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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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Mountain Astrologer Features Hellenistic Astrology
June 2, 2012 – 12:53 am | No Comment
Mountain Astrologer Features Hellenistic Astrology

The latest issue of The Mountain Astrologer magazine features part 2 of my series titled An Introduction to Hellenistic Astrology.
In the first part of the series, which appeared earlier this year in the February/March issue, …

New Time-Lord Class Launched
August 8, 2010 – 6:04 pm | No Comment
New Time-Lord Class Launched

I recently launched a new module for the Hellenistic time-lord technique Zodiacal Releasing on my online course site.
Since I just launched the module, the introductory price is only $30 to sign up. This price will …

How the Classical Planets Came to Rule Two Signs
February 2, 2010 – 9:26 pm | 4 Comments
How the Classical Planets Came to Rule Two Signs

Several years ago I made this animation which depicts the story of how the five classical planets came to rule two signs of the zodiac each.
It is loosely based on a Medieval Persian story that …

Book Review: Rhetorius the Egyptian, translated by James Holden
November 24, 2009 – 1:05 am | 3 Comments
Book Review: Rhetorius the Egyptian, translated by James Holden

Rhetorius the Egyptian, Astrological Compendium Containing His Explanation and Narration of the Whole Art of Astrology, translated by James Holden, American Federation of Astrologers, Tempe, AZ, May 21, 2009. Available through Amazon.com
The phrase “Hellenistic astrology” …

The Traditional Astrology Radio Podcast
October 20, 2009 – 9:47 pm | One Comment
The Traditional Astrology Radio Podcast

One of the up-and-coming trends in the astrological community right now is podcasts and astrologically themed internet radio shows, and at this point my favorite is Traditional Astrology Radio.
I began listening to it earlier this …

The History of Western Astrology
December 18, 2008 – 3:07 am | 14 Comments
The History of Western Astrology

I made a video today which outlines the history of western astrology in 10 minutes.  It is ten  minutes long because that is the restriction for all YouTube videos, although I covered quite a bit …

The Antikythera Mechanism Was Used for Astrology
December 16, 2008 – 1:26 am | 7 Comments
The Antikythera Mechanism Was Used for Astrology

In 1901 a group of sponge divers discovered a complex mechanical device lying at the bottom of the ocean, just off the coast of a Greek island named Antikythera.   The device subsequently became known as …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …