are explained in Chapter 1. There are certain short cut

methods that may be used under common circumstances, and alternate methods

which some find make the work easier. These will be explained and used in some of

the example charts.

essential steps in erecting a chart explained in Chapter 1

in its proper sequence, and by presenting a blank line to be filled in following

printed instruction as to the entry to be made on it to make it unlikely any required

calculation would be overlooked.

designed to take care of any contingency in chart erection, commonly a few of the

lines, which do not apply to the particular chart under construction, are left blank. But

for facility in learning to erect a chart according to the Hermetic System it is essential

that the student know precisely what entry should be made on each of the 28 lines.

For purposes of ready reference, on each of the 10 Student's Charts here reproduced

at the front of this lesson, a number has been inserted before each of these lines.

horary question for which the chart is erected.

place may be ascertained from an atlas or map. Goode's School Atlas has an index

giving the latitude and longitude of over 30,000 places in the world. Dernay's

Longitudes and Latitudes throughout the World (except the United States) gives the

precise latitude and longitude of 5,000 cities distributed through 187 countries,

colonies and dependencies; and Dernay's Longitudes and Latitudes in the United

States gives the precise latitude and longitude of all county seats, and all cities with

and longitude of the place for which it is erected must be ascertained.

in timing the birth, line 6 is left blank. If Double Summer Time was used (as in

mid-summer in England during World War II) this should be noted in entry of time

on line 6. If Daylight Saving or War Time was used (as throughout the U. S. from

2:00 A.M., Feb. 9, 1942, to 2:00 A.M., Sept. 30, 1945; and during the summer only

both before and since in various regions), it should be entered on line 6.

used in timing the birth, line 7 is left blank. If Double Summer Time was used, write

minus 2h on line 7 If Daylight Saving or War Time was used, write minus 1h on line

7.

and minutes A.M. or P.M. If the birth was timed by Double Summer Daylight

Saving, or War Time, subtract line 7 from line 6 and write the Standard Time thus

found on line 8. If the birth was timed by Local Mean Time (as was usually the case in

Britain before 1880, and in the U. S. before November 18, 1883) line 8 is left blank.

Every 15° of longitude east or west of Greenwich is called a Standard Time Meridian

marking the middle of a different time zone. In the U. S. the middle of the Eastern

Standard Time Zone (EST) is 75° west, the middle of the Central Standard Time

Zone (CST) is 90° west, the middle of the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) is

105° west, and the middle of the Pacific Standard Time Zone (PST) is 120° west.

After the Standard Time written on line 8 should be written the abbreviation for the

Standard Time Zone within which birth took place.

find the difference in °s and 's between the longitude of birth and the Standard Time

Meridian of the time zone within which birth took place. Multiply the °s so found by

4 and call the product minutes of time. Multiply the 's so found by 4 and call the

product seconds of time. Write the minutes and seconds so found on line 9. If the

longitude of birth was east of the Standard Meridian precede this time interval with a

plus sign. If the longitude of birth was west of the Standard Meridian precede this

time interval by a minus sign.

blank and merely write on line 10 the time of birth. Otherwise, if line 9 is plus add to

line 8, and if minus subtract from line 8. Write the sum or difference on line 10

crossing out A.M. or P.M. to indicate if the birth was before or after noon.

the day of birth.

line 10 shows the LMT of birth to be A.M. the hours, minutes and seconds so shown

should be written on line 12.

seconds on line 12 from the 12h 00m 00s (noon) printed on line 11, and write the

hours minutes and seconds so found on line 13 with a minus sign preceding them. If

the LMT as shown on line 10 is P.M., merely copy the hours, minutes and seconds so

shown on line 13 with a plus sign preceding them. If a midnight (zero hour)

ephemeris is used, before making entry on line 13 add 12 hours (the time interval

from midnight to noon) to the hours, minutes and seconds otherwise to be entered.

and seconds of sidereal time there given.

subtract line 17 from line 14, 24h should be written on line 15. Otherwise line 15

should be left blank.

these instances the hours on line 15 should be added to the hours, minutes and

seconds of line 14 and their sum written on line 16.

minus sign, on

(or from line 16 if an entry on it has been found necessary). Write the hours, minutes

and seconds so found on line 18.

which is close enough for delineating, but not precise enough for calculating

progressed aspects involving M.C. and Asc., line 19 may be left blank, and line 18

merely copied on

is desired (see Page 226 at the front of this lesson), before making entry on line 19

it is first necessary to ascertain line 26.

be written on line 21. If the birth was timed by Standard Time, the words Local Mean

should be crossed out and above them written the word Standard. Then the Standard

Time of birth, A.M. or P.M. should be written on line 21.

converted into hours, minutes and seconds of time by multiplying the °s by 4 and

calling the product minutes, and multiplying the 's by 4 and calling the product

seconds. The hours, minutes and seconds so obtained should be entered on line 22. If

the birth was timed by Standard Time, merely write the number of hours of the

Standard Time Meridian used in timing the birth on line 22. If the birth was in east

longitude precede the hours, minutes and seconds on line 22 by a minus sign; if in

west longitude by a plus sign.

line 21. Designate if the result is A.M. or P.M.

the day of birth.

25.

preceded by a plus sign. If line 25 is A.M., it is subtracted from line 24 (12h 00m 00s)

and the difference in hours, minutes and seconds written on line 26 preceded by a

minus sign. The minus or plus Equivalent Greenwich Mean Time interval of line 26

is the interval from which the sign, °, and ' occupied by each of the ten planets is

calculated.

the product is called seconds, and the minutes of line 26 are divided by 6 and the

quotient called seconds The sum of the seconds so found, converted into minutes and

seconds, is written on line 19 preceded by a minus sign if line 26 is minus, or

preceded by a plus sign if line 26 is plus.

line 18. Write the hours, minutes and seconds so obtained on line 20 This is the

Sidereal Time of Birth from which with the aid of a table of houses the sign, degree

and minute on each house cusp of the chart may be calculated. If the chart is erected

for a place in south latitude, 12h should be added to line 20, using the degrees thus

found, but placing opposite signs on the house cusps.

corresponding to the hours and minutes of line 26. Write this number on Line 27.

This logarithm (d) added to the logarithm (a) of the daily motion of the planet on the

day of birth gives the logarithm (b) of the °s and 's moved by the planet during the

interval written on Line 26. If line 26 is minus, subtract the °s and 's so found from the

sign, °, and ' of the planet's position as given on the day of birth in the ephemeris If

line 26 is plus, add the °s and 's so found to the sign, °, and ' of the planet's position as

given on the day of birth in the ephemeris. If the planet is retrograde, add if line 26 is

minus or subtract if line 26 is plus. The symbol of the planet should be placed in the

chart followed by the °, sign, and ' so found, which is the zodiacal longitude at the

moment of birth.

progressions is contemplated, the hours of line 26 should be divided by 2 and called

months, and the minutes of line 26 should be divided by 4 and called days. If line 26 is

minus, the months and days so found should be added to the year, month and day of

birth. If line 26 is plus, the months and days so found should be subtracted from the

year, month and day of birth. The calendar date so found, including the year, should

be written on line 28. This Limiting Date (L.D.) is the starting point in calculating the

major progressed positions on any calendar date, and in calculating the calendar date

on which any major progressed aspect is perfect.

House Cusp

find the precise ' on the Asc. (and other house cusps if desired) for the nearest latitude

to that of birth given in the table, then use the CORRECTION OF HOUSE CUSPS

FOR LATITUDE OF BIRTH given on page 226 at the front of this lesson. The precise '

on the M.C. is the same for all latitudes.

nearest Sidereal Time to that of birth (entered on line 20) in the table. This is always 4

minutes in American Astrology Tables.

(entered on line 20) and the nearest S.T. to that of birth in the table

columns within which the True S.T. occurs for the nearest latitude to that of birth. For

the M.C. this is always 1° (60') in Dalton's, AP, Raphael's and RC tables.

by (a). This gives (d) the distance the house cusp is from the nearest similar house

cusp given in the table for the nearest latitude given in the table.

(c). The result is log. (d), the distance the house cusp is from the nearest similar house

cusp given in the table for the nearest latitude given in the table. As the difference

between log. (a) and log. (b) is the same for all house cusps, when this log. is once

found, it can be used in finding any house cusps by adding to it log. (c), which may be

different NOTE: When the resulting 's are very few occasionally in working a

proportion by logarithms the nearest logarithm indicates a result which is 1' different

than that obtained by direct proportion. In such instances the result obtained by direct

proportion is more precise.

subtract (d) from the house cusp given in the table. If the true S.T. (entered on line 20)

is greater than the nearest S.T. given in the table, add (d) to the house cusp given in the

table. This gives the precise ' on the house cusp for the latitude given in the table.

Horary Chart

undertook to find a more reliable method of timing events by horary astrology. They

found, from the analysis of a large number of horary charts in which the time of the

indicated event had been recorded after it had transpired, that the trend of a mental

deeply concerned, may be judged both as to what will happen and when it will occur

in most respects as if the chart were elected for the commencement of some physical

enterprise. Possibly because the Moon is chief ruler of the unconscious mind, and a

horary question is an event deriving from the unconscious mind, the chief difference

is that the Moon is co-ruler of the querent.

includes precisely the same factors which would be present in the birth chart of an

individual or a physical enterprise at the time such an event occurred. If the birth

chart of an individual, a physical enterprise or a horary question indicates that a

particular event will not occur, progressed aspects will not bring it to pass. But it the

birth chart indicates the event is probable, it will occur only during the period when

there is a progressed aspect involving a planet characteristic of the general nature of

the event, and a progressed aspect involving the ruler of each house significantly

influenced. Such progressed aspects are effective only while within one degree of

perfect.

asked about--although usually there are also heavier progressed aspects

present--may come to pass when each birth chart or major progressed significator

merely receives a transit aspect.

aspects present --there must be a minor progressed aspect and a transit progressed

aspect to each birth chart or major progressed significator.

each significator, and at the time it happens there must be a minor progressed aspect

and a transit progressed aspect to one of the four terminals of each essential major

progressed aspect.

aspect, even though he aspect is separating, the event indicated by the aspect--which

may be favorable or unfavorable-- usually occurs, and commonly occurs before the

aspects separates to more than one degree from perfect, just as in a natal chart the

event attracted by progressed aspect may take place either before or after the aspect is

perfect, but only while the aspect is within the one degree limit.

events affecting it during its life.

Meridian: Chart 14.

minus 87° 39' (longitude of Chicago) gives the difference as 2° 21'. Multiplying 2 by

4 gives 8m. Multiplying 21 by 4 gives 84s. The sum is 9m 24s. As the place is east of

the standard meridian, this 9m 24s must be added to the standard time to get the LMT

of birth.

given in ephemeris for noon, plus LMT Interval, plus correction, gives the S.T. of

birth as 6h 59m 45s. House cusps are calculated for this S.T., and the planets'

positions for the plus 8h 30m EGMT Interval.

Time Meridian: Chart 7399.

the 1h 30m 14s written on line 20 is 1h 28m 52s. The difference (b) is 1m 22s or 82s.

The next nearest S.T. given in the table is 1h 32m 38s. The difference (a) between this

and the nearest is 3m 46s or 226s.

As each tenth degree is 6' this is 7 Cancer 24. In the column for the next nearest S.T.

the cusp of the 12th house is given as Cancer 8.1, which is 8 Cancer 06. The

difference (c) is 42'. Multiplying (b) 82 by (c) 42 gives 3444. Dividing 3444 by (a)

226 gives (d) 15' to add to 7 Cancer 24, giving the 12th house cusp in latitude 43 as 7

Cancer 39.

36'. The difference (d) between latitude 42:43 and latitude 43 is 17'. The difference

(c) between latitude 42 and latitude 43 is 60'. Multiplying (a) 36 by (d) 17 gives 612.

Dividing 612 by (c) 60 gives 10' correction for latitude to be subtracted from 7

Cancer 39, giving the precise 12th house cusp as 7 Cancer 29.

ephemeris position.

Time Meridian: Chart 16.

a house cusp obtained by direct proportion is 1' different than the same house cusp

obtained by logarithms. Using Dalton's table of houses, the nearest S.T. is 23h 52m

40s and the next nearest is 23h 48m 59s. The difference (a) is 3m 41s or 221s. The

difference (b) between the True S.T. of birth --23h 52m 24s--and the nearest S.T. in

the table --23h 52m 40s--is 16s. For the M.C. (c) is 60', and for the Asc. in latitude

41 (c) is 46'.

each tenth being equivalent to 6'. On the cusp of the second house the table for

latitude 41 gives 7.0 Leo for the nearest S.T. and 6.2 Leo (6 Leo 12) for the next

nearest S.T., a difference of 48'. By proportion, multiplying (b) 16 by (c) 48 gives

768. Dividing 768 by (a) 221 gives 3'. By logarithms, subtracting log. of 3m 41s (a)

.8140 from log. of 16s (b) 1.9542 gives 1.1402. Adding to 1.1402 log. of 48' (c)

1.4771 gives 2.6173 which is a little closer to the log. of 4' than to the log. of 3'.

7 Leo 00 gives 6 Leo 53. By logarithms it would be 6 Leo 52.

Multiplying 2 by 4 gives 8m. Multiplying 26 by 4 gives 104s. The sum is 9m 44s. As

the place is west of the standard meridian, this 9m 44s must be subtracted from the

standard time to get the LMT of birth.

20 is 16h 41m 59s. The difference (b) is 1m 11s. The next nearest S.T. given in the

table is 16h 46m 16s. The difference (a) between this and the nearest is 4m 17s.

Subtracting log. (a) .7484 from log. (b) 1.3071 gives .5587 to be used in getting all

house cusps.

log. of 'd) 17' to be added to the 12 Sagittarius 00 shown in the table, giving the M.C.

12 Sagittarius 17.

.5587 gives 1.7303, the log. of (d) 27' to be added to the 28 Aquarius 55 given in the

table, making the Asc.- 29 Aquarius 22 for lat. 38. Adding the 7' correction for the

13' difference in latitude between 38 and 37:47 gives the Asc. 29 Aquarius 29.

East of Pacific Standard Time Meridian: Chart 7401.

are really zero hour ephemerides with positions calculated for the midnight

preceding (not following) noon of each given day. Both the LMT Interval entered on

lines 13 and 17, and the EGMT Interval entered on line 26, therefore, must be

ascertained as from the midnight (zero hour) preceding noon of the day of birth. This

may be done merely by algebraically adding plus 12 hours to each of these two

intervals as ascertained when using a noon ephemeris for the same date.

EGMT Interval from midnight entered on line 26, and added to or subtracted from, as

its sign indicates, the uncorrected Sidereal Time entered on line 18. The Sidereal

Time so obtained, and entered on line 20, is used to ascertain the house cusps in the

ordinary way.

positions of the planers at the time of birth, from their positions given in the midnight

(zero hour) ephemeris on the day of birth, in precisely the same manner as when

using an EGMT Interval from noon with a noon ephemeris.

Standard Time Meridian: Chart 7402.

Time, minus 1 hour is written on line 7 and subtracted from line 6 to get the Standard

Time to be written on line 8 (see chart 7399). When the time given is Double Summer

Time, minus 2 hours is written on line 7 and subtracted from line 6 to get the Standard

Time to be written on line 8. In either case when the Standard Time has been

ascertained, proceed to erect the chart for this Standard Time of birth in the

customary manner.

EGMT Interval of line 26 (d) as minus Oh 24m, the log. of which written on line 27 is

1.7781.

1945, gives its daily motion (a) as 14° 13', the log. of which is .2274. Adding log. (a)

.2274 to log. (d) 1.7781 gives 2.0055 which is the log. of (d) 14' which the Moon has

moved during the 24m. Subtracting 14' from the noon ephemeris position of the

Moon gives its birth chart position as 17 Gemini 57. Use the daily motion of each

planet as (a), add its log. to log. (d) 1.7781, and subtract the travel so obtained (b)

from its noon ephemeris position.

Standard Time Meridian: Chart 7403.

Greenwich the correction for mean time on line 9 is plus if the place is east of the

Standard Meridian, and minus if west of the Standard Meridian, the same is if the

place were in a Standard Time Zone west of Greenwich.

is east of Greenwich should be written on line 22 preceded by minus. As Central

Europe Time is 1h east, the 1h written on line 22 is preceded by minus, and when

subtracted from line 21 gives 5h 00m 00s P.M. on line 23, and plus 5h 00m 00s on

line 26.

declination by dividing the 3 day motion by 3. Use this to find the declination at

Greenwich noon on the given day, and the log. (a) of the daily motion added to log.

(b), written on line 27, to find log. (d) of its travel through interval and its declination

at birth. Due to ununiform travel of a planet, occasionally there is a difference in the

declination so obtained. The average daily movement of Mercury by declination

between March 16 and March 19, 1920, is 22', but its motion between March 16 and

March 17 is only 18'.

7404.

21. Multiplying 91 by 4 gives 364 minutes. Multiplying 50 by 4 gives 200 seconds.

The sum is 6h 7m 20s to be written on line 22. As the place was east longitude it

should be preceded by minus. If it were west longitude it should be preceded by plus.

House cusps are calculated from line 20, and planets from line 26, in the ordinary

way.

find declination of Sun in 9 Leo 48 as declination of M.C., and declination of Sun in 8

Scorpio 34 as declination of Asc.

and moving daily (c) 57' by zodiacal longitude. The difference between 9 Leo 51 and

gives (b) 1' to be added to 17 N 47, giving the declination of M.C. 17 N 48.

Scorpio 46 and moving daily (c) 60' by zodiacal longitude. The difference between 8

Scorpio 46 and 8 Scorpio 34 (Asc.) is (d) 12'. Multiplying (a) 20 by (d) 12 gives 240.

240 divided by (c) 60 gives (b) 4' to be subtracted from 14 S 26, giving the

declination of the Asc. 14 S 22.

Sidereal Time written on line 20, and the EGMT Interval written on line 26 are

ascertained exactly as if the place. were in north latitude. The planets' places are

calculated from the EGMT Interval written on line 26 exactly as if the place were in

north latitude. But for obtaining the house cusps from the Sidereal Time written on

line 20, 12 hours must be added, using the degrees and minutes on the house cusps

found from the Sidereal Time thus obtained, but placing signs opposite to those thus

indicated on the house cusps.

gives the Sidereal Time as 17h 03m 19s. Calculating the house cusps in the ordinary

way gives 16 Sagittarius 57 on M.C. and 10 Pisces 15 on the Asc. But instead, the

same ° and ' of the opposite signs must be used, giving 16 Gemini 57 on the M.C. and

10 Virgo 15 on the Asc. The minor house cusps are handled in the same way.

gives the Sidereal Time as 13h 57m 05s. Calculating the house cusps in the ordinary

way gives 1 Scorpio 25 on the M.C., and 11 Capricorn 17 on the Asc. Using opposite

signs gives 1 Taurus 25 on M.C. and 11 Cancer 17 on Asc. Minor house cusps as

shown.