Monthly Archives: September 2013

Searching for a Time of Birth based on an Interest in Tarot

In response to an earlier previous post about the astrology of tarot readers, Beth commented: “I’ve read Tarot since the tender age of 11. It is to the point I read them like I would a morning newspaper. (Yeah, I … Continue reading

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A Geomantic Tarot Spread

Geomancy is an ancient system of divination quite similar to the I Ching of ancient China.  Geomancy uses figures with four rows as opposed to the 6-row hexagrams of the I Ching.  The use of four rows of one or … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Astrology of Tarot Readers

During the weekend of the 2013 autumnal equinox I attended a workshop in Massachusetts with Rachel Pollock and Carolyn Cushing.  One of the topics that came up in our informal discussions was the astrological charts of tarot readers.  Having done … Continue reading

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Does the Via Combusta apply to Natal Charts?

In response to my previous post on the via combusta, James asked whether this idea from horary astrolgoy could be applied to natal charts.  Here is the gist of my response with some elaborations and a sample chart: The question … Continue reading

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The Navy Yard Shootings and the Via Combusta

A question from a reader prompted me to look at the role of the Via Combusta (the ‘burnt way’) in the Navy Yard shootings chart (September 16, 2013, around 8:20 AM Washington, DC). The Via Combusta is one of the … Continue reading

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Virtual Google Earth — A Great Resource for Astrologers

Virtual Google Earth is a website that allows you to enter a street address in order to find its latitude and longitude.  This is very useful information for astrologers.  If a client was born at home or in a particular … Continue reading

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Aaron Alexis Identified as Navy Yard Shooter

Today an armed man killed at least 12 people in a shooting at a naval office building in Washington.  The FBI confirmed the shooter’s identity as 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, born 9 May 1979 in Queens, New York.  His time of birth … Continue reading

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The Annotated Raphael’s Mundane Astrology

I’ve been working on a couple e-books for the past several months.  The second one is now available: Just published and available as an e-book on

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Mark Sanchez may need shoulder surgery

According to USA Today (Sept. 12, 2013), New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez “will require shoulder surgery,” and is likely headed for injured reserve, so his stormy career with the team is all but over. What’s going on in his chart … Continue reading

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Primary Directions E-book

This is to announce the publication of my e-book about primary directions.  It will be available on on September 10, 2013.  The book is intended to be an introduction to primary directions for astrologers who have little familiarity with … Continue reading

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