Most people who consult astrologers tend to do so for their own purpose—for insight into their career, love life, and finances-- and that’s good. We want to know what's going on and what possibilities are available to us. But what if we consider understanding the timeless wisdom of astrology to cultivate compassion for others? Analyzing … Continue reading Cultivating Compassion with Astrology
Vedic Astrology uses two styles of birth charts: North Indian and South Indian. It's up to astrologers and students to determine which style they want to use in their astrological practice and study. However, typically astrologers will feel most comfortable using the chart style they were taught with and that style will remain their preference. … Continue reading Different Styles of Birth Charts
Confidentiality plays a big role in astrology. All professional astrologers are expected to adhere to this principle with their clients. Yet in training, astrology students work with the charts of famous and infamous celebrities and other people in the news, as long as their birth data is available. So is this a double-standard? Astrologers must … Continue reading When Is It Okay To Share Astrology Insights?
You may have been wondering why I didn’t mention Saturn in Part 1 or 2 when writing about Miyazaki’s planets. Well, it just didn’t jump out at me as an influence behind his creative genius. That said, I also know that no planet is unimportant or somehow ‘not’ involved. (That would be impossible.) So let’s … Continue reading Part 3 – Miyazaki’s Saturn
There are 27 lunar stations or asterisms called the Nakshatras. The Moon takes approximately 27 days to transit through a zodiac sign, moving through each of these 27 Nakshatras during that time. Like the zodiac constellations (Aries through Pisces), the Nakshatras (Ashwini through Revati) are another celestial backdrop that the planets orbit in front of. … Continue reading Part 2 – Miyazaki’s Nakshatras
On July 20, 2001 the animated fantasy film Spirited Away was released to a Japanese audience and was the most successful film in Japanese history (until it was finally surpassed in December 2020). Hayao Miyazaki, the ‘father’ of Japanese animation, created Spirited Away and many other award-winning films. He is a film director, producer, screenwriter, … Continue reading Hayao Miyazaki – Studio Ghibli’s Creative Genius
In my latest case study, I take a look into the chart of A. A. Milne, the world famous author of the beloved Winnie-the-Pooh classic children's stories, focusing in particular on prominence of the 5th House of creativity, children, and entertainment, along with his connection and similarities with Walt Disney. If you love Pooh, be … Continue reading A. A. Milne and Winnie-the-Pooh
When I was a child in grade school, I remember playing that whispering game with friends and classmates, you know, where kids sit in a row and the first person whispers a message into the ear of the person sitting next to them, who then turns and whispers the same message into the person sitting … Continue reading Mercury’s Retrograde: Don’t Do Anything?
After seeing the sad news tonight about the (I believe unexpected) death of Naomi Judd, mother of Ashley Judd (and sister Wynonna), I decided to take down my astrological analysis of Ashley's birth chart posted on Friday. She did not put her mother in a very good light in her memoir and I followed with … Continue reading Ashley’s Analysis
My niece gave birth to twins a little over two years ago- a boy and a girl with unique appearances and very individual personalities. They are quite opposite from one another. Their natal charts are identical yet they couldn’t be more different! So where can an astrologer recognize their differences if they have the same … Continue reading Twins with Identical Birth Charts: What to Do?
The houses of your birth chart are more than 'areas' of your mundane life. For those of you who are interested in understanding your chart on a deeper level, I invite you to read this article and hope it inspires you to contemplate the houses in a new light. Full article can be read here