What does Placidus house mean?
Why is Placidus the default?
Holden makes a passing remark that Placidus became the default due to availability: “It has become a cliche in the 20th century that the Placidus system later became the 19th and 20th century standard because it was the only one for which affordable tables were readily available.
What is the Placidus chart?
The Placidus system of houses, also formerly known as the Ptolemaic Method, is a system that can be described as "Time-proportional House System of Movement". This is in contrast to the space-based systems that are built on astronomical great circles, rather than on time curves.
How do you read astrology houses?
Birth charts are read counterclockwise with the Ascendant's horizontal line delineating the First House. We follow the sections, or Houses, and on the right side of the horizon line at the Descendent, we start to make our way to the top of the chart.
How many astrology house systems are there?
There are three different types of houses systems: ecliptic, spatial, and temporal.