This book is an English translation of Book 16 of the Astrologia Gallica. In the First Section, Morion explains the difference between Rays and Aspects, and he then discusses the natures of aspects, why some of them are good and others bad, and finally he proposes a rational theory of the orbs of the aspects. The Second Section is devoted to Applications and Separations and Doryphories. The Third Section discusses the topic of Combustion with examples from Morin's own Horoscopes.
A little treasure from the Renaissance
By J. Ligteneigen - September 28, 2008
Jean Baptiste Morin has been one of the most famous french astrologers in history. He has re-laid the fundamentals of astrology after 14 centuries from the time of Ptolemy. His great opus "Astrologia Gallica" consisting of 26 books is being translated since some 10 years from the scholar latin into the english language, revealing much of its secrets now to the new generation astrologers. This book-16 is on rays and aspects of the planets. It is not a recipe book like there are so many nowsdays, but it is an in-depth analysis why aspects exist and what kind of aspect realy have an influence on the birth chart. The book consists of 3 sections of which section-1 is largest. Here it is made plain to the reader that aspects between planets should be measured from their real position in their orbit and not those which are projected on the ecliptic. For this some geometry is used by Morin to clarify these concepts. After all Morin was a mathematician. Then he explains which... read more