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What's a Solar Return, Anyway?

Did you know that around the time of your birthday, a unique, temporary chart can be cast that encapsulates what you're likely to experience over the next year of your life? You give birth to this chart annually when the Sun reaches the precise degree and minute it occupied at your birth. Read More »


The 10th House in Your Birth Chart

What's your calling in life? What is it about you that's most visible to the world? What, about your horoscope, determines whether or not you will experience a significant level of worldly success or catastrophic failure? Read More »


Your Mars Return

In an Astrology birth chart, the placement of the planet Mars represents your unique drive and energy patterns. If you were a car, this planet tells us what kind of gas drives you and what motivates you. Read More »


North and South Nodes and Why They're Important

The Nodes of the Moon ... sounds like an astrological disease, doesn't it? Something you should run far, far away from. Well, relax. Your nodes will not kill you. In fact, they are your birth chart’s finest indicator of talents you’ve become super proficient at during previous incarnations, as well as qualities you decided to move toward and master in this lifetime. Read More »


Reading Your Horoscope: Sun AND Rising Signs

One of the top questions I'm asked from Astrology enthusiasts is to explain why it is widely advised among astrologers to read any horoscope, or watch any video horoscope, for both your Sun sign and your Rising sign. Read More »


Predicting Love with Your Birth Chart

Falling in love with someone doesn't happen every day. And marriage? That's an even rarer occurrence. Read More »


Your Sun, Moon, and Rising Signs

In all of my beginner's Astrology teleconference classes, I teach my students how important it is to thoroughly analyze the Sun, Moon, and Ascendant (or Rising sign) of any horoscope. Read More »


All About the Air Signs: Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius

Breathing. It's an unconscious part of our existence. However, without the ability to breathe in air we wouldn't be here. Read More »


What's a "Decan" in Astrology?

We all know that it's impossible to lump every single person who shares the same Sun sign into a neat package of qualities. Sure, if you're a Leo, you're likely to share many Leo traits that are similar to other Leos. But in Astrology, there are many nuances that add great depth and complexity to your planetary placements. Read More »


Death Chart

A while back a dear friend of mine who is about to face the death of a loved one asked me a philosophical question about Astrology. She wondered if, once the soul has passed on, whether the birth chart lives on in the afterlife and can be a way to see what that person's soul is up to on the other side. Read More »


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