The Ascendant (video)

In this video, Rod talks about the meaning of the Ascendant, the rising sign. This video is the first in a series of videos by the Academy tutors about the Ascendant and Descendant. Rod explains that the Ascendant is an important part of our chart, as important as the Sun and Moon, and he talks […]

The Descendant (video)

Mandi talks about the Descendant (the Dc), the opposite of the Ascendant. The Descendant marks the start of the 7th house in the horoscope and, together with the Ascendant, forms the relationship axis. Mandi explains how the Dc and the 7th house show how we relate to others and how we are perceived by others.  […]

The meaning of the Ascendant (video)

In this video, Sue talks about the meaning of the Ascendant – the rising sign. Together with the Sun and the Moon, the Ascendant is the most important part of the chart.  It’s the first impression you give to others, it’s what comes naturally to you as you put yourself out there in the world. […]

What is astrology?

Any astrologer will tell you that a horoscope can be drawn up for absolutely anything, births, deaths, weddings, funerals, natural disasters, the founding of a new company, the time the polls opened on the day of a general election, even the opening of a packet of crisps. Each of these horoscopes will have something useful […]

The four elements

I recently watched a documentary about the history and development of chemistry. The content and presentation of this documentary was fascinating, and it included looking at alchemy and the efforts of the alchemists – these early ‘scientists’ – who were experimenting with all kinds of different substances to see what activities and combinations of substances […]