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.


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.

30 Apr 2021

Jupiter’s orbital period is 12 years, but Saturn takes 29 and a half years to do one complete revolution around the Sun. This means Saturn spends roughly two and half years in each sign, more than double the time spent by Jupiter. Like all other planets, Sun and Moon not included, Saturn also appears to […]

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28 Apr 2021

The orbital periods of Jupiter and Saturn are much longer than those of the inner planets. The orbital period of Jupiter is just under 12 years, which means that Jupiter spends roughly a year in each sign. But it’s not always exactly a year – sometimes it’s a little more, other times it is a […]

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20 Apr 2021

“Why the rose is the symbol of the love?” asked a friend of a friend during one of the many late night hangouts in when I was in grad school. “Why not orchida?” Behind the general amusement and friendly ribbing this produced, we recognized there was definitely something there. Why indeed? We are all tuned […]

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16 Apr 2021

As the other social planet, Saturn is the counterpoint to Jupiter’s excess. It is the planet of of constraint. The famous rhyme “check yourself before you wreck yourself” perfectly captures Saturn’s cautionary outlook. When we do a reality check, we are talking Saturn. Saturn is what is real, what is for sure. Everything else may […]

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15 Apr 2021

Jupiter and Saturn are the social planets, in contrast to Mercury, Venus, and Mars which are the inner planets. Unlike the inner planets that are highly individual and personalized in how they are expressed, Jupiter and Saturn urge us to go beyond the self and consider our place in the broader society. Jupiter is the […]

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9 Apr 2021

Much of the richness and complexity evident in a person’s life arise out of the sign placement of the Mercury, Venus and Mars in the horoscope. In some previous parts, I have written about the inner planets in separate groups of signs: Aries/Taurus/Gemini/Cancer, Leo/Virgo/Libra/Scorpio, and Sagittarius/Capricorn/Aquarius/Pisces. In this post, I want to revisit and emphasize […]

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