Whole Sign Houses and Sun Sign Astrology

I was studying whole sign houses again recently. Someone suggested to track the transits of planets especially outer ones into a house to observe the effectiveness of the whole sign house system. It got me thinking – isn’t that essentially looking at Sun sign columns based on your Ascendant sign? For some time, I have been puzzled on why there is some validity to the … Continue reading Whole Sign Houses and Sun Sign Astrology

Which Career to Choose?

I have been trained in modern (psychological) astrology methods. Of recent times, I have found that it doesn’t quite provide me with the insights that I want. In modern astrology, to determine or to glean some insights on one’s career, you would perhaps look at the house location of the MC ruler. And perhaps consider the planets in the 10th, aspects made to the 10th … Continue reading Which Career to Choose?

Radical Houses in Consultation Charts

Time and time again, I have found that it’s better to not to turn the chart unless there’s an absolute need to. For example, I had seen the following: The 7th ruler is approaching combustion. Both the 7th ruler and the Sun are in the 8th The 7th ruler is under the Sun beams. Both the 7th ruler and the Sun are in the 8th In … Continue reading Radical Houses in Consultation Charts

Saturn in Retrograde in 1st

I have consistently found that when Saturn in retrograde conjuncts the ASC tightly in a horary or consultation chart, the client will be unhappy with the consultation or reading. This guideline is stated in William Lilly’s Christian Astrology. Truth be told, I didn’t follow the guideline in my first few years of practice. When I learnt of the rule, I revisited the few consultations which … Continue reading Saturn in Retrograde in 1st

Sun in 7th – Solar Return

I was looking at a solar return of a client for this year. Let’s call her Margaret. The Sun is smacked on the 7th. I said to Margaret that relationships would be a big focus for her this year. She had a puzzled look on her face. I ventured further. There could be quite a lot of communication with your husband as Mercury is next to the Sun. Mercury rules the 5th so there could be communication or thoughts about children. Continue reading “Sun in 7th – Solar Return”

Jupiter-Venus Physical Description

More than half of the horary questions that I receive are about relationships e.g. when would I find somebody? I would usually provide them with a physical description of the love interest. And often times, to check that the chart is radical and it’s an email reading, I would describe them and almost most of the time, I would describe their physical characteristics correctly. Thank God for that… *wipes sweat off the brow”. But having the skill to describe physical characteristics can be rather important for other reasons too. Continue reading “Jupiter-Venus Physical Description”