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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Saturn

May 15, 2017
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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Saturn

Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Saturn

Saturn rules Capricorn and Aquarius, the two farthest signs from the luminaries in the zodiac. This is appropriate to Saturn as he represents boundaries and limitations. More precisely, Saturn shows us the structures in our world that order our raw … Read More...

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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Jupiter

May 11, 2017
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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Jupiter

Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Jupiter

Jupiter is the planet of philosophy, higher understanding, and wisdom. As he is the ‘greater benefic’, Jupiter gives something much broader than Venus does – the ability to see the bigger picture, even to identify purpose. The sign and house … Read More...

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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Mars

May 8, 2017
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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Mars

Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Mars

Mars, as a symbol of an aspect of human consciousness, represents our active nature. He is aggressive, doesn’t second-guess, and is associated with both the child and the soldier. These may seem incompatible but they are similar in a very … Read More...

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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Venus

May 1, 2017
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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Venus

Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Venus

Venus’s exaltation in late Pisces reminds us symbolically of the exaltation of the Sun in Aries – the fact that Venus is ‘lifted up’ before the Sun gives us an idea of the relationship between these two. Remember we theorized … Read More...

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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Mercury

April 27, 2017
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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Mercury

Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: Mercury

Welcome back to our series on planetary exaltation, detriment, and fall! Today we are tackling our most flighty friend, Mercury. Unlike the luminaries, whose phases can be clearly seen and understood through their apparent rotation around the earth, and thus … Read More...

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Monthly Horoscope – May 2017

April 24, 2017
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Monthly Horoscope – May 2017

Monthly Horoscope – May 2017

April showers bring May flowers – and, as the joke goes, Mayflowers bring pilgrims. This year has felt like a pilgrimage to many of us, with a desired destination held in our hearts but an utter lack of road signs … Read More...

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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: The Moon

April 20, 2017
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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: The Moon

Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: The Moon

The waxing and waning cycle that we touched on in our discussion of the Sun’s exaltation, detriment, and fall finds analogy in the cycles of the Moon. When the Sun is exalted (lifted up), it is essentially at the beginning … Read More...

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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: The Sun

April 17, 2017
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Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: The Sun

Exaltation, Detriment, Fall: The Sun

Exaltation, detriment, and fall are underutilized concepts in modern astrology, perhaps in part because even the ancients did not leave us a lot of clear explanation on the matter. Every planet has a sign (and degree) of exaltation, an opposite … Read More...

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A Primer on Traditional and Modern Rulerships

April 13, 2017
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A Primer on Traditional and Modern Rulerships

A Primer on Traditional and Modern Rulerships

In the scheme of planetary rulership outlined by Ptolemy, we see a symmetry that can be otherwise obscured in modern astrology with the addition of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto as sign rulers. Uranus is the modern ruler of Aquarius, Neptune … Read more »

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