• Astrology

    Astrology: The Basics

    The main components of an astrological chart are the planets, houses, signs, and aspects.  The following is the natal chart for Jack Kerouac.  A natal chart is for a specific person based on the time of their birth.  I’ll be writing about the difference types of charts in a later post. In the photo above, see all the little sigils within the pie slices? Each sigil stands for a planet. There are 10 planets in astrology. It doesn’t matter what NASA says about Pluto, he is still a planet in astrology and a powerful one at that. Each planet is a piece of your personality, a psychological function. The Sun…

  • Astrology

    Saturn Goes Direct

    You guys! Saturn went direct today! Saturn has been retrograde in Capricorn since April 17th. A planet is retrograde when it appears to go backwards through the sky. Any retrograde period means a revisitation, reassessment, possibly a re-do of whatever parts of life that planet rules. Retrogrades give us the *opportunity* (whether we want it or not!) to see what we missed the first time and maybe, hopefully, do it differently. Saturn rules authority, discipline and maturity. Saturn is the part of our charts where things are never given to us easily, but once we earn them we know they are really ours. In Capricorn, Saturn’s natural home, we’ve really…