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.

13 Jan 2021

The signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are in the earth element, and are known as the earth signs. The sign of Taurus is the 2nd in the conventional zodiac sequence, and starts at 30 degrees of the circle. Virgo is the 6th sign, and starts at 150 degrees,  and Capricorn is the 10th sign, starting […]

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11 Jan 2021

The signs Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius are in the fire element, and are known as the fire signs. Aries is the 1st sign, Leo is the 5th, and Sagittarius is the 9th. In arc degree terms, with the start of Aries at 0 degrees of the wheel, the start of Leo is at 120 degrees, and […]

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9 Jan 2021

We all know our Sun sign. And when we acquire some knowledge of what our sign means, it is quite a thrill.  Going deeper, there is a sense of how we can guide our lives in a way that is authentic, how we can express more of who we really are. But the world is home to […]

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8 Jan 2021

There are people born on the cusp of a sign who are often not sure which side of the cusp they should favor – the sign before, or the sign after. Often, they think they are half of one and half of the other. That’s just not true. You are one sign or the other, […]

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7 Jan 2021

The Ephemeris – Foundation of the Horoscope post presents the standard ephemeris, which is listed for UT 00:00. UT stands for Universal Time, or the time as measured at zero longitude. (What used to be Greenwich Mean Time.) So the positions listed for any day in the ephemeris are for the planets as seen at […]

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6 Jan 2021

The ephemeris lists the daily positions of the Sun, the Moon, and all the planets in the solar system, as they move through the signs of the zodiac. The ephemeris, in fact, serves as the foundation of the horoscope. It is used by astrologers as a handy look up table to quickly suss out the positions […]

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