The Astrology of Death

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    Sep 24, 2016 9:52 AM GMT

    Thank you, [Forum Poster]!

    How I begin to truly understand your contribution:

    What Are Tertiary Progressions
    by Rick Houck

    Here is a beginning definition: If you understand what a secondary progression ("P2") is, where each day in the life is symbolically equated to to each subsequent year in the life, then just think of a tertiary progression ("P3") as being a simple variation on this, i.e., a day in the life (or ephemeris) is equal to a lunar month in the life (i.e. a little less than a calendar month).

    Tertiary Progressions are a lunar-based technique. In various metaphysical sources it has often been suggested that 1,000 months of life may be one of the best standards of a good life span.

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    Smiles of joy to you and all whom you love.

    Thank you for the link to Houck. Years ago, I managed to read his Astrology of Death . I felt mental impaction, and needed several mental enemas. However, the tertiary jumped off the pages for me.

    Astrology of Death

    One Reader Said:
    For one, who has a Scorpio rising, I read this book from the beginning to the end, and backwards. Absorbing each word. It is not ethical to forecast ones' death, but this book will reveal you secrets. A trillion of rules... So unless you have some Virgo traits to dig in, you'll never get to the 1-th page. If you did, woww.. Buy it in any case. maybe some day you'll sit down and learn.

    Another Reader Said:

    Rick Houck was a maverick Vedic astrologer who like many westerners was trying to extract what really works from the morass of accumulated Indian astrological literature. Rick's writing is pungent & entertaining. He has a weird sense of humor perfectly suited to his subject! Highly recommended for readers with a working knowledge of Vedic predictive techniques, who want the benefit of Rick's extensive death-timing research. Beware, however, that Rick saw himself as a Tropical/Vedic bridge thinker. Rick was a formerly accomplished tropical astrologer who was driven to study jyotish out of frustration with failed tropical predictions. He got much better predictions with jyotish & the sidereal zodiac of course, but he chose to retain tertiary progressions which he said improved his accuracy for predicting death. In 1994, he thought he still could or should address the tropical audience. Unfortunately the constant switching between these apples-and-oranges perspectives makes the book fairly cumbersome. Also he used his own private ayanamsha (-5.10 from Lahiri) - so if you want to use his examples in your own research, you'll need to accommodate his ayanamsha. (Luckily, Goravani Jyotish software v.2.x has a Houck's ayanamsha option programmed in.) When Rick left his body in spring 2001.

    Another Reader Said:

    The only astrology book ever written in which both Western and Vedic techniques are used. This is not just a book about death. This book is a major breakthrough in which you can see how to make use of the best techniques the East and West have to offer. In my opinion this is the best astrology book ever written. It marks the beginning of a new kind of astrology, which makes use of the best astrology techniques the world has to offer.
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    Sep 24, 2016 10:06 AM GMT
    Age 54, the completion of the second of three cycles of 9 — the initiation of the Years of Wisdom. In the traditions of indigenous people such as the original citizens of North America, one earns the honorific "Grandfather" and/or "Grandmother."

    To quote the author Malidoma Somé, "For me, without my relationship with my grandfather, I wouldn’t be who I am today. I grew up seeing him as more than a father. He was a role model, a person so versed in magic, the kind that I was excited about, my whole universe was molded by him. My gratitude for who I am goes directly to my grandfather, who was an elder not only for me, but for my entire village. He was a representative of the core values of the culture, and recognized as such."