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

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

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!

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

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