Retrograde Overload

Retrograde motion is often described as a heightened focus or internalization of the archetypal functions affiliated with the planetary body. While this description is accurate, it also feels a little bland because this “heightened focus” doesn’t occur arbitrarily. What I have found is that it is usually motivated. More often than not, something has happened …

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Super Human: Generational Archetypes in the 1st House

Our natal charts provide insight into our passions. Our abilities. Talents. But it also shows something else: How the collective archetypal energies of humanity itself are hardwired and embedded into a personality. In other words, we’re referring to power of the outer planets. The dynamics that define entire generations. “In retrospect, the discoveries of Uranus, …

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Astrology is Natural Philosophy

One of the things I love about astrology is how much it philosophically benefits a person the longer they study. It is almost an unavoidable side effect.According to Brittanica, philosophy is the “…rational, abstract, and methodical consideration of reality as a whole or of fundamental dimensions of human experience.”In this regard, consider these general experiential …

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What’s the DEAL…with the 3rd House?

The TV show “Seinfeld” was a show about “nothing”. At least, that’s how it has been remembered. And while this label has been personally rejected by Jerry Seinfeld, this reputation has persisted because the show never tried to hide the fact that it was a bit shallow.In fact, it reveled in it.The show was the …

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The Uranus – Pluto Square

Between 2011-2014, a small subset of babies were born with a generational Uranus-Pluto square in their charts. The last time these two planets formed a major aspect with each other was their conjunction back in the 1960’s.Uranus and Pluto are signatures for revolution. They create transformation through destabilization and rebellion. The potential for violence and …

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Hurt & Mourning – Pisces

For a number of reasons, Johnny Cash was a typical Pisces. Artistic, empathetic, victimized and tortured (sometimes by his own actions), romantic, addicted and introverted. Most significantly, Cash was a musical storyteller and vividly expressed some of the core qualities of this sign in two songs, “The Man in Black” and “Hurt”. With the “Man …

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