The Astrology of Abraham Ibn Ezra:
Planets at Perigee and Apogee
Strength and Weakness of the Planet in its Own Wheel
A fundamental principle in reading the astrological chart is evaluating Strength and Weakness of the planets. One of the considerations is whether the planet is found in its Apogee or Perigee.  This consideration is rooted in Ptolemy’s cosmology, but received attention later, starting in the Arabic era. Ibn Ezra, as a transmitter of this tradition, gives us a thorough understanding of this technique.       Read more…

The Wheel of the Zodiac (‘Galgal Ha’Mazalot‘ גלגל המזלות  ) appears on the mosaic floor of an ancient Jewish synagogue from the 5th century. The figures in the corners are said to represent the four seasons of the year, but close analysis of their placement relative to the zodiacal signs shows that it does not match the known association of Aries-Spring, Cancer-Summer, Libra-Fall, Capricorn-Winter.    Read more…

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