The Hard Aspects: Internal Conflicts

follow link People always want some sort of complicated explanation of exactly how the hard aspects (square & opposition) work in the natal chart and to describe how the planets are working at cross purposes to each other. When, on the most basic level, what they mostly represent are our internal conflicts, which are, to say the[…]...

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Astrology: The Unfolding Personality

Question: Does the astrology chart unfold over time? The natal chart is not static, it continually unfolds. The continual movements of the planets open or block the energies present in the chart, bringing about activation and change. Once the cosmic photograph has been taken, the solar system continues its movements, and its themes continues to[…]...

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All You Need to Know About Yods

Question: I’m fairly novice with astrology and would like to familiarize myself with my natal chart. More specifically, I’m curious as to the implications presented by the yod configuration. A book was ordered and arrived about this particular aspect pattern and it was interesting but still did not give a satisfactory explanation of the elusive[…]...

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All the Same

Question: In any given textbook on the subject there are chapters labeled Planets, Houses, Signs and Aspects, but very often the material from these chapters all the sound the same. Any thoughts? Some similarity is due to similar archetypes. Dr. Zipporah Dobyns’ “alphabet” is based on shared qualities of equivalent planets, signs, and houses. If[…]...

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Themes in a Birth Chart

Question: What are repeated themes in a birth chart? First, what embodies a theme? When analyzing a chart, you would look for sign and house placements and planetary aspects that are similar in nature to one another. Then look for repetitions in the chart. A concentration of Scorpio planets, plus the Sun or Moon in[…]...

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Law of Attraction & Astrology

Isn’t the Law of attraction and astrology a bit of a contradiction? How can it be that we are capable of creating the life of our dreams and harnessing the power of the universe, but on the other hand we have our personalities and destinies shaped by the movement of the planets? Astrology deals with[…]...

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The Elements of Astrology: The Magic 4

The experience that not everyone functions the same way has been the basis of psychological typing for a long time. Astrology classifies character in the terms of trigons, corresponding to the four elements, fire, earth, air, and water. However, there’s a drawback to classifying in such a way as someone may judge another as being[…]...

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The Sextile and Trine

Question: What’s the difference between the sextile and trine? Okay, for starters, here’s Steven Forrest’s interpretation of the sextile: “A sextile is stimulating. I annoy some people in the astrology world by pointing out that in the word “sextile,” there’s one syllable that most of us like better than the other one. Will you have[…]...

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You are the Universe

Question: Are our charts given to us randomly like a random roll of the dice? Astrology began unaccountable eons ago. Plato said that God made souls in equal number with the stars and distributed them, each soul to a different star. Astrology has helped us comprehend some of nature’s darkest secrets. The astrology chart is[…]...

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The Aspects: Odds, Ends, Tidbits and Pieces

According to Vivian E. Robson, planets in conjunction tend to act alternatively, and it should be remembered that they don’t altogether blend although they are acting from he same part of the chart. “There is usually more or less a rapid change from one body to another. Thus Venus conjunct Mars generally causes the native[…]...

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