I Don’t Match My Rising Sign!?!?!?

In astrology, no single thing ever generates an outcome on its own. It is only when a few things indicate the same outcome, then the outcome is certain. For example: I have a career with limited scope for what typically evaluates as “success.” Is it because my 12th lord is in my 10th house? Is…

Basic Principles of Relationship Compatibility

Draw a circle. Split it into 12 equal parts. Label each part as one of the zodiac signs, in order, counterclockwise. Aries, Taurus, etc. The sign opposite from any other sign on the wheel is the most compelling match. All signs of the same element are stable in their bond. Go back to your circle,…

Symbols and Glyphs of Astrology

I am a huge fan of the glyphs developed in the West to represent the signs and planets. The essential meaning of every planet and sign is encoded into these fascinating symbols. Glyphs for the Planets Each planet’s glyph is made of the same primary symbols: a circle and a cross. The circle is symbolic…

What is “Exaltation”? Why is Jupiter Exalted in Cancer?

First things first. What is “exaltation” anyway? Background: What is a Sign? What is a Planet? Here is the metaphor that will help you make sense of the whole thing: The whole starry sky is a wilderness of energy. Wilderness is a wild area uninhabited by people. But in the wilderness there are places that…

Basic Qualities of the Zodiac Signs

Let’s start to understand the twelve signs by exploring how their element and mode combine to create their basic qualities. We are talking about the signs themselves, not people born into those signs. Real astrology does not consider a person to be a single sign, but a unique combination of the all twelve signs. CARDINAL…