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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

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Morinus falls ill, and the Ptolemy-Naibod midpoint in primary directions

In his book on primary directions (Book 22 of Astrologia Gallica, pp.56-59 of the Holden translation), Morinus describes a serious illness which he contracted in 1652 while observing a solar eclipse.  He fell ill with a fever and catarrh on … Continue reading

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January 5, 2019 Eclipse: Danger for the U.S.A.?

Today (5 Jan 2019) we will experience a solar eclipse in 15 degrees of Capricorn (tropical zodiac).  I wondered how this eclipse might play out in the U.S.A. and cast the Gemini rising chart for America with the solar eclipse … Continue reading

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Harvey Weinstein fired: aversion, nodes, eclipses and quincunxes

This week’s news from Hollywood centered around the firing, on Sunday 8 October 2017, of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein for sexual harassment by the company which he founded.  According to the NY Times: “The sexual harassment allegations uncovered by The … Continue reading

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The Solar Eclipse and the Terrorist Attack in Barcelona

On Thursday, 17 August 2017, terrorist drove a van on La Rambla in Barcelona, killing 13 people and injuring many others.  According to Spanish news reports, the attack began at 16:50 (4:50 p.m.) local time (“A las 16.50 horas, una … Continue reading

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Mystery Solved: the USA Gemini Rising Chart

For years I have used a Gemini rising chart for the July 4, 1776 birth of the nation.  I learned this technique many years ago from astrologer Don Jacobs (“Moby Dick the Astrologer”).  Don’s son Jayj worked with his dad … Continue reading

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The Eclipse Strikes

There has been much discussion recently among astrologers about tomorrow’s eclipse in the 10th degree of Virgo.  People with a significant natal point or planet around the 10th degree of mutable signs are most likely to feel the effects.  Part … Continue reading

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