I’m a huge Star Trek fan. So, as an astrologer, it was only a matter of time before I started digging into the birth dates of cast members. There’s something about observing the planets in the actors' birth charts in comparison to the roles they play and the interactions between them on screen. (I enjoyed … Continue reading Kate Mulgrew’s Planets and Why She’s the Perfect Janeway
Compatible? But How’s Your Communication?
Most people who use Western Astrology compare Sun signs with family, friends, and partners to consider compatibility. Vedic Astrologers look to the Moon signs for compatibility. Each system has its beneficial reasons for doing so. But even when the Sun or Moon signs are fairly compatible, if communication isn’t comfortable between two people, the relationship … Continue reading Compatible? But How’s Your Communication?
Ludwig Bemelmans and Madeline
Madeline, the 1939 children’s book written and illustrated by Ludwig Bemelmans, remains one of the major classics in children’s literature. The original story set in Paris, France and presented in rhyme with bright illustrations was named a Caldecott Honor Book in 1940 and was the first of Bemelmans' books followed by sixteen more. In 1954, … Continue reading Ludwig Bemelmans and Madeline
Appearances and the Ascendant
I reviewed Lisa Marie Presley's birth chart the other day for the first time and immediately noticed she had a Capricorn Sun aspecting her Ascendant. It's no wonder Lisa Marie looked so much like her father, Elvis. The Ascendant or First House provides clues to our physical appearance while the Sun represents one's father. If … Continue reading Appearances and the Ascendant
Personally Processing Saturn
I decided to share a 'personalized planetary process' of my own -in reference to my previous post- in case you might be unsure of how to do this or feel hesitant to try. With a basic understanding of your birth chart (the planets, signs, and houses), and especially if you enjoy creative writing or journaling, … Continue reading Personally Processing Saturn
Personalized Planetary Processing? Yeah, that!
If you're studying astrology and enjoy answering questions, you might find this learning process beneficial. After reading through the Cast of Characters articles for each planet and taking some time to look at your birth chart to notice which house each planet is positioned in, what sign each planet occupies, and what condition each planet … Continue reading Personalized Planetary Processing? Yeah, that!
Of The Stars
Vedic Astrology is a sidereal system (meaning ‘of the stars’) that calculates birth charts (horoscopes) based on the actual placements of the Sun, Moon and planets orbiting in front of the backdrop of the zodiacal constellations. In other words, our Vedic birth charts represent the observable astronomy of the moment we are born. Many people … Continue reading Of The Stars
Matthew Perry: Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing
Matthew Perry, best known for his role as Chandler Bing on the beloved TV sitcom Friends, recently released a memoir, Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing, in which he shares his journey going from a child with abandonment issues to a famous celebrity hiding a growing addiction to alcohol, drugs, and prescription drugs. The … Continue reading Matthew Perry: Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing
“Oh, my dear, if you only knew how strange is the matter regarding which I am here, it is you who would laugh. I have learned not to think little of any one's belief, no matter how strange it may be. I have tried to keep an open mind, and it is not the ordinary … Continue reading Definite Maybes
A great way to understand the Ascendant or Rising sign is by looking at a blank chart. Yes! For example, take a blank chart with Aries Rising (which is also referred to as an Aries Ascendant or Aries on the First House) and consider the planetary rulership of each house and which houses the planets … Continue reading Understanding Ascendants