Posts Categorized: Astrology Techniques


First Quarter Moon: Get Paddling

Posted by & filed under Capricorn, Libra, Pluto, Quarter Moon, Sabian Symbols.

At the Quarter Moon phase, the Sun and Moon form a scratchy square (90 degrees) aspect with each other; it’s an uncomfortable aspect, symbolizing the unconscious mind at odds with conscious will. But squares do tend to propel us forward in a way that easy aspects don’t.  Conflict with others – as well as unresolved […]


Roadblocks and shallow water: Sun/Saturn and the Full Moon

Posted by & filed under Full Moon, Gemini, Sagittarius, Saturn, Transits.

The chart for Sunday’s Full Moon in Sagittarius features a tight t-square between the Sun, Moon, and Saturn, so this morning has a bit more to demonstrate, I think, than the aggravations of a single morning. The Full Moon calls for reflection, and I’m reflecting on this: Where am I pushing too hard for the wrong things or at the wrong time? When is it necessary to push through blockages, and when is it wiser to heed them and wait for an easier moment? And, with the Sun and Moon in the communicative signs Gemini and Sagittarius, when is it time to speak, and when is it better to listen? …


“Kill! Crush! Destroy!” – and, a book giveaway!

Posted by & filed under Book, Quizzes & Memes, Transits.

A free copy of my book Star Guide to Weddings to the first commenter who (a) correctly identifies the original source of the quotation in the title of this post – AND (b) can correctly identify the transit-to-natal aspect that’s making me want to wreak havoc on an unsuspecting populace today. For I am KENTZILLA! […]


Jupiter 1, Saturn 0.

Posted by & filed under Jupiter, Saturn, Transits.

It’s a function of my striving, discontented, and cantankerous disposition that I generally ignore pleasant transiting aspects to my chart (and for that matter – and to their disappointment – my clients’ charts). I tend to focus on what’s uncomfortable, on whatever isn’t working; basically, if it’s not a conjunction, a square, or on opposition […]

That buzzing sensation

Posted by & filed under Pimpin' Pals, Saturn, Transits, Uranus.

The fizzy, buzzing, panicky, electromagnetic atmosphere of recent days can be chalked up to the impending Saturn/Uranus opposition (exact on November 4 – Lynn Hayes offers her usual insightful examination of this opposition beginning here). Expect an extra spark of frisson today, tomorrow (Moon in Virgo, conjoined Saturn and opposed Uranus) – those who have […]



Posted by & filed under Mars, Saturn, Transits.

Yesterday’s Mars/Saturn conjunction docked just a degree and a half away from my natal Pluto, and I’ve spent the last two days … trapped. – Trapped by my plumber (Pluto!), who has been trying for days to close the deal on relocating our gas water heater from indoors to outdoors. As Joe has found to […]



Posted by & filed under Announcements, Astrology of Marriage.

I’ve been sorting through marriage surveys for a few weeks now, running transits, secondary progressions, and solar arc directions for each birth chart for the date of marriage and scrutinizing them against a long checklist. Basically, I was curious to see how all the things I’ve ever learned/read/told other people about finding marriage in the […]