Hand, Robert – The Triplicities

We know the four triplicities, fire, earth, air and water largely as the source of elemental emphasis in the horoscope. However, to both ancient and medieval astrologers, they were equally important as the central basis of a rulership system that was used for the bulk of chart delineation, especially concerning matters such as basic health, social status, condition of life, relationships etc. Nothing like this is known in modern astrology, yet preliminary work indicates that it is a very useful set of techniques.