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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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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Whole Sign Houses
June 10, 2007 – 12:52 am | 48 Comments
Whole Sign Houses

The purpose of this article is to give an overview of a form of house division used in western astrology called whole sign houses.
Whole sign houses is the oldest form of house division, originating sometime …

The Zodiac of Dendera
May 24, 2007 – 9:13 pm | 2 Comments
The Zodiac of Dendera

I just returned from a three week trip to Paris where I had the good fortune of visiting the Louvre and seeing the Zodiac of Dendera. I went last Saturday night during the Moon-Venus conjunction …

The Alleged Babylonian Aspect Doctrine
January 9, 2007 – 4:37 pm | 3 Comments
The Alleged Babylonian Aspect Doctrine

I spent the majority of Monday reading through Nick Campion’s paper Babylonian Astrology: Its Origin and Legacy in Europe and trying to understand the areas of continuity and divergence between the Mesopotamian and later traditions …