The Q&A ft Victor Olliver

Thursday June 16th 2022

This is my monthly Q&A, this month featuring the inimitable Victor Olliver. Usually these meetings are for members only, but I thought I’d share it with everyone.

If you are interested in Draconic astrology this is the fastest introduction to this technique that you’ll ever get. We talk about Draconic astrology because Victor has just published a book, Chasing the Dragons, on the subject. We also discuss the current sky and generally chat about the cosmic weather. Anne Whitaker pops in too. It was a relaxed affair — as you’ll see I’m positively supine.

If you join the Oxford Astrologer, you’ll be invited to these regular sessions. Mind you, I will be away in July! Usually they are the first Sunday of the month, and I aim to answer questions about the current astrology. However, many of the contributors make pertinent and interesting observations, so it’s more of an open forum on occasion.

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  1. Denise says:

    Thanks for posting this – fascinating. I played with draconic a bit a few years ago and was surprised to find that 3 former romantic interests had their draconic Suns within 2 degrees of each other and a fourth one had his tropical Sun exactly opposite those three. These were all about 6 degrees away from or opposite my draconic Sun in draconic 7th house.

    A few years ago I was able to construct the synastry chart comparing natal tropical with draconic, but it does not appear that astro.com enables that anymore. If anyone can do that, I’d love to know how.

    Ann’s comment about Jupiter and Saturn moving into air and being immediately followed by the pandemic was interesting – especially so because the virus had such a serious effect on lungs.

    • Christina says:

      I think you can do that on astro.com — although I never really like their synastry charts. It’s called comparison natal-draconic. But it only does A’s tropical with A’s Draconic, you can’t cross-pollinate.

      That is a really fascinating example of synastry. I’ve been looking at John Lennon and Yoko Ono, since their birth times are well attested. They have quite a bit going on draconically that’s not obvious tropically

      But I am veering away from soul purpose and towards “the stuff that actually happens”

      • Denise says:

        Thanks – I see that option now. Assuming that at least some of the “stuff that actually happens” is an expression of soul purpose, perhaps you’re not veering too much…

  2. Iris says:

    Just fascinating. My tropical chart is very mutable, has a fire sun, air moon and rising sign in water. It’s more airy and watery.
    The draconic chart is very cardinal and has an air sun (same as tropical moon), fire moon and rising sign also in late fire. It’s a more fiery and earthy chart. It’s like a different self.
    I had to listen a couple of times, much to ponder. Thanks for shining a light on this complex area.

    • Christina says:

      Have a look and see if the Draconic might be describing action in your life and the tropical describes potential.
      Just a thought.