Recently, a few clients have asked questions about why astrology is so eerily accurate. It’s a hard question to answer. Why should the planetary arrangement at birth reveal whether a person likes cold showers, or will wear a pair of jeans until they become threadbare? What does the Moon have to do with me writing in the margins of books?
Ristoro d'Arezzo was a monk who studied the birth charts of his horses. This story attempts to create an illustration of how astrology actually works.
At the farmer’s market I heard a confused person mention how Pluto will become less influential in our charts since it was downgraded from planet status. All evidence to the contrary.
The Moon in this chart is also conjunct the fixed star Algol, or Beta Persei and sometimes called El Ghoul, the star which is located in the head of Medusa within the constellation Perseus.
The University of Cambridge has provided online, samples of thousands of charts with notes from the practices of two astrologers working in the time of Shakespeare: Richard Napier and Simon Forman. The charts and their notations make for a month's worth of interesting reading if you have any inclination toward morbidly obscure history (come on, I know that you do).
Some say heaven is a place on Earth and I say heaven is wherever Norah Jones decides to go walking. Can you tell I'm a fan? Maybe it's more accurate to say that Jones is simply an angel sent here to heal us and her only disguise is a cape to cover her beautiful wings. Am I pouring it on too much? Well, I'm not if you take a look at the planets in her birth chart.
Two thousand years ago, writers mainly associated Pisces with the ocean. People born under this sign were known as great navigators who could spend their lives crossing the depths. One source says they have the desire to sweep tranquil waters with dragnets and then display their treasures from the deep on the shore for all to see. This could be a metaphorical description of what a Pisces person does whether they ever sail the ocean or not.
It seems that the people who heal us the most in life are the ones who have lived through our own dilemmas. A good physical therapist is the one who broke her leg in a skiing accident. The psychologist who gets it is the one who walked through madness and returned. Bill W. spent much of his life in dark depression and a haze of alcohol and he co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous.
A note arrived from an old friend asking me to help him choose a wedding day using astrology. This I did not expect. The philosophy here is that a zodiac chart reflects a starting point that will show the nature of whatever begins at that moment. A person's life starts at birth and a marriage … Continue reading The Senator’s Daughter
Copies are now available for this light-hearted tale, written for anyone with an interest in the history of astrology. You do not need to know the mechanics of astrology to enjoy this story of train travel through Italy. Join a dragon and a monkey as they discuss ancient texts and planetary symbolism. A short … Continue reading Copies Available
The long awaited Astrological Book of Life is finished. **Scroll to bottom to order. International Shipping available. The book I was always looking for, but could never find: an introduction to the origins of astrology from around the world. This is the story of a young dragon school teacher named Vaya who rides a … Continue reading New Book
Sometimes laughter is the only way to survive the tears. My neighbors used to talk about one old guy who came to the local dances and everyone knew this was a person who had a Story to Tell. We didn't know what the story was, but when you looked at his eyes you could just tell that something major had happened.