Make Your Own Astrology Wheel of Fortune

by Alison Price

Learn Astrology with a Wheel of Fortune

I used to teach a class about the real basics of astrology.

This was a class for beginners with not even a whiff of technicality or astrologese or astrology jargon.

It was about a lot of getting to know what astrology is and what it is not.

Ii was during this time that I created this special project to make a Wheel of Fortune (that’s what I’m calling it) for the students. It is quite easy and you can do it yourself.

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Sign Slice Astro Art Template Download

This wheel is made up from twelve “slices” just like the slices of a pizza. Each slice is 30° wide and therefore is exactly one zodiac sign.

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Here is your template so you can make your own astrology wheel of fortune. You can download the PDF file below (which is the recommended way to go as it is easier to print), and use it later.

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How to Construct Your Wheel

  • 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 Astrology of Good Omens

Lower Tadfield, Oxfordshire – Good Omens Fan Art – (c) 2019 Alison Price
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 – 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

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 star 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.

 

Astrology Art – Colouring-In for Grown Ups

Relaxing Astrology Art

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.

Share

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.





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.

Consciousness

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

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,

Alison


Astrology Trading Cards (ATC)

by Alison Price

Astrology Trading Cards

Making astrology trading cards is a creative way to do arty things and learn some astrology as well.

Anyone who is interested to explore astrology in a fun way will enjoy crafting and trading with their Astrology Trading Cards.

Other ways of getting arty with astrology are through my astrology Wheel of Fortune.

The Inspiration for Astrology Trading Cards

Astrology trading cards are a twist on the famous artists trading card when an artist would do a large painting and then make several tiny copies on these cards to give to prospective buyers, galleries and other artists in an effort to promote their craft.

The cards would be swopped between others. You don’t sell them but you give one and they give you one back.

Over time you will have a vast collection of a variety artist’s work without spending a penny. At the same time you have distributed your hard won work to people who may be interested

Size

Each card is 64mm x 89mm or 2.5″ by 3.5″ which is a standard card size.

Astrology Theme

At a group meeting each person will be given a blank copy of the trading card template. You can download a PDF copy below.

 

 

The leader, or moderator will offer you a hat, or jar, with pieces of paper containing one word indicating an astrology feature or theme. You take one piece of paper and the word printed on it is your theme for the day.

The pieces of paper will have either one planet, house, sign or aspect as your theme for you to work on. These are the starter words and are used in the groups I guide.

Examples of words on the papers are::

  • Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune or Pluto
  • Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius or Pisces
  • 1st House, 2nd House, 3rd House, 4th House, 5th House, 6th House, 7th House, 8th House, 9th House, 10th House, 11th House or 12th House
  • Conjunction, Sextile, Square, Trine or Opposition

When I have a more advanced gathering or class I can have more advanced themes like; anticia, moiety, contra-parallel or transits.

 

Astrology Trading Card front and back

What you do

Say you get “Jupiter” as your astrology theme.

You write your own name in the by line on the back.

You will write the word “Jupiter” in the top block on each card on your sheet of six cards. You do this on every trading card on the page so in the end you have six Jupiter named cards with your name as your by line.

This is the fun part.

You draw the glyph and write keywords or draw images of what this theme means for each card. You can make each card the same or each one different. It does not matter how you embellish your cards but what is important is that you make something nice because you will be trading them with the other people at the end.

When you have finished you will have six detailed and coloured Jupiter trading cards.

The Trade

When you are happy with your designs and have completed the cards you cut them out. You may keep one for yourself if you like otherwise you will trade these cards with the other people who have various themes and will have made different cards.

That day you will go home with six original works of art signed by people you know and they will all be special and unique.

If you meet again the next week you can redo the hat/jar theme pull with the remaining theme prompts and over time you will grow a beautiful Astrology Trading Card collection that spans all the planets, houses, aspects and signs.

That is at least a total of about forty handy dandy astrology trading cards.

Show Us Your Cards

You may decide to make more cards you can buy actual cards in better quality cardstock and thicker thicknesses (available at Michael’s craft store) to make better cards.

As the interest in making these little cards grabs you, you can develop your style and the way you present your astrology through cards.

Every astrologer is different and each one will work with the energy of astrology in their own way.

When you finish a card take a photo and put it on Instagram or other social media with the hashtag #astrologytradingcard and we will love to see your work.

Grow Your Collection

This can be used as a learning resource for beginners and seasoned astrologers as well.


Getting Clever

In reality, the artists write their name and the title of the piece they have created on the back. You can get creative here as well. This is also a place to put your website and contact details.

More advanced astrologers who get into Astrology Trading Cards collection will make individual cards to trade with other astrologers.

In Vancouver?

Follow me on Instagram for more updates or direct message (DM) so we can get started if you are in Vancouver. I am up for a trade as soon as you are.

Join In at Conferences

I will be in Calgary in September 2017 and at NORWAC in March 2018 and I will have some of my Astrology Trading Cards to trade with you.

Will I see you there next time? I hope so.

 

Alison

 

#astrologytradingcards




 

Featured Charts – Get Your Chart Featured

by Alison Price

Featured Charts

I have always been intrigued by history, science, art and creativity. I believe that most people possess inspirational creative talents but that they have been buried for so long because of the daily grind.

Recently I started to bring some of these people forward and feature their charts in my new section “Featured Charts” (catchy name, yes?) where I provide a high-level astrology interpretation of the chart.

The charts that are featured here are chosen for their owner’s good works,  inspiration and creativity (or to be honest because these people interest me).

 

Who Needs Their Chart Featured?

If you are worn down by work, financial or family demands it can rob you of your inherent spark. It is this spark that I wish to bring alive through reading charts for exactly that scenario.

To find your way back to living your authentic yet creative life. To find your spark.

At the end of the day creative people can look back and say. “I made this” whereas many people in other industries, and boring 9-5 jobs, simply shovel papers, people or money around without making anything.

Now I know all about having a day job or a “Survival job” (one which pays the rent), and trying to launch a creative life on the side. It is not easy.

Your Side Hustle

You may be working your day job but have a side hustle, or you could be of independent means, retired or a housewife and simply need to express yourself through a creative outlet.

All of these situations can be brought forward through a high-level astrology reading when your chart is featured in my Featured Charts section.

I usually work with artists, musicians, photographers, Tarot readers, singers, crafters, dancers, painters, designers, poets, writers, and astrologers. The list goes on.

But the common theme among the majority of my clients is:

  • They work by themselves.
  • They have many works in progress (#WIP’s).
  • They are solopreneurs.
  • They are not so good at the business of business.
  • They want time to do their craft and not be consumed by the boring administration.
  • They live and breathe their creations.
  • They are one man (or woman) shows.
  • They have a day job.

Does this sound like you?

Giving Back

I like reading charts for the good folks I have met in my life.

You only need the full-blown astrology reading if you are really interested in the ins and outs of your chart.

Most people can get away with a high-level interpretation and that is what I’m giving you in my Featured Charts series.


How to Get Your Chart Featured

If you would like to have your own chart featured with a high-level interpretation by myself it is a simple process.

Each month on YouTube one of my videos has details at the back on how to get you chart featured. You have to be a subscriber and comment on the right video for a chance to win.

One person will be chosen and their chart interpreted by me on YouTube in the following month. I’ll get right on that and have it up for you as soon as possible.

 


Questions

If you still have questions drop me a line in the contact form below.

 


 

My Patrons

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

Who I am

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

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

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

My currency is astrological and new age knowledge.

My Creative Work

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

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

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

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

Your Support

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

Thank You

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

The Cosmic Self

Your eyes are nebulas

Your lips are stars

Your mind is Mercury

Your action is Mars

Neptune are your dreams imagined during sleep

Pluto is the darkness that inhabits the deep

Venus is creativity, love is there too

Uranus brings change, you’ll have to make do

The Sun is the Self

The Moon is the Heart

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

The start you may ask? The start of what?

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

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

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

What seems light years away are in fact herein

As above so below, as without, so within


Tanja Flanjak

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

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

Visit Tanja at The Luminessence

 



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


 




Create the Life You Want with the Art of Astrology

By Alison Price

Your Creativity

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

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

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

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

As Women Evolve

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

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

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

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

Enter Astrology

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

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

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

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

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

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

Reading for Mari

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

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

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

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

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

Hmm…

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

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

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

Let Your Ideas Breathe

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

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

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

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

Consider getting your chart featured. What are you waiting for?

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Relocation Astrology – Don’t Make a Move Without It

by Alison Price

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

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

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


Why People Move

People move from one city to another for many reasons.

Moving for work

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

They relocate from the country into the town.

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

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

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

Moving for family

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

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

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


Three Things to Look for in Your New City

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

But if you have a choice then consider things carefully.

Talent

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

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

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

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

Tolerance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Technology

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

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

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

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

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

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Your “Immersion Weekend”

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

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

This is an “immersion weekend”.

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

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


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


Relocation Astrology

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

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

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

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

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


Your Relocation Chart

What you do

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

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

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

What you get

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

Note

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

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

You can check out my current prices.


Relocation astrology – don’t make a move without it.



 

 

“Ideas” Astrology Newsletter

by Alison Price

Astrology Newsletters

It has been my pleasure and privilege to design, edit and publish the newsletter of the Canadian Association for Astrological Education (the CAAE) since January 2015.

Below are the editions for you to download and enjoy.

We would love to hear your comments and feedback on all articles we publish.

Alison

Editor


Here are the latest editions of Ideas

Ideas is the quarterly newsletter of the Canadian Association for Astrological Education (the CAAE).

Ideas Autumn 2017


Ideas Spring – 2017


Ideas Winter – 2016


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Writer’s Guidelines

There is no honorarium.

What to write

Write about your passion and how astrology inspires you.

Here are some topic ideas:

  • If you are just starting out as a student, we would like to hear about your learning experiences which you can share with others in your situation.
  • If you are an advanced student you could write a chart interpretation or a famous person or topical situation in the news.
  • If you are a teacher, then let’s hear about an astrological component like elements, a specific planet or special aspect. Here you could write a sequence of articles
  • If you are a seasoned writer you can send in something on advanced special topics like OOB’s, ingresses or almutens for instance.
  • If you have an astrological specialty like mundane, decumbiture or synastry then that would be a good topic for you.

These are just examples and you can discover many more topics.

File Format

Write in Word.

Word Count

We accept short pieces or segments (half a page) at 300-500 words and main feature articles at 1000 – 1500 words. Larger articles may be split over two issues into Part 1 and Part 2.

Hyperlinks and Footnotes

Please do not use hyperlinks or footnotes in your document. These have to be removed to meet our format and they cause unnecessary work for the editor.

References should be numbered and listed at the end with the number in square bracket [1] placed in the text at the relevant sentence.

Images and Charts

You may send as many copyright free images, diagrams or charts (as .jpg files) as you like.

Mini bio and Promo Headshot

Provide an optional mini-bio preferably in the third person (50 words). Include your choice promotional headshot photo .jpg.

Contact Details

Add your contact details specifying your website URL (home or landing page), and your email address so readers can contact you.

 

Alison Price

Editor – CAAE Ideas newsletter



Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana – Birth Chart – May 2, 2015

Image-1The Royal Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana

The Royal Princess Charlotte is just born and we can speculate about her life. From an astrological perspective this is what charts were made for, analyzing someone’s chart before we know anything about them, or their lives.

Interpretation

There will be a dreamy look to her and she will prefer watery colors like turquoise, aqua and sea green. She may use her personal impression to fuel her life in the world stage.

She will be very aware of who she is and where she came from and exactly what she is expected to do in this life.

She will rely on her instincts for her grace and to make others feel at ease. This is an indicator for a people’s person as she has empathy for others. She may see herself as a champion for others.

Her mother Kate will be the most influential person n her life and she will be very well cared for and loved. Her self worth and values will be instilled in her mainly by her mother who will want her to be well rounded and down to earth. She has a beautiful mother and we know this already.

She is following the Royal Family’s trend of having Taurus prominent as does Queen Elizabeth and many others with her Sun in Taurus. This is the sign of stability and those who prevail against all weather.

She will be fun loving and happy to take some risks in life. This child will enjoy excitement and games that thrill.

As a teenager this child will rebel about her expected behavior and we can expect some outrageous outbursts at that time. She is likely to be very aware of how her actions are perceived and she will transform herself and her natural reactions and is likely to very composed and not let the side or the Family down.

Her chart suggest she will have many friends and acquaintances and this we know as she will not be short of those who want to know her. She will associate herself with causes and groups who she sees as doing the most good things and she will give her name to those.

Her personal identity and brand will probably be the most powerful and influential at the time. She will grow from strength to strength and will be a strong person on the global stage. There is likely to be some extravagant behavior and she will be a Princess in the spotlight all her life.

We can expect her pick up a strong round of “work” as the royals do, and she will pull her weight when the time comes. She will be much loved by the people and I suspect she will be compared to Diana for her good works.

She will know her place and play it with relish but there will be a very private side as well. She will be the master of discretion where her personal life is concerned will surround herself with staunch allies who defend her at all costs. This chart indicates she will have a place that will be dynamic and gain momentum the older she becomes.


 

 

 

Your Zodiac Sign and Spending

by Alison Price

You can learn a lot about your spending habits by looking at your star sign.

Each of the twelve zodiac signs has a different approach to retail therapy. Next time you go shopping with your friends see their spending characteristics at play.

Check out each sign’s buying instincts below and see if you recognize yourself.


Aries

Aries rushes in where angels fear to tread, and in their hurry Rams want to be in and out of the shop. They buy with cash and online so as to grab the new stuff and be wearing the latest colors of the season.

This sign likes the challenge of hunting for a bargain and may easily tackle you to the ground at a fire sale.

Taurus

Taurus takes their time deciding on what to spend their hard earned cash. Bulls prefer to shop in stores, and not online, because they want to touch and feel the goods before buying.

After a day of trawling the shops they are just as likely to bank the money and go home empty handed. Sometimes parting with the cash is the quandary.

Gemini

Gemini likes buying on eBay and sniping the auction at the end. They order books and magazines, apps, games and puzzles. Twins are the best traders in the zodiac and will happily barter for stuff as the real fun is the actual deal.

You are more likely to see Gemini selling to you, than buying for themselves.

Cancer

Cancers like to feather their nest and will splurge on home furnishings and tableware. They like pretty cutlery and plates to match the occasion, whether for a barbecue outside or a Sunday lunch.

Every meal is important and this means the props as well. Crabs like home shopping and will spend on friends, family and will remember to take the office a box of chocolates.

Leo

Leos buy the best they can afford and that goes for luxury items as well. Lions take pride in their purchases and will enthral anyone who will listen about what they bought to adoring oohs and aahs. They will shop in groups and make sure each person has a little something to take home. Leo’s are generous and may spring for lunch as well.

They will shop in groups and make sure each person has a little something to take home. Leo’s are generous and may spring for lunch as well.

Virgo

Virgo spends in small increments and can drive the shop girl wild with their bag of small change for a fifty dollar purchase. They like to collect and will slowly attain the things they want.

Virgo likes things in patchwork, marquetry and paisley patterns. Virgins are more likely to go to the stores several times a day than do one big shop all at once.

Libra

Libra spends on themselves as much as their partner because there has to be a fiscal balance in their relationship.

Libra men may only buy one big item a year, like a car, but its cost will be equal to what their wife spent over the years. Shopping can be agony for Libra as they are not good at deciding and every transaction choice needs to be called.

Scorpio

Scorpio pays cash so there is no paper trail. They like acquiring things and surround themselves with items that mean something.

Scorpions will to remove price tags and hoard some attractive items of value. They like to buy things that others desire and may become a collector of rare books or surgical instruments.

Sagittarius

Sagittarius likes to buy when away from home. They are the ones for whom the souvenir shops were made. Archers seek out things that are difficult to find like a seed pod from a baobab tree or exotic spices from Asia.

This sign arrives home and flings the bags in a corner not even opening them, already planning their next excursion to the mall.

Capricorn

Capricorn invests. When the Sea Goat goes shopping the items they buy have to earn their place. Not for them trivial trinkets.

Capricorn likes quality and will pay whatever it takes to get items perceived as status pieces. Expensive handbags for the women and watches for men. Over the years they can amass a very respectable wardrobe or collection of goodies.

Aquarius

Aquarius like to buy a variety of goods. They love snapping up music and books online and gadgets. They get bored with their stuff and will move on to the next fad as soon as it takes their fancy. Water Bearers have basements full of old things and should invite Scorpio around to rummage through it all.

Water Bearers have basements full of old things and should invite Scorpio around to rummage through it all.

Pisces

Pisces enjoy art and soft and beautiful things. They are happy to tag along with the other signs on an outing to the shops. Fish like to buy only what is needed and can be frugal to the extent that they will “do without” when they should be buying things. Fish don’t like the crush of the malls and will shop late in the evening to miss the crowds.

 


Your Money Planets

Want to know more about astrology and money and how it can be seen in your chart? Get Alison’s book “Your Money Planets” available at Amazon.


 

Astrological Compatible Signs

Astrological Compatibility

By Alison Price

You have probably heard of being astrologically compatible (or not) with other people.

If you compare your planets with another persons it can show attraction and maybe your chart and their chart have something in common. 

Astrology has specific criteria to decide if you are compatibile with someone else. Use my simple grid to find out.

 

Astrology has specific criteria to decide if you are compatibile with someone else. Use my simple grid to find out.

 

Your Sun Sign

Everyone has a Sun in a sign like Libra or Capricorn and that is what we are looking at here.

If you know her Sun sign and you know his Sun sign you can check for astrological compatibility.

Here are my quick rules you can apply to see if he or she could be the one and you can check out my heart chart as well for a visual.

❤️ If Both Suns are in the Same Sign

This is good for easy love and friendship. It can be a competition as both the good and the tough things in each sign can be present.

But you do get each other and can spend time together with easy silence and enjoy just being with each other.


💙 If Your Suns are One Sign Apart

This combination can be annoying and irritating. You both want to beat your own drum and although it may be music to your ears it grates on theirs

The same goes the other way and what they find fascinating makes you yawn.

Signs that are one signs apart are:

Aries/Taurus, Taurus/Gemini, Gemini/Cancer, Cancer/Leo, Leo/Virgo, Virgo/Libra, Libra/Scorpio, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Sagittarius/Capricorn, Capricorn/Aquarius, Aquarius/Pisces and Pisces/Aries.


💛 If your Suns are Two Signs Apart

This is it is good for love friendship and can offer excellent enduring romantic connections. Those you make contact with in this combination will forever be the “one that got away.”

Signs that are two signs apart are:

Aries/Gemini, Taurus/Cancer, Gemini/Leo, Cancer/Virgo, Leo/Libra, Virgo/Scorpio, Libra/Sagittarius, Scorpio/Capricorn, Sagittarius/Aquarius, Capricorn/Pisces, Aquarius/Aries and Pisces/Taurus.


💜 If Your Suns are Three Signs Apart

With this combination there is competition between each if you. Both want to be in charge. This combination is good for challenging situations and can be excellent for business partnerships.

Signs that are three signs apart are:

Aries/Cancer, Taurus/Leo, Gemini/Virgo, Cancer/Libra, Leo/Scorpio, Virgo/Sagittarius, Libra/Capricorn, Scorpio/Aquarius, Sagittarius/Pisces, Capricorn/Aries, Aquarius/Taurus, and Pisces/Gemini.


💛 ❤️ If Your Suns are Four Signs Apart

This is an excellent combination and good for easy love and friendship.

You can forgive each other and can be together easily without tension.

You each can be yourself with this combination.

Signs that are four signs apart are:

Aries/Leo, Taurus/Virgo, Gemini/Libra, Cancer/Scorpio, Leo/Sagittarius, Virgo/Capricorn, Libra/Aquarius, Scorpio/Pisces, Sagittarius/Aries, Capricorn/Taurus, Aquarius/Gemini and Pisces/Cancer.


💚 If Your Suns are Five Signs Apart

This can be annoying to say the least. One will want to boss the other and you may take turns in this role.

You have to constantlymakeg allowances for the other person and this can wear down any love over time. It can become tedious and annoying.

Signs that are five signs apart are:

Aries/Virgo, Taurus/Libra, Gemini/Scorpio, Cancer/Sagittarius, Leo/Capricorn, Virgo/Aquarius, Libra/Pisces, Scorpio/Aries, Sagittarius/Taurus, Capricorn/Gemini, Aquarius/Cancer and Pisces/Leo.


💖 If Your Suns are Six Signs Apart

if can be good for true love, soul mates and friendship. Other people cannot see what you see in each other but it just works.

This is truly a good combination as the other person will stretch you as a person, call you out on your stuff and make you a better person in the end of your journey.

Signs that are six signs apart are:

Aries/Libra, Taurus/Scorpio, Gemini/Sagittarius, Cancer/Capricorn, Leo/Aquarius and Virgo/Pisces.


Top 10 Reasons to Book an Astrology Reading Now

Top 10 ideas to Have an astrology reading now

You may have other thoughts to add and everyone is different.

What are you waiting for?


1) You have never had a reading

2) It has been a year since your last reading

3) You are at a crossroads in your life

4) You think it may be fun

5) Your friend who just had one is raving

6) Your mother-in-law says you should

7) You are curious

8) It is a full moon

9) Your birthday is coming up

10) You want to present a reading to someone special

And 10 bonus reasons

11) You need seasonal gifts which are services and not more stuff

12) You are keen to face the New Year on the right foot

13) You constantly seek ways to improve your life

14) You are on a spiritual journey

15) You need your new baby’s chart done

16) You want your children’s chart read

17) You have met Mr. Right

18) You have met Mr. Could-Be-Right

19) You are seeking personal enlightenment

20) You are an astrology student and want to see the pros in action

21) You are getting married

 

What are you waiting for?


 

New Astrology Podcast

Arwynne and Alison in the recording studio.
Arwynne and Alison in the recording studio.

My good friend Arwynne O’Neill and I have collaborated in our exciting new venture, podcasting! We are under the label Axis Astrology you can listen to the first recording of our podcast and the second Scorpio episode.

We will be up on Itunes soon.

Arwynne is a second generation research astrologer with many years of experience. We met at the twice-a-month downtown  Astrology Vancouver Meetup group earlier in the year and have quickly become firm friends.

We each have our ideas, entertainment and a love of astrology which we want to share with you in a light hearted manner and with plenty of laughs along the way.

In our podcast we:

  • Discuss the astrology of the day such as planetary transits and ingresses,
  • chat about the current Moon phase and eclipses,
  • explore one or two charts of famous people or those in the news,
  • give our take on astrology book and products with fun reviews,
  • clue you in on up-coming events and,
  • share our unique ideas on astrology.

This is something new for me and it suits my present astrological offerings. I hope you enjoy it, let me know.

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Join us for Astrology Conversation in Vancouver

StampsWhat is Astrology Conversation?

We have light hearted discussions about astrology. We sometimes discuss the charts of the moment in the news, current transits or something of interest to astrologers for example – upcoming events in our community, new books, old books or related products such as astrology tarot cards.

Who is Astrology Conversation for?

If you are interested in astrology and are in the city centre then do come along and join us. If you are a beginner or more advanced you are most welcome.

When does Astrology Conversation happen?

We meet every second Wednesday at 10:00am in the morning. To check if we are meeting next Wednesday you can email me at alison[at]starzology[dot]com or follow along on the Starzology Facebook page.

Where do we get together?

We meet at the Waves Coffee House at Howe on Smithe Streets, Vancouver, BC, Canada. You are encouraged to buy a tea, coffee or pastry from our barista Chris.

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Astrology and Chess

by Alison Price

Chess – Play to Win

Chess is a board game of strategy. It makes you think. There are six different types chess piece and each one has it’s own moves.

The board is a black and white grid of eight by eight squares and you face your opponent with the white square at you right hand.

I believe every child from the age of five onwards should be playing chess after dinner each night for half an hour before watching TV.

The King

The king can only move one square at a time and capturing the king is the target of the whole game. He has little defense from the rest of the board and relies on his close family and people to care for him.

Typically a king inherits his destiny from his family.

The planet that suggests the king is the Moon and emotions and responses are often ingrained and inherited.

The Queen

The queen is the most powerful piece in chess. She can cover three times as much ground as the bishop, knight and rook. For sheer style, influence and power the planet indicated has to be the Sun.

Opponents who only have their queen left on the board can easily win the game against a selection of other pieces, such is her power and reach.

The Bishops x 2

The two bishops (one on the black squares and one on white) move diagonally across the board. This angular movement can allow others to breach their line if they are on the other color.

Bishops are placed closest to the King and Queen on the board and so suggest Mercury and Venus because Mercury is closest to the Sun and Venus is closest to the Moon.

I was tempted to go with Jupiter and the religious connotations.

The Rooks x 2

These are the backbone defense pieces and can move horizontally and vertically without others crossing through their line unlike the bishop (see below). The rooks suggest Mars for warriors and battlements and Saturn for boundaries like castle walls.

Rooks also have a classy move called castleing where, if there are no pieces between the king and the rook, and they both have not been played yet, the two can be moved two spaces sideways.

The Knights x 2

Knights ride horses and the piece is in the shape of a horse’s head so we immediately think of Sagittarius and therefore Jupiter.

They move in an “L” shape and can jump over other pieces on the board. Knights typically travel far and wide and have crusades and quests similar to Jupiter.

The Pawns x 8

The eight pawns can only move forward one space at a time unless it is their very first move when two spaces are allowed. If a pawn can reach the other side of the board the player can choose to have one of their removed pieces replaced by that pawn as a reward for making it through.

Generally the pawns run interference and are background to the main story, so here we have them symbolized through the outers (Uranus, Neptune and Pluto) and any other planet that is not well placed in the chart.


 

The Elements in the Garden – An Astrology Tale

This is the shortest story about how the four elements of fire, earth, air and water express themselves through astrology.

Each chart will have a predominant element which is the one containing the most planets. If you have a tie then count in the Ascendant and Midheaven.

It all began when Fire was out and about in the garden and, standing in a sunny spot, had an inspiration. “Let’s create a fabulous place and encourage all these birds which visit our garden to rest here,” said Fire.

“I will design and make a shelter for the birds,” said Earth who went off to purchase building materials at the hardware store to make a sturdy home for their winged friends.

“We will call it Chateau Cardinal!” decreed Air. “I will inform everyone that I have named it so,” as he dashed off to spread the word.

Water arrived carrying a bag of birdseed and a water dish. “I will care for these birds. I will provide food, clean water and nurture them,” said Water eyeing-up next-door’s cat.

And so it was, that each element brought their own strengths to the same issue to encourage the birds to live in their garden.


Born on the cusp? Don’t know your sign? I can help.

by Alison Price

Were you born on a cusp and want to know your Sun sign?

Read on…

Each year the Sun moves through twelve signs of the zodiac. As it changes signs it creates twelve cusp days each year.

A cusp day is one of the twelve days each year when the Sun changes sign from, say, Virgo to Libra or Taurus to Gemini. If your birthday falls on one of these cusp days you could be either sign.

Remember the Sun does not change sign neatly at midnight, it can enter a new sign at any time during the day. This is what makes it tricky. Thank goodness for astrologers!

So, are you a Virgo or a Libra? Or do you think you have a bit of both signs? I don’t  think so. You are either one or the other, not both.

How do you know which sign your Sun is in? Simple, ask me. Don’t live under the wrong sign one minute longer!

What you Do

In the email below write your name, time of birth, date of birth and place of birth.

I used to offer this as a free service but I have been inundated with requests from cusp people so now there is a token amount due of $1 before you email me.




What I Do

I will calculate your Sun’s position and tell you which sign you are.

Usually I do it straight away so you don’t have to wait, but if I’m having a nap I’ll do it as soon as I can.

I’m glad to help you.

Alison


New Year’s Resolutions

by Alison Price

When I was a young girl my mother always made New Year’s Resolutions.

We would discuss them after dinner on New Years Eve whilst waiting for the clock to chime twelve. She truly believed they would make the next year better.

She had resolutions such as no more chocolate, eat fish twice a week or give up smoking –  those were the days.

Ultimately they did not last. Why, because they were too dramatic. To totally banish chocolate will never happen, to anyone, I mean, come on.

You have a better chance of keep a New Years resolution if it is something that can be practiced in moderation especially when it’s about food.

Habits and the Moon

Habits are activities and rituals that we have been doing for so long they seem to be simply part of who we are.

Better habits have to be learned.

In astrology your habits are shown by the Moon placement in your chart. The Moon marks out our “months” by making one full circle round the Earth. During this lunar transit it makes all the possible aspects and touches our charts in every way possible. A bit like a mini year as it reflects the Sun’s movement through the zodiac.

28 Days

It takes 28 days (one lunar month) to reprogram yourself to accept new things, routines and break a habit.

If you can keep going for at least four weeks you have a better chance of making the adjustment. This goes for everything you want to change.

Moderation is key to life changes that you can achieve and maintain in the long run.

Typical New Year’s resolutions are:

  • Quit smoking
  • Spend less time in the office
  • Lose weight
  • Be nicer
  • Read a book a week

Measurable change

This year I read my first Stephen King book. No, not Carrie or one of his trademark horrors but On Writing: A memoir of the craft.

In it he explains that he writes 2000 words every day of the year including Christmas Day and his Birthday. Whether it is first drafts, second, third, editing or whatever he finds that he can achieve this number of words on the page.

Recently I have been writing more for my blog, newsletter articles, class lesson notes, eBooks, guest posts and I have three book manuscripts on the back burner (and have had for sometime now).

I think I may be in the groove and making some writing progress here. Grammar is still a big issue, but that won’t stop me, at this stage nothing will.

My New Year resolution

This year I want to step up my writing. I am setting a personal goal of 1000 words a day for five days a week. That will be 5000 words a week or 250000 words by the end of December.

Some days I won’t be able to make the full count but then I hope to play catchup the next day so the week’s total count balances out

I may do more, I may do less, but I believe it is an achievable goal. It takes guts to put this out there into the universe but this year I am drawn.

Can I do it?

I hope so.

I’ll keep you updated on my progress.

What are your New Year’s Resolutions for next year? Will you choose something attainable this year or stay the chocolate route?


 

How to Interpret a Retrograde Sun

by Alison Price

Everything you wanted to know about a retrograde Sun but were too afraid to ask

There really are only two responses to the title of this piece. Ok, maybe more than two, but the essence of each will be the same as they are just variations on a theme.

The first response is “I have to learn about this new feature in astrology” and the second reaction is “What’s she banging on about now?”


Part 1: If you don’t know about retrograde Suns

Read this part if you have a retrograde Sun in your chart, if it is in a member of your family’s nativity, it has cropped up in a friend’s horoscope or if you wish to learn how to interpret one.

  • Decide if it is a daytime or nighttime birth
  • Check for converse progressions
  • Realize that astrology has many confusing details
  • Calculate the chart with Regiomontanus house cusps
  • Book in for the class “Astronomy for Astrologers”
  • Make sure to discuss this interesting phenomena at you next astrology meeting

Part 2: If you do know all about retrograde Suns

Read this part if you know about retrograde Suns or if you have come across them before. Here are some thoughts on how to proceed.

  • A little knowledge is a dangerous thing
  • Choose your mentors wisely
  • Always be on the lookout for a sense of humor
  • Know that not all those reading this have your powers
  • Get behind the “All practitioners must get certified” regime
  • Go outside, stand in the Sun and smile

Remember everyone sees the world through the lens of their own chart. What one person sees is often different to how you view things.

Who is correct?

Sometimes it is not easy to tell.

Let astrology inspire you.

 


 

Astrology Crossword Challenge

Take the Crossword Challenge

Here is a fun Astrology Crossword for those strong Mercury types.

What to do

Print this page, complete the crossword, scan to a file, attach to an email and send to [email protected] to have your name posted here as one of the few to complete this crossword.


Our correct completed crossword congrats go to…

Julia Cann from Plymouth, England.

Arwynne O’Neill from Vancouver, Canada.

Maria Michaelidis from Skorpios, Greece.

Hennie Potgieter from Phalaborwa, South Africa.

Jan Weiss from Coventry, England.

Ali Khan from Toronto, Canada

 

 

 

 

Across

1. A positive element (3).

2. His laws on planetary motion (6).

4. Part of the Great Year (3).

5.  Greenwich Mean Time abbr. (3).

10.  An astrologer’s reference book (5, 2, 6).

12.  Mars’ colour (3).

14. Exalted in Aries (3).

15.  Largest of the big four asteroids (5).

16.  Ptolemy’s famous work (11).

19.  The house of your children’s career (6).

21.  An asteroid award (4).

24.  Finger of God aspect pattern (3).

25.  Local Mean Time abbr. (3).

26.  Easy aspect (5).

28.  The metal of Mars (4).

29.  Sagittarius’ element (4).

30.  Right Ascension abbr. (2).

31.  Falls in Virgo (5).

34.  Junction of the plane of the ecliptic and a planet’s path (4).

35.  A chart used in synastry (9, 5).

36.  Aspect tolerances (4).

37.  The point of the celestial sphere directly above the observer (6).

38.  Castor and Pollux are the Gemini pair (5).

Down

1.  Saturn is the traditional ruler (8).

3.  The sign of the monarchy (3).

6.  Quadruplicities (5).

7.  Age of Aries symbolic animal (3).

8.  Planet of reflection (4).

9.  Toronto’s vibrant astrology group (9, 7).

11.  A planetary condition (7).

13.  The planet that rules the Phoenix (5).

14.  The State Of The Art astrology conference (4).

15.  A planetary key (6).

17.  Hemisphere from 4th to 9th (7).

18.  Immum Coeli abbr. (2).

20.  Below the Asc/Dec axis (5).

22.  Planet of rebellion (6).

23.  The 29th degree (8).

27.  The rulers of the signs (7).

32.  These can be fixed (5).

33.  The 6th house pertains to animals smaller than this one (4).

 

 


 

Solar System Necklace

In a chart the first house (by sign, ruler, aspects or tenants) suggests the initial impression we make on others.

This is indicated in the clothes we choose to wear, our hair style, complexion and gait. Included in the ascendant complex are accessories and personal adornment items or to put it simply, jewelry.

I have always been particularly attracted to natural products such as amber, wood, glass, coral or shells.

Recently I created what I now refer to as my solar system necklace. It features the Sun and the planets including the Moon and Pluto.

I designed it from a selection of glass beads purchased at a local haberdashery. Each colored sphere represents a planet.

The trick is that you cannot buy one individual bead which looks like Neptune you have to buy a short string of perhaps ten beads all in the same design, so now I have a selection of Neptune, Mars and Venus-like spares.

When crafting a solar system necklace the challenge is to relate the bead size to the actual planet’s magnitude. Of course this is not an exact science or the Sun would be as large as a basketball hanging around your neck. However I tried to bring in some proportion.

The Sun is represented by the biggest bead followed by Mercury and Venus. Next comes the Earth and additionally it has the Moon as a pearl attached on an auxiliary string indicating the Moon’s special relationship with our home planet. I threaded Mars as a bright red sphere in a similar size to the other personal planets.

Then Jupiter the biggest  and followed by Saturn with a slightly smaller dimension. Next up are the outers with Uranus represented by an electric blue and then Neptune a misty cyan. Last is Pluto, again a smaller orange bead signifying the lesser mass of everyone’s favorite dwarf planet.

My necklace finished off by a continuous threading of tiny beads in variegated earth tones. Between each is a small silver spacer. Here is a secret, not being a pro beader, I simply tied a firm knot in the hemp thread at the back of the neck. I made sure the finished product was long enough to slip over my head so as not to need a clasp.

Altogether it is an unusual piece. It is also incredibly heavy to wear and I fear one day will burst apart under its own mass in the way of the big bang.

Having a unique necklace which is specifically designed with an astrological theme appeals to me.

Next time I get the urge to make a statement piece I think I may thread the planets in their rising sequence.

I have to do something with all the left over Neptunes.

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