Actual Venus is above the horizon, but she is below the ascendant in the software. Why?

The other day one of my acquaintances told me that she saw the morning Venus above the horizon, although a horoscope software indicated that Venus was still under the ascendant.
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Astrology, modern and traditional aspects

The words “classical” and “traditional” have an image of difficulty. In fact, my own first impression of traditional astrology was that it was fatalistic, dark, and heavy when I started with it. This article describes the appeal of traditional astrology compared to modern astrology.
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Five things astronomical observation can help astrology

If we keep looking at the sky, we will find things not written in the old astrology books. It may be that ancient astrologers took it for granted to look at the sky and didn’t dare write anything down.
I have chosen five things about color, light, and movement that are easy for everyone to imagine.
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Why are there so few Sun-Mars oppositions?

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The frequency of appearance in the Sun-Mars opposition is one-seventh of conjunction. The same result would occur on the collected charts from all over the world. Why? This is not an astrological anomaly, but an astronomical phenomenon.

Astrology from Observation

We understand things by observing facts. It’s no exaggeration to say that everything begins by observing phenomena. The same goes for astrology.
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Is MC not always the highest place?

I took the picture above when Jupiter, the brightest one in the photo, was approaching to MC. Many astrologers believe MC is the highest place in the ecliptic. Yes, it is. But, not always. Often, the planet appears higher than MC. And it isn’t easy to notice on the horoscope charts because the chart draws 2-dimensional coordinates of the planets. The following are some examples of the images and footage.
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Is “Horoskopos the Observer of Hour” watching the sky?

This short article describes whole sign house system from the skywatcher’s view.

“Horoscope” came from the Greek word “ωροσκόπος, Horoskopos,” which means “observer of the hour,” denoting the ascendant and the 1st house as we know today. This word is originated in ancient Egypt. At that time, the priests observed the eastern and western sky with measuring hour and observing stars. They used to be called “imy-wnw.t”, hour-watcher, astronomer, or one who is in the hour.[1]

"imy-wnw.t" hour-watcher, astronomer, or one who is in the hour."
“imy-wnw.t” hour-watcher, astronomer, or one who is in the hour.”

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Fear Not Mercury Combust

In Horary astrology, “Combust” of the principal significator often represents the seriously injured and weakness of the subjects. In the case of Nativity, receptions and aspects should be taken into account, yet the simple judgment of combust suggests the malign influence. Then, which celestial bodies have the highest frequency of combustions? It is, of course, Mercury. It has the closest orbit to the Sun and is only 28 degrees away from the Sun at most when observed from Earth. As a result, it has a more extended period of combustion and under the beams than other planets.
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