Depth Astrology 301: Houses

Houses divide the sky into twelve pie pieces, and each house represents a different part of life, so houses add significant specificity to chart interpretation. They tell us in what domains of our lives bodies’ and angles’ energies will tend to manifest. I have described them in some detail below. This is the third in a series that explains how Depth Astrology works.

Houses are particularly important in chart interpretation because they change faster than any other part of the chart, so that means that they are more individualized than bodies, and they define most of the key angles like Ascendant and Midheaven. To take an example, everyone born on a certain day and place will have bodies in the same positions, with the exception of the moon, which is the fastest-moving body in a chart. But Earth’s rotation creates the movement of the houses quite quickly as the example shows. Continue reading “Depth Astrology 301: Houses”

Depth Astrology 201: Aspects [Angles]

I call the kind of astrology I practice “Depth Astrology” to differentiate it from the relatively superficial type that most of us are familiar with. This is the second of a series on the basic elements of a natal (birth) chart, which is the fundamental astrological tool. After explaining the meanings of the angles and whence they are derived, I’ll share some examples.  Continue reading “Depth Astrology 201: Aspects [Angles]”

Depth Astrology 101: Bodies [Planets Plus]

Solar-SystemI am provisionally calling the kind of astrology I practice “Depth Astrology” to differentiate it from the relatively superficial type that most of us are familiar with. So I ask myself, what are some understandable ways that I can explain how it works? This is the first of a series on the basic elements of a natal (birth) chart, which is the fundamental astrological tool.

Bodies encompass planets, luminaries (our Sun and Moon), and some asteroids. When someone asks you, “What’s your sign?” they are referring to your sun sign, which is the cornerstone of newspaper and magazine astrology. The constellations are a backdrop of our solar system, so when you were born, as seen from Earth, the Sun had one of those constellations (the zodiac signs) behind it. That is your sun sign. You have probably heard that you also have a moon sign, and it is determined the same way. And so on for the other bodies. Continue reading “Depth Astrology 101: Bodies [Planets Plus]”