Homosexuality and Astrology

The treatment of homosexuality in astrology has tended to reflect the social conditions and the attitude toward homosexuals at the time. Ptolemy, the father of Western astrology, very matter-of-factly mentions patterns that distinguish homosexuals from heterosexuals in his classic work Tetrabiblos. If Venus the ruler of romantic relationships and Jupiter precede the Sun in a man's chart, and if the former two planets also aspect Mars the ruler of passion , then he will be sexually interested...

The Longevity And The Hyleg

The Hyleg Arabic , Apheta Greek , Prorogator Latin , or Giver of Life, was a planet or point that was calculated as part of the process to evaluate both the life expectancy and periods when the native was at mortal risk. When this point was directed using what are now called primary directions to an Anareta or killing point there may be more than one , or vice versa, death occurs. In their book Greek Horoscopes, Otto Neugerbauer and Henry Bartlett Van Hoesen noted that early versions, such as...

Phobos and Deimos Moons of Mars

The planet Mars is circled by two small, irregularly shaped moons, Phobos and Deimos. Phobos, with dimensions of 17 x 14 x 13 miles, orbits Mars every 7.7 hours in a circular path that never carries it more than 3,720 miles away from its primary (the celestial body around which a satellite orbits). Deimos, which is 10 x 7 x 6 miles, orbits Mars every 30.3 hours, traveling approximately 12,470 miles above the surface. These distances represent the inner and outer extremes for bodies orbiting a...

Asteroid Hopi Astrology

Hopi, asteroid 2,938 the 2,938th asteroid to be discovered, on June 14, 1980 , is approximately 25.4 kilometers in diameter and has an orbital period of 5.6 years. Hopi was named after the Hopi tribe of North American Indians. Jacob Schwartz gives the astrological significance of this asteroid as territorial disputes, minority experiences, Native Americans. According to Martha Lang-Wescott, Hopi represents the awareness of oppression and prejudice. This asteroid also represents the principle of...

Agricultural Astrology Planting by the Signs

Agricultural astrology is the practice of choosing the time to plant and harvest crops according to the phase and sign of the Moon. As such, agricultural astrology is a branch of electional astrology. Planting according to the phase of the Moon during The medieval Wheel of Life with the five Ages of Man child, young man, mid-life, older, and senescent. Reproduced by permission of Fortean Picture Library. The medieval Wheel of Life with the five Ages of Man child, young man, mid-life, older, and...

The Nakshatras The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology

As in tropical astrology, learning the basics of planets, houses, signs, and aspects is the foundation of learning natal chart analysis. But, to appreciate the depth and uniqueness of Vedic astrology, one must also encounter and explore the nakshatras. Naksha-tra literally means that which does not decay. The nakshatras reflect the primordial level of the zodiacal belt, which lies beneath the 12 basic signs. The concept of the lunar mansions extends across many cultures as a natural result of...