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Mother or Father in the 4th House?

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Tony Louis cites classical astrologers concerning the debatable issue of which house represents our parents:

Anthony Louis - Astrology & Tarot Blog

Astrologers often disagree about parental assignments related to the 4th House. Some insist that the mother belongs in the 4th, others that the father belongs there. Many of the classical texts refer to the 4th as the house of the native’s “fathers” or progenitors, meaning both parents. For example, Vettius Valens in Book IX of his Anthology calls the 4th “the Place concerning the life of parents” (Mark Riley translation).

There is a passage in Abu Ma’Shar that may shed some light on this dilemma. In Ben Dykes’ translation of Ma’Shar’s 10th century text On the Revolutions of the Years of Nativities (2019) the following comment appears on page 429 regarding the “lord of the orb,” a concept I’ve been using for a few years since reading about it in a 15th century text by Diego de Torres:

“And if the ‘lord of the hour of the house…

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Written by Jude Cowell

February 5, 2023 at 8:24 pm

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