Vol 18 no 2 (Autumn/Winter 2014 will be published in July/August 2016. Vol. 19 (2015) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2013 Sophia Centre conference on Celestial Magic and is scheduled for publication in September/October 2016. Vol. 20 (2016) will be a double issue featuring the proceedings of the 2014 Sophia Centre conference on the Marriage of Heaven and Earth.
Volume 7, No. 2
Planetary signification from the second century until the present day
This paper surveys planetary meanings used by astrologers from the second century to the present day, and considers why those meanings have changed. It examines the rationalisation that astrologers have used to justify those meanings, and whether they have been successful. It argues that the planetary meanings used by astrologers are derived from the requirements of their practice and not from any rationalisation that might be used to justify those meanings.