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Kala Sarpa: the astronomical rationale for “dosha”

February 1st, 2019 · 2 Comments · Astrology, Instruction, Science

At the core of the mystique surrounding Kala Sarpa is the existential question: is it a yoga, or is it a dosha? Does it promise success or threaten destruction? That question can only be answered via yoga vichara, the careful analysis of a configuration in order to determine its nature, its strength, and its ultimate […]

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Nodal “weather” forecast: January 2019

January 7th, 2019 · No Comments · Astrology, Instruction, Science

This is an experiment in visual display to help people appreciate the role of the nodes as proxy agents. The nodes act on behalf of planets (1) with which they’re associated, (2) by which they’re aspected, (3) whose sidereal sign they occupy, and (4) whose nakshatra they occupy, in descending order of effect. Although assigning […]

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The Mathematics of Yogas, part 7: Spiritual Yogas

January 2nd, 2019 · No Comments · Astrology, Instruction, Science

Although there are many spiritual yogas defined in the literature of Jyotish, in practice it is surprisingly difficult to find actual charts that meet those specifications. Take, for example, the three classic spiritual yogas defined in Mantreswara’s Phaladeepika (6:28): When the lord of the Ascendant, the Sun and the Moon occupy an Angle or Trine […]

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Jeffrey Dahmer: the Milwaukee Cannibal

December 2nd, 2018 · 1 Comment · Astrology, Crime

Jeffrey Dahmer is a prime example of a conundrum in modern life – how something so disgusting can also be so fascinating… at least for students of crime, and astrology. Dahmer was an American serial killer and sex offender who killed 17 men and boys over a period of 13 years, many of his murders […]

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Kala Sarpa: everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask

November 30th, 2018 · No Comments · Astrology, Instruction, Publication

“If the Sun and Moon would doubt,” poet William Blake once wrote, “they would immediately go out.” As for me, there were times over the past 18 months when my own vision blurred, and I doubted whether I could write a book on Kala Sarpa that would do justice to its myth. But as it […]

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Jian Ghomeshi: unrepentant teddy bear of love

November 3rd, 2018 · No Comments · Astrology, celebrity, Karma

In 2009 Jian Ghomeshi, then host of the CBC’s popular radio talk show Q was diagnosed with a general anxiety disorder. He began seeing a psychologist on a weekly basis to deal with a range of topics – feeling like an outsider because of his Iranian background, having trust issues, and just not feeling good […]

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Webinar review: Kepler’s Astrology Research Team (ART)

September 19th, 2018 · No Comments · Astrology, Instruction, Science

Interested in learning how to conduct astrological research? Set your agenda for the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. That’s when Kepler’s Astrological Research Team (ART) meets to discuss past studies, current best practices and future projects. The series, coordinated by Courtney Roberts and facilitated by Glenn “Mitch” Mitchell, seeks to provide potential researchers […]

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Webinar review: Qualitative Research Methods for Astrologers

September 9th, 2018 · No Comments · Astrology, Instruction, Science

Yesterday I “attended” a webinar offered by the Canaveral Research Center (home of the Kepler Conference) coordinated by Courtney Roberts and moderated by Glenn “Mitch” Mitchell. The workshop featured Dr. Will Morris who, as “guest lecturer,” has an extensive background in academic research methods, as well as a comprehensive acquaintance with the full spectrum of […]

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John McCain: maverick with a heart

September 7th, 2018 · No Comments · Astrology, celebrity, Instruction

By all odds, John McCain should have died in Vietnam. His survival made him a legend worthy of what is truly great about America: demonstrating courage under fire, and acting with honesty and integrity in support of principles that transcend individual well-being for the sake of one’s country. His chart has several classic yogas. Sasha […]

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Aretha Franklin: R-E-S-P-E-C-T

September 2nd, 2018 · No Comments · Astrology, celebrity

At first glance, there seems to be so little of significance in Aretha Franklin’s chart that we’re tempted to think, this can’t be right. If she was the Queen of Soul, where are the signs of royalty, soul, and awesome voice? In fact, there are so few yogas in her chart that you can count […]

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