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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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An Example of a Horary Astrology Question
October 3, 2008 – 4:42 am | 25 Comments
An Example of a Horary Astrology Question

Last week I went to Sedona, Arizona in order to speak at the Blast astrology conference.  The conference itself was great.  It was divided up so that each day was a focused on a different …

Solar Eclipse in Leo
August 2, 2008 – 1:00 am | One Comment
Solar Eclipse in Leo

A solar eclipse occurred today in the tropical sign of Leo. Eclipses were traditionally seen as generally negative celestial omens since the luminaries which provide light and heat to the world are obscured during … moved to
July 24, 2008 – 6:03 pm | 3 Comments moved to

After about a month of concocting various elaborate schemes in order to get the old address of this blog back (, I eventually decided to just get a new domain. So, the title and …

Firdaria: A Medieval Time Lord System
October 16, 2007 – 1:13 am | 12 Comments
Firdaria: A Medieval Time Lord System

I came across an interesting website today called which provides free calculations for the medieval-era time-lord system known as Firdaria (Firdariyyah). This system, like all time-lord systems, breaks up a person’s life into specific …

Benefic and Malefic Planets in Astrology
June 28, 2007 – 4:09 am | 13 Comments
Benefic and Malefic Planets in Astrology

In addition to the basic significations of each the seven visible planets, each is also assigned a somewhat intrinsic status as a natural ‘benefic’ or ‘malefic’, or a planet may attain such status functionally due …

The Thema Mundi
June 11, 2007 – 11:43 am | 8 Comments
The Thema Mundi

The origin of the traditional system of zodiacal sign rulerships lies is the mythical horoscope for the birth of the world known as the Thema Mundi.  The Thema Mundi was used as a teaching tool …

Whole Sign Houses
June 10, 2007 – 12:52 am | 48 Comments
Whole Sign Houses

The purpose of this article is to give an overview of a form of house division used in western astrology called whole sign houses.
Whole sign houses is the oldest form of house division, originating sometime …

Electional Astrology: Auspicious Alignment on Saturday
May 14, 2007 – 10:44 am | 7 Comments
Electional Astrology: Auspicious Alignment on Saturday

Like many astrologers I try to keep an eye out for especially auspicious periods in the future to begin projects. This is what is generally known as electional astrology; the application of astrological …