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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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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …