Stefan Stenudd

Stefan Stenudd, Swedish author of fiction and non-fiction.

About me

I'm a Swedish astrologer, author and historian of ideas, researching ancient thought and mythology. My personal website:


Your Own Horoscope

Your Health Horoscope

Sex in Your Horoscope

Daily Horoscope Guide

What Are the Zodiac Signs?

Zodiac Archetypes

Disappearing Ascendant

The Astrology Bible

The Envelope Chart


Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton

Mike Pence

Barack Obama

Anders Behring Breivik

Michael Jackson

Sarah Palin

Brad Pitt

USA Horoscope


Future of the Internet

The Age of Aquarius

USA 2016 Election

2016 World Horoscope

Mundane Pluto

Mundane Neptune


US Credit Crisis

Stock Market Astrology

Pluto in Capricorn

Saturn in Finance

NASDAQ Horoscope







About this Website


Astrology Links

Astrologi på svenska


My website about the astrology based on the Zodiac sign (sun sign).


My twelve websites devoted to each of the Zodiac signs and their traits.

Aries Sign

Taurus Sign

Gemini Sign

Cancer Sign

Leo Sign

Virgo Sign

Libra Sign

Scorpio Sign

Sagittarius Sign

Capricorn Sign

Aquarius Sign

Pisces Sign


What astrology predicts about the year 2016 for your Zodiac sign, and how that horoscope forecast is made.


Check what's your sun sign, and the exact grade within that sign.


Find out what Zodiac sign you are most like.


What astrology reveals about how the Zodiac signs match in relationships.


Tarot Card Meanings

Tarot Card Meanings. Website by Stefan Stenudd.
Try the old Tarot deck of cards with a free online divination. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.

I Ching Online

I Ching Online. Website by Stefan Stenudd.
Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.


Tarot Unfolded. Book by Stefan Stenudd.
Tarot Unfolded

This book presents an imaginative method of reading the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, since it consists of symbolic images. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Cosmos of the Ancients. Book by Stefan Stenudd.
Cosmos of the Ancients

All the philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Life Energy Encyclopedia. Book by Stefan Stenudd.
Life Energy Encyclopedia

Qi (chi), prana, pneuma, spiritus, and all the other life force concepts around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Sunday Brunch with the World Maker. Novel by Stefan Stenudd.
Sunday Brunch with the World Maker

Fiction. A brunch conversation slips into the mysterious, soon to burst beyond the realm of possibility. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.

Martin Luther's envelope horoscope diagram.

Envelope Horoscope Diagram

The traditional Complete Astrological Chart

The above diagram is the horoscope of Martin Luther (1483-1546), the founder of Protestantism. This envelope style diagram was the way all horoscope charts were made in the Western world, until the 20th century.

       Nowadays, every astrologer makes a circular chart, so the knowledge of the envelope horoscope diagram is fading. But through the past centuries, all horoscopes were drawn like the one on Luther above.

       Here is what you need to know in order to read them.

Based on the Houses

The envelope horoscope diagram is based on the twelve astrological Houses. They start with the cusp of the 1st House in the east (which is the left of the diagram). This point is the same as the Ascendant.

       The 1st House is the triangle pointing directly to the east (the left). It is followed by the other eleven Houses counter-clockwise, each one a triangle of the same shape and size. See this illustration from the book The Arcana of Astrology by William Joseph Simmonite from 1890:

Envelope horoscope diagram.

       The illustration also marks out the ruling sign and planet of each House. Notice that Pluto is missing, since it was not discovered until 1930. Today, Pluto is by most astrologers regarded as the ruler of the 8th House.

       In the middle square, the astrologer always noted the name of the person, the time of birth, and such things. I have seen many such horoscope diagrams where the birth year is missing, but the hour and minute is mostly recorded with care. It has to be remembered, though, that in the past the day usually started in the evening, not in the middle of the night, and there were no time zones, so local time was used.

       During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, the common language used in the notes was Latin.

       In Simonite's book there is an additional diagram giving clues to how the Houses should be interpreted, what parts of life they govern:

Envelope horoscope diagram - the Houses explained.

       Some of the above has been altered since the days of Simmonite (c. 1800-1862), but not that dramatically. There was no total agreement about how to understand the Houses even during his time. There still isn't.

Back to Luther

Now, you should be able to read Martin Luther's envelope horoscope chart. here it is again:

Martin Luther's envelope horoscope diagram.

       I don't know who made his horoscope, or how accurate it may be. I have seen some modern charts for Luther on the Internet, and they differ significantly from this one.

       Anyway, here his Ascendant is 2° Leo. Since each House starts at 2°,it's obvious that the Equal-House system is used, and neither Placidus nor Regiomontanus. Most of his planets are in the 3rd and 4th House. The only heavenly body outside those two Houses is the moon in the 12th.

       Observe that Uranus, Neptune and Pluto are missing, since they were not discovered until long after his time.

Stefan Stenudd

My Astrology Book

Your Health in Your Horoscope. Book by Stefan Stenudd.

Your Health in Your Horoscope

This book by Stefan Stenudd explains what your horoscope says about your health, according to the old tradition of medical astrology.

       You learn what the zodiac signs, the planets, and the other ingredients of the horoscope reveal about many health issues and different types of illnesses. Also, celebrity horoscope charts are used to show how a health reading is made.

       The book contains a quick introduction to astrology, as well, and instructions on how to read a birth chart in general. Click the image to see the book (and Kindle ebook) at Amazon.