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Planetdance in Action! / NFL New Season - Predictions
« on: September 08, 2021, 09:18:46 PM »
Hi there - I have continued to work on my approach to sports astrology predictions. I'm going to be switching focus for the time being to the new NFL season, which opens on 9 September 2021, with a game between the reigning Super Bowl Champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Dallas Cowboys. The bookmakers heavily favour the Bucs in this match. This is also a home match for the Bucs as it is being played at their Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The game begins at 20:20 EDT.

In the chart Aries rises, with the ascendant degree in the bounds of Jupiter. Aries rising gives Mars to the Bucs. Libra is on the descendant, so the Cowboys are primarily ruled by Venus, although the bound lord of this degree is Saturn. This is a reversal of the natural signification in this system, where Venus is the natural co-significator of the favourite, along with Jupiter. On the other hand, Mars is the natural co-significator of the underdog, along with Saturn. Given that Aries rises, my feeling is that Mars is actually working for the Bucs in this case, and suggests that they will triumph over the Cowboys, just as the bookmakers predict.

If we look at the match analysis table, notice that Mars features as the bound lord of all significant positions associated with the Tampa team. Mars also features heavily in bounds associated with the Dallas Cowboys. Saturn turns up as the bound lord for a couple of positions, but notice that Saturn is itself in the bounds of Venus. Although Venus is L7, the descendant being the angle of the underdog, it is also the natural co-significator of the favourite.

If we look at the fourth house cusp, representing the outcome of the match, we see that the IC is in Cancer in the bounds of Mars. This points to the Bucs being the victors in this match. The bound lords associated with the fourth house positions are either Venus or Mars.

Other notable features of this chart include Fortune in the bounds of Mars and Moon in the bounds of Libra. The Moon moves from the trine of Jupiter in the bounds to the conjunction of Venus in the bounds of Mars. The powerful Mars symbolism strongly suggests that the Bucs will continue their winning ways in this match.

Dynamic analysis within game time shows that the Moon switches bounds from Venus to Mars as it approaches its conjunction with Venus. Dynamic analysis of the movement of the angles through the bounds during game time does not show any decisive moments where the favourites may suffer a reversal of fortune.

My view is that the bookies have this one correct.


Bucs 31 Cowboys 29

Well, the prediction turned out correctly, but the game was much closer than I thought it would be, with the Buccaneers just scraping in at the last gasp thanks to a final drive by Tom Brady and a field goal at the close of play.

Bookies 0 Astrologer 0 (both correctly predicted the outcome)

Success ratio:

Bookies 1/1 (100%)
Astrologer 1/1 (100%)

Planetdance for windows / Cosmobiology Module
« on: August 25, 2021, 08:27:42 PM »
Hi there - just to let everyone know that Planetdance has a cosmobiology module, inspired by Reinhold Ebertin's work. It's in Horoscope-Extra-Cosmobiology.

I will post some images soon. Ed

Hola - aquí hay una muy buena introducción a Planetdance, y el módulo védico, en español:


Hi there - here is a very nice introduction to Planetdance, and the Vedic module, in Spanish:



Classic, Medieval, Vedic / Medieval Firdaria - v.2.18 bug fix
« on: July 25, 2021, 12:31:32 PM »
Hi there - Jean will release v.2.18 today with a bug fix for the first time this script is run.

Thanks. Ed

Classic, Medieval, Vedic / Ptolemaic Primary Directions
« on: July 10, 2021, 09:22:05 PM »
Here is a first look at the all new Ptolemaic Primary Directions module, to replace the rather limited original version. It's currently in the final testing phase of development.

Thanks. Ed

Planetdance for windows / MOVED: Trutine of Hermes
« on: July 07, 2021, 02:08:59 PM »
This topic has been moved to the Classic, Medieval, Vedic Board.

Planetdance in Action! / Euro 2020 - Predictions for Knock Out Stages
« on: June 27, 2021, 12:25:49 PM »
Hi there - the next match in the knockout rounds is Netherlands (F) vs. Czech Republic (U). According the odds listed by Zagata, the Netherlands are heavily favoured to win. In sports astrology, it seems that the underdog has to have many significators in its favour to overturn the favourite. Bookmakers stay in business by predicting winners successfully. The message is that the underdogs need significant astrological support to triumph in contests where the bookmakers have the two teams marked by widely spread odds.

I have attached the chart below. I will be taking a different approach here, using some traditional techniques (or at least inspired by traditional techniques) rather than the methods of Simon Chokoisky.


1. The favourite is identified by the ascendant and MC; the underdog by the descendant and IC. The lords of the angles should be primary indicators of the outcome.
2. L1 is Jupiter and L10 is Mercury
3. L7 is Mercury and L4 is Jupiter
4. In this case, the lords are the same, but the roles are reversed. The Netherlands players are represented by Jupiter, the greater benefic, and the Czech's by Mercury. The outcome for the Netherlands is indicated by Mercury; by Jupiter for the Czechs.
5. Jupiter is almuten of the first house. Mercury is almuten of the seventh and the tenth. This suggests that both teams are competitive and are in with a chance.
6. The rulers for each team are dignified being in their own signs, again suggesting a competitive match.
7. Mercury is both lord and almuten of the tenth, the house that indicates the outcome for the favourite. This might suggest that the Czech's are able to triumph over the Netherlands, being both lord and almuten of the outcome from the Netherland's perspective.
8. I am going to suggest that the natural significators of the favourites are Venus and Jupiter, the lesser and greater benefics. If we extend this analogy, the natural significators of the underdog would be Mars and Saturn. To triumph, the underdogs would need a great deal of support from Mars and Saturn, the lesser and greater malefics.
9. The benefics are significant players in this chart. Jupiter is in its own sign in the Egyptian bounds of Venus and in the exaltation of Venus; Venus is in the bounds of Jupiter. These are powerful suggestions that the favourites are well figured. Venus is trine the ascendant.
10. The lord of Fortune is in the sign of the Moon, and in the exaltation of Jupiter. Fortune is in the bounds of Venus.
11. Jupiter is the victor of the chart. Jupiter has a significant number of counts of dignity in the places of the Sun, Moon, Fortune, Ascendant and Pre-natal Lunation.
12. Beneficent Venus is the almuten of the fourth, sixth, eighth (with Moon), and twelfth with Mars. The sixth, eighth and twelfth are difficult houses and the Venus' mastery of these places suggests the momentum is with the favourites.
13. The malefics Mars and Saturn are co-almutens of the second house, another difficult house, but not so challenging as the sixth, eighth and twelfth.
14.  The Moon is moving from conjunct Saturn and opposition Mars, to trine Mercury, the lord of the tenth and the outcome for the Netherlands.
15. The antiscion of Mercury is conjunct Venus blessed Fortune. Again this might suggest cosmic support for the underdogs but for the role played by Venus and Jupiter.
16. Alcyone is on the western horizon at the start of the match, suggesting disappointment for the underdogs.

On balance, I feel the Netherlands will win. If time permits I will add further analysis later.

Note: since the game has started, I will leave this analysis 'as is'.

In game commentary. The Czechs are up 2-0, overturning the favourites. This suggests the key considerations are point 7, 14 and 15. The fixed star Alcyone doesn't seem to have carried disappointment to the 'dog'! In points 12 and 13 I mention the almutens of the 'bad' houses. Saturn and Mars are almutens of the second and Mars and Venus the almutens of the twelfth. The underdog's natural significators here outnumber the favourite's 3-1. Venus is almuten of the sixth and the eighth (with the Moon), but the Moon here seems to be acting for the underdogs.

Result - Bookmakers 1, Astrology 0!

Extension Scripts / Rectification Module - Initial Release
« on: May 23, 2021, 04:34:43 PM »
This module is designed to assist users to rectify a birth chart. The module uses transits, secondary progressions and solar arc directions for up to ten key dates to identify sensitive degree areas which may then be used to rectify the angles of the birth chart. For further information see the Help menu.

Please see the screenshot below. This script is best used on a 1920 x 1080 monitor. It will work on smaller monitors, but the display becomes very crowded.

The script file is also attached. Please copy this to your Planetdance installation. The suggested location is:

Time->Tools->Rectification Module

You can download the main Planetdance for Windows software from

Many thanks for your interest in this module.

Classic, Medieval, Vedic / Medieval Table of Dignities
« on: April 22, 2021, 06:35:57 PM »
Hi there - this module now includes triplicity lords according to Lilly. Please update if you are a regular user of this module.

22 April 2021 - v.4.03 - added lilly triplicity rulers

Thanks. Ed

Classic, Medieval, Vedic / Arabic Parts or Lots in Planetdance
« on: April 16, 2021, 06:21:28 PM »
One of the sources for arabic parts listings is Horoscope->Arabics. You can work with this list to select different combinations of lots to examine. See screenshot below.


Planetdance for windows / Update for Flower.ab
« on: April 04, 2021, 10:23:26 AM »
Hi - I've been working on Flower.ab (Horoscope-Extra-Flower). This revised script will include lots of new functionality. See screenshots. I have also improved the underlying code to make it more efficient.

The script will be released in the next few days, along with an instruction video.

Thanks. Ed

Planetdance for windows / Paran Analysis
« on: March 20, 2021, 04:18:07 PM »
Hi there - over the weekend I will be releasing my latest module for Planetdance - Paran Analysis. This module provides a comprehensive way of working with the rising, culminating, setting and anti-culminating of planets. The calculations are made using Rob Hand's method, detailed in Essays on Astrology. See the attached screenshots for an early glimpse of the module.

For the tutorial, please see youtube:

From the Help file:

Robert Hand defines 'parans' as:

the 'simultaneous bodily transits of two or more bodies over the horizon or meridian circles at a given place at the same time. However it must be pointed out that paran-related pair of planets does not have to be actually on the angles at a given time to be in paran. They merely have to be potentially capable of transiting the angles at that latitude at some time during the day.' (from Hand (1982) p. 65)

The term 'paran' is an abbreviation of the classical Greek word 'paranatellonta'.

Although the roots of this method are extremely ancient, stretching back to Babylonian observational astronomy, the modern revival of the technique seems to be due to the Western Sidereal astrologer Cyril Fagan. He introduced the modern concept in his 'Primer of Sidereal Astrology'.

Hand lists a variety of potential paran formations:

Parans in conjunction

Simultaneous rising of bodies (two or more bodies crossing the plane of the horizon together)
Simultaneous culminating of bodies (two or more bodies crossing the plane of the upper meridian together)
Simultaneous anti-culminating of bodies (two or more bodies crossing the plane of the lower meridian together)

Parans in opposition

Simultaneous culminating and anti-culminating of bodies
Simultaneous rising and setting of bodies

Parans in square

Simultaneous rising and culminating of bodies
Simultaneous rising and anti-culminating of bodies
Simultaneous setting and culminating of bodies
Simultaneous setting and anti-culminating of bodies

On occasions parans will be formed by planets or stars actually transiting the angles at the time at which the chart is cast. However, as Hand points out, parans are more likely to be formed in potential at the moment of birth, and will have already transited the angles, or will transit the angles in the hours after birth.

It should be noted that paran formation is very sensitive not only to time but to location (especially the latitude of place).

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