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Book review: Hellenistic Astrology by Chris Brennan

March 4th, 2018 · No Comments · Astrology, Book Review, Publication

As the birth of Alexander the Great approached, legend has it that the court astrologer, seeing the imminent nativity would render a less-than-stellar chart, instructed that the mother should be girdled in restraints to delay her delivery. After some time had passed, and now seeing that a suitable ascendant would arise, the astrologer signaled the […]

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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 (, 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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Sam Shepard: exit, stage left

September 25th, 2017 · No Comments · Astrology, celebrity

Judged by many of his peers to be the greatest American playwright of his generation, Sam Shepard authored 44 plays, and won a Pulitzer for “Buried Child.” But he was also an actor in over 50 movies, receiving an Academy Award nomination for his supporting role in “The Right Stuff.” A multi-talented artist, during his […]

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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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John Wayne Gacy: no tears for the Killer Klown

August 7th, 2017 · No Comments · Astrology, Crime

Biography John Wayne Gacy (aka “The Killer Klown”) was a Chicago-area serial killer who sexually assaulted and murdered at least 33 teenage boys and young men during the 1970s. Most ended up buried under the crawl space beneath his suburban home. Brutalized by his father throughout his youth, and sexually molested as a child by […]

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