Re: Ptolemy: geographic rulerships (sidereal signs)
- Hi Diana and Mark
Mine amateur exercise:
Gadhafi's Mar/Ven midpoint on the his Sun with Hunter's star Rigel. Mars/Procyon,Venüs/Hamal.Two fixed stars have Mars nature.
Hamal:''According to another account it was the ram that guided Bacchus to a spring of water in the Libyan desert.'' [Robson, p.31.]
Procyon :According Mesopotamians as ''The Star of the Crossing of the Water - Dog' Gadhafi was hunted in drainage pipes.
With Mars: ''Cruelty, violence, scandal and slander, disgrace and ruin, danger of dog bites.'' [Robson)
Ronald Reagan labelled Gaddafi "the mad dog of the Middle East".
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "mahtezcatpoc" <mahtezcatpoc@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com, "Diana K Rosenberg" <fixed.stars@> wrote:
> > Mark sent: Venus aligned with Zubenalgenubi right now - (should be
> > Zubenelgenubi),
> which is alpha Librae in the Scales.
> > Thank you, Mark.
> > Venus transiting the Libra Scales:
> > According to Ptolemy, the areas governed by the Libra Scales and Venus are
> > Bactriana, Casperia, Serica, Thebais, Oasis and Troglodytica. Bactriana
> > (Bactria) is now NW Afghanistan, S Turkmenistan and S Uzbekistan (about
> > 35-38N, 65E): Ptolemy's Oasis was the E Libyan Desert, "7 days journey from
> > Thebes;" the 1951 chart for Libyan independence has Venus in the Scales; at
> > the the 1969 proclamation of a republic, Neptune did the honors (it should
> > be noted that both charts also have stelliums in tropical Libra; at the 2011
> > downfall of dictator Muammar Qaddafi, Venus was at Zubenelgenubi, Alpha
> > Librae.
> > Uranus transiting Omega Piscium of the Pisces Fishes:
> > Ptolemy also held that in Africa the Fishes ruled Phazania (modern Fezzan in
> > southwestern Libya, south of Tripolitania), Nasamonitis, now the area of the
> > Gulf of Sidra and city of Agheila in northeast Libya, and Garamantica, in
> > the south-central Libyan desert: Libya's independence was gained in 1951
> > with Jupiter in the Fishes, and was proclaimed a republic in 1969 with the
> > NNode there. At the 2011 downfall of dictator Muammar Qaddafi, Uranus was at
> > Omega Piscium.
> I think Omega Piscium has a proper name: Vernalis...which is Latin for "having to do with springtime." I think that's because it's close to the vernal equinox point (0 Aries). (I don't believe I coined that name; sometime I need to get all the star names I coined listed and posted.)
> Funny that the recent uprisings against dictators in the Middle East and North Africa just happen to be known collectively as the Arab Spring...
> Mark A. Holmes