While it would be handy for an astrologer to be able to tell you precisely what an eclipse, a transit, or a progression will mean for you, it would be a fool’s errand to try, because these things never mean exactly the same thing for everyone. For astrology to be most helpful, you have to be willing to do some of the work…
Posts Categorized: Learning Astrology
Ritual is the way we ask for help from the gods, but if you’re like me, you may not feel comfortable with solemn, formal ritual filled with prescribed incantations and possibly incense. In fact, I think all that’s required is that we simply ask for what we want—politely, respectfully, and winningly, while putting our best qualities forward.
My new book, “Astrological Transits,” gives you lots of ways to think about and work with transits. But if you need a little trouble finding your transits to begin with, this video will show you how…
Sometimes planets can be in aspect to each other even when they are in the “wrong” signs. It has to do with aspect orbs, the amount of “wiggle room” you allow between two planets that are close to, but not quite in exact aspect to each other.
If you list every natal plant and angle in degree order, along with the aspect it will receive from the transiting planet, you can see at a glance how easy or difficult a given transit is likely to be for you ….
Speaking astrology like a native: A guide to astrological grammar: nouns (planets), adjectives (signs), verbs and adverbs (aspects).
From your mother to your best friend in high school to the cabbie who cut you off on your way to work this morning, everyone who has or will cross your path can be found in your chart. You just have to know where to look.
When I finally speak to someone about his or her chart, the person who shows up is always completely different (at least initially) from what I had imagined. There’s an old saying: “the map is not the territory.” No matter how good the map, it can’t convey the reality of the landscape and what it really feels like to be there.
Saturn’s sign in your birth chart seems to indicate the qualities that make people take you seriously and from which you derive your authority. They are what make others a little nervous at the thought of falling short of your expectations, and for which you are judged most harshly if you don’t act with integrity.
When you read something like “Leo is magnanimous and outgoing,” your mind may immediately object that your August-born aunt is, in fact, shy and retiring. This is where the astrological skeptic proclaims victory and changes the subject. But allow me to gently reintroduce the topic….