What does it means when Venus is retrograde (moving backwards) in the birth chart?
Venus is the planet of love, attraction and relationships – with lovers, friends and enemies. It is also about our values, our sense of harmony and balance, and our desire to be liked.
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 […]
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 four Elements of Greek philosophy, Earth, Air, Fire and Water, are best known to astrologers as the Triplicities, the groups of three zodiac signs assigned to each Element. The Elements were conceived of as the materials which came together to form the building blocks of all matter, not in the contemporary sense of atoms […]
Have you ever wondered why you get along easily with some people, but struggle to find a rapport with others? In astrology, the study of relationship compatibility is called synastry, or chart comparison. The Sun in our chart represents our source of energy and how we use it. By sign, house position and aspect, the […]
In this video, part of the Academy’s Ascendant series, Marcos talks about the traditional meaning of the Ascendant. Find out which signs are traditionally described as loud of voice, which signs strongly desire things, which are angry and which are generous of soul. Learn more about the Ascendant and the Descendant The Ascendant The meaning […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]