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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 Poll Says 25 Percent of Americans Believe in Astrology
December 15, 2009 – 4:32 pm | 8 Comments
New Poll Says 25 Percent of Americans Believe in Astrology

A new poll was released recently by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life which indicates that approximately 25% of Americans “believe” in astrology.
The poll was part of a larger study on …

Five Tips for Birth Chart Rectification
December 11, 2009 – 2:53 am | 30 Comments
Five Tips for Birth Chart Rectification

The type of astrology that most western astrologers practice, horoscopic astrology, requires an exact birth time in order to work properly.  That is to say, you need the time of a person’s birth in order …

27 Astrologers Interviewed at NORWAC 2009
December 3, 2009 – 4:25 pm | No Comment
27 Astrologers Interviewed at NORWAC 2009

27 astrologers were interviewed at the Northwest Astrological Conference (NORWAC) in May of 2009, and MP3s of those interviews were recently released online for free.
The podcast series is titled The Art and Science of Astrology, …

PlanetWatcher Releases 2010 Astrological Calendar
November 30, 2009 – 2:41 pm | 2 Comments
PlanetWatcher Releases 2010 Astrological Calendar

Kirk Kahn of PlanetWatcher.com recently released a new edition of his awesome astrological calendar for 2010, and this year you can order it online through Amazon.com.
This is my favorite astrological calendar because it allows you …

Book Review: Rhetorius the Egyptian, translated by James Holden
November 24, 2009 – 1:05 am | 3 Comments
Book Review: Rhetorius the Egyptian, translated by James Holden

Rhetorius the Egyptian, Astrological Compendium Containing His Explanation and Narration of the Whole Art of Astrology, translated by James Holden, American Federation of Astrologers, Tempe, AZ, May 21, 2009. Available through Amazon.com
The phrase “Hellenistic astrology” …

2012 and Millenarianism
November 22, 2009 – 1:36 am | 8 Comments
2012 and Millenarianism

I recently realized that I may have been a bit too brash last year in my declaration that people who are freaking out about 2012 need a reality check.  Now, I don’t really feel the …

Yahoo Answers Has An Astrology Section
November 6, 2009 – 3:40 pm | 3 Comments
Yahoo Answers Has An Astrology Section

A few years ago Yahoo launched a website where users can submit and answer questions called Yahoo Answers.   The site has become quite popular since then, and many people are familiar with it because it …

Considerations Astrological Journal Released Online for Free
November 5, 2009 – 6:54 pm | One Comment
Considerations Astrological Journal Released Online for Free

The publishers behind the astrological journal Considerations recently decided to scan and release their entire journal archive online for free through the website  freeconsiderations.com.
Considerations was one of the few serious astrological journals available over the …

Rob Hand Wins Lifetime Achievement Award, Kanye West Interrupts Acceptance Speech
October 23, 2009 – 4:33 pm | 7 Comments
Rob Hand Wins Lifetime Achievement Award, Kanye West Interrupts Acceptance Speech

Rob Hand wins the Lifetime Achievement Award at the United Astrological Conference in 2008, but is then unexpectedly interrupted during his acceptance speech…

Astrodienst Releases Two New Astrology Widgets
October 22, 2009 – 12:54 am | 2 Comments
Astrodienst Releases Two New Astrology Widgets

Keeping up with their long track record of awesomeness, Astrodienst has just released two great new astrology widgets  for website developers and astrology bloggers.   Both widgets recently appeared on a new section of their site …

The Traditional Astrology Radio Podcast
October 20, 2009 – 9:47 pm | One Comment
The Traditional Astrology Radio Podcast

One of the up-and-coming trends in the astrological community right now is podcasts and astrologically themed internet radio shows, and at this point my favorite is Traditional Astrology Radio.
I began listening to it earlier this …

Gemini Lost – New Quasi-Astrologically Themed Computer Game
October 20, 2009 – 2:16 pm | No Comment
Gemini Lost – New Quasi-Astrologically Themed Computer Game

There is a new quasi-astrologically themed computer game that was released recently called Gemini Lost.  I heard about it last month through an article on Todd Carnes blog, and I actually played the demo for …

Nick Dagan Best on Venus and Mars Retrograde Cycles
September 10, 2009 – 5:19 pm | 2 Comments
Nick Dagan Best on Venus and Mars Retrograde Cycles

Back in March of 2007 I had the pleasure of attending and speaking at the first Blast Astrology Conference in Sedona, Arizona.  The conference was organized single-handedly by Moses Siregar, and it was a smashing …

Hard Venus-Pluto Aspects in Relationships
August 29, 2009 – 11:33 pm | 9 Comments
Hard Venus-Pluto Aspects in Relationships

I was reading some random blogs tonight when I came across a video that provides a pretty compelling illustration of what hard aspects between Venus and Pluto are like in relationships.  By hard aspects I …