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A Useful Predictive Feature of the Moon’s Nodes

The Nodes of the Moon are points in space where the orbit of the Moon around the Earth crosses the apparent path of the Sun (the ecliptic) in its annual journey around the Earth in the geocentric model of the … Continue reading

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Wisdom Teeth and Solar Returns

This week a colleague showed me the chart of a 27-year-old man who needed oral surgery to remove his wisdom teeth which had recently become a problem. Glancing at his birth chart and solar return, and using some standard predictive … Continue reading

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Morin delineates a solar return of Cardan

Astrologer Pedro Hernández recently posted a translation from Latin into Spanish of Morin’s delineation of Cardan’s solar return for his 34th year of life (ages 33-34). Pedro has kindly given permission to repost his article here, and I have translated … Continue reading

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Mother or Father in the 4th House?

Astrologers often disagree about parental assignments related to the 4th House. Some insist that the mother belongs in the 4th, others that the father belongs there. Many of the classical texts refer to the 4th as the house of the … Continue reading

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Stationary True Lunar Nodes in Solar Returns

The Moon’s nodes come in two varieties: true nodes and “mean” or average nodes. Traditionally the mean nodes were used because astronomers did not have instruments capable of measuring the subtle movements on the Moon on its orbit around the … Continue reading

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A Sad Case of Suicide in Bipolar Disorder

As a psychiatrist who is interested in astrology, I find it informative to study events in the news related to psychiatric disorders. One such event occurred on 14 June 2020 when Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput, who had been diagnosed … Continue reading

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Trump vs Biden, Part II

In the last post I looked at the profections of both charts. In this post let’s consider the solar and lunar returns of both candidates for 2020 and the election. SR refers to the solar return. LR refers to the … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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