Parliament of Fools

Every astrologer needs to be wary of bias so that personal and political views, as these can distort judgment. On the other hand, the astrologer doesn’t live in some ethereal world where everyday matters are of no interest. In this case, without exaggeration, the future of democracy is in grave peril, as it is throughout […]

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The Four Quartets

Since its inception, The Classical Astrologer has been all about consciousness as expressed through astrological language and techniques. Astrology is a sacred and ancient language that many believe existed at the dawn of time. There are other mediums that afford us other dimensions of understanding. In the process, I have used visually evocative images and […]

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Autumnal Equinox

  I usually start my readings on the Solstices and Equinoxes with a reminder that the charts are secondary to the occasion itself. It’s crucial to mark these times in a spirit of celebration. The Equinox marks the battle day for the Holly King and the Oak King. Admittedly, Autumn is my favourite season. It […]

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Dmitry Kitsenko Light from Ancient Stars

For many people in the world, the stars are either difficult or impossible to see, due to light and other forms of pollution. There are thankfully still places where one can be awed by the number and brilliance of the stars. For our ancestors, the stars were a part of life and in most cultures […]

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The Case for Sidereal – I

I have been wanting to address this rather thorny issue for some time. There is a great deal of misunderstanding with regards to the tropical in relation to the sidereal, which requires a relatively simple approach. Strictly speaking, whatever that has been employed profitably for millennia requires no defence; but at this time. in the […]

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House of Lords

This is a brief note to comment on an extraordinary event. The New York Times captured the gist of the crisis “No prime minister has had a more calamitous start. These are the opening battles of a seismic political war. Within five days, Mr. Johnson has lost control of Parliament, lost his party’s majority, lost […]

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The Lion & the Serpent – Tulsi Gabbard II

In my previous reading of Tulsi Gabbard’s chart, I used a tropical zodiac, with the tropical;y placed  Nakshatra for the Moon. I agreed with one of the followers of the blog that more could be done. I have therefore chosen to read the entire chart as sidereal. rather than simply read the relevant nakshatra in […]

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