Matthew Quellas on Quotidians

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Matthew Quellas on Quotidians

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Jan 27, 2024 9:36 am

Steve posted this over a decade ago, and it's mostly lost down in obscure old threads. I thought it should be more visible and easily accessible. Matthew spent years minutely watching and cataloging effects of quotidian systems - it was his obsession - and, before his death, wrote notes that were circulated around the early Internet. I recommend these for your consideration in cutting through the confusion around quotidians.
Matthew Quellas wrote:Not many siderealists are seriously working with quotidians, yet it's a rich field to see if our "assumptions" are based in actual experience. I generally look at transiting planets on quotidian angles as "opportunities" or "outlets" as well as a particular type of stimulus.

When you're working with quotidians, watch particularly for parans, planets crossing the angles together at the same Local Sidereal Time (LST) for a given day. Parans involving =only= natal planets, like natal Jupiter rising as natal Moon culminates, will not be as "event indicating" as parans involving natals or progressed planets with transiting planets. The "natals only" angular crossings and parans are what have been going on year after year at about the same time (date) every year. Natals with progressed, or natals with transiting, or progressed with transiting are "out of the ordinary" year after year influences. This is particularly true with the Natal Quotidian.

The Solar Quotidian is different. As natal planets are brought to the angles throughout the year, there is a different time base. It won't be the same date each year as with the Natal Quotidian (NQ). So depending on reinforcing transit or SR planet activity, natals to SQ angles can be more important.

As a general rule:
Unless there is a paran involving natal, progressed, SR planets, with quotidian-angular transiting planets, don't expect a significant incident to manifest. One planet angular by itself may or may not be meaningful. It depends on what else is going on. Is it being transited?

Natal planets are fairly clear, I think: that's what we're born with; they map our habitual response patterns. Secondary progressed planets are, theoretically, still a part of ourselves, but are more ephemeral, more transitory. They represent, perhaps, stages of unfolding character. The progressed Moon, particularly, is highly reflective of whatever it is aspecting; often progressed Moon to natal planet X produces results similar to a =transit by planet X=. Sort of a flip- flop of what one would expect.
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Re: Matthew Quellas on Quotidians

Post by Jim Eshelman » Sat Jan 27, 2024 9:46 am

Wow, what a bit of astrological serendipity. I just noticed that I posted the above article with transiting Saturn 0°00' from Matthew's natal Ascendant. (Zero minutes!) That only happens one in 21,600 random chances.

He died July 11, 2014 in Atwater Village, Los Angeles (34N07'41" 118W16'00" for his home). At noon that day:

12°23' Aqu - t Neptune
27°06' Sag - L Asc
27°38' Pis - r Mars
28°00' - t Mars
28°14' Pis - t Eris
28°41' Gem - r Moon
28°38' Pis - SSR MC

There were impressive suggestions that transits to Solar Arc directions are valid (not decisive since he had d MC sq r Saturn regardless):

21°46' Lib - t Saturn
22°22' Ari - d Asc

3°43' Leo - r Mercury
4°11' Aqu - d MC
4°12' Tau - r Saturn
5°00' Leo - d Jupiter

Better than the directions, though, are the solunars. In particular, take his SSR from nearly a year earlier (already hinted at above):

27°38' Pis - r Mars (MC -0°47')
28°38' Pis - SSR MC
28°41' Gem - r Moon
0°10' Can - t Mars

8°24' Can - SSR Asc
10°39' Can - r Pluto (Asc -0°26')
11°22' Lib - t Saturn

This, of course, makes his natal Mars-Pluto form a 0°21' mundane square along with t Mars to r Moon-Mars and Saturn (barely angular square his Pluto.
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