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 Sep 2023
5 Sep 2023
In a previous post, I showed how you can confirm a birth time using solar arcs by simply eyeballing the possible direction of a solar arcing planet to an angle, or vice versa. Using the time taken in years and months for the arc to close, you look for a corresponding milestone event for that […]
22 Aug 2023
Suppose you are analyzing the chart of a friend. She says her birth data is this: June 1, 1980, 7:30 pm, New York, USA. Can your friend, and you, guarantee that the birth time is accurate? You know the MC (and for births near the equator, the ascendant as well) moves by approximately one degree […]
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 […]
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 […]
25 Jan 2022
In the previous post, I narrated the story of Djokovic’s fight with the Australian government to get a visa so he could play in the Australian open. The astrology of it showed up in Uranus transiting over the IC in Djokovic’s chart. Here again is the transit chart for January 16, 2022–the day on which […]