The Moon

The moon, considered by the ancient western astrologers as the gateway of the soul to the earth, has always been an object of veneration and mystery for humanity.  The moon’s movements through the archetypal zodiac signs creates a monthly pulse that a person can use to develop their sensitivity to the natural flow of the world around them. This subtle dynamic energy of life and personality...
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The Sun

“The all seeing Sun, then, being truly fire-like and the light of the mind is the organ of perception of the soul”-Vettius Valens The Sun. In astrology the sun is the center. That is, a symbol which represents the soul. The soul, your soul, an immaterial, unlocatable, empty phenomena, which has the nature of ongoing unending awareness is represented by the Sun. As such, it is the place,...
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Mars and its wanderings through Cancer

Mars . The Red Planet. Hot and Dry. Feisty in temper and quick to act with force. The archetype of the warrior. The minor Malefic in astrology. Malefic means that where if falls in the chart, it is going to make life tough. That place is going to need consciousness to be used. When we have a warrior, a great big hot headed killer, you need him to behave and do his purpose well. In astrology...
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What is in a sign.

These days you can find a lot of astrology that is about Sun signs, or love signs, or Western and Chinese astrology combined into "new astrology". These texts, newspapers, astrology feeds can offer good entertainment, but are they astrology? The answer of course is no. Astrology is the science of understanding how the planets interact in a precise mathematical way with your own moment of becoming...
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Green Revolution Part 2.

Now I want to look at the figurehead for the revolution. His name is Mir Hussein Moussavi. His chart is really quite interesting really in the light of current events. He was born in Khameneh Iran on the 21st of September 1941. His birth time has not been released as a matter of public record. Because of this we will set the birth time at 12 noon. This of course limits our ability to read the...
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The Green Revolution in Astrology speak. Part I

Jupiter has gone stationary today. That means that if we look into the sky it will not be appearing to be going forward or backwards in motion. Why does this relate to the revolution in Iran. The ancient sages of astrology assigned the following qualities to Jupiter: Jupiter has concern over Religion and Truth. He is a planet of Wisdom, Intellect, Philosophy and Good Work. As far as people go,...
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The unchanging archtype

People are often trying to prove astrology...or for that matter disprove astrology. This entirely misses the point of a rich system which can be used to understand our lives and our life path. At one point I was sitting with H.E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, who was great and realized man from Old Tibet. A student of his was enthusiastically saying how modern physics was describing the nature of the...
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How to use aspects in your chart.

When using astrology it is helpful to think of the planets as gods or living beings who have something they wish to do. This is a metaphor of course, but it is the base of the philosophy. We have then these gods, who are Archetype actors on the field of our life’s play. They are the Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Modern astrology has given us many new actors, but if we go...
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