Roots – 4th House

The 4th house and/or IC in astrology represents one's roots, among other things. What does one's roots really mean? The first thing that comes to my mind is lineage and ancestry. For a plant's or tree's roots to take root, there must be a suitable soil, unless the plant is cultivated using hydroponics or aeroponics. … Continue reading Roots – 4th House


Astro Vocabulary

Pluto Another increase in my astrological vocabulary for Pluto - a profound experience, "transformative" instead of simply "transformation". Saturn Commitment, committed to xyz, demands, demanding. Instead of "focused", try "Concerned with" Intense (hmmm, I have always associated Pluto with intensity. But I suppose with Saturn's laser focus on things, it could certainly be described as … Continue reading Astro Vocabulary


I'm absolutely delighted when I chanced upon Chiron being described as vulnerability. Which makes perfect sense. My astrological vocabulary with Chiron has been stagnant for some time now - wounded healer, wound, injury, healing, feeling isolated, abandoned, difference from the rest, transmuting personal differences into a strength by ingenious means, mentor, guidance, do for others … Continue reading Chiron

Moon in Air Signs

What does it mean to feel? Is it to have "feelings" of happiness, sadness, grief, etc. Emotional feelings? Mostly interestingly and unexpectedly, Oxford online dictionary defines the verb "feel" as "Experience (an emotion or sensation)". I would like to suggest that to feel is to react, to respond instinctually. When one feels, it's almost as … Continue reading Moon in Air Signs

Accessing a Free Ephemeris

At some point in time, astrology students or enthusiasts will need to refer to an ephemeris as they progress on their astrological journey. The Swiss ephemeris is known to be extremely accurate and it is available free-of-charge on the website.  To download the Swiss ephemeris, follow these steps: Go to At the top, … Continue reading Accessing a Free Ephemeris

Encounter with Mercurial People

I have been meeting three rather mercurial people as part of my work these few days. Two with Sun-Mercury conjunctions and one with Moon-Mercury conjunction. I doubt it's a coincidence. What's interesting is that I'm currently going through a Jupiter trine Mercury and Jupiter trine MC transit. Which makes me think that there's perhaps a … Continue reading Encounter with Mercurial People