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Everyday Astrology
September 13, 2021
General Astrology

Planets in Astrology have personalities, just like people. They also have interests, agenda, needs & attitudes, again, just like people. So it's easy to understand them as Inner Selves, inner parts of you, pieces of your personality that comprise your Inner Family & give your character its complexity & color. They also create challenges & problems, just like people. Just like members of a family. So, yes, the analogy fits.

There are signs & houses where planets are comfortable, where they get their needs met, where they get to express themselves easily. Life works & feels simply grand when your planets are comfortable. But as with everything else, it works the other way around, too. There are signs & house where planets are not comfortable, where they struggle to do their work, to find satisfaction & be true to themselves.

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Everyday Astrology
August 1, 2021
General Astrology

You'd think from its prominent place in Mainstream Astrology that the Sun and its Sign Position on the day you were born might be the be-all and the end-all Astrology has to offer. At the very least you'd imagine the Sun is the most important thing Astrology talks about.

When I talk about Mainstream Astrology, I mean the kind of Astrology most readily found in the general culture. It's the "Astrology" featured in the "daily horoscope" in print media & on websites. It's the "Astrology" found in the little Sun Sign booklets you can buy in bookshops, on news-stands & in the drug store -- all strategically placed to tempt you into an impulse buy while you're waiting in the check-out line.

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Everyday Astrology
July 26, 2021
General Astrology

Astrologers know -- and serious students of Astrology quickly learn -- a horoscope contains all the signs of the Zodiac. Thus each of us contain all the energies of the Zodiac in our characters, our personalities. Our differences depend on how much of each energy is in a person's character & what he does with it, how he uses it. That varies all over the place.

Yes, Astrology acknowledges people are different & everyone is unique. We don't try to pigeonhole people into one of twelve boxes except in the most general way. It's like the background color on a canvas that anchors the entire work of art. It's important partly because it's a starting point. What develops from there will always be unique, original & precious. Even sacred.

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Everyday Astrology
February 16, 2021
General Astrology

When you first decide to "get into astrology" -- & maybe really study it, right off the bat, naturally, you have questions. What does the Sun in your horoscope mean? What does it tell you? What good is it? How do you work with it? How do you use its information to understand yourself? Ok ... let's talk about this.

Astrology is ancient -- & complicated. Don't let this frighten you. Everything is hard & confusing until you understand it. Then it becomes easy ... & useful ... & fun. No one is "born knowing this stuff." All of us who are good at it had to learn it at some point. We came to believe it was worth our attention. We discovered that it had value. It made sense to really study it, & we made the commitment to do that.

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Everyday Astrology
February 9, 2021
General Astrology

One of Life's fascinating facts & enduring mysteries is the duality of it all. Everything has an opposite, a light & dark side of the same energy, a positive & negative polarity -- a conscious awareness & an elusive, enigmatic shadow. This duality is one of the fundamental operating principles of the physical universe. As such, it's found in both physics & metaphysics -- science & mysticism.

As one of the occult / metaphysical / mystical disciplines, Astrology (& also Tarot) recognize this. There is a light side & a dark side / a positive & a negative side to all the energies Astrology represents -- whether we're talking about a planet, the traits of a sign or the function of an aspect. Basically, every blessing brings a problem & every problem has a silver lining. Each always contains a bit of the other.

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Everyday Astrology
January 9, 2020
General Astrology

Astrology is an ancient, organized collection of wisdom & observations gathered over centuries of scrutiny & study. It speaks in symbols & uses a special language to interpret its findings.

It uses a circular graphic known as a horoscope to map the sky at a particular moment in time to freeze-frame the positions of the Sun, Moon, & planets in our solar system to note their position in time & space & calculate their relationship to one another.

Just as every person is different, every horoscope is different unless you have an "astrological twin" who is either a biological twin born within seconds of your birth ... or another baby born near your geographical location at virtually the same moment you arrived. Under those special conditions, those individuals will share an almost identical horoscope.

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Everyday Astrology
October 26, 2020
General Astrology

Usually two changes happen when a planet changes signs as it moves through the Zodiac. First, obviously, is the sign change itself. This happens predictably for everyone & marks a general shift in the prevailing perspectives & attitudes people use to deal with the interests that planet rules.

For the Sun that means your self-awareness, sense of self-identity, personal ambitions & ego. For the Moon that means your emotional landscape, your feelings, your use of intuition, your private life interests, etc. For Mercury it means your mind, your conscious awareness, your intellect. For Venus, that means pleasures, things you enjoy, support systems, relationships, asset management, possessions, etc.

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Summer Road

Everyday Astrology
October 6, 2020
General Astrology

Astrology is like the daily weather report. It's an attempt to forecast & explain what is essentially a vast, vibrating, dynamic environment of energy that in some ways "follows the rules" & in others is a marvelous, mysterious mix of potential. We all live inside that energy the way we all have to deal with the weather. Each of us is able to work with its gifts, but each of us also will experience it differently.

We are all affected by the same universal vibrations, but we aren't all affected by the same ones in the same ways. Some arrangements of energy are fun, easy & full of advantages. Others are dreadful, challenging, exhausting & sad. Sometimes you get both at once -- or in quick succession -- coming at you from different directions ... like a capricious wind that simply cannot make up its mind.

That we can use Astrology in the first place to give a reasonably accurate prediction of what's coming, what to expect & how a particular placement or arrangement will affect you personally is possible only because Astrology is rooted in mystical traditions, an occult science reaching far back into history when humans were first trying to understand Life & explain it to themselves.

Defining something is essential, basic to being able to control that thing -- or at least work with it sensibly. This was probably the original aim of Astrology -- to understand why some seasons were pleasant & profitable & others were filled with chaos & grief. Early human scholars rightly believed if they could find & read the appropriate patterns, they could describe what was happening & why.

They could use logic & words to create ideas, concepts & explanations. They could share their thoughts, information, observations & conclusions with others.

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Past Entries

Everyday Astrology
October 3, 2020
General Astrology

When any planet in our horoscope crosses from Pisces over the threshold of 0° Aries, it starts a completely new segment on its eternal journey around Creation's Spiral. We all do. Each trip through the Zodiac is a complete segment of learning, kind of like "graduating" from second grade to third grade where the personal planets are concerned -- the Sun, the Moon, Mercury & Venus.

So it is with Astrology, whose "basic stuff" includes Sun Sign information, the concept of a Zodiac & a horoscope, & the idea that the positions of certain celestial bodies at the time of birth can reveal information about that person's character, proposed life experiences, purpose in life & ongoing spiritual destiny.

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