Composite Charts: Two methods presented

You asked: "As "an example, one ascendant is 24 degrees Cancer and the other is 28 "degrees Pisces. Now, am I looking for 26 degrees Scorpio or something in "Taurus as an ascendant? Likewise, one sun position is 1 degree Scorpio "and the other is 29 Leo. Is the midpoint in Pisces or Virgo? I'm not "sure if I should be calculating the farthest midpoints or the nearest. When we resurrected the composite chart in 1973 we used the near midpoint but this always forces the chart into an awkward and unnatural shaping. A better and more natural alternative is to take and add the positions of the planets in the two charts and subtract 360 degrees if necessary to get the resultant point to plot. The result is the second harmonic chart of the traditional composite chart which gives the addition of the two entities being studied rather than their point of interface. Here are two examples calculating with the traditional method first: Sun at 23 Aquarius = 322 degrees Sun at 15 Pisces = 345 degrees adding together =667 dividing by 2 = 333.5 = 3 degrees 30 minutes of Pisces New method: 322+345=667 then subtracting 360 degrees gives 307 which plots as 7 degrees Aquarius. The old method generally attributed to the Ebertin family of astrologers in Germany tends to group venus and mercury so near the sun as to make useful distinctions of those planets nearly impossible.

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