The Astrology of Fortune & The Five Hidden Pillars of Fate
The Five Hidden Pillars derive from a lost technique of the second century which can accurately determine how the fates manifest themselves in every detail of the horoscope. The authors begin with a reimagining of the astrology of the second century. The technique follows a consistent procedure.They conclude with biographical essays of familiar, famous people, demonstrating the technique with detailed chart graphics.
The astrologer can spend many years poring over charts of paupers and villains, comparing them to the luminaries and celebrities from contemporary or historic life. What is the difference between those who achieve fortune and celebrity, and those who never do?
For example: How is it that two movie stars, Judy Garland and Mae West, attained to the same level of fame but experienced such different personal fates? Compare Judy Garland, dying at age 47, a penniless drug addict and Mae West, who at age 87, died a true grande dame and one of the richest women in the world. How do their charts show that one could die young and poor and the other might enjoy riches and achieve old age? Learn about the combination of Pillars that can clearly foretell these specific stories of fate.
The Five Pillars are: Lot of Fortune, Lot of Spirit, Lot of Basis, Place of Exaltation, and Place of Acquisition. An understanding of how the planets become actual instruments of Fate may give the astrologer the power to make known the Karmic Lot or Portion given to each chart.
This project grew from a recorded lecture by Antoine Garth. Astrologer Claire-France Perez then fleshed out the original with history and graphics to bring life to these ideas while also anticipating possible readers’ questions. Editor Mavis Mathews drew from their conversations to clarify the manuscript’s direction and narrative flow.
This book is a secondary work derived from the Greek title by Vettius Valens, who died in year 175. Robert Schmidt translated Valens’ “Anthology” in 1994. It has taken the entire Age of Pisces for this technique to resurface. Valens wrote in the second century when astrologers had an equivalent role to the modern “Secretary of State” serving the rulers of their era. The Astrology of Fortune may be the missing link to what once made astrology powerful enough for kings.