The Four Elements in Astrology

I tend to preach a fair amount about the classical Four Elements of Earth, Air, Fire, and Water. I think it’s a really important system in metaphysics that can be extremely helpful in getting a handle on various other symbols. For example, if you know that two Signs of the Zodiac are both Fire Signs, … More The Four Elements in Astrology

ASTROLOGY TIP: A Clue for Reading Charts

In the last days of WWII, a British couple named Anthony and Elva Pratt conceived of a new board game designed as a murder mystery. It was published a few years later in England as “Cluedo,” and in North America as “Clue.” The game asked players to deduce the three main components of a murder: … More ASTROLOGY TIP: A Clue for Reading Charts

12 Astrological Houses Spread

In honor of the Full Moon last night, I busted out a big spread based on the 12 astrological Houses.  I’ll be doping out the meaning of this reading for days to come! Interesting note: the numbered Minors (not counting the Aces) make up just under half of the deck.  So statistically speaking, in a … More 12 Astrological Houses Spread

Holiday Astrology Special

To celebrate this holiday season, I’m now offering a special on all Astrology readings. These readings can provide phenomenal insight for you, and they also make outstanding gifts for those close to you during this particular season. These are in-depth, detailed readings for which I usually charge $100. However, for the duration of this special offer, I’ll … More Holiday Astrology Special

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: Meet the Houses (Part 2)

The last post in this space introduced the first six of the 12 Houses; here, then, are the final six: Seventh House. This House has often been referred to as the House of Marriage…but that name is a bit too specific, and therefore misleading. “House of Partnerships” would be more accurate. Consider how the House … More Astrology 101: Meet the Houses (Part 2)

Astrology 101: Meet the Houses (Part 1)

Now we’ve discussed the overall function that the Houses perform in Astrology: while the Planets describe what someone does, and the Signs tell us about how they do it…the Houses point out where all this doing of stuff will occur in that person’s life. The next step is in grasping that just as with the … More Astrology 101: Meet the Houses (Part 1)

Astrology 101: Intro to the Houses

So I’m afraid I owe all of you a bit of an apology… In the previous post, I got into the concept of Planetary Rulership: what it means when astrologers talk about Planets “ruling” Signs, and how the potency of a given Planet can rise or fall depending on which Sign is hosting that Planet … More Astrology 101: Intro to the Houses

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