On the radio this morning

This show was pre-recorded because I’m out of town for the weekend so you won’t be able to call in today, but this is a fascinating interview with Chris Brennan, currently the Research Director for the National Council of Geocosmic Research and a graduate of Kepler College. Chris is one of a very few astrologers who specialize in Hellenistic Astrology, and he is currently heading up a collaborative translation project of ancient astrological texts. He is available for personal consultations and can be found on the web at .

Because the show is recorded you can listen to it any time in the archives. or use the player below.  Next week’s show will be live, so save up your questions!

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By |2010-05-02T06:41:12-04:00May 2nd, 2010|Astrology|Comments Off on On the radio this morning

The astrology of the Horizon oil rig explosion

oil rig explosion

A deepwater oil rig off the coats of Louisiana has burned for more than a day.  Eleven workers are missing and it is thought that over a million liters of crude oil could be released from the damaged rig every day.  The oil slick that has resulted is now eight miles long.  This calamity will destroy the delicate ecological balance of this area that is home to a variety of shellfish and fish including the rare bluefin tuna.

Ceres, the former asteroid that was elevated to dwarf planet status when it was reclassified with Pluto, is the planet that rules our relationship to the environment and the planet that we live on.  (For more information on Ceres listen to the first half of .)  Ceres is currently traveling in the early degrees of Capricorn, the sign of rules and structures and facing up to difficult realities.

Pluto is retrograde right now in Capricorn, and is currently just one degree from a conjunction to Ceres.  In its role as destroyer and rebuilder, Pluto often creates destruction as a precursor to regeneration, and in association with Ceres it is deeply connected to the myth of Persephone/Kore, the daughter of Demeter/Ceres who was abducted by Pluto and taken into the Underworld.

The elevation of Ceres has brought about a new global awareness about the needs for environmental balance.  Perhaps this explosion (Pluto) will facilitate even greater awareness about our tenuous ecological balance (Ceres).

Update:  astrologer Jamie Funk reminds me that Uranus is in an exact quincunx to Neptune as it opposes Saturn.  The quincunx is a minor aspect but when it forms exactly it creates a pressure that has no way to release.

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By |2010-04-23T08:16:19-04:00April 23rd, 2010|Astrology, Events|3 Comments

Sun in Taurus: Comfort comes first

After a fiery month with a powerful Aries New Moon, the entry of the Sun into Taurus will provide a welcome opportunity to take a breath and relax.  Taurus seeks nothing more than peace and the opportunity to enjoy all of the gifts that life on Planet Earth has to offer.

Under the Taurus influence the chatter in the mind calms, and we find ourselves deeply experiencing the connection between our inner self and the physical body.  We are more conscious of security now, and less likely to allow ourselves to be caught up in the hysterical exuberance of the upcoming Jupiter/Uranus conjunction.  We may be more stubborn, but only because we know we’re right.  Our material security comes first, as long as we don’t have to give up our soft fabrics and delicious foods.

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By |2010-04-20T07:26:58-04:00April 20th, 2010|Astrology|Comments Off on Sun in Taurus: Comfort comes first

Ronald Reagan, and other famous quotes on astrology

Reagan astrology has published a nice assortment of quotes attributed to well-known people on the subject of astrology. The quotes can be found in an interesting article on the use of astrology by a variety of presidents in the past.  (You can read my article on Ronald Reagan’s use of astrology here.)

What some wise men, seers and other well known names have said about astrology

It was in Poor Richard’s Almanac that Ben Franklin wrote about astrology, saying: “Oh the wonderful knowledge to be found in the stars. Even the smallest things are written there…if you had but skill to read.”

President Theodore Roosevelt kept his horoscope mounted on a chess board in the oval office. When asked about it he would reply, “I always keep my weather eye on the opposition of my seventh house Moon to my first house Mars.”

JP Morgan, America’s first billionaire, said : “Millionaires don’t use astrology, billionaires do.”

Donald Reagan, formerly Ronald Reagan’s Chief of Staff said: “It’s common knowledge that a large percentage of Wall Street brokers use astrology.”

The Philosopher Plato said : “Perhaps there is a pattern set up in the heavens for one who desires to see it, and having seen it, to find one in himself.”

Physicist Albert Einstein said : “Astrology is a science in itself and contains an illuminating body of knowledge. It taught me many things and I am greatly indebted to it.”

Physicist Sir Isaac Newton said in defence of astrology, to sceptic Edmund Halley:
“I have studied the matter. You sir, have not”.

The poet Ralph Waldo Emerson said : “Astrology is astronomy brought down to earth and applied toward the affairs of man.”

Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine said : “A physician without the knowledge of astrology has no right to call […]

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By |2010-04-08T13:00:01-04:00April 8th, 2010|Astrology|2 Comments

Vernal Equinox today – the first day of Spring!

Spring Equinox

The Sun enters Aries today, marking the Vernal Equinox – the time at which the days and nights are of equal length.  The charts for the Equinoxes and Solstices are significant in predicting the energy that will be circulating over the next few months, and these charts are often used by weather forecasters as well as other prognosticators of various kinds.

The chart for the current Equinox shows an exact opposition of Saturn to the Sun, which suggests challenges and delays along with the necessity for practicality and diligence.  However, Mars in Leo is exactly trine to the Sun, a harmonious balance of active energy that helps to keep us motivated and inspired.

The Moon in this chart is in an exact square to Chiron and Neptune which suggests a certain amount of emotional intensity despite the fact that the Moon is in Taurus which tends to remain rather balanced through any kind of chaos.  But Chiron and Neptune bring about a push for emotional healing and this sometimes necessitates an eruption of feelings that have long been hidden.

The Moon is in an exact harmonious sextile to Uranus which helps to provide a level of rationality and air which will keep the emotional stuff from becoming too intense.  Overall this is not a bad chart and suggests that the period leading up to the Summer Solstice will be a time of reflection and preparation for the intensity to come at the Solstice point.

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By |2010-03-20T07:41:53-04:00March 20th, 2010|Astrology|Comments Off on Vernal Equinox today – the first day of Spring!

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