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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Observing the Ascendant and MC with a planisphere.

If you have a planisphere, observing the ascendant and MC for a certain time and date is very easy. See the instruction below.

  1. Set the time and date you want.
  2. Find the intersections of the ecliptic ( the yellow line circle below ) and the horizon ( the edge of the oval window ).
    The intersection at the left-hand side is the ascendant, the right-hand side is the descendant.
  3. Set a ruler vertically on the center of the planisphere (the green line on the diagram below).
  4. Find the intersections of the ecliptic and the ruler. The intersection in the oval window is MC, the other side ( covered side ) is IC.

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Long Ascension and Short Ascension

William Lilly tells us about the signs of Long Ascension and Short Ascension on page 92, Christian Astrology I. This footage shows a simulated sky motion for 48 hours. You’ll see the differences between Long Ascension signs and Short Ascension signs. [日本語]

The simulated sky motion of Yokohama, Japan (35N2) December 31, 2010 – January 2, 2020
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Why does MC move on the horoscope chart?

Meridian never moves in the real world, but MC moves side to side on the horoscope, Why?
As soon as getting into astrology, we learn what the ascendant and MC are. However, these are things not quite easy to understand by texts and diagrams. It is a reason I created this video.

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