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.

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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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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8 Mar 2023

Square aspects in a horoscope are the source of drive and energy, and the gumption to meet and overcome challenges. Without squares, we would have an easier life, but it would a lot less interesting and very likely depressing. Having a square or two is a good thing, but things get even more intriguing when […]

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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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12 Oct 2022

On Jun 25, 2022, an article titled, “The Affair of Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani” appeared in the New York Times. It was an arresting story about the professed love of Donald Trump for Rudy Giuliani. Naturally, I couldn’t resist delving into the astrology of it. What points of contact between the charts of Trump […]

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