Using Astrology

Using Astrology

The articles in this section are focused on techniques for interpretation and how those techniques are applied. This includes approaches from different types of astrological practice. It also includes questions that astrologers find themselves confronted with when they select a particular technique.

Note: This articles gives an example of a delineation using the sideral zodiac. Eclipses have always played an important role in human history. They have decided over  battles, over the fate of emperors. In this article I will try to link an eclipse to an enlightenment event, of Ramana Maharshi (1879-1950), the great advaita teacher of India. More than 65 years after his death, he still is an inspiration to many spiritual seekers, in both the east and the west. The techniques used here are a combination of parans (star and planets at the same time on one of the…
Malcolm and Martin Each year, we in the United States will celebrate Martin Luther King Day in mid-January and the following month is Black History month, originally a week to coincide with the founding of the NAACP in 1909. Had Malcolm X lived today – he was assassinated in 1965 – he would be horrified at a Martin Luther King Day, thinking it a feeble attempt by white people to make themselves feel better. His version of Black History Month would have been edgier than the media events usually featured during this time. A well-known quote among many: “We didn’t…
Vedic astrology (also referred to as Jyotish or Indian Astrology) uses the lunar nodes in a different manner than the Western tradition. Turkish astrologer, Senay Yangel, offers an example of how the transiting nodes could be interpreted. The sign refers to the sign on the first house. The houses are where the current transiting nodes (Nov 2017) will be found based on the Indian sidereal zodiac. The domain of the lunar nodes Rahu dominates dissatisfaction, panic, phobia, obsessive compulsive disorders, mass protests, passion, ambition, cancer, unlimited expansion, greed, innovativeness, technological developments, electricity and media. Other than that, it vexes non…
Horary is the branch of astrology that deals with answering specific questions. If you do practice horary, there are different methods historically of choosing what planet represents the subject of the question being asked. That planet is called the significator. 
We’ve seen this before and we’re seeing it now. Based on current scientific studies, a well-known public figure or group of specialists inform the American public about environmental impacts and health hazards of some feature of our standard “American way of life”. Environmentalism, Yesterday and Today Is the quote above about fossil fuels and climate change? tobacco? the diminishing ozone layer? processed food? global warming? No - it's none of the above. Back in the early 1960’s it was our use of pesticides. What happened next is predictable: books fly off the shelf and in this case the book’s author…
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