Astrology Articles 2017-11-18T12:19:31+00:00

Astrology Articles

The following Astrology articles have previously appeared in astrological magazines or websites. Please note all articles are copyrighted. If you wish to use any information published in any of these articles, please contact Astro*Synthesis for permission.

Reflections on Time

In preparation for the VAA (Victorian Astrological Association) lecture on Time: The Moving Image of Eternity this article appeared in the November 2017 edition of Horizons, the monthly newsletter of the VAA.

This image depicts the Horai – the sisterly trinity of the seasons of time – and the article muses on the many dimensions of time beyond the linear trajectory astrologers often use for forecasting.

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From the Moment We Met

What brings two people to the same crossroads at the same time? These meetings in time and place are reflected in the heavens as nodes because at these points two cosmic planes come together. Our horoscope also contains intersections and when these dovetail with someone else, we often find ourselves at a defining moment on the path of life.

This was the lead article for Dell Horoscope March 2017 edition.

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Leonard Cohen Neptune-Venus Conjunction

Leonard Cohen’s music enriched the passage of time for my generation and those after who were captivated by fascinating lyrics and haunting sounds.

His life was sometimes as complex as his poetry: following is an excerpt from my book Vocation which looks at his Neptune-Venus conjunction, a profound and timeless aspect of a great poet, wordsmith and troubadour.

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Experience and Ethics: Reflections on Synastry

The following article appeared in the June/July 2016 edition (Issue #187) of The Mountain Astrologer focusing on Synastry.

This article focuses on the practicalities of using synastry when working with couples such as taking ethics into consideration, appropriate boundaries, cultivating a reflective style and learning on the job.

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Jung’s Contribution to Astrology

The following article was written for the C.G. Jung Society of Melbourne.

This was included in an anthology Jung in Effect: Jung’s ideas in the wider world, edited by Annette Lowe.

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Night and Day

The following article is edited from a transcript of a plenary lecture Brian Clark gave to the 2015 Astrological Association of Great Britain Conference, Appreciating the Past and Creating the Future, by satellite link from Stanley, Tasmania to Wyboston Lakes near Cambridge, England.

This article was subsequently published in the March/April 2014 edition of the Astrological Journal; published by the Astrological Association of Great Britain.

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The Soul’s Diary: The Artistry of Secondary Progressions

A special edition of the Mountain Astrologer edited by Frank Clifford focused on forecasting techniques.

This article was a part of that issue introducing students to the art of Secondary Progressions.

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Hermes and Mercury: Homage to the God of Transitions

This article updates the previous one on Mercury, the god of transitions in myth and life. In the sky Mercury also travels an interesting road and this article tracks his cycle between inferior conjunctions, his affinity with pi and his role as a magician of the sky.

The photo is a portrait of the young god with petasos and kerykeion (traveller’s hat and caduceus) from an imperial Roman fresco.

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Fortune and Your Lot in Life

This 5th C BCE vase painting depicts Tyche, the Greek goddess of Fortune, with her sister Nemesis, the personification of retribution for evil deeds or unearned fortune.

When early astrologers worked with the Part of Fortune they had a wealth of images and myths that instructed them about the tides of fortune.

This article introduces the Part of Fortune, that beguiling amalgam of Sun, Moon and Ascendant, that stirs the imagination about our lot, our luck and our fortune. We will look at its potential placement in the horoscope through the houses and signs.

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Money Changes Everything

This was the title of the hit song by Cyndi Lauper, released in December 1984.

Neptune had just entered Capricorn and the song was a bittersweet ode to money changing relationships. When Pluto entered Capricorn the GFC proclaimed that money had changed everything!

This article reminds us of the archetypal nature of money, the reality of money troubles and our second house resources. These resources are valued through focusing on the sign on the 2nd house cusp and planets in the house.

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Getting an Angle on the Axes of the Horoscope

Frank Clifford, guest editor for the June/July 2013 edition of the Mountain Astrologer, asked me to write an article for a special edition of the magazine that would focus on students and the beginning of delineation. Again a wide range of topics, but somehow it was the angles of the horoscope I chose.

Following is an article on the angles geared for the beginning student who tries to get an angle on the axes of the horoscope.

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The Houses of Relationship: Siblings, Partners, Friends: Our Other Halves

Astrological intelligence always knew of the link between our other halves, the sibling, the partner and the friend. In the territory of the houses of relationship we experience the patterns of relating that shape our adult quest for the soul mate.

In this article Brian Clark explores the 3rd house of the sibling, the 7th house of the partner and the 11th house of the friend.

This article was published in the FAA Journal.

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