In Vedic Astrology, planets are classified as benefic or malefic. In simpler terms, good or bad. However, when simplifying planets into ‘good’ planets or ‘bad’ planets our understanding becomes black and white leaving no room for gray areas… and life is full of gray areas. Putting aside benefics for now, let’s consider one of the … Continue reading Understanding Saturn
With over 1.3 million subscribers on her YouTube channel, Teal Swan is one of today’s leading social media influencers. A best-selling author and international speaker, her life’s work is helping people overcome all levels of pain after having transformed herself through an extremely traumatic, abusive childhood. Teal is referred to by her followers as “The … Continue reading Teal Swan: At the Top or the Deep End?
Probably every working adult has struggled at some point in their life to maintain the balance that works best for them between the amount of time and energy spent working and the amount of free time spent pursuing leisure and family activities. How well are you doing? Take an astrological look at your 4th and … Continue reading Work and Home Life – How Well Are We Balancing Them?
Stephen Crane, the author best known for his novel The Red Badge of Courage, became internationally famous in American literature with six novels, volumes of poetry, short stories, and articles. He did not survive passed the first Saturn return, but accomplished much in his brief time. During his writing years, many manuscripts were rejected due … Continue reading Stephen Crane: Twenty-Nine Years Full
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
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?