A theoretical defense of astrology which includes Bonatti’s theoretical description of astrological judgment in terms of necessity, possibility, and impossibility ( Bonatti on Basic Astrology is a reprint excerpted from the first and only complete translation of Guido Bonatti’s medieval astrological masterpiece, The Book of. In what follows I will rely mostly on Boncompagni’s work On the Life and Works of Guido Bonatti, Astrologer and Astronomer of the Thirteenth Century.

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Guido Bonatti – Wikipedia

His most famous work was his Liber Astronomiae or ‘Book of Astronomy’, written around Here we can see that the eclipse point is in Scorpio, ruled by Mars. Furthermore he is located in the 2 nd house, the house of finances. Nakita marked it as to-read Nov 19, Looking at the Lord of the 12 th house, we find it to be Saturn, the greater malefic.

In this case the lunar eclipse will last just over four hours and therefore we can expect the effects to last until the end of August The inner ring shows the planets of the ingress chart. There are five collections in this library. Described in the same Treatise as the first, but in Ch.

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In fact the conspiracy existed, and honatti found out see above. He was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in Rome in The yellow segment shows the path of the Sun and the red segment the path of Mars throughout the monthly profection in question. This downloadable audio lecture describes two important configurations in traditional astrology, illustrating them with chart examples.

Dante has immortalized Bonatti by placing him in Hell: De concordantia astronomie veritatis et narrationis historice.

Bonatti does claim that John of Vicenza criticized astrology: Rami Ramadan marked it as to-read Jan 12, Viviana marked it as to-read Sep 15, He was excommunicated in by Pope Innocent IV, who launched a crusade against him Ezzelino prevailed. Therefore we can argue that the king will not be weakened and it is unlikely that anybody else i.


We know that Mars can only separate from either Jupiter or Saturn, reason being that these are the only two planets who are moving slower than Mars. With a fixed sign rising, this chart will be valid for the whole of He is not Rx any more and considerably stronger, dignified by rulership and triplicity.

We can see here that retrograde Mars is opposing the Ascendent and the Sun and Mercury are in the first house. Plato de Tivoli trans. Looking at the state of Jupiter, we will see that he is peregrine and aspected by Mars. Weighing all these factors up, we can see that here is a man, fighting the fight of his life. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Ebertin writes in Die Bedeutung der Fixsterne: This remained a classic astrology textbook for two centuries.

Bonatti mentions his family only a couple of times: If Bonatti had been to Arabia, he not only would have mentioned it, but would have had access to astrological manuscripts which he would have used in writing the Book of Astronomy. For readers, interested in the personal implications of this eclipseit might be of interest what William Lilly has to say: The Doctrine of Horary Questions.

The Witness of the Stars. The graphic below shows the visibility of this lunar eclipse. Because the Moon is outside of Cancer we have to look at the Lord of the Domicile for exact judgment, as Bonatti tells us.

See as well my article: The celebrated physicist, astronomer and astrologer, Guido Bonatti d. Commentaries on the Seven Segments of Cardan. We may therefore deduct that, at least astrolohy the time between March and September, nonatti everything will be working as the government hopes or wishes.


In the Aries ingress chart, the Sun is significator of the king, according to Bonatti, who says to look to.

Guido Bonatti

The battle took place on September 4,on the hill of Montaperti near Siena on the Arbia river. Mars is ruler of the first Decanate of Scorpio, who is also Ascendant ruler, and also tightly opposing the eclipsed Moon. All of his employers seem to have been excommunicated at one time or another. Here is what Bonatti has to say about Saturn in the 8 th house:. We can see at a glance that the Ascendant ruler Moon, who was Bonatto of the Revolution for the first three months ofis in her fall in Scorpio.

The first and most important point is to find out if the significator of the king is adtrology located in the 6 th house of infirmity, or the 8 th house of death. Elections from all 12 houses, from when to elect surgery to when to make a journey pp. Apparently Montefeltro’s confidence in Bonatti was so great that he published reports of his victory before the battle took place.

Bonatti on Basic Astrology

The Sun is exalted in Aries, which suggests at least temporary strength. Elucidarium astronomice concordie cum theologica et historica veritate. The leader of the Conservatives, who are the larger party in the current coalition government, is David Cameron. Thanks for telling us about the problem. It was perhaps at this time that Bonatti was a professor of judicial astrology, although the details of this are not clear.

According to Bonatti, a man named Simon Mestaguerra had taken over the city. Bonatti’s life spanned most of the 13th Century, a volatile and critical time in Italian politics.