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
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!
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
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