UNDERSTANDING ASTROLOGY

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

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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The Outer Planets In Astrology Are High Cosmic Voltage

See the outer planets in astrology as high cosmic voltage. Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto are relatively recent discoveries. For millennia, astrology dealt with the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn. My favorite historical astrologer Paracelsus would not even have known he had Mercury conjunct Pluto, Broadly, the inner planets describe various aspects of human culture and experience. They’re archetypes – the Self-Actualizing Promethean Individualist, Empath or Priestess, and …

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Phoenix with Moon for Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse Renewal

Astrological genius manifests in timing and self-knowing. It doesn’t stop consequences dead in their tracks or magic up a million dollars on demand. But to aid your powers, focus, and effort, it is amazing. Brilliant news! Check out possibly the best deal I have ever offered – three products in one for $12. As you may know, Eclipse Season is upon us. It is a particularly intense one, courtesy of …

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What Do Retrogrades In Astrology Mean?

What do Retrogrades in Astrology mean? Retrogrades can sound scary. Like something is wrong in the galaxy. Or that you were born under a defective planet. I get many emails from people lamenting that they were born with Mercury Retrograde. But it is not a problem. Many a fabulous writer was born with Mercury Retrograde.  You can check out the upcoming Retrogrades in the Moon Calendar btw. Retrograde phases are immensely …

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