth-century Italy, including how astrology was taught in relation to astronomy. It illustrates how the “predictive art” of astrology was often a critical, secretive source of information for Italian Renaissance rulers, particularly in times of crisis.

Soul Centered Astrology

A Key to Your Expanding Self

Soul Centered Astrology

Soul-Centered Astrology is a groundbreaking sourcebook. Influenced by Theosophical philosophy, Alice Bailey, and the Ancient Wisdom Teachings, Alan Oken describes the evolutionary process of spiritual self-development with the twelve astrological signs and their soulcentered planetary rulers and the esoteric significance of the planets in the signs. The book features an elevation of the spiritual importance of the ascendant, the incarnational relevance of cardinal, fixed, and mutable crosses, and the correlation between astrology and the Seven Rays. Revealing the soul's path to inner enlightenment and outer fulfillment, it offers a complete course for the serious student of the stars that encompasses and goes beyond birth signs and natal charts. Geared to the student traversing a spiritual path, Alan Oken teaches the secrets of Esoteric Astrology that have been a focus of study for mystics and initiates throughout the ages.

Mundane Astrology: The Astrology of Nations and States

Mundane Astrology: The Astrology of Nations and States

Will there be peace? Will there be war? Find out with Mundane Astrology. Here, in one volume, are three classic books on the astrology of nations and states, by H.S. Green, Raphael, and C.E.O. Carter: H.S. Green organizes his book planet-by- planet. He tells what each planet will do in the 12 houses. Raphael organizes the topic by house. He tells how mundane houses work when planets are in them. In addition, both authors deal with solar and lunar eclipses, and earthquakes. Green shows the effects of eclipses in the houses, while Raphael describes them by decanate (100 sections of the zodiac). Both mention the effects of comets, although little about these mysterious bodies is known astrologically. Charles Carter, writing after WWII, discusses why astrologers failed to predict the war and what that means for mundane astrology. His plea for better data has largely been met, but the need for more study remains. All three authors give astrological rulerships for countries and cities. These are centuries old and are weighted to England and Europe. Carter's rulers are the most up-to-date. These are the essential texts for serious study of mundane astrology. About the Authors H.S. Green was an astrologer associated with Alan Leo's astrological revival back in the first decade of the 20th century. His various books are highly regarded (all but this one out of print, sadly), but biographical details are sketchy. Raphael was the pen-name of one Robert Cross, 1850-1923. He was the sixth in a series of astrological writers who used the name "Raphael" & remains the best known of them all. He wrote books on virtually all astrological topics. His book on mundane astrology dates from 1910. Charles E.O. Carter, 1887-1968, was one of the outstanding British astrologers of the 20th century. He succeeded Alan Leo as head of the Astrological Lodge of the Theosophical Society, a post he held from 1920 to 1952. He was editor of Astrology, The Astrologer's Quarterly, from 1926 to 1959. Carter's persistent genius reestablished astrology as a serious discipline in England, after two centuries of decline. He wrote his book on Mundane Astrology in reaction to the failure of astrologers to forecast WWII. In 1939, astrologers in London knew there was a full-scale war on in China, they knew the situation with Germany was tense, but they had studied the charts for the year, they knew the fuss would blow over. And they were wrong. Carter set out to discover why, his book was the result.

The Message of the Stars

The Message of the Stars

Danish-American mystic and astrologer MAX HEINDEL (1865-1919) is considered by some the greatest Western spiritualist of the 20th century, and with the aid of his wife, research assistant, and fellow occultist AUGUSTA FOSS HEINDEL (1865-1949), he helped develop the modern teachings of the esoteric Christian philosophy of Rosicrucianism. Here, in this 1918 work, the Heindels examine the art of astrology through this lens of this mysterious strain of mysticism that connects humanity to the stars. You'll learn... . why the human body reacts to the vibrations of the planets that we interpret as astrology . how to interpret the complex influence of the planets on each of the signs of the zodiac . how the zodiacal signs affect human health, and which signs rule which parts of the body . how a healer can ensure his vibrations will complement his patient's for maximum therapeutic impact . how horoscopes can diagnose disease . and much more.

Retrograde Planets

Traversing the Inner Landscape

Retrograde Planets

The phenomenon of retrograde motion is based on our Earth-centered view of the solar system, but the movement and cycles of retrograde planets are based entirely on the apparent motion of the Sun through the zodiac. Erin Sullivan organizes and explains retrograde motion from a systems viewpoint -- the system of the Sun and planets -- and interprets retrograde planets natally, by progression, and in transit.