William Lilly's name has become synonymous with traditional astrology. Lilly was a leading astrologer in 15th century England. His skills were such that he became known as "the English Merlin." He is famous for predicting the Great Fire of London in 1666.
Lilly specialized in horary astrology - divination by the stars - and performed as many as two thousand readings a year for clients from all walks of life. He wrote a three-volume series of books entitled Christian Astrology. To this day these classics remain the standard texts on horary practice as well as medieval natal astrology.
Horary astrology has none of the vagueness that characterizes modern astrology. It gives clear, objective answers to everyday problems such as
In horary, the astrologer's judgment can be easily verified as right or wrong, and no attempt is made to probe into the client's mind as in today's pseudo-psychological astrology. Similarly, the natal astrology that Lilly practiced was objective, precise and verifiable.
Read the works of William Lilly and other master astrologers. Learn the arts of traditional astrology!
William Lilly (1602 - 1681)
|Christian Astrology Vols I & II|
|The first two volumes of Lilly's great masterpiece deal with the basics of astrological calculation and interpretation, and the art of horary astrology. He explains the rules for answering questions about all manner of things including love, wealth, death, missing objects and the search for the Philosopher's Stone.|
|Christian Astrology Vol III|
|In traditional astrology, the student is expected to master the horary art before he or she can proceed to the judgment of nativities, or birth charts. Lilly therefore covers natal astrology in the third and last volume of Christian Astrology. Neither Jungian psychology nor New Age beliefs can be found here, only real, old school astrology.|
|William Lilly's History of His Life & Times|
|A biography of astrologer William Lilly, written by himself. This book gives an account of his origins, education, marriages and study and practice of the astrological art.|
|The Real Astrology by John Frawley|
|One cannot hope to understand William Lilly's work without first setting aside one's misconceptions about astrology. John Frawley's The Real Astrology exposes the fallacies and failures of modern astrology and presents the art in its true form -- verifiable, specific and accurate. Frawley explains that real astrology as practiced in the ancient world was founded on spiritual principles. Without a solid grounding on these principles, astrology can neither work nor be understood. The author guides you through the branches of traditional astrological practice: horary, elections, nativities, synastry and even astrological magic.|
|The Horary Textbook by John Frawley|
|William Lilly is not easy to read for the beginner, and the medieval English is only one of the reasons why. If Lilly's opus is too dense for you to grasp at first, turn to Frawley's The Horary Textbook, a lucid introduction to the fascinating art of horary astrology. How would you like to answer specific questions such as "Will my business succeed?" "Will I marry this year?" or "Where is my ledger?" Frawley, one of the best horary astrologers of today, shows you how. He tells you what works and what doesn't, and why.|
|Horary Astrology by Derek Appleby|
Another clear, easy-to-follow introduction to the judgment of horary charts. The author begins with a clear breakdown of the rules of judgment, what means "yes," what means "no" and what means a chart cannot be judged. He then follows this with chapter after chapter of chart interpretation. Like fellow British horary astrologer John Frawley, Appleby was a leading practitioner and teacher of his time.. His book contains many chart examples which are much sought by students of horary. Appleby makes use of the outer planets - Uranus, Neptune and Pluto - more than Frawley does--he is not a staunch traditionalist.
|Familiar to All||English Magicians||Astrology and the 17th Century||History of Western Astrology Vol 2|
|Astrology in Medieval Manuscripts||Astronomy and Astrology in Medieval Islamic World||Astrology in the Middle Ages||A Kingdom of Stargazers|
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