Benefic/Malefic


Many astrologers unfamiliar with the ancient methods, approaches and terminologies are staunchly against the use of such terms. On the surface level it can appears as a very cut and dry good/bad distinction. If this is the case then ancient astrology is very dualistic and there is nothing subtle about it. This is not the case.

Without getting into the etymology of such terms let us explore how they are applied in an astrological context: