Different Styles of Birth Charts

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

When Is It Okay To Share Astrology Insights?

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?

Part 3 – Miyazaki’s Saturn

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

Part 2 – Miyazaki’s Nakshatras

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

Hayao Miyazaki – Studio Ghibli’s Creative Genius

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