Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 1 – Conjunctions)

Planets exist out there above us in the literal vacuum of space…but in an astrological chart, no Planet exists in a metaphorical vacuum. To some extent or other, every Planet in a chart is somehow connected with every other Planet in that same chart. Some of these connections are subtle and ephemeral, and others are … More Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 1 – Conjunctions)

Astrology 101: Planetary Rulerships and Connections Among Houses

Here’s where we finally circle back around to the technique that I hinted at when we looked at the concept of Planetary Rulership a few posts back in this series… I’ll start by refreshing that notion of rulership… Each Planet has a special affinity for one or two of the Signs – astrologers will say … More Astrology 101: Planetary Rulerships and Connections Among Houses

Astrology 101: Empty Houses (Part 2)

So in our last post, we looked at empty Houses – that is, Houses in a chart that have no Planets in them. Some simple math will show you that there’s actually no way to not have at least a couple of empty Houses in a chart: even if you prefer a more modern approach … More Astrology 101: Empty Houses (Part 2)

Astrology 101: Empty Houses (Part 1)

So now we’ve looked at what the Houses are in Astrology: what they look like in a chart in pictorial form (pie-slices!), and what kinds of information they can reveal about the life of the chart-holder. As we’ve seen, while the Planets tell us about what we do in life, and the Signs describe how … More Astrology 101: Empty Houses (Part 1)

Astrology 101: the Major Symbol-Sets (Planets, Signs, and Houses)

If you want to learn Astrology, there are three major symbol-sets that you’ll have to grasp: Planets, Signs, and Houses. This came as a real surprise to me when I first felt my interest in the field catch fire. I’d vaguely assumed that Astrology was just concerned with the Signs of the Zodiac, and that would … More Astrology 101: the Major Symbol-Sets (Planets, Signs, and Houses)

Astrology 101: Glyphs

Astrology is a fascinating field. A sort of alchemy all its own, Astrology is like a fusion of art and science…a melding of language and math… When you first arrive through its front doorway, agog with wonder, and eager to learn, it’s very easy to be knocked immediately back out over the same threshold that … More Astrology 101: Glyphs

Hygiean Dream…

I’ve been having some really interesting dream experiences lately: in several recent bouts of REM sleep, I’ve found myself speaking with someone — usually a person that doesn’t exist in my waking life — and they’ll be impressing upon me the importance of some word, phrase, or concept.  Upon awakening, I’ll remember the dream, and … More Hygiean Dream…

Birth charts: the Wiring of our selves…

When I was a youngster, my older brother had a taste for science.  Looking back, I think maybe it was science in general that appealed, because he cycled through a whole lot of different fields of interest, each new season seeming to bring with it a new and specific passion: meteorology, astronomy (I fondly recall … More Birth charts: the Wiring of our selves…

Some very, *very* basic Astrology info…

So in my last post, I waxed on a bit about the avatars that we create for ourselves for use in wandering about through the world…  That is, we each have what I’ll call here an “inner self” that exists no matter what we do — this is our true self, inescapable, made up of … More Some very, *very* basic Astrology info…