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.

17 Jun 2021

Western astrology uses a 360-degree wheel to represent the essentials of a horoscope. In my previous posts on aspects and elsewhere, I have used the wheel as a convenient medium to place planets in signs, using the 9 o’clock spot to start the zodiac at 0 degrees of Aries, then sweeping counter-clockwise through the wheel, […]

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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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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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