28 April 2016 0 Comments

Mercury retrograde

This article is adapted from a similar article published in November 2012. As we approach the next Mercury retrograde period we are likely to see astrologers from different persuasions offer apparently wise advice and warnings about mix-ups in communication, delays in transport and the like. But is this really good astrology? Ignoring for the moment the […]

8 May 2015 0 Comments

Confusions about derived houses Part 2

In Part 1 spoke about the using derived houses for a related series, such as the 3rd house from the 3rd house to identify 2 brothers on a chart. Each brother is related to the other. I also spoke about the stupidity of applying this principle to an unrelated series. An example of the latter […]

3 May 2015 0 Comments

Confusions about derived houses Part 1

There is a lot of confusion about how to identify the planet representing someone or something belonging to a series. Examples include: The 2nd husband, 3rd property on offer for purchase, 2nd in a choice between 2 schools, and the 3rd sibling. One theory concerns derived houses. However in order to explain derived houses it is necessary […]

31 March 2015 0 Comments

Detriment

It seems that one of the barriers to understanding astrology is the terminology used. Descriptions of planets such as ‘detriment’ and ‘fall’ are often interpreted as ‘good’ and ‘bad’. To beginning astrologers these descriptions can sound very judgemental and politically incorrect, and some are quick to dismiss more ancient astrology as belonging to the dark ages. I have […]

7 March 2015 0 Comments

Horary astrology and the natal chart

The horary chart is a stand alone chart and we do not need to refer to the natal chart to find answers to questions. Horary Astrology Reading Request a reading. Most subjects covered. The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology. The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying […]

7 March 2015 0 Comments

Co-rulers = confusion

The horary chart is a stand alone chart and we do not need to refer to the natal chart to find answers to questions. Horary Astrology Reading Request a reading. Most subjects covered. The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology. The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying […]

3 February 2015 0 Comments

The rules of horary astrology

Sometimes I encounter people saying that they should not have to follow the rules of horary astrology, that it’s OK to make up their own rules. However the so-called ‘rules’ of horary are not like something you have to follow or you will be punished, or something to rebel against. Horary Astrology Reading Request a […]

11 November 2014 0 Comments

Planetary Aspects

Beginning students to the ancient art of astrology are often fascinated by aspects between planets. Once some keywords have been learnt about the planets there is an enjoyment in drawing aspect lines between planetary glyphs and identifying aspect patterns. Unfortunately the learning of a few keywords does not provide an in-depth understanding of the planets. Consequently the delight experienced […]

4 November 2014 0 Comments

Changing places – astrological houses

Astrological Houses

Astrology deals with reality and once we start changing places with planetary significators astrology starts to lose its validity. The houses have set meanings and the people they represent do not slip slide around according to our whims and fancies. Horary Astrology Reading Request a reading. Most subjects covered. The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the […]

14 October 2014 0 Comments

How to Find Significators

In horary and natal astrology identifying the significator and assessing its condition is of utmost importance. Horary Astrology Reading Request a reading. Most subjects covered. The Horary Astrology Practitioners Diploma correspondence course contains the foundation principles for natal and modern astrology. The Palmistry Practitioners Diploma correspondence Course provides basic logical principles underlying hand reading as well as the “how-to” practical […]