I made a presumption based upon the fact that horoscopes were among the services he advertised - he also knew other technical aspects, such as formula for Arabic parts, or at least the Part of Fortune, which he included on his cards - and his integration of tarot and (horary) astrology generally* -- I don't have the fourth cahier (or the others) any longer, and hadn't really had the chance / time to look over it closely when I did have it, since the fire destroyed all my hard-drive backups -- ***mikeh wrote: I am not sure that Etteilla was a practicing astrologer. Holbronn says his "astrology" bears no relation to anyone else's. He did know about the 7 planets, 12 zodiacal signs, and parts of fortune. Whether he knew about epicycles I don't know, but probably so, why not? I will check the 4th cahier.
Yes - several AT members have been tremendously generous and kindly sent some decks (and in this instance a book) after hearing about the loss of my collection in the fire --That's great about your anonymous gift.
*Elizabeth Hazel & James W. Revak at one time had an article, with examples, on Etteilla's astrological integration and method -- I can no longer find it online -- but there is a Spanish translation of their article with illustrations here:
Oh - the fourth Cahier is at google !?
An astrological chart applied to the reading of Tarot, derived from the book of Etteilla, Manière
De se récréer avec le jeu de cartes nommées tarots (1785).
https://books.google.com.tr/books?id=7Y ... &q&f=false
In terms of translation, looks pretty straight forward (I am pretty au fait with astrology, so perhaps that is why it seems easier to follow than some of his other works), at least in comparison with the first cahier (in which I find the numerical references very confusing and hard to follow!)