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Welcome to The Tradition

Edited between 2008 and 2010 The Tradition journal was a publication entirely dedicated to Traditional Western Predictive Astrology. At the time there were no journals or publications specialised solely on Traditional Astrology, and The Tradition came to fill this gap. Later came the experimental project of The Tradition Library which published sources that were unavailable at the time.

Now, a decade after the last issue, The Tradition and its sister project, The Tradition Library are again available to students. Once more, as a decade ago, we seek to encourage the research and study of the Art, serving as a point of reference for those interested in the Tradition.

Helena Avelar, Luís Ribeiro and Sue Ward

Issues of The Tradition

Number 1

Autumn 2008

Number 2

Spring 2009

Tradition News

Summer 2009

Number 3

Autumn 2009

Number 4

2010

Number 1

Autumn 2008

Contents:

Ptolemy, Abu Ali, and Lilly predict the 2008 U.S. Presidential Elections
By Maria João Mateus

Judging Temperament (Part I): a study of the method
By Luís Ribeiro, AMA

Modern Myths: The Houses
By Sue Ward

Why don’t astrologers listen to scientists?
Or: why it is rational for astrologers to ignore scientific and statistical research into astrology
By Martien Hermes

Moving Towards Tradition
considerations on the transition from contemporary astrology to the Traditional practice

By Helena Avelar

Signatures: as above so below
By Oscar Hofman

Catherine of Braganza – the childless queen of Charles II
By Helena Avelar & Luís Ribeiro

For Posterity: Francis Bernard
By Sue Ward

Number 2

Spring 2009

Contents:

Expert opinion
Top astrologers comment on the subject of house division

Modern Myths – Non Cogunt
The Tradition, fate and freewill, by Sue Ward

The Theoretical Rationale Underlying the Seven Hermetic Lots
Chris Brennan addresses the principles behind the calculation of the seven Hermetic Lots

Astrological Software and the Practice of Traditional Astrology
Luís Ribeiro underlines the features for good Traditional astrology software

On The Great Conjunction or The Development of an Idea
Peter Stockinger explores the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction throughout history

‘Zodiacal releasing from Spirit’: a rediscovered Hellenistic method of prediction
An exposition of this interesting technique by Martien Hermes

Signatures – As Above so Below: Jupiter
Oscar Hofman continues to explore the universe of planetary correspondences

One King, Five Birthdays
Royal charts, wrong dates and complicated calendars, by Monique Roussy

Can we live without them? Traditional chart interpretation and the modern planets
Interpreting charts without the new planets, a practical approach by Helena Avelar

Credit-Crunch, Boom-Bust… Jupiter-Saturn
Sue Ward studies the current economic crisis from the perspective of the Jupiter-Saturn conjunction

Judging Temperament (Part II): a study of the method
The practical application of the temperament technique, by Luís Ribeiro

For Posterity – King Sebastian’s Nativity
Three curious astrological documents on the nativity of King Sebastian of Portugal, by Helena Avelar & Luís Ribeiro

By the Book – Ali ben Ragel, “on Terms”
By Helena Avelar

On the Heavens – Lulin comet: nasty little green thing
By Luís Ribeiro

Tradition News

Summer 2009

Contents:

The Tradition NEWS was an occasional update on the proceedings of The Tradition journal proper.

House System Poll – the results

by the editors

The Spring Ingress 2009
by Sue Ward

Number 3

Autumn 2009

Contents:

Monster of Ingratitude
The infamous contention between William Lilly and John Gadbury
by Peter Stockinger and Sue Ward

The Firing Squad Technique
Helena Avelar discusses the use of traditional Predictive Techniques

Astrology in Roger Bacon’s Work
Jérôme Libon explores the life and astrological work of this famous English philosopher

By the Book – Ali ben Ragel Talks about Sex
By Helena Avelar

The Animodar Effect
João Ventura presents the first results of the Animodar Project

Signatures – As Above so Below: Mars
Oscar Hofman continues to explore the universe of planetary correspondences

Facing Eclipses
A short study on the use of zodiacal Faces for eclipse interpretations by Luís Ribeiro

For Posterity – Peter Creutzer
A presentation of the work of this lesser known author of the Art, by Peter Stockinger

Nicolaus Rensberger’s Judgement of Temperament
Another valuable contribution for the study of the temperament technique, by Peter Stockinger

Number 4

2010

Contents:

The role of dispositors of planets in signs
By Martien Hermes

Fit to be Judged: The Necessity of the 23 Considerations Before Judgement
By Christopher Magnus

For Posterity – Renzberger on eclipses
Transcription by Peter Stockinger

Incarnation – Reincarnation
By Sue Ward

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