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.
8 Aug 2023
In an early Jyotish post, I introduced the properties of the planets, and described their significations that have to be understood well if you are to properly interpret a chart. To reiterate, a planet signifies a person, a thing, or a circumstance in one of two ways: as a natural significator, through the planet’s inherent […]
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 […]
17 Jun 2021
Western astrology uses a 360-degree wheel to represent the essentials of a horoscope. In my previous posts on aspects and elsewhere, I have used the wheel as a convenient medium to place planets in signs, using the 9 o’clock spot to start the zodiac at 0 degrees of Aries, then sweeping counter-clockwise through the wheel, […]
14 May 2021
There is a correspondence between planets and signs, based on some core similarities in their natures. This correspondence is formulated in terms of the planet ruling the sign. It is important to know that the significations of a planet are not one-to-one identical with those of the signs it rules, only that there are similarities […]