Dignity, Potency, and Opportunity for Planets

  There are essentially three things to consider when interpreting any planet in a horoscope: (1) How positive / negative is it? (2) How much power and umph is behind that positivity or negativity? (3) How does the planet get, or not get, the opportunity to deliver that positive / negative umph. The first question…

Tune-Up Your Astrology with Me! Part 1 – Character

From time to time I return to my own horoscope for a “tune-up” to make sure my astrological methods are still “in alignment.” I thought that persons interested in understanding astrology would benefit from reading my notes, so I did it more systematically this time. If you follow along through this evaluation I think you…

New Birth Chart Overview is now Available!!!

I just made available a fantastic, brand new Birth Chart Overview. It features: Beautiful, original artwork renditions of your birth chart! Deep, yet clear and simple explanations of every important symbol in your horoscope. Your rising sign, and every planet in its sign, house and lordship! Fantastic graphs of the “positivity” and “potency” of every planet…

“Natal”?

“Natal” is a strange word used a lot in astrology. “Na” as a root in English refers to “original” or “point of origin.” So we have words like nature (the original character of a person or place), or nativity – “the place or situation of birth.” In fact the term is used a lot relating…

Reading a Tropical Horoscope With Indian (“Vedic”) Techniques.

I have come to embrace the conclusion that the 12 sidereal signs of modern Indian astrology are not in line with the classical Indian definitions of the 12 signs, and have therefore adopted a somewhat unique system of calculating the 12 signs tropically, but calculating the 27 stars (“nakshatra”) sidereally. Many people have kindly read…

A New Reading: YOUR SIGNS

Here is a NEW READING ($10) Your Signs ~~~~~~ … Calculating your chart using my personal system of astrology, I put your planets in order of their prominence and recount to you the essential destinies announced by each planet being in the sign it is in. I conclude by doing the same for your rising…

What Astrologer’s Can Learn from “Smoking Causes Cancer”

Smoking causes cancer, period. Now that doesn’t mean that everyone who smokes actually gets cancer, nor does it mean that everyone with cancer smokes. Why? Because we do other things in life besides just smoking or not smoking. Similarly, a planet in a sign causes some specific effects, period. However, that doesn’t mean that the…

Question about Astrology Predictions and Dashas

Question: Is there a 3-month period before the start of dasa/subdasa which can be considered as starting or ending of the respective dasa..something called “Kari ” period where the influences would have already started.   I am of two minds on this. One mind says that the world is analog, not digital. Things blur into…

Classical Vedic Astrology

Let’s start by defining classical.  Classical –                   1. Having the form used by ancient standard authors; 2. Being of recognized authority or excellence. Now let’s define vedic, which is a form of the word veda. Veda – 1. Knowledge 2. Written compilation of knowledge Something is vedic if it is directly related to this…

How to use Astrological Cycles (Dasha & Sub-Dasha)

At any given point in my life, I am experiencing a moment within a minute within an hour within a day within a week within a month within a year within a decade within a century. Vedic astrology reflects this reality by deliniating 5 levels of cycles within cycles within cycles, and refering to the…

When your Horoscope Contradicts Itself

Oftentimes a single horoscope will have some placements that indicate one outcome, and some placements that indicate an opposite outcome. For example, a single horoscope may have several factors in it indicating poverty, while several other factors indicate wealth. How do you read this? Some think that opposites “cancel each other out.” So that if…