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.
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 […]
10 Jul 2023
In a previous post, I introduced the houses in a Jyotish horoscope, including the various ways in which they are categorized according to various perspectives of interpretation. Let’s get into the detailed description of these houses, starting with the first three. First House The first house is treated as a microcosm or “nucleus” of the […]
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 […]
23 Nov 2021
If you are looking for an event or circumstance to reshape your life, look no further than the transit of Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto to an angle: Ascendant/Descendant, or MC/IC. Here’s the transit chart for a woman born in September 1957, for the time period when she struck out independently and moved into her […]
7 Jul 2021
The first house is led off by the ascendant at the cusp. Because the ascendant is of such great importance in the projection of the personality, the first house is one of the very first things that an astrologer will consider when interpreting a chart. The root keyword for the first house is self. We […]