It focuses on every area of the personality and provides a synthesis of all the above-mentioned parameters according to sound hierarchical rules. The Vertex, sometimes called counter-Ascendant, is a fictitious point which is at the intersection of two great circles, the Ecliptic and the great vertical circle (Prime Vertical) in the West of the birthplace, linking the East, the Zenith, the West, and the Nadir. In an in-depth, wide-ranging interview appearing in book form for the first time, Stephen Arroyo answers questions about his early years in astrology, how he came to write some of his classic works, and his views on various central issues in astrology’s current practice and potential future development. This included instructions on making talismans, identifying one's daemon and using planetary influences. Mainstream history acknowledges Ficino as one person responsible for the diffusion of ancient culture throughout Europe that helped give rise to the modern age. For more information, see the page dedicated to the Arabian parts. Marsilio Ficino (Latin name: Marsilius Ficinus; Figline Valdarno, October 19, 1433 - Careggi, October 1, 1499) was one of the most influential humanist philosophers of the early Italian Renaissance, an astrologer, a reviver of Neoplatonism who was in touch with every major academic thinker and writer of his day, and the first translator of Plato's complete extant works into Latin. The danger is that you may "be taken in" by charm. Jupiter is associated with the functions of synthesis, enthusiasm and optimism. It is a cadent house, less important than the angular and succedent ones. Saturn's seriousness and impassivity is added to Uranus' rebellion, talent, individualism, charisma, extravagance, and unpredictability! Life unfolds in happiness and prosperity. They provide some additional informations. You are strongly intuitive and observant, and may need to acquire knowledge through your own practice rather than relying on traditional educational methods. In general, these signs are important because your Ascendant or your Sun is located there. You take action whenever it is necessary to do so, and you are present in a timely manner. In such cases, you would prefer to keep your emotions under better control. For more information, see the page dedicated to the Moon. You always look at things in broad and optimistic ways, and you rapidly get the status matching your high calibre. They prefer to have someone in their life they can truly share with. 'The Inward Zodiac: A Development in Ficino's Thought on Astrology.' They do not influence your personality and they are not to be really taken into account, unless they are involved in numerous aspects or when they emphasize a personal point of your natal chart such as your Ascendant’s ruler, an angular planet, i.e. Jupiter in Leo gives you a strong inclination for luxury, arts, parties and shows: your nature is fond of leisure, preferably in noble, proud, even dramatic ways. Countries: Morocco, Norway, Algeria, Syria, Korea, Uruguay, Transvaal. Work related matters and employee labour relations may be something you engage in readily at your workplace. With Mars in Capricorn, your fortitude is quite exceptional. Unfortunately, Libras are so sensitive to the vibes of those around them, that if there is disharmony, the Libra may allow others to get away with more than they should just to keep the peace. Please, be aware that it is not your amorous behaviour that is being analyzed, but the daily expression of your sensitivity. At the exact minute of your birth, the astrological sign that is rising on the eastern horizon is designated the Ascendant or Rising Sign. You are likely to rely on your partner to provide you with luxury and wealth, possibly even inheriting funds from them. For more information, see the page dedicated to the sign of Libra. The members of your entourage gladly entrust you with high responsibilities because they are often impressed by your learning skills and your adaptation abilities as you deal with new structures and new languages. Converging passions will ensure that the magic of your relationship can develop. This degree often describes a person who makes wrong decisions despite above average intellectual capacities. Libra governs the kidneys and the bladder. 1st Earth sign - 1st Fixed sign - Feminine, In analogy with Venus, his ruler, and the 2nd House. This concept proved immensely influential in Western culture, and following its publication in 1484 De Amore inspired a flood of imitative handbooks on love. Your 7th house is one of your dominant houses: it symbolizes other people, marriages, associations, contracts, and partnerships. What is happening on stage? You are patiently loyal to those you love, giving and helpful whenever you are needed. In spite of your clear-sightedness, you find it hard to deal with people: your critical mind, tinted with irony and causticity, may be destructive, especially since your determination and your stubbornness do not incline you to giving up. Your erotic imagination may be immense and inexhaustible. If Saturn is part of your natal chart's planetary dominants, in astrology, you are said to be a Saturnian: you gladly leave to other people the decision to take life as it comes. It was invented by Alfred Witte, founder of the famous Hamburg School, and by his student, Friedrich Sieggrün. Petty, stingy, and mercenary character. It is probably the reason why you are sometimes criticized for your coldness. The sign positions of Uranus, Neptune and Pluto have a collective meaning. If it is not offset by other influences in your natal chart, you may not have an iron will. Ambitious, intelligent, and clever character exuding strong magnetism and sex-appeal. Capricorn is one of your dominant signs and endows you with a grave and serious style that seems to stick to you constantly. Apollon is a hypothetical trans-Neptunian planet, the existence of which is not proven. Although the Sun and the Ascendant alone may reveal a large part of the character - approximately a third or a half of your psychological signature, a person is neither "just the Sun" (called the sign) nor just "the first house" (the Ascendant). Finally, relations will settle among planets, creating a third structure, which completes the planets' basic meanings. Mercury, a significant planet for Ficino’s profession of translating and writing and teaching, is in the late degrees of Scorpio and in a close applying sextile to Mars. Because the most important thing is to discover, and because you consider that each new situation is packed with potentialities, you try to fill the gaps in your knowledge. In modern astrology, it is actually used to enhance a planet or angle when in close conjunction with it: it thus amplifies the meaning associated to the point affected by its presence. It is a cross which is heavy to carry, a promising destiny driven by a superior intelligence and universal interests, though an unattractive one, sometimes. Skip to main Herbs and aromatics: the same as Gemini whose ruler is Mercury too, lilies of the valley, lavenders, myrtles, ferns, Venus-hair-ferns, bittersweets, clovers. The 9th, 12th and 7th houses are the most prominent ones in your birth chart. If the Moon is part of your natal chart's planetary dominants, in astrology, you are said to be a Lunarian: the driving force behind your actions is mainly the pursuit of well-being and tranquillity. Most astrologers consider it as a kind of "mediator" between Saturn and outer planets. 1st Water sign - 2nd Cardinal sign (summer solstice) - Feminine, In analogy with the Moon, her ruler, and the 4th House. A life lesson that may need to be learned is to curb a tendency of behaving in a sombre, serious manner and foster a more social, cheerful demeanour and outlook. But your resistance abilities prove valuable when the situation goes awry. Food: berries, apples, pears, grapes, artichokes, asparagus, beans, spices, corn and other cereals. This is the reason why the sign occupied here is less meaningful than when it is occupied by the so-called fast planets, i.e. His letters gives us further insight into his character and important relationships. After Cosimo died in 1464, Ficino became responsible for the education and cultivation of the younger Medici family. Ficino abandoned the study of medicine without taking his degree, realising that his natural talents lay in theology and philosophy. Chiron is almost renowned and used everywhere. 2nd Air sign - 3rd Cardinal sign (autumn equinox) - Masculine, In analogy with Venus, his ruler and the 7th House. In the other sections of this book, he discusses what astrology can contribute to psychology, how to understand the Ascendant, and possible explanations of transits’ powerful effects. Relationships are an affective experience, and even an amorous one. These qualities do not combine well with his more fixed saturnine nature.