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.

19 Sep 2023

Horoscope interpretation can be taken to the next level by using midpoints. A midpoint is the point that is exactly in the middle of the shorter arc between two planets in the horoscope. When a midpoint is occupied by another planet, its sets up a three-way combination that offers surprising new insight into the horoscope and the life.

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28 Jan 2022

A couple of days back I was watching an episode in which face a challenger takes on Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli. I was familiar with her presence on cooking shows, having often seen her as a judge on “Beat Bobby Flay”. As I watched this episode in which she speaks directly to camera, stakes her […]

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15 Jun 2021

The sextile aspect is a separation of 60 degrees between planets, within acceptable orb. The 60-degree separation puts planets in signs that are compatible, but not in the same element. There are two families of sextiles. One family is composed of pairs of planets where one planet is in fire, and the other is in […]

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10 Jun 2021

The conjunction, opposition, and square aspects are called hard aspects. The reason is they all compel action. In the case of a conjunction, planets gang up in the same sign, aggregating a force that is simply not going to sit still. It is going to express itself. The only question is, how will the planets […]

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7 Jun 2021

Conjunctions and oppositions are easy aspects to spot. The square aspect is a little trickier. A square aspect occurs between two planets that are 90 degrees apart (within acceptable orb). This basically translates to planets that are in the same mode, i.e. cardinal, fixed, or mutable, but not in the same sign and not in […]

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28 May 2021

I know a woman who is probably the most self-centered, insensitive, and demanding person I have ever encountered. It’s always about her, 24X7, and she treats everyone around like her like her servants, expecting them to be constantly at her beck and call. We probably all know people like this, whose entire world revolves around […]

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