The 9 Dangers of Astrology

Tracy Marks’ amazing work, published in The Astrology of Self-Discovery, is a primer on how to avoid the misuses of astrology, and it is really insightful. I discovered, to my dismay, that I was guilty of each and every one of these 9 dangers. The author says that “We astrology students and astrologers tend to become overly identified with our art. Many of us are obsessive, even fanatical with our use of the ephemeris. We define ourselves in terms of…...

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Water Types: Cruel and Narrow Minded in Their Judgements of Friends

Reading Marie-Louise von Franz’s writings on Pscychologiclal Typing drew my attention to this particular topic. While Water-types may be capable of forming moral judgments about others based on their cold behaviour or the impression they get from them, I feel that they’re also capable of empathising with others and explaining why they may have behaved in a certain manner toward them. When we are of the element (Water) in question, however, it might be hard to relate to this since…...

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The Grand Trine: Sleeping Beauty

It is commonly believed that Grand Trines will cause you to become apathetic. Astrologer Bill Tierney discovered, through the use of chart analysis, that even though the Grand Trine might be beneficial to certain people, he is of the opinion that it could also hinder their potential and that, in some cases, it may be a struggle to develop self-discipline over the long term. The real danger comes into play when the Grand Trine either slows down or completely prevents…...

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Grand Trine – Blessing or Curse? Get Ready for a Major Rant

It used to be that a conventional reading of the Grand Trine went something like this: If you are one of the “fortunate ones” to have what is referred to as a Grand Trine, you are in luck. An astrological Grand Trine is produced when three planets make a 120-degree trine with one another. Although it is usually inside the same element, it is not always the case. Astrologers think that this is a result of “special received gifts” in…...

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Should the Signs of the Outer Planets Be Interpreted in an Individual Chart?

Students of astrology overemphasise the sign position of one of the outer planets, not realising that, due to the slow movement of the outer planets, everyone born for a number of years has the same configuration as they do. As a result, save in the cases when it coincides with personal planets or the Ascendant, that component is unlikely to have much of an influence on an individual. It is more important to consider how it relates to the chart…...

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Do You Pay Any Attention to the Transiting Sextile?

The sextile is relegated to the periphery of astrology due to its ease and the misconception that a sextile has just half of the power of a trine – or perhaps no power at all! A sextile is a beneficial aspect of the chart, but it isn’t always obvious in the personality; some astrologers leave it out of their readings altogther since clients don’t seem to get the significance of it. Often considered more productive than a trine, the sextile…...

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Major Transitions in the Human Life Cycle

Important Transit Notes: Transits to the Sun or Moon affect the core of life and the internal world significantly. Arguably, the Sun and the Moon—the two luminaries—represent the most significant components of the natal chart. In psychological astrology, the Sun represents ego needs and identity, guiding your life direction and purpose. The sun symbolizes the life force itself and the central aspect of your personality. One of the principal tasks in life is to develop your innate potential represented by the sun by sign…...

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Most Aspected Planet: The Hub

Most aspected planet. People don’t tend to take account of the importance of aspects; the more aspected a planet is, the more you will represent its traits because of the energies that it receives. It doesn’t matter if the aspects are positive (sextile and trine), negative (square and oppositions) or neutral (conjunction). A planet being highly aspected means that its energy reacts to and receives reactions from several other planets. In transit, it can cause a whole network of energies to be activated. Meaning, there is…...

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Charts Without an Opposition Aspect: Is It Hard for Them to Look Outside of Themselves?

Certain charts stand out when they contain a lot of particular aspects, such as oppositions or trines, but it’s not always obvious when a chart lacks an aspect, like an opposition. According to astrologers, lacking an aspect in your chart might manifest itself in your personality. It’s arguable if the absence of an opposite angle in the natal chart has an impact on someone or whether it creates a gap in one’s life. Charts without oppositions are considered to be…...

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De Quincunx: The Impossible Choice?

Question: The Quincunx is a happenstance mysterious aspect. It takes two very different things and gives you the opportunity to blend them. It takes a lot of work, attention, and patience to do so. However, in the end, you are rewarded with a new creation you could have never have foreseen. Any Thoughts? It used to be considered a minor aspect. The quincunx, also known as the inconjunct, is an aspect of 150 degrees and is generally allowed an orb…...

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