Game of Thrones Part 1: The Author

Game of Thrones is a fantasy drama television series that premiered on HBO in April 2011. It is an adaptation of the A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels by author George R. R. Martin. There are three main story arcs in the series. The first centres around the dynamic alliances and conflicts for […]

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How Sattva is created and sustained in Jyotish

“Our inequality materializes our upper class, vulgarizes our middle class, and brutalizes our lower class.” – Matthew Arnold, English Essayist (1822-1888).   It is difficult to find a solution to inequality (with consensus) because every mind perceives inequality differently. To find a real workable solution to inequality therefore wise men have prescribed all with firstly […]

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2017 Summary and Year Horoscopes

Material in this blog post was originally penned in Dec 2016 as part of my notes for a year outlook of horoscope videos. As we approach the halfway point of the year, I thought it would be a good idea to post them in full for a useful mid-year “sense-check”. First we look into the […]

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Family Dynamics: The David Beckham Family

GLOBAL CONTEXT: THE OUTER PLANETS Most natal astrological work and commentaries focus primarily on the individual – a person’s career, financial, relationship, and other aspirations and probabilities of fulfillment. However, we know that whatever affects the planet we will have to face directly or indirectly, first as a common group of human, then as localized […]

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Śārada Yoga: Leaving a Legacy

In practising reading (and adhoc translating) Sanskrit as part of studying Jyotish, I am reading some astrological traditional texts and contemplating them a bit. Here is a verse from Jataka Parijata describing the effects of Śārada Yoga. स्थ्रिपुत्रबन्धुसुख रूपगुणानुरक्ता भुपप्रिया गुरुमहीसुरदेव भक्ताः | विध्यविनोद रातिशिल तपोबलाढ्य जातिः खधर्मनिरत भुवि शारदारव्ये || sthriputrabhandhusukha rUpaguNānurakta bhupapriyā gurumahIsuradeva […]

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Insights on Rectification

Rectification refers to the process of analysis and testing by which an astrologer confirms, arrives at, or in some way determines the birth time for a person. A time of birth is an important requirement before having an astrology consultation because it allows the astrologer to look at a chart of astrological symbolism that is […]

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The Mirror Sign Technique to More Accurate Interpretation

I refer to the following text from Julius Firmicus Maternus’ Mathesis compendium, Book VIII, Section XXX, my parenthesis added: “Those who have their ASC in the 17th degree of Pisces will sing songs with sweet melody. But if Mars is found in that same degree, they will hang themselves with a noose (commit suicide)”. WELL, […]

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Horoscopes for Venus Rx and Feb Solar Eclipse

Important: This week’s Horoscopes have far-reaching significations because it is the week of a Solar Eclipse at 08° tropical Pisces which leads into the larger Venus Retrograde cycle which ends toward the end of April over the signs Pisces and Aries. So, you should read these horoscopes as indicating those activities that should get started […]

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New Science: Time Crystals, Innovation, and Astrology

Scientists and researches may have created a new form of matter, called Time Crystals, because the atomic structure repeat in time. They appear to exist in constant oscillation without energy. Or more specifically, the atomic structure or lattice move and return to their original state with some frequency with the entire system not emitting any […]

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The Lunar Nodes and Yoga

This article is part of a larger body of work which I have been observing and working with for the last two years, the Astrology of Yoga. The lunar nodes are a deeply significant part of Vedic astrology, and this article will explain the esoteric significance of their mythology as well as present indications to […]

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Artemis and the US 2017 Inauguration Chart

Now that we know who is President of the USA, the chart of Inauguration can be interpreted more meaningfully away from too many speculative comments. Please note that if for any reason a new President is sworn into office, the indications in this chart will be discounted. The heliacal setting star is Acumens, the star […]

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A Case for Electional Astrology in Assessing Natal Fertility

“As I know mine own heart to be entirely English, I can very sincerely assure you, there is not anything you can expect or desire from me, which I shall not be ready to do, for the happiness and prosperity of England”.1 These words from the soft and sweet-voiced Queen Anne fell on the ears […]

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Understanding your Little Leo

First of all, an entire personality and life inclinations cannot be boxed up by any single symbol. A proper astrological view encompasses all the symbolism reflected in a birth chart. However, the Sun being the source of life and light in our world, the symbolism of the season in which we are born plays a […]

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Keep it Simple Series: The Sun as Vocation

In many cultures around the world and through history, the Sun was a symbol of life, vitality, well-being, and health, and leadership. In the development of astrology in the 20th century, astrologers conceived of the Sun as a symbol for the purpose or construct of personality or ego. The way I conceive of the Sun […]

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A New Chart for Europe: The Treaty of Verdun

In light of the upcoming referendum facing the United Kingdom in its decision to stay or exit the European Union, one is drawn to question the state of Europe in general now and in the years to come. I thought I would add an event date which I think is relevant to the development of […]

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Saturn and Self-Esteem: It’s Not What You Think

This is not going to be one of those articles that regurgitate mythology. Authors like Liz Greene and Howard Sasportas have done fantastic work in bringing mythology alive in a modern context. Rather, this article is going to present a hypothesis about how Saturn actually assists us owning our Sun. There is in fact a […]

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Pluto, Algol, and Tantra

In this article, I will briefly discuss how the significance of Tantra practice is akin to the significations of Pluto in Astrology. Agama is one of the six branches of all Sanskrit scriptural literature. The Agamas are practical manuals of worship of the Divine. The Agamas contain instructions and recommendations concerning four branches of methods […]

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The Aliens Are Coming: What Alchemy and Astrology Tell Us About Life

In this article, I am going to refer to how human beings have used metals used classically in alchemy, and how this has changed, and what that perhaps tells us about where life is today. Unlike our animal brothers, human beings are not born with natural defense or attack features. It’s a little ironic for […]

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A Study of the 125th Consideration of Guido Bonatti

In studying Vedic Astrology, there are simple aphorisms associated with a chart depending on the Rising Sign presented. There is a similar view presented by the 13th Century astrologer, Guido Bonatti in his 146 Considerations: “The 125th consideration is that you look to see, in nativities or questions, what sign is ascending: if it were […]

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Venus in Pisces: Cherry Blossom Candyfloss

Browsing my social media outlets recently, I can’t help but feel slightly overwhelmed by events and circumstances that are way over my head and beyond my range of control or impact for change. With the reverberations of the Uranus-Pluto square still lingering, and the Saturn-Neptune square still in motion, there seems to be a lot […]

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