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ABer

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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:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUiWnWpkmzs

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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Re: Paran Analysis
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2021, 06:26:21 PM »
Cool!
Greetings from Groningen Netherlands <)))><.`.><(((>

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Re: Paran Analysis - v.1.101
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2021, 09:04:10 AM »
Hi there - Jean is just about to release the latest version of this module:

Time-Tools-Paran Analysis: v.1.101 - now includes star positions on angles, co-rise, co-set and co-culmination

Many thanks. Ed