Wine and the zodiac actually have a lot in common.
Both have elements that change over time and have seasons and situations in which they shine best.
Each sign in the zodiac wheel compliments the others in a specific way, just as wines compliment different foods. There are already so many resources out there about how to pair food and wine.
Today I’m going to do something a little different and tell you which wine compliments your zodiac sign and why.
Aries and Petite Sirah
Petite Sirah Profile
Style: Full Body, Dry, High Tannin, High Alcohol
Flavors: Sugar Plum, Blueberry, Dark Chocolate, Black Pepper, Black Tea
Though it’s a common California wine, Petite Sirah comes from a French grape called “Peloursin”. This is a rare grape, with a very flavorful profile. This wine is popular for its bold, fruity flavors which contrast its dark red color.
Aries is the first sign in the zodiac wheel. It falls under the Fire element.
As the first sign, Aries is open to new opportunities. They move through life knowing that they’re leading the way for a new adventure, even if their adventures are short lived.
As a fire sign, Aries tend to have bold emotions at all times. It is not unlike an Aries to show some tough love.
To an Aries it means they are doing right by you. This blunt honesty is what makes them a loyal friend and lover.
Petit Sirah Pairing
Petite Sirah is full of aggressive sweet and bitter notes. Similar to Aries, who are bold in their own right, giving you a refreshing solution to a problem.
Within all its powerful flavors, Petite Sirah is good for your health. The bitterness is an effect of the high level of tannins in this kind of wine.
Like an Aries’ brutal honesty can leave a sour taste in your mouth, so can a Petite Sirah.
Among its sweet notes of blueberries and sugar plums, Petite Sirahs have the bitterness of dark chocolate and black pepper to spice things up.
Life is never boring with an Aries, this flavorful wine pairing will not disappoint.
Leo and Champagne
Style: Light Body, High Acidity, Intensely Dry
Flavors: Citrus, Peach, White Cherry, Almond, Toasty
Champagne comes in a variety of brut, dry, and sweet bodies with deep flavors that pair great with seafood or crunchy appetizers.
You know Champagne as the world’s go-to bubbly used to celebrate special occasions like weddings, holidays, and Friday nights.
July 23 – August 22 | The Lion
Strength: Ambitious, Loyal, Generous, Enthusiastic, Leader
Weakness: Egoistic, Lazy, Stubborn, Arrogant
Out of all the Fire signs, Leos yearns most to make an impression.
In fact, it’s their number one priority. Their personality is powerful and attractive making them hard to miss.
As far as love languages go, this Fire sign is most fluent in Words of Affirmation. As much as they receive compliments, they’ll give them right back to you.
Leo’s warm heart and eagerness to do well in everything they set out to do is what makes up their magnetic confidence and loyalty.
However, if Leos are mistreated, they won’t hesitate to move on from what is making them unhappy.
A Leo’s loyalty is unmatched so long as it’s reciprocated.
They know what they deserve and will not budge. Fire signs need the proper attention to feel someone is worth the affection they are giving.
When you don’t fulfill the needs of a Leo, their confidence dwindles. Just like a Champagne left unattended, that can’t help but go flat.
Both Champagne and Leos can be dry or sweet depending on their style.
Regardless of the details, there is no better pair to celebrate with than Leos and Champagne.
Sagittarius and Malbec
Style: Full Body, Dry, Low Acidity, Low Tannin, High Alcohol
Flavors: Red Plum, Blackberry, Vanilla, Tobacco, Cocoa
Like many other wines, Malbec originated in France. However, most vineyards that produce this wine are in Argentina.
Malbec has a deep and sweet full body bound to leave you wanting more. It’s cocoa and vanilla tones give this red wine a smooth finish every time.
November 22 – December 21 | The Archer
Strength: Idealistic, Adventurous, Persistent, Optimistic, Romantic
Weakness: Competitive, Impulsive, Impatient, Overachiever, Blunt
Sagittarians are the social butterflies among the zodiac. They are known to be very positive and outgoing. They are always up for sharing information with others.
As the Archer, they seek out as much knowledge as they can find.
A Sagittarian’s curiosity is limitless especially regarding love, philosophy, and religion. They yearn to be free, therefore knowledge and adventure is what they pursue most. This can make them a bit stubborn, as they hate being told the can’t do something.
Malbec is a fun and strong wine with strong notes of oak and black fruits.
As the last of the Fire signs, Sagittarians can be as aggressive in their passion as they are in their truth-seeking.
Unlike other wines, a Malbec’s finish does not last, and the same can be said with the adventures of a Sagittarius.
Just like Aries, Sagittarians are very good at starting new ventures but are not the best as finishing them. Without looking back at how their last one ended, they’ll embark on a new one.
Taurus and Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon Profile
Style: Full Body, Dry, High Tannin, High Alcohol
Flavors: Black Cherry, Black Currant, Baking Spices, Cedar
Cabernet Sauvignon is among the safest choices when selecting a red wine. It has a strong full body with a balance of fruits and spices.
This California wine is easy to pair with a variety of unexpected foods.
Sure, red meat is an obvious pairing, but get yourself some dark chocolate with this wine, and you’ll be dreaming about it later.
April 20 – May 20 | The Bull
Strength: Loyal, Dependable, Patient, Grounded
Weakness: Possessive, Aggressive, Uncompromising
Earth signs tend to do things to get rewarded.
Taurus is no exception. People who fall under this sign will work hard for the benefits they earn.
Along with their work ethic, a Taurus is dependable knowing that they will earn respect and other prizes.
However, they know it’s a two-way street and remain aware that their work is ongoing.
This is where their patience comes in.
As hopeless of a romantic as they can be, a Taurus is always on the defense.
You must first earn their trust before they feel safe giving you theirs in return.
Cabernet Sauvignon Pairing
Cabernet Sauvignon is a sensual red wine that you learn to love and trust – not unlike a Taurus.
The sensual undertones of the wine’s flavor evoke black fruits and spices.
These undertones are found in Taurians too, they’re one of the most sensual signs on the wheel.
Both the sign and wine have a range of earthy flavors with a strong body, and dry style.
Virgo and Chardonnay
Style: Full Body, Dry, Medium Acidity, High Alcohol, Little to No Tanning
Flavors: Yellow Apple, Starfruit, Pineapple, Vanilla, Butter
Chardonnay was originally harvested in large quantities in the Burgundy region of France. The variety of flavors a Chardonnay offers is not limited to the list above.
When fermented and aged in oak, it develops spicy, almost bourbon-like notes, making it the rich white wine we love.
August 23 – September 22 | The Maiden
Strength: Strong, Hardworking, Observant, Analytical, Sophisticated
Weakness: Intense, Dominating, Perfectionist, Shy
Virgos have a very practical way of making their plans.
Like Taurus, this Earth sign doesn’t mind putting in the work, as they realize how the little things can add up to the big picture.
Virgos are known to be the most sophisticated on the zodiac wheel. Both their work and honest advice are delivered clearly so that you won’t misunderstand what they mean.
It is their graceful advice and willingness to help that make Virgos great friends.
It takes a lot of dedication to make Chardonnay the elegant wine it is, much like the dedication Virgos put into their own craft.
Virgos are sophisticated in the way they talk, work, and carry themselves.
Some call it perfectionism, Virgos call it attention to detail.
Virgos are loved for their ability to compliment all the other signs just as Chardonnays are loved for their versatility in food pairing.
Capricorn and Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc Profile
Style: Light Body, Dry, Low Alcohol, Low Tannin, High Acidity
Flavors: Gooseberry, Honeydew Melon, Grapefruit, White Peach, Passion Fruit
It’s hard to confuse Sauvignon Blanc with other white wines (like Chardonnay).
When compared, you’ll note Sauvignon Blanc is full of acidity and herbal flavors.
This rich white wine is widely produced as the grape can be grown almost anywhere. The result, Sauvignon Blanc comes in a variety of ranges – from lean to bountiful.
December 22 – January 19 | The Goat
Strength: Responsible, Disciplined, Ambitious, Practical
Weakness:Inability to be Wrong, Pessimistic, Unforgiving
Capricorns will tell you they are the “Greatest Of All Time” or these days, G.O.A.T.
This earth sign is a determined sign which doesn’t need to be asked to do what they know needs to be done.
Along with their practical sense of duty, they always strive for success. Yet they are fully aware that their success will take time. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day. That’s an Earth sign for you.
Sauvignon Blanc Compatibility
Capricorns are dry with their emotions, much like Sauvignon Blanc. This is due to a Capricorn’s view of the world and their diligent traits.
Sauvignon Blanc is one-part fruits and one-part earthy notes matching Capricorn’s element perfectly.
Gemini and Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend Profile
Style: Full Body, High Tannin, High Alcohol, Medium Acidity, Dry
Flavors: Black Currant, Black Cherry, Graphite, Chocolate, Dried Herbs
A Bordeaux Blend is made up of grapes used for red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, in addition to other grapes harvested within the same region of France.
The uses of multiple grapes make this wine a sweet, dark, red blend with high tannins and a strong body.
Perfect for red meat pairings with very little seasoning.
May 21 – June 20 | The Twins
Strength: Intellectual, Versatile, Social, Cheerful
Weakness: Gossipy, Indecisive, Superficial, Anxious
Gemini is one of the signs that tends to earn a bad reputation. They have a two-faced stigma as their personality is ever changing.
The reality is that Geminis are too smart for their own good.
They can adapt to any environment they are in, and behave accordingly.
Air elements will demonstrate an ease of going with the flow, and Gemini is no exception.
Geminis also love to talk your ear off, but it’s hard to not enjoy a Gemini’s company.
Their charm is contagious, and it’s almost impossible not to learn from them.
Bordeaux Blend Compatibility
Can you blame me for picking out a Blend for the Twins? Much like Bordeaux Blend is mixed to balance well, Geminis have their own mix.
It should be said that as versatile as Geminis come, you never really know which Gemini you’ll get.
Just as you never know which grapes are within the Bordeaux Blend you choose.
Though the flavor of the wine varies in strengths (either sweet or citrusy), the wine stays true to its notes. As do Geminis to themselves.
Moscatos are among the sweet white wines with fruity notes.
Unlike the majority of the wines mentioned, Moscato is an Italian wine made with the Muscat Grape.
There are different Moscato styles which include Bubbly, Still, Pink, Red, or Dessert Moscato.
This wine can be made into several styles depending on which Muscat grape is used, and how.
September 23 – October 21 | The Scales
Strength: Fair, Charming, Diplomatic, Easy Going, Imaginative
Weakness: Indecisive, Bad Temper, People Pleasers, Overthinker
Libras are towards the center of the zodiac wheel, and you can see a noticeable change in the signs that follow. The first six signs of the zodiac focus more on their individual needs. While the signs that follow Libras care more about their impact on others.
As the Scales, Libras constantly analyze if should they be kinder or harsher depending on how others treat them. This constant mental back and forth is what feeds their indecisiveness.
Libras and Moscatos always leave a good impression.
A Moscato wine is sweet and aromatic, while balanced with acidity and a mineral finish.
Libras are all about finding and providing balance. Be it in work or relationships, they find comfort in harmony.
Libras don’t care to change for most people. To do so, would tip the balance scale and would be unfair to their own desires.
Though a Muscat grape can fit into any type of Moscato, the wine will always stay true to its flavor and body, no matter the color.
An Aquarius showers us with their knowledge and ideas, as a Water Bearer showers people with their gift of water.
This Air sign is all about making humanity great.
They look to encourage others to do better because they see the world as a clock that runs on many gears. If one piece fails, the clock doesn’t work. They apply this philosophy to themselves as well – always trying to improve on their weaknesses.
Pinot Noir Pairing
Both Aquarians and Pinot Noir are dry, yet smooth. A Pinot Noir wine’s finish is smooth though its body is light with high acidity.
In comparison, Aquarians are not ones to lead with emotions. They can be dry in their efforts to communicate how they feel. They believe their actions will speak for themselves.
Just as an Aquarius is progressive, Pinot Noir is one of those wines that increase in finesse with age.
Cancer and Riesling
Style: Light Body, Little Tannins, High Acidity, Off-Dry, Low Alcohol
Flavors: Lime, Green Apple, Beeswax, Jasmine, Petrol
Rieslings are an aromatic white wine that was first produced in Germany, making it stand out from the French and California wine crowds.
It was turned into a classic table wine for its ability to pair well with savory and sweet foods.
June 21 – July 22 | The Crab
Strength: Kind, Creative, Family Oriented, Tough
Weakness: Hot-Headed, Immature, Moody, Overthinkers, Emotional
Cancer signs are deeply empathetic, as all water signs are.
Cancers are driven by their nurturing needs and seek to have a family when all is said and done.
Though they wear their hearts on their sleeve, Cancers aren’t weak. As the Crab, Cancers have a tough exterior and will be strong when they need to be, especially to protect their loved ones.
There’s a sense of moodiness to both Cancers and Rieslings.
While Cancers have a sweet demeanor, their temper is strong. Cancers are quick to react based on their emotions.
Rieslings, too have plenty of strength. They can range from tasting really sweet to bone dry.
The sweetness of a Riesling is controlled during the fermentation process. It’s not so much up to the grape’s nature as it is on the maker’s influence.
Like a Cancer’s empathetic nature, which has a tendency of getting away from them.
Scorpio and Merlot
Style: Full Body, Extra Dry, High Tannin, Medium Acidity, High Alcohol
Flavors: Cherry, Plum, Chocolate, Bay Leaf, Vanilla
Merlot is one of those wines that stand out in the crowd. It has vibrant black cherry flavors and great depth.
Due to its complimenting flavors and chocolatey finish, Merlot is a wine can mix well with other full body wines, like Cabernet Sauvignon.
October 22 – November 21 | The Scorpion
Positive: Loyal, Passionate, Determined, Intuitive, Empathetic
Negative: Secretive, Intense, Emotional, Jealous, Flirtatious
Scorpios are one of the other signs that get a bad reputation. If you ask around, people will tell you that Scorpios are the most intense, but this is due to their passion.
They hate small talk, for example, and would much rather just get to the point.
A Scorpio’s keen sense of intuition is what helps them know if a person is lying, or being shady.
They also know who is good and will be fiercely loyal with whom they trust.
Break that trust, however, and it’s game over for whoever wronged them.
A Merlot starts bitter (or intense, if you will) with sweet tones to finish it off.
If you don’t pay attention, you’ll miss it the uniqueness of this full body wine.
We can learn to appreciate a Scorpio, in the same way we appreciate a Merlot.
Scorpio’s sweetness comes through in their passion and loyalty.
To a Water sign like Scorpio, loyalty means never revealing secrets. This type of loyalty, along with their protective nature, is what makes them irreplaceable in friendships and love.
Rosé is a wine that does not come from a specific grape. Instead, it can be made from a variety of grapes that are used to make fuller bodied wines.
Grapes found in Rosé include, but are not limited to, Pinot Noir, Syrah, Sangiovese, and Grenaché.
Contrary to popular belief, Rosé does not come from mixing wines. And though doing so is prohibited in many places, the region of Champagne, France is not one of them. Ergo, the Rosé Champagne we all know and love.
February 19 – March 20 | The Fish
Strength: Artistic, Compassionate, Intuitive, Gentle
Weakness: Fearful, Too Trusting, Head in the Clouds, Play the Victim
Pisces is both the last Water sign of the bunch and the last sign in the zodiac wheel.
Perhaps this order is what makes up Pisces traits, as they encompass a little from all the signs.
Though Pisces like to keep to themselves, there’s no denying they are focused, selfless, and easy going.
After all, they are the Fish of the wheel, so they just keep swimming.
Like their Water sign companions, they are very empathetic and protective of their hearts.
Their eagerness to make others happy can be taken advantage of. Knowing this, they will be kind, but never a pushover. They can tell people’s bad intentions from miles away.
Just like a Rosé can be composed of a variety of grapes that come from other wines, a Pisces is shaped like their zodiac family.
When hanging out with a Pisces, it’s never dull. Like with any Rosé you choose, it is always a fun and unique experience.
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Fun Fact: he is a Pisces-Aries Cusp being born on March 20th.
Every year more and more people from all walks of life turn to astrology for answers to questions in their lives.
Many individuals want to learn astrology, although they have no plan to be a full time, or even a part-time, astrologer. Many people want to know for their own pleasure.
This is the handbook that compliments the Starzology Beginner Astrologer’s Course available One-on-One with Alison (available now) and pre-recorded classes (coming soon).
Use it as a guide to the intricacies of an astrology chart. This is book one of three and the other books in this series are;
The Intermediate Astrologer’s Course Handbook (available soon)
The Advanced Astrologer’s Course Handbook (available soon).
This book will guide you to focus on key pointers in a birth chart, so you can get to read a chart quickly and confidently.
The Benefits of Astrology
To understand how knowing some astrology benefits you.
It is a little like knowing something about body language.
For example, if someone has their arms folded, it is a powerful signal that they are not open to what you have to say.
This is basic stuff, but great information that you can use every time you speak to someone who has already shut you out because you now can do something else or approach them differently to reach them in other ways.
I see astrology like this.
With a little astrology knowledge, you can connect with people in a better way through the understanding of their core personality, characteristics and behaviors as shown through their birth chart.
Your life was mapped out with core characteristics from the day you were born. The knack is knowing how to read a birth chart.
New Book to Help You
This book is for you if you are at the start of your astrological journey.
It is for anyone who wants to get to grips with astrology fast, and someone who does not have time to waste on the tons of details in astrology.
Learn about the importance of staying on the high roads and leaving the back roads and windy paths for another day.
You can spend the rest of your life learning more and more about astrology, but you do not need to know everything right now.
You are at the start of your astrological journey, and this book will guide you towards what is immediately important and what can be left for another day.
If you have reached a period in your life when time is critical, and you do not have three years to spend learning something new, then this book is for you.
I use a lot of Astro Art in my astrology practice, and I want to share it with you.
This book is rich in chart imagery with simple visuals that have a powerful message.
You can see some of the Astro Art that I share on my Instagram “Starzology” feed as well.
There is only so much time and energy that I have already put into this work.
There are two semesters of eight chapters each.
The two semesters comprise the full Level 1 work for the Starzology Academy of Astrology and these chapters are considered first-year astrology learning.
Additionally, and to help you grow as an astrologer, you are expected to do sixteen hours of independent study for each semester.
Aspiring Astrologer Activities
The Aspiring Astrology activities are after each chapter. These are like your homework and can be related to every chart that you do from now on into the future.
The astronomer Carl Sagan once said, “We are all made of starstuff.”
This quote relates to how the universe formed, and that the heavier elements were birthed through the life and death of stars. I’m not saying I fully understand the actual scientific process, but I like the idea.
Starz in Art
I use stars in many of my patterns. But not all stars are created equal. The number of points in a star is critical to the meaning and ultimately the vibration of the star.
My favourite star is the five pointed star which has a point at 72 degree increments. When a circle of 360 degrees is divided by five the result is 72 degrees.
I named my business Starzology to tap into this energy. Every time you say a name, like Starzology, you confer the meaning of the word to the entity or person.
This is why you should call your honey, well, “honey” or “babe” rather than “pumpkin” or “cockroach” when you say, “It’s a pet name, she knows what I mean,” as this nickname practice weakens the person through conference, and you want to avoid that.
The Creativity of Five
Five is a powerful number used in astrology for three reasons (you’d think I could come up with five reasons ha ha).
The fifth zodiac sign is Leo the Lion which is the most creative sign.
The fifth house is all about restoration, procreation and creation. The act of giving birth to your creative projects is sourced in the fifth house of your birth chart.
The quintile aspect is the 72 degree aspect of creativity and genius. It indicates where the genius is in your life. Check which planets are in a quintile aspect to each other to understand how this energy is flowing in your life.
Confer your Brand
If you have an actual word like “star” in you business artistic name, use it to promote your art.
If your name is Emerald City Art, use green and crystals to promote your art.
Look at the site RedBubble is red. The logo letters “RB” are round and fat just like a bubble.
The principle of conference works when you sleep.
Conferring your name, or your art business name, you will let the universe know you are in business.
“I saw an angel in the marble, then carved and carved to set her free.” Michelangelo
Allow me to share with you my experiences as an artist and an astrologer. I have been combining astrology and art for many years. Now I am happy to have found RedBubble to showcase my original art pieces for you.
The world has moved on, and in the digital creation arena is where I feel compelled to express myself. From my creator studio in downtown Vancouver, I enjoy expressing myself via the colourful creations I produce.
The language of astrology is created through the symbols and glyphs that are used in astrology charts. These complex shapes and sigils, when skillfully combined, will make sentences which ultimately tell a story.
Your personal astrology chart, and the symbols and patterns they contain, can help you explore the deeper meaning of your life through the symbolic language of astrology.
When the symbols are in your chart, it will be the story of your life. This is exciting isn’t it?
These symbols, or glyphs, convey meaning more than the actual shape. Glyphs have inherent properties that can be used to elevate your understanding of your life, and the world around you.
In your chart the synergy effect is present. Now one plus one equals three, or the sum of the whole is greater than the parts. Powerful.
I use traditional astrological glyphs in my artistic designs to bring them into mainstream consciousness for everyone.
Night Sky Dreams Pattern
We are but a small part of the huge universe. Many galaxies, stars and planets bring the positive energy of the universe to life. This is where life is lived to the full.
The vast dark space between the stars is the negative energy. Between the two opposites of light and dark, or positive and negative, the universal energy is in balance and mathematically adds up to zero.
My new “Night Sky Dreams” pattern is a piece that combines the sign symbols with other well-loved icons of the sky.
The deep purple background symbolizes the night, and the negative, as it contrasts sharply with the brilliant white light of life as shown by the stars.
I avoided black to accent this piece by choice. I interpret purple as a secondary colour that is both rich and mysterious, without the connotation of a darker side of life which a midnight black shade implies.
As an astrologer and artist I love what I do. For those of you who have supported me in the past thank you, and if you have just discover my creations, then welcome.
If you enjoy my work please give me a “like” and follow me, so you know when I post a fresh new creation.
If you want to know more about my process, you can watch my YouTube channel Starzology where I discuss the art or astrology and how you can benefit from knowing a little astrology.
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The graphic ephemeris is a powerful visual tool. Expand your knowledge in this fun lecture. Predict like a professional astrologer with the graphic ephemeris. Learn some simple steps to improve for your client forecast work. Bring your chart and be ready to roll up your sleeves.
In this presentation you will:
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Alison Price is a consultant astrologer, writer and popular lecturer based in Vancouver, Canada. With a diploma from the South African College of Astrological Studies, Johannesburg, and a certificate from the Faculty of Astrological Studies, London, England, she writes feature articles for international journals. Alison mentors a select number of engaged students each year. She is the co-founder of Vancouver’s Summer Astrology Workshop (now in its 6th year) which teaches advanced astrology topics. Find her many astrology books on Amazon and subscribe to her creative “Starzology” YouTube channel.
Perhaps you already know your Sun sign. It could be Aries, Cancer or Virgo etc. Your Sun sign depends on the date of your birthday. It is the zodiac sign which the Sun was in at the time and day you were born.
Everyone’s Sun sign is the easiest thing to know in astrology.
You will know your own, and your family’s birthdates, and probably your close friend’s birthdays as well. It is a simple step to ascertain everybody’s Sun sign.
The Sun sign is the first nugget of information that all people know about astrology but, after that, what should you learn next?
The second thing you need to learn is your Ascendant sign. This is likely to be different to your Sun sign although it could be the identical.
You will only know your Ascendant sign if you cast your chart.
The third fact you need to discover is your Moon sign. Again, you will have to cast your chart to find this out.
Your Moon sign is likely to be in a different sign both to your Sun sign and even to your Ascendant sign, but it could be the same.
Where to Get Your Birth Chart
If you do not yet have a copy of your birth chart, there are three pieces of information that you will need.
Your birth time
Your birth date
Your birth place (the city and country)
For quick information go here to calculate your chart.
Alternatively, if you want your full birth chart one page diagram calculated by me as a PDF go here.
The Holy Trinity
These three pieces of astrological information, your Ascendant sign, your Sun sign, and your Moon sign, are known as the holy trinity, the triad or the triumvirate of your chart.
They are always listed in this order of importance; Ascendant, Sun, Moon (and yes, your ascendant is more important than your Sun).
If you are an aspiring astrologer, and if you attend an astrology conference, you will be given a badge with your name. There will be a space for you to write the three main parts of your chart listed on it, your Ascendant, your Sun, and your Moon.
For example, my top three or Holy Trinity would be listed as; Leo, Leo, Scorpio. This is because my Ascendant is in Leo, my Sun is in Leo, and my Moon is in Scorpio.
Your Ascendant, Sun, and Moon can each be in any one of the twelve zodiac signs.
Let us have a quick look at the numbers.
The Ascendant has the possibility of being in any one of the twelve signs, the Sun has the possibility of being in any one of the twelve signs, and the Moon has the possibility of being in any one of the twelve signs.
Therefore, 12 × 12 × 12 = 1728 possible combinations of Ascendant, Sun, and Moon.
This detail is huge and speaks to the complexities that can be found within an astrology chart, but there is a simpler way.
In astrology there are two polarities active and passive. They can also be referred to as masculine or feminine, or positive (+) or negative (-).
The twelve zodiac signs are either in one polarity or the other.
The active signs are; Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Aquarius. The passive signs are; Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, and Pisces.
Let’s look at some examples of polarity.
If you have your Ascendant in Aries, your Sun in Virgo and your Moon in Pisces your polarity converts to: active, passive, passive or (+, -, -).
If you have an Aquarius ascendant (+), your Sun is in Gemini (+), and your Moon is in Libra (+), you are active (+, +, +).
In the scenario of active and passive signs, as regards to your chart’s holy trinity, there are only eight possible combinations.
The three are always listed in the sequence; Ascendant, Sun, Moon.
The ratio is always active:passive (+ : – ).
+ + + 3:0 100% active
+ + – 2:1 More active than passive.
+ – + 2:1 More active than passive.
– + + 2:1 More active than passive.
– – + 1:2 More passive than active.
– + – 1:2 More passive than active.
+ – – 1:2 More passive than active.
– – – 0:3 100% passive.
Some More Examples
Ascendant Sun Moon
Libra Gemini Pisces + + –
Aquarius Sagittarius Virgo + + –
Leo Aries Taurus + + –
They are 216 possible combinations that are active, active, passive (+, +, -). But only eight possible combinations.
The use of polarity in the holy trinity of your chart is way to simplify what is a complex subject, astrology.
Spend some time analyzing your family’s and friends charts to see polarity at work.
Of course, there are many more interesting things about astrology charts that you could learn.
Aspiring Astrologer Activity
I love providing you with aspiring astrologer activities.
This initiative is similar to “next steps” and the activities give you some ideas on what to do with the information you have just gathered.
Step one: Your Sun sign.
Step two: Your Ascendant sign.
Step three: Your Moon sign.
Step four: Write your polarity combination (Ascendant, Sun, Moon).
Print 12 sheets, so that’s one page for each sign.
Add your own keywords and notes to each sign.
Colour in as much as you like.
Cut the slice out leaving the tab on.
Carefully layout all the signs in the right order.
The signs in order anticlockwise are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
Tape the slices lightly at the front with small pieces of masking tape just to hold it.
Turn it over and magic tape the slices together.
Note: Take your time as the slices can be tricky.
When completed glue the whole wheel onto a sheet of cardboard or Bristol board for support.
Cut with scissors and trim to 5mm to the edge of the circle.
Hang the finished astrology wheel by a centre pin so that it can rotate, because you read each sign when it is at the bottom and the signs can be read from all around.
How to Use the Wheel of Fortune
You should place your wheel on the wall near your desk and where you do your astrology work. In this way, it becomes as inspiration and a memory jogger for when you forget things.
Remember to send me a photo of your completed wheel and I will publish it on this post later.
There is no time limit.
Enjoy being creative and learning at the same time.
Keywords to Use
Many astrology keywords are well known and you should add these to your wheel.
When you discover a new word to describe the signs you can add them to your wheel. This is how you interpret astrology and not how I do, or the next guy does.
Be your own astrologer and develop the art so that it speaks to you.
Why stray from the true and tested keywords? Because we want to hear your voice coming through in your interpretations.
If you ask ten artists to paint a picture of an apple they will all produce a painting that represents an apple. Maybe Picasso’s apple is a bit odd but it is still an apple how he sees it.
It is the same with astrology. Every astrologer can read a chart, but each one brings their own flair to the reading. Your own words are important and this is why you need to develop your own words as well.
How we Learn as Things Change
Back in the day I was taught that the eighth house was to do with death. But I prefer to read it as a transformation either of the mind, body or the finances.
Now, blood donors and blood donations (other people’s resources) are shown in your eighth house.
Greek astrologers or even those in the last century may not have experienced blood donors (or had the ability to benefit from blood donation) but we have this today.
It’s the same with Facebook being in the eleventh house. Social media and being “friends” with others is an eleventh house thing. But ten years ago FB was unknown.
Always Interpret in Your Own Words
Yes, you need to use the usual keywords to start with as you learn astrology. It is the language of astrology. But as you develop your own astrological voice I urge to use your own words. This may take a while but I encourage you to take ownership of the astrology you do.
If you want a cookie-cutter reading you can go to the internet and find a free site that prints preprinted pages of interpretations.
But, if you want to be a good astrologer you need to do your own thing. Your own thing comes from the internal dynamics of your own chart.
Be yourself. Don’t be just a human computer churning out information with no discernment for the value of what you produce, rather be yourself.
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.
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 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 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 – Ariesy
Pepper is a girl in the gang and a bit a scrapper. She will fight the boys if they tease her about her long name which is Pippin Galadriel Moonchild.
Brian – Sagittarius
Wensleydale – Sagittarius
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 star and this fixed star rises in Egypt at the time of the inundation of the Nile and portends changes to come.
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
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 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.
The craze for adult colouring books knows no limits.
Many people are joining in, picking up a crayon, staying between the lines to colour beautiful images, pictures and mandalas as recreation.
(BTW this is product of Saturn in Sagittarius – exploration within boundaries.)
There is even a Meetup in Vancouver called Vancouver Colouring. It has over 300 members and is going from strength to strength.
This year I received one of these book from my fabulous sister as a gift. Does she think I need to relax, take it easy and chill? Possibly…
When I attend lectures I often find myself doodling in the margins as the speaker talks and I thought about this for a while and at my workshops and lectures.
When I taught every evening and four classes a week my students would come to class with their binders and stuff their notes from class into them. It occurred to me that they could do with a nice cover page for their binders so I created this page specifically to be colored in.
Each student was able to do their own color combination and it became a component of the classes.
So now I give each astrology class student or workshop attendee one of original astrology themed colouring pages.
I want to share this with you now and offer you a free PDF download of one of my astro art pages.
You don’t have to but it’s there it is if appeals to you.
Below is the drawing that you can download and colour in to your heart’s content. This first one is called Astro Art Cover 1.
Aspiring Astrologer Cover Page
The idea is that you write your name in the space at the bottom and use this as the cover for your astrology binder (or file).
If you are new to astrology you may not see the subtlety of the symbols peppered about this page but they will all be revealed as you learn about this exciting craft of astrology.
If you are an aspiring astrologer then you probably have a few journals, files or binders where you keep all of your exciting astrology notes, class notes, snippets and information.
There is so much to learn. I get it. It can be overwhelming at times. I have created a front cover for you to use for your astrology journal.
All you have to do is download it and colour it in to your heart’s content.
Get your copy of the Aspiring Astrologer Colour-in Cover Page by clicking this link
I’m calling these images and diagrams Astro Art and until I get a better name I’ll stick with that. #astroart
How to Colour in
You can do felt pen, pen and ink, pastels or primaries. It’s up to you.
If you like you can do more than one copy.
Now you can always have something to doodle on when you find yourself in a long lecture.
If you take a class with me you will get this image as well.
When you have completed your Astrology Art cover page please share it with us use the hashtag #starzart and send me a copy and I’ll put it up for the readers to admire.
I can’t wait to see what you can do.
This year I plan to have more images for you to color in and they are coming out soon so get those crayons sharpened.
I am super excited to tell you that in 2019 I will be launching my brand new online astrology courses.
This has been a long, long journey. If you have been with me for a while you will know I first did courses like this way back in 2015 without video.
This time there is video, colour, and art built right in. Since I got in your face on YouTube I’ve learned many techie , that I won’t go into now, but which have enabled me to offer you an online course that you will love.
Who These Courses are For
These course are for you if you are keen to learn some astrology too improve yoru life.
At first it will be beginners and then intermediate and finally advanced astrology.
I will be looking for beta testers soon. If you are interested get on my VIP list right away.
This Guest Post is by UK astrologer James Hirlehey.
The four humours are the cornerstone of reading a chart for the health and well-being of the native, as well as determining their character and temperament from a more traditional perspective. This article will introduce the four humours and will give you some suggestions for your own study and research.
What are the four humours?
Most people have heard of the four humours in the context of Ancient Greek philosophy. They are generally taught as being related to bodily fluids in the following way:
Sanguine – blood
Choleric – yellow bile
Melancholic – black bile
Phlegmatic – phlegm
Later, an astrological student might learn that sanguine relates to the element air, choleric relates to fire, melancholic relates to earth, and phlegmatic relates to water. Then, if you study further, you might learn about temperament in the context of general personality traits of each of these humours.
Temperament and humours are far more intricate than this, however, and they form the foundation for Western Astrology.
The two polarities
The four humours are based on two polarities, hot/cold and wet/dry. The hot/cold polarity is rather straightforward. It relates to literal heat and coolness, but it also relates to activity level. Hot is active and busy, and cold is passive and calm. The wet/dry polarity is a little more complicated. It has to do with unity and separation. Wet connects and brings things together, and dry separates them and creates distinctions.
The correspondence between the humours, elements, and polarities is as follows:
Sanguine – Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) – hot and wet
Choleric – Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) – hot and dry
Melancholic – Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) – cold and dry
Phlegmatic – Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) – cold and wet
How the four humours were used historically
Before the 17th Century, the humours provided the structure by which astrology and medicine were practiced. When interpreting a Natal Chart, the astrologer would determine the temperament of the native, or that person’s natural balance between the polarities. Any medical or dietary advice would take into account the individual’s natural temperament as well as the apparent imbalance that could be determined by symptoms and by the chart that was cast to diagnose the patient.
The animals and plants that are used as food or medicine also have temperament. The way foods or plants are prepared can alter their temperament. For example, cooking heats food, baking dries it, and boiling moistens it. Different activities also alter temperament as well. For example, most exercise is heating, and rest is cooling.
Other applications of temperament
The principle of temperament also has application to the seasons, planets, and phases of the Moon. The temperament of the seasons is:
Spring (Aries, Taurus, Gemini) – hot and wet
Summer (Cancer, Leo, Virgo) – hot and dry
Autumn (Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius) – cold and dry
Winter (Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces) – cold and wet
The sign correspondences with the seasons are based on the Northern Hemisphere. It could be that these sign correspondences are reversed in the Southern Hemisphere. This is a topic that is wide open for astrological research.
The planetary temperament correspondences are not uniform in traditional sources. In William Lilly’s Christian Astrology, they are listed as follows:
Saturn – melancholic, cold and dry
Jupiter – sanguine, hot and wet
Mars – choleric, hot and dry
The Sun – hot and dry
Venus – phlegm with blood, temperately cold and wet
Mercury – variable according to the other planets nearby, but alone, melancholic, cold and dry
The Moon – phlegmatic, cold and wet
The temperament of the phases of the Moon are as follows:
New Moon to 1st Quarter Moon – hot and wet
1st Quarter Moon to Full Moon – hot and dry
Full Moon to 3rd Quarter Moon – cold and dry
3rd Quarter Moon to New Moon – cold and wet
Incorporating the Four Humours in Chart Interpretation
The easiest way to begin incorporating the four humours is to use the two polarities to take the temperature of the chart, as it were. There are various methods for calculating temperament, but a very simple approach is to just count the planets by element.
We can try this with the chart of the famous celebrity and talk show host, Oprah Winfrey:
Every astrologer needs to decide for themselves what planets and chart points to use, but for this example, let’s use the Traditional Planets, the Ascendant and the Midheaven.
Sun – Aquarius (Air), hot and wet
Moon – Sagittarius (Fire), hot and dry
Mercury – Aquarius (Air), hot and wet
Venus – Aquarius (Air), hot and wet
Mars – Scorpio (Water), cold and wet
Jupiter – Gemini (Air), hot and wet
Saturn – Scorpio (Water), cold and wet
Ascendant – Virgo (Earth), cold and dry
Midheaven – Gemini (Air), hot and wet
By a simple count, we have 6 hot/3 cold, 7 wet/2 dry. By this count, Oprah Winfrey is hot, meaning she likes to be busy and active. Hot people also tend to be more extroverted than cold people. She is also very wet. This means that she tends to see how things and people are alike, and that she likes to bring people together.
As you are experimenting with temperament, you can try adding other things into the mix and see what happens. For example, you may want to add in the season of the Sun, the phase or the Moon, and the Part of Fortune. If you do that, you get:
Season – Winter, cold and wet
Phase of Moon – 3rd Quarter, cold and wet
Part of Fortune – Scorpio, water, cold and wet
Adding these three into the mix would make her even in the hot/cold polarity 6/6 and even more wet with a score of 11/2.
If you want to study and experiment further, there are many other formulas that have been used for calculating temperament in the astrological tradition. As an aspiring astrologer, it is good practice to play with different planets and chart points, and perhaps try different formulas to see what seems to yield the most accurate results for you.
When experimenting with new techniques, the best practice is to start with your own chart, as you know the most about yourself. Then branch out to look at the charts of people you know well, like your friends and family. This way you can see for yourself if the four humours are useful to you in interpreting a chart,
In this article, we have looked at the four humours and the principles behind them. We have also looked at how they were used historically and have given suggestions for how to begin to incorporate them into your own chart analyses. Hopefully, this will give you the tools you need to start experimenting with the four humours on your own.
James Hirlehey is a part-time astrologer at numerologysign.com and spiritual guide from the UK. He has been fascinated with astrology and divination from a young age, and his love for all things spiritual has only increased over time.
This placement suggests that your fortune comes through your own personal charisma, and in the strength of your personality.
Your face is your fortune.
It is important for you to look your best at all times.
The Part of Fortune in Your Second House
The part of fortune in the second house indicates that finances and acquisitions will be fortunate for you.
Things like your art collections and anything that you treasure and collect. They say if you have three or more of one item you have a collection.
Money in general will flow your way.
The Part of Fortune in Your Third House
The part of fortune in your third house show that your fortune will come through your siblings or brothers and sisters and anyone in your family of the same generation as you like cousins.
Also, through school, teachers, learning and books either reading or writing.
Your fortune will come to you by means of your community, neighbors and any local environment activities that you do.
The Part of Fortune in Your Fourth House
The part of fortune in the fourth house shows that you may have come from a fortunate family and one which may be wealthy.
Your good childhood, and the conditions of your early environment will likely set you up for life.
The Part of Fortune in Your Fifth House
The part of fortune in the fifth house suggests that your fortune will come to you through speculation, perhaps as trading on the stock exchange
It can also be through casino wins or through lottery wins. This is one sign of a lottery winner, although there are many more.
You will be fortunate through your children, and by them doing well in life.
Your fortune can come to your through all your creative endeavors and through thisg you give birth to like projects, crafts, music or art.
The Part of Fortune in Your Sixth House
The part of fortune in the sixth house indicates that your fortune will come through daily activities and your work.
This placement suggests that your job can be very lucrative even if it is in a services industry.
You can be fortunate through your pets, perhaps as a breeder or a vet.
The Part of Fortune in Your Seventh House
The part of fortune in the seventh house indicates your fortune will come through partnerships and this usually means marriage and common law partnerships.
Your husband or wife is likely to be better off than you are.
Business partnerships will be of great benefit to you and you need to consider them often.
The Part of Fortune in Your Eighth House
The part of fortune in the eighth house indicates that your fortune will come through inheritances, insurances and annuities.
You will also gain through tax avoidance, or perhaps tax loopholes, and being scrupulous with your tax affairs. You are likely to receive tax rebates.
You can gain much through your partner’s investments as well.
The Part of Fortune in Your Ninth House
The part of fortune in the ninth house suggests your fortune lies in another land and that you have to travel to gain your fortune.
However, this can be shown closer to home in being involved with international things and people.
You can be fortunate in publishing books.
You can be fortunate through the church and religion will favor you.
You may be fortunate because of your philosophies in some way.
You might be fortunate to have a good education in the first place
The Part of Fortune in Your Tenth House
The part of fortune in your tenth house indicates you will be fortunate in the public eye, either through your chosen career or perhaps in politics in some form.
Your reputation will be good and will benefit you even through challenging times.
You may be fortunate to be well-known, famous and have massive public status.
The Part of Fortune in Your Eleventh House
The part of fortune in the eleventh house indicates that you will be fortunate through your associations with others, either in causes or groups.
You may have friends that provide support financially and are generous on your behalf.
You can benefit through the people you know.
The Part of Fortune in Your Twelfth House
The part of fortune in the twelfth house indicates that you can benefit through institutions like; hospitals, libraries, museums, galleries, prisons, or zoos, and in any areas where things are collected, curated and kept.
You can be fortunate in your private life.
When your fortune does arrive, you are likely to keep quiet about it and tell no one.
You may consider yourself fortunate if you give it all away as an act of sacrifice, or if you surrender the money to others in charitable ways.
You may also squander any fortune that comes your way.
“My aim is to help people listen more deeply to their souls, and to see the practical application of their new insights and awareness.”
Your focus for most of this month is on daily routines, your health, and a renewed commitment to your career or the needs of a parent. Around the 10th your love life beckons and what has been out of sight and out of mind now needs your attention. By the 13th you may find yourself leading an initiative that brings a much-needed change to your community or brings new ideas or energy to your circle of friends. By month’s end, a business partnership, contractual agreement or your sweetheart will want more of your attention.
There’s nothing frivolous or indulgent about your need for creative self-expression, recreation or romance this month. It serves a purpose perhaps only you can know. Something in you is called to begin a new course of study, set out on a journey or embark upon a quest. Your relationships may take on a new intensity after the 10th and you might find yourself starting an innovative project at work that has far-reaching benefits for everyone involved. Check in with your health routines towards the end of the month.
You’re going to want to get your house in order this month. Shared resources may demand closer scrutiny if they are to bear fruit in the future, and you may need to get to the bottom of what is not being clearly communicated. There will be a renewed focus on health towards the middle of the month, and you may find yourself called to get to the broader philosophical truth of a matter that seemed quite mundane. At month’s end, tune into possibilities for new romance.
Whatever is on your mind this month, you’re going to want to let people know about it. You are likely to feel a renewed commitment to your partnerships, both domestic and professional. Make way for romance after the 10th and don’t be surprised if you are feeling the need to initiate some sort of deep inward transformation around the same time. The end of the month sees you focusing on domestic harmony and beautifying your home.
This month, your attention will be on your resources—money as well as the gifts you were born with. You’re going to want to produce some serious results at work or double down on your exercise routine. Eliminate clutter at home and make room for transformation of your physical and psychic space. Mid-month is a good time to set boundaries in existing business or personal relationships. Near the end of the month, your attention turns toward beauty and balance. You may be asked to mend fences or help siblings reach a fair and equitable agreement.
This is a month to re-assess who you are and how you are operating in the world. Your makeover may well involve spending more time with your children, a romance, or a creative venture. All the same, you might be more reticent than usual in order to dive deeper for more insight into a problem you’ve been trying to solve. Keep long-range results in mind as you start a new exercise program or project at work. Review your budget at the end of the month. And don’t hesitate to confront something head-on, which you may have been avoiding.
September finds you turning inward to reflect. Which is just as well because you’ll be sensing a renewed pull towards home and family. What do you care about most deeply? Where are you spending your time, energy, and money? Mid-month may find you embarking on a new creative project or romance that has broad implications and may spark long-range changes. Towards the end of the month, check in with who you know yourself to be—and where you need to make adjustments. You’re likely to discover something new about your way of being in partnership.
You’re feeling more inclined than usual to socialize. Go for it. This might be the month for some new clothes that are more in line with how you feel about yourself. Your siblings or neighbours may turn to you for advice. Your home may call out to be modernized or updated. Towards the end of the month, a work situation or health issue that seemed murky will likely clear up, and you’ll be able to see the way forward.
Keep your focus on a new project or a fresh start in your career in September. Don’t be afraid to commit to what you know to be true. Far from holding you back, your sense of responsibility is a resource. Towards midmonth, you may want to spend some time alone in order to incubate new ideas that are sure to get people around you out of the rut they’re in. Harmony and idealism are the themes for you at month’s end. Expect new information and insights about a romance or creative project around that time as well.
You’re feeling like your old self again, and it shows this month. Whether it’s a new course of study, a new life path, or a literal voyage, you’re going to want to let people know about it. The emphasis is on connection, and it may be intense, even passionate. So keep your eye out for a new love interest. Take a look at your spending around the 12th. Be more decisive about what you own or value. At month’s end, you may find that this social whirlwind has actually paid off in terms of your career or reputation.
This month, your attention is on getting your house in order when it comes to your taxes, shared investments, or an inheritance. Giving yourself some time alone for reflection will enhance a new initiative around the 12th that is likely to have a long-range healing influence for you and your community. Come the end of the month, you may well find yourself embarked upon a new course of study or a quest for meaning, beauty, and harmony. Expect some new insights when it comes to your neighbours or siblings.
September finds you focusing on partnerships. Expect some depth, intensity and new insights about how you relate to others. Self-reflection will facilitate a new beginning around the 10th. As inward as this time may feel, you won’t want to forget your commitment to friends or community groups. Toward the end of the month, you’re likely to see what’s been hidden from view, which will help you restore the balance in your love life or in situations that have to do with shared resources.
About Alfred DePew
Alfred is an evolutionary astrologer in Vancouver, Canada. His practice is informed through his study of esoteric astrology, mythology, Sufism, systems theory, Jungian psychology, process work, and Christian mysticism. His aim is to help people listen more deeply to their souls, and to see the practical application of their new insights and awareness.
In astrology, your habits are closely realted to the Moon.
As the Moon passes through your birth chart it transits every house and forms every possible aspect to all of your planets.
Because of the Moon’s natural abilities, everything is sensed and instinctively known. You just have to pay attention.
To break a bad habit takes one lunar orbit of the Earth or one month.
By the same token, to build a good habit takes one lunar orbit of the Earth, or 30 days, give or take a whisker.
30 Day Drawing Challenge
Thus is born the 30 Day Challenge. All new habits can be established if they are practiced every day for 30 days.
I talk about the five components to live a satisfying life which are; love, money, wellbeing, vision and creativity.
I have taken up a creative project, and I will be doing a new sketch, or drawing, every day for 30 days. You can join me if you like.
New habits that you begin are better supported, and more dynamic, when started at a New Moon, or a solar eclipse, like the one that occurred on August 11th, which spurred me into action as it was conjoined my Sun.
You can practice New Moon Wishing in line with your birth chart to support your creative new habits.
I will post my progress here. Tag your creations with #starz30 so we can see your beauties. “The 30 Day Drawing Challenge”
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Have a prosperous day,
The Vancouver Art Gallery from the steps of Robson Square, downtown Vancouver.
I take a photo just to show you. I complete the drawing at the location.
The buildings were a bit wobbly and the trees were hard to draw, but hopefully, I will get better over the next 29 days.
This piece is named “Slow” by Chinese artist Zhang Huan. This sculpture is in stainless steel and is highly polished.
Huan’s pandas are “meant to eulogize eternal maternity and family while expressing expectations of a future, and expresses the artist’s understanding of human nature and his thoughts on love and eternity.”
This drawing was quite a challenge to do in pen and ink. There is about 50 shades of grey.
On a side note, I need to get another pen as this one seems to have run out of ink.
Day 2 of the 30 Day Drawing Challenge over. Roll on the next twenty-eight.
This is the view across Sunset beach in Vancouver. Looking towards the west.
There were three main bands of color.
From the top down, the sky a hazy grey/blue due to lots of forest fire smoke, the sea which had more bands of dark blue and green within it, and the sand which was beige and grey, or greige, in the footsteps of the bathers.
Beachcombing was great and we collected many shells which we will use as mulch in the little plant pots in our apartment..
The waterfall and rill in my local Emery Barnes park in Vancouver.
This was the first year for ages that they have had water flowing in the city parks due to recent water shortages.
The water itself was difficult to capture and somehow the falling water is not quite right, but I think the general image is ok.
Planets in opposition are usually in the same polarity. The opposition can be disassociate if one planet is in an active sign and the other in a passive sign.
Opposition Aspect Meaning
The opposition is an aspect of projection between the self and the other. This aspect tends to flip-flop between holding a stance in the principle of the first planet and then standing on the other side looking back from the viewpoint of the second planet.
It is an aspect that causes resistance between the two planets.
It can be difficult, and this aspect needs work to integrate the energies.
Strives for equilibrium
The person will strive for equilibrium within the boundaries of the energies shown by the planets.
The individual may very well disown the opposite first from one side and then from the other.
It can be frustrating to be constantly alternating the viewpoint.
Oppositions to Other Planets
Sun oppositions create much tension and stress in life.
Moon oppositions make emotional reactions the default response to challenges.
Mercury oppositions result in arguments and verbal conflict and mental stress.
Venus oppositions suggest romance and financial affairs are very difficult to stabilize.
Mars oppositions create general resistance and an abrasive attitude.
Jupiter oppositions grow big problems and need opportunities for resolution to stabilize.
Saturn oppositions can stonewall the individual so they cannot get past the issue.
Uranus oppositions make the individual contentious and uncompromising for others.
Neptune oppositions develop escapist attitudes when the tension rises and coping is hard.
Pluto oppositions can be very difficult to find a resolution, they may be the main theme of the life.
How to live your satisfying life can be seen throughyouru personal astrology.
I chose the name Starzology for my astrology website and business because of its relationship with the number five.
The fifth sign of the zodiac is Leo the Lion (which is my sign).
The aspect of the fifth harmonic (when you divide the chart by five) is the quintile, which is in itself an aspect of creativity.
The five-pointed star is a symbol of creativity first and foremost. But, it offers four more points to make it whole.
I believe the attributes of wellbeing, vision, love, and money are perfect additions to the creativity point on the star.
In astrology the fifth house, Leo and the quintile all symbolize creativity.
Creativity is the act of making something that was not there before.
You may be a singer, a musician, an artist, a writer, or craftsperson and in this way you are creative.
You could be a blogger, a YouTuber, a podcaster or a speaker and in this way you are creative.
Creative people go to bed a night and can say, “I created that today.”
You all need love.
First, you need self-love. You have to love yourself first before you can love others.
Love for Others
Then you need someone to love (or love of others). If you do not have a special person now you can love a pet.
This is the love of a partner, children and family, and friends.
Finally, universal love, and the love of all people.
Now you are satisfied, you have self-love, the love of others and can turn to give universal love to all and sundry.
Vision is shown in the chart by the ninth house and Jupiter which are both related to another fire sign, Sagittarius.
When you lift your eyes to the horizon and want travel you have vision.
Your life-journey is a part of your vision.
What you want to do and where you want to go in life is a part of your vision.
If your life is a drudge you can still have a vision of better things.
Hope springs eternal.
Vitality and health can be rounded into well-being as physical, mental and emotional well-being.
This is symbolized by the first house and the sixth and twelfth houses. Also, the Sun and the sixth house ruler will say a lot about your wellbeing.
Mercury and Jupiter and symbols of mental wellbeing in your chart.
Your emotional wellbeing is symbolised by the Moon and to some extent, the South Node.
You need money. It is the way the world works.
To start with, you need enough money. Enough to pay the rent, put food on the table and educate yourself and your children.
Then you need extra money to improve your life, To pay for a holiday or vacation, to pay for higher education, to support a social life and bring you extras.
Finally, you need contribution money to build something for others. Perhaps you will do this by creating a company, building a school in Africa or providing shelters for those in need. Your contribution money goes to help other people. It can be accomplished in many ways. You could just donate your spare cash or ten dollars each month and is your contribution.
These five attributes combined go to make a satisfying life for you.
This post 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 poin,t 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.
Synodic cycles refer to the relationship between any two planets. A synodic cycle starts at the conjunction between two planets.
The chart for the conjunction shows the nature of the cycle as it unfolds.
The phases in which the planets are found describes the type of circumstances that can unfold during the phase.
Aspect Set for Synod Conjunction in the Natal Chart
Only use Ptolemaic aspects as follows:
Conjunction – orb 8°
Sextile – orb 4°
Square – orb 8°
Trine – orb 8°
Opposition – orb 8°
The word synod is from the Greek, synodos, which means “a traveling together”
Outer Planet Stellium
The last triple conjunction between the outer planets (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) occurred at 8° through 11° Taurus, approximately between 576 and 575 B.C.
This was when Uranus, Neptune and Pluto, made a conjunction in Taurus. This triple conjunction occurs only every 120,000 years. This makes it the only one that relates to human evolution.
It was the most powerful stellium that has occurred in human history and heralded the beginning of writing, art and mathematics.
Uranus Neptune Pluto
This cycle represents an overlying patterning of collective human experience on a very long-term basis. The last mutual conjunction of these three planets was in 578-575 BCE in a very close succession of just a few years. Around this time the world reached a crucial junction point and some of history’s greatest teachers were alive around then.
Triple Conjunction Graphic Ephemeris
The graphic ephemeris at 90 for the triple conjunction that occurred in 576/575 BCE.
How to read this Graphic Ephemeris
The top x-axis has time and shows the years 576-574BCE.
The y-axis shows the cardinal signs from the top then fixed sign and then mutable signs. The sign Taurus is indicated and the three outer planets Uranus, Neptune and Pluto and indicated by their glyph and the wavy lines are the planets actual movement through the zodiac.
Where two lines cross is a conjunction between two planets.
The three did not actually come to an exact conjunction but with an eight-degree orb for conjunctions, they are within orb for many months.
Working with Synodic Charts
Casting the Conjunction chart
When you cast the conjunction chart you have several options for each conjunction.
If there is only one conjunction, then that is the chart to read.
If there were three, five or conjunction then the last chart of the series is the chart you read.
If there will be one conjunction, then read that chart.
If there will be a triple or multiple conjunctions (and therefore more than one chart) read the first chart until the conjunctions have passed and then read the final chart.
New Book Coming Soon
My new book “Synodic Cycles – Astrological Echoes from the Past” is in the final editing stages and will be published later this year.
It is a guide to working with synodic cycles in your charts and the chart of your clients.
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