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Who’s your Dada? (astrology of the surreal)

March 4th, 2018 · No Comments · Astrology, Instruction

  Dada and surrealism Surrealism, best known for its visual artworks and writings, is a cultural movement that began in the early 1920s. Its precursor, Dada, emerged during World War I, and was a reaction to the absurdity of modern times, including the notion of a war to end all wars. The most important center […]

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Howard Hughes: an exercise in rectification

February 1st, 2018 · No Comments · Astrology, celebrity, Instruction

Howard Hughes – man of mystery or just another case of misattributed birthday? Although Hughes’ birth time was accurately nailed down as 10:12 PM in Houston, Texas, astrologers must contend with two widely divergent birth dates for the notoriously reclusive billionaire. Astrodienst (astro.com), the go-to site for reputable birth data, provides two dates separated by […]

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Charles Manson: Crawling King Snake

December 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · Astrology, Crime, Instruction

The Manson Family murders in the summer of ‘69 seared a hole in the American psyche. The Family was a cult of hippie nihilists led by Charles Manson, a frustrated singer-songwriter on the fringe of the LA music industry. In what was to become one of the first acts of social-class terrorism to date, Manson […]

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Hugh Hefner: Playboy of the western world

October 17th, 2017 · No Comments · Astrology, celebrity, Instruction, Karma

Author’s note: I know at first glance this might seem inappropriate, posting an article on Hugh Hefner the week after the Harvey Weinstein  scandal, revealing the latter’s systemic sexual harassment and assault upon young women in the film industry. Bad timing for this article, perhaps, but good timing for Hefner to have died just three […]

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Jim Carrey: Man on the Moon?

October 6th, 2017 · No Comments · Astrology, celebrity, Instruction

Every now and again, Jim Carrey gives an interview which causes people to wonder out loud, Is this guy playing with a full deck? Admittedly, Carrey has never been shy about voicing his opinion on matters he considered important. While still partners with Jenny McCarthy, he campaigned publicly against vaccinations, going so far as to […]

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Season of the Serpent

August 28th, 2017 · No Comments · Astrology, Instruction, Science

Take cover. It’s Kala Sarpa season. While everyone was focused on the solar eclipse of August 21st, another significant phenomenon was taking place on the same day. Ever since the Rahu/Ketu axis had shifted into Cancer/Capricorn on August 17th, only one other element remained to put things in play. So when, in the early hours […]

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Mathematical Frequency of Common Yogas

August 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Astrology, Instruction, Science

As Vedic astrologers, we routinely scan a chart to note the presence of yogas, ie, the planetary combinations that portend one effect or another for the person under consideration. These anticipated results derive, typically, from the houses the participant planets own, the signs and houses they occupy and, sometimes, the basic nature of the planets […]

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Mutual Reception: Book review by Mary Plumb, The Mountain Astrologer

July 4th, 2017 · No Comments · Astrology, Book Review, Instruction, Publication

Mutual Reception by Alan Annand, Sextile.com, 2016. Softcover 340 pp. $19.95 (ISBN 978-1-927799-24-6). Available from Amazon. Alan Annand is an experienced Vedic astrologer who has written two previous books from that tradition. His new book, Mutual Reception, takes a different approach; he begins with a survey of theories of mutual reception from the Western tradition […]

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The Mathematics of Yogas, part 6: Viparita Raja Yoga

June 1st, 2017 · 2 Comments · Astrology, Instruction, Karma

Viparita Raja Yoga Not every cloud has a silver lining, but when it does, it provides an example of how Viparita Raja Yoga works. This yoga operates on the principle that, effectively, two wrongs make a right. For the mathematically-inclined, this is like multiplying two negative numbers and getting a positive, as in (-2) x […]

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Chuck Berry: Reelin’ and Rockin’

May 1st, 2017 · No Comments · Astrology, celebrity, Instruction

Like Pablo Picasso, Stephen King and several others, Chuck Berry is proof positive that having three debilitated planets in your birth chart is no impediment to reaching the top of your game. But America’s iconic rock ‘n’ roll pioneer was frequently in trouble, and we can only credit his chart – not his parents or […]

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