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.

2 Jun 2023

I spent many years learning and practicing Western tropical astrology before I got the itch to branch out into the Indian system of astrology that is alternately called Vedic astrology (implying a relationship to the time long ago when the Vedas were scripted) or Jyotish (the science of light). More often than not, I tend […]

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17 Jun 2022

In an early post on the 6th house, I have described several sixth houses significations in detail: work and the work environment, service, wellness (good health), and skill. But when I assess the impact of the sixth house in horoscopes, I often add certain special significations of this house that are rooted in Vedic astrology. […]

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24 Sep 2021

This is the last of the houses, starting from the ascendant and going counter clockwise around the horoscope wheel. Like all other opposite pairs of houses, the 12th house derives some significations from being opposite the 6th house. The 6th house signifies wellness, the 12th house therefore signifies illness. Related to this is hospitals and […]

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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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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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