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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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31 Percent of Americans “Believe” in Astrology
December 11, 2008 – 9:15 pm | 8 Comments
31 Percent of Americans “Believe” in Astrology

A new Harris Poll was released yesterday in which 31 percent of respondents said that they “believed” in astrology. 51 percent said that they don’t believe in it, while 18 percent said that they were …

What’s Going On In The Astrology-Blogosphere
December 7, 2008 – 5:12 pm | One Comment
What’s Going On In The Astrology-Blogosphere

This is a new column I’m going to write every once in a while called ‘What’s Going On In the Astrology-Blogosphere?‘  The purpose is to highlight some interesting posts that I’ve come across on different …

The Lion, The Witch, and the Whaaaat – Astrology in Narnia?
December 6, 2008 – 11:59 am | 3 Comments
The Lion, The Witch, and the Whaaaat – Astrology in Narnia?

Over the course of the past year a lot of astrologers have been talking about this new book that came out in January called Planet Narnia: The Seven Heavens in the Imagination of C.S. Lewis …

Lee Lehman on Astrology as a Civil Rights Issue
December 5, 2008 – 11:21 am | 11 Comments
Lee Lehman on Astrology as a Civil Rights Issue

Lee Lehman gave an interesting speech at a recent Kepler College graduation ceremony in Seattle in October in which she drew parallels between the astrological community and the LGBT community, arguing that astrologers face a …

More Astrologers Should Use StumbleUpon
December 3, 2008 – 7:19 am | 2 Comments
More Astrologers Should Use StumbleUpon

There is this website called StumbleUpon that I think more astrologers should use.  The gist of the site is that you go there and set up a profile which lists different types of websites or …

Celebrity Astrology Blog Launched
December 1, 2008 – 8:45 am | No Comment
Celebrity Astrology Blog Launched

As visitors to this blog may have noticed over the past week or so, I recently launched a new astrology blog dedicated to following celebrities with my friend Patrick Watson.  Surprisingly enough, we call it …

Tracking the Popularity of Astrology Around the World
November 30, 2008 – 10:11 am | 12 Comments
Tracking the Popularity of Astrology Around the World

Google released this fascinating program called Google Trends a while back that can be used to track search trends for various keywords over the past few years.  Basically, it displays different graphs showing how popular …

Michael Erlewine Re-Acquires Matrix Software
November 22, 2008 – 3:47 am | 5 Comments
Michael Erlewine Re-Acquires Matrix Software

I just got an email from the founder of Matrix Software, Michael Erlewine, saying that has has re-acquired the company.  He lost it in the mid-90’s through some sort of deal that isn’t altogether clear, …

Astro.com Unveils Two New Services
November 17, 2008 – 5:42 am | One Comment
Astro.com Unveils Two New Services

Astrodienst recently unveiled two new services/projects on their website, www.astro.com.  The first new thing is that they took my suggestion from a few weeks ago and started offering an option on their site to store …

Sarah Palin’s Birth Time
October 6, 2008 – 7:07 pm | 12 Comments
Sarah Palin’s Birth Time

The US presidential election is only a few weeks away and we appear to have reliable birth data for Obama, McCain and Biden at this point, although there is still one missing piece:  we don’t …

A Suggestion for Astrodienst
October 5, 2008 – 7:48 pm | 6 Comments
A Suggestion for Astrodienst

I wrote a suggestion to the Astrodienst team at www.astro.com on their forum today about offering registered users the option of paying for additional chart space once they hit the 100 chart limit.  What follows …

New Website for Hellenistic Astrology Launched at HellenisticAstrology.com
August 26, 2008 – 5:37 am | 4 Comments
New Website for Hellenistic Astrology Launched at HellenisticAstrology.com

Last week I noticed that the domain HellenisticAstrology.com was open so I decided to buy it before some other domain name headhunters did, and so one thing led to another and I ended up launching …

CNN Mocks Astrologer
July 29, 2008 – 11:41 pm | 10 Comments
CNN Mocks Astrologer

I’ve been getting the vibe over the past few months that CNN isn’t very keen on astrology. It has almost become a regular occurrence at this point that every few months there will be …

Whole Sign Houses Now Available on Astro.com
July 25, 2008 – 12:11 pm | One Comment
Whole Sign Houses Now Available on Astro.com

Many of the younger and newer generations of astrologers that have recently entered into the field in the past decade or so are aware of the importance of Astrodienst (www.astro.com).
For many people, such as myself, …