What Astrologers do All Day

by Alison Price

What do Astrologers do all Day?

As a busy astrologer, I just want to share with you some of my process and what I do all day. This is really for March 2018.

Every day is different and the work does come in cycles.

Creator Studio

Where I work at home is a small space near the window. I call this my “Creator Studio.”

This month we did a revamp and I bought a new desk, chair and set of cubby’s, behind me (thank you Ikea), as well as had a whiteboard mounted on the wall.


Client Original Horoscope Writing

One of my tasks this month is the original horoscopes I write for my clients.

These clients are based in the USA and in Europe.

They have websites and blogs where they use my original horoscopes tailored to their requirements.

Some of my clients have iPhone apps for horoscopes and I write specifically tailored horoscopes for them and their clients.

Syndicated Horoscopes

I am also busy with the syndicated horoscopes I have for sale on my site.  These are written by me and which can be about my many people for your site or magazine.

This is a relatively new service that I offer. I am slightly behind with this.

Astrology Magazines

This quarter I’m preparing an article of an astrology magazine Down Under for next year.

Astrology Classes

I teach individual students and I have three at the moment. This is typically once a week and for two hours each class. Every student is at a different place in their Astrology learning.

Astrology Consultations

I have two new clients for Astrology readings and one returning client.

I will prepare their readings and print their charts, transits, secondary progressions, solar returns and solar arc directed charts to combine into their graphic ephemeris.

Each consultation is one hour and the preparation on my part is two hours for each.


I am preparing my presentation for NORWAC on March 21st and I still have lots to do there.

My Keynote presentation is complete, and I still have to make some handouts to support the lecture on Your Money Planets.

I will take the books I have left from my recent book signing, although there is only three on the topic of money, the rest are Your Oriental Planet and How to Set Up and Run Your Prosperous Astrology Business.


Astrology Magazine

I also will design, edit and publish the magazine for the CAAE which comes out every quarter.

That is a little behind but it will go out on the 20th of March at the equinox.

YouTube Channel  Videos

I will also record, edit and publish at least four YouTube videos this month. The main topic is for Aspiring Astrologers and those who want to learn a little more about astrology.

At the moment the videos drop on Fridays.

I plan to have more than one a week, and I want to get them out on Sundays as well. Here I envisage a creative approach to astrology.

The videos are:

  • Featured Charts – interesting people
  • How to read natal charts – basics and chart features
  • Forecasting techniques – transits, eclipses etc
  • The astrology of the month – the ingresses and retrogrades

This is a lot of fun but does take up enormous amounts of time.

I want to grow my YouTube subscriber base and share my Astrology with everyone.

You can help by watching and subscribing to my Starzology YourTube channel.

New Books

As if that is not enough on my plate, I want to write done more eBooks and eventually paperback books for Amazon.

Next up will be “Solar Returns – an insight into your unfolding year”.

I plan to release a new quality book every quarter, but so far this year it has eluded me.

Family Time

I have lunch out with my husband twice a month. We share our lives and work well together. He will be coming with me on the train to Seattle in March for the week.



The Moon, Your Mother and Food

by Alison Price

The Moon is an indicator of how you experienced your mother and food

How your mother shaped your eating habits is indicated by your Moon sign. Obviously, the full lunar complex needs analysis but try this as a first pass through the chart.

Instinctively we reach for the comfort food which is associated with early habits and patterning that our nurturing taught us.

If you trawl back through your memory banks to when you were a child sitting at the kitchen table maybe you can still hear these comments ringing in your ears.

Moon Signs

The Moon in Aries mother says, “Eat it while it’s hot” as she places a sizzling plate in front of you.

The Moon in Taurus mother says, “Don’t gulp your meal. Take your time and taste the food.”

The Moon in Gemini mother, drumming her fingers says, “Hurry up and finish your dinner I want the table for our jigsaw puzzle.”

The Moon in Cancer mother as she pats your hand says, “I prepared your favourite recipe, so when you eat it, it will make me feel good.”

The Moon in Leo mother dramatically says, “I have created yet another culinary masterpiece in my kitchen. I have put my heart into the preparation of your meal. I hope you appreciate it. Eat up.”

The Moon in Virgo mother, checking a packet’s food values label says, “Everything in this meal is healthy food so clean your plate.”

The Moon in Libra mother sitting opposite you says, “I’ll make a deal with you, If you eat your veggies we can have cake.”

The Moon in Scorpio mother whilst watching you closely says, “Don’t waste food, people in the world are dying of starvation, eat up.”

The Moon in Sagittarius mother says, “I’m trying a new-fangled recipe, what do you think? Oh, please have some more, I made plenty, in fact, there is enough so I can take what’s left to the big hall meeting later tonight.”

The Moon in Capricorn mother says, “I’m tired of cooking you the same old meals every day, but tradition is tradition, so eat what I say. I am your mother (and therefore the food authority).”

The Moon in Aquarius mother standing at the door says, “I have to dash out to my book club but you can find something to eat, can’t you? There is cold pizza in the fridge.”

The Moon in Pisces mother softly says, “I have had to sacrifice to provide this meal. If you don’t eat it I will be upset” and “But, I fed you only yesterday!”



Live Lighter with Astrology

by Alison Price

The need to live with less stuff is a theme for Saturn in Capricorn.

Austerity, as a part of life, is a step on the path of spiritual enlightenment. All of the consciousness-raising leaders, from Christ to Gandhi and the rest in-between have promoted living with less.

During the period as Saturn transits Capricorn (December 2017 to December 2020) you will have the chance to master some austerity. You will learn how to take what you need, and use what you take, as you limit your consumerism.

First World Waste

When my family and I came from Africa to Canada in 2002 was a culture shock for us. We felt we had arrived on another planet.

There is so much more stuff available in Canada than Africa. More clothes, more food, more packaging and older people.

The most waste I saw was in food.

Shopping mall food courts that serve burgers and fries in polystyrene containers litter the city. (The food courts, not the packaging because Canada is very clean and there is virtually no litter whatsoever).

Uneaten food left on a tray to be thrown away is a first world problem.

Kids at Camp And the Food Waste Program

You can take what you want, but eat what you take. This is the rule at the Circle ‘R’ Ranch camp my children went to in southern Ontario for many years.

It accommodated children from around age 7 to 21 with summer programs and horse riding, small pet care, craft work, singing, swimming and life-saving were the themes of this adventure camp

But, the biggest thing my kids learned at the camp was not to waste food.

This was the message they heard loud and clear and for this, I thank the camp leaders. I believe it is important to not waste.

After the kids came home they were on to me about food waste. They wanted me to prepare food and cook so we had no leftovers to be thrown away.

We all learn.

Your Carbon Footprint

Your carbon footprint is the amount of waste i.e. carbon that is expelled into the atmosphere, or the world, by how you personally live, eat and consume.

In a broad view, most carbon naturally comes from animals and is exhaled as a gas, and fossil fuels that are released as coal is burnt for electricity generation and burning petrol as carbon is released from car exhausts.

Fewer carbon emissions come from using the bus or public transport. Virtually no carbon is released from riding a bicycle. Walking is best.

Planets for Minimalism

Saturn is the planet that rules restrictions. Saturn is in Capricorn its own sign and is a very strong influence on everyone now (2018-2020).

Pluto is the planet that rules purging. Pluto is in Capricorn which is Saturn’s sign and has been for a while. In 2020 Saturn will catch up and conjoin Pluto in Capricorn.

Jupiter will pass through Scorpio (2017-2018), then Sagittarius it’s own sign (2018-2019) and then join and conjoin for a triple conjunction or stellium with Saturn and Pluto (2020).

Zodiac Signs for Minimalism

In your chart find the house with Capricorn on the cusp. This area of life is ruled by Saturn which will help you limit yourself.

In your chart find the house with Scorpio on the cusp. This house will be ruled by Pluto and shows where you can get rid of waste and unwanted stuff.

As Jupiter passes through Scorpio (2017-2018) you can purge your life of huge amounts of stuff. And by stuff I mean junk, limiting beliefs and toxic people.

To be a minimalist is to have less baggage in your life. To minimize your things and make them smaller and less.

To live as a minimalist does not mean you are being punished but that you free yourself to do other things without worrying about all your stuff.


Keep the good and beautiful thing in your life.

Use your time on Earth to use your mind and consciousness. The animals have evolved so far but we as the human race have the larger Braun and consciousness that sets us apart.

Spend your time loving your family, friends and your life. Use the Danish principle of hygge.

Hygge refers to a pleasant and everyday form of togetherness and a highly valued experience of safety, equality, personal wholeness and a spontaneous social flow.

This is one way to enjoy your life, your experience of being alive and not being bogged down by your stuff.

Chart Points for Excess Baggage

The Moon is a planet that clings. If you have a prominent Moon you will keep things for nostalgia and as keepsakes. Other people may think your is junk but if something has a meaning you need to keep it.

The South Node is a point where you bring things from your past. This suggests where you unconsciously hang onto outmoded ideas, principles and people.

“Less is More” initiatives

Limit the amount of stuff that you use on a daily basis.

Project 333

Project 333 is an initiative where you only wear 33 items of clothing for 3 months.

You choose the items you want to wear and pack the rest of your clothes away.

The clothes not to be worn can go in a suitcase under your bed of in your apartment lockup or in your basement.

What to choose

What to choose for your 33 pieces is the trick.

To get rid of the excess stuff that you did not use during the three months which you did the project is the next step.

A pair of socks counts as one item. A pair of shoes counts as one item.

The 100 Items Challenge

This is a slightly harder exercise in minimalism where you only keep 100 things in your life.

They typically are broken down into categories as follows:

  • Tech stuff – phones, computers, iPads, earbuds etc.
  • Clothes – coats, pants, tops, underwear, socks and shoes
  • Bags – handbags, briefcases, backpacks and luggage
  • Jewelry and watches
  • Cosmetics, hair care and toiletries
  • Books, pens, pencils
  • Collections – old magazines, CD’s, art and knickknacks etc.

The focus is on 100 personal items.

What not to count

The debate about what you use, like the frying pan to make breakfast, and whether or not it counts as one of you 100 items can go on. Guidelines are that there are some exclusions.

Typical things to exclude in your count are:

  • kitchen equipment
  • hair dryers
  • vacuum cleaners
  • your bed and TV and furniture etc.
  • medications

The Astrology of December 2017

by Alison Price


As we look at the astrology of December 2017 we see that it has its own cosmic ebb and flow as different energies come into play.

This happens as the planets slowly shift against the backdrop of the signs. It is much like a kaleidoscope of various colours and shapes that create new patterns as you turn the tube.

The inner planets Mercury and Venus will generally be in Capricorn in December because they travel near the Sun.

During the time over the year-end the other planets can bring their flavour to the proceedings because they will not be in Capricorn. Oh, but that’s not true this year as we’ll soon see.

Saturn into Capricorn

The big news this month is that Saturn is moving into Capricorn.

Signs that will feel this energy shift the most are Capricorn, Aquarius and anyone who is turning twenty-nine, fifty-nine or eighty-nine years old in 2018. For these people will have Saturn in Capricorn in their birth chart and this means a Saturn return is up for them.

Saturn in Capricorn is a recalibration of worthy and achievable goals that you can set. You will be limited, but only by your own hand, as you strive to build a foundation for your future.

Governments, corporations and businesses will be more transparent as the people demand honest dealings. Laws brought in to force now will restrict and contain anything that has been running rampant.

Company taxes is one area that will be addressed.

On a personal level you will learn the hard way just what your limitations are. Parents of teenagers will clamp down and try to resist the pressure from their children. Parenting itself will become a respected vocation.

Later parenting and big brother types of groups will gain strength. Discipline for youth will be brought in again.

The internet will be restructured and a fairer equity will come in.

All of these changes will evolve over the next two and a half years as Saturn transits the whole of Capricorn.

Mars Moves into Scorpio

Mars goes home to watery Scorpio to bring a deeper and more profound experience in intimacy for some signs.

Expect a magnetic attraction to what really matters whether it is family, friends or a personal project you are trying to get off the ground.

Get help from others and let them do any heavy lifting for you.

Mercury Retrograde

Mercury will be retrograde for most of the month which creates a strain on Christmas shopping. The holiday crowds will be three times as likely to be annoying than usual.

Either get your seasonal shopping done in November and if you can’t do that then wait until Christmas Eve.

If you do buy stuff you will probably return the things you bought and go back to the store even before the season really starts because you are dissatisfied with your purchases.

You will be saying to yourself, “I can do better than this” as you look at the collection of gifts you bought with such hopes to give before the time.

The best shopping will be in the bag before December 3rd and unbelievably on Christmas Eve.

Avoid the crush as shoppers return three times because of the Mercury retrograde period to the shops to buy stuff that is inappropriate, wrong or damaged in some way.

This year promises to be hectic for shoppers and retailers alike. There will be words.

Expect postal delays as well because Mercury rules the post office, couriers and delivery services.


Good gifts this year will be those that give time to the recipient like personal services, manicures and classes. Each sign has gifts they want.

Buy language lessons such as Spanish, Mandarin or French. Give the gift of classes to learn internet stuff and writing or calligraphy lessons.

All books will go down well as will reading apps that develop verbal skills. Audiobooks will do well as well because they give time to the recipient as they can do two things at once like commute and listen to an audiobook.

If you need a gift for your astrologer they will be most welcome.

Winter Solstice

After the solstice on the twenty-first (when the Sun moves into Capricorn) relax as the big drama is behind you.

Business functions, soirées and dinners around New Year will be important for your future and you need to be there.

Take a few days off to rest up and take it easy from December 22nd until New Year’s Eve. Spend time resting and rejuvenate yourself with music, massage, meditation and personal grooming treatments.

This is the time for a year end review.

Venus into Capricorn

Venus enters conservative Capricorn on Christmas Day to bring good cheer to all proceedings. Wear your best bib and tucker and step confidently into the festivities.

New Year

Changes will start from the first day of 2018 and you need to be on the starting grid from the get-go.

Be ready for the New Year this time as it will be a seriously competitive one. You do not want to be caught napping this time around. If you like get your New Year’s resolutions down so you can plan ahead.

Gear yourself up and face the New Year with confidence in December 2017.



New Moon Wishing

by Alison Price

New Moon Wishing

New Moon Wishing is a ritual you can practice every month that brings the meaning of each New Moon alive for you and relates it to your life.

The next New Moon will be at a particular degree in a sign and will be in one of the twelve houses of your chart.

By making wishes at the New Moon that correlate closely to your chart you can tap into the energy of the cosmos in a specific way.

The Cycle of New Moons

There is a New Moon about every twenty-nine days and that typically makes one New Moon each Month.

Two New Moons in a Month

But, each year there may be a month with two New Moons.

For example, in August 2019 there will be two New Moons. The first New Moon is on the first of August and the second New Moon is on the thirtieth of August.

Two New Moons in a Sign

Now and then there may be a zodiac sign with two New Moons.

For example, in June 2020 there will be a New Moon at 0°21′ Cancer and then the next New Moon is at 28° 27′ Cancer in the following month of July.

In this case there are two new Moons in one sign that of Cancer the Crab.

Check in the list below and see where the next New Moon will be in the zodiac. Then find the natal house in your chart where the position of the next New Moon will occur.

Each month the New Moon will likely move to the next house of your chart but it does depend on your chart’s houses. If you have an intercepted sign it could skip one house altogether. If you have wide houses there could be two New Moon in the same house for two months in a row.

Solar Eclipses

New Moons that are also solar eclipses can be more energizing for that month’s wishing.

The New Moons of 2017

  • November 18th at 28° Scorpio
  • December 18th at 26° Sagittarius

The New Moons of 2018

  • January 17th at 27° Capricorn
  • February 15th at 27° Aquarius – partial solar eclipse
  • March 17th at 27° Pisces
  • April 16th at 26° Aries
  • May 15th at 25° Taurus
  • June 13th at 23° Gemini
  • July 13th at 21° Cancer – partial solar eclipse
  • August 11th at 19° Leo – partial solar eclipse
  • September 9th at 17° Virgo
  • October 9th at 16° Libra
  • November 7th at 15° Scorpio
  • December 7th at 15° Sagittarius

Your Natal Houses

Find the house in which the next New Moon will occur.

Make three to five wishes in line with the meaning of you New Moon house. Write them on a nice piece of paper and have these wishes ready and prepared before the New Moon.

Suggested New Moon Wishes

Here are some suggested wishes for a New Moon in your natal chart houses. You can add more wishes and modify the ones you like.

Let your inspiration guide you.

New Moon in your first house

  • I wish I was…
  • I wish my self-confidence was…
  • I wish I was more authentic in…

New Moon in your second house

  • I wish my income was…
  • I wish the value I place on people and things was…
  • I wish my self-esteem was…

New Moon in your third house

  • I wish to take a short course in…
  • I wish that I will spend more time in my local area so I can…
  • I wish that my commute was…

New Moon in your fourth house

  • I wish that my family was happy, healthy and…
  • I wish for a nice home that is…
  • I wish to thank my ancestors and parents for…

New Moon in your fifth house

  • I wish for children who are happy, healthy and…
  • I wish I took my creativity more seriously so I can…
  • I wish I could enjoy my leisure time and spend it doing…

New Moon in your sixth house

  • I wish to have simple daily rituals that…
  • I wish for robust health, a strong physique and the strength to…
  • I wish I had a job that…

New Moon in your seventh house

  • I wish to have a life-partner who will…
  • I wish for a business partner who has the skills of…
  • I wish that I treated other people…

New Moon in your eighth house

  • I wish to have financial support available for…
  • I wish that people will take my side regarding…
  • I wish that my intimate life was…

New Moon in your ninth house

  • I wish to read and know more about…
  • I wish I could go on a journey so I can…
  • I wish that I could advertise and promote my…

New Moon in your tenth house

  • I wish my career would…
  • I wish that what I am known for in the public domain is…
  • I wish I was accomplished and recognized for…

New Moon in your eleventh house

  • I wish my friends were…
  • I wish I could support the group of…
  • I wish my social circle was…

New Moon in your twelfth house

  • I wish to withdraw from life for a while and…
  • I wish I could look after and curate…
  • I wish to confine myself for a time so I can…

At The New Moon

At the moment of the New Moon place a candle in your window and say your wishes out loud.

Then place the paper with your wishes on it on the windowsill underneath or next to the candle.

If possible let the candle burn a while or even overnight.


In your astrology journal note the date and the degree of the New Moon and make any notes later in that cycle if there was anything to mention. Say how and when your wishes came true.

Annual Forecasting

New Moon Wishing and the positions of each New Moon can (and should) be a part of your annual astrology predictions and year-end astrology review.

You can get all the forecast information together for yourself towards the end of each year in November or December so you are all ready for the New Year.

When you get a next year’s calendar, diary or journal that is the time to add the astrological information which really interests you.

Professional astrologers typically have whole years of forecasting material ahead so they are fully prepared.

I usually have all major transits and therefore New Moons listed for up to five years ahead. This practice is more about that I write horoscopes so far in advance for publications who need to be months and even years ahead.

You can do one month at a time to start with and perhaps one day you too will look further ahead.


Presentation: Interpreting Synodic Cycles in Astrology

by Alison Price

I am super excited to have been invited to present my work on Synodic Cycles to the Fraser Valley Astrology Guild in Vancouver during May 2018.

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 spring in Vancouver.

If you live in Vancouver then you need to support local astrology anyway.

Interpreting Synodic Cycles in Astrology

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

Find out each planetary 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.


7:30 pm, Thursday, May 10, 2018

Predinner from 5 pm at The Old Spaghetti Factory, New Westminister.


4th floor,

The Anvil Center,

Columbia St,

New Westminster, BC, Canada

Near the New Westminster Skytrain station.


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On -the-spot readings

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

These will be from noon onwards at the Hub restaurant in the Skytrain station.

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

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Progress on My Process – Update

Hi Everyone,

I want to catch you all up on what I’ve been up to recently as there are changes afoot.

Since Jupiter went into Scorpio I have been drawn to do some video tutorials and I have to say it has been fun.

I am still working to get the technicalities sorted out and plan to have a video each week and maybe in-between ones as well. The focus for my work and my process is to help everyone learn a little astrology.

I have more students enquiring about classes than I have time to teach. This is why I’ve decided to turn to video to help me get my message out to those who care and those who know their Sun Sign is not enough.

Please be patient as I get better as I really love to teach and hope this passion comes through in the content.

So far I have a few small videos and by the time I get to the tenth one it will be all sorted out.

Please help me get 10000views on YouTube by watching and liking my videos.

Have a prosperous day,



Check out my channel here.


Talk: Uranus in Taurus

by Alison Price

I will be giving a presentation on the most interesting ingress of Uranus into Taurus.

Uranus in Taurus

Friday evening 7pm-9pm – April 6, 2018

An evening to learn about the impact of the upcoming sign change for Uranus as he enters Taurus for the first time in eighty-four years. Learn how it will affect you and each sign of the zodiac.

Drop in fee $15.



The International Spiritual Alliance, Columbia St, New Westminister, BC, Canada.

What to bring

As with all astrology lectures with Alison Price please bring your chart.

Meet Alison Price

Alison Price

Alison Price is a consultant astrologer, writer and popular lecturer based in Vancouver, BC.

With a diploma from the South African College of Astrological Studies, Johannesburg (1982), and a certificate from the Faculty of Astrological Studies, London (2010), she writes feature articles for international journals.

Alison mentors a select number of engaged students. She has written numerous books. Her latest publication is “Your Oriental Planet” which is her passion and “Your Money Planets”. Alison is the editor of “Ideas” the CAAE newsletter.




Travelling by Coach from Vancouver to Calgary and Return

by Alison Price

I recently made the trip from my new hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia to Calgary, Alberta to speak at the Canadian Astrology Conference.

This is some 971km. There are options to get there. Of course, you can fly, rent a car and drive yourself or take the coach.

I chose the latter option. It was the cheapest choice at just CDN$154 return.

I went on Greyhound and there may be others who offer this service but I don’t know about them.


As the bus was leaving at 6:30 am from Pacific Central Station in Vancouver I actually left my home at 5 am and got a taxi the station.

You have to check in at the station and get your tag for the hold bag,

You may take one bag and put it in the hold under the coach. And take one small cabin bag into the bus with you. There are overhead shelves for this.

As we boarded the coach is was crisp to say the least as I shivered on the 6C platform.

I had a seat by myself as the coach was half full and the seat next to me was empty. This was nice as I could plonk my carry-on bag right next to me.

At the first stop the cops boarded and checked everyone’s ID and tickets which seemed odd but there you are.

Onwards eastwards we stopped every now and then to pick up more passengers. Then a ten-minute halt where you can get off and dash to the loo.

On again. Finally, at around midway we stopped for 25 minutes in Kelowna. Everyone had to get off as they refueled the coach. I walked over to Starbucks for a grande latte and a croissant. Quite a rush really as heck I didn’t want to miss the bus.

Back on and more stops here and there at places I’ve never even heard of like Salmon Arm and Golden. Did salmons have arms? Is it a fishing joke about having a salmon arm to catch fish like a green thumb to grow a garden? And what about Golden? Was gold found there? I am sorry to say I had no clue.

We arrived in Calgary town centre at11:50 pm.. Yes, it took that long.
I hailed a taxi to the hotel and settled into my room by 00:30am. Phew!

That was Thursday.


On Friday I gave my presentation and there is more on that here.


Saturday good times to be had but had to leave the proceedings early at 9:30pm as quite tired and I had an early start in the morning.


My alarm went off at 5:00 am. Up and showered, packed and checked out of the hotel.

Hopped into another cab back to the bus station. The coach pulled out at 7:30 am sharp and we were on our way back home.

This time no wifi on the bus and no electric sockets to charge your phone. Good thing I had juiced it up before I left the hotel.

It was a long journey back home as we arrived at the Vancouver bus station at 9:30 pm. I was met by hubby and we went the final stretch together in yet another taxi.

In my front door at 10:15 pm having been travelling for almost sixteen hours.

Tired but all good. Safe and sound.

What to Take on the Bus

Knowing what to pack for an astrology conference can be a challenge if you don’t do it often.

In the cabin you can take one small bag like a backpack or handbag. Here are some ideas on what to have in it.

* Water to drink.
* Food – More on this later.
* Pen and notebook.
* Computer laptop.
* iPad.
* Reading glasses.
* Cash.
* Ticket to ride.
* Mints.
* Lip balm.
* Pashmina (women) scarf (men) fold as a neck pillow to sleep on.
* Ear buds, phone and charger.

What to Put into Your Hold Bag

In a medium bag like a suitcase that goes in the cabin of an aeroplane. If your bag is bigger than that you are hauling too much junk.

* Clothes, shoes, cosmetics and toiletries.
* Alcohol.
* Other stuff that can be slung around.

Don’t use your best luggage for a coach trip. On a bus your bag will slide around in the hold and there are bigger bags and heavy boxes shifting about down there.

Don’t put anything in the hold that you may ever need again as your bag may get removed at a bus stop that you don’t get off at never to be seen again. These things happen.

What to Wear on a Coach Trip for 18 Hours

  • Flat shoes, trainers or other comfortable shoes.
  • Socks.
  • Black leggings or jeans.
  • Camisoles, t-shirts
  • Light jacket with top pockets.
  • Pashmina or scarf
  • Light makeup

Food and Drink on the Coach

Pre-make your snacks at home before you leave for an 18-hour coach ride.

In sealed plastic bags put enough food for a four-hour time slot. So label each snack bag with the time you may eat the contents like for instance; 10 am, 2 pm and 6 pm. This is so you don’t eat the lot in the first hour.

Eating on a bus is usually done because of boredom.it is mindless snacking.

If you take your own food you won’t be tempted to but burgers and fries at every stop creating a logjam in your digestive system and a hole in your pocket.

The shuddering motion on a bus tends towards creating the situation of constipation.

Eat snacks like:

  • Cheese cubes or wedges.
  • Chicken strips – precooked and lightly seasoned.
  • Crackers.
  • Sandwiches – cheese on bread and butter pre-cut into fingers or soldiers as this is easier to eat on the move than a massive chunk of bread.
  • Grapes – The perfect fruit and no must core or peel to dispose of like with apples or oranges.
  • Bottled water – one bottle to sip when your mouth is dry. Don’t chug or you’ll be dashing to the loo every stop.

What not to eat or drink on a coach

Avoid snacks like:

  • Smelly food.
  • Garlic anything.
  • Eggs.
  • Fish.
  • Open coffee or other drink.

Alcohol is not allowed inside the bus.

No smoking on the bus.


The coach has a dinky toilet and basin at the back.

I believe the washroom is not really used by most people for that purpose which it is intended. Typically passengers prefer to wait until they stop at a scheduled break and then use the lavatory in the building.

I believe the back of the coach washroom is for those unfortunate souls who get travel sick. The tiny cubicle is almost like a Roman vomitarium. Let’s hear it for Caesar.

The journey over the Canadian Rockies is uphill then down dale and the roads are windy and switchback like. The bus heaves and rolls. Yes, folks throw up. Thus the washroom

What to do on a long bus ride

  • Read a book
  • Crochet or knit
  • Write your journal
  • Take photos
  • Chat lightly with the person next to you or across the aisle
  • Listen to your audiobooks.

What not to do on a long bus ride

  • Bug the guy in front of you by kicking the seat, twanging the footrest or heaving on his chair back as you try to stand up. All of this is spectacularly annoTalk loudly either to others on your phone.
  • Laugh loudly. 
  • Swear not in Canada, please.

Have a prosperous day,


The Astrology of Good Omens

by Alison Price

The Story

This is an old story of good and evil.

The opening scene is in the Garden of Eden where we meet the angel of the Eastern Gate, Aziraphale who expels Adam and Eve just after they taste the fruit. he is joined by Crowley, a demon.

The son of Satan is born and will be brought up on Earth by a normal family when he is switched out, just after birth for another baby at St Beryl’s Maternity Home.

By the time he reaches the age of eleven he will start the Apocalypse as mentioned in the book of Revelations.

The Nice and Inspiring Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch are woven in and guide the characters to discover the time and place for the start of proceedings.

The four riders of the apocalypse represented as Hell’s Angels are summoned and descend on Lower Tadfield in Oxfordshire, England to start the end of days.

The Characters

Ther are many characters in this story but here the main players and the gangs are mentioned.

The supporting parts are Mr. Young and R.P. Tyler and others.

Smaller parts include the management teams, the four other riders, the policemen and of course Elvis the cook.

The Spirits

The two spirits on Earth are representatives of heaven and hell. One for each side of good and evil.

They first met in the garden and have grown to like living amongst the humans. They want to keep things as they are and stop Armageddon.

They get into cahoots to be around and help bring up the son of satan and influence him to good so as to halt the bad things that are coming.

Crowley – Scorpio

Crowley is a demon and is good friends with Arizaphale. He wears shades and snakes skin shoes and is a smooth talker.

Crowley is a Scorpio and the actual book cover has the glyph for the sign of Scorpio as the letter “m” in the word “Omens.”

Aziraphale – Pisces

The angel of the Eastern gate is a Pisces. He is intuitive and even when discorporated can be an effective angel.

Aziraphale worries that an angel can sometimes do wrong like when he gives his flaming sword to Adam and Eve for protection as they are banished from the Garden for eating the fruit.

He runs an old bookshop in London.

Aziraphale asserts the Earth is a Libra and was born at 9:00 am (which is only fifteen minutes out) on October 21st, in the year 4004BC.

The Them

The Them is a gang of four eleven-year-old kids in Lower Tadfield of which Adam is the leader. They hang out at the quarry.

Adam – Leo

Adam is the gang leader and is symbolized by Leo. He constantly looks for ways to entertain the other three through role play and imaginative games. His love for Lower Tadfield and

His love for Lower Tadfield and the surrounding area with ponds and trees to climb is his castle and the Them are his subjects is so strong he had bent the ley lines and willed perfect weather (sunny and no rain) for months at a time.

Pepper – Aries

Pepper is a girl in the gang and a bit a scrapper. She will fight the boys if the tease her about her long name.

Brian – Sagittarius

Adam’s friend.

Wensleydale – Sagittarius

Adam’s friend.

Dog – Sirius

The Hellhound sent to pad by Adam’s side.

When Adam says that he wants a dog for his birthday he describes one who can go down a rabbit hole and has an inside-out ear. A pedigree mongrel and this is what he manifests.

Sirius is the dog stat and this fixed star rises in Egypt at the time of the inundation of the Nile and portends changes to come.

The Humans

The humans weave the story and some are swept up in the drama from the past and the potential in the future.

Agnes Nutter, Witch – Sagittarius

Agnes wrote the “The Nice and Interesting Prophecies” in a huge book that, although now out of print, there is a copy with her great, great, great, great, great granddaughter Anathema.

Agnes is the last witch to be burned in England and was found by the Witch Finder General who was an ancestor of Newton Pulsifer.

Anathema Devices – Gemini

Anathema is a young adult and has the book with the prophecies and moved to Lower Tadfield a year ago.

She discovered the ley lines were bending and the weather was unusually clement.

She has a theodolite, thermos and a bread knife and rides an old bicycle.

Newt Pulsiver – Virgo

Newt joins the Witch Finder Army as a private under Shadwell.

He loves Anathema and helps her discover the beginning of the apocalypse.

Shadwell – Aries

Shadwell is in the Witch Finder Army. He takes on Newt and is protective of Madame Tracey.

He always wants to know how many nipples everyone has as more than two nipples is a sign of a witch.

He has a pin that he believes finds witches when he sticks it into people.

Madame Tracey – Pisces

Madame Tracey is Shadwell’s neighbour and cooks his dinners. She offers intimate massage.

Madame Tracey is a psychic and holds seances to bring up the spirits. She unexpectedly accepts to host the discorporated spirit of Aziraphale. She helps him.

The Nuns of St Beryl’s – Gemini

St Beryl’s Maternity Home is the place where the son of Satan is taken by Crowley to be brought up in the care of an American family.

St Beryl’s is of the chattering order of Krakow and the sisters are:

  • Sister Mary Loquacious
  • Sister Grace Voluble
  • Sister Patricia Prattle

In Astrology sisters are signified by Vesta the asteroid named after the sister of Jupiter.

The Four Riders

The four Hell’s Angels ride in on their hogs and are drawn to the events when tipped off by the International Express delivery guy.

Red – War – Aries

Carmine Zuderbeger is a sexy female warrior (Eris perhaps?) and has Aziraphale’s sword strapped to her blood red bike.

Black – Death – Capricorn

Black wears a motorbike helmet and plays the arcade machine winning every answer and bringing in new categories of; war, pestilence, famine and death.

White – Pollution?  Cancer

White is found on the banks of the river where he has made the pollution make the fish float to the top and the swans sink to the bottom. He loves pollution.

Pale – Famine


Other Parts

The International Express delivery guy – Gemini

This delivery guy finds the four riders in the places around the world and delivers each one a message and things. This alerts them to go to Tadfield for the start of the Apocalypse.

Mr Young – Leo

Adam’s Dad was there when his child was born and at the baby swop confusion. He chose Adam’s name. He enjoys smoking an evening pipe and defends his child Adam to the neighbours.

Mr. RP Tyler – Gemini

The complaining neighbour who walks his dog Suskie in the neighbourhood. Mr. Tyler knows that Adam and the Them scrump apples.

The Policemen

The two policemen in the audiobook were played by the authors of Good Omens, Neil Gaiman, and Terry Pratchett.

So we know that Neil is a Scorpio and Terry is a Taurus.

Elvis the cook

Elvis sings in the cafe.

The Management Team – Capricorn

The management training team plays paintball in the grounds of old St Beryl’s.

They meet up with Aziraphale and Crowley. Crowley gives them real guns to shoot each other although no one is hurt and they will only experience near misses.

I love this story.


How to Handle Unaspected Planets

by Alison Price


In any given chart there will be aspects.

Aspects are the angular correspondences formed between planets, angles and other points in a chart. Aspects are the angular connections between two planets or points in a chart. They are measured in degrees and minutes of longitude. Aspects are a function of simple geometry.

  • Every planet will usually have some aspects.
  • Not all charts will contain all the aspects.
  • It is unlikely that all planets will have every aspect.
  • Not all planets will aspect each other.
  • Some planets may not receive any aspects.
  • Often charts will have a preponderance of the one particular aspect.

Aspects and aspect patterns show the main storylines within a chart. The dialogue between the planets and chart points is found by the planetary connections expressed through the aspects.

Aspects are like a conduit passing information between two planets. Two planets in aspect will communicate with each other for better or for worse depending on the actual planets and the aspect in question.

Where do aspects come from?

Aspects angles are created by dividing the 360° chart wheel by different numbers.

Major and minor aspects

We will focus on the major and minor aspects. The major aspects are the ones used by the Greeks and are today known as “Ptolemaic aspects” after Claudius Ptolemy. The minor aspects are those found to have value in chart interpretation.

Aspects can be groups like the Fibonacci aspects.

Defining and Unaspected Planet

An unaspected planet has no Ptolemaic aspects (conjunction, sextile, square, trine or opposition) nor minor aspects (semi-sextile, quincunx, semi square or sesquiquadrate) to another planet (not a point) in a chart.

Interpreting Unaspected Planets

Unaspected planets can go one of two ways.


They can be the rogue planet in a chart if prominent and unfettered.


Or they can rise to be the purest expression of themselves because they are not “tarnished” or influenced by an aspect from another planet.

Example chart Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie the prolific crime writer has an unaspected Mercury and she used it at its highest vibration and wrote good books.


Understanding Scorpio

by Alison Price

Understanding Scorpio

If you are born between October 21st and November 22nd you are known as a Scorpio.

What this really means is that the Sun was in the tropical zodiac sign of Scorpio when you were born.

The symbol is a scorpion which is a small arachnid which can hide in plain sight and often has a deadly sting.


Scorpios really want to get the bottom of things. They will keep probing until they get the truth. You may find it hard to keep your secrets from a Scorpio.

They are passionate and this brings in the part where they really are considered the sexiest sign because of their passions. So if a Scorpio is interested in you they will want to plunder the depths of intimacy and explore your deep motivations.

Scorpios will support you in secret and will champion you from the wings. They will provide their votes for people and causes they believe in.

Scorpio’s Affinities

The Scorpio ruling planet is Pluto the lord of the underworld.

The Scorpio colour is cyan from the sign placement in the colour wheel and maroon or dried blood red from its connection with Pluto

Scorpio is associated with two body systems:

  • The reproductive system
  • The eliminatory system

The reproductive systems in both sexes are under the rulership of Scorpio. This includes the eggs, ovaries, womb and vagina in women and the sperm, penis and testicles in men.

The eliminatory systems which encompass the bowel, bladder and sweat glands. Scorpio also rules the vomiting reflex to purge unwanted things from the body.

Sign Compatability

Scorpios are most compatible with Taurus the sign that is opposite as Taurus possess what they lack. In a love relationship this is appealing.

They can be lifelong friends with Cancer and Pisces the other water signs and other Scorpios.

Scorpios will compete with Leo and Aquarius but at the same time can build good things when they join with them.

Scorpios are not so comfortable with the signs Aries, Gemini, Libra and Sagittarius.





Your Oriental Planet book now available at Amazon

by Alison Price

Your Oriental Planet – Insights into Perception and Vocation

I am really excited to let you know that my latest book Your Oriental Planet that was previously only available for Kindle is now ready for purchase on Amazon.

I want to thank all my patrons for their support on this process to get this book to publication. 

It has taken many months and countless hours of time and energy that I had to pour into this project.


As a creator on Patreon I thank you.

You can get your copy here.
This book is for aspiring astrologers and those who would like to begin to fine tune their readings using the powerful attributes of the oriental planet.

If you are a writer or creative you will understand the feeling of this accomplishment. 

If my new “baby ” is to grow and flourish it will do so through your help.


Please tell your tribe and followers about my new book and help us creators all improve and survive together. 


Thank you from the bottom of my heart,








Guest Post: What Your Zodiac Sign Says About Your Spirit Animal

This Guest Post is by Elaine Clara Mah

Have you ever identified yourself – traits and characteristics – with a certain animal, be it a bird, a lion or perhaps even a bear? Have you perhaps ever found that you and an eagle have more in common and are extremely drawn to the creature, feeling the need to know everything about it? If this happens to be the case, then perhaps an eagle is your spirit animal.

But what exactly is a spirit animal – you ask? A spirit animal can mean different things to different people. For some, it is a sort of totem – one that guides and protects you through life. For others, it is the form of an animal that represents you the best, perhaps one you’ve encountered on a wildlife safari!


There are many ways for one to discover their spirit animal – it can be as simple as finding an animal that they identify with the best to as complicated as going on a Spirit Walk, a ritual commonly practised among Native Americans and Aboriginal people.

Another way of discovering your spirit animal is through understanding your astrological sign. To help you discover yours, we’ve round up the astrological signs and identified a spirit animal that matches each sign. Keep in mind though that it may well be completely different from the one that we’ve identified for you. But these spirit animals sure do come close!

Aries (March 21 – April 19): The Cheetah

Aries, being the first sign of the zodiac, represents energy as well as turbulence. An Aries is always in search of speed and competition. It is considered one of the most active zodiac signs and is known to be headstrong and brave. The Aries are known as natural born leaders and independent beings but are also known to be egoistic and sometimes impulsive.

Aries’ spirit animal is the cheetah. Known as the fastest land animal in the world, the cheetah’s need for speed matches that of an Aries. Speed is essential to the cheetah, as it needs to kill and eat its prey quickly before its kills are snatched away by bigger and more aggressive carnivores. These solitary animals are independent, with female cheetahs raising their cubs on their own for a year before their young journeys off on their own.

Did You Know: The cheetah has an average of between 2,000 to 3,000 spots on their body that helps them camouflage in the wild!  

Taurus (April 20 – May 20): The Polar Bear

The Taurus is known for being faithful, loving and extremely affectionate. Their steadfastness makes them extremely dependable and trustworthy. However, the Taurus is also extremely stubborn and inflexible. They are averse to change, making it sometimes difficult to work with them.

While some may say that the Taurus’ spirit animal is the bull, as seen in its astrological sign, another potential spirit animal may also be the polar bear. Polar bears are the largest land carnivores in the world. They are patient and strong – allowing them to withstand extreme weather conditions in the Arctic. Like the Taurus, they can be aggressive when provoked.

Did You Know: Polar bears are actually black! A polar bear’s fur is actually translucent and only appears white because it reflects light.

Gemini (May 21 – June 20): The Fox

Just like the twins in the astrological sign, there are many faces to a Gemini. On one hand, the Gemini people are intelligent and adaptable to situations. They are curious and inquisitive beings that are always ready to learn new things and experience new environments. On the other hand, Gemini are also known to be superficial, forming opinions without having an in-depth understanding of the situation.

A reflection of the typical characteristics found in Geminis, the fox is also clever and witty. The curious nature of the fox leads it to roam and investigate its surroundings. The fox is also energetic and quick on its feet but can sometimes be impulsive and devious.

Did You Know: The arctic fox is known to be able to handle the cold far better than most animals. It is able to withstand the cold up until -70 degrees Celsius!

Cancer (June 21 – July 22): The Tortoise

Cancers are perhaps the most intriguing of the horoscope signs simply because it is naturally reserved. Individuals born under the Cancer sign are intuitive and sentimental. They are family-driven, sensitive, emotional and sympathetic. While it is difficult for a Cancer to open up to others, they are very attached to those they are close to. They will generally lend a helping hand to others in conflict but are just as quick to avoid any kind of conflict.

Aside from the Crab, which is the Cancer’s sign, those born under the Cancer sign can also closely identify with the tortoise. Tortoises retreat into their shell when in unfamiliar surroundings and will only emerge once they feel safe. These gentle beings are emotional yet wise.

Did You Know: Many tortoise species outlive humans, but the Giant Aldabra tortoise has one of the longest lifespans of up to two centuries long!

Leo (July 23 – August 22): The Lion

Natural born leaders, Leos are typically confident, dominant and strong. Those born under this astrological sign are usually outgoing and thrives in a social setting, where their friends are many and loyal. Leos are also known to be generous and often possess a good sense of humor. However, they can also be stubborn and arrogant. When left unchecked, Leos can become self-centered.

The spirit animal of a Leo is, without a doubt, the lion – king of the jungle. Just like the Leo, lions are dominant and strong and leaders of the pack. Male lions are also often lazy, allowing the females to do the hunting while it waits for its meals.

Did You Know: The lion is a member of the Big Five and thought to be the most powerful creatures in the animal kingdom.

Virgo (August 23 – September 22): The Mandrill

Details are very important to Virgos. Being the most careful sign in the zodiac, Virgos have a keen eye for detail, and as such, approach everything from an analytical manner. Virgos prefer structure and values practicality in their daily lives. Virgos are often introverted and shy but are fiercely loyal.

Mandrills make the perfect spirit animal for Virgos due to their inherently shy nature. Much like the Virgo, mandrills are beautiful creatures with blue and red skin on their faces. Like most primates, mandrills live in troops and prefer the company of their family, where they feel most secure.

Did You Know: While mandrills’ long canine teeth can be intimidating and may look aggressive, baring them among themselves is a friendly gesture instead of a threatening one.

Libra (September 23 – October 22): The Gray Wolf

Just like the scales of their sign, Libras love justice and equality. They are great team players, valuing partnership and cooperation above all. Libras don’t enjoy being alone and will always opt to work in pairs or groups.

The Libra’s spirit animal is the gray wolf. Similar to the Libra, gray wolves are loyal creatures that live in packs of 7 to 8 animals. As a pack, gray wolves develop strong social bonds and work together for food and shelter.

Did You Know: A single wolf can eat up to 9kg of meat in one sitting!

Scorpio (October 23 – November 21): The African Elephant

Scorpios are resourceful, determined and goal-oriented individuals. Scorpios make great leaders as they are dedicated to what they do and will work relentlessly to achieve their goals. On the flip side, Scorpios can also be jealous and violent when they feel they are threatened.

The African Elephant is the Scorpio’s spirit animal as, like the Scorpio, the elephant is intelligent and resourceful, using its natural surroundings to its greater advantage. However, threaten an elephant and they aren’t afraid to show force and display physical aggressiveness.

Did You Know: African Elephants retain excellent memory that is pertinent to their survival in the wild. They are able to recall water sources even if they are located a great distance away. Want to get up close and personal with this majestic and intelligent creature? There’s no better way to do so than to go on an Elephant safari in Africa!

Sagittarius (November 22 – December 21): The Przewalski’s Horse

The Sagittarius has a need for freedom, which makes it the most well-travelled sign among the zodiacs. Extrovert and optimistic, Sagittarius embraces change and enjoy discovering new thoughts and philosophies. However, their thirst for freedom also makes them impatient and tactless in certain situations.

A Sagittarius can best identify with the Przewalski’s horse. Known as the last surviving subspecies of the wild horse, the Przewalski’s horse was never domesticated and can be found gallantly roaming the plains of Mongolia.

Did You Know: The Przewalski’s Horse was once considered extinct, with its last sighting in the wild in 1969. Intense conservation programs have resulted in a healthy population of Przewalski’s Horses being introduced back into the wild.

Capricorn (December 22 – January 19): The Elephant Shrew

Capricorns are grounded, responsible and self-disciplined. Often seen as very serious by nature, Capricorns make great managers as they are practical and make the best out of the circumstances they are given. However, their grounded and disciplined nature may also make them somewhat distant and unforgiving.

Though considered one of the smaller species of African wildlife, the elephant shrew is very hard working. They work together with their mate to defend their home territory. Elephant shrews are very seldom seen and are difficult to trap.

Did You Know: Despite its small size, elephant shrews are not classified with shrews, but instead are considered more closely related to the elephant!

Aquarius (January 20 – February 18): The Dolphin

Aquarius-born are highly intellectual individuals and deep thinkers. They are sometimes shy and quiet but also energetic and eccentric. Aquarius enjoy their time alone from everyone and uses it as a time to refresh and re-energize. Because of their high intellect, Aquarius needs mental stimulation – without which they will quickly find boredom and a lack of motivation.

Like the Aquarius, dolphins are extremely intelligent and sensitive beings. They are playful and enjoy being of assistance to others. Dolphins are agile and very energetic. They enjoy being part of a group and strive to be around company.

Did You Know: Dolphins sleep with only half their brain. The other half remains alert to keep them safe from predators and to enable them to breathe while in a slumber.

Pisces (February 19 – March 20): The Seahorse

The compassionate Pisces is often known as the most tolerant of all zodiac signs. Pisces are gentle and friendly beings, known to always lend a helping hand to others. They are very intuitive and wise, but at the same time can be overly trusting and fearful.

Pisces’ spirit animal is the seahorse, known for its gentle nature. Pisces are also romantics who are loyal and generous in relationships. So a relationship like that of seahorses that mate for life, and hold tails when travelling, may be most appealing to the Pisces.

Did You Know: Despite being a fish, seahorses aren’t particularly good swimmers. They prefer resting in one area, holding onto the same coral for days on end.


Elaine Clara Mah

Elaine is a Contributing Writer for BookAllSafaris.com. She is constantly in awe of the majestic animals living in the wild alongside us and does what she can to help conserve their habitat.

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The Major Transits of 2018

by Alison Price

The Major Transits of 2018

The planets continuously move through the zodiac. As they do so they engage in angular patterns with each other. Some connections are positive and may foster growth and harmony whereas others are a challenge and create the catalyst for changes as yet to be made. Others are neutral and can go either way. It depends.

Transits themselves are neither good nor bad but the combination of the energies of the two planets in an aspect with each other makes the dialogue (the aspect) between those two spheres work as a team for the life of the transit.

Whether a particular transit will be good for you as an individual will depend on the placement of the planets in your unique birth chart.

Major transits are any one of the five Ptolemaic aspects or the sign ingresses of heavy superior planets. As major transits develop and unfold over several weeks, months and sometimes years they shape the background message for the rest of a horoscope reading.

Often a transit will start, fade and then return, up to five exact times, before the full impact has passed. Changes made under a major transit will remain.

These slow transits are the markers of general shifts through the solar system. They are like the development of life’s journey and the cosmic trends that are unfurling. To be in tune with the ebb and flow of major transits each year is a good way to use astrology in your daily life.

Saturn enters Capricorn

The ringed planet Saturn returned to its tradition home sign of Capricorn the sea goat in the last few days of 2017. This planet strives to stabilize the bedrock in our lives. This position is closely related to governments and the establishment of solid foundations upon which to build our future lives. During the two and a quarter year period until March 2020 as Saturn moves through Capricorn you can expect conservation, restrictions and boundaries to be put in place. Many people will feel pigeon-holed in dead-end jobs and careers for which they may not be suited. The challenge now is to get the formal education and take courses which will allow you to rise to the heights to which you strive in your career. Saturn gives you what you deserve and no more. There will be no easy way or

During the two and a quarter year period until March 2020 as Saturn moves through Capricorn you can expect conservation, restrictions and boundaries to be put in place.

Many people will feel pigeon-holed in dead-end jobs and careers for which they may not be suited. The challenge now is to get the formal education and take courses which will allow you to rise to the heights to which you strive in your career.

Saturn gives you what you deserve and no more. There will be no easy way or shortcuts up the career ladder as Saturn transits Capricorn. Only concentrated and steady progress will bring you the rewards that you deserve.

The energy of this transit will be felt by anyone with planets in Capricorn or planets in the early degrees of the three other cardinal signs which are Aries, Cancer and Libra.

Jupiter sextile Pluto

(January 7 to January 25 and September 5 to September 17)

As Jupiter forms a harmonious aspect to Pluto in January and September it creates two power surge times for the year. As Pluto disposes Jupiter it means he gives his support willingly to the planet of luck.

This is a good time to look forward and take a chance. There may be hidden backing available for you now. Sound judgment and good opportunities will appear.

This aspect will mainly affect Scorpio and Capricorn but the signs Taurus, Cancer, Virgo and Pisces will benefit as well.

Uranus enters Taurus

(May 15th)

In mid-May Uranus will enter Taurus for a seven-year stretch that lasts until 2025. This brings the radical planet some stability as the earthy fixed nature or Taurus will dampen the random and unexpectedness of Uranus. During this

During this transit you can expect to see changes in the way finances flow. The monetary system will likely become more high-tech as banks and virtual currencies drive the change to a more equitable system that will benefit the man in the street and disenfranchised individuals.

This once in a lifetime ingress will particularly affect all Taureans and those people with planets in the early degrees of Virgo, Scorpio and Aquarius.

As Uranus enters Taurus it is the last major planet to complete the shift towards the passive elements as now Pluto, Uranus and Saturn are in earth and Neptune and Jupiter are in water signs.

Jupiter in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces

(May 25 to June 13 and August 11 to August 25)

Jupiter moves closer to the trine to Neptune in its home of Pisces the fish. This aspect brings together the powerful Piscean planets because Jupiter is the old traditional ruler of Pisces and Neptune the new modern ruler.

The trine is a beneficial connection and shows there will be harmony and support for both Jupiter and Neptune related things now.

During this period you can expect spiritual enlightenment, religious exploration, appreciation or arts and cultures, and tolerance for diversity and metaphysical systems. More and more people will take up esoteric practices or at least become aware of them going on around.

This positive fluid transit will mainly affect Pisces and the other water signs of Cancer and Scorpio, and to a lesser extent the signs of Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn.

Saturn in Capricorn trines Uranus in Taurus

(August 21 to September 21)

As Saturn enters Capricorn it will soon trine the radical planet Uranus for the second time (the first contact was back in 2017) but this time Saturn is retrograde and Uranus is in its new sign of Taurus.

This is a combination of old meets new and the two energies of these strong planets will be worked out over time.

Technology will continue to be developed perhaps with the senior age groups being the main focus.

As this is the second connection of a three part transit there still is time for changes to be made to projects and relationships that started last year. The concrete is not yet set so to speak.

There will be ease of stringent rules as the borders are tested for many. On a personal note, if you have been walked over by other people or been taken for granted, now is the time you will draw the line and halt further incursions.

This major transit will particularly affect Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn and have a similar influence on Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces.

Jupiter enters Sagittarius

(November 8)

Now the largest planet in the solar system Jupiter returns to its home sign of Sagittarius the archer in early November. This transit promises a twelve-month adventure and expansion period for many.

Travel, eco-tourism and multi-cultural activities will be big now. Jupiter is the planet that encourages us to lift our eyes to the horizon and dream big.

We are inclined to reach for what we want and there is bounty around. The challenge can be overindulgence or taking more than you need or can use.

This fiery positive transit will add excitement for all Sagittarians and will invigorate Aries and Leo as well.

Overdoing it with excessive behavior will be a challenge for Gemini’s and to a lesser extent for Virgo and Pisces.



Review: The Canadian Astrology Conference – Calgary 2017

Review by Alison Price

The Canadian Astrology Conference

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
September 2017


The Canadian Astrology Conference is an all Canadian speaker astrology conference is in its second year.

Hosted jointly by the Calgary Astrology Association and the Edmonton Astrology Association it moves up and down Alberta. There was some talk of it going East to Ontario or West to Vancouver at some point.

The conference is like your Mars’ return and only comes around every two years.

In 2015 it was held in Edmonton and will be again in 2019. Then I understand it will be back to Calgary for 2021.

All speakers have to be Canadian or new Canadians who have made Canada their home, like me. Yes, I have a Canadian passport.


Held at the Executive Royal Hotel in Calgary near the airport to help attendees and speakers with their travel. The shuttle bus picks up and drops off.

Christine at the check-in desk was perky at midnight when I arrived. She even organized a complimentary cup of 2% milk for me so I could make tea in my room just like at home.

I take my own Twining’s Earl Grey tea bags and run the boiling water through the coffee machine. The only thing I always need is the 2% milk. The milk went in the room fridge for my late night and early morning tea.

I had a room with one queen size bed. The sheets were clean and crisp. The towels white and fresh. There was a super large desk and electrical outlets for my computer, phone and ephemeris etc.

I always offer On-the-Spot astrology readings (by donation as you see fit) at conferences where I am a speaker and I did so this time. My room was generous enough for clients to sit comfortably on a chair in a conversation style.

I do not like it if my room is so small that my clients have to sit on the bed. I only work with female clients in this way all of my male clients are accommodated in the public meeting rooms.

There was no room safe for valuables (computer) which was surprising. However I did appreciate the laminate floor instead of carpet. The illusion is of cleanliness all the way.

I tip my chambermaid every morning so we know where we are.

Alison and Kelly

The barman/server Ken was excellent and his sense of humour had the ladies laughing all night. He handled multiple changes of orders for dinner with ease and aplomb and brought several wine samples for our dearest lady to try before she chose her favourite.

The house white was a Chardonnay so I was good with that.

The Organisers

Organized by Donna and Peggy with help from Geni and no doubt many faceless others (and husbands in the wings) whom I never met.

Donna and Peggy


Apparently, these two women have been astrology friends for years and the ease with which they worked together as a team showed. They are caring people whom I am now pleased to call my friends.

Alison and Peggy

The event had a pre-conference morning with Kelly and then officially kicked off at 1 pm with the opening ceremony and then it was straight into the lectures.

I was delighted to be the initial speaker with my presentation on Superior Planet Synodic Cycles and I’d like to think that set the tone for all the quality talks to come.


My engaged audience. Thank you!


I want to give a special shout-out to my good friend Toby and my “longtime-no-see” old friends Franco, Kelly and Hillory. They all gave excellent talks.

I was happy to meet JoAnn and chat before dinner. There were good wines in the bar and the pre-dinner drinkies were a roaring success of conviviality and sparkling conversation.

The Saturday night buffet banquet was substantial as only you can get in Alberta. The haunch of Albert AAA beef was roasted and seasoned to perfection.

Fresh local vegetables (raw and cooked) and enough variety for the vegetarians amongst us. There was an enormous font of gravy with which to anoint your meal. Yum.

There was a dessert trolley with Nanaimo bars and other Canadian favourites. Double yum.


Alison, Toby and Caz.


Madame Popo had much to say and drew many laughs with her outrageous political commentary poking fun at leaders both local and abroad. Go for Justin.

I enjoyed her risqué assessment of the speakers and their quirks that she had picked up earlier.

Her lavish costume was breathtaking and clearly this is Vivienne Westwood’s inspiration and muse for her exotic creations. Madame P. had the personality and presence to pull it all off.

Delightful as she was Madam Popo had a valuable message.

That the gift you have of astrology, and its understanding, needs to be cherished and shared with your clients. This is your gift, use it well.

I loved this part. Her words were on my mind as I travelled back home to Vancouver.


Madame Popo

This conference had wonderful after dinner entertainment. You should go to this event simply for the pleasure of experiencing spectacular Madame Popo.

Why You Should Attend

If you are Canadian you should support local astrology. There is a certain pride in the excellent quality of the people you will meet both those who run the show and those who attended.

This is what I would call a boutique astrology conference. Quality speakers, topics and fare but not so well known.

“a boutique astrology Conference”

If you are an American you should go because you love astrology and you need to experience Canadian hospitality at its best. Live dangerously and travel north of the border. You will love it.


Alison and Franco


If you live anywhere else (not North America) you should go because you can learn from a rich resource that is the basis of modern Canadian Astrology.

The Take Home

These are the things I have taken home from this weekend.

* Gratitude for having being invited to share my insights and experience with this audience.
* Inspiration to try new things in astrology.
* New friends to keep in touch with and join up with when they come to visit my city.
* The knowledge that there is always something to learn in astrology and it is not always a technical detail.
* That in my audience, if the light goes on in only one person’s eyes, I have done my job.
* Thankful for those who enjoyed my talk and their private comments to me afterwards. Thank you. Hugs.


Why I’ll Be Back

I wasn’t always a Canadian. In fact I lived in Africa for most of my life. But Canada is an inclusive country that embraces cultural diversity.

This is good.

There are many options for astrology conferences but to make the most of them you need to know how to have fun at an astrology conference so you get the best from your first, or fiftieth, experience.

If you decide to go to the next Canadian Astrology Conference In Edmonton learn what to pack for an astrology conference to make your event going that much sweeter.

See you at the next one.



September 2017 Astrological Overview


The emerging elemental shift during September is created as the planets change signs and move from fire to earth.


This month three personal planets Mercury, Venus and Mars all enter earthy Virgo. This adjustment inclines towards there being less inspiration and more perspiration brought for all activities as Virgo can get things done.


At the equinox on the 22nd the Sun crosses the celestial equator moving south and enters Libra. This is the start of Fall or Autumn for the northern hemisphere and Spring in the southern hemisphere.

Mercury Stations Direct

Early in the month retrograde Mercury turns direct and releases the hesitation this challenging period has brought.

Full Moon

The dreamy Pisces full Moon happens early on in the month and the later new Moon falls in practical Virgo.



Solar Eclipse Experience from Vancouver with Alison Price – August 21, 2017

by Alison Price

My Eclipse Timeline


I left home and made my way to the Vancouver Art Gallery plaza and Robson Square in the heart of Vancouver.

I found a spot on the steps high up where the early birds had gathered. You know those eclipse watchers that were there before me.



With my super eclipse shades, I began to watch the eclipse and the Moon’s limb slowly crept over the disk of the Sun. Very exciting.

The guy next to me was photographing with a very expensive looking camera. Two young students about aged 19 sat down with two plates of bacon, fried eggs, and toast from the food truck nearby. They proceeded to tuck in and wolf the lot down.


The Moon’s limb reached the center point of the Sun’s disk easing in from the right.

So far it has been a bright and sunny summer’s day in the city. The sky was blue and virtually cloud-free, so perfect eclipse viewing weather. By now it is still very hot and with a slight breeze.


The Moon is now almost two-thirds over the Sun. Is it getting cooler? I believe it may be.

The crowd has grown as more people gather on the steps.

Many are using the pinpoint viewing method of projecting the eclipse onto a card or the back wall.

The excitement was getting palpable.

I tried to take a photo with my eclipse glasses but the shot is a very blurry orange blob. Clearly, I am not a great photographer.

Trying to take a photo through my eclipse shades with my iPhone camera.



Feeling a bit cooler now. Lots of people on the steps. The excitement is stronger as the conversations flow amongst the strangers who have come together at this special moment in time. Keen eclipse they exchange opinions on the best way to view the eclipse.

Keen eclipse watchers exchange opinions on the best way to view the eclipse.

The orange blurry blob is the eclipse.


We are now at maximum coverage for Vancouver at around 78%. It seems strange how the Moon is moving from the right to the left. Now it is as total as it gets and it is definitely cooler now. The crowd is at full capacity on the steps now.

At the maximum the Moon seems to be moving off towards the bottom of the Sun as the thin crescent of the Sun still glares through the light is still strong but not the heat. The shadows seem even longer but how can that be?

At the moment of maximum, the crowd cheers and yells and everyone is smiling. What a super community here in Vancouver.

I am so happy I chose this spot to view the eclipse. The Sun now look orange and nearly red through my super cool shades.

People start to share their viewing screens and some let the flood of lawyers from the courts nearby to see. I cannot tell you the community support and camaraderie here on the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery Plaza.

This is truly a special place to live. I am grateful that my husband brought us here over five years ago.

What teh Sun looks like at greatest eclipse. Still lots of light but a little cooler.


The last solar eclipse I saw was in Phalaborwa on the Tropic of Capricorn at latitude 23S in the southern hemisphere. This solar eclipse is being watched on the forty-ninth parallel at latitude 49N on the Pacific West Coast of Canada.

Where will I see my next solar eclipse? Who knows but I will look in Solar Fire and find one close by or one that I can comfortably travel to.

My notes that were taken on location in Vancouver.

I’ll definitely see you the next eclipse and I may even have special Starzology eclipse shades for you as well in my favourite cantaloupe colour.



Customer Appreciation Week at Starzology

Customer Appreciation Week at Starzology

From Sunday, August 27 to Saturday, September 2, 2017 is customer appreciation week at Starzology.

This is the only week in the year when you can get amazing offers on all services, consultations and readings with me.

Your Chance for a Free Reading

Step 1: Post a Glowing Review on Amazon

Purchase one of my books or eBooks on Amazon, write a glowing review and post it to Amazon here.

Send me a link to your review and receive a 30-minute astrology consultation on your chart valued at $250.

Your Glowing30 minute consultation will be via Skype or in downtown Vancouver.

Your Glowing30 astrology reading will be at a time and date as soon as possible after you post your glowing review. I will contact you and set up a time and date for the consultation that suits both you and me.

Email me your birth date, your birth time and your birth place. Then I will cast your birth chart and schedule a time and date for your glowing 30-minute astrological consultation.

Professional Astrology

Remember I do all the chart calculations and interpretations myself. This is not a computer-generated report. I use my computer to produce a professionally calculated and technically correct birth chart for you which you can use for years to come.

What are you waiting for?

Have a prosperous day,


New Astrology Student Application Letter

Selected Students

My time is limited and I want to spend it in the most productive way I can. Due to this time restraint, I can only teach and mentor a few selected engaged students each year.

I teach and mentor face-to-face to provide you with the very best astrology learning you can get.

Due to this time restraint, I can only teach and mentor a few selected and engaged students each year.

Every year and mainly in August and September I am inundated with requests for classes and lessons from all over the globe. It takes hours for me to respond to endless queries back and forth.

So the system is now changing.

To be considered as a new student with me, either now or in the future,  you need to provide an application letter.

New Student Application Letter

Your application letter should answer the following questions:

  • Why did you choose to me as your teacher?
  • Why do you want to take this particular course, semester or class?
  • How many hours do you have available each week for astrology practice and research?
  • What do you hope to gain from this course?
  • Explain what you already know about astrology.
  • Tell me what you know about your chart.
  • What else would you like to share with me about your aspirations and astrology?

This is to be a handwritten letter either as snail mail or scanned and attached to an email.

Have a prosperous day,



Saturn Return Masterclass – Vancouver

Saturn Returns and the Third Age – Master Class

with Alison Price

I will be running a Saturn Return master class intensive in September. The exact date is still to be determined but it will probably be on a weekday evening or Saturday afternoon.

Venue: Downtown Vancouver TBA

Date: September 2017

Time: 7pm – 9pm or 2pm – 4pm

Cost: Early bird prepay via PayPal $15 or cash at the door $30.


Early bird cut-off is at 12 noon on the day of the master class. The exact date is still to be determined.

Space is limited. There are only 8 spots available for this master class.

Please provide your birth details when you register so I can prepare your graphic ephemeris for your Saturn return. If you sign up too late I will not have time to do this.

Saturn Returns and the Third Age Master Class

This two hour intensive will look at the dynamics of Saturn returns in general and the second Saturn return in particular.

Part 1

The astrology of Saturn returns and how to assess the strength and effect of an individual Saturn return and how they will affect your clients.

Part 2

Exploring the second Saturn return that occurs at around age 59-60 years and the implications for you and your clients and how to navigate these special times of life.

Who should attend

This is an intermediate astrology class.

You should have a working knowledge of natal astrology and some idea of transits.

Bring your chart.

You can check out my frequently asked questions and see some of my gracious testimonials from people like you.

Other master classes

Business Kick Start Master Class

If you have any questions please contact me in the form below, via email or on Instagram @starzology.



Your Second Saturn Return – Astrology for the Third Age

by Alison Price

Your Second Saturn Return

Astrology for the Third Age

Discover more on your Saturn returns in general.


As you pass the age of sixty, and even the in the year coming up to your 60th birthday, the planets make a special contact to your birth chart as Saturn once more returns to its natal position.

This is where it was the day you were born and Saturn takes around thirty years to make one full pass through the zodiac.

Your first Saturn return happened at about age twenty-nine to thirty and the second Saturn return occurs at around age fifty-nine to sixty.

Saturn is the timekeeper of the zodiac and brings a time for you to recalibrate back to your core values as shown in your natal chart.

You can make the most of your second Saturn return by accepting the following:

  • You know who you are
  • You are mature
  • You know what you can and can’t do
  • You know your limitations both physical and mental
  • You consider starting a new business
  • You become the mistress or master of your own life

The Astrology of your Saturn Return

Your Saturn returns can happen in one of two ways. It all depends on the movement of Saturn at the time of your return. This movement is determined by the angular relationship Saturn has with the Sun in the transit chart.

If the Sun is square or sextile Saturn it will not be the Saturn retrograde that happens once a year.

Your Saturn return could be short as a one hit transit or prolonged if there is a three contact transit.

One Contact Return

In a one conjunction Saturn return the influence will be in orb for ten days beforehand and ten days afterwards the exact date.

If it is one single Saturn return you will immediately recalibrate back to all your natal aspects to Saturn.

Three Contact Return

If you are fortunate to receive a three contact Saturn return the transit can be for as long as three months as you experience an extended Saturn return that is more powerful and life changing.

There will be a first direct hit, then a second retrograde contact and finally the third contact.

  • The initial contact will set the stage for all this Saturn return favours.
  • The second contact makes you revise any plans or opinions about your life.
  • The third and final contact brings closure to the things initially opened at the first contact of the return.

Natal Saturn Direct

If your natal Saturn is direct and you get one transit it will be a relatively painless return. A Saturn return like this is short and sweet.

If your natal Saturn is direct and you get a three pass Saturn return it will draw out. The natal issues relating to Saturn and it’s complex in your chart as shown by the sign, house and aspects that you natal Saturn has.

Each contact will be reinforced in a prolonged Saturn return and you will have more time to assess and process the changes taking place in your life.

Natal Saturn Retrograde

If your natal Saturn is retrograde and you receive one direct contact from Saturn it will be refreshing and the positive side of Saturn will be available to you.

If your natal Saturn is retrograde and you receive a three hit Saturn return it will seem more familiar. The hesitation that comes from the Saturn retrograde will be reinforced through the aspects that you already have in your natal chart.

When to Expect Your Second Saturn Return

Your second Saturn return happens when Saturn does a full second cycle and returns to the sign it was in when you were born.

If your Saturn is in Sagittarius you may have just experienced the Saturn return or it may still be coming up until December 2017.

If your natal Saturn is in Capricorn you will get your Saturn return between the time December 2017 to March  2020.

If your natal Saturn is in Aquarius your Saturn return will happen from March 2020 to March 2023.

If your natal Saturn is in Pisces you will get a Saturn return somewhere between 2023 and May 2025.

The Third Age

Your second Saturn return is like a passage of life. Everyone’s life is different and if you were married or not or have kids or grandchildren the situation will differ from person to person.

But there are main themes for the third age of Saturn.

Now you are free to do more. The constraints and demands of reproduction have passed as most women are now through their menopause and cannot have children. They may be called crones or elders.

The grown up kids may have moved out, gone to college or got married.

Your parents may have gone. Even your husband or wife may have shuffled off.

This time is for you to master yourself and to draw the line about people or things that demand too much from you.

You may downsize your home and find a smaller place and change things.

You are not responsible for so many things and now you can concentrate on yourself.

Now your duty is to yourself. You can approach life with renewed energy and accomplish things you have only dreamed of before.

Now you can:

  • Be free from responsibilities of a family or a husband.
  • Know that retirement is a dirty word
  • Travel
  • Make new friends
  • Get more education
  • Explore your creativity
  • Be a mentor for others
  • Have a simpler life
  • Get a smart phone
  • Eat nourishing and quality food
  • Exercise as you see fit
  • Volunteer your time
  • Upgrade your wardrobe and style
  • Get new hair and makeup
  • Love your grandchildren

Each second Saturn return will be different for everyone but the core meaning will remain.

If you plan carefully you will have a new lease on life and can do what you have always wanted to do on your own terms.


Your Saturn Returns

by Alison Price

Your Saturn Returns

The Saturn Return is becoming one of the most talked about astrological events in people’s lives.

It is the third most popular astrological topic for the general public after, “What is your sign?” and  “Did you survive Mercury retrograde?”

Everone receives a Saturn return or two or three during their lives. If you are over thirty you have already experienced one and have more to come.

When to Expect Your Saturn Returns

First Saturn return – Age 29/30

Second Saturn return – Age 58/59

Third Saturn return Age 87/88

Saturn and the Ages

Saturn is a broad timekeeper and marks the passage of life.

Before your first Saturn return you are in the first age. the second age occurs after your first Saturn return.

The third age begins after your second Saturn return and the fourth age starts after your third Saturn return.

The First Age

The first age is from birth to your first Saturn return at age 30. This period of life takes you from child to adult to responsible person. In these years you learn to do as you are told up to a point. Those in authority like teachers, parents the government and older people will dictate how you should behave.

In these years you learn to do as you are told up to a point. Those in authority like teachers, your parents, the government and older people will dictate how you should behave.

Maturity. You get in your lane and you know your place. Your duty is to your parents. You learn the rules. You are looked after by others but you struggle to be autonomous. You get honours for yourself.

Keyword – Crisp.

The Second Age

The second age covers the years of life from 30-60 this stage of your life are the mature years when you are responsible for other kids and holding down a job or taking a mortgage. You may do traditional things and do what is expected by your betters and elders.

You may do traditional things and do what is expected by your betters and elders.

Now you consolidate your worldly achievements whatever they are. You have a duty to your spouse, kids and your boss to reproduce and play by the rules. You look after others. You are honour bound.

Keyword – Solid.

The Third Age

The third age starts at age sixty and lasts for thirty years until the age of ninety. In this age you get more time for yourself and the responsibilities of earlier years often fall away.

You have mastery. Your duty is to yourself. You have some personal achievements. You can rewrite the rules you live by. You look after yourself. You are honoured as you choose to do things for others.

Keyword – Capable.

The Fourth Age

The fourth age begins very late in life at age ninety. This is the final Saturn return the fourth one. 

Not everyone will make it this far but more do every year. Now you will spend each day carefully living your life as if it were your last day on Earth. Time is precious.

You have limitations. You ignore the rules. You have a duty to a higher order. You are looked after (physically and spiritually). You become honoured for time and longevity.

Keyword – Tired.

Each Saturn return will be fully explored in future posts. I look forward to sharing my insights with your so you can navigate these special times in your life. Please bear with me.



Astrological Forecasting Techniques

by Alison Price


Astrological forecasting is a popular use for astrology and many people come to astrology exactly for the predictions you can get.

But not all forecasting techniques are created equal. Some are easy to understand and some are more complex.

Forecasting is in two broad sectors, the direct forecasting methods and the indirect forecasting techniques.

Direct Forecasting

Direct forecasting techniques use the current positions of the planets in the sky as we speak. You need an ephemeris for transit work.

Examples of direct forecasting techniques are:

Indirect Forecasting

The indirect forecasting techniques are often those that equate one day’s planetary movement to one year of life. They are also known as symbolic forecasting techniques.

Examples of indirect forecasting techniques are:

  • Secondary progressions
  • Solar arc directions (Venus arc directions etc.)

Forecasting Techniques You Need to Know

Most astrology students learn the forecasting techniques in the following order:

  1. Transits
  2. Secondary progressions
  3. Eclipses
  4. Solar returns
  5. Graphic ephemeris
  6. Solar arc directions
  7. Other (primary directions, firdaria etc.)

Learn to Love Transits

It is common to learn transits first.

Many astrologers only use transits as they are easier to learn. Every Sun sign horoscope column relies on transits only and this makes transits the most popular forecasting method in any astrologer’s repertoire.


“Transits are the most popular forecasting method.”


If you work on several charts and need to do the forecasting then if you know that Uranus will change signs into Taurus in May 2018 it will do so for everyone.

Once you know a transit movement you can use that knowledge for every single chart you every look at. This makes transits the go to astrological forecasting technique.

Everyone needs to know transits.

Secondary Progressions

The second most popular forecasting technique is conveniently called secondary progressions.

In this case, the movement of a planet for each day of life from birth is symbolised as the corresponding yearly movement.

If you are thirty-three then you will cast a secondary progressed chart for the thirty-third day after your birthday and use the planet’s positions that day to cast the secondary progressed chart.

Each person’s secondary progressed chart is different. No two are the same unless you were born at the same time, date and place.

This means it is more work for the astrologer because it is almost as another chart to read. Professional astrologers will probably use secondary progressions for your full forecasting picture.

Solar Returns

In a solar return chart you cast a chart each year for the exact time the Sun returns to its natal position.

If your birth Sun is at 15 degrees 45 minutes of Virgo then each year when the Sun returns to the precise position you cast another chart.

Each year you will have a new solar return chart.

People with the same birth date (but not the same year) will have similar solar return charts but not exactly the same.

So, everyone born on September 15th will have the Moon here and Venus there in their solar return chart but the ascendant will be different.

This makes solar return charts popular as they are based on the transits of the day and astrologers know where the Sun and Moon are and the other planets.

Graphic Ephemeris

The graphic ephemeris is a special diagram that has to be read by the astrologer and it typically shows the superior planets and their cycles over a year or two. See image.

This is probably the most useful tool I personally use in my astrological forecasting.


Solar and lunar eclipses are transits and are special due to the close alignment of the Sun, Moon and the Earth on the eclipse day.

Eclipses can be further broken down into:

  • General eclipse forecasts
  • Personal eclipse forecasts
  • Collective eclipse forecasts

Solar Arc Directions

In solar arc directed charts you take the progressed movement of the Sun (as found in the secondary progressed chart) and add the longitudinal measurement to all the planets positions at birth. From this you will create a new chart called the solar arc directed chart.

From this you will create a new chart called the solar arc directed chart.

If your natal sun is at 15 Virgo and you are 33 years old you add 33 to 15 Virgo and the result is 18 Libra. This is the position of your solar arc directed Sun.

You do the same for the other planets. Add the Sun’s movement to every planet in your chart and find the new placement which will be 33 degrees further in the zodiac.

In a solar arc directed chart the aspects between the planets remain the same but the planets change house and sign.

The solar arc directed chart changes slightly every day as you get older.

How Much to Learn in Forecasting

How much you have to learn about astrological forecasting depends on who you are now and who you want to be later. There are 5 levels of astrologer and you can see where you fit in.

Hobbyist Astrologer

If you are simply trying to learn some more about astrology to make your life easier and more understandable then stick to transits.

Student Astrologer

If you are a student astrologer and plan to be a professional astrologer one day then learn transits first and the work down the list, (secondary progressions, solar returns, solar arc directions, eclipses and other).

Professional Astrologer

To be a professional astrologer you really do need to know at least four forecasting techniques.

They will compliment each other and underline the trends in the clients forecasting picture.

You are a Client

If you are a member of the public and you are looking for a professional consulting astrologer then do yourself a favour and find one who does advanced forecasting techniques.

Ask your prospective astrologer, “Which forecasting techniques will you use when you do my predictions?” and see what their answer is.


“Which forecasting techniques will you use when you do my predictions?”


If they only use transits be wary as they may not be fully trained in the more complicated astrological forecasting techniques.

This may imply they do not have a broad astrological education.

Creative Growth

If you have got this far then you will likely want to grow your astrological forecasting techniques and begin to understand the differences in each one.

To be a better astrologer you need to know these things.

Forecasting often separates the “men from the boys” in the astrology world.




Your Astrology Questions Answered – Ask Alison – #askalison

by Alison Price

Ask Alison – #askalison

From now on you can ask me an astrology related question, (or other questions if you like but really astrology is my thing), and I will answer them here on the Starzology blog.

I have set up a side menu cleverly titled, “Reader’s Questions” (yes, I know), and each one that I answer will be posted there as well.

How to Ask Your Question

You can use the contact form on my contact page or the contact form below this page.

You can contact me through Patreon and message me there.

You can contact me on Instagram by following me @starzology. Use the hashtag #askalison

I am usually on Instagram daily but not Facebook so much anymore.

What to Ask

Ask specifics like Joel did in his question, “Is financial astrology lucrative?” or “What orb do you use for quintiles?” or “What is an orb?”

How I Can Help You

My main strengths, and why you visit this site, is to give you inspiration for you to enrich your life with astrology.

I aim to help everyday people learn a little more.

I also help student astrologers who are grappling with technical issues.

I like to help aspiring astrologers go from being an amateur astrologer to a paid professional astrologer and in this area I can help you with the business of astrology and how to set up your astrology practice.

What Not to Ask

Please do not ask me to read your chart or to tell you what 2018 has in store for you.

Please do not ask other long personal questions like, “My Sun is retrograde in Libra opposite my husband’s Moon, but the Pluto transit in 2012 trined Chiron and now I don’t know how I feel about him. What should I do?”

I can’t answer these types of questions if they need me to cast a chart or prepare a reading. I’m sure you understand.

This type of question needs a one hour reading and I am happy to help you with those as well.

I look forward to hearing from you.




“Is Financial Astrology Lucrative?” – A Reader’s Question

by Alison Price

“Can you tell me if Financial Astrology is lucrative? I would like to earn money as an astrologer. What do you think is the best way to learn financial astrology?”

This is a question I received from a reader like you about making money as a financial astrologer. This query comes up often and I have answered it below.


“Is Financial Astrology Lucrative?”

Whether financial astrology is lucrative depends. There is not a “yes” or “no” answer.

It depends on who you are and what you know.

As an astrologer, it really hinges on your own natal chart. For all questions like these, we would look to your unique birth chart

Ask yourself the following about your own chart:

Do I have the natal promise for income from financial astrology or even regular astrology for that matter?

Do I have planets in my second house?

Are they unafflicted?

Where is Uranus (the planet that rules astrology) and what is its condition?

Is Uranus unafflicted and that means it has no squares or oppositions from the malefics?

Is my second house ruler strong, direct and well-placed?

Then you would assess the Midheaven its ruler and the tenth house for your entrepreneurial skills.

  • What is the sign?
  • Who is the ruler?
  • Where are they placed?
  • Is your most elevated planet conjoined the Midheaven?

You may like to consider how to set up and run a prosperous astrology business.

Then look to your eleventh house for income from a business you own.

And let’s not forget the oriental planet that will indicate your vocation and what really moves you.

“I would like to earn money as an astrologer.”

This is a career choice that you are trying to make.

When you read your first chart and charge a fee then you are making money as an astrologer.

The point here is the words “making money” as that means different things to different people.

The question may be, “Do you have enough money?

Income of US$1-1000 per month

Many astrologers do make some money from astrology. Anything from US$1 to US$999 per month.

Many astrologers work in this area with a variable income that can vary each month and it depends on how many charts they read and other activities.

Income of over US$1000 per month

Some astrologers make a reasonable amount. Here the benchmark is more than US$1000 per month. So that is around US$12000 per year.

But, does it provide for a full time living off astrology alone?

Perhaps not, but it does augment your day job, and it provides an outlet for the creative work that astrology can be.

If you live in Africa (as I did for over thirty years) or Asia you are likely to find this adequate income.

Income of over US$5000 per month

Very few astrologer fall into this category but it can be done. Here the income is enough to sustain astrology as a full-time job, career and vocation and you can comfortably budget for tax at around 20%.

With a net income of US$4000, anyone can manage, even those of us living in expensive cities in the first world.

You can look at the five levels of astrologer and see where you are and map out yoru career path using this a guideline.

“What do you think is the best way to learn financial astrology?”

Let us assume that you already know basic chart reading and you can you interpret a chart with confidence.

Financial astrology falls into two camps:

Do you want to follow the stock exchanges, forex and financial markets and earn money through your general fiscal information and tips?


Do you want to help everyday people to make good financial decisions based on their own natal chart and what it suggests for investments and luck?

Either way, you need to fully understand the dynamics of a chart, the four financial house and two financial planets. In other words your money planets.

Where to next?

You have to be confident in basic astrology in the first place.

You have to understand financial markets, economics etc.

You should be tracking your own financial upliftment that has happened through your own decisions based on the astrology in your chart.

You should already be giving astrological financial advice to family and friends.


Always look to your own natal chart for guidance on when to start an astrology business, how to name your astrology business.

Investigate the messages from the forecasting techniques of current transits, solar arc directions and solar returns, secondary progressions and eclipses.