Category Archives: Astrology Basics

The Three Crossings of a Transit Over a Natal Planet

The transiting planets on the birth chart usually pass over a natal planet three times. With the first crossing of a transit, we might be overwhelmed not knowing what is happening as something new begins to unfold. When the second crossing occurs there is more familiarity with the transit’s energy and it comes back with…...

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Everything You Need to Know About the Grand Square

The Grand Cross is an uncommon but extremely stressful triggering and powerful configuration of four planets (sometimes more) in a combination of four squares and two oppositions – double the trouble of the T-square! It is commonly thought that individuals who have this in their chart have certainly incarnated with a “cross to bear.” Having such…...

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The Transits: Some Advice

Transits, very briefly, in astrological language, refer to the passing of a planet in the sky at a given moment over a sensitive degree in the chart under study. The aspects the planets make to natal planets or angles operate as energy combinations, harmonious or inharmonious and by reason of the planet in the sky…...

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The Conjunction & Hard Aspects: A Few Musings

With aspects and their various aspectual relationships (conjunction, sextile, trine, square, inconjunct, opposition), the same ideas and themes are presented but from different angles – softly – vigorously – even completely at odds with one another. With the hard aspects (square and opposition), they do get pretty wound up, and they pressurize us and have…...

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A Yod Case Study: The Grand Old Lady of ESP

Lotte Von Strahl was a German psychic who worked with European governments during WW II. In the ’50s, she lectured and gave readings throughout the U.S. This woman seemed to have a real gift in the area of psychism, healing, seeing spirits, and her abilities were tested in parapsychology groups. Von Strahl’s chart itself is…...

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Case Example: A Stellium of Planets in a House

A stellium is easy to spot in the chart, it can occur when three or more planets occupy a house or sign and form a highly concentrated source of power in any given horoscope. A stellium of planets is somewhat like a cosmic gang-bang. And with all of that energy in one place, there is…...

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My Favourite Introduction to Astrology

The astrology chart has a core identity which signifies its “purpose” (the Sun) and a characteristic set of emotional responses and needs (the Moon). It has its own mode of communication (Mercury) and a unique set of values (Venus). It has a mode of expressing energy and will (Mars). It has its own way of…...

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Air Signs: Emotional Hurts Hurt a Thousand Times More

Question: Are air signs more detached and unemotional? My AIR friend feels emotions on a very superficial level. She is a VERY loyal and fun-loving friend and person to be with but lacks any real depth. TALKS a lot about how she feels, but she is terrible when it comes to showing and show little…...

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100 Astrological Tidbits: Part One

What cannot be emphasized too strongly in an astrological analysis of our parents is that the chart shows how we, as individuals, experience them. Other people or society in general may not experience them in a similar fashion. Viewed astrologically, our inner parental image does seem to tally with the outer reality of our parents,…...

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100 Astrological Tidbits: Part Three

Venus in the fourth house: Usually this position is indicative of harmonious and satisfactory conditions in the home and brings benefit through domestic and family matters. It gives appreciation of home life and home comforts with capacity for doing things which will help in making the home a centre from which to regulate external affairs.…...

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