Three Elements, Not Four

I wonder how many modern pagans know they are using a system of elements drawn from Greek philosophy, not from their ethnic pagan spirituality? There are three elements, not four. In today’s “Western Tradition”, there are conventionally four elements. Earth, air, fire, water. They are part of the foundation for everything from astrology to ceremonial … Read more

Casting a Medieval Horoscope

In modern astrology, there are so many disconnects with our medieval ancestors. Those differences fascinate me. If the subject interests you, read John Frawley, The Real Astrology (2001). One of my all-time favorites, for the humor as well as the content. So, I’m pleased to see some detail on the subject from Seb Falk. Timely … Read more

Astrological Lore

In astrology, a prominence of Cygnus is said to give a contemplative, dreamy, cultured and adaptable nature, with ill-regulated and unsteady affections. Talents are said to develop late. There is some love of water and swimming and the arts. Manilus, writing in the 1st century CE analyzed the influence of Cygnus as follows: “Its down … Read more