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Patrice Guinard

The Greeks have taken over, systematised, transfigured, and also abused the ancient techniques of Mesopotamian astrology, through the Jewish and Alexandrine circles later on called hermeticist, which have shaped the base of superstitious astrology that spread on papyrus, parchment, and paper, then in modern editorial shops and on the Internet in 2015. In Mesopotamia and elsewhere, until the oldest proto-astrological models, one did not care about individual birth charts. What was the point, except for a few exceptions? They would draw up collective charts, or more exactly lists of data for use by the sovereign and drawn up for the kingdom or for a region. The individual was of little importance, and had to remain so, but for a few exceptions.

The individual birth chart has hardly evolved in a few millennia, and it is quite easy for anti-astrologers to smile about this matter. Adding a few planets to the chart was manageable. The introduction of Uranus, then Neptune and the other planets, has not fundamentally called into question the usual techniques of the astrologers. But the 8 HOUSES was an explosion within their consensual, trivialised, and sterilised toolkit, it is an epistemological break which few are fit to experiment. Because taking into account the 8 HOUSES implies that all the findings and techniques of modern astrology, as well as of ancient astrology since the Greek, are false and obsolete. The common astrologer, who has learned astrology in manuals, is unable to challenge not only his usual practice, but above all the image he built of himself when the astrological representations have started crystallising in his consciousness. This paper is not aimed at the old short-sighted persons, nor at the young lightless conformist people, but to those who are ready and able to make the leap toward tomorrow's astrology.

Because there is little change in astrology, little questioning, no good judgement, no research spirit, and even less intellectual probity. I'm not speaking here of those drawing predictions, of the chart makers in consulting rooms (I leave them to the delights of sociologists) but of the astrologers or so-called astrologers, those who attire themselves in some historic or astrometric baggage : sheep-like people for the most, conformists, salmeschoiniakians, retarded Petosiris and dressed up Valens (0), bastard lillysts or morinians, kochians or placidians for the least ignorant among them. Some collect antique and medieval recipes and stuff the chart with lots, parts, and nodes; others gather the debris of a multitude of planetoids or bizarre hypothetical planets to sprinkle it. Whether they look back to the past or forward to the astronomical present and future, they don't see anything, they don't feel anything, and imagine that mixing the debris of mythology, Jungian or Lacanian scrap, hermeneutic rogatons, and stuffing pages of chit-chat and interpretation with it, is doing astrological work!

Their charts look like them and look alike : they are ugly, incoherent, overloaded with useless frivolities, false, conceived in the same factories, fed from the same mangers. Because currently there is no astrology software (free or charged) which in my eyes can propose a name worthy chart. Overall the distribution of colours is non-existent, random or lapsed (like the one assuming an analogy of nature between signs in Trine, the supposed Water, Earth, Fire, and Air signs). The Houses are false and corrupt : twelve-house systems organised in the opposite direction to the daily movement (so-called Porphyrius, Alcabitius, Meridian, Campanus, Regiomontanus, Placidus, Morinus, Koch, Topocentric, Equal Houses, among others), so that all planets retrograde during the day, passing from House XII to XI, then to X, to IX, and so on. The Medium Coeli is wrong when it is not perpendicular to the Ascendant; since it is only a calculated ecliptic point, updated in the future, without link to the moment's chart and which is not really in the 'center of the sky' but next to it. The planetary operators are contingent, chosen randomly and without even semblance of justification or questioning on the reasons of the choice. Finally, the planetary altitude is ignored, so that planets close to the horizon are sometimes found above the Ascendant though they have not risen, or inversely: planets already risen are represented under the Ascendant in the chart. Same thing with Descendant and worse with high latitude charts.

The charts presented here, and the chart reports (CurAstro4), are set up using available tools and synthesize all the criteria necessary for their evaluation.


The tropical zodiac (1), (2), (3) : which means based on the intersections of the celestial ecliptic and equator, which form the limits of four zones, each divided in three sectors. For the Sun, they are the seasons. The justification for the division of the zodiacal quarts in three signs correlates with the division of the four seasons in three months. The so-called sidereal zodiac is a modern concept of degenerated astrologers. The fact that stars and constellations have served as reference to antiquity's astronomers and astrologers, does not imply that they used a sidereal zodiac, especially during a period when signs and constellations coincided, precisely the period when the astrological zodiac has been developed (4, in FR) !


Medium Coeli (MC) : orthogonal to the Ascendant (AS), as mentioned earlier (5). The planetary positions : topocentric rather than geocentric, with the additional indication of the planetary position below or above the horizon, depending on the real altitude of the bodies. A positioning relative to the centre of the earth makes no sense. In fact the parallax, which is the deviation between the topocentric and geocentric positions of a planetary body, is only significant for the Moon, the more so as it comes closer to the horizon.

The real planetary aspects, limited to the four major aspects (6, in FR) and to the synergic figures they create : the Cross, the large Triangle, the semi-Square (7). In reality, other figures should be taken into account depending on the harmonic connection that the planets maintain : the Stellium (from four planets in conjunction with each other), the Kites (the major of which adds a fourth planet in double sextile to a large Triangle), the Rectangles, among which the mystic Rectangle (four planets connected by two sextiles and two trines), the Yod (three planets connected by a sextile and two quincunxes) and the Spikes, the Pentagram or Large Quintile (five planets connected by quintiles of 72°), the major Heptagon (seven planets connected by heptiles of approx. 51°27'), the Large Octile or Octagon (eight planets connected by octiles of 45°), the Enneagon (nine planets connected by noviles of 40°), the Decagon, and so on. The charts are drawn with the figures (more than 200). The minor 'aspects', which belong firstly to the synergic figures, are indicated in dotted lines (see 8th November 2003 chart).


The twelve planetary bodies (giant planets, dwarf planets, or planetoids) finally include Pluto, Ceres and Chiron, and since the astronomers do not want to hear it : it is not a matter of diameter, but of frequency, of rhythm, of return and progression on the ecliptic or close to the ecliptic (8), (9), (10).
These twelve operators form a structured whole equipotent with the zodiac, in other words they coincide with the zodiac signs : one planet for each sign. This coherence between the planetary and zodiacal palettes, is illustrated by what the Greeks used to call Domiciles. The idea of Domiciles, before becoming a superstitious practice (the assumed Master of the Ascendant which is the planet corresponding to the zodiac sign of the Ascendant, and whose position in the Zodiac one studies indirectly, or worse in the puppet canvas of the 12 Houses), was an attempt to harmonise the planetary and zodiacal operators. The Greeks have failed with an insufficient Septenary, as Képler did in his attempt to harmonise the spheres. For each zodiac sign, one planet, and one colour (11, and see the French revised version : FR) :

Aries Mars Red, Taurus Uranus Blue, Gemini Jupiter Orange
Cancer Moon White, Leo Sun Yellow, Virgo Venus Green
Libra Neptune Violet, Scorpio Pluto Black, Sagittarius Chiron Pink
Capricorn Saturn Grey, Aquarius Mercury Brown, Pisces Ceres Turquoise


"There will be no revival, as long as astrology is invaded by lobotomised retarded, by empty-headed idiots who can only see their small person and interests, who have not developed any single ounce of spirituality, who are fooled night and day by media noise, consensual idiocy, chatter of charlatans, crooks and corrupters, who go and sniff at astrology matters in contact with journalists, pseudo-scientists, wikipedists, and regurgigate their catechism on cheap forums, on soporific horoscopy sites, on henhouse astrodemagoguery associations and federations." (see IenV)

The 8 Houses, the only real coherent reference of the movement of the local sphere, cut into average slices of three hours, independently of their zodiacal reference and of the length of the diurnal and nocturnal planetary arches (12), (13), (14). The supposed system of the 12 Houses is a late system, reproducing the zodiac, and submitted to the zodiac. My concept of Houses (from the octotopos to the octotropos, initially called Dominion, and as of now OCTOTOPE) has been criticised across the Atlantic by a few desperate hermetic people who contested its weak historic grounds. On this point one can rule in their favour, as documents lack (but what remains of the first Greek astrology? And what do they do with Manilius, whose models are incompatible with those of his contemporaries?) : it remains that this logical and coherent, and especially efficient concept of the astrological organisation of the local sphere and the daily time, is not linked to this historical background, the same way it is not linked to the works of Cyril Fagan who has understood and mentioned the incoherence of the duodenary system but did not use the eight house system (15), but rather results from a reflection on the Gauquelin curves and the so-called SORI conditionalist system (which remain dependent on the Placidus domification method and of its hourly trisection of the semi-diurnal and semi-nocturnal arches).

Moreover, the meaning of the 12 Houses bears no relationship with the activities of the day (and of the night), which should have been its first meaning. The Romans (although the most ancient sources diverge), have divided the calendar day in 8 time frames : 6h mane, 9h ortus, 12h meridies, 15h occasus, 18h vespera, 21h conticinium, 24h intempesta and 3h gallicinium (the hour when the rooster starts expressing himself). This division applies to the organisation of military camps, and it will be adapted by the catholic clergy in the organisation of the liturgical offices and of the prayer times, as in monastic life : around 6h Prime, 9h Terce, 12h Sext, 15h None, 18h Vesper, 21h Complies, 24h Vigiles, 3h Laudes. It corresponds to the Greek "okto hora" (the division of time in eight), or to the Latin "octo horae", the eight hours.

The division in eight is also well linked to the immediate surroundings and to its natural division, to spatial orientation : the eight directions of the wind rose, used by compasses and in navigation. They are the "okto topoï » of the Greeks, the eight surrounding spaces. I emphasized the primacy of spatial on temporal conditioning with regard to the meaning one should give to the so-called Houses, i.e. the living locations, which are those of the spirit and consciousness.

These "locations" are not in heaven or on earth, but in human perception : the Houses inform about the quality and the methods of apprehending relational space by consciousness. In that sense, they are less "topos" than "tropos" (manner, method). I gave them barbaric names and added more illustrative terms : I diurnal Objectivation (Communication), II diurnal Alligation (Friendship), III diurnal Individuation (Situation), IV diurnal Participation (Harmony), etc.


The program of hierarchisation of the astrological operators synthesizes the main elements of the analysis of a chart. It is a kind of notebook, preceding the interpretation exercise. It groups the main aspects (the conjunctions to the Desc and IC are marked as oppositions to the Asc and to the MC : only the "conjunction" of planets with the Angles (i.e. their presence) exists, the rulers in Signs and in Houses (and which in the first place and above all indicate an intensification of the concerned elements : 16, in French ; 17, not yet translated), the dominant planets, signs, and houses (on average four to five planets, two to three signs and one or two houses, i.e. one third of the operators), and finally a tetradic distribution of the general tendencies of the individualised chart. From these elements one can reconstruct a second theme, a derived theme, taking into account only the main elements, namely planetary and sectorial (see example in the chart of Ficino).

All the images (charts and CurAstro4 report) can be clicked on and are accessible as a glimpse and by transparency. The underlined names followed by an asterisk give access to an article. The charts presented here replace the charts in the articles where applicable. My already old (1983-1998) program Astroléade has been anglicised and renamed CurAstro4 in February 2016.

Toulouse, 7th November 2015

Johannes Kepler (hims. 14:37) *CurAstro4 // (hims. 13:07)CurAstro4 /// (rectified hour) *CurAstro4
Évariste Galois (register office)chartCurAstro4
Dmitri MendeleievCurAstro4 // Eureka moment CurAstro4
Ivan Pavlov *CurAstro4
Percy Seymour *CurAstro4
Marsilio Ficino *simplified chartCurAstro4
Girolamo Savonarola *CurAstro4
Niccolo Machiavelli *CurAstro4
Tommaso CampanellaCurAstro4
Thomas Hobbes *CurAstro4
Gottfried LeibnizCurAstro4
Alexis de Tocqueville *CurAstro4
Max StirnerCurAstro4
Sigmund Freud *CurAstro4
René GuénonCurAstro4
Jiddu Krishnamurti *CurAstro4
Marija GimbutasCurAstro4
Gilles Deleuze *CurAstro4
Nostradamus (rectified hour) *CurAstro4
Eugène Bareste *CurAstro4
Henri Torné-Chavigny *chartCurAstro4
Jean Baptiste Morin *chartCurAstro4
Eustache Lenoble *CurAstro4
Paul Choisnard *CurAstro4
Dom Néroman *CurAstro4
Cyril Fagan *CurAstro4
Claire Santagostini *CurAstro4
Karl Ernst Krafft *CurAstro4
Alexandre Volguine *CurAstro4
James Holden *CurAstro4
Michel Gauquelin *CurAstro4
Jean-Pierre Nicola *CurAstro4
Françoise Schneider-Gauquelin *CurAstro4
Daniel Verney *CurAstro4
Robert Hand *CurAstro4
Robin Heath *CurAstro4
Robert Burton *CurAstro4
Jules Barbey d'AurevillyCurAstro4
Charles Baudelaire *CurAstro4
Auguste Villiers de L'Isle-AdamCurAstro4
Marcel Proust *CurAstro4
Paul ValéryCurAstro4
Robert MusilCurAstro4
Saint-John Perse *rectified hourCurAstro4
Henry MillerCurAstro4
Louis-Ferdinand CélineCurAstro4
Antonin Artaud (register office)chartCurAstro4
Philip DickCurAstro4
Wolfgang A. Mozart *CurAstro4
Leonardo da Vinci *CurAstro4
Benvenuto CelliniCurAstro4
Auguste RodinCurAstro4
Paul GauguinCurAstro4
Luchino ViscontiCurAstro4
Marguerite DurasCurAstro4
Jacques RivetteCurAstro4
Andrei TarkovskyCurAstro4
César *, Auguste *, Tibère *, Caligula *
Claude *, Néron *, Vespasien *, Domitien *
Valeria MessalinaCurAstro4
Raymond VI *CurAstro4
Jeanne d'Arc *CurAstro4
Henry II *CurAstro4 (new)
François II *CurAstro4 (new)
Elisabeth de Valois *CurAstro4 (new)
Claude de Valois *CurAstro4 (new)
Charles IX *CurAstro4 (new)
Henry III *CurAstro4 (new)
Marguerite de France *CurAstro4 (new)
François d'Alençon *CurAstro4 (new)
Napoléon (baptème)chartCurAstro4
moments, cycles
Kali Yuga, 3102 BC, 17/18 fév. (tropique)(sidéral Lahiri)
Chaldéens en Babylonie, 964 BC *
Discovery of Uranus, March 1781 *
Discovery of Ceres, Jan. 1801 *
Discovery of Neptune, Aug. 1846 *
Discovery of Pluto, Jan. 1930 *
Discovery of Chiron, Oct.-Nov. 1977

Sun in ♎ 2016 (new)
New Moon Sept. 2016 in ♍
Sun in ♍ 2016
Sun in ♌ 2016
New Moon July 2016 in ♋
Sun in ♋ 2016
New Moon June 2016 in ♊
Sun in ♊ 2016
New Moon May 2016 in ♉
Sun in ♉ 2016
New Moon April 2016 in ♈
Sun in ♈ 2016
Sun in ♓ 2016
Sun in ♒ 2016
New Moon Jan. 2016 in ♑
Sun in ♑ 2015
New Moon Dec. 2015 en ♐
Full Moon Nov. 2015
Sun in ♐ 2015
New Moon Nov. 2015 en ♏
Sun in ♏ 2015
Founding of Corpus Nostradamus, CURA, 1st Feb. 2006 *
Les 11 Figures harmoniques du 8 Nov. 2003
Founding of CURA, Nov. 1st, 1999 *

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