Topic Index: Astrological Basics

Please note that most blog post articles listed in this index are cross-listed under more than one topic (in some cases, under several); I’m hoping that this will make finding topics of interest more convenient and intuitive. Please know that your feedback is always welcome! 

Articles within each topic area are arranged in reverse chronological order (most recent first). 

Please also note that every article I've written on this blog has deployed astrological principles and chart interpretation techniques, but the articles below are more centrally focused on such principles and techniques. I'm finding out that indexing is far from a precise science, by the way, so my apologies if some article seems mistakenly categorized!


Basic Astrological Principles

Aspects & Modes
Unacceptable Sacrifices: the Parkland Shooting & Beyond (2/22/18)
Flying a kite at the UN: of astrological modes and more saber-rattling (9/25/17)
The Astrology of young people under fire: Gen Sag (6/14/17)
A Fated Cosmic Juggling Act in DC: Yods & Double Quincunxes! (3/30/17)
Of Big Wind & Boomerangs: the Jup-Ura opposition in DC (3/10/17)
The Uranus-Neptune cycle & a “Post-Truth” world (11/21/16)
A Distributed Denial of Svc; hitching a ride in these Card/Mut times (10/26/16)
The Furies are upon us: a week of trial by Cosmic fire (7/9/16)

Deluded lone crusaders: cosmic parallels, Charleston to Orlando (6/20/16)
Shooting the rapids: September's mutable eclipse (6/13/16)
The Mutable Grand Square Dance in California—who wins? (6/6/16)
Finding Mother Earth in the Heavens: the Paris Climate Accord (4/23/16)
Papa Pancho in Greece: a Saturn-Neptune-Chiron odyssey (4/16/16)
An Astrological Fairy Tale: an Evil Fairy, Pr/ Charming & the April 19th NY Primary (4/9/16)
Full throttle in reverse: Clinton, WI & NY primaries, & the Rx shuffle (4/5/16)
Trump the Magic Dragon runs aground? More on Election 2016 Rx’s (4/2/16)
Cosmic Connections: exploring radicalization, Srebrenica to Brussels (3/26/16)

A GOP Milestone: May 24, 2000 & the 2000 Jupiter-Saturn Cycle (3/23/16)
Astro-Parallels: GOP's fractured party...CA’s fractured faults (3/1/16
The Cosmic Do-Si-Do: Rx transits, Super Tues. & the July Conventions (2/27/16)
"Tweedledum & Tweedledee agreed to have a battle:" the Saturn-Neptune cycle (2/13/16)
Revisiting the "Ghost of Christmas Past" -- Dickens' Christmas Carol (12/21/15)  
A Saturnalia for Our Time: Winter Solstice 2015 (12/14/15)  
Malleable realities, Sat-sq-Nep & the Paris COP21 Conference (12/2/15
Jupiter-Chiron & the extremist impulse (11/20/15)  

On rivers of humanity: a Uranus-Pluto, Saturn-Neptune saga (11/11/15)   
 

Planetary Cycles & Ingresses
 
Into the desert: on Neptune & Pluto, migrant crises, the Helsinki Summit & shifting alliances (7/5/18)
Dancing the Cosmic Tango: powerful times with Ura in Taurus (5/6/18)
The Long View from Eris: spirited warriors in the news (4/28/18)
Progress, Pitfalls & Keeping it Real: the 2018 Aries Ingress (3/11/18)
Of Shutdowns & Goat Yoga: Cap wake-up calls & reality checks (1/23/18)
Pivotal Capricorn times & Saturnalia 2017 (12/11/17)
Of toothaches, retweets & grudge-matches: the Sat-Chi cycle (12/1/17)
An outer planetary perspective, as Uranus prepares to enter Taurus (11/12/17)
On critical times for the GOP: Pluto weighs in (10/25/17)

Where do we go from here? Looking ahead to 2018 (10/16/17)
Pluto’s southward transit: Wealth, Power & Race in the crosshairs (10/10/17)
Pluto’s travels, medieval echoes & a potential renaissance  (9/29/17)
A critical tipping point ahead: one Sat-Plu cycle ends, another begins (9/13/17)
Jupiter adrift on the River Styx: October’s Scorpio ingress (8/21/17)
E Pluribus explodes: the Astrology of a long, hot Uranus-Pluto summer (8/2/17)
The Astrology of young people under fire: Generation Sagittarius (6/14/17)
Father-Wounds & Dynasty Blues: Drama in 3 Saturn-Pluto Acts (4/11/17)
Reaping, Sowing & Moving On: the 2020 Saturn-Pluto cycle (4/6/17 

Connecting the Saturn-Pluto dots: McCarthyism 2.0? (3/24/17)
A New Take on Chaos & Cruelty: Pluto & the Aries Ingress (3/20/17)
Of Big Wind & Boomerangs: the Jup-Ura opposition in DC (3/10/17)
Waxing & Waning: the new Aries Solar Year dawns on critical times (3/6/17)
"The Widening Gyre:" Sat-Nep-Chi & the Feb. 26th Eclipse in D.C. (2/21/17)
The Uranus-Neptune cycle & a “Post-Truth” world (11/21/16)
The Better Uses of Jupiter and Pluto: We Can Do It! (11/7/16)

Thumbs Up or Down? Civilization and the Jup-Sat roots of Election 2016 (10/17/16)
Finding the Balance: the Pluto in Libra generation revisited, Part 2 (9/27/16)
Children of Fire & Air: Gen Lib & Edward Snowden’s dilemma (9/26/16)
Already, a “shotgun divorce?”…the unlikely Cosmic Trump-GOP match (8/4/16)
The Astrology of Gridlock in a time of Chaos: Election 2016 Update (8/2/16)
The Astrology of Free Trade—NAFTA as a watershed, TPP on the horizon (7/29/16)
The Astrology of Wikileaks’ tactical strike on Hillary Clinton (7/26/16)
The Astrology of Law & Order: Ura stations Rx on July 29th (7/25/16)

The Furies are upon us: a week of trial by Cosmic fire (7/9/16)
Neptune, Pluto & the Alien Invasion…Revisiting Welles’ War of the Worlds (7/2/16)
Neptune's desperate river: is a new "Marshall Plan" the path forward? (6/22/16)
The Mutable Grand Square Dance in California—who wins? (6/6/16)
2017: volatile times with the Sibly Progressed Lunar Cycle’s 3rd quarter (5/3/16)
Finding Mother Earth in the Heavens: the Paris Climate Accord (4/23/16)
Papa Pancho in Greece: a Saturn-Neptune-Chiron odyssey (4/16/16)
An Astrological Fairy Tale: an Evil Fairy, Pr. Charming & the 4/19 NY Primary (4/9/16)

Full throttle in reverse: Clinton, WI & NY primaries, and the Rx shuffle (4/5/16)
Trump the Magic Dragon runs aground? More on Election 2016 Rx’s (4/2/16)
Playing Tag with Cerberus: Mars Rx & our Revolutionary Times (3/31/16)
Cosmic Connections: exploring radicalization, Srebrenica to Brussels (3/26/16
A GOP Milestone: May 24, 2000 & the 2000 Jupiter-Saturn Cycle (3/23/16)
A Rx “tag team” looms: regrouping ahead for Trump? (3/14/16)
What’s up with the “youth vote?” The Millennial generation (3/11/16)
Neptune & Saturn go round 'n round: The Bridge of Spies, the Berlin Wall (3/9/16

The Astro-politics of Water: MI’s March 6th debate, the Flint water crisis (3/3/16)
Astro-Parallels: GOP's fractured party...CA’s fractured faults (3/1/16)
The Cosmic Do-Si-Do: Rx transits, Super Tues. & July Conventions (2/27/16)
Einstein's Black Holes "Chirp," Pope meets Patriarch & Scalia exits... (2/18/16)
"Tweedledum & Tweedledee agreed to have a battle:" the Saturn-Neptune cycle (2/13/16
The Abduction of Persephone & the Myth of Electability (2/8/16)
"Weighing Hearts"--Neptune & Pluto weigh in on Established Politics (2/3/16
Coming full circle, planting seeds....the Neptune-Pluto cycle in action (2/1/16)

History speaks in cycles and parallels: Sat-Ura-Nep & New Populism (1/28/16
Saturn, Uranus & Neptune in 2016...the Wild West revisited? (1/22/16
A Cautionary Tale...the Flint water crisis & a Gov's 2nd Saturn return (1/20/16)
A methane gusher & a Paris agreement (12/31/15)  
"The Great Clock of Worlds" Chimes a Joyful New Year...Beethoven’s 245th! (12/17/15
A Saturnalia for Our Time: Winter Solstice 2015 (12/14/15)  
Malleable realities, Sat-sq-Nep & the Paris COP21 Conference (12/2/15)  
Jupiter-Chiron & the extremist impulse (11/20/15)  

Nous sommes Paris! "Black Friday" & the Saturn-Neptune Cycle (11/15/15
On rivers of humanity: a Uranus-Pluto, Saturn-Neptune saga (11/11/15)  
More Astrology for Film Buffs: Sat & Nep Direct (11/4/15)
A Modest Time-Travel Fantasy (10/26/15)   


Planets, Luminaries & Asteroids – basic dynamics
Into the desert: on Neptune & Pluto, migrant crises, the Helsinki Summit & shifting alliances (7/5/18)
The Long View from Eris: spirited warriors in the news (4/28/18)
The Single Eye – Vision, Learning & the Astrological Sun (12/30/16)
Venus Wars: Gender, Election 2016 and the looming Roe v. Wade battle (11/16/16)
The Better Uses of Jupiter and Pluto: We Can Do It! (11/7/16)
An Underworld quest & a trail of tears: the ND pipeline protests (10/31/16)
Thumbs Up or Down? Civilization and the Jup-Sat roots of Election 2016 (10/17/16)
Finding the Balance: the Pluto in Libra generation revisited, Part 2 (9/27/16)
Children of Fire & Air: Gen Lib & Edward Snowden’s dilemma (9/26/16)
Zika concerns and the September 1st Solar Eclipse (8/31/16

A season of Floods & Fires: a penumbral eclipse challenges LA & CA  (8/22/16)
The Astrology of Gold, Silver & Bronze: everyday Olympics (8/19/16)
The Astrology of Gridlock in a time of Chaos: Election 2016 Update (8/2/16)
The Astrology of Wikileaks’ tactical strike on Hillary Clinton (7/26/16)
The Astrology of Law & Order: Uranus stations Rx on July 29th (7/25/16)
Neptune, Pluto & the Alien Invasion…Revisiting Welles’ War of the Worlds (7/2/16
“Regretix?” The astrology of the UK’s Brexit vote…what’s next? (6/25/16)
The Mutable Grand Square Dance in California—who wins? (6/6/16)

Big Red turns direct as a stressful Solar year dawns for Trump (6/3/16)
2017: volatile times with the Sibly Progressed Lunar Cycle’s 3rd quarter (5/3/16)
“Holding a Lighted Candle:”—Gen Sag and Autism research (4/26/16)
Finding Mother Earth in the Heavens: the Paris Climate Accord (4/23/16)
Papa Pancho in Greece: a Saturn-Neptune-Chiron odyssey (4/16/16)
An Astrological Fairy Tale: an Evil Fairy, Pr. Charming & the 4/19 NY Primary (4/9/16)
Trump the Magic Dragon runs aground? More on Election 2016 Rxs (4/2/16)
Playing Tag with Cerberus: Mars Rx & our Revolutionary Times (3/31/16)

Cosmic Connections: exploring radicalization, Srebrenica to Brussels (3/26/16)
A GOP Milestone: May 24, 2000 & the 2000 Jupiter-Saturn Cycle (3/23/16)
A retrograde “tag team” looms: regrouping ahead for Trump? (3/14/16)
What’s up with the “youth vote?” The Millennial generation (3/11/16)
Neptune & Saturn go round 'n round: The Bridge of Spies, the Berlin Wall (3/9/16)
The Astro-politics of Water: Michigan's March 6th debate and the Flint water crisis (3/3/16)
Astro-Parallels: GOP's fractured party...California's fractured fault lines (3/1/16)
"Tweedledum & Tweedledee agreed to have a battle:" the Saturn-Neptune cycle (2/13/16)
Mars in Scorpio & the Showdown at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge (1/11/16


The Abduction of Persephone & the Myth of Electability (2/8/16)
"Weighing Hearts"--Neptune & Pluto weigh in on Established Politics (2/3/16
Coming full circle, planting seeds....the Neptune-Pluto cycle in action (2/1/16)
History speaks in cycles and parallels: Sat-Ura-Nep & New Populism (1/28/16)
Saturn, Uranus & Neptune in 2016...the Wild West revisited? (1/22/16)  
A Cautionary Tale...the Flint water crisis & a Gov's 2nd Saturn return (1/20/16
Trump the Enigma (12/10/15
Jupiter-Chiron & the extremist impulse (11/20/15

Nous sommes Paris! "Black Friday" & the Saturn-Neptune Cycle (11/15/15
On rivers of humanity: a Uranus-Pluto, Saturn-Neptune saga (11/11/15)
More Astrology for Film Buffs: Sat & Nep Direct (11/4/15)  
 

Key Transits
Into the desert: on Neptune & Pluto, migrant crises, the Helsinki Summit & shifting alliances (7/5/18)
Pluto’s southward transit: Wealth, Power & Race in the crosshairs (10/10/17)
A critical tipping point ahead: one Sat-Plu cycle ends, another begins (9/13/17)
Seductive Pain: the Astrology of the Opioid Epidemic (7/4/17)
Killing “the bird that made the breezes blow:” the EPA’s Neptune challenge (4/25/17)
Delusions & Drama in DC: the Astrology of saber-rattling (4/20/17)
Neptune rises at Easter dawn (4/15/17)
Of Big Wind & Boomerangs: the Jupiter-Uranus opposition in DC (3/10/17)
Volatile Times: Saturn & the 3rd Q Sibly Progressed Lunar Cycle (2/27/17)

"The Widening Gyre:" Sat, Nep, Chi & the Feb. 26th Eclipse in D.C. (2/21/17)
Neptune cues up the marching bands -- Inaug 2017 and coming times (1/19/17)
A "1000 cuts:" the lesser angels of Nep & Chi storm DC(1/13/17)
The Uranus-Neptune cycle & a “Post-Truth” world (11/21/16)
The Better Uses of Jupiter and Pluto: We Can Do It! (11/7/16)
An Underworld quest & a trail of tears: the ND pipeline protests (10/31/16)
A Distributed Denial of Svc; hitching a ride in these Card/Mut times (10/26/16)
Thumbs Up or Down? Civilization and the Jup-Sat roots of Election 2016 (10/17/16)

Finding the Balance: the Pluto in Libra generation revisited, Part 2 (9/27/16)
Children of Fire & Air: Gen Lib & Edward Snowden’s dilemma (9/26/16)
Zika concerns and the September 1st Solar Eclipse (8/31/16)
An Astrology of Wounded Childhood & Compassion Fatigue (8/26/16)
A season of Floods & Fires: a penumbral eclipse challenges LA & CA  (8/22/16)
The Astrology of Free Trade—NAFTA as a watershed, TPP on the horizon (7/29/16)
The Astrology of Wikileaks’ tactical strike on Hillary Clinton (7/26/16)
The Astrology of Law & Order: Ura stations Rx on July 29th (7/25/16)

The Failed Coups of 2016: Trump & Erdogan Cosmic Cousins?  (7/21/16)
A Cosmic Cautionary Tale: the NYSE & Trump’s Convention (7/19/16)
The Furies are upon us: a week of trial by Cosmic fire (7/9/16)
Neptune, Pluto & the Alien Invasion…Revisiting Welles’ War of the Worlds (7/2/16)
“Regretix?” The astrology of the UK’s Brexit vote…what’s next? (6/25/16)
Neptune's desperate river: is a new "Marshall Plan" the path forward? (6/22/16
The Mutable Grand Square Dance in CA—who wins? (6/6/16)
2017: volatile times with the Sibly Progressed Lunar Cycle’s 3rd Q (5/3/16)

Eclipses, Mars retrograde & Brazil’s Zika crisis (4/29/16)
“Holding a Lighted Candle:”—Gen Sag and Autism research (4/26/16)
Finding Mother Earth in the Heavens: the Paris Climate Accord (4/23/16)
Papa Pancho in Greece: a Saturn-Neptune-Chiron odyssey (4/16/16)
An Astrological Fairy Tale: an Evil Fairy, Pr. Charming & the 4/19 NY Primary (4/9/16)
Full throttle in reverse: Clinton, WI & NY primaries, & the Rx shuffle (4/5/16)
Trump the Magic Dragon runs aground? More on Election 2016 Rx’s (4/2/16)
Playing Tag with Cerberus: Mars Rx & our Revolutionary Times (3/31/16)

A GOP Milestone: May 24, 2000 & the 2000 Jupiter-Saturn Cycle (3/23/16)
The Youth Vote 2016, Part Two: the Pluto in Scorpio Millennials (3/20/16)
A Rx “tag team” looms: regrouping ahead for Trump? (3/14/16)
What’s up with the “youth vote?” The Millennial generation (3/11/16)
Neptune & Saturn go round 'n round: The Bridge of Spies, the Berlin Wall (3/9/16)
The Astro-politics of Water: MI’s March 6th debate, the Flint water crisis (3/3/16)
Astro-Parallels: GOP's fractured party...CA’s fractured faults (3/1/16)
The Cosmic Do-Si-Do: Rx transits, Super Tues. & the July Conventions (2/27/16)

Einstein's Black Holes "Chirp," Pope meets Patriarch & Scalia exits... (2/18/16
"Tweedledum & Tweedledee agreed to have a battle:" the Saturn-Neptune cycle (2/13/16
The Abduction of Persephone & the Myth of Electability (2/8/16)
"Weighing Hearts"--Neptune & Pluto weigh in on Established Politics (2/3/16
Coming full circle, planting seeds....the Neptune-Pluto cycle in action (2/1/16)
History speaks in cycles and parallels: Sat-Ura-Nep & New Populism (1/28/16
Saturn, Uranus & Neptune in 2016...the Wild West revisited? (1/22/16)  
A Cautionary Tale...the Flint water crisis & a Gov's 2nd Saturn return (1/20/16

  
Mars in Scorpio & the Showdown at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge (1/11/16
A methane gusher & a Paris agreement (12/31/15)  
"The Great Clock of Worlds" & a Joyful New Year...Beethoven’s 245th! (12/17/15)  
A Saturnalia for Our Time: Winter Solstice 2015 (12/14/15)  
Jupiter-Chiron & the extremist impulse (11/20/15)  
Nous sommes Paris! "Black Friday" & the Saturn-Neptune Cycle (11/15/15)  
On rivers of humanity: a Uranus-Pluto, Saturn-Neptune saga (11/11/15)   
More Astrology for Film Buffs: Saturn & Neptune in the Director's Chair (11/4/15)  
A Modest Time-Travel Fantasy (10/26/15)     

Solar/Lunar Issues & Progressions     
         
Eclipses
Eclipse watch: consolidating power, for good or ill (1/30/18)
The meltdown in “T” Tower; more pre-eclipse drama & the road ahead (8/17/17)
The young & the stressed: pre-eclipse drama in Charlottesville, VA (8/13/17)
An August eclipse blazes a trail across US: time to get real (5/2/17)
"The Widening Gyre:" Sat, Nep, Chi & the Feb. 26th Eclipse in D.C. (2/21/17
Strutting its Cosmic Stuff: Eclipse season 2017 unfolds in D.C. (2/15/17)
Shock therapy in February: Eclipse season 2017 begins (2/14/17)
Zika concerns and the September 1st Solar Eclipse (8/31/16)

A season of Floods & Fires: a penumbral eclipse challenges LA & CA  (8/22/16)
An Unhinged Medley: an Eclipse, a Lib Ingress & Election 2016 surprises (8/10/16)
Shooting the rapids: September's mutable eclipse (6/13/16)
France eclipsed: a look at one unfortunate Cosmic year (5/30/16)
2017: volatile times with the Sibly Progressed Lunar Cycle’s 3rd quarter (5/3/16)
Eclipses, Mars retrograde & Brazil’s Zika crisis (4/29/16)
Potholes & Eclipse politics: Michigan's March 8th primary election (2/23/16)

Ingresses
Progress, pitfalls & keeping it real: the 2018 Aries Ingress (3/11/18)
A New Take on Chaos & Cruelty: Pluto & the Aries Ingress (3/20/17)
Waxing & Waning: the new Aries Solar Year dawns on critical times (3/6/17)
Krampus or Jolly Old St. Nick? Saturnalia 2016 (12/19/16)
An Astrology of Wounded Childhood & Compassion Fatigue (8/26/16)
An Unhinged Medley: an Eclipse, a Lib Ingress & Election 2016 surprises (8/10/16)
A Saturnalia for Our Time: Winter Solstice 2015 (12/14/15)

Lunar Cycle
Of Double Binds & Mutable Times: the Gem-Sag Full Moon (12/14/16)
A season of Floods & Fires: a penumbral eclipse challenges LA & CA  (8/22/16)
Shooting the rapids: September's mutable eclipse (6/13/16
2017: volatile times with the Sibly Progressed Lunar Cycle’s 3rd quarter (5/3/16)

Progressions
Crisis, Pt. Three: Chaos & Wisdom in the 3rd Q Sibly Prog Lunar Cycle (5/18/17)
Volatile Times: Saturn & the 3rd Q Sibly Progressed Lunar Cycle (2/27/17)
Diplomacy & cooperation endangered? The NATO Warsaw Summit (7/7/16)
Shooting the rapids: September's mutable eclipse (6/13/16)  
2017: volatile times with the Sibly Progressed Lunar Cycle’s 3rd quarter (5/3/16)

Solar returns
From Montreal to Singapore: making history, a bombastic Solar Return (6/11/18) 
Pluto in Leo’s “Last Hurrah” & an intense solar return (6/7/17)
A Cosmic Trial: 2001 & the U.S. Sibly Solar Return (9/10/16)
Big Red turns direct as a stressful Solar year dawns for Trump (6/3/16)






 
 







 


 



  


 




 

 

 






















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