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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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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15 Feb 2021

In a previous post, I laid out brief personality sketches of some public figures to show how they manifested some of the qualities of Aries, Taurus, Gemini, and Cancer via the energies of Mercury, Venus, and Mars. Here, I will do a similar take for these planets in the next group of signs, Leo through […]

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5 Feb 2021

Virgo is the mutable earth sign. Its symbol is the virgin, and its horoscope glyph is a stylized rendering of a maiden carrying a shaft of wheat. One of the defining traits of a Virgo is efficiency. There is a strong drive to get down to the essence of anything. Complex ideas and situations are deconstructed down to the atomic […]

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18 Jan 2021

As a first step towards the analysis of your horoscope, you should find the balance of elements in the sign positions of the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Mars, and Venus. First, you need to get your horoscope. Then, go through the sign positions of the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Mars, and classify them according to […]

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13 Jan 2021

The signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn are in the earth element, and are known as the earth signs. The sign of Taurus is the 2nd in the conventional zodiac sequence, and starts at 30 degrees of the circle. Virgo is the 6th sign, and starts at 150 degrees,  and Capricorn is the 10th sign, starting […]

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