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.

6 Dec 2023

Will Shortz has been the crossword editor at New York Times for 30 years. He is the most celebrated puzzle maker in the world. When he was in middle school, he turned in an essay on becoming an adult where he said his goal was to become a “professional puzzle maker”. The teacher thought he […]

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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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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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10 May 2022

The progressed Sun (also known as the solar arc), illuminates each planet that it comes in contact with through hard aspect. It shines its light on the planet, and we come to realize what the planet means to us, and how it is animated in our life. If you were to reflect on the times […]

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2 Feb 2021

While the Sun and Moon are foundational to the personality, influencing the life direction and general attitude, the planets Mercury, Venus, and Mars are responsible for much of the color and diversity we exhibit in various personal and professional pursuits. I have here a few personality sketches to illustrate the placement of Mercury, Venus, or […]

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23 Jan 2021

Taurus is the fixed earth sign. The symbol for Taurus is the bull, and its horoscope glyph is the head of a bull with horns. Of all the earth signs, Taurus is the most immediately connected to the earth, as in the ground.  This could be quite literal, in that you may quite likely find […]

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