Mars in Gemini – The Juggler

by Alison Price

Mars

The red planet is known for its energy, effort being expended and activity.

This is the planet that gets you off the couch as something inspires you take action. It is all about overcoming inertia and any sluggish behaviour that may have be plaguing you recently.

Martial energy will push forward through the meaning of the sign and there is always a shift in momentum when Mars changes sign.

 

Gemini the Twins

Gemini is the sign for multi-tasking and Mars in Mercury’s active sign helps you keep all the balls you are juggling in the air. The more balls you have the higher you have to throw them. Yeah…

You may not get much finalized at this time but there will be lots of activity and brainstorming.

Get you thinking cap on and forge ahead carving out your ideas for world domination.

We want to see you win.

Mars in Gemini

Gemini is not the easiest placement for Mars. It can work for you and it depends on what you are trying to do.

Mars is all about activity and having the energy to expend. The knack is to make an effort where it matters.

It is best to work with the cosmic energy and not against it.


 

Prices

Returning Clients, Astrologers and Students

You, “What does it cost?”

Me, “It depends who you are.”

I treat my returning clients and students with respect and give them the rates for which they originally signed up.

If you supported me in the beginning, twenty-five years ago, ten years ago, last year or last month for that matter your rate for consultations, mentoring and classes remains the same.

Early adopters

Once you take a class, consultation or course with me the cost remains the same for life.

The prices listed here today may go up next year.

I value my clients, astrologers and students and this is shown by the rates I charge you.

You are either: a client, an astrologer or a student

Returning Clients – Consultations

Consultations and classes for returning clients: your cost remains the same as before

If you have been a client for ten years then you still pay the ten year ago price. Always remind me if you are a returning client.

Returning Astrologers – Mentorship and Peer review

Astrological mentoring and guidance (for astrologers) – No charts cast advanced techniques, business set up advice etc. By the hour.

Returning Students – Astrology Classes, courses and semesters

If you signed up for a class, course or semester the cost remains the same as when you started.

Always remind me if you are a returning student.


New Clients, Astrologers or Students

New Clients

Mini-readings: One chart cast, On-the-Spot, one question, no prep $50.

Birth chart consultation for new clients: charts cast, forecast charts, hours of prep work by me $500

New Astrologers – Mentorship and Peer Review

Astrological mentoring, peer review and guidance (for astrologers) $150/hour – No charts cast, advanced techniques, business set-up advice etc.

New Students – Classes

  • Astrology classes level 1: One semester $425
  • Astrology classes level 1: One class $75
  • Astrology classes level 2: One semester $500
  • Astrology classes level 2: One class $90
  • Astrology classes level 3: One semester $575
  • Astrology classes level 3: One class $110

Master Business Classes for Going Professional

Master Classes part 1 and part 2: Both parts 1 and 2 $250

Master classes: part 1 only $150

Master classes: part 2 only  $150

 

Alison


 

 

My Patrons

What is Patreon?

Patreon is a place that showcases artists and creative people so that patrons (that’s you) may choose to support creative people (that’s me) through small, regular financial giving. Your patronage can be as modest as $1 a month.

Who I am

I am Alison Price a writer, astrologer and creative in Vancouver, Canada. I live sparingly with my family and maintain a low carbon footprint. I have no car, no cable TV and no pets. I care for a plant called Egbert and lots of books.

In my creative work I have a computer, phone and printer. I use software, paper and ink and I have internet and web hosting commitments. These things are my main expenses apart from a roof and food (for Egbert you know).

I share and grow my astrology knowledge at workshops and conferences where I usually teach but sometimes I just attend. I like to recharge my creative juices through spending time with inspired people.

My currency is astrological and new age knowledge.

My Creative Work

I am driven to provide basic astrology that everyone can use. I strive to give you enough information so you can bring the essence of astrology into your life without having to learn the detailed intricacies of chart work or in other words the nitty gritty.

My goal is to raise basic astrological knowledge of everyone through simple, but correct, information. This is the stuff you can confidently use and you know some already like your Sun sign.

I aim to take this knowledge out of the ivory towers of “Astrology only” people and make it available for those who seek understanding. If you support enlightenment then you can help everyone else on their journey.

Of course I am happy with high level astrological theory, debate and questions but that only appeals to a select group.

Your Support

I ask for your support, through your patronage, so I can continue to develop and write about astrology for everyone. Please help me.

Thank You

Your contribution means so much to me. I appreciate each and every one of you. Thank you for considering to be my patron.

Alison


My Patrons

When you support me on Patreon your name will go here for perpetuity.

My thanks go to:

Nadiya Shah

Astrofabulous!


 

The ABC’s of Astrology

The ABC’s of Astrology

May 5th, 2017 at 7pm

Beginner’s Astrology Roundtable

 

In this informal setting and with other astrologers I shall contribute the sections on the planets and the aspects as part of this small group.

If you think you need to know some more astrology come along and see what it is all about.

You get answers to your astrology questions.

This evening is for beginners and those with a little astrology knowledge.

We will discuss:

  • The signs of the zodiac.
  • The twelve houses.
  • The planets and their meaning in your chart.
  • The aspects or connections between the planets and what each one means.
  • Learn about some astrology teachers in your area. (that’s me)
  • I will be discussing my general classes and will explain about my personal astrological coaching and mentoring program.
  • Your questions answered.

Bring your chart if you have one.


The Astrologer’s Den

A genteel group of astrology enthusiasts

Friday, May 5th from 7pm-9pm

Columbia St, New Westminster. BC. Canada

(Columbia Skytrain Station)

$10

Join us for a casual dinner beforehand from 5pm at Stefano’s Restaurant.


More events with Alison Price


Astrology Mini Readings – Drop In

Drop In Astrology Readings by Donation with Alison Price


Sunday, April 23rd from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

Waves Coffee House, 900 Howe Street (at Smithe), Vancouver.


Come along and meet me as I will be doing 20 minute drop-in mini-readings in downtown Vancouver.

Bring your chart, or your chart details, and I will cast your chart on the spot and answer your questions.

For me to cast your chart I will need:

  • Your birth date
  • Your Birth time
  • Your birth place

This is an excellent way to get a quick reading without a huge time or financial commitment

First come first served.

We will be in the workroom inside and toward the right of Waves.

If you like you may buy a beverage or snack.


Cost

There is no fixed fee. You may donate as you see fit. There will be a discrete donation box.


 

My Process – A Peek Behind the Scenes


“If you wrote something for which someone sent you a check, if you cashed the check and it didn’t bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented.” – Stephen King


My Process

I work as an astrologer and have done for many years. Over time I have honed my craft so I can be quick and correct in all my chart readings, classes or lectures.

I find the best way express myself is to show you how to read astrology charts. I like to explain about zooming in on what to look for and what to avoid.

Giving tips and tricks for getting to the heart of the chart is my main interest and I am happy to share them with you.

Patreon

Much of my work is done behind the scenes but now this activity, which I’m calling my process, is a available for my supporters.. You can become a patron to my art of astrology.

The things I am working on are presented for you, almost daily, as a peek behind the veil of the mystery of astrology. It is a process. The road that leads towards knowledge and understanding is taken one step at a time. Much like the ninth house of a chart.

I am a happy person and I am glad to share some glimpses of my day with you guys. If you are trying to get your astrology readings or business going the. See how I do it. I’m not saying my way is the best way but rather that you can find your own path through your intuition and interests.

Art

Not everything I do as a writer, astrologer and creative is shown as me pouring over a chart or with my nose stuck in an ephemeris, there is the artistic side as well. This includes drawing, urban sketching and colour work.

I also do quite a lot of freelance writing and create horoscopes for other new age sites. Some of the topics I write about are interesting things like crystals, reiki, numerology, dream therapy, colour therapy and astral projection.

I like exploring other techniques and will ultimately bring them back to astrology. I look for ways to connect the dots to weave a richer chart reading through my interest in related new age practices.

So the behind the scenes being documented for me is broader than the carefully crafted items and posts you see on my astrology only site at Starzology and on my Instagram,  Facebook or Twitter feed.

And rightly so, you came to me for astrology as a starting point. You expect to see astrology and you certainly can do that. But the My Process tier of being a “Sun patron” in Patreon gives you a valuable look at my wider interests in occult matters.

Focus

Anyone who knows me will say I am easy going with a sense of humour. I like to have fun with astrology and new age subjects. I am never a doom and gloom person. I avoid political stuff and don’t cast charts for tragedies like tsunamis or earthquakes which harmed others.

You are far more likely to see me feature charts for inspiring thought leaders driving concepts and ideas, scientists with ground breaking discoveries that benefits humanity or naturalists exploring interesting things in the plant and animal world around us.

I believe in the creative beauty inside everyone. It is almost like your genius where the essence of your originality can be seen in your inspired pursuits. That little light of your can shine.

I know your light shows in your chart and can be brought forward by a reading. Heck, your creative light is the first thing I look for when I cast your chart.

Become my Sun patron

So come along and share my journey and help me out in the process by becoming a Sun tier patron and see my process.

I will always be the one beavering away in the background to present my best face for you. But if you have an interest in how I got there and where things come from follow along on Patreon.

The “My Process” posts are the best read content on my Patreon page and thank you for your interest and it keeps my lights on.

Alison




The Astrologer Asteroids

Guest post by Tanja Flanjak

The Astrologer Asteroids

Asteroids are still not as widely incorporated into astrological studies as they should be. Like planets, they are more than just solidified gases streaming throughout the universe.

They contain their own magic and energies that offers a plethora of insight and information into a person and their journey here on earth.

If you are familiar with asteroids than the usual Juno, Vesta, Chiron, and Ceres, just to name a few, will be the most commonly used. However, did you know that there are quite a few asteroids that are directly connected to the study of Astrology?

The ones listed below are known as the “Astrology” asteroids. Depending on their placement in your natal chart, they can indicate a love of Astrology, and or a career as an Astrologer.

Stargazer 8958

Astrowizard 24626

Astronomia 1154

Zvedotchet 6465

Urania 30

Starchik 32770

Celestechild 17503

The rule of thumb is, if you have any of the above asteroids conjunct your ascendant, north node, midheaven, in the ninth house, or making positive aspects to all, then these are excellent indicators of being an Astrology lover.

So take a look and see if Astrology is part of your cosmic fate.


Tanja Flanjak

The starspeak of a 24 year old aspiring Astrologer using the stars and cosmos to navigate her way through life.

Her Aries Sun gifts her with a fiery passionate drive, her Cancer ascendant allows her to be connected to the cosmic womb, and her Pisces Moon makes her an imaginative mystical translator of cosmic knowledge.

Visit Tanja at The Luminessence

 


The Cosmic Self – Astro Poetry by Tanja Flanjak – Guest Post

The Cosmic Self

Your eyes are nebulas

Your lips are stars

Your mind is Mercury

Your action is Mars

Neptune are your dreams imagined during sleep

Pluto is the darkness that inhabits the deep

Venus is creativity, love is there too

Uranus brings change, you’ll have to make do

The Sun is the Self

The Moon is the Heart

The Cosmos are within you, they’re really the start

The start you may ask? The start of what?

The start of your journey, let’s leave it at that

When you look in the mirror, you don’t see your reflection

You see yourself as the universe, it’s truest expression

What seems light years away are in fact herein

As above so below, as without, so within


Tanja Flanjak

The starspeak of a 23 year old aspiring Astrologer using the stars and cosmos to navigate her way through life.

Her Aries Sun gifts her with a fiery passionate drive, her Cancer ascendant allows her to be connected to the cosmic womb, and her Pisces Moon makes her an imaginative mystical translator of cosmic knowledge.

Visit Tanja at The Luminessence

 



Want to write for us? More info for guest contributors here.


 




Astrology Basics – Chart Points

Chart Points

Chart points are not planets or entities at all they are points in space and typically occur where two imaginary lines cross.

The other Starzology astrology basics are:

and

  • Chart division

 


The Meaning of Chart Points

The Ascendant

The ascendant is the face you show to people one-on-one.

It is the mask or façade presented to strangers. It is the initial thing people see about you. It is the first impression you give to others.

The Midheaven

The Midheaven is the face you show the world.

It is what the world knows you for. It represents your highest achievements in life and is your public status, reputation or notoriety.

 





Astrology Basics – The Aspects

by Alison Price

This is part of the Starzology Astrology Basics series of posts on the four building blocks for reading a chart.

This is what you need to know to read a chart.

The other blocks are:

and Chart Points.


The Meaning of Aspects

The astrological aspects are the angular relationship between the planets and points (the Ascendant and Midheaven etc.) in a chart.

In your chart some planets will be in aspect to each other and some will not have aspects. Some planets may have easy aspects and some may have difficult aspects.

There are five main aspects.

The Conjunction

Two planets close to each other are conjunct. This is a good placement for most planets as the two planets blend their energies and you can benefit from this joining of forces.

The Sextile

Planets in sextile work well together and support each other. They suggest that you have latent talents in the nature of the planets involved and this can be brought forward for the creativity and vision in your life. The sextile is a soft aspect.

The Trine

Planets in trine to each other are easy going and let the other planet be themself. This is the best aspect for support and being positive. The trine is an easy or soft aspect.

The Square

Planets that are square to each other have some tension between them. Their energies compete for dominance and challenge each other. Planets in square create internal dilemmas for you. The square is a hard or difficult aspect.

The Opposition

Planets that oppose are in tension with each other and will struggle to work together. These planets create external dilemmas for you and can indicate where you project the issues to the other. The opposition is a hard or difficult aspect.

And another – The Quintile Aspect

Although not one of the big five aspects I use the quintile aspect as well as it is the aspect of creativity. Planets in quintile to each other show your creative expression in line with the meaning of the two planets. The quintile should always be considered when analyzing creative expression and outlets in your life.

 





Astrology Basics – The Houses

Beginner’s Astrology

The chart basics are four basic building blocks of knowledge. as a student of astrology you need to get a grip on some basic principles and this post is about the houses. The other building blocks  are:


The Meaning of the Houses

An astrological chart is divided into twelve sections, or houses, and each house is a different size. The chart looks like a pizza where each house is a segment.

Each house represents a separate area of life and planets in houses suggest that a particular area of life, like family or work, is important to you.

The houses are like a slice of life.


First house

The first house shows you, your body, what you look like, your complexion, fashion style, gait, haircut and first impression.

Second house

The second house is all about money, credit and acquisitions. It shows your values and what you value more than money. It suggests your self-worth and self-esteem.

Third house

The third house shows your brothers and sisters, school, neighbors, local area, short journeys and community involvement.

Fourth house

Your home, hearth and family life is shown by the fourth house in your chart. Your dominant parent (who is the one was there on a daily basis providing care and nurtured you) is shown by the fourth house.

Fifth house

The fifth is the fun house. It shows your children, your leisure activities, your romantic dates, play dates, sport, concerts and your creative expression. It suggests where you find entertainment and this includes risk activities like riding on a roller coaster, playing the stock market and gambling.

Sixth house

The sixth house is the house of your day-to-day work, pets, small plants, health and service to others. It shows your diet and exercise appetite. The sixth house in your chart shows your daily rituals, meditation and other habitual practices.

More on the sixth house.

Seventh house

The seventh house indicates your marriage, your partner/spouse, business partners and your relationship with other people. It shows the general public, your relationship with others and open enemies.

Eighth house

The eighth house suggests your secrets, sex life, money from others, donations from others, support from others, inheritance, insurance, debt, death and taxes. It shows the inevitable things of life.

Ninth house

The ninth house suggests your vision, life-path, travel, long journeys, higher education, foreign cultures, publications and religion.

Tenth house

The tenth house is all about your career, public standing, reputation and what the world knows you for. It is where you are in the public eye. It indicates your passive parent

Eleventh house

The eleventh house shows your choice of friends, groups and causes. It is where you are a team player. It shows your social conscious.

Twelfth house

The twelfth house is the house of your imagination, self-undoing, chronic health issues, institutions, dreams, sleep and your subconscious. It shows your secret enemies.

 

 


Astrology Basics – The Signs

by Alison Price

The Building Blocks of a Chart

This is a beginner series of posts about starting to read a horoscope and what you need to know as opposed to the flood of options you have to learn stuff about astrology.

I have condensed it into bite sized chunks of information to get you started.


Overview of the Parts of a Chart

Astrology has four main building blocks you need to understand to read a chart. One of the is the signs.

The others are;

Along with the chart points.

And a closer look at sign qualities and elements.

And a million other things…

But the first things you need to know are the basic four building blocks.


The Meaning of the Signs

Each sign has a different meaning and when a planet is in one sign it will behave differently to when in another sign. In your chart the planets will be in a variety of signs.

The Sun passes through all the tropical signs.

There are twelve signs of the tropical zodiac: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.

The signs start at Aries the first sign and end at Pisces the twelfth sign.


Aries

The Sun is in Aries from March 21 to April 20.

The symbol for Aries is the Ram a male sheep. A key phrase is “I am” and strong Aries types often say this. The ruling planet is Mars named after the God of war. The zodiac sign of Aries is in the cardinal mode indicating they are leaders, in the fire element suggesting inspiration and of the active polarity so they have an outgoing personality.

Aries people are courageous and self-assertive. They relish new beginnings and are enthusiastic and can be impulsive. Often impatient and headstrong they want to be first. Aries folk look good in the color red. They can be acute, sharp and are dynamic leaders. They are inspirational and can get heated and excited and can be considered an army-of-one.

Taurus

The Sun is in Taurus from April 20 – May 21. The symbol for Taurus is the bull. A key phrase used by Taurus is “I possess” and many Taureans use this opener or related ones like “I have…” to start their sentences. Beautiful Venus is your ruling planet.

Taurus is of the fixed mode suggesting that you like stability, the earth element indicating you are in touch with reality and the passive polarity which means you are sensitive and sensuous.

Taurus people are generally patient. You can be possessive and keep things forever. You like land and what money can buy. You are good at preserving (both relationships and food) and are considered very reliable. Of all the signs you have the most common sense. If you are a bull you are deliberate in your actions and you are generally solid, earthy and a good worker.

Gemini

The Sun is in Gemini from May 21 to June 21. The symbol for Gemini is The Twins and this shows up in your dual nature. A key phrase is “I think…” and many Gemini types say this every day. Your ruling planet is Mercury the messenger of the Gods.

Gemini is in the mutable mode meaning you are flexible and dexterous, the element is air suggesting that Twins are intellectual and of the active polarity indicating you are confident and outgoing.

Gemini’s are instinctive communicators and want to make connections with others. You are good at associations and are happy just to know your name. Twins are adaptable, restless and crave variety in life. You can have diverse interests. You are inquisitive and want to know things to fill your mental database with lots of information. You are the sign of duality and can multi-task like no other. Gemini makes good jugglers and fare well in pub quizzes.

Cancer

The Sun is in the sign of Cancer from June 21st to July 23th.

The symbol is the Crab and their key phrase is “I feel…” which is often their sentence opener.

Cancer is the second cardinal sign which means you are leaders and Cancerians will often lead from behind. You are in the water element which indicates that much intuition is used and you are fluid and in the passive polarity suggesting a reticence for aggression and a more receptive approach to life.

The ruling planet is the Moon which is not really a planet at all but the natural satellite of the Earth. The Moon goes through phases and this is a typical attribute for Cancerians.

Leo

The Sun is in Leo from July 23 to August 23. Leo’s symbol is the Lion king of the jungle and this has much to say about Leo.

The key phrase for Leos is “I create” and strong Leo types use this.

The Lion is of the fixed mode suggesting they don’t like change, in the element of fire indicating they are inspirational and of the active polarity meaning they are extroverted. The ruling planet is the Sun (yes, we know it is a star, but in astrology circles it is referred to as a planet).

Leos are dignified, have honor and are proud. They can be vain. They are the most creative sign and fun loving. They are honest, warm and loyal. They are organized, strong and can be dramatic. They will delegate to the other signs. They take life on in a wholehearted manner. They have a childlike wonder of the world and detest poverty. Of all the signs they can play their role once they know what it is.

Virgo

The symbol for Virgo is the Virgin and the Sun is in Virgo from August 23rd to September 23th. The key phrase is “I analyze” and strong Virgo types use this phrase. The ruling planet is Mercury the fastest planet.

Virgo is of the element of earth suggesting being in touch, the mutable mode indicating you are flexible and can multi-task and the negative polarity which means you may be shy or reticent.

Virgos are particular and this is another word for picky. You like to analyze situations. You may seem to be finding fault but it is just your attention to detail that makes you aware (more than most) of any imperfections in people or situations. You can be self-critical and this may be a problem when you are young. Virgos are discriminating and want perfection in life. You are kind, meticulous, fastidious, even, and can be detailed oriented. Virgo is the sign of those who serve and you are good in this role. You are modest and humble and make excellent workers.

There are more Virgo births than any other sign. Those born under the sign of the virgin are the workers of the zodiac and are often placed in supporting roles. You do not like being put on the spot and will resist leadership when it is offered to you. It’s like a beehive with one queen bee – the Leo and many worker bees – the Virgos.

Libra

Libra is the sign of the Scales and the dates when the Sun is in Libra are from September 23rd to October 23rd.

A Libran key phrase is “I can relate to that” and many strong Libran types will pepper their sentences with that one. The ruling planet is Venus the brightest body in the sky after the Sun and Moon.

Libra is of the air element and means you are intellectual and a thinker, of the cardinal mode suggesting leadership qualities and in the positive polarity showing that many Librans are extroverts and go-getters.

Libra loves equality especially in partnerships. You are persuasive and will encourage others to see your point of view. You are balanced and will compromise on occasion. You generally have good manners and are civil, polite and courteous. This is an elegant person with style. You are brilliant negotiators and will step in to mediate and take on a peacekeeping role. You love companionship and enjoy being with one special person. The sign of the Scales rules balance, symmetry and things on the level. You can commit and are focused on your significant other’s needs.

Scorpio

The symbol for Scorpio is the Scorpion and the Sun will be in Scorpio from October 23rd to November 22nd. The key phrase is “I desire” and strong Scorpio types will use this expression.

Scorpio is of the element of water which means you are emotional, and of the fixed mode indicating you are a bit set in your ways, and of the passive polarity suggesting you are receptive to others and may take things in for consideration before responding.

If you are a Scorpio you have two ruling planets the traditional planet of Mars the warrior and the modern planet of Pluto the transformer.

Scorpios are intense, passionate, survivors. You have self-control and are penetrating. You like to delve to the bottom of things. You are sexy, deep but also suspicious. You can be unforgiving. You fare well in a crisis. You are potent and can be jealous. Others think you are intimidating and if you are betrayed you will get revenge.

Sagittarius

The symbol for Sagittarius is the Archer and the Sun is in Sagittarius from November 22nd to December 22nd.

A Sagittarian key phrase is “I seek.” Your ruling planet is Jupiter the largest planet in the solar system. If you are a Sagittarian then you are in the fire element suggesting you are inspirational and can make a spark, you are of the mutable mode and this makes you changeable and adaptable and you are of the positive polarity which provides you with an outgoing personality.

Archers are cosmopolitan and love anything international. You are open and have a breadth of vision. You are a seeker and are keen to explore the world. You are optimistic and like to live life large. You are forgiving. You can be tactless and plunge in like a large puppy being excited but at the same time it can be disturbing for others. You are the sign of the upwardly mobile and you can bring ethical principles to your life. You have an extensive reach which you may use to gather life’s abundance. You see the horizon as an opportunity to explore as who know if the be dragons there? You have a strong faith and a positive spirit. You can be philosophical and will search far and wide for your truth.

Capricorn

The Sun is in the sign of Capricorn the Sea Goat from January 1st to January 21st and from December 22nd to December 31st. A sea goat has a goat upper body and a fish tail much like a mermaid.

Your key phrase is “I aspire…” and many strong Capricornians will use it to start their sentences.

Your ruling planet is the ringed planet Saturn. The Sea Goat is in the earth element suggesting you are practical and steady, the cardinal mode indicating you are a leader and of the feminine polarity which means you are receptive and happy to absorb others ideas and thoughts.

If you are a Capricorn you are well formed, persistent and ambitious in the traditional sense. You can easily become an authority in your field. You enjoy structure, shapes and boundaries. You are responsible, reliable and because of this you can achieve your goals. You have backbone and will respect rank. You admire status and wish to attain it yourself. Of all the signs you can measure concrete results in a mature and serious fashion.

Aquarius

The Water Bearer is the symbol for Aquarius and the Sun is in your sign from January 21st to February 21st. Your key phrase is “I understand” and many Aquarians say this. Your ruling planets are Saturn, the traditional ruler, and Uranus the modern ruler.

If you are an Aquarian you are of the air element meaning you are a thinker, and of the fixed mode indicating you are inflexible and like things to remain and the positive polarity suggesting you are outgoing and generally upbeat.

Aquarians are concerned with equality and the brotherhood of man. You are generally humanitarian and humane. You are detached and can be objective. At times you are aloof and only seem friendly. You are independent, willful and happy to be unconventional. Being socially aware and progressive you support activism as a catalyst for change.

Pisces

Pisces is the sign of the Fish. Its symbol is two fish tethered together but swimming in the opposite direction. The Sun is in Pisces from February 21st to March 21st.

Your key phrase is “I believe…” and many strong Pisces types use this to begin conversations.

You have two ruling planets; Jupiter your traditional ruler and Neptune your modern ruler.

If you are born under the sign of the Fish it means you fall under the fluid and flowing element of water, the quality of mutability which suggests you are flexible and the passive polarity indicating you will take in and absorb things more than most. This can mean you empathize with others.

If you are Pisces you will make sacrifices and are understanding. You will blend well with others and can be arty. You may drift a bit in life but you have compassion. You are idealistic and can become disillusioned at times. You may be glamorous. You can be vague, kind and will be happy to surrender. You may retreat near the sea and you are spiritual and devoted.


 

Astrology Basics – What You Need to Know

by Alison Price

Here are the basics of astrology and what you need to know to read a horoscope or birth chart.

Building Blocks

There are four building blocks to chart reading:

And on top of that you need to know about chart division and chart points.

Master the Basics

If you are learning astrology you will do yourself a favour if you can grasp these basics. Then when you do read more intermediate or advanced astrology it will make more sense.

As a kid when you learned how to read it was one step at a time. First the alphabet J-a-c-k, then words Jack, and then sentences “See Jack.”

Astrology interpretation is much like learning to read.

Series

This series of posts will give you all the basic keywords and facts you need to understand the nature of astrology.

Yes, of course there is more but these are the “See Jack , see Jack run” basic components so you can begin.

More to follow.


 

 

Astrology Basics – The Planets

Astrology Basics for Beginner’s

This is part of the special Starzology Astrology Basics series I am writing for you all. Many of you ask where to start and here are the planet’s meanings.

You can check out the rest of the series:


The Meaning of the Planets

The Sun

The Sun is your identity, your heart and your character. It shows where you are honest and true to yourself. It is where you can shine in life. It represents your father.

The Moon

The Moon shows your feelings, reactions, gut instincts and your behavior. It rules food, how you care and who you nurture. It represents your mother, mother figures and caregivers.

Mercury

Mercury shows your thinking, talking and communication style. It has to do with all buying and selling. It represents your schoolteacher and neighborhood people.

Venus

Venus shows beauty, art, style, love and money. It has to do with your values and what you invest in both things like jewelry and people. It represents young women and sisters.

Mars

Mars is about sex, energy, drive, challenges and where you compete in life. It shows when you will get off the couch and do something. It represents young men and brothers.

Jupiter

Jupiter is about growth, expansion, reaching and even overdoing things. It shows your vision and potential. It represents uncles, teachers and preachers.

Saturn

Saturn is the planet of achievement, honors, control, limitations and fears. It represents your father, older men and authority figures.

Uranus

Uranus is the planet for the future it rules trends, technology, computers and the space age. It represents adolescents, immigrants, those on the fringes of society and rebels.

Neptune

Neptune is the planet of illusion, intuition, mysticism, art, magic and the unknown. It represents the psychic, the invisible, the underdog and the homeless.

Pluto

Pluto is the planet of power, influence and sex. It represents people who have power over you through your use of their resources or those whom you have the drop on. It represents the loan shark, surgeon, psychiatrist, undertaker, criminal and therapist.

Chiron

Chiron is the planet of wounds and healing. It suggests where you are weak and wanting. It represents people who help you like nurses, teachers, gurus and charity workers.

Eris

Eris is the planet of the female warrior. It represents the fight instinct in women. It suggests those who will fight for you simply because they are on your team, group or crew. It represents sisters-in-arms.

 





Composite Midpoints – Where do You Connect?

by Alison Price

An Astrology Lecture

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Composite Midpoints

Much like holding hands, see how your planets reach out to connect with other people and where the energy lies between you.  Composite midpoints is an ancient method for chart reading but is as valid today as before.

  •  Learn about this hidden but simple astrological technique.
  • Discover how to calculate your midpoints with other people.
  • Gain insights into your personal and business relationships with others.
  • Explore your close relationships through the dynamic of composite midpoints.

Under the auspices of The Astrologer’s Den – A genteel group of easy going astrology addicts in Vancouver.

Bring your chart.


When

6:30pm

Friday, April 7, 2017

Venue

International Spiritual Alliance

Columbia St

New Westminster. BC

Canada

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Superior Planet Synodic Cycles – A Look at the Big Picture

by Alison Price

I am super excited to be invited as the initial speaker at this esteemed (and one and only) Canadian astrology conference this September in Calgary.

On this page are the first details and more will follow.

If you are a student of astrology or a seasoned professional then please support Canadian astrology and join us this autumn in Calgary.

Read how to have fun at an astrology conference and get some tips on conference going and getting the best from the experience. If you live in Calgary then you need to support local astrology anyway.


Superior Planet Synodic Cycles – A Look at the Big Picture

This lecture covers the principles of superior planet synodic cycles and how they can be interpreted in a meaningful way for use in your astrology practice today.

Find out each pair’s birth point and where they fall in your chart.

See where we are in each cycle by phase.

Explore how the seeds of each cycle are played out over the years.

Free for You

Each person who attends my lecture will receive a copy of my eBook “Superior Planet Synodic Cycles” to be published shortly

 


Book Now

Canadian Astrological Conference – 2017

When

1pm, Friday, September 15, 2017

Venue

Royal Executive Hotel

2828 – 23 St NE

Calgary, AB

Canada


Get a Reading with Alison

As always when I am at a conference I shall be doing natal chart reading and there will be a few spots for bookings. This is likely to be five or six spots.

Pre-book and prepay

Typically my readings are for 30 minutes and there will be some spots available for you to pre-book your time.

The benefit of pre booking and prepaying are that I can work on your chart before i arrive and so you will benefit from a deeper interpretation.

Pre-booked spots are discounted. Best value.

On -the-spot readings

On-the-spot readings will also be offered on a walk-in basis.

These will be early morning and evening options.

I will get these details out soon.

Please contact me via my contact page for more information on how to book your reading.

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Write Your CAAE Level 1 Exam in Downtown Vancouver – May, 2017

imagesWhat are you waiting for? 

If you want to write the CAAE Level 1 exam now is the time. 

I will be proctoring (invigilating/hosting/supervising and generally overseeing) the Canadian Association for Astrological Education (CAAE) Level 1 exam this May on 13th.

Vancouver Exam Venue

I will likely do this in the Central Vancouver Public Library in the quiet study area on the 6th floor, but this is to be confirmed.

The Library is at the corner of Robson and Seymour streets. You can get a coffee beforehand and bring it into the library.

How to become a certified astrologer in Canada.

Before you sit the exam do you need a refresher course or some exam prep classes? If so why not check out my mentoring options and have private classes by the hour..


Who can write the Level 1 exam?

You do need to be a CAAE member.

Do you need astrological certification?


How to register for the exam

If you want to sit this exam please complete the exam application form below and send it with your check (CAAE members) to:

The Registrar – CAAE
226 Cromwell Avenue
Oshawa, ON,  L1J 4T8

Please note: Your payment must arrive at the above address beforehand.

Once your payment has been received you will be informed of the exact venue in downtown Vancouver.

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the exam.

Please note this exam can be written in Toronto as well.


 

Job Seeking Tips when Mercury is Retrograde

by Alison Price

You may have heard something about Mercury retrograde and wondered what it is and what is does, and what to do and what not to do, or you may have even thought, “So what?”

If you are interested in finding a job or growing your career see what to do when Mercury is retrograde so you can make the most of every moment.


Planetary Energy

To make the best use of planetary energy it is all about going with the flow and that means taking the meaning of the planet and noticing if it is holding up a “stop” or “go” sign.

One example of planetary energy that you can see is the Moon and the tides. The Moon pulls the waters of the Earth and creates two high tides and two low tides each day. As each day moves on the times for the tides constantly changes. But every day there will be two incoming tides and two outgoing tides.

It is at the incoming tide that you can yell “Surf’s up!” and trot down to the beach to practice your surfing. Well if you live at the coast and have a surf culture perhaps like in Hawaii, but you get the picture.

You can only surf when the tide is coming in. There is no point in paddling out to hope to surf in if the tide is going out. Right?

About Mercury

Each year Mercury will be retrograde three times at around four month intervals and for about three weeks each time. Each year the dates are different.

You can find the exact dates when Mercury will be retrograde for the next few years below. You can marks these dates in your calendar now and lock out this special time.

About Retrogrades

Apparent retrograde is the optical illusion of something going backwards and in this case it is the planet Mercury.

Imagine you are on a train and moving along at a fair pace then suddenly you come upon another train on the next track. The other train is going slower than you are so your train overtakes it but the other train seems to be going backwards.

Both trains are driving forward but one seems to be going in reverse. That is the illusion of retrogradation.

That a planet is retrograde can be interpreted as a time to change the pace and adjust your approach to things.

When a planet is not retrograde it is direct.


Mercury’s retrograde periods for 2017

  • January 1st to January 7th
  • April 9th to May 2nd
  • August 13th to September 4th
  • December 3rd to December 22nd

Mercury’s retrograde periods for 2018

  • March 23rd to April 15th
  • July 26th to August 19th
  • November 17th to December 6th

Mercury rules

Every planet rules different things in life. Mercury rules communication, writing, signing, meetings, learning, schools, trading, auctions, merchants, agents and middlemen.

In everyday life this means all your shopping, buying and selling, texts, phone calls, emails and general chatting as well as gossip comes under Mercury’s influence.

In the workplace Mercury covers resumes, recruiters, interviews (by phone and in person).

It also is concerned with paperwork and anything you sign, like a job offer.

Timing is everything

There is a sequence in each retrograde cycle.

It starts when Mercury is direct, then comes a shadow period of about ten days before the actual retrograde starts, the retrograde period itself, another shadow time of about a week and a half after Mercury has been retrograde, and then Mercury is no longer retrograde and is back to normal.

Phew.


Before Mercury goes retrograde (and is direct) do the following:

  • Write your resume crafted to each specific job
  • Compose targeted cover letters
  • Apply for jobs via email and snail mail
  • Call companies on the phone
  • Reach out to your contact list and tell them you are looking for work
  • Take the initiative to let your family, friends and others know you are searching for a new job
  • Start a short course on something you need in your job to build your marketable skills
  • Join professional societies and attend Meetups in your field
  • Create and develop your LinkedIn profile
  • Accept initial interviews
  • Sign job offers

All of the above should be done when Mercury is not retrograde and preferable not in its shadow period.


When Mercury is retrograde do the following:

  • Revise your resume
  • Refresh any cover letters
  • Get your filing up to date of jobs for which you have already applied
  • Write a list of companies and people with whom to follow up and contact them again
  • Research current thinking in your industry
  • Set up alerts for leads
  • Schedule second interviews (phone and in person)
  • Review job offers
  • Prepare your paperwork for jobs you plan to apply for after Mercury is retrograde as you wait for it to go direct

During Mercury retrograde periods you can follow up and work on things that you have already done when Mercury was direct.

Don’t start new things when Mercury is retrograde because if you do they will most likely be reversed when Mercury goes direct.

Sometimes you have no choice because a job advert or interview comes up when Mercury is retrograde and you need a job so you have to go. In these instances be aware that the terms will change.

As Mercury goes direct after the retrograde period, and if you did apply for a job or had an interview during the retrograde time, you can expect to return again and again for further interviews, or the job itself is shelved, or the job is morphed into something else altogether.


Don’t start new things when Mercury is retrograde because if you do they will most likely be reversed when Mercury goes direct.


Companies usually act in good faith when they place an advert for an opening in their business, but the effect of Mercury retrograde changes the terms or the agreement and thus they may no longer need the person that they were originally looking for when Mercury was retrograde.

This cuts both ways for people looking for work and recruiters. Companies and career consultants are better off only placing vacancy adverts when Mercury is direct and communications are clear.

If a recruiter seeks a candidate during the retrograde period they will have to spend three times as long emailing back and forth and interviewing people that cancel and can’t make it for whatever reason.

All of this time consuming effort is due to the Mercury retrograde effect which impacts communications, trade and agency.

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Create the Life You Want with the Art of Astrology

By Alison Price

Your Creativity

I believe that all women are creative. Each and every one of us has something to offer and it can be big or small.

I find that if you bring your talents forward and make time for interesting things it establishes a balance in your life between what has to be done and what you like doing. It is the action of creating that makes the process satisfying.

We all have responsibilities such as having to work for someone else, commuting, launching our kids into the world and maintaining a social life and meaningful personal relationship.

Daily you may face a to-do list and if you don’t do them who will? If you tap into your creativity it can mitigate many of the mundane details of life.

As Women Evolve

Many of the women I see in my astrology practice are in the forty- or fifty-something age group.

They have already brought up their children and made a home for their family. At this point in their lives they want something more. They ask me, “Is this all there is?” or words in the same vein.

After the efforts they have put out for years that are now not needed, they have a good look at their life. The kids have gone their partner now may, or may not, measure up and an uneasy feeling of dissatisfaction has crept in.

Other women relish their newfound freedom and seek ways to make the most of the next phase of life. Either way women want a new direction, purpose and meaning for their life.

Enter Astrology

This is where an astrology consultation can help. Astrology is the study of the influence that the stars and planets have on life on Earth. Thousands of years of analysis have shown that particular traits are inherent in each zodiac sign.

A professional astrologer can cast your unique birth chart and provide you with a life map for your journey.

Your natal chart is original and contains many combinations of planetary energies all flowing at the same time in different directions. It is the skill of the astrologer to sort through the themes shown in your chart and present a clear picture for you.

I look at all the planets including your Sun and Moon signs and find the message in your chart. It is different for each one of you. Some will call it your soul purpose, others your life path.

Whichever words you choose to use your birth chart shows all the potentials, urges and opportunities that you have and that need to be satisfied in this lifetime.

We cannot all be rocket scientists, and indeed it would be a very different world if we were, but every woman owes it to herself to be what they truly want and not have to bow to what society, or your mother-in-law, or anyone else, thinks you should be.

Reading for Mari

I had a client recently a woman we will call Mari. She came to me in mid-life for a reading. I think initially she was simply curious as she had never consulted an astrologer before. We exchanged pleasantries. I offered her tea and we settled down in a comfortable environment for her reading.

She started off by saying, “What can you see?” and I began discussing her chart and spoke of how I interpreted her chart and who I saw her as through reading her chart and the eyes of astrology.

I had never met her before and soon I was chatting about her motivations and how her nativity was suggesting a certain path. She stopped me then, and said, “I wanted to do that when I was a girl, but I had forgotten about it until you mentioned it.”

I asked her, “Do you still want to do it?”

She thought for a moment and said, “Well I did once but that was a long time ago, I’m a different person now, I have responsibilities.”

Hmm…

I shall break from the story here and tell you that this response is common. That what we wanted to do as children or young people has been shelved in favour of a life that is an existence but pays the rent.

Yes, I know providing a roof is important but to my mind having your dream come alive again is a most desirable state of affairs.

Astrology can help you focus on what is truly important in your life and, to be honest, it could simply be continuing down your present path. But for many women it is a way to re-ignite ideas or passions that have been left to wither on the vine.

Let Your Ideas Breathe

Going back to Mari’s situation. I urged her to consider changing what she was doing, not all at once as transformation can be daunting, but that she let the thoughts of following her long lost passion mull in her head for a while and give her ideas space to breathe.

Two months later I met with Mari again and we discussed how things were going for her. She told me she had signed up for a class to refresh her desired activity and would be starting in the New Year.

She also informed me that she has changed her attitude towards herself and her view of what she wanted her life to be.

Although this was still a work in progress the small changes she had made had improved her overall perspective and brightened her outlook.

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The Graphic Ephemeris

by Alison Price

Ephemeris

The word ephemeris (plural ephemerides) is from the Greek word ephemeros, which means daily.

This is a quick introduction to the graphic ephemeris. Generally the ephemeris that astrologers use is a hefty reference book.

It details astronomical data like daily planetary positions by zodiac sign with the degrees and minutes for each planet as well as information such as sidereal time (used for calculating the ascendant).

An ephemeris is usually laid out month by month for each year. Planetary positions are listed in tables for either noon or at midnight depending on the ephemeris used.

Graphic Ephemeris

Luckily we have a visual representation of the daily planetary positions in the graphic ephemeris. It is a quick way to find hard aspects.

It can be quite tedious to manually calculate all the planetary positions for a birth chart. Perhaps there are some of you who began your journey into astrology with this method.

You were probably relieved when the old Blue Star and then Solar Fire programs generated perfect charts.

Charts with a higher level of mathematical accuracy (even though birth times are still unreliable) are created by computers rather than manual calculations.

The graphic ephemeris has a slightly different purpose than the ephemeris book. It is mainly used for predictive work and specifically outer planetary progressions, transits and directions shown in a graph.

It is a highly visual tool where you can select the preferred time period. The planets remain constant on every graph of the period. It is the connections to the natal chart that are shown clearly by this method.

Visualization

Imagine if you take the birth chart wheel as 360° on a piece of paper and you fold it in half at the (0°Aries/0°Libra) line you then have 180° of the circle.

Next fold it in half again to show 90°, finally if you fold the chart once more you have a 45° ‘slice’ of the circle. If the paper was transparent, it would show all the planets and angles within the small 45° slice.

Transiting planets will be at the same point on the slice and therefore will be depicted near each other on the Graphic Ephemeris. This is simply a different way to look at the transits to a natal chart.

The process of folding the chart from conjunctions 0° into oppositions 180°, into squares 90° and then semi-squares 45° or sesquiquadrates 135° only allows hard aspects to be shown.

Generally there are no harmonious aspects like sextiles or trines depicted on the graph.

How to Read a Graphic Ephemeris

The left of the graph begins with a column showing the cardinal degrees from 0° for 30°. At 30°, the fixed signs start and carry on to the 45°, and then begin again at the top from 0° to 15°. Finally the mutable signs are shown from 15° for 30°.

Across the top is time in months.

On the right side of the graph is a column with the natal planets and angles by sign. Each planet and point has a coloured dotted line associated with it running horizontally across the page.

Predictive work usually begins with revealing the transits. The outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune as well as Chiron and Pluto are generally selected for transits.

The direct transiting planets enter the graph at the left and move through time down and to the right. During retrograde periods, they move up the page in a wave motion. Where planets are at 0° of the cardinal signs by transit, they will re-enter the graph at the top.

Planets changing signs have a small dot in the planetary colour on their path.

Pluto has a shallower path than Jupiter. This is due to the slower movement of this minor planet in space.

Transits

Where a transiting planet’s curve crosses a natal planet’s dotted line, a transit aspect to the natal planet is formed.

The aspect glyph is at the intersection of the two. Where two transiting planets’ paths cross each other on the graph, there is an aspect being formed between those two planets on that day in space. The actual aspect symbol is not shown on the graphic ephemeris, only aspects to the natal chart.

Nodes and Moon cycle

The nodal axis moves in a straight line on the plane of the ecliptic and is always retrograde.

The full moon is shown as a white circle and new moon as black circles.

Where a solar eclipse happens there is a black circle with the conjunction symbol within it. A lunar eclipse is depicted by a white circle with the opposition symbol within it.


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Children’s Charts – Astrology Workshop – March 9, 2017 – Vancouver

Children’s Charts – Astrology Workshop

presented by Alison Price


Every attendee will receive a copy of my new ebook

“Children’s Charts – Astrology for Little Darlings”


Date: March 9, 2017

Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Venue: The Anvil Center, New Westminster

Under the auspices of the Fraser Valley Astrological Guild

Pre Workshop Casual Dinner from 5pm: Spaghetti Factory

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Workshop outline

Learn how consulting on children’s’ charts is one the best readings you can do.

Explore the three ages of a child’s chart and the astrological significators of each one.

Discover the importance of critical transits which affect children.

If you have children in your family, or your family is expecting a new baby soon, please bring their charts for your reference during the workshop.


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Your Money Planets – Astrology for your financial life

Astrology for your financial life

by Alison Price

Available now

There is not one method for financial freedom that works for everyone. Some people benefit from going cold turkey and cutting up their credit cards but that only works for a few. Others like to put in more hours at a paying job, and some will create some passive income that supplements their household kitty. These are just a few examples of how to manage money. But will they work for you?

On the internet there is mountains of information everywhere and you are knee-deep in financial advice tips and get-rich-quick schemes. Everyone you speak to has a system or method to manage their budget. Their method may work for them but it won’t necessarily work for you.

What if you could see the pattern of your money management through the eyes of astrology?

What if you could really get to grips with what works for you and what aligns with your core beliefs as shown in your birth chart?

What if you didn’t have to listen to your mother-in-law telling you where you are going wrong?

Well now you can.


Your Money Planets – Astrology for your financial life has been created as a guide for a positive approach to your financial life with the help of astrology. It will show you how a little astrological knowledge can make your life better. It shows you how to work with the planets for your financial benefit.

You may know your Sun sign and know that you are a Virgo or a Capricorn but you can look deeper into your basic chart and discover the other planets that have so much to say about your financial life.

You will learn that each sign has four money planets which influence your financial life and have a lot to say about how you manage your money.

This book has tips on income, earning, investing, spending, what to buy, what to sell, where to earn and how to save.


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I believe that most people are interested in their money matters. Find out about your zodiac sign spending habits.


 

Relocation Astrology – Don’t Make a Move Without It

by Alison Price

Home is the most important place. It is where you live with your family or alone. It is a haven from the world and where you share memories with friends and loved ones. It is where you enjoy relaxing times with your pets, and for some it is where you work.

There are three desirable attributes that people seek when choosing a place to live their lives and bring up their family.

People want to live in a town that offers talent, tolerance and technology and find somewhere to settle that suits their needs.


Why People Move

People move from one city to another for many reasons.

Moving for work

People move from one place to another usually for work. They find a better job and go.

They relocate from the country into the town.

Once in the town they may move to the city and then then move to bigger cities which can pay more.

This motivation is changing as technology improves and we seen the upsurgence of the modern day nomad working in the gig economy.

The reasons families emigrate from their home country is typically for economic or political reasons. But it can be for work.

Moving for family

Older family members will also move to be near their children or grandchildren.

One client of mine has three grown up children but she chooses to live near the daughter who has kids of her own, or the grandchildren. This is a huge draw.

Granny (and grandpa) bring their time, energy and financial support to the next generation of the family, People move to the place where their kids and the grandkids live.


Three Things to Look for in Your New City

You may not have much choice on the city you move to. If your spouse is offered a great paying job transfer or takes an offer in a new city you’ll probably have to go.

But if you have a choice then consider things carefully.

Talent

A city with talent is shown where there are new emerging companies which attract agile and innovative minds. This will percolate down into the city and suburbs in general.

These places usually have universities of colleges teaching the arts, music and computer coding.

High speed internet is a given and everyone is seemingly engaged in creative pursuits.

A city that encourages talent will have simple leisure activities like places to rent a bike in the city or trails for hiking at weekends to attract a healthy lifestyle.

Tolerance

Discovering tolerance in a city can be as easy as seeing the visible minorities being represented in the diverse faces of the crowds on the streets

There will be full access everywhere and facilities for those with physical disabilities.

Tolerance is shown by a multitude of religious buildings that cater to every faith where everyone can worship in their own way.

There will be acceptance of LGBT creative expression in art, design and entertainment.

As you walk the streets, travel on the busses and trains, and sit in the sidewalk cafes you will hear many languages other than English. Not just one other official language but a selection of languages that you don’t recognise.

Tolerance is shown through contraception being available for those who choose.

Tolerance is about protecting children and minors but allowing adults to make their own lifestyle choices.

Tolerance is about accepting others as they are without forcing your view onto them and they in turn not trying to change you. It is shown as respect for people of the human race without prejudice.

Technology

The upswing of computers, cell phones and general technology is a powerful attraction for most western people.

You do want high speed internet with 24/7 availability so you can search the web without censorship.

Places that have strong internet and information technology innovation will be home to many small to medium sized computer businesses. Look for advertised social and community meetings for coders and tech people as an indication of a thriving technology city.

Notice if there are multiple phone companies and internet service providers. Find out if there is intelligence built into new buildings (known as smart buildings) being erected in the city core.

Older residential buildings with no wifi capabilities are a sign of a lack of technology and the expectation of a lack by the people. These places will require extensive modernisation to bring the technology up-to-date.

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Your “Immersion Weekend”

Not sure if a city is for you? Visit for your prospective city for a weekend.

This is not a fact-finding mission, you did that before you chose the place online back at home.

This is an “immersion weekend”.

From the moment you arrive look, listen and smell the city. Talk to everyone, the cab driver, the hotel desk clerk and real people who live and work there already. Find out why they stay.

Ask them what they do at the weekends (and not just the standard tourist spots because you know them already from your at home research), but where the locals shop, eat and relax.


If you thinking of moving and need some advice on where is the best place for you to live, or you want some insights into a new city before you make a move, why not think about a personalised relocation astrology report?


Relocation Astrology

You have a birth chart that is set for the place you were born and this is your natal chart and stays with you forever.

But, every time you move from where you were born there is a new chart to be calculated and this is your relocation chart for that place. Every place will have a new chart for you.

Knowing what your location chart says and whether it integrates well with your natal chart (and therefore if you thrive and fare well in that place or not) is the skill of relocation astrology.

In working with relocation charts many factors are taken into account.

Relocation astrology can play into your decisions if you have moved or are thinking of moving across the country or around the world.


Your Relocation Chart

What you do

Contact me in the form below and in the comments section include:

  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your date of birth (dd/mmm/yyyy)
  • Your place of birth (Town/city, state, country)
  • Your time of birth (hh:mm) am/pm
  • The place you are living in now (Town/city, state, country)
  • Three possible new places that you want to move to (Town/city, state and country)

After I receive your message I will email you a PayPal invoice or you can send through an e-Transfer.

What you get

  • Charts calculated for up to three possible new places in which you may want to live.
  • A short report on how each city will support or detract from the energy of your birth chart and thus your life.
  • An analysis of the best of three places that you may choose.
  • What you can expect to change in your life if you live in one of the new places.
  • Confidentiality.

Note

  • Each person will be charged individually. So if you want a report for yourself and your husband that will be two reports and will require two payments.
  • All relocation astrology reports are prepaid.
  • Your relocation report will take a few (about three) working days as I cast and analyse them all by myself. This is not a computer generated report. It is written by me at my fair hand.
  • If I am booked solid with astrology work I will let you know beforehand if you can expect a delay in receiving your report.

If you have any further questions please contact me in the contact form below.


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Fish Can’t Climb Trees – Book Review

Book review by Alison Price

Fish Can’t Climb Trees by Helyn Connerr

The title Fish Can’t Climb Trees may seem a strange one but it references Einstein’s quote:

“Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

And on from this that each person can be a genius but they need to be measured differently to each other. That one method of scoring intelligence does not fit all.

Helyn Connerr has written a book about how we actually process information as adults based on astrology.

She references ancient archetypes and builds her case on solid foundations. There are detailed explanations of the twelve possible learning methods as shown by each birth chart Mercury placement.

Connerr writes in an easy to read style with clear and articulate explanations for each sign. She makes memorable symbols for the Mercury signs like Procon for Mercury in Libra that references the Libran need to see both the pros and cons or both sides of any situation.

Say you and your friend both have your Sun in Aries, but if you have Mercury in Taurus you will learn and process information differently than your buddy who has their Mercury in Pisces.

There are chapters on learning style groupings, similarities and differences and polarity, relating and uptake of information. An astrologer will connect this to the astrological elements, qualities and polarities.

This book can be read by non-astrologers but for astrologers is it a wonderful resource on how each Mercury placement actually processes information. These insights can be used if you are a practicing astrologer right now in your daily readings.

My biggest take away from Fish Can’t Climb Trees is that as a teacher I naturally present my classes through my individual Mercury Model and I can see the strength and weaknesses in myself which can be improved to reach through to my own students who have different Mercury signs themselves.

Through the nature of your natal Mercury and it’s sign your speaking, learning, thinking and genius can be shown.

I’ve read a few astrology books in my time and I have to say that Fish Can’t Climb Trees by Helyn Connerr is exceptional on several counts. She has many original thoughts, insights and comments on astrology. She suggests practical methods of dealing with each Mercury sign. She has written a book which is well crafted with a woven message of intellectual diversity that should be embraced and not shunned.

If you are an astrology student, teacher, speaker or lecturer you need to read Fish can’t Climb Trees.

I enjoyed this book immensely.


About the Author

Helyn ConnConnerr_Helynerr, MSc. is creator of personal development workshop the Mercury Model, which is a culmination of her personal interests including her long term study of astrology with its mythic themes and archetypal patterns. The Model assesses individual’s natural cognitive style, and has been successfully adapted into a professional development version too. Author of Learning Without Tears (2008), she has also featured in a wide range of journals and publications, including The Guardian. Helyn currently works as a teacher, trainer, coach and consultant while running her Cumbria-based UK business Astro Innovation.




 

Learn Astrological Forecasting in 16 Individual Lessons

Forecasting Classes

You can learn how to do astrological forecasting in a few easy lessons.

Between you and me, of all the classes I teach, the forecasting lessons (yes, that’s these ones) are the most in demand.

This is why I have simplified the learning process to one-class-at-once and whittled down the time commitment you have to give.

So, no more rigid time and dates for you!

Value classes

These forecasting classes contain the valuable basics you need to know about forecasting and predicting in astrology.

The lessons are listed in the order of importance for forecasting astrologers.

Everyone needs to know how to do transits – so start there. In fact many astrologers happily only use transits and don’t bother about the other techniques. It’s up to you.

Start with transits and see how it goes.

Pick and Choose

Because each of you have varied knowledge by now, you don’t have to do everything at once, or at all, if it doesn’t suit you.

The 16 lessons in this course can be taken individually and in any order. You can pick and choose and go at your own pace.

Each lesson can be pre paid separately through PayPal.

About the Classes

  • These 16 lessons cover the full CAAE Level 3 Forecasting curriculum and will count towards your CAAE diploma.
  • These classes feature 2 hours per lesson for a total of 32 classroom hours and 32 self-study hours as homework and other research.
  • Lessons can be taken one at a time, as you choose or by semester.
  • Classes are held in downtown Vancouver or by Skype at selected times.
  • Class times and dates may vary each week.
  • To take these classes you must be able to read a natal chart.

What you Get

Each student will receive a copy of their birth chart, emailed PDF lesson notes for each session and some homework.


Semester One – Direct Forecasting Techniques

Lesson 1: Transits 1 – The Outer Planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto)

Lesson 2: Transits 2 – The Middle Planets (Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron)

Lesson 3: Transits 3 – The Graphic Ephemeris

Lesson 4: Transits 4 – Lifetime Age Transits

Lesson 5: Solar Returns 1

Lesson 6: Solar Returns 2

Lesson 7: Lunation and Eclipse theory – Discussion

Lesson 8: Forecasting Synthesis 1


Semester Two – Symbolic Forecasting Techniques

Lesson 9: Secondary Progressions 1 – Luminaries (Sun and Moon)

Lesson 10: Secondary Progressions 2 – Inferior planets (Mercury and Venus) and Mars

Lesson 11: Midpoint theory – Discussion

Lesson 12: Relocation theory – Discussion

Lesson 13: Solar arc directions 1 – Angles

Lesson 14: Solar arc directions 2 – Planets

Lesson 15: Forecasting Synthesis 2

Lesson 16: Mundane theory – Discussion