Tag: astrology

Mastering the Art of Solar Returns

Mastering the Art of Solar Returns

My birthday is coming up so I thought I’d write about solar return charts, which are kind of an astrological birthday chart. The solar return is the moment when the Sun returns to the exact degree as your natal Sun. To use this technique, you 

“Planting with the Planets” – read it now on Astro.com

“Planting with the Planets” – read it now on Astro.com

My first story for The Mountain Astrologer was published earlier this year, in their Aries Nox 2022 issue. It’s called “Planting with the Planets: The Astrology of Biodynamic Farming” and it’s a deep dive into the astrology of biodynamics: the agricultural philosophy founded by Rudolf 

Now Offering Astrological Rectification Services

Now Offering Astrological Rectification Services

Rectification is the art of confirming an exact birth time. Having an exact time is critical for accurate astrology readings, especially predictive forecasts. Unfortunately, unknown or inaccurate birth times are very common. Many places in the world – including Canada – don’t record birth times 

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 

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. 

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 

A Convoy in Capricorn: The Astrology of Canada’s Trucker Convoy 2022

A Convoy in Capricorn: The Astrology of Canada’s Trucker Convoy 2022

Like many people across Canada and the world, I have been eagerly following the story of the trucker convoy that is making its way across Canada in protest of COVID vaccine mandates and border restrictions. I want to take some time to look at the 

How to deal with Mercury Retrograde

How to deal with Mercury Retrograde

For whatever reason, Mercury retrograde has become the second-most common piece of astrological knowledge to enter the psyche of pop culture in the twenty-first century, next to the ever-present – and much stereotyped – Sun signs. This is funny and exasperating. Just like with Sun 

The Astrology of 2022: Mercury Retrogrades from Air to Earth

The Astrology of 2022: Mercury Retrogrades from Air to Earth

As I wrote about in my first post about the astrology of 2022, this year I’m doing a series of posts featuring each planet and their story in 2022. The inner planets/lights – Mercury, Venus, Sun and Moon – have regular annual cycles. In these