Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Some Notes on the Hillsborough Football Disaster

When we say the word disaster, we're hearkening back to a time when the stars were assumed to have a role in the course that events would take. We tend to take a dimmer view of their ability to direct our lives, and try to assert our own agency (or someone else's, if we wish not to own our part in some mishap) over and above what resides in the heavens. Yet we still use the word, as if to say, this or that particular tragic event could not have been prevented. (The relationship with the stars remains unstated, perhaps it's still assumed?)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Henry V at Agincourt: an Astrological Review, Part III

In the previous post, I presented two alternatives for the nativity of Henry V, and favored the second of them based on a number of factors, but most specifically due the emphasis of Mars as befitting the chart of a warrior king. I proposed the chart as being "hypothetical".

In this post, I will continue to pursue the hypothesis in comparison with the nativity of his principal rival, Charles VI of France, that nation's ruler at the time of Agincourt, and I will review and discuss some charts leading up to the battle.