Mel Priestley : Twins and Twelfth Parts


Recorded : July 2023

Twin charts present a particularly fascinating challenge for astrologers. Being born only a few minutes apart means that twins have almost identical charts, so they require a bit of a different approach than standard natal delineations. Twelfth parts (also known as dwadasamsas/dwads or the dodekatemoria) are a simple and surprisingly effective technique that yields useful results when applied to twin charts. This presentation will discuss the basics of twelfth parts/dwads and then explore a few examples of twin charts and how twelfth parts can be used to yield meaningful insight into these nativities. You can use this technique for any natal chart, no need to be a twin!

Mel is a consulting astrologer and freelance writer based in Edmonton, Alberta. She began her writing career with a local alt-weekly paper and has written extensively for a variety of publications for over 15 years, mainly on wine, food, theatre, culture and now, astrology. She completed the Fundamentals of Natal Astrology certificate at Kepler College in 2021. She currently serves on the executive committee of the Edmonton Astrological Society.

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