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.

13 Sep 2023

Solar arcs are the go-to approach to rectification. Sometimes you can home in on the correct birth time with just one solar arc hit corresponding to a known past event. But other times you need to triangulate multiple solar arcs corresponding to different significant events to narrow down the birth time.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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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