New video: Astrology basics for beginners

I created a little video, hopefully the first in a series, to help non-astrologers to understand more about the astrological updates that I post here and which you will find elsewhere.  I hope you will find it useful!  I plan to product more instructional videos so please let me know in the comments what kind of content you’d like to see.  (These videos will not have transcriptions like the ones I post on Mondays, but there are instructions here on how to turn on captions and transcriptions within the video.)

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By |2020-09-05T10:28:18-04:00September 5th, 2020|Lessons|2 Comments

Thoughts on the Full Moon at the peak of the retrograde season

art by Joma Sipe

There is something symbolic to me about the Moon reaching its fullness in Pisces, the last sign of the zodiac, just as the retrograde season is peaking with Mars turning retrograde on September 9th.  At that point there will be an astounding seven planets retrograde (including Chiron, or six without Chiron which is still astounding).  I did a little research project in which I attempted to find another period in history where there were this many retrograde planets for more than a week or two (in 2020 it lasts about five months) and even though I went back to the 1700s I was unable to find any period like this one.

Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac – the sign that represents letting go, returning to the source, the ultimate journey to consciousness.  This feels to me like the culmination of what 2020 has been all about.  I realize that it looks like simple random chaos to many people, but when you observe patterns and planetary cycles there is a clear underlying call of the Earth for humanity to make a change.  Our present course is unsustainable, and something had to snap at some point.  There is also symbolism in the fact that we are in the transition from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius, and Saturn will transition into Aquarius with Pluto soon behind.  In 2025 there is a tremendous planetary shift with all three outer planets – the planets that inspire transformation – changing signs at the same time. 

(Geeky astrological details: Uranus will move from Taurus into Gemini.  Neptune […]

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By |2020-09-02T15:06:39-04:00September 2nd, 2020|Astrology|6 Comments

It’s true: Astrology can’t predict the state of your marriage

This article was originally posted in 2013.  astrology compatibilityFirst, there is not an astrologer in the world today that makes prediction on marriage success using sun signs.  Thanks to the Internet there is enough information available to the general public about astrology to educate everyone that astrology involves far more than just the sign the Sun was in at the time of your birth.

So I am very surprised that if an academic institution like the University of Manchester was going to conduct an in-depth study on the effectiveness of astrology on predicting marriage duration, that they used sun sign prediction for their massive study of ten million marriages.

They do preface the article by admitting that

A complete horoscope, or natal chart, includes information about where the sun, moon and planets would have been observed relative to each other and to the constellations of the zodiac at the time and place of the subject’s birth. Popular astrology in the West focuses on one key element in this chart: the ‘sun sign’ (or ‘star sign’ in colloquial parlance), which is determined by the position of the earth in its annual revolution around the sun.

So it doesn’t really make sense that the study then goes on to conflate “astrology” with Sun signs.

You can read the study yourself if you like, but suffice it to say that the research found no correlation between marriages and astrological signs that was greater than the statistical chance would suggest.

Even if we put aside for a moment the argument that Sun signs are generally one of the LEAST significant indicators of compatibility, I have found in 30 years of working with clients that the most successful marriages are among the least compatible charts.  Compatibility […]

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By |2020-07-25T11:56:13-04:00July 25th, 2020|Astrology|2 Comments

I’ve revived my YouTube channel

Last year I started a YouTube channel but I couldn’t really decide if it fit me or not.  There are so many YouTube channels, and most of my readers and clients are over 40 which isn’t the YouTube demographic.  So I made a deal with the Universe: I was going to stop making videos but if I reached 400 subscribers I would start again.  The channel languished for months, and then all of a sudden (I suppose because people are home now) there was an infusion of people subscribing to the channel.

I like the idea of a Monday weekly forecast, so that’s the plan.  If there’s anything you’d liked covered in a video please let me know in the comments!

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By |2020-04-06T08:08:29-04:00April 6th, 2020|Astrology|9 Comments