Sun/Jupiter Trine

“A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.” To borrow from The Simpsons, Jupiter embiggens stuff. It makes things larger. Jupiter brings expansion and growth with it, along with an optimistic outlook. If you’re having a party or a fundraiser or – any event at all, really! – then you probably want Jupiter there. And here’s … More Sun/Jupiter Trine

Jupiter Opposing the Sun…

Seeds… They’re like little treasure chests full of concentrated life-force. If you take good care of them – if you plant them in good soil, feed them, water them, keep them free of weeds and pests – they will respond with surges in growth and vitality. These two results seem to go hand in hand, … More Jupiter Opposing the Sun…

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 Planets!

Last time around, I spoke a bit about the Planets in general; in this post, we’ll look at the major Planetary players as distinct individuals. Before we jump into their profiles, I should repeat here again that “Planet” in Astrology doesn’t mean quite the same thing that it means in Astronomy. For our purposes here, … More Astrology 101: Meet the Planets!

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)

Very unexpectedly: Jupiter!!

I’d like to keep this post on the briefer side today if I can, as I’m still battling a fairly whopping case of strep throat, and I didn’t sleep much last night because of it…but that lack of sleep also gives rise to the subject of this post — Jupiter! — so it can’t be … More Very unexpectedly: Jupiter!!

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…

Ladies of the Night

Well, after a lovely, court-free, trial-free weekend, it’s back to the courthouse for me today, as the trial for which I’m serving as a juror resumes.  I don’t have the kind of time available for posting the kind of long(-winded) posts I usually like to generate here, but I also didn’t want to leave this … More Ladies of the Night

“Signs Point To Yes!”

I mentioned in an earlier post that I’ve been devoting serious time and energy toward studying Astrology.  This is a discipline that’s incredibly complex, and to the doe-eyed beginner, getting your head around it can seem a bit like being asked to learn differential equations from someone who doesn’t speak your language. Nevertheless!!…I proceed.  I … More “Signs Point To Yes!”