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Solar Eclipse Superstitions

By Pollyanna Jones

The goings on of the heavens have always drawn our interest. A solar eclipse is a rare and incredible event where the moon passes across the face of the sun in its orbit around the earth. Our understanding of the solar system now explains this phenomenon, but in times past, an eclipse . . . → Read More: Solar Eclipse Superstitions

The Magic of Stars

By Sandra Kynes

The idea of using the stars for magic and ritual is not new. Medieval texts included details about stars and constellations, and how to determine the optimal time to draw their influence into talismans for spells, healing, and other purposes. A small remnant of this remains today in the use of birthstone . . . → Read More: The Magic of Stars

Planets for Pagans, by Rena Shesso

Reviewed by Lilith Dorsey

I was a bit skeptical when I got this book to review, I feel like I say that about every Pagan book but it’s kind of true. Most Pagans have a working or better knowledge of astrology and sacred sites. This book Planets for Pagans, by Rena Shesso, attempts to expand . . . → Read More: Planets for Pagans, by Rena Shesso

Reconnecting Astrology with its Animist Roots

By Brian Taylor

The belt of sky along which the planets wander has long been known as the zodiac, from the ancient Greek zodiakos – ‘circle of animals’ or ‘sculpted animal figures’. Western (and many other) astrologies are, therefore, woven around stories about celestial powers or presences -perhaps we might call them the Wanderers -also . . . → Read More: Reconnecting Astrology with its Animist Roots

The Astronomy of Astrology

By Diotima

We need not feel ashamed of flirting with the zodiac. The zodiac is well worth flirting with. ~D.H. Lawrence

I find that a lot of people shy away from astrology because they believe it is based on incorrect astronomy, and so cannot possibly give accurate information. Perhaps they’ve seen a video by Bill . . . → Read More: The Astronomy of Astrology

The Moon and Rainfall

By Bruce Scofield

Astrometeorology—the study of correlations between weather and the Sun, Moon, and planets—dates back to the origins of Western astrology some four thousand or more years ago. Because astrology originated in the early agricultural centers of the Near East, there was great interest in knowing what the weather might be like in the . . . → Read More: The Moon and Rainfall

Ancient Astronomy Lab Discovered In Peruvian Ruins

By Kathleen Caulderwood

Archeologists have stumbled upon a site where ancient people observed the stars thousands of years ago in Peru, a country famous for using drones to help uncover and map archeological treasures, as Reuters reported.

Excavators working on a complex at Licurnique, in the country’s northern region, have uncovered evidence of an “astronomical . . . → Read More: Ancient Astronomy Lab Discovered In Peruvian Ruins

A Magical Tour of the Night Sky, by Renna Shesso

Reviewed by Gesigewigu’s

A Magical Tour of the Night Sky is a pretty unique book. Despite the title, sub-title , and even some of the back cover this is not a book about astrology; it is a book about the sky, and our selves. While astrology does come up, there is some discussion of signs . . . → Read More: A Magical Tour of the Night Sky, by Renna Shesso

Medieval Astrology and The Buke of the Sevyne Sagis

By Mary Robbins

The oldest Latin prose text of the story of the seven sages, Historia Septem Sapientum, appears in the Innsbruck MS v. J., dated 1342. Catherine Van Buuren, editor of the Middle Scots version of the tale, The Buke of the Sevyne Sagis, which is contained in the early sixteenth-century Asloan MS, offers . . . → Read More: Medieval Astrology and The Buke of the Sevyne Sagis

15 Reasons Jupiter Should Be Your Favorite Planet

By Matt Saccaro

1. It protects us from dangerous meteors and other cosmic debris.

Jupiter’s gravitational pull is so massive that it sucks in a bunch of these things so that they don’t get a chance to hit Earth. Think of it as a vacuum cleaner that vacuums up harmful little lego pieces so you . . . → Read More: 15 Reasons Jupiter Should Be Your Favorite Planet