Sleeping Beauty, East of the Sun and West of the Moon, and the Soul’s Search for Spirit

Traditional Fairy Tales are one of the few places in the Modern World where we still have access to Perennial Wisdom. The written versions of these stories are usually chronicles of much older oral folktales, and they are rich with symbolism. Often, the themes of these stories are universal, and there are different versions told … Continue reading “Sleeping Beauty, East of the Sun and West of the Moon, and the Soul’s Search for Spirit”

The Sun お日さま

Even though the Moon is the most important planet for our day to day lives, the Sun is the most important planet for our very existence. All warmth, light, and energy spring forth from the Sun. While the Sun temporarily yields power to the Moon at night, she is the dominant Luminary for those born … Continue reading “The Sun お日さま”

A Feminine Sun? Gender and the Planets

In the current system of Western Astrology, the planets are assigned gender. The Moon and Venus are feminine, Mercury is both masculine and feminine, and the Sun and the rest of the planets are masculine. As with the case of the gender assignment of the elements, the gender assignment of the planets has a long … Continue reading “A Feminine Sun? Gender and the Planets”

The Nature of Time and the Illusion of Progress

Here is the latest video on the Essentialist Astrology Channel: For more information on this subject, see: Guénon, René, The Dark Age, The Crisis of the Modern World, Sophia Perennis, 1942 Trent, Alice Lucy, Cycles of Time, The Feminine Universe, The Golden Order Press, 1997 Kali Yuga: The Patriarchal Dark Age Satya Yuga to Kali … Continue reading “The Nature of Time and the Illusion of Progress”

Comet Neowise and the Great Bear

A new comet has appeared in our skies this month. This comet was named Neowise, for the space telescope that first spotted it. She first came into our consciousness on March 27, 2020. At that point, she could only be seen by telescope. This comet spun around the Sun on July 3, 2020, and as … Continue reading “Comet Neowise and the Great Bear”

Pluto: Its Discovery, History, and Meaning

2020 promises to be a year of big changes astrologically, culminating with a Jupiter/Saturn Conjunction, also known as a Great Conjunction, in Aquarius at the Winter Solstice. This will mark the end of a two-century era in which the Great Conjunctions fell in Earth Signs and the beginning of a new two-century era in which … Continue reading “Pluto: Its Discovery, History, and Meaning”

Learning Indian (Vedic) Astrology

I have been rather quiet on my various blogs recently. This has been a rather busy time for me. During the month of May, I took a course at Kepler College called Crash Course in Indian Astrology, which was taught by Kenneth Miller. The course proper is finished, but I still need to finish the … Continue reading “Learning Indian (Vedic) Astrology”

The Moon’s Nodes, What Do They Mean?

There are some topics in Western Astrology in which there is a widespread consensus. The meaning of the Moon’s Nodes is not one of them. This article will talk about what the Nodes are and discuss various approaches taken by Modern, Classical, and Indian Astrology. Finally, I will talk about the approach that I have … Continue reading “The Moon’s Nodes, What Do They Mean?”

Quiet Heroines

In my last article, mentioned that I had started a new project, a website called Quiet Heroines. This website will feature the stories of women who have led extraordinary lives, but whose voices have been lost to history. I intend to feature a new heroine every month. There will be a main article with historical … Continue reading “Quiet Heroines”

Zodiacal Releasing: The Narrative of Our Lives

As an astrologer, I am very conservative about adding new techniques into my practice. In my experience, when reading an astrological chart, in many ways less is more. I have found that the more techniques I throw at a chart, the harder it is to interpret, and the fuzzier my reading becomes. For this reason, … Continue reading “Zodiacal Releasing: The Narrative of Our Lives”