Another Window into Astrology: the Chart Ruler

fenetre-jolieThe chart ruler is the planet that rules the sign of the Ascendant of a natal chart or composite chart, and it offers fascinating insights into one’s character, relationships, and life patterns.

In order to use the chart ruler, you must know your birth time or have your chart rectified (an astrologer derives your Ascendant by working with you to analyze your life events). First, I’ll describe how it works in charts generally, and then I’ll discuss some fascinating ways it affects the rhythm of your life. Continue reading “Another Window into Astrology: the Chart Ruler”

Taurus New Moon [Astro Weather]

Astro Weather: Snapshot

newmoon_tau-2020Get ready for a month of surprises! Behind the bull’s placid exterior lurks a quintet of Aquarian energy that will keep us all on our toes—in frustrating and delightful ways, depending on how we meet it.

  • Most of us have experienced total disruption of our neat work and home “lives,” which is the kind of thing that happens when Uranus passes through Taurus. This overall theme is strengthened because New Moon will occur while conjunct Uranus this month.
  • The beautiful thing about this situation is, one person’s disruption is another person’s creativity and growth: our responses to Uranus’s throwing monkey wrenches into things is what makes the difference. Our attitudes towards the sudden, surprising changes that Uranus offers up is what creates our experience. This post will get you ready, so you can take it all in stride and not get too upset if you trip and fall here and there.
  • This month offers an opportunity to make new friends and spark new romances—and these will tend to follow the Uranian theme. If you’re open to it, you may meet people under surprising circumstances, or surprising people, for romance and/or friendship.
  • Business will be a mixed bag because surprise will be everywhere. You can help by being ready and calming some of your colleagues (the planners) who get frustrated at the surprises that occur.
  • Again, the lesson of Uranus is, when you give into its disruption, the eventual outcome is often better than planned, but it doesn’t occur in the usual way.

Are you ready? Let’s peel the onion. Continue reading “Taurus New Moon [Astro Weather]”

Why Conspiracy Theories Are a Losing Game

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In Why Conspiracy Theories Are a Losing Game, I explain my reasoning for disregarding the theories themselves while being empathic to people who harbor the theories because they are usually experiencing pain and fear.

Conspiracy theories flourish during periods of mass fear and uncertainty, so they have heightened relevance now. I also wish to contrast conspiracy theories with my practice of assessing and mitigating risks. Let’s start with definitions. Continue reading “Why Conspiracy Theories Are a Losing Game”