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10 Tips For Learning Astrology
October 19, 2007 – 3:23 am | 62 Comments

So you want to learn about astrology? Not the generalized Sun-sign stuff that you find in newspapers and magazines, but serious astrology. The advanced type where you can actually determine specific information about a person’s life through the observation of the planets and other celestial phenomena. Here are some tips to help you get started.

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The Modern vs. Traditional Astrology Debate
June 16, 2014 – 11:29 am | No Comments Yet

modern vs traditional astrology 225I recently participated in a debate on the topic of modern versus traditional astrology, with astrologer Eric Meyers representing the modern approach, while I represented the traditional approach.

As part of the debate each of us made opening statements in defense of our respective traditions. What I have below is the position statement that I wrote in defense of traditional astrology.

The debate itself lasted for 2 hours, and you can download the full recording of it through The Astrology Podcast: Modern vs. Traditional Astrology Debate.

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United Astrology Conference 1986 Documentary
June 6, 2014 – 3:18 pm | 5 Comments
United Astrology Conference 1986 Documentary

A video was posted online a few days ago by a filmmaker who did a documentary on the 1986 United Astrology Conference (UAC) in San Diego, California.
This was the very first time that the three …

New Podcast on Astrology
February 13, 2014 – 1:22 pm | 2 Comments
New Podcast on Astrology

About a year and a half ago I started a new podcast on astrology called The Astrology Podcast.
The purpose of the show is to have discussions about technical, historical and philosophical topics related to astrology.
On …

Is it Astrologer or Astrologist?
February 10, 2014 – 3:07 pm | 6 Comments
Is it Astrologer or Astrologist?

I have noticed that there is sometimes confusion over whether the correct professional designation for a person who practices astrology is “astrologer” or “astrologist.” The purpose of this post is to clear up this issue …

Book Review: Biographical Dictionary of Western Astrologers by James Holden
January 10, 2014 – 4:04 pm | No Comment
Book Review: Biographical Dictionary of Western Astrologers by James Holden

Biographical Dictionary of Western Astrologers by James Herschel Holden, American Federation of Astrologers, Tempe, AZ, 2013. Hardcover – 792 pp. – $79.95 (ISBN 0-86690-641-X). Available through Amazon.com.
James Holden spent the vast majority of his life …

Astrological Conferences in 2013
March 7, 2013 – 2:41 pm | 2 Comments
Astrological Conferences in 2013

There are several major astrological conferences taking place in 2013, and I thought that it would be a good idea to compile a list of them for those who might be interested in attending.
Conferences play …

New Online Course on Electional Astrology
January 10, 2013 – 3:44 pm | No Comment
New Online Course on Electional Astrology

I’m pleased to announce the launch of my new online course on electional astrology!
The course has been in development over the past few years, and I finally got some time to finish it this month.
Electional …

Top 10 Astrologers of All Time
September 20, 2012 – 2:38 am | 36 Comments
Top 10 Astrologers of All Time

This is a list of the most famous and most influential astrologers of all time.
The list mainly covers astrologers who played an important role in the astrological tradition over the past 3,000 years, and it …

United Astrology Conference 2012 Recap
July 5, 2012 – 7:42 am | 2 Comments
United Astrology Conference 2012 Recap

The eighth United Astrology Conference, otherwise known as UAC, took place in New Orleans from May 24-29, 2012.
The conference was wildly successful, although it was such an intense week that many attendees were kind of …

Speech from the Final Kepler College Graduation
June 19, 2012 – 1:14 pm | No Comment
Speech from the Final Kepler College Graduation

The final graduation ceremony for Kepler College of Astrological Arts and Sciences took place on Sunday, May 27, 2012, starting at 8:00 PM in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kepler lost its ability to grant accredited degrees after …

Mountain Astrologer Features Hellenistic Astrology
June 2, 2012 – 12:53 am | No Comment
Mountain Astrologer Features Hellenistic Astrology

The latest issue of The Mountain Astrologer magazine features part 2 of my series titled An Introduction to Hellenistic Astrology.
In the first part of the series, which appeared earlier this year in the February/March issue, …

Locked Out and Hacked: Saturn, Mars and Websites
May 11, 2012 – 10:33 pm | 8 Comments
Locked Out and Hacked: Saturn, Mars and Websites

Last week I was preparing the Horoscopic Astrology Blog for a traffic spike due to an interview that Patrick Watson and I did with ABC News for the Political Astrology Blog.
I was trying to make …

United Astrology Conference to Take Place in May
March 19, 2012 – 5:54 am | No Comment
United Astrology Conference to Take Place in May

The United Astrology Conference, otherwise known as UAC, is set to take place in New Orleans just two months from now, from May 24-29, 2012.
UAC only takes place every few years, when all of the …

New Astrology Blogs Page on Reddit
November 9, 2011 – 11:42 am | One Comment
New Astrology Blogs Page on Reddit

The astrology blogging community has grown so much in the past few years that I find it kind of difficult to keep up with what everyone is doing.  It is hard to sort through all …

Interview with Danny Buday, Director of Five Star Day
November 2, 2011 – 11:23 pm | 4 Comments
Interview with Danny Buday, Director of Five Star Day

Last year I heard that a new astrology-themed movie called Five Star Day had recently premiered at a film festival in California, and I’m pleased to announce that the movie finally opened in theaters today.
In …