The Ancient doctrine of finding the Rulers of life, was a very important and fundamental preliminary stage before any in-depth analyses or prediction could be done. Singling out the most important planets in a chart, with their unique roles and hierarchy, gives a coherent model of the dynamics of the life as a whole. Finding those rulers is not an easy job, some ancient authors even say it is the most difficult of tasks, but also one of the most rewarding.
This very intricate system also sheds light on an ancient metaphysical model of the soul, and makes use of other very essential principles that have been forgotten in the course of time. It is also the source of concepts like the “Hyleg”, “Alcocoden”, “Almutan figuris” and the more modern reference for the ruler of the ascendent as the “chart ruler”.
Michael Ofek Bio:
Michael Ofek is a professional astrologer, writer and teacher from Israel.
He has been practicing and researching the traditional lineage of astrology with an emphasis on Hellenistic astrology and its connection with Greco-Egyptian Cosmology, Philosophy and Magic. His passion lies in unveiling and reconstructing the conceptual roots of the tradition and the reintegration of these ancient arts.
He is also the Co-founder of the Israeli professional astrology magazine “Urania”, which also produces yearly conferences and workshops.