UNDERSTANDING ASTROLOGY

Broaden your understanding of Astrology by browsing informative posts about natal charts, astrological aspects, transits, the houses, elements, modalities and more.

Check Out My Cool Reading Recommendations

Epic news. Mercury is out of shadow and I’ve posted my recommendations for a heap of books & practitioners on the Mega Mystic Members page! It is also where you can see the Turbulent Times series all in one place – that is, all the most pertinent posts on the pandemic and economic astrology. Additionally, the MMM page features the Daily Mystic email archive, the Astro-Alerts (that I am still …

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How Good Are Your Quincunxes?

What do Quincunxes mean in astrology? They sound strange – like a hipster cactus or Scrabble ploy – and they are! But they’re also your secret key to self-composure, to unlocking secret assets within. It would help if you decrypted them before you can figure out how they run. Firstly, a Quincunx is an aspect between the Sun, Moon, planets, or other points in your birth chart. Aspects are angles, …

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Speedy Astrological Shorthand

Need to get the gist of a planet, aspect, or transit fast? These are are the swiftest astrological explanations possible. And even if you know your natal birth chart like it’s your neighborhood, these can be a fresh take! The Sun illuminates. The Moon reflects. Mercury conjures. Venus beguiles. Mars conquers. Jupiter expands. Saturn measures or contains. The Outer Planets lend an alt-dimensional, extra-sensory magical edge to any of these …

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Introducing The 5th House People

Fifth House people are the least understood ‘crowded house’ segment* in Astrology. Is it the glitter? Their allegiance to Art over all else? That they power-infuse more pure vibe into a single ten-minute flirtatious conversation than most people manage in a decade-long relationship? They’re sometimes called narcissists but it’s inaccurate. Narcissus was besotted with his reflection to the point that he drowned gazing at his own beauty. He ignored poor …

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The Ninth House People

Ninth House people are never contented, as such. It would be cruel to try and coax them into a state they’d see as more akin to complacency. Restlessness and perpetual yearning are unavoidable side-effects of mind expansion. And that’s their Zen. It’s probably also their neuroplasticity. For people with different temperaments, 9th Housers are hard to handle. It’s not just the automatic expansion of every subject or their epic-length exploratory …

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Venus Squares

Venus Squares In Literature

Venus squares to the Outer Planets show up as a unique romantic sensibility, most easily seen in literature. Here are some examples. Each of these writers was born with the aspect in question. Venus Square Neptune “The Portuguese call it Saudade: a longing for something so indefinite as to be indefinable. Love affairs, miseries of life, the way things were, people already dead, those who left and the ocean that …

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