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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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Whole Sign Houses Now Available on Astro.com
July 25, 2008 – 12:11 pm | One Comment
Whole Sign Houses Now Available on Astro.com

Many of the younger and newer generations of astrologers that have recently entered into the field in the past decade or so are aware of the importance of Astrodienst (www.astro.com).
For many people, such as myself, …

Apotelesmatics.com moved to horoscopicastrologyblog.com
July 24, 2008 – 6:03 pm | 3 Comments
Apotelesmatics.com moved to horoscopicastrologyblog.com

After about a month of concocting various elaborate schemes in order to get the old address of this blog back (apotelesmatics.com), I eventually decided to just get a new domain. So, the title and …

Book Review: Works of Sahl and Masha’Allah by Ben Dykes
June 7, 2008 – 1:28 am | 12 Comments
Book Review: Works of Sahl and Masha’Allah by Ben Dykes

It was with great pleasure and excitement that I read Ben Dykes’ latest contribution to the field of astrology with his new book Works of Sahl & Masha’allah. Ben is well known in traditional astrological …

Hellenistic Astrology Course Endorsement
April 3, 2008 – 2:59 pm | One Comment
Hellenistic Astrology Course Endorsement

I just received an email from a former student of mine a couple of days ago who recorded a video endorsing my Introduction to Hellenistic Astrology Course. Since I am starting a new group of …

On The Use of Mythology in Astrology
March 6, 2008 – 5:23 am | 5 Comments
On The Use of Mythology in Astrology

I wrote this paper on the use of mythology as a device in astrological delineations a few years ago while I was still attending Kepler College . I think that I initially wrote …

Fate, Free Will and Determinism in Astrology
March 3, 2008 – 2:12 am | 6 Comments
Fate, Free Will and Determinism in Astrology

I’ve been of the opinion for a while now that astrology is fundamentally deterministic, and that the majority of astrologers approach the subject with a more or less deterministic mindset, whether they consciously acknowledge it …

Nick Dagan Best On Astrology
March 1, 2008 – 11:34 pm | 3 Comments
Nick Dagan Best On Astrology

My friend Nick Dagan Best has a new video up on Youtube from his interview in the forthcoming documentary Return of the Magi. It is a rather insightful look into the the …

John McCain, The New York Times and The Lunar Eclipse
February 21, 2008 – 2:08 am | 5 Comments
John McCain, The New York Times and The Lunar Eclipse

Lately astrologers have been talking a lot about the lunar eclipse that just occurred tonight in Virgo. Eclipses of any sort of often tend to be rather unpleasant, depending of course on how they …

Rob Hand and Nick Campion – Kepler College Graduation Speeches
January 18, 2008 – 4:24 pm | One Comment
Rob Hand and Nick Campion – Kepler College Graduation Speeches

Kepler College recently started a YouTube account and they posted a few clips from a recent graduation ceremony that took place in October of 2007.
I found Rob Hand and Nick Campion’s speeches to be particularly …

A Reply to Glenn Perry’s Article ‘From Ancient to Postmodern Astrology’
January 8, 2008 – 3:32 am | 14 Comments
A Reply to Glenn Perry’s Article ‘From Ancient to Postmodern Astrology’

I just finished reading a surprisingly misinformed article by Glenn Perry in the latest issue of the NCGR Journal titled From Ancient to Postmodern Astrology, Toward a New Synthesis. Normally I would just let the …

Astrology of the 2008 Election – Birth Data Problems
January 6, 2008 – 4:50 pm | 35 Comments
Astrology of the 2008 Election – Birth Data Problems

As I said in my previous post on Hillary Clinton’s birth chart earlier this year, one of the biggest issues that astrologers are going to run into when trying to make predictions about the upcoming …

Book Review: A Brief History of Ancient Astrology by Roger Beck
December 28, 2007 – 5:27 am | No Comment
Book Review: A Brief History of Ancient Astrology by Roger Beck

It is not the purpose of this article to give a full review of Roger Beck’s new book on Hellenistic astrology titled A Brief History of Ancient Astrology. The major shortcomings of the book, as …

The Return of the Magi: An Astrological Documentary
November 25, 2007 – 8:45 pm | 4 Comments
The Return of the Magi:  An Astrological Documentary

An astrologer named Kelly Lee Phipps has been filming a documentary over the past year on astrology called The Return of the Magi. It is sort of a What The Bleep Do We Know-esq documentary …

10 Tips For Learning Astrology
October 19, 2007 – 3:23 am | 62 Comments
10 Tips For Learning Astrology

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.