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.

7 Jun 2023

I introduced Jyotish or Vedic astrology in a previous post, where you saw how a Western chart can be translated into its Jyotish equivalent by subtracting the applicable ayanamsa for the date of birth. You also saw how Jyotish uses whole-sign houses, and how the chart may be drawn using either the South Indian and […]

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12 Apr 2022

People use astrology to find direction in various aspects of life. And of course, one of the most important area is relationships. Romantic relationships, friendships, business relationships, relationship with parents and children. There is an amazing amount of rich insight that astrology can bring to any of these relationships. The word “compatibility” is used when […]

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9 Mar 2021

In the post on zodiac signs, we explored the characteristics of all the signs. By themselves the signs don’t do anything. They serve as the medium through which the planets carry out their actions.  The planets are the energy force that impel or compel us, and drive our life in a certain manner, in a particular direction. Planets are […]

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26 Feb 2021

I was listening to a podcast recently, and perked up my ears when I heard the host prodding the guest to venture an opinion on the future of Donald Trump post his election loss in 2020. The guest demurred. The host tried again in a bit, this time asking which of the senior members of […]

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6 Jan 2021

The ephemeris lists the daily positions of the Sun, the Moon, and all the planets in the solar system, as they move through the signs of the zodiac. The ephemeris, in fact, serves as the foundation of the horoscope. It is used by astrologers as a handy look up table to quickly suss out the positions […]

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