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 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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2 Feb 2023

The angles of a horoscope are the Ascendant-Descendant axis and MC-IC axis. Our perception of the world and our interaction with it, are concentrated and channeled through the end points of these axes. People with planets in the angular houses–the 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th–connect with the world much more visibly than others. It’s as […]

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18 Jan 2023

When you look at a horoscope for the very first time, it’s easy to get lost in the morass of details and not see the forest for the trees. How to get a quick, immediate feel for the person behind the chart? Should you look at the Sun and Moon? The ascendant? Should you look […]

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17 Jun 2022

In an early post on the 6th house, I have described several sixth houses significations in detail: work and the work environment, service, wellness (good health), and skill. But when I assess the impact of the sixth house in horoscopes, I often add certain special significations of this house that are rooted in Vedic astrology. […]

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10 Jun 2022

In a previous post I introduced the markers of marriage. Promise of marriage is shown by transits of Saturn through Pluto to the descendant, its ruler, planets in the 7th house, and Venus. And the fulfillment of this promise is shown by transits of Jupiter and Mars, in particular to the angles and luminaries. Sometimes, […]

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6 Jun 2022

In 1947, a reputed astrologer named C.E.O. Carter wrote a compact book titled “Essays on the Foundation of Astrology”, packing it with a great deal of insight. In this post I want to highlight his particularly unusual takes on the functioning of Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Mercury It is true that a well-placed Mercury points […]

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