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Lana29865
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posted May 30, 2008 02:27 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi guys,

Have you tried the Porphyry house system and if so, what do you think of it?

I read a book about 'spiritual astrology' and they used the Porphyry system there.

I don't know what the new perspective of this house system would be (I usually use equal houses, but I guess they all work overlapping each other somehow). This system didn't give anything new to me really.

~ Lana

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GeminiLover75
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posted May 30, 2008 02:50 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What's the porphyry system supposed to show? All it did was it moved my Jupiter back into the previous house.

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Lana29865
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posted May 30, 2008 03:55 AM           Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't really know what it is supposed to show and why they chose to use that system. Maybe there is a reason, but sometimes it seems that the choice of house systems is just a personal preference for a number of reasons (?).

But since the Porphyry is listed in astro.com, it must have been around for some time.

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MoonMystic
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posted August 29, 2017 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MoonMystic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently read, iir, on
Karen Stanley's web blogs
from the past, that it's
closer to our spirit
or soul sense. I've forgotten
which term she used. It is
probably accessible via search.
I suppose more accurate if
you're looking for the "core"
self.

I've tried this format and
so far I like it. I came from
Placidus. I am an interception
person so it kind of moves
different bodies within the
houses.

One chg, it moved my Mercury
from H2, to now H1.
I'm adjusting, not
sure if I'll keep using it as
a "go to".

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Kannon McAfee
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posted August 29, 2017 11:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kannon McAfee     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Because of the accuracy of the Placidus system when working with a truly accurate Asc, I have not tried Poryphyry. Poryphyry is an arbitrary equalization of the quadrant arc between each of the three houses in that quandrant. Alan Leo described it as a "rough and ready" method precisely because it lacks the necessary precision, but is usually 'close enough.'

To emphasize the accuracy of Placidus (between latitudes 66 north/south), I am able to use its cusps in declination in some chart rectifications and/or refine interpretations to a fine point based on planetary parallels to those cusps. That just does not happen consistently with any other house system.

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posted August 31, 2017 02:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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posted September 01, 2017 02:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had no idea what that system was.

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posted September 16, 2017 08:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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