Understanding Aspects in Astrology

As I write this, the Planet Neptune is slowly swimming through the watery Sign of Pisces. The Zodiac Signs are essentially patches of sky blocked out and designated by astrologer-types from long ago. We do our astrological work by tracking the movements of the various Planets against the 12 distinct backdrops that make up the […]

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Venus Opposite Neptune: Astro-Alert for Sept. 29, 2017

Later today, relationship-centric Venus will be making a perfect opposition with mystical Neptune. In order to dope out just what that might mean for you, you’ll have to work through a few questions: What do Venus and Neptune each symbolize? Which Signs are they in right now? What’s an opposition all about? Which Houses in […]

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What Does Neptune Retrograde Mean…?

Yesterday, I posted a video in which I nutshell some of the highlights of the astrological events that are headed our way this week. You can watch that video HERE. One of those highlights: this Friday (June 16th), Neptune will go retrograde. But what does that mean, exactly…? People seem to fear the retrograde phenomenon, […]

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What Does a Full Moon in Sagittarius Mean…?

Tomorrow — that’s June 9, 2017 — la Luna will be waxing full in the Sign of Sagittarius. Ancient folklore and modern pop culture agree that the Full Moon can mark a time of wildness, emotions running high, animal instincts coming to the forefront of our experience, and even an undercurrent of madness. It’s no […]

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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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Divination Referencing Divination

If systems of divination – such as Tarot, Runes, or Astrology – can be seen as microcosms of the larger Universe that they peer into, then doesn’t it make sense that these systems themselves must appear somewhere within their own boundaries? That is, if Tarot, for example, does exist in the Universe, and if Tarot is […]

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Planetary Cards

This is a more Astro-advanced follow-up to the Zodiac Cards exercise. It requires that you know a bit about your birthchart. The idea is to explore the cards that correspond to the Planets that have the greatest influence in your chart. For me, those Planets would be Neptune, Pluto, and Mercury…and the cards that correspond […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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