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We will double every donation you kindly give from our own resources. In my more than seven years of reporting, it’s become clear that we can find a lot of planetary action in the horoscope of someone who is suddenly hot in the press. What is surprising is that it doesn’t seem to matter whether that “someone” is dead or alive.
The inertia of the past cycle and the unsolved problems acting through WWI challenged the expanding creative impulse of the new cycle during the tense and confrontive semisquare phase (45 degrees) of Neptune and Pluto, which lasted from the late-1920s to the mid-1930s.
The transits and solar arcs we’d expect to see in the horoscope of a living person making news are also present in the horoscope of someone who has transitioned. Astrological forecasting or "prediction" is on a scale of hard to impossible, and I sometimes feel that as astrologers we cannot win.
If we make an educated guess at the outcome or meaning of some transit (or arc or progression) and we are wrong, we lose the confidence of our client, so as good astrology students we are taught to look back at similar transits and transit cycles in the past to see what happened.
First steps in Astrology, by Liz Greene This introduction into the basic ideas of astrology is taken from the children's book "Looking at Astrology" by Liz Greene.
Although once written for children, the text is very interesting for everyone who wants to take first steps in astrology.
Deborah Houlding offers a definitive masterclass on the zodiac – so that you, too, can tackle the media debunkers of astrology.
One must never equate Sun signs with fixed star constellations.
Again, the rumour is spread that there are 13 astrological signs and that astrology is therefore invalid.
If you want to know how astrology really works, read these two articles by Deborah Houlding and Dieter Koch.
They say that the real star constellations have been shifting relative to the astrological signs by nearly one month in the course of the last 2000 years.