How to Tell if a Retrograde Event Will Affect You Personally…

Yesterday, as you may already know, Mercury went into retrograde (“Rx”) motion. It joined Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn, which had already been in retrograde-mode. As I tend to do whenever a Planet turns retrograde, I began urging people to not just make blanket assumptions about a given Rx event, but to hold each one of […]

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Quintiles Questionnaire Query

One of the more important concepts in Astrology is the Aspect. These are special geometric relationships that can form between two or more Planets or Points in a chart. They operate sort of like electric circuits, transmitting energy from one end of the circuit to the other, and lighting up anything else that might also be […]

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Neptune Disconnected…

It’s pretty popular in the Astrology world to talk about what’s happening among the Planets out there in our solar system. The idea is that the Planets are very visible indicators of certain invisible forces making themselves felt in our reality. If we can unravel the gist of what’s happening “up there,” then we can […]

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ASTROLOGY TIP: Start with the Planets

If you haven’t started really studying Astrology yet…or if you have, and you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of weird symbols, and you need something to anchor yourself to…start with the Planets. It’s easy to get all caught up in the Signs first, because for some reason, it’s the Signs that have found […]

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Astrology Workshop in Providence, RI: Work and Money

I’ll be teaching a FREE one-hour workshop today in the Providence, RI area. We’ll be going over some Astrology basics, covering the necessary steps for generating your own free birth-chart, and then focusing on how you can find clues in your chart about your own intrinsic wiring with respect to work and money. What’s your relationship with money? […]

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Polarity in Astrology

There are three primary sets of symbols that we work with in Astrology: the Planets, the Signs, and the Houses. In brief: The Planets are drives and imperatives within us. The Planets are what we do. The Signs are like modifiers that color the ways in which the Planetary forces go about their business when […]

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Astrology and Romance…

The other day, I taught an Astrology workshop focusing on what birthcharts can say about a person’s romantic potential (you know: Valentine’s Day and all…). We leaned mainly on the personal Planets and the Ascendant, and off to one side, I tallied up all of the Sign placements in the attendees’ charts, because I’m nerdy […]

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Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 4 – Trines)

Aspect Glyph Degrees Character Conjunction ☌ 360° (= 360°/1) Variable Opposition ☍ 180° (= 360°/2) Hard Trine △ 120° (= 360°/3) Easy Square □ 90° (= 360°/4) Hard Sextile ⁕ 60° (= 360°/6) Easy   The 1970s gave rise to a lot of very distinctive phenomena: this was a decade that spawned consumer fads such […]

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Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 3 – Oppositions)

Here’s that handy chart again, listing all of the Major Aspects: Aspect Glyph Degrees Character Conjunction ☌ 360° (= 360°/1) Variable Opposition ☍ 180° (= 360°/2) Hard Trine △ 120° (= 360°/3) Easy Square □ 90° (= 360°/4) Hard Sextile ⁕ 60° (= 360°/6) Easy We’ve spent a pretty fair amount of time on the […]

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