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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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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
Thanks!

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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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