Posted by: samandal | April 21, 2011

An Interpretation of the Natal Chart of Bahá’u’lláh, II

‘Id-i-Ridván, the Festival of Paradise; First Day

The interpretations that follow are those of the Ptolemaic tradition of the Latin West, as filtered through both Medieval and Renaissance astrological theory and practice. In what follows, a representative selection has been made.

The formula of atavism enters into the delineation: any influence is received according to the condition of the person who is subjected to it.

We have not thought it necessary to insert biographical comments throughout. We do so, however, on a limited number of occasions. Our interpretation of the geniture (natal chart) of Bahá’u’lláh is a delineation of his person in his circumscribed human nature; he can neither be seen nor depicted in his divine nature, since his divine nature is uncircumscribed and therefore inaccessible to our perception in any direct manner.

Degree symbols are most commonly used in Medieval and Renaissance astrology to add depth and dimension to the interpretation of the Ascendant, the Mid-Heaven, the Sun, the Moon, and the Almuten of the Ascendant in a horoscope. The Volasfera symbols extend and refine the delineation of the horoscope beyond its conventional interpretation, which might in some cases seem extreme and lead to an incorrect analysis of it.