Annual Predictive Techniques of the Greek, Arabic and Indian Astrologers – Available to Pre-order

Martin Gansten


Available on back-order

Due November!

Predictions for each year of life go back to the earliest times of Hellenistic astrology. Elaborated by Persian and Arabic astrologers who emphasized the revolution of the nativity, known today as the solar return chart, annual predictive techniques then spread eastward into India and westward into Latin Europe during the Middle Ages. For the first time, this book draws together material on annual predictions from ancient and medieval authors writing in Greek, Arabic and Sanskrit, demonstrating their methods with a wealth of
present-day example charts.

While covering historical background and principles of interpretation, Annual Predictive Techniques is above all a manual of practical astrology, a guide to concrete prediction intended for intermediate students. Separate chapters are devoted to illustrating the use of primary directions and profections together with anniversary transits. The reader is then shown how to integrate these techniques step by step with the solar return chart. The final chapter discusses ways of subdividing a year and identifying times of major

Weight 350 g
  • ISBN 13: 9781910531419

Dr Martin Gansten has studied various forms of traditional astrology for more than twenty-five years. He is also a historian of religion specializing in astrological and divinatory traditions, and received his doctorate from Lund University, Sweden, where he has taught since 1998 and is now Reader (docent). In addition to his writings on Indian, Greek, Perso-Arabic and European astrology, including the highly acclaimed Primary Directions: Astrology’s Old Master Technique (2009), Martin Gansten has translated several Sanskrit religious classics into Swedish. His current research interests centre on the Indian reception of Perso-Arabic astrological traditions (Tājika).