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1 article for "Starting-point"

Starting-point [Astro*Index]

[Gr. archos] From Ptolemy, translated from Archos (Tetrabiblos III.1), from his comparison of inception and birth charts; Ptolemy essentially entertains what constitutes the beginning of life, and comes down on the side of conception, though recognizing that working with conception charts is impractical. Ptolemy goes on to say that the only use the conception time has over the birth time is foreknowledge of events between conception and birth.

See also: ♦ Conception Chart


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