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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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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, …

Starting A New Website With Electional Astrology
November 20, 2008 – 5:31 pm | 7 Comments
Starting A New Website With Electional Astrology

Recently a friend asked me a question about which electional chart is more important when you are starting a new website.  The question is essentially whether the chart for the idea of the website is …

Top 10 Types of Astrologers To Avoid
November 19, 2008 – 4:28 am | 37 Comments
Top 10 Types of Astrologers To Avoid

After being around the astrological community for a while you start to get a sense of the different types of groups or factions within the community.
Different sorts of people with different interests tend to be …

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 …

The Questionable Origins of the Exaltations in Astrology
November 16, 2008 – 3:54 pm | 10 Comments
The Questionable Origins of the Exaltations in Astrology

Current academic scholarship tells us that the exaltations are one of the few techniques that were directly inherited and incorporated into the Hellenistic system from the Mesopotamian tradition of astrology, and at the present time …

What is Horoscopic Astrology?
November 14, 2008 – 2:55 pm | 5 Comments
What is Horoscopic Astrology?

Horoscopic astrology is a very specific and advanced type of astrology that was developed in the Mediterranean region during the late Hellenistic period, sometime around the 1st or 2nd century BCE. The tradition of astrology …

Zodiac Artwork
November 12, 2008 – 4:11 pm | One Comment
Zodiac Artwork

I recently came across some really beautiful astrologically themed artwork by an artist named Mindy Sommers, and I wanted to post some of it here because I was particularly impressed by it.
I took the liberty …

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 …

An Example of a Horary Astrology Question
October 3, 2008 – 4:42 am | 25 Comments
An Example of a Horary Astrology Question

Last week I went to Sedona, Arizona in order to speak at the Blast astrology conference.  The conference itself was great.  It was divided up so that each day was a focused on a different …

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 …

Reflections on the United Astrology Conference – UAC 2008
August 6, 2008 – 12:38 am | 7 Comments
Reflections on the United Astrology Conference – UAC 2008

The United Astrology Conference (a.k.a. UAC) took place in May in Denver, Colorado, and I thought that it would be a good idea to detail some of the highlights of the conference from my perspective.
The …

Solar Eclipse in Leo
August 2, 2008 – 1:00 am | One Comment
Solar Eclipse in Leo

A solar eclipse occurred today in the tropical sign of Leo. Eclipses were traditionally seen as generally negative celestial omens since the luminaries which provide light and heat to the world are obscured during …

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 …