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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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New Time-Lord Class Launched
August 8, 2010 – 6:04 pm | No Comment
New Time-Lord Class Launched

I recently launched a new module for the Hellenistic time-lord technique Zodiacal Releasing on my online course site.
Since I just launched the module, the introductory price is only $30 to sign up. This price will …

How to Start a Local Astrology Group
August 5, 2010 – 4:49 am | One Comment
How to Start a Local Astrology Group

The purpose of this article is to provide some tips for starting and organizing a local astrology group that holds regular meetings.
Over the past few years I’ve been involved in forming two separate groups in …

The Importance of Yods in Astrology
July 26, 2010 – 5:21 am | 44 Comments
The Importance of Yods in Astrology

A “yod” is an aspect pattern that some astrologers use.  It involves two planets in a close sextile (60°), with a third planet ‘quincunx’ (150°) to both of the planets in sextile.  Click here to …

The Origins of Horary Astrology
June 28, 2010 – 6:59 am | One Comment
The Origins of Horary Astrology

I posted a video on the origins of horary astrology today on YouTube, as a response to a video that Kevin Burk recently posted on the subject.
The specific point of the video was to counter …

Advice for Astrologers: Document Your Lives
June 7, 2010 – 8:03 am | 21 Comments
Advice for Astrologers: Document Your Lives

One of the best pieces of advice that I could give to people who are just getting into the field of astrology, or to astrologers who are already in the field, is to document your …

New Astrology Themed Movie, Five Star Day, Premieres
April 23, 2010 – 5:02 am | 8 Comments
New Astrology Themed Movie, Five Star Day, Premieres

A new astrologically themed movie called Five Star Day premiered yesterday at the Newport Beach Film Festival in California.
Unlike the romantic comedy that came out in India last year titled What’s Your Rasshee, Five Star …

NCGR Conference in Cambridge Next Week
February 17, 2010 – 11:29 pm | 6 Comments
NCGR Conference in Cambridge Next Week

The National Council of Geocosmic Research (NCGR) is hosting a large astrological conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts next week.
The conference is titled ‘Planetary Revolution: Geocosmic Alchemy II’, as a followup to their previous successful conference in …

How the Classical Planets Came to Rule Two Signs
February 2, 2010 – 9:26 pm | 4 Comments
How the Classical Planets Came to Rule Two Signs

Several years ago I made this animation which depicts the story of how the five classical planets came to rule two signs of the zodiac each.
It is loosely based on a Medieval Persian story that …

Kepler College Cancels Current Term, School Closing
January 18, 2010 – 5:18 pm | 21 Comments
Kepler College Cancels Current Term, School Closing

Today the President of Kepler College, Enid Newberg, sent out an announcement effectively saying that the school will be closing down in the near future.
The announcement confirmed rumors that had been circulating around the astrological …

Robert Downey Jr Endorses Steven Forrest’s Latest Book
January 18, 2010 – 1:33 am | 5 Comments
Robert Downey Jr Endorses Steven Forrest’s Latest Book

On the front cover of Steven Forrest’s latest book, entitled Yesterday’s Sky, there is an endorsement from the actor Robert Downey Jr., who is one of the leading actors in Hollywood right now.  Most recently …

“What’s Your Raashee?”, A Romantic Comedy Based on Astrology
January 16, 2010 – 9:57 pm | 8 Comments
“What’s Your Raashee?”, A Romantic Comedy Based on Astrology

Ever wanted to see a romantic comedy that involves astrology as one of its main plot devices?  If so, then you are in luck!
A new movie came out in India a few months ago called …

Rachel Maddow Talks About Mercury Retrograde on MSNBC
January 8, 2010 – 2:14 pm | 12 Comments
Rachel Maddow Talks About Mercury Retrograde on MSNBC

The astrological community is abuzz today after political commentator Rachel Maddow discussed the current Mercury retrograde period last night on her popular television show on MSNBC, The Rachel Maddow Show.
Mercury has been retrograde since December …

New Portable Astrology Program for Nintendo DS
December 30, 2009 – 10:24 am | 9 Comments
New Portable Astrology Program for Nintendo DS

In September the video game company Nintendo released a new title in North America for their portable video game console  called Astrology DS.
Astrology DS is essential a compact astrology program that runs on Nintendo’s handheld touchscreen …

Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol Features Astrology
December 29, 2009 – 2:49 am | 19 Comments
Dan Brown’s The Lost Symbol Features Astrology

Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, recently released his latest book titled The Lost Symbol, and the story contains a number of references to astrology.
The novel is the latest installment in a series …