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2412, 2014

The Origins of Astrology and Christmas

By | December 24th, 2014|Categories: General Astrology, Misc.|Tags: , , |5 Comments

Over 5,000 years ago, astrology evolved from the observations of celestial movement made by people dependent upon natural rhythms for their survival. They noticed that planetary movements had an influence on the timing for planting and harvesting. The ancient civilizations of the Akkadians and the Sumerians worshipped the star. Their astrological observations were further developed by the Babylonians into an astrological system.  The earliest artist renderings, depicted the constellations in the familiar animal and mythical form, are on Babylonian stones dating back to 1100 B.C.  They have recognizable symbols for Sagittarius, Capricorn and Scorpio carved into them.  After the fall of Babylonia, astrologers moved their schools. The science of astrology moved to Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as to the Orient.  The structure of astrology, as we practice it today, was fixed by the [...]

2111, 2014

Thanksgiving Prayer

By | November 21st, 2014|Categories: General Astrology, Misc.|Tags: , |3 Comments

A friend sent me a Thanksgiving prayer.  It included giving thanks to the stars and to enlightened teachers. I have included these two segments below. On this Thanksgiving, I am indeed grateful for having the gift of being able to read astrology charts.  It is a wisdom that has been passed onto me.  I feel blessed to be able to share it with others. Here is the prayer: We give thanks to the Stars who are spread across the sky like jewelry. We see them in the night, helping the Moon to light the darkness and bringing dew to the gardens and growing things. When we travel at night, they guide us home. With our minds gathered together as one, we send greetings and thanks to all the Stars. We gather our minds to greet [...]

611, 2014

The Astrological Wheel

By | November 6th, 2014|Categories: General Astrology, Misc.|Tags: , |6 Comments

A major principle of astrology is the idea that “As above, so below.”  In quantum physics, this means that what applies to the solar system also applies to the smallest atom.  We human beings are just little pieces of the universe.  The ancients believed the study of the stars, and planets, is basically a study of the inner workings of a human being.  This isn’t a crazy idea, when you consider that everything evolved from the stars from the Big Bang.  Carl Jung was hugely into the study of astrology.  He did an analysis of astrology to figure out its connection with synchronicity.  He studied 483 married couples and checked out the way their birth charts worked together.  He found that long lasting relationships had a certain astrological pattern which were found to be three [...]

2209, 2014

Weighing in on Libras

By | September 22nd, 2014|Categories: General Astrology, Misc., Quotes|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Most people do not realize that astrology was the way medicine was practiced into the 17th century, like oriental medicine, which is much more widely accepted.  Medical astrology dates back to 400 B.C. and the time of Hippocrates, who said, "He who does not understand astrology is not a doctor but a fool."  If there is one sign of the Zodiac that is obsessed with health and weight it is Libra.  How ironic that their Zodiac symbol is the scales?  And how facinating that many of the most famous celebrities who sell diet plans or tools to lose weight are mostly Libras?  Think of  Weight Watchers founder Jean Nidetch; former Weight Watchers spokesperson Sarah Ferguson; author and Thigh Master pitchwoman, Suzanne Somers; and Dr. Atkins of the famous high protein Atkins diet. Libras are always [...]

1208, 2014

An Astrological View of Robin Williams’ Life and Death

By | August 12th, 2014|Categories: Misc., Quotes|Tags: , , , , , |10 Comments

If Robin Williams had come to me for an Astrology reading last week, I would have told him two major things.  First, Jupiter right now, is on his midheaven.  The midheaven is where you meet the outside world.  When the planet of expansion and good fortune sits up there, at the top of the chart, it means your name is in lights, and you are often noticed in a big way by a large audience. How ironic that it is through his death that this has occurred, and not through his brilliant work.  But in some ways it is perfectly timed, because right now he is probably bigger than he ever was…. and that is saying a lot since he was like a human meteroite. His career was headed for a time of great expansion [...]

1806, 2014

Is this Mercury Retrograde period more difficult than usual?

By | June 18th, 2014|Categories: General Astrology, Misc., Quotes|Tags: , , , |41 Comments

News Flash!  In case you haven't noticed, this Mercury Retrograde period seems more pesky than usual. That is because Mercury Retrograde is doing a somewhat bothersome dance routine with Mars opposite Uranus. I heard a great quote about awkward dancing:  “A vertical frustration born to a horizontal desire.”  When you take the planet of aggressive energy (Mars), and put it against the planet of unexpected events (Uranus), it feels like two opposing forces fighting to take the lead. Think of this Mars/Uranus opposition as if you are the guy on the back of this unusual bicycle.   And the Mercury Retrograde adds to this feeling of going in reverse. Just hold onto your handlebars. Try to enjoy the scenery, because you don't have that much control. Fortunately, with Mercury Retrograde it is usually just annoying [...]