(Hopefully!) does what it says on the tin - a clear explanation of many of the words and phrases used in Traditional Astrology with diagrams to help.
If you are new to astrology or need a refresher then this guide should help. (Hopefully) straightforward language which explains the role of the planets, the signs of the zodiac and how it all fits together.
There are many methods which can be used to forecast the possible future scenarios we encounter in our lives. This brief article deals with three of the most frequently used - transits, secondary progressions and the directed solar arc.
What are the astrological factors that are required for great beauty or charm. Here are some examples of people who have (or had) great charm in their chart - some used it wisely, some not so much.
When a country declares independence there may be a number of different but crucial times in the process such as a formal resignation by the old ruler, a public announcement and a ratification by the new parliament. The charts for all these moments will usually reflect each other with certain features common to all. The same was true in the process of writing and publishing It Was Never About The Money - astrological charts for the moment of starting to write the book, receiving and despatching the first order were among those which had common features in a process that took 43 years.
So you want to read a birth chart but have no idea of the time of birth - what to do? The process of rectifying a birth chart is an astrological jigsaw puzzle - by taking the most important events in a person's life and comparing them with the transits and progression (see article above on The Basic Techniques of Prediction) as well as a few other astrological tools it is often possible to come up with a sound solution. This article is a worked example of the technique using the life of William S. Gilbert - one half of Gilbert and Sullivan who wrote many successful light operas in the 19th century.
The discovery of the planet Uranus in 1781 was sandwiched between the American and French Revolutions. It was also a time when there was a great rush to fly in hot air balloons. This article identifies the time when some of the most important flights were launched and the degree to which Uranus was dominant in the charts for the moments of those launches.
In a strange echo of the early balloon flights in the 18th century Uranus also makes its presence felt in the first flights of the 20th. century - from the first aeroplane in 1903 to the launch of Apollo 11 which landed on the Moon in 1969.
A little light relief with a sideways look at the degree to which a person's sun sign might indicate their favourite tipple.