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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 …

The Transmission of Hellenistic Astrology to India
December 11, 2008 – 7:02 pm | 23 Comments
The Transmission of Hellenistic Astrology to India

Over the course of the past century researchers have discovered that Hellenistic astrology was transmitted to India sometime around the 2nd century CE. Inklings of this transmission were noted in the late 19th century, for …

Upcoming Astrology Conferences in 2009
December 10, 2008 – 3:49 pm | 5 Comments
Upcoming Astrology Conferences in 2009

Astrological conferences are an important part of the social dynamic in the astrological community. Since most astrologers and astrological enthusiasts are spread out all of the world, usually studying in relative isolation, the opportunity …

Tips For Writing A Sun-sign Astrology Column
December 10, 2008 – 12:08 pm | 20 Comments
Tips For Writing A Sun-sign Astrology Column

At one point or another, many astrologers and astrology enthusiasts try their hand at writing a Sun-sign column. If you’re thinking of trying your hand at it, here are a few tips:

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 …

10 Tips for Electional Astrology
December 4, 2008 – 2:39 pm | 26 Comments
10 Tips for Electional Astrology

Ten important tips for choosing an auspicious electional chart for starting a new venture or undertaking.

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 …

Book Review: Astrology and the Authentic Self by Demetra George
December 1, 2008 – 7:48 pm | 7 Comments
Book Review: Astrology and the Authentic Self by Demetra George

A review of Demetra George’s recent book Astrology and the Authentic Self. In the book Demetra outlines a practical synthesis of modern and traditional astrology.

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 …

The Outer Planets in Astrology: To Use or Not to Use?
November 29, 2008 – 4:31 am | 21 Comments
The Outer Planets in Astrology: To Use or Not to Use?

The outer planets, Uranus, Neptune, and yes, Pluto, are often overplayed in modern astrological delineations. They are overplayed in the sense that they are often the first thing that a modern astrologer will look …

The Astrology of Sect
November 25, 2008 – 1:41 am | 18 Comments
The Astrology of Sect

An important concept in the Hellenistic astrological tradition that did not survive into modern times is the distinction between day and night charts, which is associated with a technical concept known as “sect.”
In this article …