Girolamo Cardano’s Chart?

“Do me a favor, get that Ian Stewart book* from my bag. Thanks.” Opens the book and indicates a page. “Now read it aloud from here.” She reads it aloud, “Like many mathematicians of the period, Girolamo** practiced astrology, and he notes the astrological circumstances surrounding his birth: ‘Although various abortive medicines – as I […]

The Upside of Eclipses

Eclipses are coming! Eclipses are coming! Time to hide under the bed, batten down the hatches, buy duct tape to seal off the doors and windows? In a word, no. But we astrologers can sound a little like tabloid journalists as we breathlessly – urg…

A Sabian for Astrologers

There is pain that is peculiar to astrologers: the jeers and skepticism of the world. There is also joy that’s reserved especially for them: if you study faithfully, the charts start singing for you. Again and again the degrees resonate and repeat till there is no doubt in your mind that somehow, mysteriously, this thing […]

Relationships and the Progressed Chart

I’m currently studying secondary progressions and still haven’t started the classes on relationships and the progressed chart. So bear that in mind when you read what I’ve written below. Last evening, a friend and I were discussing markers for marriage in the progressed chart. So I looked at my progressed chart for the day I […]

A decade of Big Sky Astrology

Today I’m celebrating the 10th anniversary of – which was actually yesterday, but I remembered too late in the evening to write a post or, for that matter, have a piece of birthday cake. In the early summer of 2000 the s…

Mercury at 0 Gemini: Love Words

I just emailed one of my favorite writing friends telling him that I’ve been grieving because I haven’t been writing. It’s a funny thing, writing. Is it like love? Something irresistible that flows through us? Is it like need, we do it because we must? I don’t know, but I know that these past few […]

6th House Zen: Practicing For Success

The House of Servant6th house planets are like zen apprentices practicing to be a master someday. The idea is that service leads to personal growth, and continuous service leads to excellence.Whereas 10th house may include the glorious experience of c…