This book is a translation of the original (Dutch) brought about by the overwhelming demand of his English speaking students. Books have been written about herbs with a little astrology added, outer planets with a little naturopathy added and about the astrological symbolism of body parts & functions. But none of these are really about classical medical astrology: practical diagnosis & treatment on the basis of charts. Medical astrology has always been an integral unity of astrological diagnosis & treatment based on planetary positions. This integral & seamless unity is the central theme in this book which picks up the thread of the great tradition which ended temporarily in 17th century England. It is now undergoing a revival as modern astrologers rediscover the authenticity & value of the classical techniques.
Astrological Roots: The Hellenistic Tradition is the first systematic presentation of Hellenistic astrology to the modern astrological world. How did ancient astrologers assess a chart for fame, career, and parents, love, and happiness? This book surveys ancient depictions of planets, affiliations between the planets and the zodiac, lots, houses or places, aspects, orientality, and fixed stars. Students and professional astrologers will find this book a treasure of astrological insight, technique, and new interpretative possibilities. Not only will you gain knowledge of how ancient astrologers practiced their trade, but you will also have new tools that apply to modern life.