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The Best Books for Learning Traditional Astrology

The Best Books for Learning Traditional Astrology

When you start studying astrology, the sheer number of books on the subject is overwhelming. I remember feeling totally lost when I was trying to figure out what books to buy, and I ended up spending a lot of money on books that ended up 

Discover Your Planetary Time Lord with Annual Profections

Discover Your Planetary Time Lord with Annual Profections

One of my favourite ways to get a feel for the tone of the year is through annual profections. This is a timing technique that was widely used in traditional astrology. The majority of the ancient astrologers used it, or at least mentioned it. Vettius 

Get Rect: Learning Astrological Rectification

Get Rect: Learning Astrological Rectification

I’m currently taking a course at Kepler College on astrological rectification: the process of using various techniques to pin down an exact birth time. Having an exact time is absolutely critical for accurate astrology readings, especially predictive forecasts. A few minutes of difference doesn’t seem 

The Eclipses of 2022: Astrology, Geography and Geopolitics

The Eclipses of 2022: Astrology, Geography and Geopolitics

We’re about to get the first eclipse of the year, so it’s high time that I posted about them. Eclipses mark moments of profound change and transformation, and often strife and difficulty. The ancients viewed eclipses as malefic, negative forces. Their intensity is determined by 

Eclipses and Saros Cycles in Astronomy and Astrology

Eclipses and Saros Cycles in Astronomy and Astrology

I’ve been doing some research on eclipses and realized it would be useful to have an “Eclipse 101” type of reference post. There’s a lot of basic astronomical information about eclipses that’s really useful to know when you’re studying eclipses from an astrological point of 

Money, Money, Money: Canada’s 2022 Aries Ingress Astrology Forecast

Money, Money, Money: Canada’s 2022 Aries Ingress Astrology Forecast

A time-honoured method of astrological forecasting is to look at the Aries ingress chart set for the exact moment the Sun enters Aries in a nation’s capital. This is a surprisingly accurate way to see what might be in store for that country that year. 

Canada Talks: Canada’s 2022 Astrology Forecast

Canada Talks: Canada’s 2022 Astrology Forecast

I will be doing a presentation on Canada’s 2022 astrological forecast at an upcoming panel hosted by the Canadian chapter of The Organization for Professional Astrology (OPA). Canada Talks will feature a 20-minute presentation by four Canadian astrologers: Mj Patterson, Franco Soulbody, Jennifer Ng, and 

Exploring Jupiter-Neptune Conjunctions Through History

Exploring Jupiter-Neptune Conjunctions Through History

I recently explored 2022’s Jupiter-Neptune conjunction (link here). While working on that post, I started researching the major historical events that occurred during these conjunctions. I discovered that they very closely coincide with the metaphorical framework I described in that post: these are periods when 

­The Astrology of 2022: Jupiter-Neptune Dreaming in Pisces

­The Astrology of 2022: Jupiter-Neptune Dreaming in Pisces

I started writing this post back in December and planned to get it out by early January. But then I got Covid, and then Canada decided to go through some unprecedented historical events including descent into full-blown tyranny. So, my astrology research/writing was totally hijacked 

The New Generation of Non-Alcoholic Wine

The New Generation of Non-Alcoholic Wine

I’m sipping a glass of non-alcoholic sparkling Chardonnay as I write this. No, I don’t think the world is ending. (Though recent events in Canada sure have had me wondering this several times over the last few weeks.) I love everything about wine, including the 

Like Father, Like Son: The Astrology of Trudeau Invoking the Emergencies Act

Like Father, Like Son: The Astrology of Trudeau Invoking the Emergencies Act

On Monday, February 14, 2022, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau followed in his father’s footsteps and invoked the Emergencies Act in an effort to deal with the ongoing freedom convoy in Ottawa, as well as related protests that have been occurring across Canada, including blockades at 

The Astrology of Canada’s Trucker Convoy, part two

The Astrology of Canada’s Trucker Convoy, part two

I want to take another look at the astrological transits in the context of the trucker convoy that’s currently still in Ottawa, because in my first post about it, I only looked at the transits up to February 1. (Here’s the link to that post