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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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Firdaria: A Medieval Time Lord System
October 16, 2007 – 1:13 am | 12 Comments
Firdaria: A Medieval Time Lord System

I came across an interesting website today called firdaria.com which provides free calculations for the medieval-era time-lord system known as Firdaria (Firdariyyah). This system, like all time-lord systems, breaks up a person’s life into specific …

Ignorance Is Bliss
October 13, 2007 – 9:37 pm | 4 Comments
Ignorance Is Bliss

So this girl that I work with approaches me the other day and tells me that she needs my help. She is obviously distressed about whatever the matter is, and for some reason she …

Interview Questions From the Blast Astrology Conference
October 12, 2007 – 7:23 pm | No Comment
Interview Questions From the Blast Astrology Conference

Last year Moses Siregar gave me a few interview questions to answer as a speaker at the Blast Astrology Conference which took place in Sedona earlier this year. The Blast turned out to be the …

Calculating the Lot or Part of Fortune
October 8, 2007 – 12:55 am | 17 Comments
Calculating the Lot or Part of Fortune

I made a video today on how to calculate the Lot of Fortune, sometimes known as the Part of Fortune, in a natal chart. In modern times the Lots are usually calculated using certain algebraic …

The Katarche of Horary
September 20, 2007 – 10:29 pm | 4 Comments
The Katarche of Horary

My article on the origins of horary astrology titled The Katarche of Horary just came out in the latest issue of the NCGR Journal.  Most NCGR members should be receiving their copy of the journal …

Richard Dawkins’ Coverage of Astrology in Enemies of Reason
August 18, 2007 – 12:53 am | 26 Comments
Richard Dawkins’ Coverage of Astrology in Enemies of Reason

I came across a clip today from Richard Dawkin’s new documentary titled Enemies of Reason in which he attacks a number of paranormal fields, including astrology. Dawkins brings out the usual modern arguments against the …

Benefic and Malefic Planets in Astrology
June 28, 2007 – 4:09 am | 13 Comments
Benefic and Malefic Planets in Astrology

In addition to the basic significations of each the seven visible planets, each is also assigned a somewhat intrinsic status as a natural ‘benefic’ or ‘malefic’, or a planet may attain such status functionally due …

Robert Schmidt on Hellenistic Astrology – part 1
June 20, 2007 – 5:24 pm | 5 Comments
Robert Schmidt on Hellenistic Astrology – part 1

This is the first 10 minutes of a video that was made in August of 2006 by Robert Schmidt of Project Hindsight for a conference in St. Petersburg Russia that he was not able to …

10 Questions About Astrology from a Skeptic
June 17, 2007 – 7:44 pm | 13 Comments
10 Questions About Astrology from a Skeptic

A couple of years ago I got into this argument on a forum with this skeptic who was attacking astrology. I didn’t realize it initially, but the guy was actually more interested in ridiculing me …

Benjamin Franklin and Astrology
June 17, 2007 – 12:37 pm | 7 Comments
Benjamin Franklin and Astrology

Elsa just posted this really interesting quote from Benjamin Franklin on her blog which nicely illustrates his endorsement of horoscopic astrology. I was always aware that Franklin wrote the Poor Richard’s Almanac, but this really …

Vettius Valens
June 15, 2007 – 1:16 pm | 5 Comments
Vettius Valens

Vettius Valens was a Roman astrologer who was conceived on May 13, 119 CE, and born on February 8, 120 in the city of Antioch, which is now modern day Antakya, Turkey.  Today Valens is …

Controlling the Effects of Planetary Influences
June 12, 2007 – 6:43 pm | 5 Comments
Controlling the Effects of Planetary Influences

A while back a woman on the Horoscopic Astrology Group forum said:
My Leo Moon is driving me crazy. It’s always makin me lash out or take my emotions to extreems. My Moon Squaring Uranus and …

Book Review: The Fated Sky by Benson Bobrick
June 11, 2007 – 7:09 pm | 11 Comments
Book Review: The Fated Sky by Benson Bobrick

Benson Bobrick, The Fated Sky: Astrology In History, Simon and Schuster, 2005.
I’m going to get it out of the way and just say right from the onset that I did not like this book. …

The Thema Mundi
June 11, 2007 – 11:43 am | 8 Comments
The Thema Mundi

The origin of the traditional system of zodiacal sign rulerships lies is the mythical horoscope for the birth of the world known as the Thema Mundi.  The Thema Mundi was used as a teaching tool …