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Two new texts have been uploaded to the Library:  Lilly’s work on the eruption of Mount Etna from his Merlinus Anglicus of 1670, and his rendition of Cardan’s work of Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions from Merlinus Anglicus of 1680. Both have been transcribed by Peter Stockinger.

We have been continuing this transcription process for two reasons: to raise money for animal welfare and rescue, and to save astrologers from having to go through the same amount of work that we have in order to find these gems. This assumes that there are astrologers or researchers out there who are interested in this material.

The internet can never be more than ‘virtual’, meaning that these texts could disappear from your screens at any given moment. If it were me, I’d be downloading every word I could get my sticky fingers on!

Best wishes

Sue Ward


The 4th edition of The Tradition journal is now available, just click on the link. It includes articles by Peter Stockinger, Christopher Magnus, Martien Hermes and Sue Ward – just click on the link for more information:

This time the journal will be available as a PDF file and also as a EPUB file (ebook) compatible with a number of ebook readers like iPad/iPhone iBooks and Stanza.

As a FREE extra, we are giving the first copies of The Life of William Lilly student in astrology written by William Lilly and edited by Sue Ward. This has been transcribed from the autograph by Sue Ward with explanations, biographies and nativities, with an additional article. It’s great value for money and will cost 5 euros alone from The Tradition Library.

The Tradition journal has a cover price of 5 euros which is your donation to animal welfare and rescue organisations. Please give generously and have a good read at the same time!

This will be the last edition in its present format for a while, so make the most of it.


We announce the launching of The Tradition Library, a project intended to provide a central point of reference for astrological texts.
Its virtual shelves will gradually be filled with transcriptions of original texts, previously untranslated works, historical charts and data drawn from manuscript sources, factual presentations based on these, commentaries, and other items of interest to astrologers.


To see if there’s anything of interest to you, go to

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The Autumn 2009 issue of The Tradition journal is now available!

As usual, the journal offers a wide-range of content for all tastes:

Monster of Ingratitude
The infamous contention between William Lilly and John Gadbury, by Peter Stockinger and Sue Ward

The Firing Squad Technique
Helena Avelar discusses the use of traditional Predictive Techniques

Astrology in Roger Bacon’s Work
Jérôme Libon explores the life and astrological work of this famous English philosopher

By the Book – Ali ben Ragel Talks about Sex
By Helena Avelar

The Animodar Effect
João Ventura presents the first results of the Animodar Project

Signatures – As Above so Below: Mars
Oscar Hofman continues to explore the universe of planetary correspondences

Facing Eclipses
A short study on the use of zodiacal Faces for eclipse interpretations by Luís Ribeiro

For Posterity – Peter Creutzer
A presentation of the work of this lesser known author of the Art, by Peter Stockinger

Nicolaus Rensberger’s Judgement of Temperament
Another valuable contribution for the study of the temperament technique, by Peter Stockinger

You can obtain this latest edition, plus the earlier editions at As always, all proceeds go to animal welfare charities.

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