Astrological Overview for September 2017

It’s the start of a new calendar month today, so it feels like an appropriate time to look ahead at what might be in store for us in September, based on what the skies above will be suggesting… One thing to be aware of is the fact that our long season of retrogrades (“Rx”) is … More Astrological Overview for September 2017

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 … More Astrology and Romance…

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 Signs (Part 1)

In the previous post in this series, we looked at the Signs in a broad and conceptual way: “How did the Signs come about? What are they based on in our physical reality? What overall function do they perform in Astrology…?” We also touched on some sub-groupings of them – Polarity, Mode, and Element – … More Astrology 101: Meet the Signs (Part 1)

The Four Elements: Links between Tarot and Astrology

When it comes to metaphysical disciplines, I’m a huge fan of Tarot and Astrology. Both are rich, fascinating, and deep as fractals, and they each provide their adherents with methods for peering into the very fabric of reality. However, beyond those overall similarities, the two are extremely different systems. One thing they do share, though, … More The Four Elements: Links between Tarot and Astrology

Correspondence Course

One of the things I like about Occultism is that it comes in many flavors.  Some people like to specialize, but I tend to prefer sampling lots of different things.  I love a buffet… Occultism offers just that kind of buffet, too: if I’m permitted to lump fields under the “Occult” umbrella fairly freely, then … More Correspondence Course

From out of the jungle of dreams…

Hmm…yet another animal dream last night!  ‘Tis the season?  For me, at least, it seems to be, as a few of my previous, recent posts will illustrate… This time, it was a dream of a lion: However, while the lion may be widely acclaimed as “The King of the Jungle,” the dream did not take … More From out of the jungle of dreams…

“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!”