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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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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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Prime malefics in homicidal charts

April 7th, 2018 · 4 Comments · Astrology, Crime, Science

Prime malefics in homicidal charts Despite our best intentions, many people find murder fascinating. And yet because it’s the worst of crimes, to rob another person of their life, we hold killers in contempt. Even as we despise them, however, we struggle to understand them, to know what quirk of gene, character or fate compelled […]

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Mercury Retrograde in Disasters

March 31st, 2018 · No Comments · Astrology, Science

  Mercury Retrograde in Disasters A commonly-accepted notion in Western astrology is that when Mercury goes retrograde, as happens three times a year for roughly three weeks at a time, things go terribly wrong for people. But if that’s really true, shouldn’t it be reflected in events when hundreds – perhaps thousands, or even hundreds […]

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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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Mathematics of Yogas, part 5: Dhana Yoga

March 1st, 2017 · No Comments · Astrology, Instruction, Science

It’s a truism in the medical world that the best guarantee of longevity is to be born to healthy parents. For those who take their health for granted, the next-most-desired aspect of a perfect life is to be born rich or, if that’s not possible, with a birth chart containing multiple wealth yogas. Although there […]

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Length of ring finger predicts physical aggression in men

February 23rd, 2017 · No Comments · Palmistry, Science

Without pointing any fingers, a new study suggests a way to take the measure of tough characters. The research, done at the University of Alberta and announced Wednesday, found a connection between the length of the male index finger relative to the ring finger and the tendency to be aggressive. No such connection was found […]

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