Monthly Archives: November 2011

On Superstition

I recently came across a blog by Konrad Talmont-Kaminski, a university lecturer in Poland, in which he discusses the nature of superstition.  As a psychiatrist with a keen interest in astrology and tarot, I am fascinated by this topic, especially … Continue reading

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Johannes Kepler’s Original Birth Chart

There is a disagreement in the astrological literature about the time of birth of Johannes Kepler, the famous astronomer.   Kepler himself referred to two different birth times: one around 1 PM and the other around 2:47 PM.  AstroDatabank gives … Continue reading

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Horary Astrology: Keeping it simple

A couple months ago I received an email from a woman who had asked a horary question, “Will my husband get the job?”  She was both the querent and the astrologer.  She found the chart puzzling and asked my opinion. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Moment of Astrology by Geoffrey Cornelius

I also posted this review on I’m a bit embarrassed to say that I only read this book quite recently on the recommendation of a friend. The book has been around since the mid-90s. In my defense I had … Continue reading

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Major leaguer Wilson Ramos kidnapped and rescued

On November 9, 2011 at about 6:45 pm local time, major league player Wilson Ramos was approached by four armed men near his home in Valencia, Venezuela, and was abducted and taken away in an SUV.  The kidnapping occurred when transiting … Continue reading

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Book review: On the Heavenly Spheres by Helena Avelar and Luis Ribeiro

I posted this review on but decided to put it here as well. A friend recommended this book, so I ordered a copy. The book is nicely done and the authors are good teachers who seem well versed in … Continue reading

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Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, what do the stars say?

The marriage and quick divorce of Kim and Kris has filled the yellow press recently.  Can astrology throw any light on their relationship?  Kim’s chart is from her birth certificate.  Kris’s time of birth is unknown, so I used a … Continue reading

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Astrology and Herman Cain’s Harassment Woes

Herman Cain has been beset by charges of sexual harassment for the past few weeks.  Does this show up in his horoscope? Unfortunately, we don’t have a birth time for Mr. Cain, so I made due with a sunrise chart … Continue reading

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Helicopter crashes into New York’s East River

A helicopter crash on Tuesday, 4 Oct 2011, at about 3:22 pm brought a tragic end to a birthday celebration of British citizen Sonia Marra.  When I heard this news story, I wondered what was going on astrologically in her … Continue reading

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