Author Archives: Anthony Louis

About Anthony Louis

Author of books about astrology and tarot, including TAROT PLAIN AND SIMPLE, HORARY ASTROLOGY, and THE ART OF FORECASTING WITH SOLAR RETURNS.

The Death of Kobe Bryant

Today (26 Jan 2020) there was shocking news from California. Basketball star Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash. Bryant was born on 23 August 1978 in Philadelphia. The time of birth is not independently verified but one source … Continue reading

Posted in Astrology | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Reflections on a Fallen Mars

Recently I read a discussion in a traditional astrology group about combustion, planetary dignity, the effect of sect on the so-called “malefic” planets, Mars and Saturn. Combustion occurs when a planet is obscured by the light of the sun due … Continue reading

Posted in Astrology | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tropical vs Sidereal Years in Calculating Solar Returns

There is a disagreement in the literature about the best way to calculate solar returns. Should we have the Sun return to its birth position with respect to the vernal point or with respect to the fixed stars? Should charts … Continue reading

Posted in Astrology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A video on Yogini Dasas

Recently Aswin Balaji invited me to discuss Yogini dasas on his channel. Click on this link to watch the video on YouTube.

Posted in Astrology | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Book Review of Predictive Method: Predicting with Grahas as Karakas by Laura Barat

Not long ago I came across the YouTube channel of astrologer Laura Barat and was impressed by her videos on Hindu astrology. Going to her website, I noticed that she had published a book entitled Predictive Method: Predicting with Grahas … Continue reading

Posted in Astrology | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Passing of Edward Aschoff

There was a sad story this week about the unexpected passing of ESPN reporter Edward Aschoff at age 34 after a bout with pneumonia. Aschoff was born in Oxford, MS, on 24 December 1985, time unknown. He died on his … Continue reading

Posted in Astrology | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

On Capricorn, the Sea-goat

During this Christmas week, the sun is passing through tropical Capricorn as Christians around the world celebrate the birth of the Christ Child. In the tropical zodiac, zero degrees of Capricorn marks the Winter Solstice in the northern hemisphere and … Continue reading

Posted in Astrology | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments