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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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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 …

Astrologer Kelly Lee Phipps on Wife Swap Tonight
April 24, 2009 – 5:53 pm | 2 Comments
Astrologer Kelly Lee Phipps on Wife Swap Tonight

Astrologer Kelly Lee Phipps and his family agreed to participate in ABC’s popular show Wife Swap a few months ago, and the episode that they are in is set to premiere tonight at 8:00 PM …

AFA Cancels 2009 Astrology Conference in Miami
April 13, 2009 – 10:13 am | 2 Comments
AFA Cancels 2009 Astrology Conference in Miami

The American Federation of Astrologers recently canceled their planned astrology conference in Miami, citing the current economic situation as the main issue.
The conference was set to take place in Miami, Florida from July 1st through …

Astrodienst Acquires AstroDatabank, Posts Database Online For Free
March 21, 2009 – 2:10 pm | 9 Comments
Astrodienst Acquires AstroDatabank, Posts Database Online For Free

Astrodienst recently acquired the company AstroDatabank and posted their entire database of birth data on the www.astro.com website for free.

New Issue of the Tradition Journal Released
March 10, 2009 – 3:18 pm | No Comment
New Issue of the Tradition Journal Released

The second issue of the Tradition journal was just released a few days ago, and it has a really interesting collection of articles related to traditional astrology.  The journal was started last fall by Helena …

House System Poll & Rectification Research Project
February 18, 2009 – 11:49 am | 12 Comments
House System Poll & Rectification Research Project

The Academy of Astrology and The Tradition journal recently announced two new research projects that they are working on in order to conduct studies within the astrological community.
The first project is an online house system …

Political Astrology Blog Launched
January 20, 2009 – 8:51 am | 2 Comments
Political Astrology Blog Launched

I’m pleased to announce that Patrick Watson and I recently launched the Political Astrology Blog. It is going to be a frequently updated resource with news and articles related to the vast subject of political …

Astrologer Diana Brownstone Featured on Fox News Health
January 19, 2009 – 6:01 am | One Comment
Astrologer Diana Brownstone Featured on Fox News Health

Fox News recently ran a segment on astrology and health that featured New York astrologer Diana Brownstone.  In what has become a somewhat infrequent occurrence, a major news outlet actually did a somewhat favorable story …

Everyone Should Calm Down About 2012
January 17, 2009 – 2:37 am | 38 Comments
Everyone Should Calm Down About 2012

The world isn’t going to end in 2012, and people should stop freaking out about it. Especially astrologers. Seriously.

NPR Covers Pluto Ingress Into Capricorn, Does Hatchet Job
January 9, 2009 – 8:04 pm | 3 Comments
NPR Covers Pluto Ingress Into Capricorn, Does Hatchet Job

A few days ago National Public Radio (NPR) did a piece on astrology that focused on the recent ingress of Pluto into Capricorn and its relevance to the economy.  That is how it starts out …

Ten Tips for the Young Astrologer
January 7, 2009 – 3:08 am | 4 Comments
Ten Tips for the Young Astrologer

A list of tips for people under the age of 24 who are just starting to get serious in their study of astrology.

CNN Confuses Astrologers With Psychics
December 27, 2008 – 2:17 pm | 13 Comments
CNN Confuses Astrologers With Psychics

CNN has been running a story today about how the difficult economic times have seen a rise in business for “psychics” and “fortune tellers”.   The majority of the segment focuses on an interview with …

Deborah Houlding’s Tough Interview Questions For Astrologers
December 21, 2008 – 5:51 am | 5 Comments
Deborah Houlding’s Tough Interview Questions For Astrologers

By ‘tough’ I mean questions that involve Deborah Houlding sneaking up on astrologers at conferences and asking them a series of quickfire questions in rapid succession, sometimes only after alcohol has been consumed.  The results …

The History of Western Astrology
December 18, 2008 – 3:07 am | 14 Comments
The History of Western Astrology

I made a video today which outlines the history of western astrology in 10 minutes.  It is ten  minutes long because that is the restriction for all YouTube videos, although I covered quite a bit …