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Which Transits Are Harsh?

Curious Gemini in the United States asks, “What is an example of a “harsh transit”? “ This is a good question because I use this phrase a lot, without defining it. “Harsh transit”. The answer might depend on who you ask. But when I think of “harsh”, I think of a hard edge.  I think […]

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Astrology, Real Life

Solving Weighty Problems Using Astrology

I just wrapped up an email consultation with a gal who knew a lot of astrology, but also just enough to get to her in trouble.  You can probably relate! Here are a couple of tips I shared with her to help her level up her chart-reading: Try not hunting every chart you see for

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Weighing Aspects in Synastry

Hi, Elsa! If Person A’s Mercury is squaring Person B’s Mercury (considered a challenging aspect) but Person A’s Mercury is conjunct Person B’s Moon which is harmonious. Which do you give greater weight to and how do you make that determination? Curious in the United States Hi Curious.  This is a great question that a

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Which Aspects Are Good? Which Are Bad?

When considering aspects in astrology, traditionally, trines and sextiles are considered, “good”. Squares and oppositions are “bad” or “challenging”. Conjunctions are judged on a case by case basis. For example, conjunctions to Jupiter or Venus (benefic planets) are “good”. Conjunctions to Saturn or Mars (malefic planets), “bad”.

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