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Okay, I admit it: I picked the title for this entry because it’s a lot more exciting sounding than “Derivative Houses: An Under-Appreciated Astrological Technique.” But if you are learning astrology, the Derivative Houses Technique really is a great way […]

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A lot of astrologers love yods. I can see why that is. It gives us as astrologers a lot of opportunity to talk about things like “life purpose” and “higher goals” and things like that. That makes us all feel […]

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Today and tomorrow: a bit of a sidetrack from my coverage of the major aspects in astrology. Today I’d like to talk to you about the quincunx. Actually, I’d like to be able to like to talk to you about it, but […]

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It’s kind of a cliche, but still true:  the key to a successful relationship is communication. And it’s interesting to notice that Mercury, the planet most associated with communications in astrology, is also the most gender-neutral of the planets. Ancient […]

“Hath God forgotten to be gracious? Hath he in anger shut up his tender mercies? Selah.” -Psalm 77:9 Venus turns retrograde this Saturday. If you are familiar with the concept of Mercury retrograde, you know that it often a time when […]

(SCENE: A brightly lit set at a local television station, decorated like a child’s treehouse. An audience of children await the beginning of the show. Cheerful theme music plays.) ANNOUNCER: Hey kids — it’s time for everyone’s favorite new after […]

I’m teaching an online course in Introductory Astrology, and as part of that course I have put up the chart of a number of famous people, but without the names attached. Purely by coincidence (yeah, I hear you in the […]

Does it seem strange to you that the biggest planet in the Solar System doesn’t get as much press as many of the others, when it comes to astrology? Part of the reason for that is, I think, because Jupiter […]

In Part One of this series, we looked at the basics of reading a birth chart by looking at Mystery Guest Number One from my online astrology course, Fred. This time around we are going to look at how to […]

Lots of people have an interest in astrology, but not many people can actually read a birth chart. It’s one thing to read a breakdown of someone’s chart that tells you what the placements are and what they mean, but […]