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    Sample Sky Within Report

    Sample Sky Within Report
    The Sky Within Sample Report birth chart analysis for Bruce Springsteen Sep. 23, 1949, 10:50:00 PM EDT +04:00, Freehold, NJ, 074W16’00” 40N15’00” (Source: AstroDataBank, Rodden data classification A) Planets within 1.5 degree orbs of the following house cusp are displayed and interpreted as being in that house, except the Ascendant which uses 3 degrees. Orb …

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    Saturn Opposite Uranus

    Hello, and welcome to our newsletter. We're closing in on the winter solstice, with shorter days and longer nights, and the desert nights are more clear and starry than ever.

    As we've mentioned here before, we are 3/5ths of the way through a pattern of five oppositions of Saturn and Uranus:

    * on 11/04/08 at 19 Virgo (Saturn) -Pisces (Uranus)
    * on 2/5/09 at 20 Virgo-Pisces
    * on 09/15/09 at 25 Virgo-Pisces
    * on 4/24/2010 at 29 Virgo-Pisces
    * on 7/26/2010 at 1 Libra-Capricorn

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    The New Solar System

    The New Solar System

    Pluto’s recent demotion to the status of “dwarf planet” upset a lot of us It shouldn’t. We astrologers have been calling the Sun and Moon “planets” for a long time. We have, in other words, a long tradition of using the term “planet” differently than astronomers do. Experience has taught us that Pluto simply works like one—we know it’s a “planet” and we really don’t need anyone’s approval before we use the term.

     

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    Transiting Uranus Through the Twelve Houses

    Transiting Uranus Through the Twelve Houses

    Uranus Transiting the First House 
    Get ready for a tremendous burst of individuation. Who we really are is in conflict with our biographical reality. The psyche demands resolution of this schism, and the resolution is typically quite dramatic. It involves conflict with figures of authority, major restructuring of relationships, and a lot of existential chaos.

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    September 2009 Newsletter

    Hello, and welcome to our September 2009 newsletter. Can you believe it's September already? I'm back from speaking at the ISAR conference in Chicago in late August. My lecture was well received, and I was glad to see some of you there.

    The planets are fittingly busy in solar Virgo, the sign of personal growth, wholeness, and craftsmanship:

    1. Transiting Mercury is retrograde from Sept. 6-29, from 6 Libra back to 22 Virgo. For those of you new to astrology, Mercury rules communication of all kinds, learning, teaching, details, transportation, commerce, and devices we use to work with anything Mercury rules. It also rules how your mind works, what you notice, how you process information. When Mercury is retrograde, that which it rules tends to go "backwards." It's a good idea to double check all details, get tracking numbers, etc. It's also wise to review information or edit material rather than act upon it or begin a Mercury-ruled project.

    2. There is an transiting Saturn-Uranus partile (exact) opposition on the 15th at 25 Virgo (Saturn) - Pisces (Uranus). We are in a pattern of five oppositions of these planets:
    *on 11/04/08 at 19 Virgo (Saturn) -Pisces (Uranus)
    * on 2/5/09 at 20 Virgo-Pisces
    *the one mentioned above, on 09/15/09 at 25 Virgo-Pisces
    *on 4/24/2010 at 29 Virgo-Pisces
    * on 7/26/2010 at 1 Libra-Capricorn

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    Sun in Leo

    We are in the yearly transit of the Sun through Leo, the sign it rules. The Sun is always a Presence, here in the desert, and never more so than at this time of year. You know, intellectually, that the Sun is a star, but in the desert you truly experience it on a sensory level as a star.

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    Mean Nodes Vs. True Nodes

    Mean Nodes Vs. True Nodes

    An excerpt from Yesterday's Sky Chapter 5

    THE ASTRONOMY OF THE LUNAR NODES

    If you are a nerd, welcome to paradise. If you slept through science, but were wide-eyed when English class turned to the Romantic poets, you will probably make a very fine astrologer—but you might want to skip this chapter.

    So, what exactly are the nodes of the Moon? Obviously, they are not planets. Since they are the foundation of Evolutionary Astrology and the gateway into karmic analysis, let’s take a little while to understand them rigorously.

    Earth orbits the Sun, but since we are sitting on the Earth, it doesn’t look that way. For millennia, our ancestors assumed it was the other way around—that the Sun orbited the Earth. Since astrology is Earth-centered, we stick with that visual illusion in our language and perspective. What we actually see is that the Sun circuits the same band of constellations each year. Astrologers call that band the Zodiac. Astronomers call it the Ecliptic.

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    Astro*Carto*Graphy Sample Report

    for Serena Williams Sep. 26, 1981, 8:28:00 PM EDT +04:00, Saginaw, MI 083W57’03” 43N25’10” (note: our source for her birth data is AstroDataBank, Rodden data classification A) Planets within 1.5 degree orbs of the following house cusp are displayed and interpreted as being in that house, except the Ascendant which uses 3 degrees. Orb Conjunctions …

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    Solar Deities in Norse Mythology

    The Norwegian artist Edvard Munch's painting, 'The Sun' (left) shows a huge, radiant solar disc rising over a fjord, where a diminutive house clings to a rocky cliff overlooking the water. Munch's sun emits kaleidoscopically multicolored rays of pulsing, almost animate, light, all streaming out from that immense central core, illuminating and virtually setting fire to the landscape below. The original hangs in the Festival Hall at the University of Oslo. A print hangs in my office and often stops first time clients in their tracks.

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