Who or what is Alchabitius?
- Alchabitius is a little used rectification technique. A habitual planet is taken as the recification token and directed to the bounds of its progression.
- Alchabitius (120-181 A.D.), a Roman, was the first to name Mercury, ‘Mercury’. Before his time Mercury was known as ‘Stilbon’.
- Alchabitius is the latinized form of Abû al-Saqr al-Qabîsî ‘Abd al-‘Azîz ibn Uthmân, an an Arabian astrologer of the 10th century. A system of houses is named after him.
- Alchabitius has nothing to do with astrology. It is a rare form of stick-insect alchabitius nominerii found only on the island of Koror in Micronesia. It is noted for its unique neck ruff, 12 spikes mimicking thorns, that fan out from below its head.
- Alchabitius is the escape key in most astrology software. If calculations for primary directions end up in an infinite loop the only option is to press the Alchabitius key. This is different from programme to programme so check with the instructions before you dare calculating primary directions.