On this page you can find some of my academic papers.
You can also view other articles and PDFs from Bernadette Brady’s page.

Academic Articles 

Brady, Bernadette, Darrelyn Gunzburg, and Fabio Silva. ‘The Solar Discourse of the Welsh Cistercians.’ Cîteaux – Commentarii cistercienses. 2017, 275-302 Full text available

‘The Dual Alignments of the Solstitial Churches in North Wales’ Journal of Skyscape Archaeology (2017). Full text available

‘Images in the Heavens: A Cultural Landscape’, in The Imagined Sky ed. by D. Gunzburg (Sheffield: Equinox, 2016), pp. 234-258. Full text available

‘Galileo’s Astrological Philosophy’, in From Masha’ Allah to Kepler: Theory and Practice in Medieval and Renaissance Astrology, ed. by Charles Burnett and Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum (University of Wales, Lampeter: Sophia Centre Press, 2015), pp. 77-100 Full text available

‘Star-Paths, Stones and Horizon Astronomy’, in Seac 2011 Stars and Stones: Voyages in Archaeoastronomy and Cultural Astronomy, ed. by F.Pimenta, et al. (Oxford: Archaeopress, BAR International Series, 2015), pp. 58-63.  Full text available 

‘Star phases: the naked-eye astronomy of the Old Kingdom pyramid text. In: Silva, F. & Campion, N. (eds.) Skyscapes: The Role and Importance of the Sky in Archaeology. Oxford: Oxbow 2015. Full text available

‘A Niche Degree: a case study of an MA (in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology)’ DISKUS, Teaching and Learning. Vol 14, 2013. 55-69. Full text available

‘Images in the Heavens: A Cultural Landscape’, Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 7 (2013), 461-484.

The Star of Bethlehem and Luke’s Shepherds: an exploration of the astrological features of the two nativity stories’. In: Šprajc, I. & Pehani, P. (eds.) Ancient cosmologies and modern prophets Ljubljana, Slovene: Slovene Anthropological Society. 2013. See, link above. Full text available

‘A Consideration of Egyptian Ascension Mythology as a Reflection of the Mythopoeic Nature of Star Phases and Its Implication for Belief in the Descent of Divine Beings.’ In Current Research in Egyptology Volume Xii, edited by Heba Abd El-Gawad, Veronica Tamorri, Nathalie Andrews, James Taylor and Maria Correas-Amador. Oxford: Oxbow, 2012. 

‘The Horoscope as an “Imago Mundi’’: Rethinking the Nature of the Astrologer’s Map.’ In Astrologies, Plurality and Diversity, edited by Nicholas Campion and Liz Greene, 47-62. University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter: Sophia Centre Press, 2011.

‘Some philosophical roots of determinism in astrology’ in Jupiter, Astronomy, Mathematics and Anthroposophy Vol 4 No 1 (2009) 27-40.  Full text available

‘Chartres Cathedral and the Role of the Sun in the Cathedral’s Christian Platonist Theology.’ In Sky and Psyche, edited by Nicholas Campion and Patrick Curry, 59 – 77. Edinburgh, UK: Floris Books 2006.

‘Four Galilean Horoscopes: A Technical Analysis.’ Culture and Cosmos 7, no. 1 (2003): 113-43.

‘Can astrology be viewed as an expression of chaosmos and is this the same pheneomena currently being described by Chaos and Complexity theories?’ MA dissertation 2004. Available from The 9th House site

Astrologocial Articles 

‘Fate, Freewill, Horoscopes and Souls’ The Mountain Astrologer Cedar Ridge, CA, February 2015 Available

‘Fixed Stars, Other voices in our astrology’. First published in the Mountain Astrologer in March, 2005. This article is a introduction to the use of fixed stars and the whole sky to natal charts and is a good starting point for any astrologer interested in fixed stars as well as visual astrology. Download PDF

“The Stars and Stripes.” In From Here to There, edited by Martin Davis, 168-95. Bournemouth, UK: The Wessex Astrologer, 2008.

“The Australian Parent-Child Astrological Research Project” – Correlations 20 (2), July 2002. Available

“Charts of Conflict – Battles, Challenges and Disputes, the Astrology of Guido Bonatti.” In Astrology: An Ancient Art in a Modern World, edited by Mari Garcia, 5-14. Adelaide, Australia: FAA, SA Inc. , 1998. Download PDF

‘Families and Groups’ 1997 This is one of the main articles written for TMA on the astrology of groups. It uses the Group Dynamic tool in Jigsaw developed by Bernadette, yet the article explains the principles behind the software. Download PDF

‘Saros Cycles – Eclipses come in Families’. 1995 In predictive astrology eclipses can give very mixed outcomes often they seem to vary dramatically from one eclipse to another. In the past astrologers have taken to examining the chart of a particular eclipse. However, far better results can be achieved by stepping back and looking at the geometry of how eclipses occur, not on the individual level but rather on the larger cyclic playing field of life. For each seemingly isolated eclipse belongs to a larger pattern, each eclipse is a member of a family and each family has particular characteristics. First published in Dutch in Symbolon 1995. Download PDF

Cyclone Hunting. (1999) An investigations into the times of possible future cyclones occurring between latitudes 100 to 500 North for when the Sun was in the signs of Cancer through to Scorpio. Using the Storm data file which is supplied with Jigsaw 2. Download PDF