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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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