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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The Zodiacal Riddle of Vettius Valens

The works of major Hellenistic astrologers have become available over the last few decades. Of course, Claudius Ptolemy has been part of the canon for centuries. His works have been helpful in many ways, but we can’t say he is the last word. Indeed, the reading of Ptolemy has lead to many preconceptions, particularly with […]

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Rahu Ketu & Nakshatras for the Hellenistic Astrologer

This is a continuance of Astrological Mysticism in The Surya Siddhanta. Since that article was written several months ago, I have managed to obtain other texts on Indian Astrology which have served to explain or fill in apparent gaps. I have also been fortunate to meet highly accomplished Indian astrologers who were amenable to discussing […]

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Solar Eclipse of June 30, 1954 – Brothers in Arms

The Total Solar Eclipse of June 30, 1954, is distinguished in no small part by its reach. Totality stretched from the US to Eastern Canada, over Greenland, parts of Scandinavia, Eastern Europe through Iran, Afghanistan and to Northwestern India. The most obvious historical connection is to a conflict between Afghani Pashtuns and Pakistan. I make this statement with some degree […]

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Father Christmas & The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

The Longest Night must pass before the waxing of the Light. A Blessed and Merry Yule to all my friends, family and associates. At the time of the Solstice, we have the image of the Centaur giving way to Capricorn with the Holly King, appropriately riding a Goat. There are some variations on the theme of […]

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Cancer Ingress of the Sun – Summer Solstice

The Solstices and the two Equinox are of great significance.  For Mundane astrologers, they are consulted along with the ingress of the planets, eclipses and a variety of other elements, depending on exactly what is being sought. The rule has it that Fixed Signs signify a longer period of the effect than Cardinal, and Mutable is even […]

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Solar Revolution – Vernal Equinox

Drawing a chart for 0°Aries is an ancient tradition. This is the astrological New Year and the chart is representative of who is the Lord of the Year and what we can expect the year to bring. This chart is cast for Pacific Daylight Time (+7). This means that it most specifically applies to the […]

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Element of Water

The intended readership of this article is the informed astrological neophyte, although I hope practicing astrologers will find something of value as well. In Astrology we use the four elements: Earth, Water, Fire and Air. The fifth or Quintessence is the source of them all. We have become accustomed to thinking of such things in the […]

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