Category: astrologers

A Time of Transition
“We are in a time of great transition on whatever level you want to view it. … From January 2008 through March 16, 2015, the period known as “The Cardinal Climax” unfolded, in which Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto all moved into a hard aspect with one another, and mostly from within [...]
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Creating Your Library: Astrology Books
The Green Dress. Elanor Colburn. “You must read this book,” said my friend G, handing me a skinny paperback. She was a full year older than me, an Aquarian, and at that age, a year really counted. Well, I haven’t seen G in decades, but that skinny paperback has travelled with [...]
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Astrologer Wins Top Literary Prize
Oh how we love Eleanor Catton, winner of this year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Her massive historical novel The Luminaries boggled the judges minds. How did she structure it? Using proper, grown up astrology. Twelve characters are based on the signs of the Zodiac, and seven on the [...]
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Synchronicity
In February, we went to the big synagogue in Rome. Each seat is labelled with the name of a local patron. There are probably about 1000 seats, The one I sat in at random had a brass plate with the name Elias Astrologo engraved on it. Nice.
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On the Spiritual in Astrology
“…we need not deify the unknown and entitize [the] cyclic process of transformation. We need only realize that every person is the whole universe focused at a particular time and at a particular point of space. Indeed the whole universe is focused in every human being according to [...]
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The Lyre
It all started with this picture. The sculpture’s called Spring and I thought it was a pretty good representation of Lilith conjunct Sun in Capricorn. Lilith is, of course, all that is unmentionable and dark about the feminine. She is, among other things, the vagina dentata. I believe [...]
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Knowledge Travelling Through Time
William Blake: Seven Spririts of God. Now he had some really funny ideas. Whenever we receive wisdom that’s come down through many centuries, we can be certain that it has lost half its original bodyweight, accrued an encrustation of opinion, developed a strange lopsided bias, and [...]
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The Skull Beneath The Skin
Imagine if you suddenly found yourself reading Don Draper’s (from TV’s Mad Men) chart. Rather casually a while ago, I agreed to draw up someone’s chart while he was here talking business with my partner. He was a suit-wearing, briefcase-porting, pen wielder — [...]
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Very Inspiring Blog Award
It’s all a blur of activity here at Chateau Astrology. I’ve been seeing a lot of people in the past few weeks. Here’s how Dharmaruci over at Astrotabletalk describes a consultation: “a dialogue, a sort of wandering conversation that eventually covers everything.” [...]
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Keeping It Authentic
I had lunch the other day with a well-respected and very experienced astrologer, who also writes. Our conversation was pretty intense since we’d never met before and we have a lot in common, especially when it comes to thinking about how to do good, authentic astrology. We had to fit in [...]
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What Astrologers Are Saying About Mars Retrograde
Sandro Botticelli’s painting depicts exactly what will be happening in the skies at the beginning of February when Venus opposes sleeping Mars. Mars the planet of action aggression and war is about to go retrograde in the sign of skill, precision and organisation, Virgo. As you doubtless [...]
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What Astrologers Are Saying About Occupy…
Outstanding graphic design has been a feature of  OWS. I have been pondering  Occupy Wall Street for weeks. I’ve been waiting to see my way in to a coherent analysis of the phenomenon. In the mean time, I’ve looked at what other astrologers have been writing. The [...]
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Pallas Athena and the God of War
Imagine you are trotting down the Appian Way in Rome sometime around 202 BC. It’s a hot spring day and you’re working up quite a sweat. Your toga is flapping behind you and your slave, a rather dashing Gaul (with rippling muscles and bedroom eyes – hang on a minute…back to [...]
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Why Pallas Athena is the Astrologer’s Asteroid
Pallas Athene from the Temple of Aphaia c.500 BC One of the readers of this blog recently pointed out that pattern-recognition was a key component of astrology – and my tiny astrologer’s mind went click and then clickety click click. I got excited. Because there is an asteroid associated [...]
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Astrology Is Not a Science; So What Is It?
Our lot often gets hot under the collective collar when scientists diss astrology. Recently the British Astrological Association wrote to the BBC asking Auntie to be a bit nicer please and stop saying those mean things about us. I signed the thing, because I thought I should support my fellow [...]
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Valentine’s Day, Aquarius and the Goddess of Marriage
I’ve always thought it more than a little ironic that the day of the year designated for lovers is February 14. After all the Sun is in Aquarius – and Aquarius, as we all know is cool, calm, friendly, intelligent, rational. But passionate? Romantic? Heart-broken? Love-struck? Frenzied? [...]
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What Astrologers Are Saying About Chiron in Pisces
A 19th-century wooden centaur attributed to a Mr Dines. The planetoid Chiron, which orbits between Uranus and Saturn, was discovered in 1977 and has caused some excitement among astrologers ever since. It takes about 50 years to make it’s way around the zodiac, which means that you will [...]
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Harry Potter and Ophiucus
Here is a tale of two books written about 2000 years apart.All the hooha about the intruder constellation Ophiucus sent me to my well-thumbed copy of Manilius’ Astronomica, the Roman astrology manual dating from around the second century. I knew there’d be a tit-bit in there.It [...]
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Why Capricorn Nigella is a Modern Vestal (Un)Virgin
A priestess of the goddess Vesta, “tutelary deity” to Capricorn.Here imagined by 19th century painter  Lord Leighton. Capricorns is a dull sign, ruled by that old curmudgeon Saturn – right? It’s all about status and work and dads and being sensible bla bla bla. [...]
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What’s Cooking in the Astrology Kitchen?
Take some onion, pepper and feta… or some planets, some stars and some intuition We each develop our own tastes in astrology. Some like it hot, some like it cold and some like a quick stir-fry with a dash of transits and a sprinkling of midpoints. A couple of things that I came across recently [...]
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