Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Talisman? No, It's a Horoscope!

Because we specialize in astrological talismans at Renaissance Astrology, I often get e-mails from people with pictures attached asking me to identify talismans. Other than saying, "Well this looks early 20th century" generally I have no idea what the item is.

However, today I got an e-mail with the picture above attached. The person asked what kind of talisman it was.

Well, it's not a talisman! It is a horoscope! Likely someone's birthchart. Just for fun I decided to determine what the date was. I did this by starting with the slowest moving planet, since this chart is modern and includes Pluto, I looked to the signs it was in, Leo, so late 1940's, then I narrowed it down by looking at the sign each successively faster planet was in. So this is a horoscope for around Sunset on June 7, 1948.

So, finally one I could figure out, very interesting!


Andrew Proctor said...

This horoscope looked familiar when I first saw your posting. It struck me this evening that this is the chart of the Faculty of Astrological Studies:


The date is spot on and it was founded at 19:50, which is a little before sunset during British summer time.

Maybe these were made to commemorate some faculty event?

Christopher Warnock, Esq said...

Oh, very cool! Thanks so much for identifying the chart and letting us know!