It’s a New Year! Or is it?


A lot of us were up on the evening of 31 December 2021, waiting to usher in the New Year. Depending on where you are in the world, this happens at a different time: the first place to welcome in 2022 was the tiny Pacific island of Kiritimati, whose midnight happens at 10:00 GMT, with […]

Is this the dawning of the Age of Aquarius?


The idea of a dawning new age has been around for a long time – but what does it mean astronomically? This short video explains why there are three zodiacs, and what the Age of Aquarius actually means. Further reading on this topic For a good overview of the different systems: ‘Ayanamshas in Sidereal Astrology’ […]

England’s First Astrology Book


I’m delighted to announce that Almuten Figuris Publications’ first book, England’s First Astrology Book, has now been published. This book is a translation of a text written by the English scholar Roger of Hereford some time in the 1170s. The twelfth century in England saw a renaissance of astrological, philosophical, and scientific texts translated from […]

Essential Dignities: Finding your strongest planet


Modern astrology, in its usual presentation within magazine horoscope columns, places a lot of emphasis on the significance of signs of the zodiac. Most people know their “zodiac sign” and a few choice keywords associated with that sign – Virgos are analytical, Capricorns work too hard and so on. In fact, when somebody claims “I’m […]

What is an almuten anyway?


You may wonder why I’ve called this website almuten.co.uk, and why I’ve given it the title “Almuten Figuris Publications”. In many ways this is just a website about my astrological work, and I’m just a person, not a publishing company. However, when I decided to write a book about Roger of Hereford’s fascinating astrological techniques […]