Astrology
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I am not an astrologer but I do have a keen awareness as to how the planets and their
constant motion affect my mind and mood. If you think about planet Earth spinning on
its axis while hurtling through the cosmos ceaselessly passing other planets forward
and backward (rather slowing), one can not assume that this has no affect on us. It
often intrigues me when I am not in flow how if I check on the state of the planets I
can rejig my schedule to work with the energies as opposed to marching up hill…

To do this I use a lot of help, resources on the net have made it easy to see the
forecast of the minute, hour, day and month and this helps immensely when planning
any creative endeavor or practical project.

Here are a few virtual addresses that are a permanent part of my favorites:

Astrodienst, a (I think) Swiss based site, offers free online chart generation and a
wonderful online program that allows you to determine geographic “hot spots” of
success or challenge. This is great fun and as I move every four years or so, it has been
a most helpful instrument in highlighting how a place is assisting or hindering my
progress.

Café Astrology, in addition to having some great essays on celestial trends, has pretty
accurate daily, weekly and monthly. They are sharp and intelligent.

Planetwaves, ahhh I love Eric!!! He is an impassioned astrologer who has made an art
of seeing the skies as reflections of social and political zeitgeist. He has coined and
evolved eco-astro journalism and if I want to know why there appears two floods, a
coup, and an oil spill the same week, I turn to Eric. He is also an amazing teacher who
patiently explains the corners of the cosmos where others haven’t yet bothered to delve
or haven’t understood it well enough to speak about it.

Astrologyzone, Sue Miller’s site, is a must for those who are eager for the month laid
out. Her optimistic approach  guides you to examine the options of interpretation to
determine what is the best tack for you.

Leigh Oswald, has served Artnet for several years as resident astrologer.  I find her
approach to the skies thorough, penetrating and inspirational. Particularly as this is an
art site her focus on creativity and how each sign can capitalize on it is superb. We are
all creative yet how often do we honor this in ourselves and others?

A rather new discovery is Lawrence Hillman, the son of well-known archetypal
psychologist and author James Hillman. His approach to the planets as actors on the
stage of your life is so animated that when you read your next horoscope you can’t
quite see Mercury in the same way again other than throwing props from the wings in
order to throw of the natural flow of events. A delightful fresh perspective and for those
of you who like your astrology meatier, this is the man. He grew up in Switzerland,
when father was head of the Jung Institute there, and managed to absorb quite a
lot…try his book:
Planets in Play:
How to Reimagine Your Life Through the Language of Astrology ,
Clock at St. Mark's Square
Venice
Courteous Reader, Astrology is one of the most ancient Sciences, held in high esteem of old, by the
Wise and the Great. Formerly, no Prince would make War or Peace, nor any General fight in Battle, in
short, no important affair was undertaken without first consulting an Astrologer.
- Benjamin Franklin

Personification  of Astrology
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