The Danish Girl – A Look at Lili

I watched the movie “The Danish Girl” (2005) just now. It’s a difficult movie to watch as my world views are challenged and the movie forced me to think through them. For those who have not heard of the movie, it’s about a male and female artist who were married. The husband named Einar / Lili came out as a transgender woman to the wife named Gerda who supported her throughout her journey and transition to a woman.Read More »


Moon Quincunx Sun

If the Moon and the Sun represents our perception of our mother and father respectively, Moon quincunx Sun might indicate that we perceive our parents as oil and water, or cheese and chalk. They may appear to be different in personality or essence from each other to us. Others including our siblings may think otherwise though as our realities are likely to be different from theirs.


Blind Spot and Illumination

I read somewhere, I think in Sue Tompkin’s book that conjunctions are like blind spots to a person. He/she most probably wouldn’t be conscious of the conjunction. It’s like 2 persons standing side by side, staring ahead  in the same direction. There is a limit to the peripherical vision of a person. Therefore, each person in the pair can’t see each other clearly. Hence, conjunctions are sometimes described as blind spots.

Contrast that with oppositions – two persons standing opposite of each other, facing each other. Each person is in full view of the other. Hence, there is potential objectivity with oppositions as “all” information are available. Whether objectivity is exercised is another matter though.

Prioritise! / Tight Aspects

It finally drummed into me about the 80/20 rule or the Pareto principle which is basically that 80% of the outcome is determined by 20% of the input. Or something like that.

Applying that to astrology, focus the bulk of your analysis on the tightest aspects. That’s going to do most of the explanation. Even if the aspect is a semisquare or semisextile which, say, make an exact aspect. That doesn’t mean that you disregard the other aspects though but spend less time on them. Priorisation is the key especially when time is short!