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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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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24 Jun 2022

Background A client makes an appointment for a consultation. Their question: what’s in store for me next year? We need to find a story that can be woven for the coming year out of the astrological symbols that populate the annual landscape. But first, we need to get a good grasp of the general background […]

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1 Jun 2022

“When will I get married?” Over the years, I have been asked this question numerous times, as in “can you look at my horoscope and tell me when.” To even consider this question seriously, I would need to know that there is a play in progress toward getting married: a marriage on the verge of […]

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14 Jan 2022

In a previous post, I told the story of a woman whose life was turned upside down when Pluto transited over her natal IC. In another post, I recounted how transiting Pluto on the natal IC of a woman coincided with the birth of her first child, which led to a drastic change in her […]

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16 Dec 2021

I want to do a couple of examples of using solar arcs to forecast events. In the referenced post on solar arcs, I had taken Jodie Foster’s chart as an example to illustrate how solar arcs are computed. Let’s return to it, here’s the natal chart for Foster: Foster has a strong natal Uranus because […]

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