Lunar mansions, also known as nakshatras, provide another level of understanding to birth charts in the Vedic sidereal system of astrology. You're familiar with each planet occupying a constellation (Aries, Taurus, etc…). Each planet also occupies a lunar mansion or nakshatra, of which there are twenty-seven. To understand more about nakshatras, I highly recommend The … Continue reading Evanna Lynch, Part 2: Lunar Mansions and Dasha Insights
The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: Harry Potter’s Evanna Lynch and Her Heartfelt Memoir, Part 1
Luna Lovegood is not just one of my favorite Harry Potter characters but of thousands if not millions of fans around the world. Luna's simplicity, authenticity, and oddly elegant ability to be herself, even if awkward to anyone else around, has been an inspiration for many and became a beacon of light, a life preserver … Continue reading The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting: Harry Potter’s Evanna Lynch and Her Heartfelt Memoir, Part 1
Planets & The 7th House of Partnership
Planets occuring in the 7th House in a birth chart will affect an individual's relationships with the qualities and motivation of that planet. Natural benefics (the Moon, Mercury, Venus, or Jupiter) won't necessarily just be good for relationships. They could be afflicted, in challenging condition, or ruling difficult houses, bringing those challenges into relationships by … Continue reading Planets & The 7th House of Partnership
Mars and The Elements
The four Elements– Fire, Earth, Air, and Water - are represented through the twelve signs of the zodiac and each planet. When we're analyzing a chart to understand how the planets will operate, pay attention to the Elements. They provide an additional layer of meaning to the planets according to the signs they occupy. Below … Continue reading Mars and The Elements
Kate Mulgrew’s Planets and Why She’s the Perfect Janeway
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!