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    Re: Uses of almanacs for astrology
    From: Henry Halboth
    Date: 2004 Oct 20, 13:38 -0400

    You gentlemen are as far off in your astrological comments as you can
    possibly be. The calculation (casting) of the astrological chart is every
    bit as technical, correct, and accurate as any navigational problem you
    may discuss the mathematics of. True, there are a number of basic methods
    of astrological computation, but when scientifically done they are
    readily convertible one to the other.
    It is in the realm of interpretation that the matter of intuition enters
    into the equation, and the results disintegrate to matters of
    supposition, opinion, and in the view of some statistics. This is the
    area of astrology that becomes contraversial - not the mathematics.
    The Nautical Almanac can be used in some astrological computations,
    however, the astrologer deals in Celestial Latitude, Celestial Longitude,
    Right Ascenscion, and Siderial Time which are only deduct able from the
    modern NA with some difficulty. Separate math tables are provided for the
    astrologer's use.
    I would be most happy to lecture you, ad nauseam, on the subject of
    Astrology, but isn't this a navigation site. Actulally, I once posted
    reference to the use of astrological signs in the calculation of
    declination - a matter which you all ignored with perfect aplomb at the
    time. At one time the NA published sign entry for the planets, but I
    believe they have given that up too.
    On Wed, 20 Oct 2004 12:47:12 -0400 Fred Hebard  writes:
    > On Oct 20, 2004, at 12:46 PM, George Huxtable wrote:
    > >> Fred Hebard wrote:
    > >
    > >> "I don't know much about astrology, but the results of at least
    > some
    > >> of
    > >> their computations correspond to the orientation of the heavens
    > back
    > >> in
    > >> Roman times, not now.  Thus, the first point of Aries is not now
    > in
    > >> Aries but between Pisces & Aquarius.  This is due to the
    > precession of
    > >> the earth's orbit relative to the heavens.
    > >
    > > ====================
    > >
    > > Now for a bit of pedantry. Yes, the Earth's orbit does move, VERY
    > > slightly
    > > and slowly, but the effect that Fred is referring to is precession
    > of
    > > the
    > > Earth's AXIS, not its orbit.
    > >
    > I knew I was getting in trouble with the terminology in that post.
    > Thanks for straightening it out and diverging into teaching a bit
    > more
    > about things astronomical.
    > Fred

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