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Progressed Prognosis: Dyspepsia! -- A look at the evolving progressions of America reveal a recurring problem with cultural indigestion, which radical patent medicines only make worse...NEW!

America In Disarray -- An oddball, fateful election cast the country straight into the coming, predicted maelstrom, perhaps earlier than anticipated...NEW!

Descent Into The Maelstrom -- We've reached the tipping point, mentioned ten years ago in our second newslettter, now into the vortex...NEW!

Help! What's Going On Up There? -- Or, rather, down here. Our situation on the ground is changing the way we need to interpret planetary transits, which could explain a lot...NEW!

Election Insurrection -- We avoid political speculation generally, but this season has been too insane to overlook...NEW!

Who Are You? -- Body, soul, horoscope? Is the real you inside, outside, or both, and what does the natal chart inform you about that?...NEW!

Great Expectations: Misplaced -- If tranisting Jupiter (or any other planet) isn't fulfilling your anticipations, it could be the rest of the sky getting in the way, or it could be your own misapprehension of how it works...NEW!

The Hankar Crystal -- An integrated planetary combo that gives the key to character core: a compelling fragment of the work of French WWI artillery Colonel Raoul Hankar, via L. Edward Johndro and Al H. Morrison...

Outside of the Box -- We are approaching astrological research upside down, so no wonder few take it seriously...we need to start from the bottom up, not the top down...

Retrograde Ground -- The popularly-infamous retrograde periods are about close approach, an opportunity, not something to be ignored or avoided and waited-out...

Astrology and Medicine -- Where ancient meets modern, a whole new approach is needed to make this work today...

Surfing The Sky -- Waves, waves, waves...that's what the whole shebang is made of, with great metaphors for, and the physical basis of, astrology...

Tool Time! -- Here are 16 steps in order of operation to analyze a chart based on the dynamic, physical approach...

Listen for the Signs -- The Zodiac signs are created by the changing phase of Earth's rotation and revolution, with a little help fro the Moon, like a revolvling Leslie organ speaker...

Order of Battle -- Like battle tactics, chart analysis has changed as the concept and technology of astrology has...and it's happening again...

Teach Your Children Well -- The habits that cement your horoscope start early, so it's up to the wise parent to help you to be aware and get a handle on them early...

Arrival: The Shape of Time 2 -- If time is three-dimensional, then secondary progressions aren't so hard to explain...along with a lot of other things...the sequel to "Time Train"...

Does Accuracy Count?! -- Modern astrologers are (or used to be) hung up on precision. Considering astrology's origins and philosophy, is this delusional?...

Runaway Train -- Jupiter skies, the cardinal grand cross with Uranus and Pluto, even the recent Mars retro, all happened just like this once before. And the train derailed...

Baby Boomers! -- The largest generation the world has ever known has stars in its eyes...why? Pluto in Leo, Virgo, something else?...

Space vs Time Composite Charts -- They look similar sometimes, but they're worlds apart in concept and effectiveness...

Birthday Trouble -- Tough skies require creative strategies when traveling for a solar return...

Life on the Ocean Wave -- Transits are waveforms, and like the surface of the ocean, their angle of approach and interaction can make for choppy water or a following sea...

Minefield in the Sky -- The year-long cardinal grand cross -- and what to do about it...

Secrets of the Signs -- A glance at harmonic structure and the overtone series reveals the likely physical basis for the signs, and more...

Odds Are: Perfect Storm -- Sometimes ordinary astrological phenomena serreptitiously team up to be a rolling disaster...

Twelve Questions About Astrology... -- ...absolutely fundamental ones...that we can't quite answer, but must...

Relocation: The Diurnal Return -- The secret to relocation may be the daily return of your angles, in another place...

Planetary Purchase -- Buying and selling electronically requires a whole new way of selecting chart times...

American Circus -- America's greatness, and failings, are there in the birth chart, and particularly on display now...

The Race Is On! -- When transits run neck and neck with progressions, particularly Saturn and the Moon, it can change your life, for decades!...

The Viking Sun Stone -- Norse navigators steered their longboats with a special crystal that tracked the Sun. Now it's back! 

Soul Mates -- That feeling of fated encounter, lifetime connection, has astrological indicators...

The Shape of Time, Part I: The Time Train -- If time is three-dimensional, it explains a lot. And if it is, as a thought experiment, it's like being on a train...

Rectify!! -- Even hospital birth times require rectification, for reasons you might not imagine...

Meet the Moon! -- The lunar return(s)...there's more than just one kind, though only one kind is generally known...

Titanic Skies -- The ill-fated White Star liner was only partially ill-starred, but celestial circumstances snowballed into an unprecedented disaster, foreshadowing world events...

Rulerships Deposed -- The often-confusing system of rulerships, exhaltations, falls is part of a dated world-view, like feudal nation-states...time to update!

The Horoscope Trap -- The natal chart isn't you, you predate it. But it's a map to a lifetime of behavior modification that becomes character and can be tinkered with...

Window For War -- Israel's wars always happen at the same astrological time...the same as Pearl Harbor, the invasion of Poland, Anzio, the First Gulf War...and it's coming up again soon...what's happening here??!!...

An Astrologer's Toolkit -- After forty years of practice, here's how one astrologer chooses his tools, winnows his methods, with twenty full-article explanatory links...

Retro Tidal Wave -- Bowl and bundle skies bring all-direct or many-retro planets, and lots of action down here below...

A Bridge Too Far: The Dark Side of Jupiter -- With Jupiter ruling the skies for some years to come, be sure to be wary of its overdose effect...

Derailing Destiny -- "Two roads diverged in a yellow wood"...that's what happens when you travel for a solar return, or relocate...and the farther you go, the further you go...

Heaven's Gate, or Hell's? -- For the Boomers, it was both, and the Uranus/Neptune relationship called the shots for two  very different subsets...

Dark Visions -- A look at the astrological signatures of S&M sexuality, after forty years of research...

Bad Company -- There are years you shouldn't be dealing with, both synastry-wise and composite-wise. Here's how to find them...

Uranus Strikes -- Mars and Uranus meet again...over the Middle East...birth of the Arab Spring...

Jupiter Skies: Pump Up The Volume! -- When Jupiter is the bucket handle, with the rest of the sky opposite, things get really intense...

Zodiac Signs: Foreground or Background? -- Physical facts and implications you might have missed about signs vs. constellations, which tell the whole story...

Astrology Reports: Wise Investment or Waste of Time? -- A consumer guide to what to look for and what to avoid in the ubiquitous "personal" astrological report...

Colors of Change: Sunrise or Sunset? -- The tumultuous sky above, in its symbolic colors, and how to live in the painting...red sky in the morning, sailor take warning...

Retro Rhythms -- What gives with retrogrades? Physically, and metaphorically, they're moves in a celestial hoedown...

Real Progressions -- A physical basis for the mystery of progressions...it's about fractal resonance across time...

Neptuned-Out! -- Across history, America goes astray under the periodic influence of Neptune, last peak at mid-term elections...

The Vertex: Crossroads of Destiny -- This little-used "third angle" can be the most important location in your chart...

La Petite Mort and the Cardinal Grand Cross -- The climax of the "shootout in the sky" may be a different sort of climax, indeed...hard aspects can sometimes be the sexiest...

Artful Dodging -- More clever and original astrological tips on what to do when the sky is falling...

A Time To Glean -- After the summer sky storm is over, opportunities will abound...

Good Advice For When The Sky Is Falling! -- Tips on how to avoid not only this season's unusual sky storm, but for any time it gets troublesome upstairs...

Birthday Stars -- Where you go on your birthday can affect your whole year...and you get to choose... 

Show Me The Money! -- The real money in astrology is not is selling astrology, it's in using astrology to sell...

An Astrologer's Tale -- A multimedia bio-triptych...three new articles in one about how this astrologer got here, from visions to reincarnation, and throughout all, music... 

Visions of Brahma -- Life-changing revelations from Tibet to Lemuria and beyond, with a little boost from a friendly tryptamine...

Don't Go Near The Water! -- A dip into a past life cures a young girl of a deathly fear...

Can I Help You? -- An astrologer's quandry. Are we supposed to help, comfort, cheer, or just observe and advise? Shrinks, gurus, fortunetellers, counselors, journalists? It depends... 

Many Rainbows -- Mulitiple scaled spectra -- from rhythm to sound to light to the planets, all share the same meanings in the same relative positions within each. 
 

Composite Charts: They Grow On You -- They might seem to be mere mathematical artifacts, albeit highly insightful, but they may grow exactly like natals... 

Sun Sign Sins -- From the venial vice to the mortal sin, take your pick...it's a humorous take...or is it?... 

Arc Transform Charts -- The how, why, and whether of the subtlest kind of harmonic chart there is...  

The Breathing Tide -- Retrograde periods are the breath points that allow us to adapt to harsh outer planet changes... 

Circles And Stones -- Henges and sacred places -- they're everywhere, across a large swath of history, and they may still be forming by association and accumulaltion... 

Windowpanes: Through A Glass, Darkly -- Are our windows on reality simply refelections of ourselves, or is that just getting in the way of the larger, deeper landscape? An ageless, integrated, musical view of the universe... 

The Gathering Sky: Aspect Dynamics -- When big aspects are in the offing, actual events are determined by the pressure that builds up before them...

Lagrange Points: A Mystery Solved -- The basis of all planetary aspects may be as simple as gravity itself...

Deconstruction: A Pluto Primer -- When everything seems to be falling apart, the grass is already growing under your feet...

The Planetary Order I: Rising Ahead Of The Sun -- The planet ahead of your Sun is your opening act and calls your tune...first of three...

The Planetary Order II: Your Ducks In A Row -- Which planets come first, next, and last is the key to your whole life schedule...second of three...

Planetary Order III: Islands In The Sky -- The common chart patterns reveal scattered islands whose dynamics come from time...third of three...

The Celebrity Astrology -- Is our fascination with celebrity charts just entertainment, or is there a greater meaning in it all?...

The Moon On Deck -- More on the physical reasons astrology works -- and why it precedes its usual explanations...

Cedar Skies -- Beirut astrologer Carmen Chammas's predictions have come a little too close in powderkeg Middle East...

The Sunshine Astrologer -- Interview with Vanity Fair astrologer Michael Lutin...

The AstroBlogosphere -- There's a fresh, new world of astrological opinion exploding on the scene, check it out now!...NEW and constantly updated!

The (Not So) Void-Of-Course Moon -- When the Moon goes void, it's not just a blank slate...there's a whole lot happening to hang on to, and you should know about it...

Aspects And Orbs -- The Taming Power Of The Small.  Include the "smaller" aspects, which aren't so small! And, the problem of what orb to take, solved by itself...with a list of aspects, their meanings, and their orbs...

Mar-Uranus, Redux -- Snapshots in the sky: the Mars-Uranus conjunction tells where the next world crisis will be...

Darning Your Threads -- Rectification by association: find the most common degrees around you, from the people you know and daily events, and establish your correct Ascendant and Midheaven...


The Personal Void-Of-Course Moon -- There's another Void-Of-Course Moon that's your very own...


Threads Of Destiny -- Your relationships, your world, are painted by overlapping planetary threads...


Adolescent Nation  -- why America is only 19 years old, complete with a year-by-year growth chart...


It's Not On The Map! -- The nature of composite charts means you can’t map them – because they’re not real charts at all, they’re artifacts. Here's how and why...


Cycles of the Moon -- the rhythms of the Sun and Moon, and what to look out for...


From Lunar Returns — Meet The Moon -- get to know that lady in the sky...


Seize The Day -- astrology is all about startups, from moment to moment, so switch on your engine...


Of Time And Tides -- "There is a tide in the affairs of men"...really, there is, and it floats your boat...



Professor Seward's Foray From The Beyond -- do you speak to the dead? Yes, I don't...or maybe, I...well, anyway, it's a true story, honest...


Toward a Physical Basis for Astrology -- There is a physical link between the planets and you. It's simple physics, no metaphysics required...just gravity, inertia, and time...


Heavenly Vacations -- where does your Sun-sign find most pleasure in the sun? Here's a traveller's guide...


Your Birthday Headlines -- what was happening around the world on the day you were born? Does it tell you as much  as your horoscope?...ripped from the pages of the Times...


America, Quo Vadis? -- Americans will believe anything these days, with progressed Moon just into Pisces...it wasn't always that way -- how we got here, what's next...


Plus, Our Newsletter Series:

The Trines Of Spring -- how grand crosses turn into grand trines.

Which Side Are You On? -- Saturn and the outer planets paint the great struggles in history.

To The Manor Born -- Barron Trump is only part of a fortunate time-litter with good progressions all their lives.

All Kinds Of Trouble -- The Israeli-Arab Wars have all been characterized by afflicted Mars...until now...

Dark Days: The End Of The Beginning -- the first part of fate reining in America is about done...now comes the rest...Mars, Saturn, and Pluto all put in their contributions...

The Scythe In The Sky -- A rare pattern hangs over the world that bodes revolution, or has before...

The Penultimate Year -- Jupiter in Sagittarius is often the lull before the storm, this time evoking  the 1936 Olympic year...



Reviews:

Celestial Configurations of Africa and the Caribbean
-- The definitive mundane collection of the nation-states of Africa, with historical notes and background...

Touch
-- Threads of destiny are spun through the hands of a gifted, mute boy...new TV series on Fox...

Five Star Day
-- Here's an indie film with an astrological premise that actually is worth seeing, finally!...

When Jupiter Meets Uranus
by Anne Whitaker -- A uniquely-researched look at this important cycle currently underway...

Soul-Sick Nation
by Jessica Murray -- An astrological view of America, and how we got into all this trouble...you haven't read anything like it...

Cosmos and Psyche

by Richard Tarnas -- Astrological foundations reinvestigated by academe's leading humanistic philosopher...heavy duty!

True Grace
by Wendy Leigh -- With Princess Grace's horoscope by John Townley

Sunshines
by Michael Lutin -- The Vanity Fair Astrologer adds the South Node to the usual Sun Signs for a new pop take...

The Fated Sky
by Benson Bobrick -- An eye-opening history of astrology as never before attempted...
 
Home Astrology
by Paul Wade -- Give your house a makeover from start to finish...a new astrological trend...

Biological Time
by Bernie Taylor -- A watershed in scientific thinking that astrologers should be thankful for...


Articles On The Web

On astrology:

Returns: Passing "Go," Coming Home

When Uranus Meets Mars

Matrix Interview

And on still other subjects, see:

Dreams Of My Father

Tricky Waters

Guns In The Country

Blind Man's Bluff


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