How to Find Transits to Houses, Double Transits, Etc.

Step 1) Get your Ascendant degree (makes no difference if it is sidereal or tropical, so long as you stick with whichever you choose, for all the steps here) Step 2) Put that degree (from step 1) into the sign that makes your 7th house, and consider it the degree that will receive the aspects and…

Radically Deep Fundamentals of Astrology

Radically Deep Fundamentals of Astrology Planets, signs, and houses… You’ve never learned about them in such radically sensible, memorable, and useful depth! Vic DiCara reveals the clear and threadbare logic behind why the planets, signs, and houses represent the things they do, bringing the occult mysteries of astrology into rational and systematic clarity. Based on…

Basic Birth Chart Analysis – Donald Trump

His birthtime is June 14, 1946 at 10:54am in Jamaica, Queens, New York. Here is the Chart as a wheel:   And here it is in the square form: Our calculations are not finished. We must now calculate the raw strength of each planet, and the positivity as well. We can get these values from…

Mars & Marriage (Kuja Dosa / Mangala Dosha)

“Mars Affliction” (Kuja Dosha) is a rather modern trend, not a truly “vedic” or “classical” yoga or astrological combination. To quickly explain what it is: Mars is the planet of independence and the Seventh House is the place of cooperation. The two have obviously opposing themes. Therefore when Mars interacts strongly with the Seventh House…

How to Read a Horoscope

This is an except from Chapter 25 of my book, Unlocking the Meanings of a Horoscope, the textbook for my course of the same name. Everything mentioned in summary below gets a treatment of full explanation in that book and, especially, in the course. Getting the Sculpting Material I started out with the metaphor of…

What is a “Dispositor”?

“Dispositor” is really an oddball word, if you ask me. It is not even in the normal modern English dictionary! Look at it carefully and you will find it is made of “dis” and “posit.” You use dis- in plenty of words, like distance, disgrace, disfigure, etc. The prefex dis- indicates negation, absence, & separation….

On Sculptors and Astrologers

Imagine a sculptor. He takes his well-maintained tools and sits before a block of fine marble. What do you imagine him doing next? Does he pick one spot on the raw rock and finish it completely before moving on to the next, carving out a flawless, perfectly polished and finished eye while the rest of…

Reading Birth Charts

Think of the chart as a musical instrument and the planets as musicians. Musicians make music according to their taste, but also according to the instruments they are given to work with. Take a musician and give her a piano; she will make a certain kind of song because the piano has 88 keys, etc….

Learning Astrology (For Beginners and Experts)

Fractals are amazing. They are infinitely complex patterns formed by repeating much simpler, smaller patterns over and over again in smaller and smaller contexts. Astrology is a fractal – infinitely complex, but built on relatively simple principles. The complexity of astrology is like the complexity of a fractal – a result of the finer and…

Why is Astrology so Confusing?

The main reason astrology is so confusing is that even the people who explain it are usually pretty darn unclear about what it is. Why? Because Earth is only just now gradually emerging from the Age of Darkness (“Kali-yuga”). The darkness of this age creates great confusion. During this time the tropical zodiac drifted out…

How to Use the 12 Houses

Astrologers read horoscopes by judging the results of each “house” in a chart. I will explain how to do it. This is not exactly an “entry level” article, but I will try to write it in such a way that you will come away with important knowledge regardless of your current level of understanding astrology….

Identifying Your Strengths with Astrology

This is going to be a quick article about what to look for in your birth chart to be able to focus in on what your natural strengths are. You should have some understanding of Vedic astrological principles to get the most from this article, but even a new comer will come away with a…