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HOW TO CALCULATE THE PLANETS’ Positions 57

These rules have all been applied in calculating the position of one planet—the Sun—but as the G. M. T. (August 2, 2:15 P. M.) and the logarithm of interval (1.0280) are the same for all the planets we need not calculate them again as directed by Sections First and Second but commence our calculations of the Moon and planets according to Section Three:

Deg. Min.
Longitude of the Moon on the noon after G.M.T. as per the ephemeris (Aug. 3)
Pisces 2 29
Longitude of the Moon on the noon before G.M.T. as per the ephemeris Aug. 2)
Aquarius 17 55
The Moon’s motion on the G.M.T. day
14 44

The student will remember that there are 30 degrees in each sign and 60 minutes in one degree. In the foregoing subtraction it was necessary to borrow 1 degree and add its 60 minutes to 39, for only then could we subtract from the total of 99 minutes the 55 minutes as required, leaving a remainder of 44 minutes. Similarly, we borrow one sign (30 degrees), adding it to the one degree of Pisces left after we borrowed the one degree to work our subtraction of the minutes. Thus we subtract 17 from 31 degrees, which leaves a remainder of 14 degrees.

According to Section Four of our rule we add—

Logarithm of the Moon’s motion on G.M.T. day
.2119
Plus Logarithm of interval
1.0280
Logarithm of the Moon’s travel in interval
1.2899