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Astrological Timing and the Myth of Precision

Astrological Timing and the Myth of Precision

Time as we know it began in the late 1800s. Ironically, there's no precise time for the beginning of time. It first took shape in Great Britain in November 1840, and the notion gained momentum after September 22, 1847. In the United States and Canada, time began at 12:00 p.m. on November 18, 1883.

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Ask Kevin: The Best Planetary Times to Buy a Car

Ask Kevin: The Best Planetary Times to Buy a Car

Myriam Asks: 

When are the best planetary times to buy a car?

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The Real Houses of Astrology: The Real Seventh House

The Real Houses of Astrology: The Real Seventh House

Enough about me; let's talk about you! But there are so many of you, we have to do this one at a time. The Seventh House is democratic that way. Sure, it's the house of marriage and represents the one person with whom you hope to spend your life, but it's also the house of every other one-to-one relationship. The Seventh House influences how you relate to other individuals. You might think that the way you relate to your spouse is different from how you relate to your business partners, salespeople, competitors, or open enemies, but it's not. There's one thing all of these people have in common. They're all mirrors reflecting your own issues back to you.

It's time to meet the real Seventh House. 

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Critical Thinking vs. Predictive Astrology: Cause, Coincidence & Context

Critical Thinking vs. Predictive Astrology: Cause, Coincidence & Context

Most predictive astrology practiced and taught today relies on the illusion of cause and effect. The astrologer produces charts to illustrate the value and amazing accuracy of a particular technique. For example, at the exact moment of a car accident Uranus was square Mars. We all assume this is an example of causality, but in fact, it's an example of coincidence.

When we apply some critical thinking to the example, we discover a series of underlying assumptions. And the assumptions aren't nearly as stable as we think they are. 

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Ask Kevin: Accuracy in Predictive Astrology

Ask Kevin: Accuracy in Predictive Astrology

Mostapha Asks: 

Which astrology branches provide precise and accurate predictions, Nativity or Horary?

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The Real Houses of Astrology: The Real Sixth House

The Real Houses of Astrology: The Real Sixth House

Good help is so hard to find. In the past, you would look to the Sixth House to find it because that's where all of your servants lived, but times have changed. Astrology has changed with the times, and in recent years, the Sixth House has received a fresh coat of whitewash. It now claims to be the house that relates to your job, to selfless service, to diet and nutrition, and to physical routines and exercise. But no amount of public relations and marketing can change the fact that the Sixth House is the house of slavery and illness. And this isn't a bad thing.

The Sixth House is a part of life. It's not always a pleasant part of life, but it can't be avoided. And the best way to keep it in its place is to accept it for what it is. It's time to meet the real Sixth House. 

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Predictive Astrology: Cause, Coincidence & Context

Predictive Astrology: Cause, Coincidence & Context

Has this ever happened to you? You finally get around to washing your car, and the moment you finish, it starts to rain. You may joke that it rained because you washed your car, but the idea that you caused the rain by washing your car is silly. The fact that you washed your car and then it rained is simply a coincidence.

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Ask Kevin: Transits to the Part of Fortune

Ask Kevin: Transits to the Part of Fortune

Rhonda Asks: 

Pluto will conjunct my Part of Fortune in Capricorn the 8th house in a few years. What does this mean? How can I best take prepare to take advantage of this transit? Not much is written about transits to the Part of Fortune, even though the ancients considered it an important personal point.

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The Real Houses of Astrology: The Real Fifth House

The Real Houses of Astrology: The Real Fifth House

What do sex, the stock market, games, entertainment, bribery, creative expression, children, and real estate agents have in common? You can find them all in the Fifth House. By all accounts, the Fifth House is all about amusement, but there's more to it than that. Games have winners and losers. Risk is exciting, and winning is a rush; but when you lose, you have to live with the consequences. The Fifth House is a nice place to visit, but you wouldn't want to live there. It's time to meet the real Fifth House.

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The Trouble with Transits

The Trouble with Transits

Jupiter has let me down once again. I just went through a period where Jupiter moved over my Venus, while activating my Moon and Mercury and yet somehow, I failed to win the lottery, find the love of my life, or become a bestselling author. Again.

On the other hand, Pluto has been squaring my Part of Fortune for the past year and I haven't gone bankrupt, and the Mars-Saturn conjunction in my Sixth House didn't create a health crisis or disrupt my job.

In fact, these transits came and went and I never even noticed them. This is the trouble with transits: they rarely do what we expect them to do. 

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Ed Ramsey
Thanks, very helpful.
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Announcing Talented Astrologer Magazine!

Announcing Talented Astrologer Magazine!
Read Talented Astrologer magazine online now!

​I'm so excited to announce the first issue of Talented Astrologer magazine!

Talented Astrologer is presented as a flip book. It combines all of the benefits of a printed publication with the convenience of a digital delivery system. You can visit the links, watch embedded videos, search, bookmark, and most importantly, share it across social media. 

Each month, Talented Astrologer will include articles in different departments. The How to Become a Talented Astrologer department will feature articles that help you to develop chart interpretation skills or explore different tools and tips. It will also include The Real Houses of Astrology series from the Talented Astrologer Blog. Ask Kevin features videos where I answer your questions about the practice and profession of astrology. The Relationships department will explore the complex dynamics of human relationships, from astrological, psychological, spiritual, and practical perspectives. And the Consciousness department includes articles on spirituality, human consciousness, prosperity, and happiness.

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The Real Houses of Astrology: The Real Fourth House

The Real Houses of Astrology: The Real Fourth House

Home is where the heart is, as the saying goes. When most astrologers think of the Fourth House, they think of the comforts of home, family traditions, and mom's apple pie. When they learn about the real Fourth House, they're quite shocked. For one thing, mom belongs to the Tenth House, not the Fourth House. And when you think objectively about family traditions, they're not always that comforting.

The Fourth House is your foundation. It connects to your past, your family, and your ancestors. It's a literal foundation in that it represents real estate and land. It's where life begins, and where the cycle ends. It's time to meet the real Fourth House. 

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Marie Curie: An Astrological Portrait

Marie Curie: An Astrological Portrait

Born in Poland, on November 7, 1867, at 12:00 p.m. LMT, Marie Curie grew up to be a pioneer of science. She was instrumental in developing the theory of radioactivity, and in 1903 she became the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for Physics. In 1911 she became not only the first person to win two Nobel Prizes, this time for Chemistry, but also the first—and only—person to win two Nobel Prizes in different sciences.

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Ask Kevin: Planets on House Cusps

Ask Kevin: Planets on House Cusps

Thad Asks: 

I'm confused about which house a planet should be interpreted in when the planet is only 1 or 2 degrees from the house cusp.

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So this implicates that if you use whole house system a planet is per definition always in the house it actually occupies; even if... Read More
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Paulus,I think the issue is that there is no "preferred house system for natal astrology." There's only a preferred house system f... Read More
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The Real Houses of Astrology: The Real Third House

The Real Houses of Astrology: The Real Third House

The Third House sometimes seems to be the junk drawer of the chart. It contains odds and ends like short journeys, siblings, and communication. It relates to childhood, the lower mind, and your early education. It's also the house of heresy. It's easy to gloss over the Third House with a few words about the intellect, but that would be a mistake. The real Third House has hidden depths, and considerable practical value.

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Do People with Mars in the Fourth House Bottle Up Anger?

Do People with Mars in the Fourth House Bottle Up Anger?

Sometimes simple questions don't have simple answers. Many parents discover this the first time their child asks them "Why is the sky blue?" The surreptitious Google search gets you to the answer, but the answer requires an understanding of the atmosphere, light waves, colors of light, and how light travels through the air.

Astrology teachers have the same problem. Students ask questions that seem so simple, and are often disappointed when there isn't a simple answer. For example, one of my students asked me if people who have Mars in the Fourth House of the natal chart tend to bottle up anger. It's an excellent question, but not a simple one. 

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Ask Kevin: Uranus Transits

Ask Kevin: Uranus Transits

Deanna Asks: 

I have Uranus approaching my 10th house and Midheaven, which also conjuncts my Moon. What should I expect?

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The Real Houses of Astrology: The Real Second House

The Real Houses of Astrology: The Real Second House

Money may not be the answer, but it's amazing how often it's a part of the question. The goal is always happiness, and in our modern culture, happiness is often associated with money. Although we mainly look to the Second House for financial advice, there's more to the Second House than your bank balance.

The Second House supports the First House and it contains anything you can call "mine." It's your resources, moveable property, and possessions, but it's also your talents, skills, and values. And when it comes to money, it relates as much to your savings as it does to your salary. The more you put into the Second House, the more you get out of it.

It's time to meet the real Second House. 

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The Astrological Rules of Attraction

The Astrological Rules of Attraction

Ending a romantic relationship is never easy. When romantic love fades, we're often faced with difficult questions such as, "Was it ever real?" "What went wrong?" and "What in the world did I ever see in that person in the first place?"

Most romantic entanglements begin with a spark of physical attraction, but that's not enough to sustain a relationship beyond a few dates. Love really is blind. The surface trappings may grab our interest in a potential partner, but what keeps our interest is less obvious. We feel drawn to our partners. The attraction is palpable. And yet it's difficult to define.

Astrology can help with that. Your natal chart can help you to recognize the specific qualities that you look for in a romantic partner. All you need are three astrological rules of attraction. 

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Ask Kevin: Saturn Conjunct Sun

Ask Kevin: Saturn Conjunct Sun

Art Asks:

“I have transiting Saturn conjunct my Sun. Could you shed some light on what this means?”

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