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Karma & Reincarnation

Karma & Reincarnation

Woody Allen said, “I believe in karma and reincarnation, because nothing else explains how I could get so far behind in just one life.” Half the world’s population believes in reincarnation, which obliges us to be reborn again and again, working on our soul’s multiple-life lessons, like some poor kid who can’t get his college […]

Monday I had Friday on my mind

Monday I had Friday on my mind

Most people never think about it, but every day of the week is associated with one of the seven visible planets. Our ancestors acknowledged their role in our lives, and named the days in their honor. Sunday, named for the Sun, is associated with power. It’s the day to pursue ambitions, organize events, seek favor […]

Planets in Dignity

Planets in Dignity

Someone in the local (tropical) astrological Meetup community recently asked me about the significance of planetary dignities and their application in the chart. My response went something like this: A natal planet in dignity (own/exalted sign, directional strength, etc) offers the opportunity to exhibit its best qualities, while a weak planet (debilitated, combust, etc) may […]

Western Chart Analysis 101

Western Chart Analysis 101

A few months ago, a member of our local (Toronto) Astrology Meetup group asked the “professionals” in the community about their process for analyzing a chart. Although I currently practice Vedic astrology, I chose not to go into the detailed pro forma of that system. Instead, because the vast majority of the Meetup audience practices […]