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.

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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20 Oct 2023

The midpoints within a small orb of 1.5 or 2 degrees around a planet are crucial to interpreting the quality of the planet. When the midpoints are arranged in sequence from before the planet, the planet, and after the planet, we get a midpoint tree. The midpoint tree for a planet provides invaluable insight into the planet's significance to the individual.

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27 Sep 2023

A midpoint is reflected at several other places in the horoscope, where it carries equal significance. These other places are called indirect midpoints. With indirect midpoints added to the mix, it gets hard to spot all midpoints in the horoscope wheel. Instead, a tabular structure called the midpoint sort is used to show all midpoints in a horoscope.

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