Astrology is a very old discipline. Its foundational concepts, as well as most of its many elaborations and diverse avenues of thought, were created and flourished within societies with very traditional frameworks. As much as Western astrology has spent a good deal of the past two thousand years ‘on the outside’, first with the Catholic … Continue reading Queer Astrology Anthology and Queer Cosmos: The Astrology of Queer Identities and Relationships
Evangeline Adams is a towering figure in American astrology. She was arguably the most famous American astrologer in the early part of the 20th century, with an impressive clientele, a radio show, and several books to her name. Her presentation of astrology in a court case against her – she impressed the judge – helped … Continue reading Foreseeing the Future: Evangeline Adams and Astrology in America
Some thoughts on determinism, human agency, and the plurality of astrological interpretations Astrologers often face the criticism that our work is imprecise and not scientifically valid or verifiable. Skeptics remain unconvinced of astrology’s viability as a form of knowledge about human experience. This raises a challenge for those of us who seek to … Continue reading Responding to Astrology’s Critics
“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.” – Max Planck I’ve said it before, in these book reviews, in articles on this and other sites, and in … Continue reading How Astrology Works: A Professional Stargazer Speaks Out!
“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.” – Max Planck I’ve said it before, in these book reviews, in articles on this and other sites, and in … Continue reading Book Review: How Astrology Works: A Professional Stargazer Speaks Out!
Sophisticated computer software programs with the potential to guide individuals towards more harmonious romantic relationships and marriages may not be as far into the future as it seems. “The good news is there is solid scientific evidence supporting claims about celestial patterns astrologers have traditionally linked with romantic liaisons,” says Australian research astrologer Paul … Continue reading Successful Astrology Study Replicated
When Saturn is conjunct, square, or opposite (the hard aspects) one of your natal planets, it can be a difficult period where you feel very restricted, limited, confined, and stuck. You can be constantly frustrated, wondering why things aren’t changing when you want them to so badly, and you may feel like you’re constantly running … Continue reading When Saturn Strikes
Mundane astrology is the branch of the field that focuses on world events. The term is derived from the Latin mundo, meaning “world”, and it’s probably a rather unfortunate term – after all, how excited can you get over something that calls itself “mundane”? Yet following the correlations between celestial cycles and worldly events in … Continue reading Brother Pluto, Sister Eris: Aspects Between the Dwarf Planets Through 800 Years of History
Astrologer says we’re on the cusp of a major redistribution of power Like fingerprints or the tiny bumps and ridges on your tongue, no two astrological cycles look exactly alike. Or unfold in exactly the same way. But, over time, repeating planetary cycles often have a familiar ring to them. Some more than others give … Continue reading World Bracing for Change in 2020
If fewer people are reading books these days, you’d never know it from the size of astrology books. Joe Landwehr’s recent contribution, Astrology and the Archetypal Power of Numbers to the astrological canon clocks in at nearly 600 pages, and like any book of such size, the commitment required demands that the effort be rewarded. … Continue reading Book Review: Astrology and the Archetypal Power of Numbers