Astrology and Relationships by David Pond

Astrology and Relationships by David Pond

In the introduction to his book Astrology and Relationships professional astrologer David Pond says of his art that “Astrology is a wonderful model for understanding harmony within complexity and change.” He further qualifies this in the introduction to his book by stating that “Our solar system is a wonderful model of harmony within change. Our lives can be more l8ke that, too, if we heed the lessons the planets teach.” This establishes the basis of his book which is an in-depth analysis of each of the ten planets of our Solar System from the perspective of their impact upon human relationships. Harmony of the Spheres Pond begins his expose of… Read More

Essential Astrology by Amy Herring

Essential Astrology by Amy Herring

Few things are quite so beguiling or fascinating as one’s first look at an astrological natal birth chart. Whether you believe in the ability of the planets to influence our lives or not the first sight of the map of a horoscope with its technical data and esoteric symbolism is a humbling and moving experience. Natal birth charts are used to represent a point in time – one that is frozen and portrayed in a uniquely diagrammatic form. Only someone who us highly trained and experienced in interpreting its mysteries can really reveal the sacred essence that is cryogenically sealed within. At least that used to be the case for… Read More

How to Survive a Mercury Retrograde by Bernie Ashman

How to Survive a Mercury Retrograde by Bernie Ashman

Tracking the retrograde motion of the minor planets is a lesser-known aspect of modern astrology – which is rather surprising given that they offer the opportunity for a richer appreciation of the subtle, but nevertheless significant effect that planetary motion has on us. The term ‘retrograde’ is one that is used to describe the apparent appearance of a backwards motion of any planet. It is an effect which manifests not as a result of a planet actually halting its motion in the heavens and going into reverse but by the effect caused by a related passing planet moving at a faster rate. All of our planets operate into this retrograde… Read More

Love In the Stars by Brad Kronen

Love In the Stars by Brad Kronen

Sun sign astrology is the least complex variant of an ancient tradition that goes back to the dawn of mankind. It is the popularized form of the subject that we read about in our daily newspapers. Astrology of all kinds has been used ever since man first learned to trace the natural rhythms and cycles of the universe via the motion of planets such as the Sun and the Moon and then used them as a way of understanding the mysteries of life. No greater mystery forms a part of human experience than that of love and so it is natural to look to the stars to determine our romantic… Read More

Venus Signs by Jessica Shepherd

Venus Signs by Jessica Shepherd

When the Rosicrucian secret society encoded the cycles of Venus into their emblem of the rose, they touched upon a radiant and inherent feminine beauty of the planet and its cycles that few initiates were aware of. Today, the symbol of the planet itself—the modified Ankh -has come to be emblematic of the whole concept of femininity and womanhood. In Venus Signs astrologer Jessica Shepherd attributes a very modern and liberated set of associations to this enigmatic planet. She sees its role within astrology as the harbinger of love, eroticism, sexual desire and sensual pleasure. In short, she credits Venus with the Aphrodite Archetype—a powerful Goddess character with a strong independent… Read More