How to learn on this blog

You are here because you want to learn astrology. On this blog, there is a large and growing number of posts on many topics in astrology, aimed at different levels of learning requiring varying amounts of background information. Where exactly to start your learning, and how to acquire a cohesive and meaningful repertoire of knowledge? This special post will show you how.

Horoscopes

There are two essential tools you need to analyze horoscopes. One is the ephemeris, and the other is a horoscope charting program. This post tells you how and where to get them.

4 Jan 2021

I started learning and practicing astrology many years ago, when I was in grad school. At that time, there used to be these bulletin boards, which were essentially chat forums. And there was one for astrology called alt.astrology, on which I was an active participant. One of the things we would do was to ask […]

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23 Jan 2024

There are three essential topics in astrology that you want to start with when you learn astrology.The first is zodiac signs, the second is the planets (including the Sun and Moon), and third is aspects or interactions between planets. You can get to the essence of anyone’s personality with these foundational horoscope elements. The list […]

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18 Dec 2023

Previously, I wrote on how to start interpreting a Jyotish chart, first by considering the quality, significations, and strengths of the planets, and then by assessing the power of three factors when considering any real life issue: the house that represents the issue, its functional karaka (the ruler of that house), and its natural karaka. […]

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6 Dec 2023

Will Shortz has been the crossword editor at New York Times for 30 years. He is the most celebrated puzzle maker in the world. When he was in middle school, he turned in an essay on becoming an adult where he said his goal was to become a “professional puzzle maker”. The teacher thought he […]

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17 Nov 2023

In various posts on this site, I have written about the building blocks of a horoscope: the zodiac signs, the planets and the signs they occupy, the houses and the planets in the houses. To get to know yourself, you have to first know your horoscope. You need to be familiar with it in the […]

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13 Nov 2023

Every sign has a ruler. The ruler of Aries is Mars, of Taurus is Venus, and so on. In a horoscope, every house has a sign on its cusp, and the ruler of this sign becomes the ruler of the house. The ruler of a house carries the significations of the house. For instance, consider […]

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30 Oct 2023

The Sun and Moon represent conscious direction and unconscious drive. The planet at their midpoint can catalyze the inner marriage of the Sun and Moon, and the energy of the midpoint planet can fuse the heart and the soul to make you feel complete.

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