Monthly Archives: March 2014

“The Day I Met Carl Sagan” — Neil deGrasse Tyson

Recently I’ve been watching the series Cosmos by Neil deGrasse Tyson because cosmology has always fascinated me and I enjoy the teaching style of Dr. Tyson.  I was a bit dismayed by his lack of knowledge of history (he misrepresented the … Continue reading

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Tarot Con III (U.S.) 2014

What an honor to be invited to speak at  TarotCon (US) III in Dallas this fall.  I must admit I’m a little nervous and hope I’ll have something intelligent to say.  

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Cocaine amidst the Stars

Many years ago a young man I knew developed a serious problem with cocaine addiction.  His life became centered around procuring his drug of choice.  He resorted to stealing money and goods from friends and loved ones to support his … Continue reading

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Lenormand and Horary – a personal reading

On Tuesday 25 March 2014 my wife’s mother died of complications of a stroke.  She would have been 93 years old on June 2nd of this year. My knowledge of Lenormand and of horary astrology was helpful to me in … Continue reading

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Designer L’Wren Scott Dies at 49

The apparent suicide of fashion designer L’Wren Scott has been much in the news lately, partly because she happens to be the partner of Mick Jagger.  Ms. Scott was found dead by her assistant at her NYC Chelsea apartment around … Continue reading

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Because of an illness in the family, I haven’t had much time to study the chart of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 which disappeared a week ago.  News reports give the time of takeoff as 0:41 AM on March 8, 2014 from … Continue reading

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Jerome Cardan gets sick

Jean-Baptiste Morin de Villefranche is one of my favorite astrologers.  Recently I was reading Book 24 on Progressions and Transits of his Astrologia Gallica in which he takes the famous Jerome Cardan to task for an inaccurate prediction. Cardan’s birth data is … Continue reading

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Tracking the April 2014 Cardinal Grand Cross

Recently I was looking at the chart of a Mexican singer and songwriter whose music I enjoy.  His name is Jaime Kohen.  Jaime studied at Boston’s Berklee School of Music. Many of his songs are posted on YouTube.  Recently I noticed … Continue reading

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Neuroscience Discovers the Tropical Zodiac

Two thousand years ago Ptolemy in his Tetrabiblos attempted to summarize the existing knowledge about astrology in the Hellenistic world.  Ptolemy, who viewed himself as a scientist and an encyclopedist, sought to put astrology on a scientific footing.  For this reason … Continue reading

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The Modern Confusion about Astrological Houses

Alan Leo did pioneering work in re-introducing astrology into the modern world at the end of the 19th century. Unfortunately in his zeal to simplify astrology, Leo introduced many misunderstandings into the modern astrological lexicon.  The most egregious of these … Continue reading

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