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

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: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 2 – “Hard” vs. “Easy”)

This table – presented for the first time in the post that immediately preceded this one – will hopefully be a helpful aid in getting a grasp on the basics of the Major Aspects: Aspect Glyph Degrees Character Conjunction ☌ 360° (= 360°/1) Variable Opposition ☍ 180° (= 360°/2) Hard Trine △ 120° (= 360°/3) … More Astrology 101: Aspects – Meet the Majors (Part 2 – “Hard” vs. “Easy”)

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: Aspects – A Few Chart Basics

Last time around, we looked at a technique by which we can use the concept of Planetary Rulerships of Signs to point out connections between different Houses. These connections can be very definite and direct in the life of the person whose chart is being examined…but they’re not made visually obvious in a chart for … More Astrology 101: Aspects – A Few Chart Basics

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: 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